Are Lesbians Better Sportscasters?

BBC TV sportscaster Clare Balding was probably just trying to come up with a quick answer to a tough question. In a web chat on the UK blog Mumsnet last Monday, Balding answered questions about her career in sportscasting and how being gay and a woman have influenced her path. She told the web audience she […]

Merger with Catholic Hospital Could Deny Women Abortions in Penn.

Abington Memorial Hospital is a major medical center on the eastern side of Montgomery County, Penn. With more than 60 OB/GYNs on staff, the hospital delivers more than 5,000 babies a year. The obstetricians and gynecologists at Abington also provide abortions, though doctors performed less than 100 of those in each of the last two […]

Teen Girl Wins Photoshop Fight Against Seventeen Magazine

When Julia Bluhm scanned the pages of Seventeen magazine, she saw young women with perfect bodies. Glossy hair and clear complexions polished off skinny, tanned figures. At 14 years old, Bluhm knew that teenagers with blemish-free skin, perfect hair and stick-thin physiques weren’t the norm. And she was sick of looking at the fakes. So […]

Pitch Perfect Trailer Hits Wrong Note with Rape Joke

From the trailer‘s wanna-be-gruff opening music and star Anna Kendrick’s heavy-handed black eyeliner, we know  that the upcoming film Pitch Perfect (scheduled for release October 5) is going to be edgy. Well, as edgy as a comedy musical centered around an a capella rivalry can be. In the opening sequence, an upbeat orientation leader hands […]

Right-Wingers Attack Medicaid-Paid Abortions in Iowa

Conservative legislators in Iowa are willing to give up millions of dollars in Medicaid funding in order to block state-funded abortions in the case of rape, incest or if the fetus is physically or mentally deformed. A coalition made up of 41 Iowa Republican representatives filed a petition on June 12 to immediately stop such […]

Just in Time for Her Birthday, Aung San Suu Kyi Finally Gives Nobel Speech

If Aung San Suu Kyi had been able to deliver her acceptance speech when she won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991, she would have been 46 years old. On June 16, three days before her 67th birthday–which she celebrates today, June 19–she finally gave that talk. Suu Kyi was under house arrest 21 years […]

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