Wednesday, September 28, 2005
What We Need to Know Today
Three army officers in Nepal have been found guilty of torturing a 15-year-old girl to death. They got six month prison terms (they have already served the time) and have to pay a paltry $1500 compensation to her family.
ARMY OFFICERS CONVICTED OF TORTURE
Sandra O'Reilly was the victim of two separate gang rapes in one night in July 2002 in the resort country of Mauritius. Sandra said: "It wasn't easy to bring the rapists to justice, but I knew that it was important not only for me, but for all women."
Dorothy Aken'Ova the founder of the International Centre for Reproductive Health and Sexual Rights, is teaching sex education in Nigeria in hopes to reduce domestic violence against women.
Pakistani women continue to speak out about rape in light of President Musharef's remarks.
WOMEN SPEAK OUT
Anna Nicole Smith's case about whether her husband promised her millions of dollars upon his death (he was about 60 years older than her when they got hitched) will be heard by the Supreme Court. Great use of their time.
Girls are being used to fulfill drug debts in Afhganistan.
GIRLS USED AS PAYMENT FOR DEBTS
Is abortion politics endangering the Democrats?
PARTY OF CHOICE
Undersecretary of State Karen Hughes tells the Saudis that they need to get into the 21st century and give women the right to drive and other rights, yet the women in the audience were not particularly receptive to Hughes' Americancentric depiction of what freedom is.
HUGHES IN SAUDI ARABIA
Gloria Feldt, former president of Planned Parenthood on wha tto expect from the Roberts Court.
Flight attendants are protesting their depiction in the new Jodie Foster film Flightplan.
FLIGHT ATTENDANTS ARE MAD
More on Commander in Chief which premiered last night on ABC.
COMMANDER IN CHIEF- WILL IT EFFECT THE 2008 RACE?
If you have Tivo and you are watching Lost tonight at 9; use your other tuner to record one of my faves- Veronica Mars also at 9pm on UPN.