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From the Publisher: Revolution Lite - by Merle Hoffman
Putting lipstick on a feminist is not the same as a vision.
Wanted: A Revolution in Critical Thinking - by Susan Jacoby
Junk thought is an equal-opportunity affliction that endangers our future. •Art by Carter Hodgkin
Beyond politics and one god - by Frances Kissling
Women need a religious revolution that ends anti-women mythology.
Twisted Treaty Shafts U.S. Women- by Janet Benshoof
Americans should demand gender equality and reject a watered-down CEDAW.
End Torture, End Domestic Violence - by Rhonda Copelon
Stop the degradation of domestic abuse by declaring the truth: it’s torture.
Female Avatars Hail ‘Second Life’ - by Sharon Collingwood
A raft of possibilities exist for women to organize for change in virtual worlds.
Avatars at the Women's Conference on Second Life
Ending the Male Patina in Biology - by Mahin Hassibi
From Darwin to DNA, men have colored biology. This should change.
Ramping Up Democracy in the U.S. - by Pam Wilmot
A national popular vote is needed to end the Electoral College, born in slavery and anti-female sentiment.
The Greatest Casualty of the Feminist Revolution May be the Feminist Vision Itself
The Art Perspective- Curated by Linda Stein
Art Editor Linda Stein features artist and pacifist, Joyce Kozloff, an originating figure of the Pattern and Decorative movement.
The Poet's Eye - From Poetry Co-Editor Judith Arcana
Four poets imagine escapes to better worlds; works by Diane Lockward, Lois Rosen, Marge Piercy and Annie Finch. •Art by Stephanie Brody-Lederman
MILK and Recruiting for Rights - by Eleanor J. Bader
Harvey Milk didn’t shrink from seeking power to secure change.
Theater Arts: A Menace to Societyby Alexis Greene
With the controversial Bill Baird as a subject, dramatists put birth control down center.
Our Architecture Ourselves - by Leslie Kanes Weisman
Better environments mix feminist values with bricks and mortar.
Putting Money Where Our Causes Are - by Marion Banzhaf
In a crashing economy, radical activists need help.
An Animal Lawyer Makes a Manifesto - by Barbara J. Gislason
A pioneering lawyer ponders the role of animals and the pursuit of justice.
Health Care ‘Reform’ Is Not Enough - by Susan Yanow
Five ways to lock in health services for all women. •Art by Barbara Rachko
From the On The Issues Print Archive
OTI Dialogue: Congressman John Lewis and Andrea Dworkin Towards a Revolution in Values by Merle Hoffman
On The Issues Magazine
The Congressman arrived flushed with triumph. He had just been part of the victorious vote on the law to ban assault rifles. It was an auspicious beginning, for ON THE ISSUES publisher Merle Hoffman had invited John Lewis (D-GA) and feminist activist, author, and novelist Andrea Dworkin to talk about violence in American society and the links between the black civil rights and feminist movements.
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The Love of Strangers by Merle Hoffman
"She Had a Heartbeat Too" The Tragic Death of Savita Halappanavar in an Irish Hospital by Ann Rossiter
First Irish Abortion Clinic Opens Amid Controversy, Threats and Confusion by Caelainn Hogan
Forty Years After Roe V Wade, Getting an Abortion is Still a Major Challenge by Eleanor J. Bader
It's Up to Us to Defend Abortion Rights by Mary Lou Greenberg
Back and Forth by Judith Arcana
The Poet's Eye: Curated by Judith Arcana
Suggested Reading by Anna Platt and the Feminist Press
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