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Spring 2011

Spring 2011 Cover

 


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Letters
Keeping Score

 
National
Global

The Budget Battles Begin
Get Out of Jail Free—From Drugs
The Means to a Wichita Abortion
Fight On, Wisconsin!
Short Takes
Calendar

Women of the Arab Spring
Modern Amazons
Embracing Their Roundness
Short Takes

FEATURES

Rape Is Rape | BY STEPHANIE HALLETT
If a woman isn't bruised and bleeding, will her rape be counted?

Treatment Denied | BY MOLLY M. GINTY
The opinions that count most at Catholic hospitals are those of bishops, not doctors. Are they whom women want to entrust with their reproductive health care?

The Forgotten Women of West Mesa | BY LAURA PASKUS
Eleven women were murdered and dumped on an Albuquerque, N.M., borderland. Why haven't the crimes been solved? And can't we do better for the most vulnerable women in society?

what would bell hooks say? | BY JENNIFER WILLIAMS
Ms. called the iconoclastic scholar, writer and activist to find out.

 
DEPARTMENTS

Environment
Preserving the Future| BY CATHERINE A. TRAYWICK
Indigenous women in the U.S. and Canada are taking on Big Oil — and winning..

Law
Class Act, Glass Ceiling| BY JUSTINE F. ANDRONICI AND DEBRA S. KATZ
After 10 years, the Wal-Mart sex discrimination case finally makes it to the Supreme Court.

Essay
Mujeres de Maíz| BY MARIA MELENDEZ
Want to know how "free trade" affects women in Mexico? Follow the corn.

Book Reviews
Linda-Anne Rebhun on Cynthia Eller's Gentlemen and Amazons: The Myth of Matriarchal Prehistory 1861-1900

Karen Joy Fowler on Geraldine Brooks' Caleb's Crossing

Laura Orlando on Sandra Steingraber's Raising Elijah: Protecting Our Children in an Age of Environmental Crisis

Lori L. Tharps on Lorene Cary's If Sons, Then Heirs

Pamela D. Bridgewater on Serena Mayeri's Reasoning from Race: Feminism, Law and the Civil Rights Revolution

Bookmarks
Great reads for Spring 2011

DVD Watch
Feminist films available for home viewing.

Backtalk
Moving Backward | BY DONNA BRAZILE
The new House majority is trying to reverse progress on all fronts—especially on women's rights.

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