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Spring/Summer 2012

Spring/Summer 2012 Cover

In this issue:

Reports from the front lines on the War on Women. Find out how feminist groups are fighting back. Learn about the brave women like Sandra Fluke who are speaking truth to power.

Bishops chastise nuns for "radical feminism."

Title IX turns 40!

Low-cost menstrual pads that could keep millions of girls in the Global South in school.

Reviews of new books by Toni Morrison, Alison Bechdel & Joy Harjo.

J. Jack Halberstam's case for Lady Gaga Feminism.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Letters
Keeping Score

 
National
Global

Not Just Scraping By
Top Clergy Tried for Abuse
For Better and for Worse
Misogyny and Elder Abuse
Short Takes
Calendar

Unfinished Revolution
The New Abolitionists
King Peggy
The Avenger
Short Takes

FEATURES

Fighting the War on Women | By Beth Baker
A report from the front: We're mad as hell about the attacks on our bodies and our rights.

Game Changer | By Erin Buzuvis
We cheer the 40th anniversary of Title IX and the activists who have fought so hard for women's equal educational opportunitiesóbut we can't forget the challenges the law still faces.

Court-Martialing the Military | By Molly M. Ginty
New lawsuits take top brass and service academies to task for failing to prevent and prosecute rape.

For the Price of a Pad | By Linda Villarosa
While U.S. women take menstrual protection for granted, millions of girls worldwide miss school or drop out because they can't afford sanitary napkins.

 
DEPARTMENTS

Money
No Women Allowed. Still. | By Martha Burk
IBM and Augusta National Golf Club drop the ball.

Law
A Frightening Prosecution| Gaylynn Burroughs
What about the personhood of a pregnant woman? The case of Bei Bei Shuai.

Essay
I Can Handle It | By Autumn Whitefield-Madrano
She was a strong feminist, but she wasn't immune to relationship abuse.

Book Reviews
Erin Aubry Kaplan on Joy Harjo's Crazy Brave

Louise Rafkin on Alison Bechdel'sAre You My Mother? A Comic Drama

Marilyn Sanders Mobley on Toni Morrison's Home

Jane Elliott on J. Jack Halberstam's Gaga Feminism: Gender, Sex and the End of Normal

Sara Clarke Kaplan on Marie NDiaye's Three Strong Women

Bookmarks
Great reads for spring/summer 2012

DVD Watch
Feminist films available for home viewing.

Backtalk
Invisibility and Bias | BY DONNA BRAZILE
It's time to prod the political media into featuring more women.

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