Earthquake in Haiti - JanuaryLife was never easy for the majority of females in Haiti. Violence against women has been an unaddressed catastrophe in that nation, with an estimated 72% of Haitian girls raped and 40% of Haitian women victims of domestic violence. But in the aftermath of the January 12, 2010 earthquake, circumstances have gone from from bad to worse.
Superbowl Abortion Ad Controversy - FebruaryWhen CBS decided to run a 30-second ad featuring college football star Tim Tebow and his mother, the network broke with a tradition of keeping Super Bowl commercials free of controversial issues. The Tebow anti-abortion themed ad thrust a divisive subject in front of viewers who tuned in to have a good time -- not discuss one of the most polarizing political issues of our times.
- Slate Exposed Complexities Behind Tebow Ad
- Planned Parenthood's Counter-Ad & Media Reactions to Abortion Controversy
- Tebow Superbowl Ad: Much Ado About Nothing?
- Oscar Winners Prove Women Can Handle More than Romantic Comedies
- That's the Best They Could Come Up With for Bigelow's Big Win?
- Proposed Reform Bill - What Women Stand to Gain and Lose
- Health Care Reform Bill Passes, But What Does it Mean for Abortion?"
- Elena Kagan Biography
- Maureen Dowd on Elena Kagan and Being Single Past 50
- Kagan's "Great Moment in My Life"
- And Then There Were Three: Kagan Confirmed by Senate
- Her First Week on the Court
Rise & Fall of Female Viagra - June
It was too good to be true, and it was -- a prescription drug that would increase a woman's libido much like "the little blue pill" does for men. But unlike Viagra, the proposed drug flibanserin by German pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim did not trigger physiological changes in the body but instead altered a woman's brain chemistry. After going before the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for approval, the "little pink pill" was turned down.
Sexism and the 2010 Elections - SeptemberIn the final weeks before any election, voters get an unwelcome dose of negative campaigning. But in 2010, gender-based attacks were commonplace in a number of hotly-contested races involving female candidates. After years of turning the other cheek, women politicians learned why responding immediately is the best defense.
See also: Sexist Attacks Hurt Women in Politics
Year of Republican Women & Mama Grizzlies - NovemberWith more Republican women running in 2010 than in previous years, the media quickly embraced the label "The Year of the Republican Women" and the term "Mama Grizzlies" -- an image Sarah Palin slapped on a handful of female GOP candidates. But after election results came in, it wasn't quite the year everybody made it out to be.
- Labels Devalue Women's Political Successes
- Media Roundup: "Mama Grizzlies" Edition
- New Mexico to Elect First Female Governor in 2-Woman Race
The Death of Elizabeth Edwards - DecemberProof of how deeply Elizabeth Edwards touched our lives could be seen in the outpouring of emotions at the news of her death It's nearly impossible to identify another woman from the world of U.S. politics in recent years who has been so universally admired and respected. We embraced her as a friend because she taught us what is important in life.
See also: Saying Goodbye to Elizabeth Edwards