Every time Jada Pinkett-Smith’s name came up the news, they casually mentioned that she was starring in a drama called HawthoRNe, a show that IMDB has no outline for (it only gives the show’s tagline: “Every patient needs a hero.”) and Wikipedia describes thusly:
Now this show, which appears to be relatively premise-less, has been canceled, causing some to cry sexism. Yahoo’s Pamela Gifford argues that the cancellation came as a result of the “rumor mill” and accusations of infidelity between Marc Anthony and …
According to The Globe, Iran has entered a bid to be a part of “a powerful new UN agency promoting equality for women,” and the powers-that-be – like the USA – are not quite too happy about it.
There is no doubt that the Iranian government has committed unspeakable human rights violations against women – this has been especially apparent in recent months due to public outcry at the death sentence of stoning for a woman who was accused of adultery.
It would seem strange, then, for Iran to want to be on a committee, whose mission is as follows:
Established in July, UN Women is the culmination of years of efforts by women’s groups. It merges four existing UN bodies …
When you hear the phrase “a woman’s right to choose,” there’s generally a quick synapse pop to the word “abortion.” However, I feel that the push to force women to breastfeed gives new meaning to the idea of choice … and it’s a meaning that does not reflect well on the medical profession.
Anyway, there’s a new study out that gives yet another enticing reason to breastfeed—it evidently lowers the risk of developing Type II Diabetes (the one that’s linked to obesity) later in life.
Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh studied more than 2,200 women aged 40 to 78. They found that 27 percent of mothers who didn’t breast-feed developed type 2 diabetes, almost double the rate among women who breast-fed or never gave birth.
The researchers say the differences between the groups held up even after they adjusted the statistics for factors such as age, race, levels of physical activity and body-mass index.
“Diet and exercise are widely known to impact the risk of type 2 diabetes, but few people realize that breast-feeding also reduces mothers’ risk of developing the disease later in life by decreasing maternal belly fat,” said Dr. Eleanor Bimla Schwarz, an assistant professor of medicine, epidemiology, and obstetrics, gynecology …
You know, as the year wraps up, I’m sure we’ll see another slew of Time magazine’s “Man of the Year” nominees and a crapload of other media swirling around what men have accomplished this year (i.e., President Obama’s election, Bernanke’s renomination for Fed Chief, etc.), but where does that leave us women?
MTV named Lady Gaga as woman of the year. CMT nominated Taylor Swift as the AP’s Entertainer of the Year, but what about the important stuff?
After making my own list, I perused the internet to see if anyone had matched my selections and Glamour magazine, believe it or not, had hit the nail on the head.
Their female selections for Women of 2009 were Rihanna, Maria Shriver, Maya Angelou, Stella McCartney, Amy Poehler, Jane Aronson, Marissa Mayer, Susan Rice, Euna Lee and Laura Ling and the women of the One Million Signatures campaign.
Who do you guys think should make the list of Women of 2009 and why? Is there anyone missing off of Glamour‘s list or is there anyone on there that shouldn’t be? Don’t we also think it’s high time that a magazine with the prestige of Time should publish a more current woman’s version “of the year”?
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