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Weekly News Wrap Up

Posted by Arielle at 9th July, 2010

Woodhull Weekly Wrap-Up July 9, 2010

FEATURED STORY: A recent Pew Center Study shows that although, in theory, equal rights for men and women may be supported in both developing and more established countries; there is no consensus for how this can translate into actual equality.  This article also focuses on the gender gap in quality of life.  Read Article Here

Women’s Issues and News in:  Feminism, The Supreme Court, Human rights, Health, Sports & Entertainment

Feminism:

  • An in depth article from the Washington Post explains a precisely why Sarah Palin is not a feminist, and how her statements and actions are harmful to feminism and all women.  Read Article Here

Sports:

  • “A woman’s athletic prime and her peak child-bearing years overlap like a total eclipse of the moon.”  A discussion of the difficult lifestyle choices women are forced to make in order to participate in professional golf. Read Article Here

Health:

  • New studies have found that the formula used to determine maximum heart rate when exercising is in fact, inaccurate. “The news may be a vindication to many women who have struggled to keep up with lofty target heart rates espoused by personal trainers and programmed into treadmill displays.”  Read Article Here

Supreme Court:

  • As a young woman, Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan was a clerk for Justice Thurgood Marshall, and new memos have caused concerned among conservatives that Kagan is an “off the charts liberal,” who was not capable of having her own opinions. Read Article Here

Human Rights:

  • Child Brides in Afghanistan are publicly beaten after attempting to escape their “marriage exchanges” and are offered no protection from the government. Read Article Here
  • Ten sobering facts about international women’s rights, they are surprising and demonstrate the need for real change in every country.  Read Article Here

Entertainment

  • An essay in the New Yorker analyzes the slowly changing place of women in comedy by examining Chelsea Handler, and other popular comediennes’ careers.  Specifically the arguments that “attractive women do not need to be funny” and that “women simply aren’t funny” are countered. Read Article Here

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