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Sunday, February 26, 2006

Southern Baptists Seek Even More Male Domination, All Six Saudi Women Candidates Lose

General

*The Southern Baptist Convention is weighing a proposal to bring the world's largest Protestant missionary group for women under the control of the denomination, a move that critics say would reinforce the conservatism and male dominance of the SBC.
Source: Chicago Tribune

*During Black History Month, Macy's marketed a second shipment of baskets made by Rwandan women, many of whom were widowed during the country's genocide. Some weavers say the business helps them cope with HIV-AIDS.
Source: Women's eNews

Politics

*Cabinet minister Portia Simpson Miller is set to become Jamaica's first woman prime minister after being elected president of the nation's ruling political party.
Source: Reuters

Economic Justice/In the Workplace

*San Jose State University Foundation's chief operating officer has filed suit against the university, claiming it has refused to pay her comparably to others in similar positions because of her gender and race.
Source: Knight Ridder

International

*Women are earning 15% less than men in the European Union, the European Commission has said. In its annual report on gender equality, released on Friday, the Commission called on EU member states to do more to close the gender gap in employment.
Source: Fin24

*Voters rejected all six women candidates in a chamber of commerce election in eastern Saudi Arabia, according to preliminary results. The polls for the Eastern Province Chamber of Commerce and Industry were only the second time in Saudi history that women have run for elected office. Women and men are strictly segregated in the conservative kingdom, and women were not allowed to vote in the country's first nationwide municipal polls last year.
Source: AP

*There are still too many complaints of sexual abuse against United Nations troops, the head of peacekeeping operations has said.
Source: BBC

4 Comments:

At 2/26/2006 3:55 PM, Anonymous sue said...

why is natalie halloway more important than these stories?

 
At 2/26/2006 7:47 PM, Anonymous timmy said...

Any thoughts on the issue of "male dominance" in Orthodox Judaism?

 
At 2/26/2006 9:24 PM, Blogger D.R. said...

The Chicage Tribune editor that allowed this story must have been an idiot. Any bit of research would have revealed that the SBC is asking all of its entities to become "sole members" of the SBC, thus making the SBC functionally in charge of those entities. The WMU is actually one of the last to be asked to come under the SBC umbrella. The move has nothing to do with male domination, it has everything to do with protecting the intersts of the SBC (especially in regard to the money they have invested in these entities). So if they wanted to bash the SBC, they should have chosen a better route than "they want male domination." It's too easy to show the ridiculousness of this story.

 
At 2/27/2006 5:28 PM, Anonymous timmy said...

Wow. You're right d.r.. Good call.

Funny how people will twist things to fit their agenda.

 

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