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Just happened. So what bill is that? “House Democrats say the Republican-authored law would raise requirements to prove domestic violence and sexual assault, erase confidentiality protections for immigrant women and alert abusers when their victims seek help. They say it would eliminate a path to citizenship for immigrant victims who cooperate with police and cut “culturally competent services” for Muslims, gay men and lesbians, and victims who don’t speak English,” per the New York Times.
Joe Biden: “The House has passed a version of the [VAWA] that will roll back critical provisions to help victims of abuse.”
Thanks guys! But also — please read this piece by Tumblr’s own Samia about why Mona Eltahawy does not represent “us” and this feature on Al Jazeera about why Arab women are so disgusted and disappointed, to say the least, with the sensationalist cover images, as well as Eltahawy’s simplistic approach that reduces women’s roles in the Arab world. Oh, also, read this piece on Jadaliyya titled “Let’s Talk about Sex”.
And we’ll quote you again! Recommended reading to get a sense why Arab women are none too happy with that Foreign Policy cover.
Spencer Ackerman on why girls cosplay Catwoman.
Some powerful photo illustrations come with Foreign Policy’s stunning cover feature on the real war unfolding on women in the middle east, written by the awesome and oh-so-brave Egyptian revolutionary Mona Eltahawy. Read it.
On this Administrative Professionals’ Day, a photo of our author Lynn Povich—who became the first woman senior editor at Newsweek—back when she was a researcher in the Paris office. Lynn’s book, The Good Girls Revolt: How the Women of Newsweek Sued their Bosses and Changed the Workplace, comes out in September.
Um, awesome. Can’t wait for this book you guys.
I choose to address it because the conversation was pointedly nasty, gendered, and misogynistic and embodies what all girls and women in our culture, to a greater or lesser degree, endure every day, in ways both outrageous and subtle. The assault on our body image, the hypersexualization of girls and women and subsequent degradation of our sexuality as we walk through the decades, and the general incessant objectification is what this conversation allegedly about my face is really about.
And she’s only getting started! Yea girl. Read Ashley Judd Slaps Media on The Daily Beast.
Diane Von Furstenberg, Sheryl Sandberg and Tina Brown kick off The Daily Beast’s Women in the World summit @ Lincoln Center, with stories of girls around the world. #wiw12
First panel: forced marriage.
This was an amazing panel. We’ll have it up soon. But in the meantime you can watch on our Livestream, where Madeleine Albright and Charlie Rose will be talking about women and war.
Over three days this week, women’s leaders like Hillary Rodham Clinton, the U.S. secretary of state, and Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, will share the spotlight with unheralded village women and their tales of travail and bravery.
That’s our summit in the Times. All three days will be livestreamed.