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...
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...
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...
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...
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HPV Vaccination Immigration Requirement Rescinded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)...


Nov 20 2009 - Rape Kit Backlog Bill Introduced in House of Representatives

Nov 19 2009 - UN Report Says Women Most Vulnerable to Climate Change

Nov 18 2009 - Baltimore CPC Bill Advances

Nov 17 2009 - Girls' School Bombed in Pakistan

Nov 17 2009 - Leading Gay Newspapers Shut Down

Nov 17 2009 - Argentine Judge Approves First Gay Marriage in Latin America

Nov 16 2009 - Fresno, CA Fire Department Loses Sex Discrimination Suit

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