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Fall 2011

Fall 2011 Cover

 


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Letters
Keeping Score

 
National
Global

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs
HERvotes Count
Old Tactics, New South
Perp Walk for the Pope?
Short Takes
Calendar

Women as Cargo
Reinventing Feminism
When Violence Is the Norm
Erasing Hate
Short Takes

FEATURES

All Guts, No Glory | By Molly M. Ginty
It's high time for the U.S. military to support and protect women in combat.

Giving Birth to Progress | By Isobel Coleman and Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
The newly trained midwives of Afghanistan protect women from something more deadly than bombs or bullets: unsafe maternity.

Making Change | By Amanda Robb
For Anika Rahman, raising funds to end inequality fuels her leadership of the Ms. Foundation for Women.

If the Clothes Fit | By Minh-Ha T. Pham
If feminists ignore fashion, we cede our power to influence it. Better to harness it for our own political purposes, as our foremothers did.

 
DEPARTMENTS

Money
Rips in the Safety Net | By Martha Burk
Frances Perkins would be furious about attacks on Social Security.

Women's Studies
Ms. Goes Back to School | By Karon Jolna
As the magazine approaches 40, it's talking "digital" to the 21st century feminist classroom.

Health
Birth Control for Men? | By Jessica Mack
The half-century quest for male contraception may finally pay off.

Poetry
Letter to a Young Poet | By Ntozake Shange
In this poem from her memoir, the author of for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf conjures everything from James Brown to land mines in Fallujah.

Book Reviews
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor on Anita Hill's Reimagining Equality: Stories of Gender, Race, and Finding Home

Jessica Stites on Alice Hoffman's The Dovekeepers

Paula Kamen on Ha Jin's Nanjing Requiem

Nada L. Stotland on Olga R. Trujillo's The Sum of My Parts: A Survivor's Story of Dissociative Identity Disorder

Susan McHenry on Amy Alexander's Uncovering Race: A Black Journalist's Story of Reporting and Reinvention

Bookmarks
Great reads for Fall 2011

DVD Watch
Feminist films available for home viewing.

Backtalk
Bella, Coretta, Shirley... | BY DONNA BRAZILE
What I've gained from mentors I've gladly paid forward

No Comment
In 2012, Go Forth and Mentor! | By Donna Brazile