Well, writing about boobies is not out of my comfort zone, but writing about celebrities is:
Angelina Jolie has made a tough decision that will forever change her life. The 37-year-old actress reveals that she underwent a double mastectomy in an attempt to reduce the odds that she will get breast cancer. In a New [...]
To say that Kelly Ayotte has had a very, very bad couple of weeks would be an understatement. It wasn’t bad enough that she voted against a universal background check bill favored by 91% of Americans and then tried to defend herself at a town hall meeting in New Hampshire. First she said that she [...]
Laurie Goodstein | April 15
NYT- Pope Francis has reaffirmed the reprimand of American nuns issued by his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, and endorsed the plan to have three bishops supervise an overhaul of the nation’s largest umbrella group of American nuns.
The announcement from the Vatican on Monday dashed the hopes of Catholic sisters [...]
(The Guardian) – Negotiations end with agreement on ending violence against women at the Commission on the Status of Women, but civil society groups express concerns
UN officials and activists expressed relief and delight over news that an agreement had been reached at this year’s Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).
Greeted with cheers, [...]
(Reuters) – Egypt’s ruling Muslim Brotherhood warns that a U.N. declaration on women’s rights could destroy society by allowing a woman to travel, work and use contraception without her husband’s approval and letting her control family spending.
The Islamist party of President Mohamed Mursi outlined 10 reasons why Muslim countries should “reject and condemn” the [...]
In 1756 Lydia Taft was the first woman known to have voting rights in the USA. Fast forward to 1913 when 8,000 marchers called for a constitutional amendment for women’s voting rights
The Atlantic has a wonderful photographic exposition of the 1913 women’s suffrage procession.
One of the worst things of working as a carer is that people you become close to over several years finally succumb to illness or the vagaries of old age. One of my most gorgeous clients passed last night. Professional boundaries prevent me from writing much about her. Suffice to note that over 40 years [...]
We live in a country where politicians call rape a “gift from God” and suggest that women regularly lie about being raped. Where a group of young men in high school think so little of sexual assault that they thought it was fine—hilarious, even—to post pictures online of a passed out rape victim, [...]
Words fail me.
A California appeals court overturned the rape conviction of a man accused of pretending to be a woman’s boyfriend when he snuck into her bedroom and had sex with her, concluding that the law doesn’t protect unmarried women in such cases.
Citing an obscure state law from 1872, the panel ruled that [...]
For the first time since 1994.
House Republicans out themselves as lovers of wife-beaters and abusers, or just playing politics with people’s lives – take your pick.
H/t Echidne and Melissa.
(c) Michael Leunig 2012.
Germaine writes: “AFTER all these years of theorising and hypothesising, we have finally found out what women want. It’s not a penis that women lack, but self-confidence. Who’d have thought that as complex a phenomenon as sexism had such a simple remedy?
Continues @ Canberra Times
by Alice Welbourn
(Originally posted by openDemocracy, republished under a Creative Commons license)
I have emerged from three inspiring days volunteering at a workshop discussing how to advance gender equity and human rights to reduce gender-based violence in the context of HIV. Yet the question still uppermost in all our minds is “but where is [...]
Daily Beast, By Sami Yousafzai and Ron Moreau
In Afghanistan last week, two brothers slit the throat of Gastina, a seventh-grade girl, for refusing a marriage proposal. It wasn’t an isolated incident.
Fourteen-year-old Gastina probably didn’t realize the imminent danger she was facing.
As the seventh-grade student was fetching drinking water at 9 a.m. from [...]
AFP, December 3
An independent Roman Catholic newspaper in the United States called Monday for a campaign to reverse the Vatican’s refusal to allow women to become priests.
“Barring women from ordination to the priesthood is an injustice that cannot be allowed to stand,” the National Catholic Reporter said, waving a red flag in front [...]
There was a featured story on The Today Show this morning. I’m going to embed the video and then we’ll talk on the flip:
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