Saturday, October 11, 2008

Feminist News Quiz

Have you really been paying attention to our trials and tribulations from around the world this week? Are you in-the-know about what's new in sexism, and what's being done to stop it? Prove it! Ready, set ... one, two, three - GO!

1. Iran has announced plans for a new __________ designed specifically for women - to protect their modesty.

2. A judge in _______________ has told a woman not to call the police if battered by her ex again, claiming that her abuse is her own fault for not being able to leave.

3. This U.S. state has just overturned a gay marriage ban: ___________________ !!! Woot woot!

4. The president of ________________ is in big trouble with both the feminists and the religious fundamentalist of his country for having flirted with Gov. Sarah Palin.

5. Virologist Barré-Sinoussi has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology, along with two other scientists. She and her Institut Pasteur colleague Luc Montagnier were the first to characterize and isolate the ____________________. Yeah, women helping to save the world from terrifying diseases!

Check your answers (1, 2, 3, 4, 5).

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