This Week: Miss San Antonio Fights for her Crown & More

The Women of Tahrir Square
PRI’s The World: “Women have long been told, by the government and even by opposition groups here, that their rights are a priority — but that economic reforms, or security concerns, or cultural considerations must come first.”

How Microbicides Could Forever Change HIV For Black Women
ColorLines: “This year marks 30 years since this epidemic officially began. During that time, it’s become an increasingly black one for many complicated reasons.”

Widow’s Tax Lingers For Military Families
Huffington Post: “Tens of thousands of the nation’s war widows find it perplexing and downright disrespectful to their late military husbands: In order to fully collect on insurance their husbands bought for them when alive, they must marry another man.”

Miss San Antonio Goes to Court to Keep Crown
ABC News: ” A teenage Texas beauty queen is in court to keep her crown following accusations that the recently coronated Miss San Antonio violated her contract and gained too much weight.”

White House to Cut Energy Assistance For the Poor
National Journal: “In a letter to Obama, Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., wrote, ‘We simply cannot afford to cut LIHEAP funding during one of the most brutal winters in history. Families across Massachusetts, and the country, depend on these monies to heat their homes and survive the season.'”

New Cash Cow For Big Pharma: Female Sexual Dysfunction
Jezebel: “If you can’t have an orgasm and you’re a lady, then you’re sick and you need medical intervention, or, at least that’s what companies that stand to profit from your perceived dysfunction want you to believe.”

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