Wednesday, October 12, 2005
What We Need to Know Today
Women in Africa are on the forefront of taking on some powerful leadership positions in several countries. One is Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, a former World Bank official and grandmother of six, is a front-runner in the race to head this small West African nation.
THE RISE OF AFRICA'S WOMEN POLITICIANS
So is all the stuff about Harriet Miers sexist? Or is the Bush machine just using the sexist card as a way to temper down conversations related to her competence?
Ellie Smeal of the Feminist Majority and Senator Barbara Mikluski thinks that Harriet Miers is being subjected to a double standard.
SEXIST OR NOT?
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) says 99% of maternal deaths are preventable yet every minute a woman dies from pregnancy-related causes. How is this possible? Women's health is a global issue- addressing this issue will save lives and will reduce poverty.
IMPROVING WOMEN'S HEALTH WILL STEM POVERTY
How the North Country writer found the story and what it takes to make a movie script.
Another WNBA has been taken over by a male coach. The Phoenix Mercury hired Paul Westhead a former NBA and college coach.