Monday, August 29, 2005
What We Need to Know Today
Topic of the Day
China for the first time has outlawed sexual harrassment and domestic violence and established gender equality as a national policy.
CHINA POLICY ON GENDER EQUITY
Another obstacle to women running for office in Afghanistan is lack of access to funds to make campaign materials to let people know they are running. Men control the finances and are not eager to give women money that would possibly have them not only work outside the home, but be a part of the government.
The FDA once again put off its decision as to whether emergency contraception should be available over the counter. This government is unbelievable. It gets scarier each day. But if you really need the morning after pill just hop a place to these states and pick it up- no prescription necessary. Alaska; California; Hawaii; Maine; New Hampshire; New Mexico; Washington.
Not only can women not get emergency contraception, its getting worse and worse for getting abortions in states throughout the country. The battle is on and the antis are passing many different measures to restrict abortions.
ABORTION AT THE STATE LEVEL
Bunnatine H. Greenhouse, a twenty year veteran of army procurement was recently demoted because she criticized a several 2003 decisions involving the Halliburton subsidiary Kellogg Brown & Root, which has garnered more than $10 billion for work in Iraq. Whistleblower anyone?
It's been the summer of the mothers for the Iraq war.
MOTHERS AGAINST IRAQ WAR
Where are we with women's rights in the new Iraqi constitution? What are people dying for?
WHAT ARE OUR WOMEN FIGHTING FOR?
Women who want to take accutane for acne now have to sign a pledge saying they are not pregnant and will not get pregnant on the drug.
Just in time for the lazy labor day weekend, the first season of Roseanne is out on DVD for the first time.
The WNBA begins playoffs this week. One team that was eliminated is the Washington Mystics. They have a big fan in new owner, Sheila Johnson- the only female owner in the WNBA.
The US Open starts today. Chances are people will be more focused on the celebs and fashion rather than the tennis. For the first time in a long time, there is no real favorite on the women's side.
WHO WILL WIN?
Comedian Laura Solon has become only the second woman in 25 years to win the prestigious Perrier Comedy Award in England.
She's already being courted for TV jobs.
DON'T LET IT GET TO YOUR HEAD