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Archive for June, 2006

NY Post “Newspaper” writes rape wrong

ksavoies Icon Posted by Keely Savoie

June 15th, 2006

A New York Post story, putting the word “rape” in quotation marks, belies a troubling editorial attitude toward sexual assault. I was thoroughly expecing it to be a story statutory– though consensual– rape, thus at least partially explaining the pernicious punctuation … But the guy was charged with 1st degree […]

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Mothers Who Kill

mjohnsons Icon Posted by Mary Johnson

June 13th, 2006

Outside of Ilinois, there hadn’t been much notice at all of the May 13 death of 3-year-old Katie McCarron at the hand of her mother, Dr. Karen McCarron (who confessed to police), until the opeds started appearing.
Police have charged McCarron, 37, with murder after she admitted she took her daughter to the home of […]

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The Black and White and X and Y of Media Coverage

lmarshalls Icon Posted by Lucinda Marshall

June 11th, 2006

The Black Congressional Caucus came out a few days ago with a statement opposing the House leadership’s efforts to strip the embattled Rep. William Jefferson of his committee post, reminding house leaders that, “he is entitled to a “presumption of innocence.”” Fair enough, the guy hasn’t been indicted and there is no precedent […]

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Green, Lite: The Final Installment

mspencers Icon Posted by Miranda Spencer

June 9th, 2006

The personal, the political, and the planet

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The Woman Candidate

echidneofthesnakess Icon Posted by Echidne of the Snakes

June 8th, 2006

Now I understand why Chris (”Tweety”) Matthew’s political show is called Hardball. It’s all about Tweety’s testicles, or perhaps one of them. Yesterday’s show gave us some truly revealing comments about Matthew’s troubles with women in politics. Here he is talking about the San Diego race with Ken Mehlman:

MATTHEWS: How did […]

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Keeping abreast of the issues

ksavoies Icon Posted by Keely Savoie

June 7th, 2006

Why, I thought to myself, would the government play up such weak results for one particular drug over another? Did the government– which, footed the bill for the $88 million study– have a vested interested in, oh say, Eli Lilly, the maker of raloxifene, which happens to be going up for FDA approval as an anti-cancer drug very soon (it’s currently only approved to fight osteoporosis)?

In a word, yes.

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Real Simple at vanguard

pkamens Icon Posted by Paula Kamen

June 6th, 2006

For centuries, the evergreen media topic of gender differences, especially regarding the brain, generally has been a hostile one, with a not-so-hidden agenda to justify discrimination against women, such keeping them out of college and jobs. (”They’re too hysterical, too weak, etc….”) Often the points are “backed up” by loads of psuedo-science.
So no wonder that […]

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Newsweek to Unmarried Women: Whoops! We Were Wrong!

azeislers Icon Posted by Andi Zeisler

June 2nd, 2006

The new issue of Newsweek celebrates the 20th anniversary of telling unmarried women over 30 how thoroughly screwed they are by issuing a multipage mea culpa. The 1986 piece, “Too Late for Prince Charming?” which as we surely all remember claimed that single, college-educated women, at age 30, had only a 20 percent chance of […]

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Bad girls, bad girls, whatchu gonna do?

stalvis Icon Posted by Silja J.A. Talvi

June 1st, 2006

Bad girls, bad girls, we’re coming for you …

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Your Yucky Body: Summer Swimsuit Spectacular

mreids Icon Posted by Mikhaela Reid

June 1st, 2006

I will readily admit to being a fashion magazine addict, so perhaps I draw pieces like this to assuage my own vague guilt for that habit…
New Cartoon: “Your Yucky Body: Summer Swimsuit Spectacular”

This cartoon is a seasonal sequel to my previous toon parodying women’s media “Your Yucky Body: A Repair Manual”.
Update: right after I posted […]

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