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The DAY AFTER: On The Issues Magazine - by the Editors
What about the other 364 days? Making feminist and progressive voices heard beyond the campaign season. •Art by Barbara Ellmann
Whose Delivery Is It Anyway?
by Ariel Chesler
I had the privilege and honor of being with my wife in the delivery room for the birth of both of our daughters. I shared in the emotions, both high and low, during her labor, and experienced the fear and joy of welcoming new life. As painful as it might have been to be excluded from the experience of seeing my children born, it is clear to me (both personally and legally) that if my wife did… MORE
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Living Up to "The New Deal": Half the Nation Is Still Waiting - by Susan F. Feiner
Instead of dismantling FDR’s economic rights, we should be shoring them up for women. •Art by Dorothy Simpson Krause
Our Feminist Media Road Trip: Time to Take the Wheel - by Jennifer L. Pozner
Amassed ownership and misogyny are stalling equality in our information society. •Art by Georganne Aldrich Heller
The Abortion Rights Looking Glass: Canada Reflects Women First - by Nick van der Graaf
Continuous stoking of pro-choice consciousness keeps the antis away in north country. •Art by Norma Bessouet
Can Black Women Lead on Rethinking Marriage? - by Dani McClain
Being single shouldn’t be penalized. •Art by Sophia Nahli
The Book Corner: Women Define the Agenda, Find the Power - by Samuel Huber and the Feminist Press
Bold authors keep our eyes on ongoing needs and inclusive solutions.
50 Shades Of Grey, Erotica and the Bondage Craze- by Elizabeth Black
Zipping open their e-books, women feast on old-fashioned sexual power. •Art by Stacie Scott
Silos No More: Shaping Alliances for Reproductive Justice - by Susan Yanow
Conservative attacks on family planning and civil rights call for unified pushback.
Nurses Unionize to Heal the System - by Eleanor J. Bader
Organizers fight for wages for themselves -- and for Medicare for all. •Art by Zoe Hawk
Fracking's Health Calamities Left to Fester - by Jan Goodwin
Natural gas drilling is killing us, but political backbone is in short supply. •Art by Sara Klar
Getting Closer to the Levers of Power - by Diane Vacca
The march to political parity takes persistence and winners who pay back. •Art by Barbara Rachko
Victims of Gender Violence Find Solutions Slipping Away - by Juhu Thukral
Stopping real-world harm needs passionate leadership at the top. •Art by Marcia Yerman
Standing Our Ground: Going Beyond Maslow's Basic Needs - by Mary E. Plouffe
A four-step plan will keep feminists moving forward, no matter what. •Art by Joan Fine
Fukushima's Hot Water: Now Fallout in Our Kitchens? - by Kimberly Roberson
Why nuclear radiation dangers mount under bipartisan blind spots. •Art by Carole Feuerman
No Dancing: The Right Aims to Take Down Sexual Liberation - by Amanda Marcotte
Disdain for gay sex and women’s freedom undergirds the reactionary agenda. •Art by Carole Feuerman
Global "Security" Equals Human Security and Gender Rights - by Jamie Hagen
Peace around the world can only be sustained with women’s participation. •Art by Alette Simmons-Jimenez
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RELATED STORIES: The DAY AFTER in On The Issues Magazine
Challenging the personal, political and economic realities of women and pushing toward a more liberatory future is the essence of many discussions in On The Issues Magazine, both in print (1983-99) and online (2008 on). As our current edition notes, The Day After the elections, women will need to keep moving beyond the bonds of what is "possible" and go for "it all" in order to take control of their futures and the future of their loved ones, communities and, yes, the whole world. Below is a selection of our past writings that lend insight into the next act and what to do.
The Politics of the Possible, Winter 1994 by Katherine Eban Finkelstein. Writer Finkelstein looks at the successes and disappointments for women from another president then running for re-election -- Bill Clinton -- and offers clues for feminist strategy today:
"The question now is not 'What can Clinton do for us?' but 'What can we do to ensure that women really make gains under the new administration?'
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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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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