This Week: Women Writers, Hip Hop, & more

Women at Work: A new tally shows how few female writers appear in magazines
Slate: “Women may be shattering glass ceilings, but not in the literary world.”

Some of us are brave, a reflection on hip hop
Feministing: “Hip hop, still, seems regarded as black boogeyman culture that perhaps on a fluke became a global billion-dollar industry.”

Rep. Royce plans to push national-level version of contentious Arizona immigration law
The Daily Caller: “Royce, who chairs the Foreign Affairs Committee’s Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade subcommittee, told TheDC his legislation would give state-level cops and local law enforcement nationwide the authority to enforce federal immigration laws.”

Guantanamo death highlights US detention policy
Salon: “Gul, a father of 18 children, had been kept in a cage by the U.S. for more than 9 years — since late 2001 when he was abducted in Afghanistan — without ever having been charged with a crime.”

Latino Community Grapples with HPV Prevention, Treatment
NPR: “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that Hispanic women have the highest rate of cervical cancer caused by HPV…  Meanwhile, the California Medical Association foundation finds that Latinas aren’t getting screened as often as other women, and are least likely – in that state, anyway – to get a pap test that shows the presence of HPV virus.”

Define Gender Gap? Look Up Wikipedia’s Contributor List
New York Times: “But another number has proved to be an intractable obstacle for the online encyclopedia: surveys suggest that less than 15 percent of its hundreds of thousands of contributors are women.”

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