White smoke, new pope

The wait (and excessive media coverage- but that’s another post) is over.  Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina has been elected pope.  This BBC profile of the new pope describes him as “orthodox on sexual matters but strong on social justice”.  I see that as a big contradiction.  Women’s economic status, especially in poor countries, is affected by the lack of access to contraceptives and their position in society.WomenEconomicInequalitySM

March 8th is International Women’s Day


What a Romney win means for SCOTUS

From George Will’s column today in The Washington Post:
“Much of the Democratic Party’s vast reservoir of condescension is currently focused on women, who are urged not to trouble their pretty little heads about actual problems but instead to worry that, 52 years after birth control pills went on the market and 47 years after access to contraception became a constitutional right, reproductive freedom is at risk.”

“actual problems”?  Really?

What a Romney win means for the SCOTUS