Here are a few stories that caught my eye this week–
1. The Vatican does it again. When will Catholicism give up on its antiquated insistance upon an all male clergy?
2. It seems like I can’t turn around anymore without crashing into yet another Hillary debate– and in this article Ruth Marcus uses Hillary as a segue into a larger discussion about women in politics, quoting Jennifer Lawless “There is a substantial gender gap in political ambition; men tend to have it, and women don’t.” My eyes bugged out of their sockets and I kept reading…(thankfully she saved herself by then discussing the Second Shift)
3. This just makes me sad It’s depressing. Was the second wave for nothing? What’s happened that makes us blame the victim again? “public opinion polls show that a sizable proportion — a quarter to a third — of Britons say a rape victim is responsible for the attack if she is drunk or wearing “sexy” clothes.” AND “”As many as one in two young men believe there are some circumstances when it’s okay to force a woman to have sex,” said Conservative Party leader David Cameron”. ??? What message does this send to young women and young men here and around the world? What can we do about it?
4. Hillary, oh Hillary. (See? I can’t get away from her) This op-ed discusses how women in politics feel about her campaign the way the media has treated her. I’d love to hear some more opinions on Hillary, in general. Do you think she has been mistreated by the media? If not Hillary, then who? Is it true, as some people claim, that Hillary isn’t hated because she’s a woman, but because she’s…Hillary?