The Loud Issue

Issue #41 | Fall 2008
$4.00 print | $4.00 digital
Making a Racket: Metal Maidens • Laughing Ladies • Ambitious Authors • Plus: MC Invincible


LAUGH TRAP: From Politics to Comedy, Women's Voices are Judged and Ridiculed. Is it the Sound That's So Scary–Or What They're Saying? | Abby Paige

A GOOD OFFENSE: When it Comes to Comedy, Julie Goldman & Kate Rigg Want Women to Take Back the Mic | Andi Zeisler

LOWEST COMMEN DENOMINATOR: Why It's Time to Give Blog Comments the Silent Treatment | Laura Nathan

LADY OF THE KNIGHTS: Linda Stein and the Art of Soft Power | Amy Wolf

HORNING IN: The Case for Feminist Metal | Jenny Rose Ryan

THE AMBITION CONDITION: Women, Writing, and the Problem of Success | Anna Clark

YA? WHY NOT? It's a New Golden Age of Young-Adult Fiction. Five Contemporary Authors Tell Us Why PLUS: A Q&A with Author Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu | Anastasia Masurat

HEAVY FLOW: Detroit MC Invincible Amps Up the Conversation About Music and Social Justice | Debbie Rasmussen


ON MARKETING: The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing Stores | Suzanne Carlson 

ON THE TUBE: The New Jersey 4's Trial by Media | Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore

ON THE SHELF: The New Cosmetic Cover-Up | Jacqueline Houton

Love It/Shove It

Michelle Shocked: Obama Out of the Box by Joshunda Sanders
At Your Cervix: Talking Back to Merck by Bree Kessler and Summer Wood
Don't Take Advice from Cosmopolitan, Part 877 by Jennifer McDaniel
WNBA: Expect Less by Matthew Rochkind
Hail the Veil: A New Look at an Old Practice by Fatemeh Fakhraie
Reproductive Wrongs: The So-Called Secret Life of Baby-Borrowing American Teens by Bree Kessler
From the "Rolling Stone Only Honors Dudes; In Other News, Water Still Wet" Department by Joanna McNaney
Point/Counterpoint: Art or Bloody Shame? by Bree Kessler
Mother Huckster: Wal-Mart's Mom Makeover by Alex Goldschmidt


Louise Brooks by Sara Freeman
Sarah Haskins by Kjerstin Johnson
Kate Beaton Comics by Kjerstin Johnson
Nontoxic Toys by Ariel Kazunas
XY(T) by Liz Ortland
Notcot by Rebecca Coffman



Blood Matters: From Inherited Illness to Designer Babies, How the World and I Found Ourselves in the Future of the Gene (Masha Gessen) by Anastasia Masurat
Mexican Enough: My Life Between the Borderlines (Stephanie Elizondo Griest) by Iris Blasi
My Miserable, Lonely, Lesbian Pregnancy (Andrea Askowitz) by Monica Nolan
Fixing Sex: Intersex, Medical Authority, and Lived Experience (Katrina A. Karkazis) by Summer Wood
I Don't: A Contrarian History of Marrige (Susan Squire) by Joshunda Sanders
Live Through This: On Creativity and Self-Destruction (Sabrina Chapadjiev, Ed.) by Dea Goblirsch
Sex Variant Woman: The Life of Jeannette Howard Foster (Joanne Passet) by Jacob Anderson-Minshall
Surprised by God: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Religion (Danya Ruttenberg) by Jessica Jernigan
A Field Guide for Female Interrogators (Coco Fusco) by Suzanne La Barre
My Guantánamo Diary: The Detainees and the Stories They Told Me (Mahvish Rukhsana Khan) by Susan Chenelle
Dirty Words: A Literary Encyclopedia of Sex (Ellen Sussman, Ed.) by Kay Steiger
Becoming the Media: A Critical History of Clamor Magazine (Jen Angel) by Brian Frank
Society's Child: My Autobiography (Janis Ian) by Keidra Chaney
Swish: My Quest to Become the Gayest Person Ever (Joel Derfner) by Elina Shatkin
The Boss of You: Everything a Woman Needs to Know to Start, Run, and Maintain Her Own Business (Emira Mears and Lauren Bacon) by Laura Bucci
This Is Who I Am: Our Beauty in All Shapes and Sizes (Rosanne Olson) by Andy Steiner
Muhajababes: Meet the Middle East's Next Generation (Allegra Stratton) by Niki Papadopoulos
The Dangerous Joy of Dr. Sex and Other True Stories (Pagan Kennedy) by Miriam Wolf


Touch Me (The Beautiful Bodies) by Crystal K. Wiebe
Cavalcade (Bellafea) by Kimberly Chun
Only as the Day Is Long (Sera Cahoone) by Kimberly Chun
Hell Hath No Fury (Civet) by Claire Ashton
De Donde Eres (Cordero) by Crystal K. Wiebe
The Confiscation (Samantha Crain) by Claire Ashton
She's the Dutchess, He's the Duke (The Dutchess and the Duke) by Anna Breshears
Remember (The Fiery Furnaces) by Anna Breshears
Albertine (Brooke Fraser) by Crystal K. Wiebe
Inherit (Free Kitten) by Kimberly Chun
An Invitation (Inara George with Van Dyke Parks) by Anna Breshears
Lantana (Caroline Herring) by Georgianne Nienaber
Isle Of (Jenny Hoyston) by Kimberly Chun
Oventoucher (Jenny Jenkins) by Jim Burlingame
Synergy (Nerdkween) by Claire Ashton
Art College (Quitzow) by Kimberly Chun
Canadian Tuxedo (Vancougar) by Claire Ashton
Rebecca Owen (Rebecca Owen) by Julie Craig

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