Monthly Archives: December 2007

A not-so super man.

TweetThe producer of Superman Returns (of all movies) is being sued by two women for sexual discrimination and harassment. The most recent case was made by a couple who worked for Jon Peters; when informing Peters of her pregnancy, he recommended she have an abortion or her husband would be fired, in which he was [...]
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Breaking News: Benazir Bhutto assassinated at political rally

Tweet Pakistan’s former prime minister and leading contender to serve for the third time was killed today in a suicide bomb attack. Bhutto was the first woman to lead a Muslim country, and served as an inspiration for many. This was not the first attempt on her life; 134 people were killed in a previous [...]
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Not Oprah’s Book Club: Learning to Drive

TweetI feel like I’m way late to this party (or is it a roller derby match?) but nonetheless, I wanted to put my two cents in on Katha Pollitt’s Learning to Drive. When the book initially launched in September, Pollitt got some nasty reviews claiming that the essays only amounted to undignified groaning and moaning. [...]
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What’s in a test?

TweetAfter talks last spring in New Jersey of making HIV testing mandatory for pregnant women, we find that the state has decided to move forward and enforce new legislation. The law requires health care providers to make the test a part of routine prenatal care, with an “opt out” exception. However, newborns will also be [...]
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When diets and babies collide

Tweet Haven’t you ever wanted society’s unwavering insistence that all women have babies be combined with some good old fashioned diet mania? No? Well too bad. Enter The Fertility Diet. Okay, okay. I realize that there’s probably some truth to the idea that what you choose to eat has some bearing on your fertility. But [...]
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