More Women On Air; Pakistan Drops Rape Law Reform

Women increased their presence on the radio dial this week. GreenStone Media, an all-woman commercial talk radio network, was launched in New York by Gloria Steinem, Jane Fonda, Carol Jenkins and others. The media network has started to offer programming at radio stations in four states and says it will target a market dominated by male hosts and audiences.
Steinem told Reuters the woman-run network is "more about information, about humor, about respect for different points of view and not constant arguing."

Baby Girls Fill Pakistan’s Public Cradles

Baby girls are discarded in huge numbers in Pakistan and an outdoor “cradle program” for drop-offs merely stem the loss. Social workers trace the problem to parents–often middle class–who regard female offspring as financial liabilities.