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To Halt Emotional Abuse, French Law Teaches Bullies A Lesson- by Eleanor Bader
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Dispatches from the Road: A Travelogue of True Stories - by Barbara Becker
Learning to take the slow train from the president’s mother.
Sharing the Joy of Resistance Through Radio
- by Fran Luck
It’s not Oprah: Radical feminists find few homes on the airwaves. •Video
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Feminist’s U-Turn: A Torrid Tale of Disappointment and Discovery - by Megan Carpentier
Turned off by a college course, a woman finally finds her allies. •Art by Brenda Oelbaum
On The Frontlines: A Counselor Must Address A Gauntlet of Lies- by Mary Lou Greenberg
Building knowledge and self-esteem helps a patient make the right choice. •Art by Aimee Lee
Media Literacy: Piercing Content and Who Controls It - by Jennifer L. Pozner
Arming ourselves against media sloppiness and manipulation. •Art by Pamela Vander Zwan •Video
Thinking About Hollywood: Breaking the Entertainment Barrier - by Jaye Austin Williams
No popcorn needed: interrogating the movies we see. •Video
Listening Up: Students Blow the Whistle on Sexual Violence - by Stephanie Gilmore and Sarah Barr
A new generation demands that colleges must prevent rape. •Art by Cecile Brunswick
Our second anniversary finds female sexuality, the ERA and Palin-pushback rank high.
Three Habits of the Heart and Mind To Spark Cultural Awakening - by Arlene Goldbard
Creativity is key to deep and meaningful citizenship. •Art by Robin Tewes and Ula Einstein
Women’s Liberation Consciousness-Raising: Then and Now - by Carol Hanisch
Exposing oppression builds awareness for action. •Art by Ula Einstein
Practicing Freedom: An Enduring Model in Anne Frank - by Maureen McNeil
A girl’s diary reaches across prison walls and generational barriers.
How to Think Like A Feminist Economist - by Susan Feiner
Recognizing that conventional analyses, even taxes, are not gender neutral. •Art by Susan H. Baker •Video
Equality for Women: Insights from My Grandfather- by Maame-Mensima Horne
Using the privileges of education to help those most marginalized. •Video
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Happiness and the Feminist Mind
by Merle Hoffman
On The Issues Magazine
Americans are a nation of people who feel supremely entitled to happiness. After all, in the first paragraph of the Declaration of Independence Thomas Jefferson virtually orders us to pursue it. Calling the Declaration "an expression of the American Mind," Jefferson proclaimed for future generations that the pursuit of happiness, along with life and liberty, were inalienable rights.
From its very first print edition in 1983, On The Issues Magazine heralded “out of the box” education. The first edition, modest in scope, featured an alert on AIDS, which was a mystery to the large majority of Americans at that time.
On the Issues Magazine has frequently gone off the beaten path to new trails being developed for educating and sustaining mind and body. In 1994 Katherine Eban Finkelstein wrote about a woman's exhaustive and intense search for a cure for her own cancer outside conventional medicine. In 1997, a story highlighted Camp Sister Spirit, a feminist educational and cultural retreat center in the deep South and founded by Brenda and Wanda Henson. And our print (1983-1999), as well as well as online (2008-2010), pages have included new approaches to sex and sexuality education, including, in 1994, Antioch College's "Ten Commandment's of Love," and, more recently in 2009, Rev. Donna Schaper's proposal to counter "punishmentalism" in sex by teaching "fun sex and smart sex conjoined."
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