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Gop War on Women

Why Republicans Punishing a Rep for Saying "Vagina" Matters

Mitchell Bard | Posted 06.17.2012 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

It makes one wonder: Would the Michigan Republican leadership have banned a male conservative representative for using the term "vagina" in the debate? Somehow I doubt it.

Paycheck Fairness Act: a Popular Remedy to a Real Problem

Margie Omero | Posted 08.05.2012 | Politics
Margie Omero

Debate over Paycheck Fairness heats up in the Senate today. But as with many other women's issues, it's far more controversial with Washington politicians than with voters.

Laura Bassett

GOP: Women's Issues Debate Is A Distraction (SLIDESHOW) | Laura Bassett | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics

Eric Fehrnstrom, senior campaign adviser for Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, turned heads on Sunday when he said that women's issues, suc...

GOP Spokesman Who Made Acid-Hurling Remarks Resigns

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics

Jay Townsend, campaign spokesman for Rep. Nan Hayworth (R-N.Y.), has resigned after writing a Facebook comment calling for supporters to "hurl some ac...

The War on Sex for Pleasure

Beth Burkstrand-Reid | Posted 07.16.2012 | Politics
Beth Burkstrand-Reid

Reproductive health services are important because the act of sex is important. But it is very unlikely that we will soon see elected officials admit en masse that they like having sex with their spouses and (by God!) birth control should be therefore be accessible for that very reason.

Rediscovering My Sensuality

Monique Ruffin | Posted 07.04.2012 | Women
Monique Ruffin

The reality is that if we aren't educating ourselves and making our own decisions, someone else is going to do it for us.

Animation: Boehner vs. Women

Scott Bateman | Posted 07.04.2012 | Comedy
Scott Bateman

You guys, you can relax -- there's no GOP war against women! John Boehner says so in this clip I've animated and annotated.

United Against the War on Women

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 06.30.2012 | Politics
Sen. Bernie Sanders

The right-wing in this country is waging a war against women and, let me be very clear, it is not a war that we are going to allow them to win. When men and women stand together for justice, we win.

Bachmann Levels 'Pathetic' Charge At Pelosi

Posted 04.27.2012 | Politics

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) shot back at House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday, claiming that Pelosi's move to connect a GOP student loan...

Laura Bassett

McCain: The 'War On Women' Is 'Conjured' By Dems | Laura Bassett | Posted 04.26.2012 | Politics

As many Senate Republicans prepare to defend their opposition to reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act, a visibly annoyed Sen. John McCain (R-A...

Hunter Stuart

WATCH: The Six Dumbest Things GOP Politicians Have Said About Birth Control Recently | Hunter Stuart | Posted 04.23.2012 | Politics

Now that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is the presumptive Republican nominee for president, contraception no longer rules the national convers...

Keeping Score in "the War on Women"

Anthony D. Romero | Posted 06.17.2012 | Politics
Anthony D. Romero

So far in Election 2012, we've seen a foul-mouthed Rush Limbaugh, men-only Congressional panels on women's rights, transvaginal probe laws and efforts to restrict women's access to contraception. And yet there's still a dispute over whether there's a war on women?

Laura Bassett

Are Women Winning The 'War On Women'? | Laura Bassett | Posted 03.29.2012 | Politics

At this time last year, GOP-controlled state legislatures across the U.S. were passing a record number of laws restricting women's access to reproduct...

Laura Bassett

House Advances CIANA, Anti-Abortion Bill, Without Rape Or Incest Exceptions | Laura Bassett | Posted 03.28.2012 | Politics

The House Judiciary Committee voted 20-13 on Tuesday to advance a bill that would make it a crime for anyone but a parent to accompany a young woman o...

Amanda Terkel

Former Republican Senator Says GOP's War On Women Has Hurt It 'Terribly' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In his new memoir, Arlen Specter, the moderate Republican senator from Pennsylvania who famously switched to the Democratic Party in 200...

Laura Bassett

GOP Congressman: Women Should Give Their Money To Democrats | Laura Bassett | Posted 03.22.2012 | Politics

As the only Republican Congressman at a rally for the Equal Rights Amendment on Thursday, Rep. Richard Hanna (R-N.Y.) gave women an unexpected piece o...

Laura Bassett

Bob McDonnell, Virginia Governor: 'War On Women' Is 'Political Theater' | Laura Bassett | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) has drastically slipped in the polls after backing two controversial anti-abortion measures over the past several week...

No Country for Weak Women

Lori Sokol | Posted 05.20.2012 | Politics
Lori Sokol

'Strength does not come from physical capacity, (but) from an indomitable will." And women have always had that, even when we still considered ourselves a minority.

Latinos and the GOP War on Women

Leo Pierson D'Cruz | Posted 05.15.2012 | Latino Voices
Leo Pierson D'Cruz

As a community, we are beginning to stand up to the GOP assault on our families via their hyper-racialized "self deportation" policies. We need also to begin to vocalize on the other issues that directly affect our families' well being

Laura Bassett

UltraViolet, Women's Rights Group, Upgrades Movement Via Social Media | Laura Bassett | Posted 03.09.2012 | Politics

Progressive campaigners and online activists Nita Chaudhary and Shaunna Thomas had an idea for a new kind of women's rights group: one that uses cutti...

Laura Bassett

On International Women's Day, Congress Pivots To More Anti-Abortion Legislation (INFOGRAPHIC) | Laura Bassett | Posted 03.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Thursday, March 8 is International Women's Day, and Republicans in Congress are celebrating by debating a new bill that would restrict a...

Are Wives Ok with Husbands Having Highly Satisfying But Low-Paying Jobs?

Quora | Posted 03.07.2012 | Home

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Anne K. Halsall, Quora Product Designer. I think most women wish it were more feasible for t...

Laura Bassett

Barack Obama Comments On Rush Limbaugh, The 'War On Women' | Laura Bassett | Posted 03.06.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama weighed in on what many have characterized as the "War on Women" in a press conference Tuesday, criticizing Rush Limbaugh for h...

Yep, Birth Control Is Still Popular

Margie Omero | Posted 05.05.2012 | Politics
Margie Omero

Birth control coverage may be controversial in Washington, but it's not controversial with voters overall. Subsequent polling continues to show this to be true.