Newsbrief: Celebrating International Women’s Day, South Dakota Attacks Abortion Access
| March 8, 2011
3/7/11 WMC: In a WMC Exclusive, for the centenary of International Women's Day, Marianne Schnall samples assessments from a wide range of women on where we stand around the world.
3/3/11 RH Reality Check: An extreme bill has passed the South Dakota legislature that would place unprecedented restrictions on access to abortion.
3/711 Women’s eNews: A new UN report discloses how the gender gap in agriculture leaves female farmers with 20 to 30 per cent less smaller harvests and closing that gap could rescue hundreds of millions from undernourishment.
3/1/11 Jezebel: On the cover of a rebooted Newsweek Magazine, Hillary Clinton is mainstreaming women’s causes and making them central in her agenda as Secretary of State.
3/7/11 Feministing: Not only do women continue to make only 75% of men’s wages; women have filled fewer than 5 per cent of the new jobs created in the last year.
3/2/11 Women’s eNews: More than 30 organizations filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday asking it to approve a court hearing for the historically large class action by Wal-Mart employees charging company-wide sex bias.
3/7/11 Slate: Are women who marry younger happier? A critique of Ross Douthat’s stipulation that female happiness is connected to sexual stability.
3/2/11 Ms.Magazine: In Wichita, where abortions have not been available since the murder of Dr. Tiller in 2009, anti-abortion protestors have launched an aggressive campaign against a would-be provider.
3/3/11 Women’s eNews: Anti-abortion activists in Georgia denounced abortion as black genocide.
3/4/11 New York Times: DNA has confirmed the identity of the man suspected of terrorizing women over a 12 year span.
3/4/11 CNBC: Idaho lawmakers introduced a bill that would restrict access to an abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
3/5/11 Care2: The man convicted of attempted bombing of an abortion clinic in North Carolina was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison.
3/3/11 Time: To better accommodate the LGBT community, Rutgers University has announced it will allow male and female students to share a dorm room.
3/7/11 Colorlines: Women’s health is not only under assault in the US; GOP legislators are attempting to cut funding for international family planning programs.
3/6/11 WashingtonPost: USAID has removed targets about women’s rights from a $140 million contract in Afghanistan, among other initiatives.
3/1/11 RH Reality Check: A groundbreaking ruling by Nepal’s Supreme Court recognized a woman’s unequivocal right to an abortion.
3/5/11 Care2: Security forces gunned down at least 6 women protestors marching peacefully against incumbent president Gbagbo.
3/7/11 Euronews: International focus turned to the Ivory Coast when 6 peaceful women protesters were gunned down, but the attack on women there has been ongoing since 2002.
3/5/11 New York Times: As change happens rapidly in Egypt, women fight to maintain a voice post-Revolution.
3/1/11 YNET: Hundreds of women protested in Damascus against recent price hikes.
3/4/11 BBC: The risk of rape and sexual assault looms for Tanzanian girls who want to et an education.
3/4/11 Guardian UK: Women’s presence in established UK news outlets still lags far behind men’s.
3/2/11 IPPMedia: After 20 years of campaigning, 10 million women have died from maternal causes and it is estimated that 88-98 per cent of those deaths could be prevented.
3/7/11 Jezebel: A new study suggests that people associate sadness with women and anger with men.
3/3/11 New York Times: In the context of Charlie Sheen’s recent tailspin, Jezebel’s Anna North discusses the media’s apathy about white men behaving badly and violence against women.
3/8/11 About.com: In honor of International Women's Day, a comprehensive list of the best documentary films made by and about women.
3/4/11 New York Times: The first collegiate ski-jumping championship in 31 years included women.
3/6/11 IndyStar: Women’s basketball is enjoying increasing exposure on television and the Big Ten network of teams has been at the center of that coverage.
3/4/11 CNN: In a violation of the school’s honor code, a star basketball player was dismissed for admitting to having premarital sex with his girlfriend.
3/4/11 WomensSportsFoundation: A new report asserts that while racial hiring practices in collegiate athletics have improved, gender hiring practices have remained constant.
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