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Issue #33, Winter Solstice 2006

Fall 2006 cover Featured articles:
  • Fighting for the Lives of Women and Children in Poverty: An Interview with Pat Gowens and the Welfare Warriors
  • Mentoring within the Radical Lesbian Feminist Community: From the Dykefeminism Discussion Listserv
  • "Ain't I A Human?" by Breeze R. Daniels
  • Women's Lives, an American's Eyes: Joining Forces with Russian, Cambodian, and Roma Women by Dianne Post
  • The Terrorists Who Aren't in the News by Jennifer Pozner
  • Getting the "F" Out of Us by Sheila Anne
  • Rage for Justice by Ninotchka Rosca

Issue #32, Fall Equinox 2006

Fall 2006 cover Featured articles:
  • To Say The Things That Immigrants Do Not Say by Inhui Lee
  • In Among the Market Forces? By Gillian Hanscombe
  • A Call to Action for the Women’s Movement and Everyone Who Cares About Women’s Lives
  • Lifting the Veil: No End to Suffering – An Interview with the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA)
  • Speeches from the Andrea Dworkin Commemorative Conference
  • Fourth Wave Manifesto by Helen Caddes
  • In Review Pornified: How Pornography is Transforming Our Lives, Our Relationships, and Our Families by Pamela Paul, reviewed by Amy Winter

Issue #31, Summer Solstice 2006

Summer 2006 cover Featured articles:
  • In Memoriam: Maria Jose Urruzola by Silvia Cuevas-Morales
  • Pornography and Civil Rights by Dianne Post
  • I’m Sick of Heterosexism by Amy Winter
  • Hands off Liza Maza by Gabriela Network USA
  • Art History Reversed by Karen Henninger
  • The Politics of Assimilation: Are We Really ‘Family Too’? by Bronwyn Winter
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A First Person Story by Paula Caplan

Issue #30: Herstory Issue, Spring Equinox 2006

Spring 2006 cover Featured articles:
  • 35th Anniversary of the Suppressed Histories Archives by Max Dashu
  • Days of Celebration and Resistance: The Chicago Women’s Liberation Rock Band, 1970-1973 by Naomi Wesstein
  • My Family Women (in Five Thousand Years of Diaspora) by Inhui Lee
  • Thou Shalt Not Suffer a Woman to Live: The Reasons Behind the Hiding of Women’s Sexuality During the Witchcraze by Shantell Powell
  • Chant Down Greenham: Songs from the Women’s Peace Movement
  • The Women Before Us: Herstorical Activism Remembered by Garine Roubinian

Issue #29: Annual Activism Issue, Winter Solstice 2005

Winter 2005 cover Featured articles:
  • New Orleans and Women of Color: Connecting the Personal and Political by Janelle L. White
  • Activism Makes the World Go Round by Susan Hawthorne
  • Voting for the Least of all Evils by Judith K. Witherow
  • Come on N.O.W.: Make Known Your Stand on Pornography by J. Robinson
  • Lesbian Rights, Children’s Rights by Carolyn Gage
  • Is Activism a “Natural” Vocation? By Pat Gowens
  • “Tell Them to Come with Fire in Their Bellies:” An Interview with Joan Norman
  • The Zimbabwe Women’s Resource Center & Network’s Journey by Shereen Essof and Hope Chigudu

Issue #28: Fall Equinox 2005

Winter 2005 cover Featured articles:
  • South Dakota: Killing Ground for Choice by Suzanne Sunshower
  • The Revolution Will Not Be Funded by Andrea del Moral
  • What Did We Gain from the Women’s Liberation Movement? A Response from a Radical Lesbian Feminist of the 21st Century by Lisa Garrett
  • Over the Hill and Out of Sight by Janice Keaffaber
  • Read ID: Perpetuating the Myth of Authenticity by Laura Newland
  • The Fat Patrol’s Greatest Hits: Songs to Celebrate Fat Women
  • Andrea Dworkin and the United States Constitution by Lila Lee

Issue #27: Remembering Andrea Dworkin, Summer Solstice 2005

Summer 2005 cover Features writings honoring and remembering the life, work and activism of Andrea Dworkin. Includes moving tributes by Annie McCombs, Elliott Femynye batTzedek, Christine Stark, Robin Carstensen, Susan Faupel, Carolyn Gage, Gail Dines, and many more. Also features write-ups on the memorials that took place for Andrea throughout the country and world.

