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Archive for April, 2006

Speed skater and actor the most qualified sources on genocide?

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

April 30th, 2006

From the Annals of Irony, a few very telling quotes from an Olympic athlete interviewed on the Today Show this morning (Sunday).
In advance of a major rally taking place later today in DC to call attention to the humanitarian crisis in Darfur and the slaughter, mass rapes, torture and starvation still suffered by […]

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Justified! Medical Poobahs Now Say CFS is ‘Real’

mjohnsons Icon Posted by Mary Johnson

April 30th, 2006

People with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) “have a genetic make up that affects the body’s ability to adapt to change. ” Articles in the April issue of Pharmacogenomics seem to clarify for the first time the clearly genetic — that is, biological — basis of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
This is good news: good that […]

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Outrages & Responsibilities

jnelsons Icon Posted by Jill Nelson

April 29th, 2006

Journalist Jill Nelson, author of numerous books including Straight, No Chaser: How I Became A Grown-Up Black Woman and her memoir about her experience at the Washington Post, Volunteer Slavery: My Authentic Negro Experience will be blogging on WIMN’s Voices beginning in June.

Jill plans to scrutinize media coverage of women and […]

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Greetings, Dear Reader

echidneofthesnakess Icon Posted by Echidne of the Snakes

April 29th, 2006

This blog will be all about women in electoral politics, full of shocking revelations and interesting details, all from a sage and interesting feminist point of view. Or so I tell myself. The start-up date is June, but if you are parched for important insights on this particular topic, check out my essay […]

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Girl Scouts Behind Bars?

stalvis Icon Posted by Silja J.A. Talvi

April 28th, 2006

Cookies and children in prison? Yup.

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When is a story about genocide not a story about genocide?

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

April 28th, 2006

When is an AM news piece about genocide not a news piece about genocide?
When it’s really a flimsy excuse for a puff piece about how lame “limousine liberals” are with all their causes and their speaking out and their perfect hair… oh, no, wait, they didn’t bash the hair. Just the causes and the speaking […]

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“Get Out of My Pharmacy, You Orgy-Crazed Trollop!”

mreids Icon Posted by Mikhaela Reid

April 28th, 2006

My latest cartoon, “It’s My Religion!” Inspired by a story about a boy who wore a “I will not accept what God has condemned: Homosexuality is Shameful” shirt to school following the Day of Silence. The school refused to allow him to attend class, so he sued (with the backing of the Family Research Council) claiming that the school was violating his religious freedom…

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brenaudgonzalezs Icon Posted by Barbara Renaud Gonzalez

April 27th, 2006

My mother, Marina, crossed the border with a second-grade education, and saw almost all eight of her children born here finish college. Big mistake: She spoiled my brothers, those little kings of hers, who worshipped her too, awed by how she raised them on her minimum-wage jobs. Now middle-aged, they struggle […]

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Women, Media & Reproductive Justice

lrosss Icon Posted by Loretta Ross

April 27th, 2006

Loretta Ross, National Coordinator of the SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Health Collective, will be blogging on women, media and reproductive justice within the next two weeks. In the meantime, check out her biography for more information on her work in this field.

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Silence = Consent? Boredom? A Hoax? And can we figure it out anyway?

mjohnsons Icon Posted by Mary Johnson

April 26th, 2006

I had wanted to start my blogging here on WIMN’s Voices with a less gruesome, a less politically incorrect issue. I really really did. But the news — or, in this case, not the news — is out there, and it is, after all, a disability rights issue:
This morning I got an email from one […]

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