Spring 2010

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SPRING 2010 / VOLUME 23 NO. 4
news
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CALLING ALL WOMEN EXPERTS!
by Janet Nicol
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PREGNANT WOMEN IN HAITI AIDED
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LEGENDARY PEACE ACTIVIST MURIEL DUCKWORTH PASSES
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MUSLIM MAGAZINE TAKES ON STEREOTYPES
by Hilary Barlow
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GREENING YOUR UNDERWEAR
 
features
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TAKE YOUR POLITICS TO BED
After 40 years of research on male contraceptives, scientists have discovered that male fertility functions are just as easy to manipulate as women’s—and sometimes easier.
by Helen Cordes
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MARKETING IS THE NEW MORALITY Naomi Klein’s 10th anniversary edition of No Logo incites readers to be mindful of media and critical of corporations. Here she analyzes the branding of U.S. President Barack Obama.
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In decades past, many feminists refused to shave as a protest against sexist beauty standards. Today, the issue of body hair is a whole other tub of wax.
by Renée Bondy
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WOMEN REUNITE!
In 1970, Kate Millet’s Sexual Politics was published and Susan G. Cole headed off to college at Radcliffe, where she joined a women’s collective. Following a reunion of the women nearly 40 years later, the author and activist reflects on her collective days.
by Susan G. Cole
arts & culture
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MUSIC MUST-HAVES
Sainthood by Tegan and Sara; Deer in the Night by Po’ Girl; I’m Just Warming Up by Kate Reid; The Element of Freedom by Alicia Keys; Give Up the Ghost by Brandi Carlile.
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SPRING READING
Becoming George Sand by Rosalind Brackenbury; Lemon by Cordelia Strube; Fear of Fighting by Stacey May Fowles; The Demons of Aquilonia by Lina Medaglia; In the Kitchen by Monica Ali; The Only Thing I Have by Rhonda Waterfall; Animals Make Us Human by Temple Grandin and Catherine Johnson; With Child by Susan C. Boyd and Lenora Marcellus; Making Space for Indigenous Feminism, edited by Joyce Green; Mother Knows Best, edited by Jessica Nathanson and Laura Camille Tuley; Racialized Bodies, Disabling Worlds: Stored Lives of Immigrant MuslimWomen by Parin Dossa.
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FILM
Older Than America, Directed by Georgina
Lightning Review by Maureen Medved
Columns
5 PENNI MITCHELL
Turn the Page on Discount Shopping
 
15 SUSAN G. COLE
Women’s Studies Under Attack
 
48 LYN COCKBURN
The Mother of All Jokes

 

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