Monthly Archives: May 2005

White House refuses to state position on contraception

Tweet<img src="http://feministing.com/imageStorage/bushbaby" TARGET=NEW. In a press briefing last week, White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan completely refused to answer a pretty goddamn important question: is Bush opposed to contraception? Q There are news reports this morning that parents and children who were guests of the President, when they visited Congress, wore stickers with the wording, [...]
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Scrabble study reveals women are lazy

TweetJohn Tierney elaborates on his genius “women aren’t competitive” theory with an even more illuminating argument: women just don’t want it bad enough. But don’t worry; Tierney came to this conclusion using the most advanced method possible for studying gender differences: Scrabble. …But if you think that leveling the playing field would eliminate gender disparities, [...]
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Women firefighters battle more than blazes

Tweet The Associated Press reports that women firefighters still face significant barriers and discrimination, most notably in New York. …Of roughly 296,000 professional firefighters [nationally], about 6,500, less than 2.5 percent, are women. That’s up from zero as of 1972, but “nowhere near the point where you lose your token status,” said Terese Floren, director [...]
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Sperm Rules!

TweetMake sure to check out Katha Pollitt’s Stiffed, which takes on Viagra, Medicare, contraception and the sexual double standard. My fave part: And what about sex aids for women? Where’s that female Viagra they’re always promising us? Most newspapers didn’t even report that in December an FDA panel turned down Procter & Gamble’s application for [...]
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Vicente Fox says media shouldn’t “reheat” Juarez murders

TweetFrom Reuters: Mexican President Vicente Fox accused the media on Monday of rehashing the story of a 12-year spate of women’s murders on the U.S. border, minimizing a tragedy seen as among the nation’s worst crime outrages. His comments came just weeks after two girls, aged 7 and 10, were sexually assaulted and murdered this [...]
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