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Mar 19, 2010
Mar 19, 2010

Week in review for Women

Many female bloggers started off the week on a sour note after reading the The New York Times story, “Honey, don’t bother Mommy. I’m too busy building my brand.” The article about a boot camp for female bloggers eager for tips to drive up pageviews didn’t sit well with those who don’t like to be branded as members of the “minivan crowd.”

Mom 101 responded on her blog:

I guess it could also have been titled Honey Don’t Bother Mommy. I’m Making Ends Meet for Our Family in a Tough Economy but that doesn’t seem as enticingly condescending. Also, then it would have to go in the business section and not fashion + style and that would just mess up everything!

Mar 17, 2010
via Global News Journal

Did the manufacture of your iPhone make someone sick?


This story by Sharron Lovell is part of an ongoing GlobalPost investigation into the supply chains that make some of your favorite electronic gadgets.  In this installment, GlobalPost examined the fallout after a factory that supplies Apple and Nokia used the toxic solvent n-hexane in violation of local codes and without proper safety equipment. Though seven current and former workers said the chemical was used on Apple touch screens, Apple refused to comment.

SUZHOU, China — The mysterious illness began with an odd tingling of the fingers one week, a creeping numbness in the feet the next.

Mar 12, 2010
via Global News Journal

Week in review for women

The week started off on several high notes.  First, Kathryn Bigelow became the first woman ever to win a best director Oscar. Her film “The Hurt Locker” trumped her ex-husband James Cameron’s high profile “Avatar”.

The Oscar buzz fed into the morning’s festivities, when women worldwide took to the streets for International Women’s Day. Thomson Reuters hosted a live conversation across the globe on issues that impact women today.  The event was a love-in for most, which made supermodel Waris Dirie’s comment on women’s day being “an insult” all the more startling.

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