Thursday, December 18, 2008

Toxic Makeup | Is Kennedy Qualified? | Sexist Ads That Won't Die

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Beauty Secret: Your Make-Up Can Kill You  

Beauty Secret: Your Make-Up Can Kill You
By Jacqueline Houton, Bitch Magazine
When it comes to cosmetics, women's health is getting the kiss-off.
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This week's newsletter is chock-full of good reading. Jacqueline Houton from Bitch Magazine exposes the carcinogens, mutagens and other toxins that are all too common in cosmetics and other personal care products that both women and men put on their bodies every day; Michael Carmichael goes to bat for Caroline Kennedy and defends her qualifications against skeptics; Kamala Sarup and Lys Anzia from over at Women News Network report on the systematic sexual exploitation of young girls and women in India's brothels; Margaret M. Gullette takes a look at the decline of plastic surgery (go ahead -- enjoy a big sigh of relief!); and much, much more.

Stay tuned in the coming days and weeks for more great coverage, including a look at the anti-choice pastor tapped for Obama's inauguration and more details about Caroline Kennedy's bid for the New York Senate.

As always, thanks for reading,
Heather Gehlert
Managing Editor

 

Is Caroline Kennedy Qualified?  

Is Caroline Kennedy Qualified?

Caroline Kennedy's life and achievements have been studiously secluded, but make no mistake -- her qualifications are solid. Read more »

Obama Can Improve the Lives of Millions of Girls and Women Worldwide  

Obama Can Improve the Lives of Millions of Girls and Women Worldwide

There will be no global peace or security until we secure every woman's right to a just and healthy life. Read more »

Bondage, Cum Shots, Violence -- Sexist Ad Trends That Refuse to Die  

Bondage, Cum Shots, Violence -- Sexist Ad Trends That Refuse to Die

The advertising world continues to use stereotypes and violence to prey on our most vile desires. Read more »

Virginity for Sale: The Dark World of Forced Teen Prostitution  

Virginity for Sale: The Dark World of Forced Teen Prostitution

Nepalese girls are disappearing deep into the brothel system of India. Read more »

Pakistan's Newest Cabinet Members Support Premeditated Murder of Women  

Pakistan's Newest Cabinet Members Support Premeditated Murder of Women

Women in Pakistan's parliament have been surprisingly silent about the anti-woman appointments. Read more »

FDA Advisers Recommend New Female Condom  

FDA Advisers Recommend New Female Condom

The new female condom reduces the risk of sexually transmitted infection by 97 percent and is safe for people who have allergies to latex. Read more »

Plastic Surgery Is Going the Way of the Ugg Boot  

Plastic Surgery Is Going the Way of the Ugg Boot

Women are saying "no" to being nipped and tucked. And the recession may have little to do with it. Read more »

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What Women Think: A Look at What Young Women Want from the Obama Administration  

What Women Think: A Look at What Young Women Want from the Obama Administration

Gen Y gets it and wants an active administration including a First Lady who's a real leader to create change we can see in our everyday lives. Read more »

 

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