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What’s wrong with this picture? (Bosnian rapes used as pornography)(response to Catharine MacKinnon, Ms., Jul-Aug 1993)

What’s wrong with this picture? (Bosnian rapes used as pornography)(response to Catharine MacKinnon, Ms., Jul-Aug 1993) Munk, Erika LAST SUMMER Catharine MacKinnon published an article in Ms. on the Balkan war, “Turning Rape into Pornography” (July/August 1993). I read it two days after I returned from a trip to Sarajevo, at a moment when the […]

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Margaret Mead and Ruth Benedict: The Kinship of Women.(Review)

Margaret Mead and Ruth Benedict: The Kinship of Women.(Review) Heilbrun, Carolyn G. By Hilary Lapsley. Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press, 1999, 416 pp., $34.95 hardcover. Margaret Mead, next to Eleanor Roosevelt the most famous woman in her day, had three husbands, many lovers of both sexes, and a lifelong friendship with Ruth Benedict, colleague […]

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The Lives of Mona Ruiz.

Two Badges: The Lives of Mona Ruiz. Kelly, Susan In December 1989 a thirty-year-old divorced mother of three was inducted into the Santa Aria, California, Police Department. The training program had been a grueling one, but she had graduated from it seventh in her class. Two Badges is the story of how she got to […]

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A Child’s Life in War.

Castles Burning: A Child’s Life in War. Milton, Edith I know a woman who grew up among Communist Partisans after her parents had both been killed in the Warsaw Ghetto. When she was still a small child she spent her days fighting, hiding and scrounging for the barest sustenance. She was in her thirties when […]

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A River Sutra.

A River Sutra. Karamcheti, Indira YOU’D NEVER KNOW IT over here, but India is one of the largest makers of movies in the world. The Indian film industry is astonishing for its sheer industriousness, if not for its renown. Yet here in the US, and probably through most of the West, we don’t see (and […]

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The Center of the Web: Women and Solitude.

The Center of the Web: Women and Solitude. Stroud, Irene Elizabeth MOST OF THE CONTRIBUTORS to The Center of the Web interpret time alone as one moment in a vast network of relationships and responsibilities. Ann Berlak uses solitude to write autobiographically about teaching, to improve herself as a teacher and to share her knowledge […]