In France, women are protesting sexism. The Strauss-Kahn case has served as a lightning rod.
On the other hand, in Malaysia the police are alleged to have chained and branded foreign women suspected of prostitution. Do read the excuses at the end of the piece for their pitiful nature.
For really nice news (from some days ago) about all those women who can't do physics and don't want to, either:
A 22-year-old Australian university student has solved a problem which has puzzled astrophysicists for decades, discovering part of the so-called "missing mass" of the universe during her summer break.
Undergraduate Amelia Fraser-McKelvie made the breakthrough during a holiday internship with a team at Monash University's School of Physics, locating the mystery material within vast structures called "filaments of galaxies".