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The F Word
The word "feminist" still raises hackles. Is claiming this word all about age, race, and class?

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Zero Balance
Those entering middle age are discovering--sometimes too late--that women get the short end of the stick when it comes to retirement benefits.
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-Healthnotes
-Women's Bodies are Finally Being Studied
The Abortion Pill
Making mifepristone available in this country took decades of struggle and remains fraught with controversy.
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Portfolio: Romaine Brooks
Lesbian society in Paris at the turn of the 20th century is captured by this groundbreaking portraitist.
Uppity Women: Rosario Robles' Bold Agenda

Books:
-The Serpent Slayer by Katrin Tchana, Illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman
-Desirada, Maryse Conde
-Glory Goes And Gets Some, Emily Carter
-The Moon Pearl, Ruthanne Lum McCunn
-Kiss My Tiara, Susan Jane Gilman
-Motiba's Tattoos, Mira Kamdar

-First Person: By Any Other Name
-Columns: Daisy Hernandez, Patricia Smith and Gloria Steinem
 

THE F WORD
The word feminist still raises hackles, and not just among folks on the right. Some women who walk the walk avoid the label; for others, it's a badge of courage. Is claiming this word all about age, race, and class? Does it matter what we call ourselves? Is the movement in trouble or
simply in a new phase.
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Essay by Jill Nelson
Interviews by Amy Aronson

Photographs by Henry Leutwyler

 
ZERO BALANCE
Planning for retirement may not be the sexiest topic around, but boomers and GenXers alike can benefit from this cautionary tale. Those entering middle age are discovering--sometimes too late--that women get the short end of the stick when it comes to retirement benefits. Younger women take heed: start saving now. By Meg Cox MORE>>
 

THE ABORTION PILL
At last, women who choose abortion have an alternative to the surgical procedure. Making mifepristone available in this country took decades of struggle and remains fraught with controversy. It's been heralded as a means of making abortion more available for those who seek it, but it may prove to be the pro-choice movement's biggest challenge. By Molly M. Ginty MORE>>

 

 
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