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Here it is, our 20th anniversary issue

Our cover story is an exclusive interview with Manal al-Sharif who took the wheel, posted a video online and spearheaded a movement to challenge Saudi Arabia’s ban on women driving. 

At 20 years old, McClung’s Magazine is as open-minded and poised as ever.

McClung’s celebrates two decades in our Winter 2012 issue that hit stands today.

The magazine was started in the spring of 1991, by then first-year Ryerson University journalism student Caroline Nolan, who worked on it out of Oakham House, cutting and pasting pages together. And by cutting and pasting, we mean, scissors and glue.

McClung’s has survived 20 years, run solely by volunteers, distributed for free on campus newsstands and at local businesses across the country and read by a growing pool of loyal readers.

On p. 38, we meet the three women behind the very first issue of McClung’s.

Our cover story is an exclusive interview with Manal al-Sharif, the woman who garnered global attention to the Saudi Women2Drive campaign when she posted videos of herself driving on YouTube. Arrested and jailed for nine days, her case provoked an international call for women in Saudi Arabia to take the wheel and hit the road (p. 24).

On p. 13, we look at the double standard that considered it acceptable for men, but not women to go bare-chested, women’s legal right to expose their breasts and why most still choose not to.

Yet bare-breasted models on the runway increasingly wear fine lace, whisper-thin fabric, see-through fishnet and sheer chiffon, a barely-there trend gaining steam in fashion as we find on p. 14.

The Winter 2012 issue is on campus newsstands now and available online.

Planning for our Spring 2012 issue is already underway and we are taking pitches until Jan. 13 at

Read, pitch and then come back here to tell us what you like about the new issue. You can also follow us @mcclungs.

Happy reading,

McClung’s Magazine


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