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Teens and Indian Health Service: Saving Both by Resa Crane Bizzaro

Over the years, much of my writing has been in response to news articles. Among stories about Native Americans that have spurred me to write essays is an Associated Press story of another sort: disturbing statistics indicating the attitudes of teenagers about their future lives.



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The Next Seven Generations: Reclaiming Healthy Sexuality for Native Youth by Jessica Yee

I am proud to be Native. I am also proud to be a woman. I am proud to know that I have so much to honor in my ancestors’ teachings that show me how to live as a young, strong, proud, Native woman in this world. It is something that excites me every morning when I open my eyes, and something I …


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Healthcare Compromise: Low-Income Women Get Bumped by Jen Nedeau

Democrats in the Senate got what they wanted this Christmas: a passed health care reform bill.

Low-income women, however, seemed to be the ones with coal in their stocking.

Led by Vice-President Joe Biden, the 60-39 vote along party lines on December 24, 2009 ensured …


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Healthcare Compromise: Low-Income Women Get Bumped

Race and Gender: Two Lovers Who Dare to Kiss by L.A. Bailey

What would happen to America if race and gender decided to unleash their passion and proclaim their undying love, respect, desire and need for one another?

What would happen if the two achieved their collective vision and birthed a dream of a world that deconstructs and eliminates …


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Book Reveals Difficulties of Traditional Chinese Gender Roles by Angela Poh

Heroines of Jiangyong: Chinese Narrative Ballads in Women’s Script, translated by Wilt L. Idema, is the first English translation of the folk literature of Jiangyong County in Hunan, Southern China. This small county is unique because its women penned their songs and poems in “women’s …


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Book Reveals Difficulties of Traditional Chinese Gender Roles

White Silence and Responsibility by Clare Coss

What is the role of the artist as we strive to understand issues that divide us? How do we recognize and care about the equality of others? What is my responsibility as a playwright?

As a child I journeyed back and forth between my parents in New Jersey and my grandparents in New …


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In Peril: North African Freedom Fighter On Hunger Strike by Cindy Cooper

Editor's Note: Urgent circumstances call for early publication of this story planned for our Winter 2010 edition on women of courage.

Aminatou Haidar, known as the "Gandhi" of the Western Sahara for her advocacy for the human rights of her people, sat on a mattress provided by …


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Population & environment: a progressive, feminist approach by Laurie Mazur

In "The 'New' Population Control Craze: Retro, Racist, Wrong Way to Go" ( in this edition of On The Issues Magazine), Betsy Hartmann implies that everyone working on population-environment issues is part of a misogynistic plot to bring back "population control."

I'm here to tell …


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Black Abortion: Breaking the Silence by Maame-Mensima Horne

For years reproductive justice activists have been calling for African American women to break the silence around abortion within our communities. Instead, a new wave of anti-abortionists -- the black religious right -- has been gaining strength, usng a “Black Genocide” argument. This theory was …


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Wise Words Cause Fearful Notions by Serena Garcia

The ascension of Justice Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court of the United States in fall 2009 seemed to hang on hyped reaction to statements that she made in a speech eight years ago, even as much of her impressive record as a judge for nearly two decades was ignored. The most interesting aspect …


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