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Fall 2014

Fall 2014


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Letters
Keeping Score

 
National
Global

The 88 Percent
Measure by Measure
Supreme Flop, State Fix
Second-Degree Feminism

The Gold Gleaners
Bollywood Goes Feminist
Desperate Measures
What’s in a Street Name?

FEATURES

In the Aftermath of Isla Vista | By Donna DecKer
Feminists have long tried to show the link between misogyny, hypermasculinity and violence against women. This time, there was no mistaking the connection.

The Cruelest Weapon | BY aKila raDHaKri sHnan anD Kristina Kallas
With rape so prevalent in conflict zones, the U.S. must lift the unwarranted ban on funding war-related abortions.

Skin Deep | By Heather White
When personal-care products aren’t regulated, women’s health is put at risk.

Misplaced Faith | By Michele Kort
Molested by their coaches, unprotected by their sport’s leaders, women athletes are breaking the silence about sexual abuse.

 
DEPARTMENTS

Frontlines
Your Vote Is Your Voice | By terry o’neill
So don’t forget to use it!

Money
Stop the Sultan | BY MARTHA BURK
Feminists protest Brunei’s draconian penal code and an outrageous trade pact.

Media
The Firing of Jill Abramson | By Robin Morgan
Are women in media’s top echelon teetering on a glass cliff?

Film
Pockets of Resistance | By Aviva Dove-Viebahn
A new documentary tells the story of the New Jersey 4, mishandled by the justice system and crucified by the media.

Excerpt
To Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, After Reading Her Poems |
By Julia alvarez
To introduce a newly translated collection of selected works by de la Cruz, novelist and poet Alvarez speaks directly to her “personal saint.”

Book Reviews
Amanda Marcotte on Katha Pollitt’s Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights
Erin Aubry Kaplan on Marilynne Robinson’s Lila
Peter Conn on Pearl S. Buck’s The Eternal Wonder
Erin Aubry Kaplan on Amy Tan’s The Valley of Amazement
Roxie Bacon on Erwin Chemerinsky’s The Case Against the Supreme Court

Bookmarks
Great reads for summer 2014

DVD Watch
Feminist films available for home viewing

Backtalk
There Are No Perks in Being a “Victim” | BY DONNA BRAZILE
Check your own privilege, George Will.

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