Milwaukee: a guy there robbed a bank, then hung around to harass one of the female tellers
. Shockingly, she said no.
Women are leading the fight
for indigenous people's rights.Celebrating
the Pill's 40th birthday.
How dudes with websites turn a high-school athlete into an unwilling internet sex object
. I feel absolutely terrible for this girl: "She felt violated. It was like becoming the victim of a crime, Stokke said. Her body had been stolen and turned into a public commodity, critiqued in fan forums devoted to everything from hip-hop to Hollywood."
A fight is brewing
over how much HIV/AIDS funding will be dedicated to pushing abstinence at the expense of real preventive measures.
How Monica Goodling tried to get off the hook by referring to herself as a "a fairly quiet girl, who tries to do the right thing
," and other thoughts on the chick-factor.
California now allows conjugal visits
for gay inmates.
UN Dispatch talks to a unit commander
in Liberia's all-woman peacekeeping force.
How religion affects teen sexual behavior
A chat with
Seattle's queer feminist electro duo, Team Gina.
Further evidence of the huge toll
the war has taken on Iraqi women.
The L.A. County Department of Health reports
that women of color have higher rates of chronic disease than white women in the area.
Gay-rights activists are detained by police
in Russia, after the cops refused to protect them from a rioting crowd.
A new report on the "celluloid ceiling"
found U.S. female directors made only 7% of the 250 highest-grossing films in 2005.
Illegal abortions are putting poor women in Brazil at risk
"Life within the woman" now trumps
life of the actual woman.
The first Carnival for Radical Action
.Exposing the millionaires
who helped push Bush to fund abstinence-only education at such exorbitant levels.
Stern College, the women's college at Yeshiva University, won't provide
birth control, condoms, or emergency contraception.
How to "use your breast power responsibly
." Gross, right? Even worse, it's ABC News, not Cosmo.
Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius rejected
a bill that would have opened abortion-related medical records to the public.
Sexual assault of female foreign corrspondents is all too common
Louisiana House passes a bill
banning D&X (or so-called "partial-birth") abortions.
In another blow to the abstinence-only-until-marriage crowd, the American Journal of Sociology publishes a new study
showing sex is NOT harmful to older teens' mental health.
Erica Jong urges
female fiction writers to not let their work be branded as "chick lit."
On the politics of "ghetto"
and mainstreaming stereotypes.
Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva announces plans
to subsidize contraception.
Frances Kissling dares the church
to excomminucate her.
Michelle Obama discusses
The New England Journal of Medicine weighs in
on Gonzales v. Carhart. And the antis are getting ready
to start harassing doctors who they suspect are continuing to perform D&X abortions.
Britain offers men up to six months of paid paternity leave, but new figures show
that very, very few men have taken advantage of the policy.Sexist hotel "sex kits"?
Horrors! Feminism has masculinized women, and now poor guys don't know how to assert their manliness
Tennessee rejected a bill
that would have required ultrasounds for any woman requesting the abortion pill, RU-486. The legislation was redundant -- all doctors already must perform an ultrasound to confirm pregnancy before administering RU-486.
Teen girls' reported satisfaction with their own bodies decreased
after only 10 minutes of watching music videos.
Why diversity training isn't enough
Future abortion providers face a long road
A New York City Council report
says there are few barriers to EC access in the city.