I just came across two gender-related articles in the New York Times that might be of interest for you. The first concerns the contribution of female soldiers to peacekeeping missions. We had a debate on whether soldiers should be barred from having children last week, and what the NYT says partly confirms the opp's line (and my widely criticized decision as adjudicator).
The other article is a comment by Kim Elsesser on this year's Oscars. I think her proposal for a gender-neutral award would be quite a good motion.
By the way, the NYT's series "The female factor" is truly excellent.