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Shake Up The System
If you want to make change, it's never too late, and these activists can tell you how.

What to Ask Your Gynecologist
Before you slip into those stirrups, here's what you need to know and what you need to demand.

by Molly M. McGinty

Run For Her Life
Hillary Clinton wants to be the first First Lady to hold elective office...maybe she plans on teaching Bill a lesson or two,maybe...
by Blanche McCrary Boyd
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Anatomies by Anndee Hochman
Her Own Medicine by Sayantani DasGupta
Out of the Ordinary by Noelle Howey and Ellen Samuels, eds.
The Abortion Myth by Leslie Cannold
In The Name of Salomé by Julie Alvarez

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Hillary Rodham ClintonFirst, let's chat about genitals. New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani's wife Donna Hanover planned to star in The Vagina Monologues. Then the mayor developed prostate cancer, which isn't exactly an ailment of the foot. Next, Giuliani announced he had "a special friend" whom he would lean on during these genitally trying times and jettisoned his marriage via press conferences. Then, consoled by his new lover, Giuliani also jettisoned the New York senate race against Hillary Rodham Clinton, handing it over to Long Island Representative Rick Lazio. Bill Clinton's parts, well, we just know too much about that subject. Only Hillary has kept her body private, unless you count that paparazzi-snapped, telescope-lens photograph of her and Bill slow-dancing on a beach in their bathing suits, shortly before she learned that he hadn't been "counseling" Monica. Unfortunately, this fleshy backdrop has been a distraction from the historicity of Hillary Clinton's bid for the Senate.

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