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the Tables on "Science"**
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she took on accepted truths about women, poked holes in
them, and offered an exciting revisionist view of our
bodies. Oh boy, did she ruffle some feathers! > by Marilyn
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One Dollar of Our Own? The
woman who led Lewis and Clark to the Pacific is
finally getting recognized, but only on a dollar,
and a coin at that. Insult to injury is that the
round, gold-colored Sacagawea dollar coin, to
be released this spring, replaces the 11-sided,
silver Susan B. Anthony design.
Collins, the first woman to command a space shuttle,
took one dozen 22-karat-gold versions of the Sacagawea
coin on her historic flight on July 23, 1999.
Other than Bill Clinton,
how many U.S. presidents have made an official
visit to a Native American reservation since 1937?
studies suggest that consumption of hormone-treated
beef may be causing girls to reach puberty earlier.
Researchers believe that the increased exposure to estrogen
may make girls more susceptible to breast cancer.
44,000 U.S. women opted for breast-implant removal in
1998, although 80% of them had implants reinserted soon
on the Farm
operate 9% of U.S. farms and own 5% of farmland.
sub-Saharan Africa, 100 million rural women produce
80% of the continent's food but own only 1% of the land
that they farm.
U.S. women are choosing natural childbirth. Between
1981 and 1997, three times more women in labor at large
hospitals had spinal or epidural injections (22% then
versus 66% now).
now make up one sixth of 11.9 million single parents
in the U.S. While the number of single mothers (9.8
million) has remained constant over the past three years,
the number of single fathers has increased by 25%.
a 1995 annual report, Japan's Economic Planning Agency
called on Japanese husbands to get more involved in
family life. The agency warned that, because a majority
of husbands “never” help their wives with household
chores, young women are declining marriage and the birthrate
recent poll of 11 countries (Australia, Belgium, Britain,
Canada, Germany, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, South Africa,
Switzerland, United States) showed that 74% of women
with a partner do most of the bathroom cleaning, 74%
do most of the cooking, 65% do most of the food shopping,
and 54% do most of the child care. But a resounding
93% feel they are better off than their grandmothers
You Can Do...
1999 Women's Soccer World Cup edged out the NBA finals
in the Nielsen ratings by 390,000 households.
by Angela Ards
Sources: Alan Guttmacher Institute; American Society
of Anesthesiologists; American Society of Plastic and
Reconstructive Surgeons; Centers for Disease Control;
Japanese Economic Planning Agency; Nielsen Media; U.S.
Census Bureau; U.S. Department of Agriculture; U.S.
Department of the Treasury.