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Winter 2003

Ms.  Winter 2003 cover

Ms. Women of the Year
A longtime Ms. tradition, we applaud those who raised our spirits, renewed our faith, elevated our discourse and rocked the boat in 2003...More

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Letters
Keeping Score

 
   
National
Global

Silicone's Back
Implant Loans
Single Moms' Struggle
Where's the Poverty Line?
Massachusetts Women Take City Hall by the Grassroots
YWCA Ousts Patricia Ireland
| Did right-wing pressure influence the YWCA?

 

Fighting Fistula
Women and Kids Lose Most in War
Rape as Weapon in DRC
State Dept. Vet Quits Over Iraq
Britain's Tories Turn Feminist?
First Women on U.K. High Court
Honduran Injustice
| When Maria Luisa Borjas became iinternal affairs director of the Honduran police force, she thought she had gotten a chance to root out corruption.

   
FEATURES

Cover Story
Women of the Year
Honoring women who made a difference in 2003:

Hamlin - one of 50 women who made a difference
Catherine Hamlin, MD (photo by Shaleece Haas)

Cheers & Cringes: The Year in Review
From abstinence to Kobe, Martha Stewart to Annika Sorentam, what we loved and hated in 2003.

50 Women Who Made A Difference
Movers and shakers, teens and grandmas, chess champ and golf pro, surgeon and artist, soldier and hugger - these women, and more, changed our lives in the past year.

Sojourner Truth | Sandra Jackson-Opoku
Part 2 of a novelist's journey along the path of the great suffragist and abolitionist. (see Fall 2003 for Part 1)

Dearest Carolyn | Gloria Steinem
The writer, an icon, honors her friend Carolyn Heilbrun, who took her own life at 77.

 
DEPARTMENTS

Touching History
More encounters with women of renown.

Passings
Astronauts, singers, activists, an athlete, an actor, an ornithologist...we'll miss them.

Poetry
Salt | Cleopatra Mathis
Indoors | Vona Groarke



Book Reviews
Gaiutra Bahadur on Samina Ali 's Rainy Days

Karen Grigsby Bates on bell hooks' We Real Cool: Black Men and Masculinity

Alizah Salario on Maxine Swann's Serious Girls

Bernadette Murphy on Katherine Weber's The Little Women

Alexandra Hall on Viginia L. Blum's Flesh Wounds: The Culture of Cosmetic Surgery

Keywords
by Robin Morgan

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