From the Editor

by Susan Weidman Schneider 

Women as poultry. We’re used to the images: chick, bird, mother hen, old crow. And now, more soberly, more eerily: canary. This is the bird sent ahead of the workers in the coal mines. If she died, that meant poisonous gases escaping, a forewarning of grave danger, a sign to take action, the claxon to evacuate quickly.

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