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Post Abortion Stress Syndrome
Anti-abortion advocates say abortions cause debilitating stress. Find out what you need to know about their campaign.

Ms. Goes to College
Wanna know what college is like for a feminist? We go to the source with essays by students.

MS.CELLANEOUS
- What?
- Just the Facts
- Word: Tolerance
- Women to Watch
ART
-The Price is Right
: A classical music pioneer is rediscovered.

-La Virgen Gets a Makeover
Ms News
Editor's Page: Blood Money
Portfolio: Eyes of the Beholder
African American women photographers turn the "gaze" inside out.
She Says
Kathy Najimy Takes on Hollywood Every Day In Every Way
Back Page
Brenda Starr Goes to the Hall of Fame

A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers
After losing much of her family to the Khmer Rouge, one woman fights against land mines and her own demons.

Where is the Love?
Maybe the world needs a Black Love Day, according to the author of this provacative essay.

Books:
-Recollections of My Life as a Woman, by Diane di Prima
-Arts of the Possible, by Adrienne Rich
- The Hero's Walk, by Anita Rau Badami
-Misogyny: The Male Malady, by David D. Gilmore
-YELL-Oh Girls!, edited by Vickie Nam
-Even Dogs Go Home To Die, by Linda St. John
-Days of Awe, by Achy Obejas
-So Vast the Prison, by Assia Djebar

Mother Millet: A book excerpt
Kate Millet
Columns: Daisy Hernandez, Patricia Smith and Gloria Steinem
Your Work
Academic Discrimination Lives On

>>Of the Modern Library's top 100 novels of the twentieth century, only nine were written by women, and only two made the top 50: Virginia Woolf's To The Lighthouse and Carson McCullers' The Heart is a Lonely Hunter. No book by a woman of color is on the list.

>>In 1852, Fanny Fern became the first female columnist in the U.S., and in 1855 the highest paid newspaper writer.

>>Jacquelyn Mitchard's The Deep End of the Ocean, the first book featured on Oprah's Book Club list in 1996, had an initial print run of 100,000 copies. After Oprah, it sold 1 million.

>>Author of the prize-winning novel The God of Small Things, Arundhati Roy has denounced an environmentally destructive plan to build dams along India's Narmada River. Now, dam supporters who used to call Roy the "pride of India" are burning copies of her novel.

>>Since 1901, 9 out of 93 Nobel prizes in literature have been awarded to women.

>>Beatrix Potter, author of the children's series Peter Rabbit, was also a botanist, landscape artist, farmer, and conservationist, and amassed some 270 detailed watercolor paintings of fungi. She was also one of the first to establish that lichens are not single plants, but coexisting forms of fungus and algae.

>>When Barbara Kingsolver suffered from insomnia after becoming pregnant in 1986, her doctor prescribed scrubbing the bathroom tiles with a toothbrush. Instead, Kingsolver sat in a closet and began to write The Bean Trees.

>>Above her desk, Alice Walker keeps a simple reminder: "I work for the ancestors."

Compiled by Kristin Bakke and Laurel Rayburn major sources: Britannica.com, Democracy Now!, Friends of River Narmada, Kingsolver.com, The Modern Library, The Nobel Foundation

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