Here’s a roundup of stories impacting women for your weekend reading. This one in The New York Times Magazine on parents expecting twins who chose to abort one fetus is sure to generate discussion. You probably heard that Nafissatou Diallo, who has accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault, has filed a civil lawsuit. Did you hear Law & Order plans to air an episode based on the case? Speaking of DSK, Bloomberg BusinessWeek has an article on whether the IMF looked the other way and ignored the former executive’s behavior toward women. Cleveland.com reports on misogynist, serial killer Anthony Sowell who was sentenced to death for murdering 11 women. TechCrunch reporting on the new Verizon Android phone targeted toward women, cites unofficial reports that the droid is “pretty”, has dangly charms and less functionality than the standard variety. Ugh. And in case you were wondering if FOX moderators were being sexist when they asked Michele Bachmann during last night’s GOP debate if she would be a submissive wife as president, read this piece from RH Reality Check.
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Here’s some of the news affecting women from around the web: The women who accused former head of the IMF Dominque Strauss Kahn of raping her in a New York hotel has taken her story direct to the media after weeks of scrutiny about her life and character. She has been accused of prostitution, had her credibility called in to question and been vilified in the comments sections of news outlets across the web. Nafissatou Diallo gave an in depth interview to Newsweek and an on camera interview to ABC News. While we don’t know how this decision to give interviews plays into her legal team’s strategy, we do know this is the second time in recent months a woman has gone on a major news program to talk about an attack. CBS reporter Lara Logan went on prime-time to discuss her attack in Egypt. While it is common practice to protect the identity of a defendant in a rape case, often to protect them from harassment, these interviews help advance the discussion about this horrible crime and help remove the stigma of shame and blame that is often placed on the victim. The man behind the killings in Norway revealed a [...]
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