Tuesday, July 05, 2005
What We Need to Know Today
So, today is the first work day after Sandra Day O'Connor announced her retirement. I have a sneaking suspicion that it won't be as relaxing a summer as some hoped. If anyone says that the fight over the next justice will not be about women's rights - get a clue. It's time to organize- we just need to figure out a new way to reach people.
Article to read:
Eric Rudolph, the abortion clinic bomber, has written his mother letters from prison and they are highlighted today and tomorrow in USA Today.
Tom Cruise's War of the World has made 113 million since it opened last week. The thing that bothered me about this movie is that the leading female character is a 10 year old girl, Dakota Fanning, who spends the entire movie screaming. No movie would ever be made in Hollywood where a woman is the lead and there is no supporting male character. Just doesn't happen.
The F Word in today's Salon (you don't need to become a member of Salon anymore- you can look at an ad and get a site pass for the day) >The Article focuses on the use of the word feminism and should "the movement" abandon it in order to get more people to support the issues.
Now that men's basketball is over, the women are on NBA TV on a regular basis and ESPN at least once a week. Don't miss these great women athletes. For schedules check out http://www.wnba.com.
Tonight - Diana Taurasi (who has lately been shooting so poorly I'm beginning to think that all the talk about her was just talk) and the Mercury take on the Silver Stars at 8pm on ESPN.
The WNBA All-Star game is Saturday at 4pm on ABC. More on the All-Stars later in the week.
Weird Fact of The Day
Women feel more pain than men. Shocker!