Thursday, May 10, 2007

News Roundup

A gender-detecting pregnancy test tells parents-to-be which sex their baby will be. The difference between the old and new testing methods is about 14 weeks: the old ones gave results at 20 weeks (via ultrasound) and the new one gives it at the sixth week (via DNA testing). Articles highlighting the product, tell of opposers, such as the director of the Bioethics and Human Rights Program at Boston University worry that "the test will be used to socially choose males over females." I am still trying to get over the fact that they are perpetuating gender rules through the use of pink and blue.

Women are "opting out" of work, and choosing stay-at-home motherhood instead? CBSNews cracks the myth.

'Cause women don't need no stinkin' sex drive.

Few school districts allow young people to cross gender lines.

Why women, even feminists, love to hate Hillary. Carlos Mencia had a similar woman-on-the-street segment, which asked the question, “would you vote for a women president.” Perhaps surprisingly, most said no.