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  • Health Care Bill Directs HHS Secretary to Develop 'Standards for Measuring Gender'

    07/20/2009 3:10:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies · 1,339+ views
    cnsnews ^ | 7/20/09 | Penny Starr,
    ( – The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee’s health care legislation will give the Health and Human Services secretary the authority to develop “standards of measuring gender” -- as opposed to using the traditional "male" and "female" categories -- in a database of all who apply or participate in government-run or government-supported health care plans.
  • Worship, Bible Study Leaders for ELCA Churchwide Assembly Named

    07/03/2009 10:07:56 AM PDT · by lightman · 7 replies · 501+ views
    ELCA NEWS SERVICE ^ | 2 July AD 2009 | Carrie L. Draeger
    ELCA NEWS SERVICE July 2, 2009 Worship, Bible Study Leaders for ELCA Churchwide Assembly Named 09-147-CD* CHICAGO (ELCA) -- Preachers, presiding ministers and Bible study leaders chosen for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's (ECLA) Churchwide Assembly in Minneapolis this August come from diverse backgrounds. The preachers, presiders and Bible study leaders were chosen by the Rev. Mark S. Hanson, ELCA presiding bishop. The Rev. Jennifer P. Ollikainen, associate for worship resources, said the goal with this group was to have "broad representation" of the church body. The presiding and preaching ministers include four pastors who are bilingual, a first-year...
  • Female business owners arm themselves (New Gun Owners PING!)

    06/09/2009 8:42:21 PM PDT · by greatdefender · 5 replies · 521+ views ^ | Angela Sachitano
    LAKE WORTH, FL -- Some business women who work in an area hit hard with crime are arming themselves and taking matters into their own hands. Lake Worth business owner Mayra Ramirez has been practicing at the Palm Beach Shooting Range in Lake Worth for months. "I was always against guns but from watching the news and seeing so many things happen, I figured it was time to get one," Ramirez said. Ramirez is arming herself because she's fed up with the crime around her business. A week ago a man was shot just steps away from her storefront. "At...
  • The female advantage

    05/03/2009 10:29:01 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies · 943+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | May 3, 2009 | Rebecca Tuhus-Dubrow
    IN THE CUTTHROAT world of business, companies are always looking for ways to increase their profits. They outsource to Bangalore. They endlessly tweak their "brands." Some even try to shed their least desirable customers. Now, a growing number of consultants and corporate leaders swear by a new strategy to boost the bottom line, one that departs from the standard bag of tricks: put more women in charge.
  • New model of female condom could bring wider use

    04/16/2009 2:53:42 PM PDT · by MAD-AS-HELL · 27 replies · 1,353+ views
    NEW YORK (AP) - Advocates of the female condom are promoting a less costly, more user-friendly version that they hope will vastly expand its role in the global fight against AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases. An early version of the female condom was introduced in 1993, and it remains the only available woman-initiated form of protection against both STDs and unintended pregnancy. Yet despite global promotion by the United Nations and other organizations, its usage is still minuscule, even as women bear an ever-growing share of the AIDS epidemic.
  • Bad Female Drivers? Video - Funny

    04/01/2009 8:52:45 AM PDT · by Notoriously Conservative · 7 replies · 728+ views
    Now That's Nifty ^ | 04 01 09 | Nick
    Video on site
  • All-Female Marine Team Conducts First Mission in Southern Afghanistan

    03/10/2009 5:23:40 PM PDT · by SandRat · 18 replies · 1,128+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Lance Cpl. Monty Burton, USMC
    FARAH PROVINCE, Afghanistan, March 10, 2009 – Marines of the 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment -- the ground combat element of Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force Afghanistan -- now have a special group of people to help them complete their mission in Afghanistan. Marine Corps 2nd Lt. Johanna Shaffer shares a cookie and a smile with an Afghan child while under the watchful security of Marines assigned to 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, during her all-female team's first mission in Farah province, Feb. 9, 2009. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Monty Burton  (Click photo for screen-resolution...

