winter 2004
table of contents
UP FRONT
Letter from the Editor
Articles Online
Unquote
NEWS

National
Election Postmortem
A Center of One's Own
Abortion/Breast Cancer Link?
The Russian Wives Club
Dispatches
Calendar


Global

From Gadfly to Nobel Peace Prize
DemocraShe in Northern Ireland
Women's Film in Palestine
Dispatches
Networking Corner

FEATURES
Cover Story
Women of the Year
Jersey Girls | Jessica Seigel
Samanta Power | Catherine Orenstein
Betty Dukes | Ellen Hawkes
Saudatu Mahdi | Stephanie Nolen
Kathy Najimy | Ellen Snortland
Maxine Waters | Lisa Armstrong
Lisa Fernandez | Michele Kort


More Features

Women, Democracy and Hope | Kathy Sheridan
The End of Feminism's Third Wave | Lisa Jervis
The Fuck-You 50s | Suzanne Braun Levine
Rocking the Cradle of Jazz | Sherrie Tucker
Cheers and Cringes: The Year in Review
Women Who Made a Difference

DEPARTMENTS

Essay
Back to the Kitchen
Decoding anti-feminist writer Caitlin Flanagan | Hillary Frey

Fiction
Excerpts from a Family Medical Dictionary | Rebecca Brown

Poetry
It was a Good Year for Dreams | Cortney Davis
the seahorse as transubstantiation
|Quan Barry

Passings
Activists, actors, academics, athletes, writers and a great chef

Book Reviews
Patricia Cohen on Marilynne Robinson's Gilead; Jenoyne Adams on Michel Wallace's Dark Designs and Visual Culture; Debra Spark on Cynthia Ozick's Heir to the Glimmering World; Bernadette Murphy on Mary Gordon's Pearl; Valerie Miner on Alice Munro's Runaway

Plus: Winter Must-Read List

Backtalk
We Must Frame the Debate - Now! | Donna Brazile

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Book Reviews

Patricia Cohen on Marilynne Robinson's Gilead; Jenoyne Adams on Michele Wallace's Dark Designs and Visual Culture; Debra Spark on Cynthia Ozick's Heir to the Glimmering World; Bernadette Murphy on Mary Gordon's Pearl; Valerie Miner on Alice Munro's Runaway. Discuss >>

Images of Palestine
by Hadani Ditmars

The Ramallah International Film Festival challenged stereotypes of Palestinians by offering images rarely seen in the West -- and the majority of the works were by women.
Discuss >>

The Fuck-You 50s
by Suzanne Braun Levine

We 37 million women in our late 40s, 50s and 60s are part of a sea of change that can lift a fleet of boats, not just our own. But we are only just beginning to become aware of the tidal wave we represent. Discuss >>

Rocking the Cradle of Jazz
by Sherrie Tucker

New Orleans is often referred to as the “Cradle of Jazz,” the “Birthplace of Jazz,” or the “Incubator of Jazz.” But despite the mothering metaphors, the musicians credited with bearing, rocking and nurturing early New Orleans jazz are invariably men. It's time to correct history. Discuss >>

From Gadfly to Nobel Peace Prize
by Mia MacDonald

Times have changed for Wangari Maathai, Kenya’s well-known campaigner for women’s rights and the environment, and winner of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize. Discuss >>

Women, Democracy and Hope
A special Ms. report from Afghanistan
by Kathy Sheridan

A dust storm had blown up the night before around Kabul, eclipsing the sun and making Saturday, October 9, the chilliest and most unpleasant day of the year so far. Discuss >>

Clinics Refute Scare Tactics
by Sarah Gonzales

After an extensive study, the National Cancer Institute concluded in 2003 that “induced abortion is not associated with an increase in breast cancer risk.” But some states still provide information stating that there's a link. Discuss >>

The End of Feminism's Third Wave
by Lisa Jervis

What was at first a handy-dandy way to refer to feminism’s history and its present and future potential with a single metaphor has become shorthand that invites intellectual laziness, an escape hatch ... Discuss >>

Back to the Kitchen
by Hillary Frey

Writer Caitlin Flanagan, now of The New Yorker, has staked her career on accusing the women’s movement of ruining relations between women and their children, not to mention women and men. Discuss >>

A Center of One's Own
by Melissa Baldridge

Female-friendly design, the architects point out, is about a whole lot more than just adding stalls in women’s bathrooms. Discuss >>

DemocraShe in Northern Ireland
by Roisin Ingle

When Maureen Murray began planning a dinner party in honor of Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams, she had no idea the positive impact her political soiree would have on the future of women in troubled Northern Ireland. Discuss >>

Women of the Year

We celebrate those who took a stand, raised their voices, opened our eyes, made us laugh, and gave us cheer in 2004: Jersey Girls; Samantha Power; Betty Dukes; Saudatu Mahdi; Kathy Najimy; Maxine Waters; and Lisa Fernandez. Read the introduction >>
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