FALL 2011/ VOLUME 25 NO. 2
6 NO LOO, NO ‘I DO’ IN INDIA by Irene D’Souza; 7 SAUDI WOMEN DRIVE CHANGE by Lauren Oates; 10 WOMEN’S WORLDS PUTS DISABILITIES AT FOREFRONT by Sandhya Singh; NELLIEGRAMS: Good News about Women’s Victories
16 THE MYTH OF MATRICIDE
Is it only natural that each generation of women turns against its feminist mothers? by Joanna Chiu
20 WOMEN’S ART AGENCIES TO THE RESCUE
Female theatre directors are under-represented on stage and visual artists face marginalization for overtly feminist works. Coming to the aid of artists (represented by the photo on our cover from the performance piece Unruly, created by Shawna Dempsey + Lorri Millan) are women’s art agencies like Nightwood Theatre and Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art. by Karen Darricades
24 THE ARTISTRY OF B.H. YAEL
b.h. Yael has consistently been drawn to polarizing topics—the sensitive issues you’re supposed to avoid at dinner parties. by Connie Crane
26 PSYCHED OUT: WHAT WILL THE NEW DSM SAY ABOUT YOU?
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders stands to position women’s sexual response as a pharmaceutical opportunity. And that’s just the opening chapter. by Elayne Clift
32 IS YOUR BOSS A BULLY? by Barbara D. Janusz
ARTS & IDEAS
36 MUST-HAVE MUSIC: Disaster Fantasies by Selina Martin; Little Red Boots by Lindi Ortega; Pint of Blood by Jolie Holland + The Grand Chandeliers; Unpersons by The Pack A.D; Ghostbird by Zee Avi; EP by Beth Ditto
38 FALL READING: My Life in Three Acts by Pam Grier;Florence Nightengale: At First Hand by Lynn McDonald; Feminist Journeys,Voies Féministes edited by Margeurite Andersen;Raising Elijah by Sandra Steingraber; Sunray:The Death and Life of Nichola Goddard by Valerie Fortney; The Birth Conspiracy by Rivka Cymbalist; Out of the Translyvania Night by Aura Imbarus; Ossuaries by Dionne Brand; Standing Still for as Long as Possible by Zoe Whittal.
47 FILM REVIEW: Rabbit Hole, Review by Maureen Medved
5 Joanna Chiu Women’s World’s Collide; 15 SUSAN G. COLE Diallo Deserves Respect; 48 LYN COCKBURN Take a Deep Breath