Monthly Archives: September 2005

Only 10 women in list of top 100 intellectuals

TweetForeign Policy (FP) and Prospect magazine have compiled a list of the world’s top 100 intellectuals, including only 10 women. Germaine Greer, the feminist and one-time celebrity Big Brother contestant, and anti-globalisation journalist Naomi Klein were among those women to make Prospect magazine’s annual list. The eight other women are Florence Wambugu, a plant virologist [...]
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Debbie banned from doing Dallas

TweetA judge in Texas recently ordered a 17 year-old girl charged with using drugs to abstain from sex as a condition of her probation. You know, cause drug use and sex go hand in hand. (I wonder how this judge plans to enforce the ruling…weekly vagina checks?) Apparently Judge Lauri Blake is known for being [...]
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“Some of my best friends are black fetuses…”

TweetNice job, asshole. Democratic lawmakers and civil rights leaders denounced conservative commentator William J. Bennett yesterday for suggesting on his syndicated radio show that aborting black children would reduce the U.S. crime rate. The former U.S. education secretary-turned-talk show host said Wednesday that “if you wanted to reduce crime, you could — if that were [...]
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I love him, I love him not

TweetYesterday, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a measure to ensure that pharmacists can’t deny women emergency contraception. He also vetoed legislation to legalize same-sex marriage. Sigh. Tweet
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Pakistani women demonstrate against president

TweetHundreds of Pakistani women marched recently, protesting the president’s recent remarks about rape victims. Protesters carried banners and placards and heard speeches denouncing Pervez Musharraf’s comments, made in the US. …In Islamabad, human rights activist Hina Jillani told the crowds that the president’s remarks were an insult to women, and called for an “unqualified apology” [...]
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