Limbaugh Suggests Men Ask Women's Breasts ' Stop Staring at My Eyes'
Citing a report in a scientific journal that determined women are objectified by male gaze, radio host Rush Limbaugh suggested that men could avoid the social stigma associated with this new societal affliction by asking women to have their breasts “stop staring at my eyes,” the Mediaite reported Dec. 9.
Only One Third of U.S. Teen Girls Received Full Dose of HPV Vaccine
Ex-San Diego Mayor Sentenced to Home Confinement, Fines for Sex Harassment
Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner was sentenced Monday to 90 days in home confinement, three years probation, and a series of fines totaling about $1500 as part of a plea deal., CNN reported Dec. 9. The 71-year-old pleaded guilty in October to kissing or grabbing three women at campaign events or at City Hall -- one a felony false imprisonment charge, the other two misdemeanor battery charges.
Violence Against Women in Afghanistan Remains Unpunished
Catholic Women Ordained Priests, Deacons in Kentucky
The Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests ordained Sunday Mary Sue Barnett as its latest female priest in Louisville, Ky., USA TODAY reported Dec. 8. Aiming to send a strong message to the Vatican, the Rev. Bridget Mary Meehan, the ordaining bishop from the Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests, said during the ceremony "the time has come for a holy shake-up that will bring new life, creativity and justice to the church and beyond." Four other women were ordained as deacons.
Pantene's Commercial Tackles Workplace Discrimination Against Women
Egypt Releases 21 Female Protesters
Twenty one women and girls who had been detained for more than a month over a street protest in Egypt have been released Saturday, The New York Times reported Dec. 7. An appeals court had reduced their harsh penalties to suspended sentences.
U.S. Women Having Fewer Babies
U.S. pregnancy rates declined about 10 percent each for married and unmarried women since 1990, researchers say, UPI reported Dec. 6.The U.S. pregnancy rate in 2009 was 102.1 per 1,000 women ages 15-44 -- the lowest level in 12 years.