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Dowry violence in India, free Plan B in Chile, Germaine Greer-bashing in Australia and more.

Published September 13, 2006 9:32PM (EDT)

Women's eNews: India's all-female police help curb dowry-related violence against women, which often begins when dowry demands -- more complicated than they used to be -- go unmet. (Note: The eNews site wasn't loading properly at press time, but we're sure it'll be back soon.)

AlterNet, via Pop and Politics: Interview with Feministing editor Samhita Mukhopadhyay about the future of feminism, online and off.

Guttmacher Policy Review: New federal abstinence-promotion policy defines "sexual activity" -- that which one mustn't engage in 'til marriage -- as "any type of genital contact or sexual stimulation between two persons including, but not limited to, sexual intercourse." Any sort of sexual stimulation? Including, say, Freedom kissing? Yeah, that should work.

Reuters: Greenstone Media launches all-women radio talk network. (And for once Reuters doesn't file the news under "Oddly Enough.")

Reproductive Health Reality Check: "What can we do to ensure that all women receive Plan B and other forms of birth control without harassment, lectures, or delay?" NARAL Pro-Choice America's Nancy Keenan has concrete answers.

Sydney Morning Herald: Reaction down under to Forbes and Fay Weldon.

The Australian: More from Oz: In smack-down of Germaine Greer's response to "croc hunter" Steve Irwin's death, columnist wears out thesaurus finding synonyms for "bitch."

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