Issue #26: Global Feminism, Spring Equinox 2005

Spring 2005 cover Featured articles:
  • From Greenham to Menwith: The Women’s Peace Campaign at Menwith Hill by Finn MacKay
  • Why I Am Not Taking Part in These Phony Elections by Houzan Mahmoud
  • The Importance of Solidarity with Women’s Liberation in the Middle East: An Interview with Jennifer Fasulo of Solidarity with Organization of Women’s Freedom in Iraq
  • Why Feminist Autonomy Now? by Patricia McFadden
  • The Portuguese Diary: Women on Waves in Portugal by Women on Waves
  • Murder in Juarez and Beyond by Dannah Baynton
  • Societal Context of Violence Against Women in San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico by Monica Sandschafer
  • Women and Children are Not For Sale: Posters from Busan Biennale by Guerrilla Girls on Tour

Issue #25: Activism Issue, Winter Solstice 2004

Winter 2004 cover

Featured articles:

  • Putting the “Liberation” Back in the Women’s Liberation Movement by Tanya Brannan
  • A Feminist Passion: The Struggle in Spain by Elvira Siurana
  • Nuts and Bolts of the Old Women’s Project by the Old Women’s Project
  • Defeating Measure Q: The Fight Against Sexual Exploitation by Garine Roubinian
  • On Being a Radical Feminist by Karen Henninger
  • No More Racist Reproductive Policies! By Racism and Reproductive Rights Task Force
  • Librema: Envisioning a Women’s Country: An Interview with Lierre Keith
  • Returning Radical Lesbian Feminism to Lesbian Culture by Amy Winter

Issue #24, Fall Equinox 2004

Fall 2004 cover

Featured articles:

  • The Politics of Lesbian-Only Space by Christy Burbridge
  • The Invisibility of Women Prisoners’ Resistance by Vikki Law
  • Women, Terrorism and the Male State by Garine Roubinian
  • Lidia Falcon: Spain’s Most Outspoken Feminist by Silvia Cuevas-Morales
  • Why Ageism is an Old Women’s Issue by the Old Women’s Project
  • Writing as Resistance, Writing as Love by Joanna Kadi
  • Why We’re Not Getting Married by Martha Ackelsberg and Judith Plaskow
  • Effective Self-Defense For Women Means a Combination of Skills by Laura Kamienski
  • Finding the Goddess by Asphodel Long
  • What Every Menstruating Woman Needs to Know by the Blood Sisters Project

Issue #23: Building Community, Summer Solstice 2004

Summer 2004 cover

Featured articles:

  • Empathy and Antiracist Feminist Coalitional Politics by Maggie Caygill and Pavitra Sundar
  • Sparking Revolutions in Minds and Hearts: In Conversation with Grrrl Zine Editors from around the World by Elke Zobl
  • Consciousness-raising, Community, and Conflict by Yoshi Bird
  • Building Community: A Hard Row to Hoe, or Not by Sally Tatnall
  • Equality Means Access by the DisAbled Women’s Network (DAWN)
  • Let’s Take Back Our Lives! Let’s Take Back Our Funding! By Loonwomon
  • Discovering Lesbian Community: Lesbian Feminism to Queer and Back Again? By Jodie Kline
  • What is Possible: Mapping Feminist Community Through Feminist Bookstores by Kristen Hogan

Issue #22, Spring Equinox 2004

Featured articles:

  • The Connection Between Militarism and Violence Against Women by Lucinda Marshall
  • Fighting to Win: Revitalizing Our Movement by Yoshi Bird
  • Lilya-4-Ever: The Uncle Tom’s Cabin of the Contemporary Abolitionist Movement by Donna Hughes
  • Hey, Hey, Ho, Ho, Ageism Has Got to Go! By Mary Morgan
  • Race and Gender: The Co-optation of Asian American Feminism by Sonia Shah
  • Stories From the Inside: Barriers to Health Care for Women in Prison by LSPC
  • Monstrous by Suzanne Sunshower
  • “Ritual Abuse”: A Talk Given at a Local Rape Crisis Line Training by Loonwomon
  • A Challenge to the Feminist Community by Laura Kamienski
  • The War on Terror Women: Ashcroft Reconsiders Policy for Women Refugees by Jenn Frederick
  • Handling Sexual Harassment by Bernice Sandler

