The Genesis Issue

Issue #40 | Summer 2008
$3.20 print | $4.00 digital


BIRTHING THE MONSTER: What if a Bug-Eyed Alien Was Your Baby Daddy? | Katura Reynolds

RETHINKING THE BEGINNING: Scholar Sarah Forth Goes Searching for Feminist Inspiration in the Most Unlikely of Places–the Bible. Plus: Melanie Weiss on the First Female Torah Scribe | Angela Watrous

AIN'T I A MOMMY? Bookstores Brim with Motherhood Memoirs. Why Are So Few of Them Penned by Women of Color? Plus: Veronica I. Arreola on Mommy Blogs | Deesha Philyaw

VIEWS ON A WOMB: Technology Is Changing the Choices Women Have About How and When to Reproduce. But Are Media and Culture Keeping Up? 

KEEP ON TREKKIN': Star Trek and the Legacy of Female Fandom | Tammy Oler

PRINCE AND THE REVOLUTION: Why the 5'2" Singer Is the Biggest Male Feminist Rock Star of the Last 25 Years... Kinda | Jason Webber


ON LABOR: Dora the Explorer and the Dirty Secrets of the Global Industrial Economy | Lois Leveen

ON MAGAZINES: When it Comes to Money, Women's Mags Continue to Play Dumb | Latoya Peterson

ON THE TUBE: Why Tina Fey Is the Best Thing to Happen to Women in TV Comedy | Erica Lies

Love It/Shove It

The "Shape" of Race by Rebecca Hyman
Boys to Supermen by Tammy Oler
Crushed Out on Muslim Girl by Danya Ruttenberg
Corps Values by Susan Chenelle
Gangbangs by the Book by Suzanne Kleid
Bad Words: "Freemale" by B. Helen Carnhoops
Lip Locked by Jessica Jernigan
Ginia Bellafante: Still Confused About Feminism by Andi Zeisler
And Another Thing: Vogue Edition by Aimée Dowl
Drawing a Blahnik: Should We Care About SATC, the Movie? by Sarah Seltzer
Faux Real by Hawa Allan
T Is for Tummy Tuck by Miriam Wolf
Pamela Anderson, Marketing Critic? by Jennifer L. Pozner


Flyaway Productions by Emily Goligoski
Wallet Mouth by Miriam Wolf
Cynthia Rothrock by Tran Nguyen
Sadie Magazine by Andi Zeisler
Mohinder and Matt by Briar Levit
Turanga Leela by D.R. Bartlette
Mangos with Chili by Andi Zeisler
Zoe Whittall by Shannon Webb-Campbell
IPA by Miriam Wolf
Genesis by Briar Levit
Camp Camp by B. Helen Carnhoops
Teeth by Andi Zeisler
Sociological Images: Seeing Is Believing by Ariel Kazunas



The Lolita Effect: The Media Sexualization of Young Girls and What We Can Do About It (M. Gigi Durham) by Iris Blasi
Riot Grrrl: Revolution Girl Style Now! (Nadine Monem, Ed.) by Kimberly Chun 
The Maternal is Political: Women Writers at the Intersection of Motherhood and Social Change (Shari MacDonald Strong, Ed.) by Jackie Regales
The Importance of Music to Girls (Lavinia Greenlaw) by Eryn Loeb
Laughing Without an Accent (Firoozeh Dumas) by Dakota Kim
Hell Hath No Fury: True Stories of Women at War from Antiquity to Iraq (Rosalind Miles and Robin Cross) by Kay Steiger
More: Population, Nature, and What Women Want (Robert Engelman) by Bree Kessler
Open: Love, Sex, and Life in an Open Marriage (Jenny Block) by Natalie Y. Moore
Men Speak Out: Views on Gender, Sex, and Power (Shira Tarrant) by Keely Savoie
Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex (Mary Roach) by Izzy Grinspan
Criminal of Poverty: Growing Up Homeless in America (Tiny, a.k.a. Lisa Gray-Garcia) by Joshunda Sanders
He's a Stud, She's a Slut: And 49 Other Double Standards Every Woman Should Know (Jessica Valenti) by Jessica Jernigan
Iraqi Women: Untold Stories from 1948 to the Present (Nadje Sadig Al-Ali) by Ali Issa
Undead TV: Essays on Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Elana Levine and Lisa Parks, Eds.) by Maria Raha
Water Cooler Diaries: Women Across America Share Their Day at Work (Joni B. Cole and B.K. Rakhra) by Keidra Chaney


Glory Hope Mountain (The Acorn) by Crystal K. Wiebe
Half Hours with the Lower Creatures (Rachel Taylor Brown) by Matthue Roth
Sing into My Mouth (Gospel Gossip) by Matthue Roth
Hungrytown (Hungrytown) by Matthue Roth
Velocifero (Ladytron) by Anna Breshears
Deliver This Creature (Mr. Gnome) by Anna Breshears
The Rise and Fall of Ruby Woo (The Puppini Sisters) by Crystal K. Wiebe
Decisions Based on Information (Bess Rogers) by Anna Breshears
Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea (The Silver Jews) by Claire Evans
Everyone Is Crying Out to Me, Beware (Alina Simone) by Crystal K. Wiebe
Honeysuckle Weeks (The Submarines) by Anna Breshears
Lewis Ave. (Tella) by Matthue Roth
Liars and Prayers (Thalia Zedek Band) by Anna Breshears

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