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WMC News Brief: New York Times, Clinton, Child Brides

October 16, 2009

New York Times Scraps Plan To Sell ‘Boston Globe’ After Cost Cuts 10/16/09 Business Daily: The New York Times Co said it has given up its plan to sell The Boston Globe and related businesses after drastic cuts it imposed on the daily newspaper earlier this year improved its financial position.

Clinton's Popularity 10/15/09 Politico: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's popularity now exceeds that of Barack Obama, a new Gallup survey shows. Stolen Youth Of SA's Child Brides 10/14/09 BBC: Nolizwi Sinama, 14, set off from her aunt's home to a neighbouring village. She thought she had been sent on a routine chore. In fact, she was on her way to be married to a 42-year-old man. Nan Robertson, 'Girls In The Balcony' Author, Dead At 83 10/14/09 Politics Daily: Nan Robertson wrote the history about the legal battle for "workplace parity" at The New York Times in "The Girls in the Balcony: Women, Men, and The New York Times." A G.O.P. Agitator Not Named Palin 10/14/09 NY Times: Representative Michele Bachmann will appear in the 2010 calendar of “Great American Conservative Women”. Miss America's Rush To Ruin 10/14/09 Cleveland News: What does it mean when a beauty pageant that professes to champion America's young women issues this press release with "Rush" and "thrilled" in the same sentence? UN Rights Chief Backs Gaza War Crimes Report 10/15/09 AP via Yahoo: The U.N.'s top human rights official backed a report Thursday accusing Israeli forces and Palestinian militants of war crimes during their conflict in Gaza last winter. Unsafe Abortions Kill 70,000 A Year 10/14/09 Guardian, UK: About 70,000 women die every year and many more suffer harm as a result of unsafe abortions in countries with restrictive laws on ending a pregnancy. Latest Pakistan Attack Has New Twist: Women Jihadists 10/15/09 Time: The extremist organizations behind the violence are hardly champions of women's equality, but there have been reports of young women traveling to Dera Ghazi Khan to cement ties with jihadist groups. Novel On Immigrant Women Wins Major Prize 10/16/09 AP: Spanish writer and journalist Angeles Caso won the country's most lucrative literary award for a novel about the ordeals of women from poor countries who emigrate in search of a better life. Somali Islamists Whip Women For Wearing Bras 10/16/09 Reuters: Somalia's hardline Islamist group al Shabaab has publicly whipped women for wearing bras they say violate Islam by constituting a deception. Who Will Save the Women of Afghanistan? 10/16/09 Politics Daily: The prospect of a Taliban comeback; with its attendant burkas, beatings and widows begging in the street, is horrific enough to make a feminist root for the "all-in" option. Half Of Women Are Diagnosing Themselves Online, Says Ofcom 10/15/09 Telegraph, UK: Despite fears of bogus advice, more than half of women are diagnosing themselves online. When Birth Costs Are Too High, Health Can Be Compromised 10/14/09 RH Reality Check: Women are being denied coverage based on a pre-existing condition related to reproductive and sexual health issues. Rethinking The Older Woman-Younger Man Relationship 10/15/09 NY Times: There is so much cougar hype that we now have a fake cougar and a real cougar.