The Super Issue

Issue #35 | Spring 2007
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Major Mommy Lit • Scintillating Superheroines • Titanic Third Waves • Plus: Judy Chicago!


PARTY LINE: Thirty Years Later, Judy Chicago's Dinner Party Has Enough to Go Around | Lauren O'Neill-Butler

WAVE LENGTHS: With its Figureheads Off TV and Radio, Does Third-Wave Feminism Need Refreshing? | Frankie Gamber

PERFECT GIRLS, STARVING DAUGHTERS: The Hunger for Excellence and the Price We Pay | Courtney E. Martin

MAMA MEDIA: Writer Evelyn McDonnell is One Badass Mother | Rachel Fudge

MORE THAN A WOMAN: A Few of Our Favorite Unsung Heroines | Megan Mayhew Bergman, Audrey Bilger, Torie Bosch, Celina de Leon, Alison Piepmeier, and Andrea Richards

MOM'S THE WORD: Yummy Mummies, Alternadads, and Other Literary Offspring | J.L. Scott


COLD SHOULDER: Saving Superheroines from Comic-Book Violence | Shannon Cochran

THE FROSHMAKER: Disorienting a New Generation | Anna Clark

LIPSTICK TRACES: Blogging Back to the Beauty Bix | Audrey Bilger

LA DOLCE VIVA: The Best Dirty Magazine You Never Read | Andi Zeisler

Love It/Shove It

Breaking: Celebrity Prejudice Gets Wrist Slap, Absolves Society by Hawa Allan
What Women Really Want: New Kitchens by Monica Nolan
Point/Counterpoint: Veronica Mars and Its Feminist Stereotypes by Rachel Fudge and Juliana Tringali
Women: Not Funny. Vanity Fair Columnist: Also Not Funny, Plus Bloated and Self-Important by Maria Raha
This is What a Feminist Should Look Like by Samhita Mukhopadhyay and Jessica Valenti
Pretty in Prison by Meredith Hillman
From the Department of Be Care What You Wish For... by Andi Zeisler
My Little Calliponian by Jesse Rutherford
From the "Ew" Files, Depressingly Inevitable T-Shirt Edition by Whitney Arlene Crispell
Sony Turns on a New Gender Divide by Menaka Chandurkar
Battle of the Network Stars: Trumped by Dorothy Kim


Alexander McCall Smith by Juliet Eastland
Bo's Arts by Andi Zeisler
Cindy Workman's Les Demoiselles by Elizabeth Saperstein
Dorothy Gale by Briar Levit
The Dutchess by Ray Rubin
Fart Party by Tessa Brunton
I Blame the Patriarchy by Rebecca C. Hains
Jennifer Government: Nationstates by Juliana Tringali
Lonely Heart: The Art of Tara McPherson by Andi Zeisler
Made in Secret: The Story of the East Van Porn Collective by Lisa Jervis
Marykate O'Neil by Juliet Eastland
QD Now by Ray Rubin
Rise Above: The Tribe 8 Documentary by Kimberly Chun



Look Both Ways: Bisexual Politics (Jennifer Baumgardner) by Courtney Martin
When Sex Goes to School (Warring Views on Sex–and Sex Education–Since the Sixties (Kristin Luker) by Suzanne La Barre
The Female Brain (Louann Brizendine) by Lisa Jervis
Color of Violence: The INCITE! Anthology (Andrea Smith, Beth E. Richie, Julia Sudbury, and Incite! Women of Color Against Violence, Eds.) by Keidra Chaney
Her Best Shot: Women and Guns in America (Laura Browder) by Monica Nolan
From Black Power to Hip Hop: Racism, Nationalism, and Feminism (Patricia Hill Collins) by Natalie Y. Moore
Different Daughters: A History of the Daughters of Bilitis and the Birth of the Lesbian Rights Movement (Marcia M. Gallo) by Joy Parks
About What Was Lost: 20 Writers on Miscarriage, Healing, and Hope (Jessica Berger Gross, Ed.) by Rachel Fudge
We Don't Need Another Wave: Dispatches from the Next Generation of Feminists (Melody Berger, Ed.) by Tessa Brunton
Deconstructing Tyrone: A New Look at Black Masculinity in the Hip Hop Generation (Natalie Hopkinson and Natalie Y. Moore) by Andi Zeisler
Shirley Wins (Todd Taylor) by Ayn Imperato
Nobody Passes: Rejecting the Rules of Gender and Conformity (Mattilda a.k.a. Matt Bernstein Sycamore) by Jacob Anderson-Minshall
Fight Like a Girl: How to Be a Fearless Feminist (Megan Seely) by Andi Zeisler


The Evolution (Ciara) by Noah Berlatsky
Trouble Everywhere (Daylight's for the Birds) by Anna Breshears
Friend Opportunity (Deerhoof) by Anna Breshears
El Perro del Mar (El Perro del Mar) by Andrea Bussell
Miracle of Five (Eleni Mandell) by Rebecca Riley
The Flower Book (Emilie Simon) by Andrea Bussell
Girl Monster (Various Artists) by C.A.B. Fredericks
Like, Love, Lust, and the Open Halls of the Soul (Jesse Sykes & the Sweet Hereafter) by Julie Craig
Ys (Joanna Newsom) by Juliana Tringali
Coward (Made Out of Babies) by C.A.B. Fredericks
The House of Apples and Eyeballs (The Octopus Project/Black Moth Super Rainbow) by Andrea Bussell
Mold the Gold (Pink Nasty) by C.A.B. Fredericks
Point of No Return (Shareefa) by Noah Berlatsky

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