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March 28, 2005 Health

Cosmetics Industry Under Fire

cosmetics_fp.jpg Activists in Europe are questioning the health effects of chemicals, endocrine disruptors, and "penetration enhancers" in cosmetics, writes Andrea Smith

Health effects of chemicals, endocrine disruptors, "penetration enhancers" questioned

February 11, 2005 Accounts

Ending Female Genital Mutilation?

In Kenya, major campaigns for the eradication of female genital mutilation have met with little success. Gemma Richardson finds out why.

Rights, medicalization, and the state of ongoing struggles to eliminate the FGM in Kenya

January 11, 2005 Health

Depo-Provera and Bone Loss

Women's groups have long warned about the risks associated with the contraceptive Depo-Provera. Lisa Nussey wonders why they were ignored.

Women's health groups say "I told you so"

June 24, 2004 Arts

Zen and the Art of Gender Maintenance

tootall_fp.jpgAre you really in love? Does your best friend really hate you? Are you an annoying person? There is now a new quiz on the market to help with an even more important question: What gender are you, really? Kate Bornstein's My Gender Workbook uses the artistically neglected literary form of the women's magazine quiz to address the realities of gender politics. Since the demographic that magazine quizzes usually address is overwhelmingly female, and a fairly specific spin on female at that, Bornstein's quiz creates a tension within women-focused "literature".

- by Max Liboiron -

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The Dominion is a monthly paper published by an incipient network of independent journalists in Canada. It aims to provide accurate, critical coverage that is accountable to its readers and the subjects it tackles. Taking its name from Canada's official status as both a colony and a colonial force, the Dominion examines politics, culture and daily life with a view to understanding the exercise of power.

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