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2011-02-23 12:04:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ms. Foundation for Women President & CEO Anika Rahman released the following statement today: On Friday, February 18, the U.S. House of Representatives dealt a crushing blow to the health and well-being of millions of women across America: in a 240-185 vote, the House approved H.R. 1 -- also known the Pence Amendment -- which would prohibit Planned Parenthood from receiving federal funding for any purpose, including providing basic...

2010-08-24 09:00:00

Carole Brite brings decade of commitment to Planned Parenthood, 25 years of financial and management experience to new role CHICAGO, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Planned Parenthood of Illinois (PPIL) announced today that it has appointed Carole Brite as its new President and Chief Executive Officer. Brite most recently served as interim CEO of PPIL. She served as Board Treasurer for more than 10 years. Prior to joining the staff at Planned Parenthood, she...

2010-05-20 07:30:00

NEW YORK, May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Bad Media LLC announced its first e-book, Betty Dodson: My Sexual Revolution, the eagerly awaited autobiography covering the life of pioneering feminist and sexologist Betty Dodson, PhD. This marks Betty's first new book since penning the feminist classic Liberating Masturbation (1974) and the international bestseller Sex for One (1986 - over 1 million copies sold). Going on sale Thursday, May 20 the book will be available at Ms. Dodson's website,...

2010-01-04 15:45:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Every year since 2002 Women's eNews has held a gala to celebrate the achievements of 21 people who have bettered the lives of women and girls worldwide. Why 21 Leaders? The fact that 21 is the smallest number we could use says so much about the vitality of women's movement worldwide, whittling the nominations down that much is such a hard task! During the autumn, Women's eNews asks its readers and previous nominees to nominate leaders committed...

2009-05-21 09:38:00

A Celebration of Gloria Steinem's 75th Birthday NEW YORK, May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tonight the Ms. Foundation for Women will be joined by prominent members of the entertainment, business, philanthropic and not-for-profit communities in celebration of its co-founder Gloria Steinem's 75th birthday and the Ms. Foundation's 21st Annual Gloria Awards, a tribute to grassroots women activists and philanthropists who ignite change on behalf of women, families and communities...

2008-10-10 12:00:41

DENVER, Oct. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- WORDS OF CHOICE 2008 Go Vote Tour will begin performances across Colorado on Oct. 12 through Oct. 22. The play seeks to amply "No on 48" conversations about a state ballot measure that could result in a ban abortion, contraception and stem cell research. It will be performed at universities, community centers and theatres in Denver, Boulder, Pueblo and Colorado Springs. Playwright Cindy Cooper's Words of Choice pieces together excerpts from a...

2008-08-06 15:00:34

By RUTH WISHART THEY'RE offering "instanthit hedonism". They "celebrate thrill seeking and instant gratification". All in all, the Tories' shadow spokesman on children, schools and families is not a huge big fan of lads' mags. Michael Gove's take on the kind of publication exemplified by those literary giants Nuts and Zoo is that they actively encourage the kind of feckless, thoughtless behaviour in young men implicated in the stubbornly high incidence of unplanned teenage pregnancies, as...

2007-12-16 03:00:11

By Staum, Martin The non-Durkheimian sociologists in the institutions founded by Rene Worms were not simply biological determinists. A hard-line contingent among Worms's associates continued to accept the anthropological paradigm of racial hierarchy, but a larger group questioned the validity of the concept of race as its anthropological precision faltered. The critique of race, however, did not challenge the French civilizing imperial mission. The male sociologists did not parallel this...

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2005-04-22 09:40:29

A stranger's gaze may mean a lot, a new study says HealthDay News -- When a woman walks into a crowded room, what her eyes do in the first few seconds may determine how attractive she is to any man meeting her gaze. If she turns her eyes deliberately toward a particular man, he immediately rates her as more likeable and physically attractive, new research shows. If she glances at him but then turns her eyes away, that same man will rate her as considerably less sexy. "Our impressions of...

2004-11-28 03:00:21

Culture is a primary force in the socialisation of individuals and a major determinant of the consciousness and experience of the community. However, there are variances of gender inequality in all cultures, which may not be due to mere deference to cultural exigencies. Gender equality is a paramount condition for equitable and sustainable global positive development. This paper shows that it is not possible to respect individual cultures and at the same time secure gender equality. There are...


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'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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