Issue #21: Activism Issue, Winter Solstice 2003

Featured articles:

  • Perpetrate My Fist! Women’s Self-Defense as Physical Education for Everyday Life by Carrier Rentschler
  • Playwrights as Activists by Carolyn Gage
  • Sisters in Cinema: An Interview with Yvonne Welbon
  • Because Women with Disabilities are…by Jen Robinson
  • 10 Reasons for Not Legalizing Prostitution by Janice Raymond
  • Criminalizing Motherhood by Silja J.A. Talvi
  • Sixteen Years of Radical Feminism by Anissa Ljanta
  • Breaking Through: A Rite of Passage for Feminist Activists in Korea by Linda Inson Choy
  • Making Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Services Accessible by Sheryl Robinson Civjan
  • Toward an Activist Spirituality by Starhawk
  • Protesting Sexual Slavery in Berkeley, California by Diana Russell

Issue #20: Women’s Health, Fall Equinox 2003

Featured articles:

  • Women, Health, and the Politics of Fat by Amy Winter
  • The New Face of Tobacco by Noy Thrupkaew
  • “If you’re going to be raped, let me give you a condom”: The Priority of
  • Distributing Condoms Over Ending Sexual Slavery by Donna Hughes
  • An Interview with Becky Thompson, author of “A Hunger So Wide and So Deep: A Multi-Racial View of Women’s Eating Problems”
  • Women, Income, and Health in Manitoba: An Overview and Ideas for Action by Lissa Donner
  • Asian Women’s Health: Organizing a Movement by Sia Nowrojee and Jael Silliman

Issue #19, Summer Solstice 2003

Featured articles:

  • My Response to the Journalist Who Wanted to Know How the War Was Affecting My Writing by Carolyn Gage
  • To Be a Woman by Azra Talat Sayeed
  • Not a Fantasy: Racial Hatred and Misogyny in Pornography by Joyce Wu
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome by Paula Caplan
  • Feminism in the Transition Home by Pauline Funston
  • A History with No Name by Adriene Sere
  • Fat Feminist Herstory, 1969-1993: A Personal Memoir by Karen Stimson
  • Take Back Our Bodies by Marius Griffin
  • Celie’s Revenge: Hip Hop Betrays Black Women by Jennifer McLune
  • Reject Red Light Districts as a Solution to Violence Against Women by Suzanne Jay
  • Re-Action: A Survivor of Child Prostitution Responds to the GLBT Movement’s Efforts to De-Criminalize “Sex Work”
  • Women Against Religious Tyranny by Vickie Sandell Stangl

Issue #18: Honoring Andrea Dworkin, Spring Equinox 2003

Spring 2003 cover

Features writings by Carolyn Gage, Gail Dines, Catharine MacKinnon, Patricia Barrera, Ann Simonton, Christine Stark, Janice Raymond (and more!) honoring the powerful voice and insightful writings of Andrea Dworkin. Includes an interview with Andrea.

Issue #17: Annual Activism Issue, Winter Solstice 2002

Winter 2002 cover

Featured Articles:

  • National and International Action Write-ups for the First International Day of No Prostitution (IDNP)
  • Bay Area IDNP Speech Transcripts
  • Feminist Activism and Political Strategy: An Interview with Andrea Dworkin
  • Saartjie’s Belated Homecoming: Sara Baartman Returns to South Africa by Alicia Banks
  • Putting the Politics Back Into Lesbianism by Janice Raymond
  • How to Plan an Action by Starhawk
  • Privatized Justice No Justice for Women by Suzanne Jay
  • 10 Things Anyone can do to End Violence Against Women by Jennifer Howard
  • Welfare Warriors’ Fight Back Song/Carols
  • An Open Letter to Ms. Magazine by Ann Simonton
  • Therapy or Feminism? By Louisa Russell
  • The Art of Activism by G. Uhlin
  • Justice for Women by Rachel Cooke
  • In Review Amazon to Zami: Toward Global Lesbian Feminism edited by Monica Reinfelder, reviewed by Mary Read

Issue #16, Fall Equinox 2002

Fall 2002 cover

Featured articles:

