Media and Its Contribution to Organizational
sad thing is that some of our otherness, some of our being shut out,
is also coming from within the feminist arena.
Supreme Court (July)
...There are so many deeply important issues at stake if the Supreme
Court becomes unbalanced in its interpretation of the Constitution.
None of these is more urgent than a woman's right to privacy in her
reproductive life. Should Roe v. Wade be overturned, or litigated away
issue by issue, the repercussions for American woman are profound.
Afghan Women Fade
from View as Media Touts Democracy (June)
...the mainstream media, once so eager to use such stories to highlight
the Bush administration’s agenda, have since ignored women’s lives in
Afghanistan in favor of prison abuse scandals and allegations of drug-related
misconduct in the Karzai camp. Why?
Open Letter to Pope Benedict XVI (April)
...Yours is a leading voice in the church for enforcing traditional
doctrine on homosexuality, extramarital sex and artificial birth control
and you have, in an extraordinary show of naivete, condemned the use
of condoms to stop the spread of AIDS. You have also consistently spoken
out against a women’s right to reproductive choice, against stem-cell
research, and against death-with-dignity laws. You have also tried to
muzzle political opinion and free speech, writing guidelines for denying
Communion to politicians who support abortion rights. This a worrisome
record for someone charged with transitioning the church into the 21st
of Maraget Hassan (November
I didn’t know Margaret Hassan, and I’ve never been to
Iraq. But I’ve known a lot of good people like her who work under desperately
difficult circumstances in places like Baghdad. These people are sometimes
called international civil servants. Others call them development experts.
The really good ones are simply humanitarians trying to make a difference
in the world...
it resolved: Women have a role to play in peace and security (March 2004)
In 2000, the United Nations took a long overdue step: It "remember[ed]
the ladies" in peace and security issues when the UN Security Council
adopted Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security. By doing so the
Council affirmed, for the first time, that integrating a gender perspective
and ensuring women's participation are necessary at all stages of armed
conflict as well as in pre and post conflict situations. Nothing underscores
this need more than the current situation in Iraq and Afghanistan, a
point well-made at this month's 48th annual meeting of the UN Commission
on the Status of Women (timed to coincide with International Women's
Day and Women's History Month)...