    02/28/2009 5:19:50 PM PST · by mamelukesabre · 14 replies · 724+ views
    youtube ^ | the onion?
    Women are now equal to long last! Check this link.
  • Indian Women Launch Pink Knicker Protest Against Radical Hindu Group

    02/10/2009 9:20:53 AM PST · by Steelfish · 14 replies · 2,702+ views
    London Times ^ | February 10, 2009
    February 10, 2009 Indian women launch pink knicker protest against radical Hindu group The Consortium of Pub-going, Loose and Forward Women has asked members to send pink knickers to them in protest at attacks by the SRS Jeremy Page in Delhi A group of young Indian women is planning to send pink knickers to a Hindu radical organisation that attacked women in a pub last month and has vowed to target unmarried couples celebrating Valentine's Day. The Consortium of Pub-going, Loose and Forward Women — which had 7,422 members as of this afternoon — is also urging Indian women to...
  • 'Female suicide bomb recruiter' Samira Ahmed Jassim captured(trained 80 female bombers)

    02/04/2009 7:51:58 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 33 replies · 1,266+ views
    Times of London ^ | 02/03/09 | Samira Ahmed Jassim
    February 3, 2009 'Female suicide bomb recruiter' Samira Ahmed Jassim captured Samira Ahmed Jassim Deborah Haynes in Baghdad A middle-aged woman suspected of recruiting more than 80 female suicide bombers has been arrested in Iraq, a senior officer said today. Samira Ahmed Jassim, 51, confessed to sending 28 of the women to carry out attacks, Major-General Qassim al-Moussawi, a Baghdad security spokesman, said. She was captured at an undisclosed location a fortnight ago. He played a video of her apparent confession at a news conference. Jassim, dressed in traditional black Islamic robes, is shown appearing to confess to recruiting and...
  • Best Female Figure Not an Hourglass

    12/03/2008 8:36:45 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 133 replies · 10,773+ views
    An imperfect body might be just what the doctor ordered for women and key to their economic success, an anthropologist now says. While pop culture seems to worship the hourglass figure for females, with a tiny waist, big boobs and curvy hips à la Marilyn Monroe, this may not be optimal, says Elizabeth Cashdan of the University of Utah. That's because the hormones that make women physically stronger, more competitive and better able to deal with stress also tend to redistribute fat from the hips to the waist. So in societies and situations where women are under pressure to procure...
  • Female Karate Champion Defeats Mugger

    09/12/2008 5:38:54 AM PDT · by kellynla · 21 replies · 479+ views ^ | 10 Sep 2008 | Nick Squires in Rome
    Four times Italian women's champion Lara Liotta, 29, was on a street in broad daylight in central Rome when the man, a Romanian immigrant of no fixed abode, approached her and asked her for a cigarette. When she told him she did not smoke he allegedly lunged for her and grabbed her around the neck. Miss Liotta, who works as prison officer, immediately put her black belt training to good use, delivering two swift jabs to the man's face which sent him crashing to the ground. The karate champion was fortunate she could rely on her skills to fight off...
  • Should the same question be asked of the media ????

    09/04/2008 6:09:25 AM PDT · by Lockbox · 26 replies · 2,527+ views
    Vanity ^ | 9-4-08 | Self
    Following up on the main stream media's contention that Sarah Palin maybe unable to carry out the duties of the Office of the Vice President of the United States of America due to her children, we need to ask the main stream media companies if the following female executives have children and if so how are they able to carry out their executive duties. This is a question share holders need answered since the inability of these female executive to carry out their duties could have a financial impact on the corporation. Rena Golden senior vice president and executive producer...
  • Paglia on Palin: “We May Be Seeing The First Woman President”

