The Red Issue

Issue #52 | Fall 2011
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PINK SCARE: What's Behind the Media Panic About "Princess Boys"?  |  by Avital Norman Nathman

SHOEGAZING: The Power of Red Footwear Through the Years  |  by Christina Bagatavicius

STREET SWEEPERS: Hollaback! and the Global Surge in Antiharassment Activism  |  by Katie Haegele

UNEASY A: The Literary Legacy of Adultery and Anger  |  by Erin Gilbert

MOTHERS OF INTENTION: A Roundtable Discussion on Race and Erasure in the Mom Blogosphere

SEALING THE DEAL: The Wet and Wild World of Selkie Romance Novels  |  by Jessica Jernigan

CHANGING THE SCENERY: A Q&A with Film-Industry Diversity Advocate Rebecca Yee  |  by Kjerstin Johnson

HOUSE OF BLUES: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's New Lady Exhibit Hits a Wrong Note  |  by Carly Lewis


LET'S GET IT IN: Decoding Jersey Shore's Sex Slang  |  by Christine Seifert

MA JONG: Erica Jong Has Some Opinions on Women, Feminism, and the Sexual Generation Gap  |  by M.M. Adjarian

WALKING WOUNDED: Author Carrie A. Rentschler Reframes the Discourse of Victimization  |  by Zack Furness


Burn Notice: Why You Should Pay Attention to Those Novasure Commericals  |  by Tabatha Deans
Two Views on Slutwalk: Is There Room for Everyone on This Road?  |  by Tamura Lomax and Lindsay Beyerstein
Bitch In: Kali for Women  |  by Anna Gielas
False Positive: Instructional Orgasm-Faking on the Rise  |  by Kelly Sullivan
(Trans) Ladies First  |  by Elisha Lim


ADVENTURES IN FEMINISTORY: Lucille Ball  |  by Mimi Pond


The Real Cost of Prisons Comix by Joyce Frohn
Doin' It in Public: Feminism and Art at the Woman's Building by Nicole Morales
Marimacho by Kjerstin Johnson
Sarah Corbett by Kristin Rogers-Brown
Cucci by Tina Vasquez
I'll Show You Mine by Danielle Pope
Put This on the Map by Caroline Picker
The Prince Zine by Nicole Morales
Melanie Bilenker by Katie Haegele
Flaming Lotus Girls by Terra Borody


The Kid (Sapphire) by Allison McCarthy
Body Shots: Hollywood and the Culture of Eating Disorders (Emily Fox-Kales) by Heather Seggel
Fantastic Women: 18 Tales of the Surreal and Sublime from Tin House (Rob Spillman, Ed.) by Tammy Oler
I Speak for Myself: American Women on Being Muslim (Maria M. Ebrahimji and Zahra T. Suratwala, Eds.) by Susan Chenelle
Persistence: All Ways Butch and Femme (Ivan E. Coyote and Zena Sharman, Eds.) by Ashley McAllister
Wanton West: Madams, Money, Murder, and the Wild Women of Montana's Frontier (Lael Morgan) by Katura Reynolds
The Revolution Starts at Home: Confronting Intimate Violence Within Activist Communities (Ching-In Chen, Jai Dulani, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, Eds.) by Wendy Elisheva Somerson
Changed for Good: A Feminist History of the Broadway Musical (Stacy Wolf) by Alyx Vesey
The Tender Cut: Inside the Hidden World of Self-Injury (Patricia A. Adler and Peter Adler) by Haili Jones Graff
Fast Feminism (Shannon Bell) by Katie Presley
Why Jane Austen? (Rachel M. Brownstein) by Heather Seggel
Sex, Mom, & God: How the Bible's Strange Take on Sex Led to Crazy Politics–And How I Learned to Love Women (and Jesus) Anyway (Frank Schaeffer) by Adriel Gorsuch
Mothers and Others: The Evolutionary Origins of Mutual Understanding (Sarah Blaffer Hrdy) by Niki Papadopoulos
The Blue Tattoo: THe Life of Olive Oatman (Margot Mifflin) by Crystal K. Wiebe


Horses and High Heels (Marianne Faithfull) by Stephanie Nolasco
Program 91 (Razija) by Kjerstin Johnson
Past Life Martyred Saints (EMA) by Alyx Vesey
Mount Moriah (Mount Moriah) by Heather Seggel
Bon Iver (Bon Iver) by Katie Presley
ChuCha Santamaria Y Usted (ChuCha Santamaria Y Usted) by Kjerstin Johnson
Feel It Break (Austra) by Katie Presley
The Taxidermist (Scarlet Season) by Heather Seggel
Unfortunate End (Kissing Cousins) by Heather Seggel


The Names of Love (Les Noms de Gens) (Director: Michel LeClerc) by Lisa A. Moricoli
The Future (Director: Miranda July) by Kimberly Chun
Miss Representation (Director: Jennifer Siebel Newsom) by Andi Zeisler
Made in India (Directors: Rebecca Haimowitz and Vaishali Sinha) by Katie Presley
Play Again (Director: Tonje Hessen Schei) by Brittany Shoot
Sex Crimes Unit (Director: Lisa F. Jackson) by Lisa A. Moricoli
Green (Director: Sophia Takal) by Andi Zeisler
Homecoming (Director: Sean Hackett) by Alyx Vesey

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