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Sally Ride, First U.S. Woman in Space, Dies at 61

She was aboard the shuttle Challenger in June 1983, when she was 32, the first American woman to fly into space. On Monday, Sally Ride succumbed to pancreatic cancer after a 17-month battle. She was 61.

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Denmark Elects First Female Prime Minister

The people of Denmark elected their first female prime minister Thursday, bringing the center-left Social Democratic Party to power after 10 years with a right-wing government.

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The Making of Iran’s New Cabinet

The Iranian parliament has approved the first woman Cabinet minister, Marzieh Vahid Dastjerdi, in the 30-year history of the Islamic republic. Parliament also gave its blessing as defense minister to a man wanted in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center in Argentina that killed 85 people.

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A Female President for India

Pratibha Patil defeated incumbent Vice President Bhairon Singh Shekhawat in a governmental election for the presidency, making her the first female president of India.  Her election to the post is in keeping with an Indian tradition of using the presidency to give a “high-profile voice to disadvantaged communities,” according to the Associated Press.

Posted on Jul 21, 2007 READ MORE


A New Day at Harvard

Drew Gilpin Faust’s appointment as the university’s new president comes at a time when the story line of feminism has taken an odd turn.

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It Only Took 218 Years

Nancy Pelosi’s new job as the first woman speaker of the House has been something of a footnote to the Democrats’ success in the midterm elections, but her truly historic ascension has inspired women and men alike—even Republicans. Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, took his four daughters to the swearing-in: “It’s a good role model for all women, and my daughters can see that they can get to the highest levels of government.”

Posted on Jan 5, 2007 READ MORE


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Forget Air Bags—Silicone Implants Will Do

A 24-year-old woman in Bulgaria survived a car crash because her silicone breasts acted as air bags.

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The Most Powerful Woman in the World

Angela Merkel, Germanys chancellor and beloved podcaster, overtook Condoleezza Rice as the world’s most powerful woman, according to Forbes magazine.  The No. 3 spot was filled by ChinaҒs vice premier, Wu Yi, also known as the Iron Lady.Ӕ  How did someone known as the Iron LadyӔ lose out to Angela Merkel?

Posted on Sep 1, 2006 READ MORE


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Bed Sharing ‘Drains Men’s Brains’

Sleeping in bed with a woman impairs a man’s mental abilities the next day and increases stress hormones, a study has found. This is despite most men reporting a better night’s sleep alongside a woman, and happens regardless of whether the couple has sex. The impairment doesn’t appear to apply to women.

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Howard Dean
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Dean Misstates Party’s Platform on Gays

The Democratic chairman, speaking on Pat Robertson’s network, said that the Dems’ platform declares “marriage is between a man and a woman”—when, in fact, it doesn’t. Gay rights groups are angry.
Update: Pat Robertson, by the say, said that God told him that America would be hit by tsunamis in 2006.
OK, Dean misspoke, but what a sad commentary that he was having a serious conversation with a delusional hate-monger like Robertson, anyway.

Posted on May 17, 2006 READ MORE


Chile Inaugurates First Female President

A role model for Hillary—Chile’s new leader is a political trailblazer.

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Getting Women Wrong, Again and Again and Again

Did you know that a woman is more likely to get hit by lightning than marry after 30! Or was that be run over by a bus? Or, wait, maybe not. more

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