Monthly Archives: December 2004

Looking For A Safe Place

TweetCheck out Women’s eNews’ article from Sunday on the discrimination and abuses that transgendered people and lesbians endure in homeless shelters. It looks into the reasons behind these occurrences and the failure of the shelter system to provide gender-appropriate services. Although the Department of Homeless Services insists that they work hard to ensure that people [...]
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Martha Has A New Interest (with actual substance)

Tweet It looks like Martha Stewart’s new home in the can has motivated her to speak up about women’s prisons. Her Christmas message this year is not full of cookie recipes or how to make a fabulous wreath out of hair, but about the need for address towards women’s treatment in prisons. Here’s a section [...]
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Help the tsunami victims

TweetI’m too horrified to write anything about this. A Small Victory has compiled a list of organizations taking donations to help the earthquake victims. Go there. Be generous. Via Rox Populi. UPDATE: CNN also has a list of groups. Tweet
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Is this for real???

TweetLast week, the LA Times reported something extremely disturbing on the contest to replace Terry McAuliffe as the head of the Democratic National Committee: The debate is focused on curbing the party’s support of abortion rights. The article reports, “The leading candidate, former Indiana Rep. Tim Roemer, an abortion foe…argues that the party cannot rebound [...]
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The Transnational Fertility Market

TweetAccording to the BBC, there is a growing trend among Western Europe’s well-to-do to travel to Romania for egg donations. Wait-lists for egg donations in the UK may be as long as seven years, while they are readily available in the Romanian market. In Bucharest, women earn up to £150 for donating their eggs. Due [...]
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