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NEWS BRIEF Gloria Feldt, Prison and Motherhood, Rallies for Iranian Woman

July 26, 2010

On ‘Friday Night Lights,’ A Brave and Honest Abortion Story 7/25/10 Washington Post: "I'm pregnant. And I don't know what I'm going to do. And I am. So. Scared." Prison Shouldn’t be a Bar to Motherhood 7/25/10 Women’s eNews: Rigid foster care rules threaten to dissolve family ties when mothers are in prison or residential drug treatment. A new law in New York State takes steps to help these families weather the separation. World Rallies for Iranian Woman Sentenced to Death 7/24/10 BBC: Hundreds of people have held rallies across the world in support of an Iranian woman sentenced to death for adultery. Brazil’s President Works to Lend Popularity to a Protégée 7/25/10 NY Times: With less than three months until the presidential election, President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is trying to make enough of his magic dust stick to his chosen successor, Dilma Rousseff, to persuade voters to elect her as the first female president of Brazil, Latin America’s largest country. Sexy Working Ladies 7/26/10 Wall Street Journal: Too many people have written about The Daily Show and sexist hiring practices. Who am I to be the exception? 5 Stupid, Unfair and Sexist Things Expected of Men 7/24/10 AlterNet: We know the many ways sexism hurts women. But we don’t talk as much about how sexism hurts men. Warren’s Candidacy Raises a Partisan Debate 7/25/10 NY Times: Elizabeth Warren last week won the endorsements of several dozen Congressional Democrats, two of the nation’s leading groups and her hometown newspaper, The Boston Globe. Lutherans Offer Warm Welcome to Gay Pastors 7/25/10 NY Times: With a laying on of hands, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America on Sunday welcomed into its fold seven openly gay pastors who had until recently been barred from the church’s ministry. It’s Time to Fix the Estate Tax 7/23/10 Washington Post: It’s been said that only death and taxes are certain. But the “death tax” is anything but certain now. Tea Parties Racked By Infighting, Confusion and Dissent 7/25/10 AlterNet: A series of rallies meant to help unify the movement have actually sired confusion and dissent. Music Teacher to Play for Grimethorpe Colliery Band 7/26/10 BBC: The famous Grimethorpe Colliery Band is to field a female musician in the British Open competition. Debate Over Legalising Abortion Intensifies in Argentina 7/22/10 BBC: "My body is mine and I will decide what I do with it!" shouted the young feminist activist outside the Argentine Congress building in central Buenos Aires. Girl Pop’s Lady Gaga Makeover 7/21/10 NY Times: Lady Gaga has become successful by adhering to the belief that there’s no inner truth to be advertised, or salvaged: all one can do is invent anew. Nigeria Reach Semis of the Women’s Under-20 World Cup 7/25/10 BBC: Nigeria are into the semi-finals of the Under-20 Women's World Cup in Germany after beating defending champions the United States 4-2 on penalties.

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