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Weekly Wrap Up – August 6, 2010


FEATURED STORY: Wednesday, Judge Walker ruled in the U.S. Appeals Court that California’s Proposition 8, was fundamentally unconstitutional.  Justice Walker saw the legislation as state sanctioned discrimination and stated that the supporters of Prop. 8, did not provide sufficient evidence as to why the legislation was necessary. Walker refused to accept the argument of that gay couples could not naturally reproduce and provide natural homes for children, an argument that invalidates the many different types of families that exist in our culture.

Read More about Prop 8, The Supreme Court, Women’s Rights Around the World, Immigration, Reproductive Autonomy, Women in the Workforce …


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Weekly News Wrap Up – July 30, 2010

FEATURED STORY: Is being confirmed to the Supreme Court harder if you are a woman?

Senator Patrick Leahy (D – Vermont) has recently made comments comparing the confirmation process of the two recent females nominated to the Supreme Court (Sonia Sotomayor , Elena Kagan) and that of the males nominated during the Bush presidency.  These comparisons are leading many to question if the differences, mostly in the time and intensity invested in the process, are the result of the candidates’ sexes. Read Article Here

Read More about Women’s Rights around the World, the Economy, The Supreme Court & How Women are Challenging Tradition…


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Weekly News Wrap Up — July 23, 2010


FEATURED STORY: “The End of Men”?

Writer Hanna Rosin argues in The Atlantic, that the ‘age of men’ is coming to an end, that it is no longer more desirable to have male children or even to be a man.  It seems, from her analysis, that it is more pragmatic to be a woman in today’s economy and in the future of the global community.  Although there continue to be alarming gaps and favoritism for the male sex, itcan be argued that society is changing, being a woman is a powerful. Rosin’s article is at the very least, incredibly thought provoking.  Read Article Here
In a critique of Rosin’s article, an Op-Ed piece in the New York Times agrees that there is a definite change in the role of women and composition of the American economy and society.  However, the article asks us to not to see this change as the ‘end of men,’ but as the beginning of a time where there is true equality between the sexes.  Read Article Here
Read more on Women & Racism, the Economy, the Military, the Supreme Court & Global Women’s Rights…
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Weekly News Wrap Up – July 16, 1010

FEATURED STORY: On Thursday, Argentina became the first country in Latin America to legalize gay marriage!


This achievement was made additionally significant when the strong presence of the Catholic Church in Latin American countries is taken into account.  Read Article Here and Watch Video

How long until other Latin American countries and the United States can follow in their footsteps?

Read more about the Supreme Court, Reproductive Autonomy, Women in today’s Economy and Business, Women’s Rights around the world & Religion…


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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


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Dear Woodhull Community,

My name is Arielle Algarín, I am a rising Junior in the CUNY Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College and I am a summer intern at the Woodhull Institute.  I am majoring in Political Science and am interested in the expanding role of women in politics and gender equality.  My blog posts will reflect these interests and provide a weekly update of general women’s issues that are being discussed in the media.  The Weekly News Wrap-Up will include opinions and profiles of female leaders in politics and business.  My goal is to provide a resource for you to quickly access information that as a member of the Woodhull community would reflect your interests and keep you up-to-date with current events.

Read on for articles in Elections, The Supreme Court, Business, Immigration, Oil Spill, Women’s Rights, Reproductive Autonomy, and Sports


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