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Winter 2007



The Winter issue features an exclusive interview cover story on Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.  Ms. focuses not on her clothes, but on the substance of this historic woman.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Letters
Keeping Score

 
   
National
Global

Women Voted for Change
War Through a Feminist Lens
Swing Shift
Hail to the Chief
Recipe for Safety
Viva las Muchachas!
Short Takes
Calendar

Iran’s Quiet Revolution
New Rights Old Wrongs
Sista-hood Is Powerful
North Star
The Unkindest Cut
Short Takes

   
FEATURES

Cover Story
This Is What a Speaker Looks Like | Marie Cocco
Nancy Pelosi has finally cracked the marble ceiling of the Capitol. Now what will she do with the unprecedented power she has earned?

Photo: David Deal

The Most Feared Woman on Capitol Hill? | Linda Burstyn
Tom DeLay complained miserably about Melanie Sloan and her ethics watchdog group—so she must be doing something right.

Home at Last | Michele Kort
Feminist art moves into the spotlight, with two major exhibitions and a housewarming for “The Dinner Party.”

 

A Voice for the Voiceless
Executive editor Katherine Spillar speaks with heroic Afghan activist Sima Samar about the collapse in Afghan women’s security and rights.

 
DEPARTMENTS

Environment
How Green Is My City | Francesca Lyman

Money
Money Talks | Martha Burk

Law
Scaling the Maternal Wall | Debra S. Katz and Justine F. Andronici

Media
Beautiful Betty | Yeidy M. Rivero

Excerpt
Dancing in the Streets: A History of Collective Joy | Barbara Ehrenreich






Book Reviews

Sonia Shah on Lisa Margonelli’s Oil on the Brain: Adventures from the Pump to the Pipeline

Anne C. Bailey on Saidiya Hartman’s Lose Your Mother: A Journey Along the Atlantic Slave Route

Zee Edgell on Isabel Allende’s Inés of My Soul

Lisa Teasley on Anya Ulinich’s Petropolis

Great Reads for Winter 2007

Backtalk

Madame Speaker | Donna Brazile

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