Friday, August 26, 2005
What We Need to Know Today
Happy Women's Equality Day. This is the day women got the right to be full citizens of this democracy in 1920. Thank you to Bella Abzug for getting this date officially recognized.
The Sri Lankan Supreme Court has ruled that President Chandrika Kumaratunga's term ends in December creating national elections.
SRI LANKA ELECTIONS
The FDA has put off again a ruling on whether emergency contraception should be available over the counter- weasels!
MORNING AFTER PILL
Rebecca Traister of Salon has another great in-depth piece about the long summer of how the pro-choice movement has dealt with the Roberts nomination.
PRO CHOICERS AND ROBERTS
Hostile attitudes and inappropriate treatment of women persist at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and at the Naval Academy.
POOR TREATMENT OF WOMEN AT MILITARY ACADEMIES
11,100 women now serve in Iraq - or about 8% of the total US force. At least 37 have been killed and more than 300 wounded. Kayla Williams, a former military intelligence officer has written, I Love My Rifle More Than You, a book describing life for women in the military.
Former WB programming chief Susanne Daniels has been appointed president, entertainment, Lifetime Entertainment Services. A 20-year TV veteran, Daniels was responsible for developing such WB hits as Gilmore Girls, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Dawson's Creek. In her new role, Daniels will be responsible for all programming on Lifetime Television and Lifetime Movie Network, as well as Lifetime Real Women. She will be based in Los Angeles.
Gillian Anderson (aka Scully from the X-Files) resurfaces in London. Give this woman her own TV series.
Cammi Granato, the face of US women's hockey and former team captain has been left off a pre-Olympic team roster effectively ending her international hockey career.
Dan Hughes, the coach of the WNBA San Antonio Silver Stars, the team with the second worst record in the league, has been promoted to coach and general manager. So, the WNBA is another place where men can fail and still get a promotion.