  • Breaking the Silence on Sexual Harassment by Uju Asika
  • Triangles and Tribulations: The Politics of Nazi Symbols by R. Amy Elman
  • Economic Globalization Undermines Social Justice for Women and Children in the Global South Nations by Saliwe Kawewe
  • 9/11 – The First 14 Days by Elliott BatTzedek
  • Skepticism and Surrender: A Young Radical Feminist’s Reflections on Womyn and Mental Health by Karen Hartmann
  • An Interview with Andrea Dworkin
  • Lesbo Porno is No Go Go by Tamar Eylon
  • Women in U.S. Prisons: A Cancer Grows by Cynthia Cooper

Issue #15: Lesbian Issue, Summer Solstice 2002

Summer 2002 cover

Featured articles:

  • A Radical Lesbian is a Visionary Woman by Chris Sitka
  • Lesbians in Japan Now by Machino Miwa
  • FTM Transsexualism and Grief by Sheila Jeffreys
  • Written Out: How Sexuality is Used to Attack Women’s Organizing by Cynthia Rothschild and the IGLHRC
  • Women Who Love Women: Filipina Lesbians Speak Out! By Gurjeet Lovely Bansal
  • What’s Up with Lesbian Marriage: Romanticism, Lesbian Love, and Radical Possibilities by Tamara Gorin
  • A Lesbian Looks at the Vagina Monologues by Carolyn Gage
  • “Our Work is Not Done”: An Interview with Andrea Dworkin

  • Issue #14, Spring Equinox 2002

    Featured articles:

    • Something Real: Jane and Me. Memories and Exhortations of a Feminist Ex-Abortionist by Linnea Johnson
    • Race, Class, and the Emergence of Black Feminism in the 1960s and 1970s by Benita Roth
    • Our Blood, Our Selves by Cathleen and Colleen McGuire
    • Not a Crime by Sima Rabinowitz
    • Hierarchies of Silence: Deconstructing Oppressions Within Latina Realities by Claudia Narvaez-Meza
    • Girls to Boyz: Lesbian Pornography as Self-Negation by Christine Stark
    • My Passion for Women by Adriene Sere
    • In Review Heartbreak: The Political Memoir of a Feminist Memoir by Andrea Dworkin, Reviewed by Christine Stark

    Issue #13, Women and Globalization, Winter Solstice 2001

    Featured Articles:

    • Globalization, Information Technology and Sex Exploitation by Donna Hughes
    • Women as Consumers and Producers in the World Market by Evelyne Hong
    • Whose World is This: Racism and White Supremacy in the Anti-Globalization Movement by Walidah Imarisha
    • Wild Politics: Inventing a Feminist Future by Susan Hawthorne
    • Globalizing from Below: An Interview with Anuradha Mittal
    • Report from Uganda Women’s Conference by Megan McLemore
    • Spells and Counterspells: Why Act Now? by Starhawk
    • The Golden Needle of Globalization by the Women of Color Resource Center
    • Neo-Liberal Trade Policies, Women, and the Changing Climate – Drawing the Connections by Tamra Gilbertson
    • Pakistan Private Limited: An Acquisition of the IMF and the World Bank by Azra Talat Sayeed
    • Rape and Violence Against Women Have Always Been Terrorism: Are We So Keen To Go to War for All Women? A Call on Feminists to Protest the War Against Afghanistan by Nikki Craft

    Issue #12: Women and Mental Health, Fall Equinox 2001

    Featured Articles:

    • The Personal is Political by Sasha Claire McInnes
    • Thoughts on Women’s Mental Health by Brenda Wentworth
    • The Prevalence of Abuse Histories in the Mental Health System by NAC/SMHA
    • The Rape of the Female Mind by Lynann Politte
    • Delusional Dominating Personality Disorder by Paula Caplan
    • False Memory Syndrome Denying and Distorting the Experiences of Women by Ann Beckert and Sandra Newson
    • Women and Self-Inflicted Violence by Elliott bat Tzedek
    • Health Experiences of Twin Cities Women Used in Prostitution by Ruth Parriott
    • Emotional Health by Karen Henninger
    • Letter to a Friend Who Self-Identifies as Sex-Positive by Carolyn Gage
    • Mad Grrrls Love Song by Out of Our Minds Collective

