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Summer 2007


Ms Magazine Summer 2007


Feminists fight back! The Supreme Court delivered a 1-2 punch to women's rights this spring, slicing away at Roe v. Wade and virtually eliminating our ability to sue for pay discrimination. Our Summer issue, on newsstands now, explores the fallout from two critical cases, and reveals how feminists are working to restore our legal rights.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Letters
Keeping Score

 
National
Global

Sticker Shock
From Harlem to Hollywood
Police Story
A Window On Abuse
It’s a No-Brainer
Federally Funded Lies
Short Takes
Calendar


Women on the Verge
Hong Kong Hustle
Short-Order Courts
The Woman Who Discovered “Eden”
Women’s Words
Short Takes


FEATURES

Cover Story
1–2 Punch
The Bush Supreme Court delivers a pair of decisions that set back
women’s rights

A Major Blow to Roe | Allison Stevens
The Carhart ruling chills doctors and shows no concern for women’s health

Court Gives OK To Unequal Pay | Justine Andronici
The Ledbetter decision guts anti-discrimination law; can Congress
strike back for women and people of color?

The Invisible Ones | Rebecca Clarren
A
Ms. investigation into the shadow world of sex and labor trafficking
in the United States discovered not just the dimensions of the problem
but the startling inadequacy of the federal response

Extreme Makeover: Feminist Edition | Jennifer Cognard-Black
The new pitch for cosmetic surgery co-opts feminism

Bluegrass Liberation | Martha Burk
Appalachian-grown bluegrass music remains a “boys club,” but there’s feminism at its roots and women topping its charts

 
DEPARTMENTS

Environment
The Green Bottom Line | Laura Orlando
Environmentally conscious, women-run companies do good and do well

Law
Happily Never Married | Nadia Berenstein
But the system still favors hetero-sexuals
who formally tie the knot

Health
Is Bone Testing All It’s Cracked Up To Be? | Beth Baker
Women may be oversold on treatments for “osteopenia”

Women's Studies
Black Girls’ Dreams | Nikki Ayanna Stewart
What can young women show and
tell us about their world?


Essay
Conversations With My Son | Susan Miller
The well-known playwright raises a feminist




Book Reviews
Jennifer Pozner on Caryl Rivers’
Selling Anxiety: How The
News Media Scare Women


Helen Zia on Edwidge Danticat’s
Brother, I’m Dying


Julie Phillips on Doris Lessing’s
The Cleft

Nasrin Rahimieh on Gina B. Nahai’s Caspian Rain

France Winddance Twine on Susan K. Cahn’s Sexual Reckonings: Southern Girls in a Troubling Age

DVD watch: Four fantastic films for
home viewing


Great Reads for Summer 2007

Backtalk
The Imus Effect | Donna Brazile

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