Wednesday, August 24, 2005
What We Need to Know Today
Check out Gloria Steinem's new piece on NPR - A Balance Between Nature and Nurture.
Supreme Court Update
The Roberts hearings will not only be about Roe v. Wade at the federal level. The conversation will also be about laws that are bubbling up at the circuit level and what those cases will mean for Roe v Wade.
In a study to be released today by the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers have determined that fetuses are not able to feel pain until the third trimester. This is guaranteed to make the antis go crazy.
The women (and men) of Desperate Housewives are cashing in on Madison Avenue by appearing in ad campaigns for a variety of items. Take it while yuo can get it- who know when the bubble will burst?
DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES CASHING IN
Beth Mowins becomes the second woman (after Pam Ward) to call play-by-play for college footaball games. She will be calling Western Athletic Conference games this fall on ESPNU.
Carly Fiorina, former CEOof Hewlett-Packard, has signed a deal to write a book for Penguin Group to be published in autumn 2006. Penguin said the book will combine a memoir of Fiorina's career so far with her views on a variety of issues, including what makes a leader, how women can thrive in business and how technology will continue to reshape the world.
Myla Goldberg author of Bee Season (a great book - which is coming out as a movie later this year with Ricahrd Gere and Juliet Binoche- I'm so frightened of this casting) has written a new book, Wickett's Remedy, that takes place during the 1918 Influenza outbreak in Boston.
More on Andrea Mitchell's new book. She's getting some damn good press. A piece in both Time and Newsweek- usually never happens.
Eve Ensler is taking her latest show The Good Body on tour to cities across the US and Canada. For info and tickets: THE GOOD BODY
Hairstylists are being trained to recognize the signs of domestic violence to help their clients get out of abusive relationships..