Keeping the Flame Alive
Take inspiration from the lives and work of six women whose passion
for justice and commitment to their commuiities make the world a better
place for all.
Table Candidate: Winona LaDuke
-Speak Truth to Power: Kek Galabru, Wangari Maathai, Senal Sarihan,
Maria Teresa Tula
- Street Fighting Woman: Cheri Honkala
- Mementos of a Movement: Memorabilia of the suffragist movement
Disney Shrunk the Kids
What's in your child's VCR these days? We asked progressive parents
and their kids what they watch. The answers might surprise you.
Dorothy Roberts talks about reproductive rights in black and white.
Women and Venture Capital: Women vie for a place in the world
of high-tech venture capital.
Grrl power to Scotland ASAP and more
Page: Making Mischief
Who's Coming to Dinner Now?, by Angela Dillard
Toy Guns, by Lisa Norris
Boy Still Missing, by John Searles
Nickel and Dimed, by Barbara Ehrenreich
Women and Popular Music, by Sheila Whiteley
Person: Give Me Shelter
-Columns: Daisy Hernandez, Patricia Smith and Gloria Steinem
for Woman of the Year
Tell us who you think should be recognized in this special issue.
With tons of TV channels available, most chock- full of commercials
that induce whining for the latest toys, many folks opt for videos.
So what are they sliding into their VCRs? We contacted several progressive
parents and asked them. And then we asked their kids. Surprise! The
kids pretty much agreed with their parents. Maybe its a feminist thing.
Click on the links below to see what they said:
Gore, Editor of Breeder: Real-Life Stories from the
New Generation of Mothers (Seal Press, 2001); editor of
HipMama and daughter, Maia Jane
Swift, 11, editor of the zine Inside My Head: Love
& Death in 5th Grade
Findlen, Editor of Listen Up: Voices from the Next
Feminist Generation (Seal Press, 1995)
Lowe, Author of Girls R.U.L.E. (Berkley, 1998)
and daughter Fiona Lowenstein,
Bright, Author of Full Exposure (Harper San Francisco,
2000); editor of The Best American Erotica 2001 (Touchstone
Books, 2001) and daughter Aretha
Birch, Executive Director, Human Rights Campaign
O'Donnell, Host, The Rosie O'Donnell Show and son
Savage, Syndicated sex colunist; author of The Kid:
(What Happened After My Boyfriend and I Decided to Go Get Pregnant)
An Adoption Story (Plume 2000)
Walker, Cofounder, The Third Wave; author of Black,
White and Jewish: Autobiography of a Shifting Self (Riverhead,
Whitley, Managing Editor of Ms.
Wong, Author of nine children's books, including Night
Garden; Poems from the Wolrd of Dreams (Margaret K. McElderry
Chast, Cartoonist, and son Ian, 13
Yamanaka, Author of Father of the Four Passages
(Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2001)