Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Buffet of the Week  

Come tomorrow I'm leaving for a four day much-needed vacation to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. I most likely won't have internet access, so updates will resume on Tuesday. But here's a Buffet of the Week to tide my lovely readers over:

  • The number of abortions in Wisconsin has dropped, 2007 statistics show. Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin attributed this decrease to the availability of contraceptives.

  • A Massachusetts state senator, James Marzilli, has been accused of sexually harassing four women. Oy.

  • Ugh ugh ugh. A construction company in Portland dropped a project to build a Planned Parenthood this week because of pressures from anti-choice activists. Sigh.

  • Great news: 22 states (plus the District of Columbia) have refused millions of dollars worth of funding to be used towards abstinence-only education. Good move.

  • A young women talked to the press about the devastation she faced when someone created a fake Facebook profile that said she was a prostitute. Gotta love when people think it's okay to call women nasty and degrading names.

  • Gavin Newsom, San Francisco mayor and gay marriage supporter, is considering replacing Arnold Schwarzenegger as "the governator" of California.

  • Women activists in Zimbabwe enter their sixth week in detention, putting them on par with the country's longest-serving political prisoners.

  • An Islamic organization in India ruled that the conversion of women to match the faith of the men they marry should be completely illegal.

That's all I got for now, but please feel free to comment if I missed anything. See ya'll next week!

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3 comments: to “ Buffet of the Week

  • July 3, 2008 at 2:01 AM  

    Oh, Rehoboth! Nice area. Is there a GLBT event this weekend?

  • July 3, 2008 at 1:41 PM  

    Ha, there might be! It is a very gay-friendly area. But we're mainly going there to enjoy the beach and to see Fourth of July fireworks :) Also maybe to sip a margarita or two.

  • July 3, 2008 at 9:52 PM  

    hmmm about that thing about making it illegal for women to convert to the religion of the man they marry...i am not so sure its being done to protect women's rights so much as it is a religious thing ("it's illegal to leave our religion, the one you belong to"). that wasnt meant to sound presumptuous or offensive or anything, because i think a lot of religions are like that.