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November 11th, 2008
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Raped in the Military? You'll Have to Pay for Your Own Forensic Exam Kit  

Raped in the Military? You'll Have to Pay for Your Own Forensic Exam Kit
By Penny Coleman, AlterNet
This outrage gives "supporting the troops" a whole new meaning. Read more »

 

Obama's win last Tuesday was an enormous triumph for women, who can now look forward to having a strong pro-choice presence in the White House. But reproductive freedom isn't the only issue of importance to women, and as exciting as an Obama administration sounds, now is not the time for women to let their guards down. A lot of work lies ahead, including pushing for a gender-balanced cabinet. According to a recent AP story, of 44 potential nominees for top administration posts, only 9 are women. And Larry Summers is in the running to head up the U.S. Treasury. Veronica Arreola explains why this signals trouble for women.

Stay tuned in the coming weeks for more coverage of Obama's cabinet choices.

Thanks for reading,
Heather Gehlert
Managing Editor, AlterNet

 

Obama's Cabinet Should Be Half Women  

Obama's Cabinet Should Be Half Women

An open letter to Obama: Having a diverse cabinet is not only fair but good for the country. Read more »

Pregnancy Resource Centers Try to Scare Students into Keeping the Baby  

Pregnancy Resource Centers Try to Scare Students into Keeping the Baby

On a mission to eliminate reproductive choice, so-called crisis pregnancy centers are giving false information about abortion. Read more »

The Next, Pro-Choice Cabinet?  

The Next, Pro-Choice Cabinet?

It's important to remember how much damage appointees can do if they don't have respect for women's health and sexuality. Read more »

Why Larry Summers Is a Bad Choice for an Obama Administration  

Why Larry Summers Is a Bad Choice for an Obama Administration

A person who scoffs at discrimination does not represent the type of change we need in the next administration. Read more »

Sayonara, Sarah Palin  

Sayonara, Sarah Palin

God's gift to journalism -- and to feminism. Read more »

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Alice Walker: The 'Good Medicine' of Obama's Victory  

Alice Walker: The 'Good Medicine' of Obama's Victory

How Obama represents a shift in attitudes on race and gender in America. Read more »

 

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