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About EQUALITY: How much further away?- from the Editors
A higher stratosphere: Attaining equality may take pushing the world, too.
Women Challenge Gender Apartheid in the Catholic Church- by Angela Bonavoglia
The Vatican piles indignities on women of faith, but all of us suffer. •Video
A Feminist Vision: No Justice-No Equity - by Loretta Ross
Spare the macho: crossroads of race, biology & activism need higher goals. •Art by Robin Gaynes-Bachman
Gender Equality: Devil in the Details- by Cindy Cooper
A patchwork of laws and patchy enforcement leave gaps for young and old. •Art by Marjorie Price
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"Car Repair is Women's Work"
by Ann Farmer
NEW IN THE CAFE: Watch "Girl Exploded" by Lauren Zuniga
Best City for Working Women: In Our Checkbooks - by Beverly Cooper Neufeld
Putting equal pay and opportunity on the map will jumpstart a movement.
Snood by Snood, Tight-Knit Orthodox Piety Loosens Up- by Eleanor J. Bader
In religious circles, some women skip feminism but make gender gains. •Art by Deborah Ugoretz
Health Inequality: Gates Foundation Bans Abortion - by Marcy Bloom
How a generous donor dooms some women to an ugly death. •Art by Barbara Lubliner
Say "I Do": Constitutional Equality is Forever - by Carolyn A. Cook
One woman's search for traction leads to politics, Hillary and the ERA.
Beyond Equality to Liberation - by Mary Lou Greenberg
Why the true emancipation of humanity calls for revolution. •Video
“Little Marie”: The Daily Toll of Sexist Language- by Marie Shear
The diagnostic ear finds surprises in "babes" and "bitches." •Art by Inga Poslitur
Alright Then, Let Men Compete
- by Megan Carpentier
What's the tragedy if (and it's a big 'if') women and girls are ahead? •Art by Roz Dimon and Kathleen Migliore-Newton
Good Girls, Bad Girls: The Kinkiness of Slut-Shaming- by Elizabeth Black
Women who enjoy their sexuality are put down for it ... but why? •Art by Victoria Pacimeo
Girls Kick: Moving the Media's World Cup Goal Posts - by Ariel Dougherty
All of 1.6 percent: sports viewers left in the dark on women's games. •Art by Mark D Phillips •Video
Parents discussing a Hollywood movie easily crack silly stereotypes. •Art by Kathleen Migliore-Newton
From the On The Issues Print Archive
This edition of On The Issues Magazine looks at the continuing challenge of achieving gender equality, including from social, political, legal, religious and cultural perspectives. Over the years of its print versions (1983-1999) and online editions (2008-present), On The Issues Magazine has tackled equality from various angles.
Here is a round-up of some articles from our archives.
Our featured archival story points to the irony of women's equality in North America. The U.S. Constitution never mentioned women at its inception and only 143 years after it was signed did women finally secure the right to vote. Today, Women's Equality Day on August 26 celebrates the anniversary of the 19th Amendment, granting women suffrage. But a fascinating 1996 article explains that American Indian women had rights far earlier.
Is Equality Indigenous? Iroquois Influence on Feminism by Sally Roesch Wagner, Winter 1996, said: "A common myth held that Christianity and civilization meant progress for women, but [Elizabeth Cady] Stanton and [Matilda Joslyn] Gage saw through it. At the 1888 International Council of Women they listened as Alice Fletcher, a noted white ethnographer, spoke about the greater rights of American Indian women. Fletcher made clear that these Indian women were well aware that when they became United States citizens, they would lose their rights. Fletcher quoted one who told her: As an Indian woman I was free. I owned my home, my person, the work of my own hands, and my children could never forget me. I was better as an Indian woman than under white law."
What’s concerning us, feminists and progressives? From the front lines to the back burners, our angle on vital matters on our minds and popping up in the news.
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"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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