Issue 162

Find Issue #162 (Spring 2014), “Gender Issues,” of Communities Magazine here!

Opportunity Village Eugene: Pioneering New Solutions for the (Formerly) Homeless

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An innovative self-governing village lifts spirits while modeling new ways to address homelessness.

Margaret and Me: The Iron Lady Becomes an Unexpected Ally

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A squatters’ housing cooperative activist describes how Margaret Thatcher broke with her image to support an early “occupy” movement.

Healing Gender Issues through Community

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Long-dormant childhood gender issues resurface in an intimate relationship in community—and this time avoidance and escape aren’t options.

Feminist Spirituality and Gender: Lessons from Beyond Women-Only Space

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Does the culture of women-only space still serve a worthwhile purpose, or does it perpetuate division? A long-time leader of women’s circles advocates inclusivity.

Feminism vs. Spaghetti Pits

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Trichomycosis axillaris can be the pits, causing even die-hard feminists to shave.

Sexism at Dancing Rabbit

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At a community founded in feminism, a member suggests that strategies like corrective discrimination, single-gender gatherings, and prioritizing “gender balance” may themselves be sexist.

Gender-Bending on the Commune

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When a Twin Oaks member leads a tour, “co” must “address the dress” (when appropriate) and wear a shirt, whether or not participating in the collective menstrual calendar.

Who Builds the Houses?: Gender in Eco-Communities

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A researcher finds that men still dominate building in eco-communities, and offers strategies to empower women.

Gender: Is There a “There” There?

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The intensity of community living can bring issues of gender, sexual identity, and gender relationships to the fore as nothing else does.

Gender Issues, #162 Contents

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Communities #162 looks at gender, sexual identity, gender relationships, and much more.