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WMC News Brief: GLAAD Media Awards, Abortion & Health Care, Shariah Law

March 15, 2010

Joy Behar, Rachel Maddow Win GLAAD Media Awards 3/14/10 Huffington Post: Joy Behar, Rachel Maddow and Cynthia Nixon are among this year's recipients of media awards from the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. Obama Administration Pushes Back On Abortion Claims 3/14/10 NY Times: Anti-choice groups have asserted that the health care bill would expand the availability of abortions through government-financed community health centers. Clearer Limits Sought In Malaysia For Shariah Courts' Role 3/13/10 NY Times: Lawyers and religious minorities in Malaysia have called for a clearer divide between Malaysian secular and religious courts. Kate Snow Leaving ABC For NBC 3/12/10 Huffington Post: Kate Snow is leaving ABC News for NBC's "Dateline." Obama Social Secretary Ran Into Sharp Elbows 3/12/10 NY Times: Desirée Rogers drew criticism for her high profile as social secretary in the Obama White House. A Trailblazer Of Civil Rights Dies Forgotten 3/12/10 NY Times: Juanita W. Goggins, had been a civil rights trailblazer who in 1974 became the first black woman elected to the South Carolina legislature. Gay Marriage's Transgender Loophole 3/15/10 Salon: California allows a woman to marry another woman; only because she was born a man. Women Making Gains On Faculty At Harvard 3/12/10 NY Times: Drew Gilpin Faust, Harvard's president, has seen a culture shift, but conceded that budget cuts could have an impact now. Banning Race-Based Abortions Is Wrong 3/11/10 Salon: Anti-choicers pretend to care about women of color while whittling away at their reproductive rights. How Men’s Overconfidence Hurts Them As Investor 3/14/10 NY Times: A growing body of research has found that men and women invest differently and women may be better at it. Women Declare: ‘We’re Not Dolls!’ 3/12/10 Brooklyn Eagle: Hundreds of dolls sat on the steps of Brooklyn Borough Hall as women, young girls and their supporters called for action on National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Population Policy: Will It Work? 3/14/10 Dawn, Pakistan: Even the most progressive and proactive policy document will not successfully reduce the population growth rate if women are not simultaneously educated. Palestinians Honor A Figure Reviled In Israel As A Terrorist 3/12/10 NY Times: Palestinian students gathered to dedicate a public square to the memory of a woman who in 1978 helped carry out the deadliest terrorist attack in Israel’s history. Nigeria Women Protest At Jos Killings 3/11/10 BBC: Hundreds of women have taken to the streets of Nigeria's capital in rallies against the massacre near Jos. 'Apprehension' Among Muslim Women 3/15/10 BBC: The French parliament is to vote on a proposal to ban the face covering known as the burqa. A Jostled Princess, A Heavy Crown 3/12/10 NY Times: The bullying of the 8-year-old daughter of Princess Masako has put her history of depression into the glare of Japan's tabloid. Genital Herpes Hits Black Women Hardest 3/12/10 NPR: One in six Americans has genital herpes and among African-American women, the odds are even higher. Too Many Women Dying In U.S. While Having Babies 3/12/10 Times: The report, titled "Deadly Delivery," notes that the likelihood of a woman's dying in childbirth in the U.S. is five times as great as in Greece. Few Care For The Undocumented With Breast Cancer 3/15/10 Women’s eNews: For many undocumented women with breast cancer in Arizona, financial barriers and fear of deportation delay or prevent treatment. How Oscar Found Ms. Right 3/14/10 NY Times: Kathryn Bigelow’s two-fisted win at the Academy Awards has helped dismantle stereotypes about what types of films women can and should direct. Marion Jones' WNBA Comeback 3/15/10 The Root: Former track star Marion Jones signed with the WNBA's Tulsa Shock. Rachel Alexandra’s Security Guard Is Also Pursuing Ph.D. 3/13/10 NY Times: Reigning Horse of the Year, Rachel Alexandra, will make her 4-year-old debut at the Fair Grounds, and there may not be anyone more invested in her performance than Amy Kearns. USA's Lindsey Vonn Still Rules As Queen Of The World Cup Hill 3/12/10 USA Today: Olympic downhill gold medalist Lindsey Vonn capped a historic season with her third straight overall World Cup title.