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Summer 2006

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With the Iraq war still raging, threats of U.S. action against Iran mounting, the resurgence of the Taliban in Afghanistan, and gas prices climbing in the U.S., Ms . magazine's cover story explores why Big Oil has become a feminist issue.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Letters
Keeping Score

 
   
National
Global

Sinking Ship
Saipan Revisted

Feminists vs. Genocide
Do-it-Yourself Mug Shots
Pardon Our Gloating
The Woman Who Roared
XX-Rated Rockers
Short Takes
Calendar

Politics of the Absurd
War-Torn Shangri-La
Mukhtar Mai
Challenging "Machista"
On the Right Trek
Morocco's Women Clerics
ABC is Not Enough

Short Takes

   
FEATURES

Cover Story


Crude Awakening | Martha Burk
With the Iraq war still raging, threats of U.S. action against Iran mounting, the resurgence of the Taliban in Afghanistan, and gas prices climbing in the U.S., Ms. magazine's cover story explores why Big Oil has become a feminist issue.


Photo: Michael Collopy


The Peacemongers |
Linda Burstyn
Can five Nobel Peace Prize laureates help stop a war?

Defending Iran's Women | Nayereh Tohidi
Review of Shirin Ebadi's
Iran Awakening: A Memoir of Revolution and Hope


The Ms. Poll: Anti-War, Pro-Feminism | Celinda Lake
New polling for Ms. shows that women lead the way in strongly opposing both the Iraq conflict and potential military action in Iran.


Thank You, Ms. Thomas | Ann McFeatters
In her mid-80s, fearless White House correspondent Helen Thomas still asks the tough questions about war and peace.

The Nun's Story | Bill Frogameni
It's a too-familiar tale of Catholic Church leaders hindering an investigation of one of their priests. But this time, the victim had been murdered, in a strangely ritualistic way--and she was a Sister.


 
DEPARTMENTS

Health
Wake-Up Call | Nancy G. Klimas, MD.

Environment
Is Your Lipstick Safe? | Anuja Mendiratta

Money
The 40 Percent Rule | Martha Burk

Technology
More Than a Game | Jessica Stites

Fiction
The Thing Around Your Neck | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


Book Reviews
Gaiutra Bahadur on Monica Ali's Alentejo Blue

Helena María Viramontes on Alicia Yánez Cossío's The Potbellied Virgin

William Jelani Cobb on Unita Blackwell's Barefootin': Life Lessons from the Road to Freedom

Erin Aubry Kaplan on bell hooks and Amalia Mesa-Bains' homegrown: engaged cultural criticism

Margy Rochlin on Denise Mina's The Dead Hour

Great Reads for Spring 2006

Backtalk
The Wrong Prescription | Donna Brazile

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