The Truth & Consequences Issue

Issue #29 | Summer 2005
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GAYS OR YORE: What Outing the Past Means for the Present | Laura Nathan

GIRL, RECONSTRUCTED: The Mystery of Comic-Book Heroine Octobriana | Trina Robbins

OUR BODIES, OUR HELLS: Why Isn’t Pain a Feminist Issue? | Paula Kamen

RUNNING FROM THE ALTAR: Gay Shame Activist Mattilda on Where Queers Went Wrong | Debbie Rasmussen

SHUTTER TO THINK: Photojournalist Mimi Chakarova Shoots for the Truth | Ben Bush

HOT SHOTS: The Enduring Allure of Glamour Photography | Tina Peterson

POUND FOR GLORY: Writer Wendy McClure Goes Beyond the Blog | Marisa Meltzer


DEAR GQ HQ: Where’s Your IQ? | Jessa Crispin

STUDENT COUNSEL: Talking Sense with The Education of Shelby Knox’s Creators and Star | Rebecca Onion

PUSHING THE ENVELOPE: Suneet Sethi’s Dress of a Thousand Secrets | Roohi Choudhry

FACT FICTION: Making the Truth Work for Women’s Magazines | Aleine Degraw


Brooks v. Blackmun: A Conservative Argues His Case, Sort Of by Juliet Eastland
The WB v. Your Uterus: Get an Abortion, Die a Fiery Death by Jennifer L. Pozner
Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Julie Craig
The Gap Craps Out by Jennifer Magnuson
The Seven Deadly Clichés of Sin City by Leslie Lyon and Anna Breshears
The Girls of American Apparel by Erica Wetter
Peevish Grown-Up Lady v. Angry Little Girls by Juliana Tringali
The Trango Lesson by Kathleen Collins
Plastic Fantastic by Amanda Huelse
Petty Criticism Corner by Jennifer Mathieu
Down, Boy! Where Are the Bitches of Attack-Dog Journalism? by Amanda Huelse
Baby Playz Around by Jessica Jernigan


As We Change by Andrea Toochin
Crafters for Critters by B. Helen Carnhoops
Voltairine de Cleyre by Dolores Alfieri
Emetrol by Jennifer Matthieu
How Clean Is Your House? by Jennifer Matthieu
Ursula Le Guin by Ben Bush
Martin, Andrea, and O’Hara, Catherine by Jennifer Matthieu
No Fauxxx by Lisa Jervis
Phloe T-Shirts by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
Joanne Marie Polniaczek by Juliana Tringali
Queen Bees by Maria Raha
Cristy Road by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven by Patty Templeton
White Like Me by Lisa Jervis
Wonderfalls by Melissa Berube



The Case of the Female Orgasm: Bias in the Science of Evolution (Elisabeth Lloyd) by Kelly Savoie
From the Inside Out: Radical Gender Transformation, FTM and Beyond (Morty Diamon, Ed.) by Jacob Anderson-Minshall
Just Add Hormones: An Insider’s Guide to the Transsexual Experience (Matt Kailey) by Jacob Anderson-Minshall
The Riddle of Gender: Science, Activism, and Transgender Rights (Deborah Rudacille) by Jacob Anderson-Minshall
Sexual Metamorphosis: An Anthology of Transsexual Memoirs (Jonathan Ames, Ed.) by Jacob Anderson-Minshall
Wild Irish Roses: Tales of Brigits, Kathleens, and Warrior Queens (Trina Robbins) by Julie Craig
Welfare Brat: A Memoir (Mary Childers) by Joshunda Sanders
The Beautifully Worthless (Ali Liebegott) by Julia Bloch
The Truth Behind the Mommy Wars: Who Decides What Makes a Good Mother? (Miriam Peskowitz) by Rachel Fudge
The Only Bush I Trust Is My Own (Periel Aschenbrand) by Andi Zeisler


Wayward Angel (Kasey Chambers) by Steve Almond
Papa Don’t Lay That Shit on Me (The Chicago Women’s Liberation Rock Band, the New haven Women’s Liberation Rock Band, and Le Tigre) by Maria Raha
Tilting at Windmills (Consafos) by Julie Craig
Room Noises (Eisley) by Krissy Teegerstrom
Out Past the Lights (Ana Egge) by Julie Craig
Let It Die (Feist) by Krissy Teegerstrom
Now the Day Is Over (The Innocence Mission) by Jim Burlingame
Lonely Runs Both Ways (Alison Krauss and Union Station) by Julie Craig
Arular (M.I.A.) by Anna Breshears
Unsolved Unremained (Masha Qrella) by Anna Breshears
11:11 (Maria Taylor) by Krissy Teegerstrom
I’ll Have What She’s Having (The Tuna Helpers) by Anna Breshears
Prisoners of Love: A Smattering of Scintillating Senescent Songs 1985-2003 (Yo La Tengo) by Anna Breshears

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