Newsbrief: Lara Logan Breaks Ground with Graphic Description of Rape, Kentucky Church Takes a Stand
| May 3, 2011
5/2/11 Jezebel: Speaking candidly about her assault and injuries in a new interview, Logan stand up for all the women who don't want the possibility of sexual assault to curtail their freedom.
4/29/11 Ms.: A small church in Kentucky renounced their right to grant marriages to heterosexual couples until full equality for same-sex couples has been legalized at the federal level.
4/29/11 WMC: The filmmaker of a documentary about three women in a Siberian prison and a yearly May Day beauty pageant writes about the changing roles and images of women in Russia.
5/2/11 Deanna Zandt: A range of emotions in lightning-speed reactions to the news, all fueled by social media outlets.
5/1/11 Politico: H.R. 3, the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act,” would strengthen bans on federal money being used in connection with abortion. The bill is up for a vote on Wednesday.
4/27/11 Mother Jones: The Federal Bureau of Investigation is still operating under a "forcible rape" framework.
4/29/11 AlterNet: The fight continues around the country.Kansas is attempting to strip the clinics from its 2012 budget, North Carolina wants to ban all state contracts with Planned Parenthood for teen pregnancy prevention and family planning.
4/28/11 RH Reality Check: A federal district court ruled that the Nashville Sheriff’s Office violated a woman’s rights by shackling her while she was in labor and after she gave birth.
4/28/11 Huffington Post: Marlo Thomas on Take Our Daughters to Work Day.
4/29/11 RH Reality Check: The Indiana Governor promised to sign into law a bill that will forbid state funding of Planned Parenthood, will ban abortion coverage in the state health insurance exchange and will block women’s access to safe, legal abortion, even when their health is at risk.
4/28/11 Feministing: If signed into law, the bill would also make Indiana the 5th state to jump on the unscientific “fetal pain” train and ban abortion after 20 weeks.
4/27/11 Washington Blade:Transgender activists discussed federal policy issues at aWhite House meeting that was the first ever held by the Office of Public Engagement to focus solely on trans issues.
4/28/11 Feminist Law Professors: A local politician objected to a Planned Parenthood billboard depicting a gay couple, which is part of the organization’s programming under a five-year grant from the State of New York to address documented health disparities in rural LGBT communities.
4/28/11 Jezebel: A transgender woman was banned for life from The Cosmopolitan casino in Las Vegas earlier this month for using the women’s bathroom.
5/1/11 Haaretz: A group of female protesters taking part in a silent protest were arrested as part of a crackdown on pro-democracy campaigners.
4/29/11 allAfrica:Former President of Ireland Mary Robinson stressed the importance of including women in the process, saying that they must “have a place at the table at all levels of government and society. Successful nations draw on the talents of all their citizens.”
4/26/11 UPI: Forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi are using women and children as human shields to protect themselves from attacks in Misurata.
4/30/11 BBC: A senior UK officer wants police to be given more powers to seize computers used to harass victims online.
4/29/11 The Guardian: The Duchess of Cambridge will not change the institution of royal marriage by dropping the promise to 'obey' – but through the wise use of her new power and influence.
4/28/11 Jezebel: As a result of emergency contraception being sold over-the-counter, between 2006 and 2008 about twice as many women used the pills.
5/1/11 Huffington Post: Women live longer than men, and the main reason is that women tend to put a greater amount of time, energy and attention into creating and maintaining connections with others throughout their lives.
4/28/11 Jezebel: In her acceptance speech, Amy Poehler thanked her nannies and women supporting other working women.
4/29/11 The Frisky: The actress talks about her body image before her dramatic weight loss.
4/28/11 Feministing: Will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas recently told Elle that he thinks women who have their own condoms are a total boner-killer.
4/29/11 Jezebel: A major Scottish golf club is close to allowing women to become members. But the move has some surprising opponents: women.
5/2/11 New York Times: Members of the men’s track at the University of Delaware have filed a complaint with the federal Office for Civil Rights alleging that the school is discriminating against its male athletes.