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2001 Stories by Sharon Lerner

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  • A New Kind of Abortion War

    published December 25, 2001

    As they have been so often in the 28 years since Roe v. Wade, abortion rights supporters are once again on the defensive. This might... More >>

  • A Place at the Table

    published December 4, 2001

    While the overwhelmingly male Afghan tribal delegations were arguing in Bonn over their share of power in a post-Taliban government, Afghan women... More >>

  • Antibiotics-Free Meat

    published November 27, 2001

    Supermarkets and Brand of Meat Available: Balducci’s, Manhattan: Eberly Poultry, Bell and Evans Poultry Bread and Circus:... More >>

  • Risky Chickens

    published November 27, 2001

    Because the vast majority of the roughly 30,000 people who took Cipro in the anthrax scare were treating fear rather than exposure, the... More >>

  • The Skirt Chaser Wins

    published November 13, 2001

    His employees have testified that he often made critical remarks about some female coworkers' bodies—and approving ones of others. He's been... More >>

  • The Bayer Boondoggle

    published November 6, 2001

    As anthrax infections continue to crop up—most recently and ominously without a known source—the mounting stockpile of the favored... More >>

  • What Women Want

    published October 30, 2001

    A year ago, when women's rights and peace advocate Hibaaq Osman was giving a speech at the United Nations, she cited only one cause for which... More >>

  • When Crazy Is Normal

    published October 9, 2001

    Last Friday night was the first time in a while Lauren Buchter had a good night's sleep. By Sunday, though, her sweet slumber, which had fallen... More >>

  • Slowing the Ashcroft Act

    published September 25, 2001

    The terror of September 11 has set the stage for a profoundly un-American legislative response: passing bills into law hastily and without debate.... More >>

  • Financial Fallout

    published September 18, 2001

    Insurance policy exemptions may leave those affected by the World Trade Center catastrophe vulnerable to further financial disaster. Policies... More >>

  • Darn, I Forgot to Have Babies!

    published August 21, 2001

    Here it is: fertility panic number 47. This latest round of official consternation over when women should have babies was sparked by Newsweek's... More >>

  • Rape Crisis

    published August 7, 2001

    Almost a third of the city's rape victims had at least partly negative experiences with the New York City Police Department after being raped,... More >>

  • An Orgy of Abstinence

    published July 31, 2001

    Renée is going out with Ronald. Anyone can deduce this from the "Renée 'N' Ronald" hearts she has doodled on her notepad alongside a... More >>

  • Graham Crackers and Other Chastity Devices

    published July 31, 2001

    These days, kids can choose from a variety of items to help them abstain. Available at the conference were... More >>

  • Stalking the Stalkers

    published July 3, 2001

    Most of the men in Judge Bert Bunyan's Brooklyn courtroom on a recent Thursday were there for physically attacking their girlfriends or wives.... More >>

  • Ambulance Wars

    published June 26, 2001

    This week, Comptroller Alan Hevesi's office is finally releasing a long-awaited report showing that ambulances from private hospitals tend to take... More >>

  • Up In Smoke

    published May 15, 2001

    For as many as 100,000 people who go through buyers' clubs to acquire the cannabis that eases the effects of devastating illnesses including AIDS,... More >>

  • Straightness 101

    published May 1, 2001

    To most of the 700 people at the recent conservative Christian conference on homosexuality in youth, same-sex sex is a sin, plain and simple.... More >>

  • The Nuremberg Menace

    published April 3, 2001

    The Nuremberg Files is stirring up terror again. Even as James Kopp was apprehended last week in the murder of a doctor once targeted by the... More >>

  • Air Wars

    published March 20, 2001

    The proposed emergency power plants now generating bitter disputes throughout the city would spew tons of toxic chemicals and soot directly into... More >>

  • Magnets Unplugged

    published March 13, 2001

    Feeling achy? Tired? Nauseous? Have pain in your (insert body part here)? Maybe you need a magnet. Therapeutic magnets resemble refrigerator... More >>

  • Clit Club

    published February 13, 2001

    Last Saturday's V-Day celebration reached what you might call its climax with Glenn Close's reading of "Reclaiming Cunt." She savored the word,... More >>

  • Reading Between the Lines

    published January 30, 2001

    In his first few days as president, George W. Bush has dispensed with the moderate stand on abortion that helped get him into office, opening the... More >>

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