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How to Keep Thinking Radically


In “The Feminist Mind,” On The Issues Magazine explores ways to inspire feminists and others to continue thinking radically.

Eleanor J. Bader looks at the proposal already approved by the French National Assembly, to categorize verbal abuse as domestic violence, in “To Halt Emotional Abuse, French Law Teaches Bullies a Lesson.”

“Verbal abuse often goes far beyond bad and causes long-lasting damage to those who are told, day-in and day-out, that they are stupid, ugly, unlovable and useless.”

While the oil disaster in the Gulf continues to gush, Michelle Stuart, a visual artist featured in this edition’s Art Perspective, reminds us of just how close humans are to the earth.

“I hope to illuminate the experience of being human,” Stuart says, “and thus show we are part of nature. I hope to broaden people’s peripheries about the environment and open imaginations to its mysteries.”

Susan Feiner explores the gender wage gap in “How to Think Like a Feminist Economist.” In a video accompanying the article, Feiner says that any progress you’ve heard about equalizing the wage gap is due to men’s wages going down, not women’s wages going up.

The definition of feminism, and indeed how an individual embraces it, is constantly in contention. This fact came into clear focus in the dozens of comments Megan Carpentier’s article, “A Feminist’s U-Turn: A Torrid Tale of Disappointment and Discovery,” received when it was reposted on Jezebel and The Huffington Post. In case you missed it, read the article or join the conversation by sending us a letter or pitching a follow up article to

One year ago on May 31, Dr. George Tiller was shot and killed by anti-choice fanatic Scott Roeder in Wichita, Kansas. Please take a few moments to remember Dr. Tiller and his guiding principle, “Trust Women.”

OTI Publisher and Editor-In-Chief Merle Hoffman was a close colleague of Dr. Tiller’s for many years. Read her memorial to him.

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