Criminals often use a trick called cross-finger pointing resulting in many long-term unsolved cases of missing women and girls, including the disappearance of 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey in Colorado, says Wendy Murphy in this excerpt from the new edition of “And Justice For Some.”
The rape and sexual abuse of Jewish women during the Holocaust have been long overlooked. But when researchers probed, stories began to emerge as if they were old photographic film waiting for the right chemicals.
After Hurricane Katrina, women’s funds were quick to respond and help women lead recovery efforts in their communities. Two years later, Sara Gould and Cynthia Schmae say a focus on women provides lessons for disaster relief and aids social change.
Republican candidates are either dodging discussions of emergency contraception or quietly opposing it. Pro-choice Republicans, however, think front-runners are all more moderate on the topic than the Bush administration.
The theme of World AIDS Day on Dec. 1 is that discrimination and stigma are fueling the disease. Evidence of that abounds in Kyrgyzstan, a front line for the disease where women are at higher risk and health workers struggle for funding.