Tuesday, August 16, 2005
What We Need to Know Today
Veteran BBC News Anchor Michael Buerk has complained that "almost all the big jobs in broadcasting [are] held by women," and that men have been reduced to "sperm donors."
Women are the victims of the "New Iraq."
WOMEN OF THE NEW IRAQ
Kate Michaelman talks about the Roberts nomination.
Anna Quindlen's column this week talks about the importance of female role models like Eileen Collins and Sandra Day O'Connor.
Things are looking up- not! The percentage of women syndicated columnists has gone up frm 24.4% to 25.5% in the last five months.
I haven't commented on the NARAL ad debacle because it is too damn depressing. I'm gonna let everyone else blow hard on this one.
Women who regularly take acetaminophen, ibuprofen or similar painkillers have as much as double the normal risk of developing high blood pressure
WOMEN AND PAINKILLERS
I have a bone to pick with the NYTimes. In yesterday's Arts notes section Kate Aurthur wrote a piece on cable TV ratings. In describing The Closer which has gotten high ratings, she wrote, "The police drama in which Kyra Sedgwick, plays a detective who is also a compulsive eater, brought in 6.13 million viewers and was the most watched show of the week."
Here's my problem, if you have actually watched the show you would know that they have toned down her eating issue. And if this was a show that starred a man, they would never have written about her eating at all. They would have written that she is a detective who specializes in getting confessions. Right?