Thursday, March 08, 2012

Bits and Pieces - International Women's Day Edition

We don't make much of International Women's Day here in America, and from the last barrage of invective, legislation intended to humiliate women, and defunding of women's health services, it's easy to see why. Maybe when we all give up our shoes and independent voices and don the veil, our men will deign to celebrate our proper behavior.

Which is unfair to those men who haven't joined the Republican jihad, like my blog partners. Having grown up in a man's world, I really like what I'm seeing in younger men's attitudes. There's hope yet.

The Guardian does a much better job of link-collecting than I could. Of course, it's all from their site, but it looks like a good selection.

And yesterday was Purim, another celebration of a woman, but Marsha B. Cohen says they're getting it wrong.

Added later: Why aren't there more women in foreign policy?

International Slutty Women's Day

In Arizona, the state Senate passed a bill saying that doctors can intentionally keep critical health information from pregnant women and can’t be sued for it. The idea is that if women know that a pregnancy is threatening their health, they might terminate it. And we know that would be wrong.

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