A few months back, the Susan G. Komen For the Cure, the Dallas-based, Nancy Brinker-founded organization that has single-handedly made breast cancer a cause celeb, thrust itself squarely in the middle of the abortion debate when it announced plans to cut funding from Planned Parenthood. Brinker walk ... More >>
Islam Karimov is the president of Uzbekistan; he's also widely known as a brutal dictator accused of the systematic use of torture. His regime is charged with things like boiling political dissidents to death and forcibly sterilizing women. Now one of his daughters, who's well-disliked in her own ri ... More >>
Amidst all the ruckus, resignations and double-talking over Susan G. Komen for the Cure's politically charged move to pull its breast-cancer screening funding from Planned Parenthood, you should also be aware: Dallas-based Komen's actually the subject of a documentary that opens in Canada today t ... More >>
Some good may come out of the Komen Foundation's hard right turn on abortion this week. It was about time, anyway, for a fundamental re-examination of Komen by people committed to the cause of cancer research.
You'll find a good summary of reasons to be worried about giving to Komen, even before th ... More >>
Perhaps you've heard by now: The Dallas-based Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation (don't bother clicking the link; the site's not loading) will no longer be giving grant money to Planned Parenthood, a move Planned Parenthood of North Texas says comes after "anti-women's health groups have repeate ... More >>
Restaurant bent on doing good could just donate food to local non-profits. But what's the fun in that? Various Dallas eateries have dreamed up more creative ways to help their community: Read on for details of this week's charitable happenings.
It's hard to say if anyone anywhere really gets to have his or her cake and eat it too, but it's especially frustrating to me when women are asked to support good causes that also ask them to get behind demeaning stereotypes and objectification. (Looking at you, PETA.) This often happens in conju ... More >>
Human Rights WatchHuman Rights Watch on Tuesday released a report blasting the government for delaying, withholding and botching medical care for immigrants detained in Florida, Arizona and Texas. In the Lone Star State, the researchers conducted interviews with women held at the Port Isabel detenti ... More >>