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Women: A Catalyst for Changenew

In an exhibit titled "Women: Agents of Change in the American Civil Rights Movement," Jackson State University offers a glimpse into the documentary photography of Dr. Doris A. Derby.
Jackson Free Press  |  LaTonya Miller  |  06-13-2014  |  Civil Liberties

Bringing Sexy Backnew

A vibrator developed in Madison restores pleasure for women following cancer and menopause.
Isthmus  |  Maggie Ginsberg-Schutz  |  08-28-2012  |  Sex

No ceiling?new

Sheriff Maketa appoints Paula Presley as his No. 2, a move that could position her to become El Paso County's first female sheriff.
Colorado Springs Independent  |  Pam Zubeck  |  04-05-2012  |  Crime & Justice

How Mississippians Defeated Personhoodnew

Grassroots activists used social media and homegrown outspokenness to stop an extreme anti-abortion measure on the ballot.
Jackson Free Press  |  Valerie Wells  |  11-28-2011  |  Elections

Mind the Gapnew

The gender-income gap in Canada continues to exist. Despite advances by women in higher education attainment, greater participation in the workforce and decades of anti-discrimination legislation, Canada cannot shake a persistent wage gap—women are earning, on average, 70 percent of what men do.
VUE Weekly  |  Samantha Power  |  08-12-2011  |  Business & Labor

Philadelphia Editor Spews Vile Rape Commentarynew

Dan Rottenberg, editor of online arts mag Broad Street Review (and way back, editor of this publication when it was Welcomat) wrote an editor’s letter last week that’s drawing criticism from national media watchdog outlets like Women’s Media Center—and deservedly so.
Philadelphia Weekly  |  Tara Murtha  |  06-15-2011  |  Civil Liberties

When Innocence Is Pinknew

Wrongly convicted women fight for recognition, support, remedies.
Metro Times  |  Sandra Svoboda  |  01-19-2011  |  Crime & Justice

Republicans Unleash Everything Except Meghan McCain's Cleavage to Win Votesnew

A new video posted on the Weber County GOP blog highlights the best assets for Republicans: their T&A. Over the course of three minutes, a slideshow of GOP women is presented.
Salt Lake City Weekly  |  Josh Loftin  |  03-23-2010  |  Politics

Columnist’s Book Offers an Overview of the Progress Made by Womennew

Gail Collins of The New York Times has written a book that I consider a must-read: When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women From 1960 to the Present. Run, do not walk, to your local bookstore and get your copy.
Pasadena Weekly  |  Ellen Snortland  |  02-08-2010  |  Nonfiction

One Man's Murderous Romp Through Polite Societynew

Rodney Alcala, the UCLA fine-arts grad, former Los Angeles Times typesetter, amateur photographer and film student of Roman Polanski's is believed to have used his charm and access to entrap and murder seven women and girls, and to rape several others.
L.A. Weekly  |  Christine Pelisek  |  01-22-2010  |  Crime & Justice

The New Gay Romance, By and For Straight Womennew

One evening, a small crowd gathers at the Hustler Hollywood store on Sunset Boulevard for a reading of James Buchanan’s new romance novel, Personal Demons. In the book, a gay FBI agent is about to make love to his boyfriend, an LAPD officer.
L.A. Weekly  |  Gendy Alimurung  |  12-18-2009  |  Books

Allison Pottinger Going for Curling Gold at Winter Olympicsnew

Allison Pottinger, a member of the U.S. Olympic team, will be traveling to Vancouver in February for the 2010 Games. A working wife and mother of three-year-old and 15-month-old girls, Pottinger must sandwich her Olympic dreams between the everyday realities of job and family.
City Pages (Twin Cities)  |  Matthew Smith  |  12-09-2009  |  Sports

Cops' Recent Blowup with their Chief Surprised Many, and It Shouldn't Havenew

In her 3 1/2 years as Portland police chief, Rosie Sizer has been called many things. She once joked in a City Club speech she’d been called the B-word too many times to count. But she has also been praised as a transformative leader, a gifted communicator, a role model to women and a champion for minority rights.
Willamette Week  |  James Pitkin  |  12-09-2009  |  Crime & Justice

Why Do Hot Chicks Always Play Bass and Why Do I Love Them So?new

I have a fetish for hot-chick bassists, a low-grade obsession that traces back to my early teens. In the mid-'80s, I remember feeling vaguely scandalized (and excited) the first time I saw the Talking Heads' Tina Weymouth lay down that throbbing arterial bass line on "Psycho Killer." That was just the beginning.
Phoenix New Times  |  Craig Outhier  |  12-08-2009  |  Commentary

The GOP's Female Troublenew

What if a party has no women (or virtually none of national prominence) in elective office? For today's Republican Party, we've been seeing the answer unfold in the weeks since President Barack Obama nominated Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme Court.
Boston Phoenix  |  David Bernstein  |  06-03-2009  |  Commentary

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