The Republican war on women goes far beyond merely using derogatory terms. From the recent attacks on contraception to eliminating tax credits for single mothers, treating women as second class citizens has somehow become a policy platform for their party once again.
The social conservative wing of the Republican Party has also long contained a strong strain of hostility to sex for purposes other than procreation and a fear of women being able to control their bodies without the dominance of men.
Many may be baffled by the current political debate about contraception, but for many women like me, these bishops and politicians may as well be sitting in my living room having a cup of coffee. This debate is personal.