Sunday, January 10, 2010

Suggested Sunday reading (1/10/10)

Happy Sunday! A quick run-through of headlines from this week:

The Wichita Eagle: "Late-term abortion back on legislative agenda."

AlterNet: "Legal Abortion Is a Fundamental Right -- Why Do We Often Forget That?"

RH Reality Check: "A Wish List for the Pro-Choice Movement's Next 10 Years."

Las Vegas Review-Journal: "Judge rejects Personhood petition; ruling to be appealed."

The Michigan Daily: "Campus group pushes for more info at local pregnancy centers." This is a great idea.

Boston Globe: "Mary Daly, pioneering feminist who tussled with BC, dies at 81." (In case you haven't read a story about her death yet.)

Winnipeg Free Press: "Afghan women set themselves on fire to escape brutality." A must-read.

From the blog Otherspoon: "Is it legal? Catholic mandate for patient care."

The Huffington Post: "Sleep Challenge 2010: Women, It's Time to Sleep Our Way to the Top. Literally." (I know I need more sleep. You?)

From Womensenews.org: "2010 - Seven Who Rewrite the Rules."

On FWD/Forward: "Backscatter X-ray scanners, security theatre, and marginalised bodies."

On the blog Women Undefined: "New law in France set to ban 'psychological violence' in marriages."

NPR: "Dallas Police Aim To Help, Not Jail, Prostitutes,"

Jezebel: "The '10s Will Be The Decade For Women In Comics."

Feministe: "Oh, you bad, bad women." This is really outrageous.

New Mexico Business Weekly: "New Mexico executive order to ensure gender pay equity." Hey, how about that?!

DW-World: "Top German magazine trades models for 'real' women."

CNN: "From child's death, mom helps 6,000 kids."

If you missed Clinton's speech Friday about women's rights, you can watch it here. Also check out this article on Huffington Post, "Standing Up for the World's Women."

I don't normally post about finance-related news or issues, but I found this New York Times article extremely interesting: "Walk Away From Your Mortgage!"

No doubt by now you have heard about the Facebook campaign to post your bra color in your status as a way to raise awareness for breast cancer. (If you haven't, I envy you!) I thought these were good pieces on the topic:
  • Feminazery: "I'm wearing a silky leopard-print pushup number with apricot lace trim and peepholes."
  • It's Not a Zero Sum Game: "Important Announcement to World: Women. Have. Breasts."
  • Toddler Planet: "In the name of awareness."
  • Newsweek: "What Color Is Your Bra? Facebook's Pointless Underwear Protest."
Finally, check out the 11th Carnival of Feminists -- Global Edition at Gender Across Borders. Lots of great stuff there.

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