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Summer 2015

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Letters
Keeping Score

 
National
Global

Blind Eye
Black Women Left Behind
The Hardest Period
Aesthetic Activism
Short Takes

Invisible Victims
Poor and Criminalized
Making Gains
Parity at a Price
Short Takes

FEATURES

Inside and Out | BY AUDREY BILGER
Amy Schumer has earned mainstream success not in spite of her “unflinching” feminism—but because of it.

Won’t Back Down | BY GAYLYNN BURROUGHS AND DEBRA S . KATZ
Student activists and survivors are using the legal system to fight sexual assault and harassment on college campuses.

Revisiting Black Macho | BY TAMARA WINFREY HARRIS
Is America finally ready to embrace black feminism—and black women?

I Do—Now What?
| BY SARAH R. BOONIN AND JANSON WU
The marriage-equality victory is just the first step toward full legal equality for LGBT Americans.
DEPARTMENTS

Money
Facebook Leans In | BY MARTHA BURK
The tech giant gave contracted workers a huge boost.

Remembrance
Michele Kort | BY MARGY ROCHLIN
As senior editor of Ms., she shared feminist thought and action through powerful storytelling.

Book Reviews
Audrey Bilger on Roberta Kaplan and Lisa Dickey’s Then Comes Marriage: United States v. Windsor and the Defeat of DOMA; Erin Aubry Kaplan on Chinelo Okparanta’s Under the Udala Trees; Michelle Chen on Premilla Nadasen’s Household Workers Unite: The Untold Story of African American Women Who Built a Movement.

 

Bookmarks
Great reads for summer 2015

DVD Watch
Feminist films available for home viewing.

Frontlines
Layers of Injustice | BY TERRY O’NEILL
Legislators are stripping women of their reproductive and economic rights.

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