Friday, November 20, 2009

Rape Kit Backlog Bill Introduced in House of Representatives & Other Weekly Feminist News Digest: 11/13/2009 - 11/20/2009


November 20, 2009
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Nov 20 2009
Cervical Cancer Screening Policies Altered
The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists released new cervical cancer screening guidelines today...
http://www.feminist.org/news/newsbyte/uswirestory.asp?id=12088
Nov 19 2009
Suit Filed in Attempt to Force DC Definition of Marriage Vote
Bishop Harry Jackson filed a lawsuit against the Washington, DC Board of Elections and Ethics Wednesday, in an attempt to force a ballot initiative on same-sex marriage in the District...
http://www.feminist.org/news/newsbyte/uswirestory.asp?id=12086
Nov 18 2009
United States Lags in Family-Friendly Workplace Policies
The United States lags behind most other industrialized countries in failing to provide paid sick leave, paid paternal leave, breastfeeding breaks and other policies to support workers, according to an eight-year-long worldwide study released this week that focuses on family-friendly workplace policy...
http://www.feminist.org/news/newsbyte/uswirestory.asp?id=12084
Nov 17 2009
New Mammogram Guidelines Published, Recommendations Questioned
An independent panel appointed by the Department of Health and Human Services released a recommendation Monday that women should not have mammograms until their 50s and that subsequent mammograms should be performed every other year...
http://www.feminist.org/news/newsbyte/uswirestory.asp?id=12080
Nov 16 2009
HPV Vaccination Immigration Requirement Rescinded
Effective December 14th, young women who are seeking legal permanent resident status in the United States will no longer be required to be vaccinated against the Human Papillomavirus (HPV)...
http://www.feminist.org/news/newsbyte/uswirestory.asp?id=12078

OTHER WEEKLY NEWS

Nov 20 2009 - Rape Kit Backlog Bill Introduced in House of Representatives
http://www.feminist.org/news/newsbyte/uswirestory.asp?id=12089

Nov 19 2009 - UN Report Says Women Most Vulnerable to Climate Change
http://www.feminist.org/news/newsbyte/uswirestory.asp?id=12087

Nov 18 2009 - Baltimore CPC Bill Advances
http://www.feminist.org/news/newsbyte/uswirestory.asp?id=12085

Nov 17 2009 - Girls' School Bombed in Pakistan
http://www.feminist.org/news/newsbyte/uswirestory.asp?id=12081

Nov 17 2009 - Leading Gay Newspapers Shut Down
http://www.feminist.org/news/newsbyte/uswirestory.asp?id=12082

Nov 17 2009 - Argentine Judge Approves First Gay Marriage in Latin America
http://www.feminist.org/news/newsbyte/uswirestory.asp?id=12083

Nov 16 2009 - Fresno, CA Fire Department Loses Sex Discrimination Suit
http://www.feminist.org/news/newsbyte/uswirestory.asp?id=12079

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