Monthly Archives: June 2007

Today is National HIV Testing Day

TweetHey folks, just a reminder that today is National HIV Testing Day, an annual campaign produced by the National Association of People with AIDS (NAPWA-US) to encourage people to receive voluntary HIV counseling and testing. The National Women and AIDS Collective (NWAC), a part of the Ms. Foundation, has put out a statement commemorating the [...]
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Report domestic violence, risk deportation?

TweetBroadsheet has the unfortunate news that an amendment may be tacked on to the immigration bill that would make women’s immigration status known to federal authorities if they report domestic violence to local police. Currently the Violence Against Women Act protects women by preventing local law enforcement from disclosing immigration status to the feds. But [...]
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US wants Japan to apologize for sexual slavery.

TweetThis is not new, but the last few months the US has been urging the Japanese government to apologize for the forced sexual slavery of women during WWII. Yesterday, a resolution that demands this apology passed overwhelmingly in the Foreign Affairs Committee and will be going to the House. Japan “has actively promoted historical amnesia; [...]
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Concerned Women: Ladies can’t be aggressive while wearing pink!

TweetThis is pretty sweet. Concerned Women for America lashes out at Code Pink for not being demure and ladylike enough. How dare they wear pink, the color of quiet femininity, while aggressively demanding an end to the war?! [Crouse] said Code Pink members “talk out of both sides of their mouths.” “They emphasize their femininity [...]
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Something’s missing.

TweetIn reference to Samhita’s mention in a recent post of Jessie Davis, a pregnant woman in Ohio who was murdered, I had to bring attention to its media coverage on the murder and accused boyfriend: Why isn’t anyone talking about intimate partner violence? Let’s look at some stats: On average, more than three women are [...]
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