    09/01/2008 12:13:43 PM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 29 replies · 214+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | September 1, 2008 | Bill Dupray
    It wasn't an intentional double entendre in the title of the post (Paglia being a proud, self-proclaimed lesbian and all), but I had to tie in that Palin was the subject of the comment . . .. Anyway Camille Paglia is, by far, one of the most intelligent Democrat commentators I can think of, and even Rush Limbaugh digs her - a lot - even if she is, as Rush says, totally in the tank for Obama. I have the deepest admiration -- the most profound respect and love -- for Camille Paglia. I think Camille Paglia is absolutely brilliant...
  • Obama’s Women Problem

    07/31/2008 6:50:41 AM PDT · by Victory111 · 13 replies · 100+ views
    Cross Action News ^ | 7-31-08 | Dick Morris
    If soccer moms determined the outcome of the 1996 presidential race and security moms tipped the balance in 2004, it is beginning to look as if older moms are the key to the 2008 contest. Obama has a problem among women over 40 and a big problem among women over 50. These groups, normally the staunchest of Democratic supporters, are showing a propensity to back McCain and a disinclination to support Obama.
  • Looking Past the Mirror [Ecumenical]

    07/11/2008 12:11:21 PM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies · 93+ views
    Catholic Culture ^ | July 9, 2008 | Dr. Jeff Mirus
    The Vatican has recently confirmed that anyone who attempts the priestly ordination of a woman will incur automatic excommunication. At the same time, this year’s Lambeth convocation of the world’s Anglican leaders has opened the way for the ordination and consecration of female bishops. To the Anglicans at Lambeth, the issue is no doubt obvious. But the question of the ordination of women is just the tip of an iceberg. Slaves to Fashion The contemporary West is largely existentialist. By this I mean that we instinctively believe that there is no particular order and meaning to the universe apart from...
  • Dutch Scientists Claim Sequencing of Female DNA

    05/26/2008 1:38:43 PM PDT · by anymouse · 20 replies · 171+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 26, 2008
    Dutch scientists claim they have completed the first sequencing of an individual woman's DNA. The researchers at Leiden University Medical Center say they have sequenced the entire genome of one their female researchers, though no other scientists have yet verified their data. The first sequencing of a composite human genome was announced in 2001. Four individual male genomes have so far been sequenced. Scientists have also mapped the DNA of about a dozen mammals, including chimpanzees, dogs, cats, cows and a platypus. The full complement of an organism's DNA is called its genome. In animals and people, it is made...
  • Brown runs on record; (FREEPER Katherine JENERETTE )challengers want change US CONGRESS RACE SC

    05/24/2008 3:48:14 AM PDT · by kjenerette · 25 replies · 959+ views
    The Post and Courier Charleston SC ^ | Saturday, May 24, 2008 | Robert Behre
    Brown runs on record; challengers want change Energy, veterans, taxes among 1st Dist. issues By Robert Behre The Post and Courier Saturday, May 24, 2008 First District Rep. Henry Brown is vying to serve a fifth term in Congress, but first he must overcome two Republican challengers who think they can do a better job. Johns Island businessman Paul Norris said he's making his first bid for public office because he wants to use his engineer's approach to solving problems that he said threaten the next generation. Professor and U.S. Army reservist Katherine Jenerette of North Myrtle Beach said...
  • Moaning With Desire, CNN Females Reports Go For Obama.

    05/11/2008 5:54:29 AM PDT · by Leisler · 27 replies · 92+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | unknown | Unknown
    Youtube vid here
  • 'Sexy' Voice Gives Fertile Women Away

    05/01/2008 7:32:49 AM PDT · by blam · 26 replies · 2,650+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-1-2008 | Colin Barras
    'Sexy' voice gives fertile women away 01 May 2008 From New Scientist Print Edition. Colin Barras A woman's voice becomes more attractive when she is most fertile. That's according to Nathan Pipitone and Gordon Gallup of the State University of New York at Albany. The pair recorded women counting from 1 to 10 at four occasions during their menstrual cycle. They then replayed the recordings at random to male and female students and asked them to rate the attractiveness of the voices. Both males and females judged the women's voices to be most attractive if they were recorded during the...