Friday, May 23, 2008

Buffet of the Week: long weekend edition  

Woo, it's been a long day. I'll be visiting family all weekend, so updates will resume on Tuesday. To tide you over, here's your buffet of the week:

  • Ellen challenges McCain on gay marriage! Probably the best video I've seen all week. McCain gets his ass handed to him.

  • Hillary addresses sexism in an interview with The Washington Post, calling it "deeply offensive to millions of women."

  • In Colombia, women continue to fight for reproductive rights. A 13-year-old rape victim being refused an abortion? They have a long way to go...

  • This is very upsetting: some Zimbabwean women are so desperate that they have begun to sell sex in order to buy food. Some perform sexual acts for as little as 50 U.S. cents.

  • Huuuuge gap in pay between male and female lacrosse coaches. On average, men made $85,000 more in 2006.

  • In Tanzania, girls can disappear and no one will raise an eyebrow. Human trafficking is all too common, where a girl can sell for $20.

  • The US Senate passed a supplemental war spending bill on Thursday, which included a provision to restore government subsidies for birth control pills sold at university and low-income health centers.

  • The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals has brought a lawsuit against the Air Force that questions the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy.

  • Women seek to ban men's ski jumping from the Olympics because the sport excludes women from participating.

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1 comments: to “ Buffet of the Week: long weekend edition

  • May 24, 2008 at 2:52 AM  

    Just a clarification on your second-to-last point--the lawsuit was brought by the woman who was discharged from the military and dismissed by the trial court judge. What the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has done is to reinstate the lawsuit and send it back for further proceedings.