    Issue #11, Summer Solstice 2001

    Featured Articles:

    • Beyond Multiple Choices by Rebecca Whisnant
    • Letter to My Sister by Francesca Campbell
    • The Body is Not a Commodity by N. Marandon
    • Cultural Ideology and the Objectification of Women by Melissa Turner
    • Into the Night by Loolwa Khazoom
    • AIDS Becoming a Women’s Disease by Mithre Sandrasagra
    • An Interview with Jean Kilbourne
    • Cambodian Women Meet Challenge of Man-Free Society by Hillary Jackson
    • Declaration of Independence of a Token Woman by Lynann
    • What is Beauty Anyway? By D.A. Clarke
    • Remembrance Day for Womyn Raped in All Wars
    • Sexism at the Show: A Feminist Rocker Speaks Out by Patricia Barrera

    Issue #10: Art and Politics, Spring Equinox 2001

    Featured articles:

    • Sticking it to the Patriarchy by Anonymous
    • Women in Action: Womyntage
    • Poetry by Lierre Keith
    • She Wanted to Be an Astronaut by Elliot Bat Tzedek
    • An Interview with The Guerrilla Girls
    • Poetry by Heidi Hunter
    • Acceptance Speech for 1996 Nancy Dean Distinguished Playwriting Award Sisters on Stage Lesbian Theatre Conference, New York City by Carolyn Gage
    • Poetry by Tina Coggins
    • On Life and Art as a Feminist by Monica Mayer
    • The Man-Haters by Julie Burchill

    Issue #9, Winter Solstice 2000

    Winter 2000 cover

    Featured articles:

    • The Color of Violence, by Andrea Smith
    • Five Things to Work for Instead of Same-Sex Marriage: A Radical Dyke Experiment for the Next Century, by Betsy Brown
    • defining...the violence, the power, by Loolwa Khazzoom
    • Maryam Rajavi's Ideology of Liberation, by Donna Hughes
    • Poverty and Globalization, by Vandana Shiva
    • Sex Radicals: Doing It for Patriarchy, by Delanie Woodlock
    • Every 9 Seconds, by Sistah Pace
    • A Call to Action to Lesbians Who Have Given Up on Lesbian Community, by Ziggy

    (This issue no longer available)

    Issue #8: Young Feminist Issue, Fall Equinox 2000

    Featured articles:

    • A Call For Young Women To Get Mad! By Delanie Woodlock
    • Coming Out Radical: A Young Dyke’s Story by Heidi Hunter
    • A Young Radical Dyke Roundtable Discussion
    • Surviving Alienation: Strategies for Living as a Feminist in an Anti-Feminist World by Francesca Campbell
    • A Real Choice by Charity Crouse
    • Menstruation Manifesto by Nicole Seymour
    • Purity, Poverty, and Power by Pinko Lesbo
    • Victim Politics: The Tyranny of Hurt Feelings by Alix Dobkin

    Issue #6: Strategy Issue, Spring Equinox 2000

    Featured articles:

    • Censored Truth by Ann Simonton
    • Basic Steps to Organize Anti-Porn Groups by Chris Stark
    • Pornography Debate Distorts Reality by Michelle Landsberg
    • A White Liberal Girl by Anna Mills
    • Defending Women-Only Space by Carolyn Gage
    • Lesbians in Heterosexual Patterns by Antiga
    • A Reservoir of Good Will: Report on the August 1999 Radical Lesbian Feminist Uprising Near Kansas City by Susan Wiseheart
    • The Emperor’s New Gender by Alix Dobkin

    Issue #5: Feminist Anti-Racism Issue, Winter Solstice 1999

    Featured articles:

    • Welcome to Paradox by Jacqueline Anderson
    • Osceola’s Head by Mab Segrest
    • State Intervention and Poor People’s Kids: Race, Class, and Complexity by Claudine O’Leary
    • King Kong and the White Woman: Hustler Magazine and the Demonization of Black Masculinity by Gail Dines
    • Guess Who’s Not Coming to Dinner: A Feminist Reconsideration of “The Dinner Party” by Carolyn Gage
    • Identity Politics and Racism: Some Thoughts and Questions by Elliott Femyne bat Tzedek
    • In Defense of the Goddess by Miriam Jones

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