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  • November 12, 2002

    Making 34 Million Friends

    The night after the Bush Administration announced its refusal to grant the United Nations Population Fund $34 million dollars, Jane Roberts was so outraged she couldn’t sleep.

    Emily Biuso

  • November 7, 2002

    Just Say ‘I Do’

    As Congress squabbles over how and whether to revamp the welfare law, one thing is clear: The Bush Administration has marriage on the mind. The Administration has already promised to make marri

    Sharon Lerner

  • November 7, 2002

    The Naked Truth

    If you’ve never set foot in the likes of Club Paradise, Scarlett’s, New York Dolls, Secrets, Peepers or the boldly named Booby Trap (yes, it does exist), your image of a strip club might be bor

    Hillary Frey

  • October 31, 2002

    The Right Way to Have Sex

    Debbie Nathan is an attendee of Feminist Futures, a New York-based study group whose organizers include Leonore Tiefer.

    Debbie Nathan

  • October 17, 2002

    Legal Jeopardy

    The military needs more lawyers. More accurately, the Defense Department wants military recruiters to recruit law students on campus and through official channels.

    Kristin Eliasberg


  • September 25, 2002

    Sense and Sexibility

    In 1967 the world-renowned if somewhat Dickensianly named sexologist John Money was offered a case he couldn’t refuse.

    Keith Gessen

  • September 12, 2002

    Slut Patrol

    In some parts of China, local officials keep track of women’s menstrual periods. We haven’t come to that, but anyone who thinks women’s reproductive and sexual privacy is secure in America wasn’t following the news this summer.

    Katha Pollitt

  • August 29, 2002

    Miami Heat

    An antigay ballot initiative spurs some surprising political coalitions.

    Donna Minkowitz

  • August 29, 2002

    An Open Letter About Emergency Contraception

    The one thing that activists on every side of the abortion debate agree on is that we should reduce the number of unwanted pregnancies.

    Katha Pollitt and Jennifer Baumgardner