Taliban Publicly Executes Woman For Adultery

  • Disturbing news out of Afghanistan: the Taliban publicly executed a woman in Kabul this weekend for allegedly committing adultery. The woman was taken in front of a crowd and shot. [The Daily Beast]
  • The recession has hit middle-aged women the worst, new research has found. [Guardian UK]
  • Illinois Democrat Tammy Duckworth spoke to Salon.com about her challenger trashing her military service. Duckworth is a retired lieutenant colonel in the IL National Guard and lost both her legs serving in Iraq. [Salon.com]
  • You are going to need to sit down for this one: Mr. Global Gag Rule himself … yes, President George W. Bush … has been doing advocacy work on behalf of women’s health abroad. Who’d’ve thunk? [AlterNet]
  • Meet Katia Beauchamp, the co-founder of Birchbox, a Harvard Business School graduate who is considered the pioneer of “discovery retail.” [AdAge]
  • Joyce D. Miller, a woman’s rights activist and labor organizer with the A.F.L.-C.I.O., died on Saturday at age 84. She was a former president of the Coalition of Labor Union Women and was appointed by President Clinton as executive director of the Glass Ceiling Commission, which sought to explore barriers that women and people of color face in the workplace. [New York Times]
  • China has lifted its ban on lesbians donating blood. [CNN]
  • Irin Carmon of Salon.com has been traveling around Africa and writing about the women she’s met there and their reproductive health issues. [Salon.com]
  • How contraception is rocking Nepalese society and empowering women to plan their families. [Guardian UK]
  • Lina Lalandi, founder of the English Bach Festival in the UK and its director until her death, has died at age 91. [Guardian UK]
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