Monthly Archives: October 2005

Happy Halloween!

Tweet I’m not feeling particularly festive this year, so I thought I’d throw up a couple of pictures to cheer myself up. The one above is of my favorite costume from a party I had last year. (When there was still hope.) Anyone dressing up feminist-styles this year? I know Samhita had Wonder Woman plans…now [...]
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That was fast…

TweetDamn, Bushie–rush much? From The Washington Post: President Bush today named appeals court Judge Samuel A. Alito Jr. to the U.S. Supreme Court. Alito, 55, serves on the Philadelphia-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, where his record on abortion rights and church-state issues has been widely applauded by conservatives and criticized by [...]
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Women had integral role in civil rights movement.

TweetThis is a good little piece discussing the death of Rosa Parks and how we should not just remember her own work (which was incredible) but remember the role of women and girls throughout the civil rights movement. Sister Rosa was one of the few that became fixed in history. But let us not forget [...]
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Japan asked to give reparations to victims of wartime sexual slavery system.

TweetThis is so intense. Amnesty International is renewing its call on the Japanese government to accept full responsibility for wartime crimes against women forced into sexual slavery by the Imperial Japanese Army. “Japan should immediately implement effective administrative mechanisms to provide full reparations to all survivors and remove legal barriers toward bringing claims before Japanese [...]
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Kenyan domestic violence stats.

TweetSexual violence is increasingly prevalent in Kenya and police statistics show that more than 2,800 cases of rape were reported in 2004 – an increase of close to 500 compared to the previous year. Domestic violence is also a serious problem in the East African nation. A demographic health survey carried out by the Ministry [...]
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