Monthly Archives: January 2005

Women’s bodies used in Gitmo interrogations

TweetThe military is “using” women as part of its interrogation tactics against terrorism suspects. And that doesn’t mean women are simply the ones asking questions. Female military interrogators and civilian contractors at Guantanamo tried to break male Muslim prisoners by showing off their tight T-shirts and thong underwear, rubbing their breasts on prisoners’ backs and [...]
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Shocker: IWF defends Summers’ comments on women and science

TweetThe Independent Women’s Forum never fails to make me want to fucking kill someone. Nice job, ladies. The Independent Women’s Forum today defends statements by Harvard President Lawrence Summers. Summers suggested the possibility that innate differences between men and women contribute to there being fewer women in science and engineering at colleges and universities. “President [...]
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Become a prostitute or lose your benefits in Germany

TweetWhat? Talk about a case against legalized prostitution! A 25-year-old waitress who turned down a job providing “sexual services” at a brothel in Berlin faces possible cuts to her unemployment benefit under laws introduced this year. …Under Germany’s welfare reforms, any woman under 55 who has been out of work for more than a year [...]
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Younger Women’s Taskforce… Again.

Tweet What a weekend! We’ll have a full analysis up in a bit; sorry—I’m exhausted from the trip back. Despite some logistical problems on Sunday (we were locked out of the building!), the conference was great and we had such an amazing time meeting all of the participants. A special thanks to Erin, Terese and [...]
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Younger Women’s Task Force Meeting

TweetBoth Lauryn and I are in DC at the Younger Women’s Taskforce Meeting, a project of the National Council of Women’s Organizations. Having a great time, meeting some awesome women. We’ll give a full report on Monday… Lauryn asking all the participants to write about their experience at the conference to possibly post on Feministing. [...]
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