Roundup: Do young female pols offer "glimmer of hope"?

Also: Gloria Steinem argues that men have not yet shown that they "can do what women can do"

By Tracy Clark-Flory
Published November 6, 2010 12:29AM (EDT)
  • The Guardian asks whether the 10-year-old girl who gave birth last week in Spain was too young to be a mother. This is a question that has to be asked?
  • "The proportion of women having both breasts removed when breast cancer appears in one has increased more than ten-fold over a 10-year period, despite a limited amount of evidence showing a survival benefit for the procedure," reports the Los Angeles Times.
  • A woman writes about struggling with the discovery that her brother wanted to become a woman: "[He] kept trying to convince me that it was not that big a deal for him to change gender, and I kept thinking, Well, if it's not that big a deal, why do you have to do it?"
  • Can female entrepreneurs learn something from "The Real Housewives of Atlanta"? Forbes thinks so.
  • Despite the devastation of this election, some activists say there is a "glimmer of hope when we look at the youngest winning [female] candidates."
  • In a Big Think interview, Gloria Steinem provocatively says, "We've demonstrated in this and other modern countries or industrialized countries that women can do what men can do, but we have not demonstrated that men can do what women can do."


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