Editorial: Enterprising Women
by Lilian S. Mercado Carreon

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BREAKING THE GLASS CEILING
Women tired of banging against the barrier put up their own businesses instead. p13

AMAZING ANITA AND HER BODY SHOP
by Luz Maria Martinez and Marianita Villariba
An eccentric but immensely successful entrepreneur shows us the way p14

SPIRIT AND SPUNK
by Marianita C. Villariba
What would you do if you had but a dime? p19

BUSINESS NOT AS USUAL
by Pinky Aragon Choudhuiy
A market-driven economy benefits only those who are already strong and competitive. p21

COVER STORY: FAIR TRADE
by Lilian S. Mercado Carreon

Business, not for profit but for social change. p24

ROLLING OUT THE DOUGH
by Chen Ya
A woman's bread business puts bread on her family's table. p29

FACE TO THE SOUTH
by Lourdes Vasquez
Southern women might learn more about cyberspace from Southern sisters.
p45

WHO STOLE INCEST?
by Louise Armstrong

An issue of power is reduced to a psychiatric problem. p49

MADE IN THE U.S.A.
by Helen Zia
Some very bad things are hidden in this label p55

WHAT UNIONS MUST DO
Indigenous women are missing in the agenda. p63

Reviews

SANDRA CISNEROS' WOMAN HOLLERING CREEK
by Luz Maria Martinez
p35

GODDESSES OF THE LUST TRIANGLE
by Kathleen Maltzhan
p38

 

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Woman in Action: Cruel Land of Honey
by Lilian S. Mercado Carreon

A woman leads her sisters out of slavery. p65

One on One: : Out of the Closet
by Irene R. Chia
Ifa breathes easy now that she's free. p67

Country Report: Brazil
p79

Health Updates
Working for Health, Working for Life
by Luz Maria Martinez
p64

Poetry

Lust Across Cultures p42
VIS-A-VIS p43

 

Women In Action covers a broad range of issues affecting women globally, but focusing on the particular needs and concerns of women in the Global South, and forwarding a progressive perspective tempered by the experiences of the third world women's movements.
On the cover: The Soul Journey with the Babaylan as Guide by Marianita C. Villariba. A babaylan (shaman woman) can guide the soul of a woman to travel back to her body.
 
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