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So...Are You Two Together?
You share a home and a life with your best girlfriend. What do you call that?

- What?
- Just the Facts
- Word: No
- Women to Watch

Uppity Woman
A puppet maker on a mission.
- Unconscionable Care
- Cardinal Sins
- Healthnotes
Life and Death in Iraq
Our reporter goes inside Iraq to learn firsthand what sanctions have done to the lives of women.
Did the Women's Museum Wimp Out?
While many have raved about the new Women's Museum in Dalls, others say it soft-pedals the details of the struggle for women's rights.
Portfolio: Eyes of the Beholder
African American women photographers turn the "gaze" inside out.
Breaking from Tradition: Two Great Singers from Mali.
My Dreams, My Works, Must Wait Till After Hell by Gwendolyn Brooks

Ms News

Editor's Page: Mothering Our Mothers

-A History of the Wife, by Marilyn Yalom
-Freedom's Daughters, by Lynne Olson
-Kamikaze Lust, by Lauren Sanders
-Manmade Breast Cancers, by Zillah Eisenstein
-Smell, by Radhika Jha

-First Person: Slut, Interrupted
-Columns: Daisy Hernandez, Patricia Smith and Gloria Steinem
Call for Woman of the Year
Tell us who you think should be recognized in this special issue.
Tell us who you think should be recognized in this special issue and why. The women can be from anywhere in the world and should be recognized for some change-making or groundbreaking action or activity that occurred during the 12-month period between Spetember 2000 and August 2001.

Submissions are due by August 15, 2001.
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In 1984, Ms. broke new ground by naming writer/psychologist Carol Gilligan Woman of the Year and creating an annual award to recognize women's contributions to the life of the planet. The award has celebrated extraordinary women who are making a positive difference and has challenged the notion that great works, inspiring deeds, or groundbreaking acts are the sole province of men.

Recognizing the fact that women's trailblazing, activsm, and accomplishments know no bounds, after the first year, the editors made the award plural rather than singular — saluting Women of the Year rather than one woamn. And from the beginning Ms. sought to recognize women from many different walks of life. We're celebrating grassroots, national and international activists, political leaders, scientists and scholars, writers, artists, entertainers, athletes, and entrepreneurs. But recently, during a period when I was not longer in women's hands, the awards were discontinued.

Free at last, Ms. is reclaiming that tradition. We will celebrate the first of our twenty-first century Women of the Year in the December 2001/January 2002 issue.