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Obama Womens Issues

Obama's Call For Women's Equality: 'This Is Simply A Matter Of Right And Wrong'

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 03.08.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama marked International Women's Day on Sunday by calling for equality for all women, saying that it was "simply a matter of right ...

Trailing Spouse vs. Accompanying Spouse: Semantics or Principle?

Quenby Wilcox | Posted 06.17.2014 | Women
Quenby Wilcox

As long as expat homemakers are treated as nothing more than "extra baggage" in an international relocation, I will continue to refer to these unsung heroes as "trailing spouses."

Sabrina Siddiqui

Romney Has Trouble Closing Gender Gap | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney has not closed the gender gap in the final days before the election, despite recent reports that President Barack Obama no l...

The President of the United States Will Decide Women's Choice Globally

Dr. Musimbi Kanyoro | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics
Dr. Musimbi Kanyoro

As the two square off on foreign policy, women's reproductive rights must be addressed because whomever becomes president will not only determine U.S. women's personal, economic and educational choices, but also those of women worldwide

MoveOn Ad Brings Star Power To Hit Mitt Romney On Women's Issues

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.15.2012 | Politics

Actresses Eva Longoria, Scarlett Johansson and Kerry Washington star in a new ad that highlights Mitt Romney's positions on women's health issues and ...

Obama Campaign Ad: Women Need To Know Where 'Real Mitt Romney' Stands On Abortion, Contraception

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.12.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama's reelection campaign released a new ad Friday attacking Mitt Romney's position on women's health issues, the same week in whic...

Laura Bassett

Obama Declares 'National Women's Health Week' | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics

Women's health has emerged as such a major theme of the 2012 elections that President Barack Obama has dedicated a week-long celebration to it. The pr...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Vows To Stay Focused On Women's Economic Security | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama vowed on Friday to continue making economic security for women a priority and touted a new report that showcases ...

Laura Bassett

Gender Gap Favoring Obama Is Wider Now Than In 2008 | Laura Bassett | Posted 03.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Women voters played a strong role in securing President Barack Obama's victory in 2008, and new polling shows that the gender gap betwee...

Laura Bassett

Is Obama On Thin Ice With Women Voters? | Laura Bassett | Posted 12.14.2011 | Politics

Women played a huge role in propelling President Barack Obama to victory during the 2008 elections, supporting him more strongly than men by seven per...

Will the President Ever "Man Up" for Women?

Keli Goff | Posted 01.28.2012 | Politics
Keli Goff

Those of us who are tired of political posturing should remember that the real culprits in the political standoff over contraception are not conservatives.

International Donors Must Fund Breakthrough Female-Controlled HIV Prevention Gel

Chi Mgbako | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Chi Mgbako

If funding does not materialize, an unprecedented opportunity to reduce HIV infection rates among women will be lost.

Beyond the Global Gag Rule

Jodi Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jodi Jacobson

Originally written for - Information, commentary and community for Reproductive Health and Justice. In Kenya, homeland of Presiden...

Candidates Stand Far Apart On Women's Issues

Dottie Lamm and Marilyn Van Derbur Atler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dottie Lamm and Marilyn Van Derbur Atler

Obama co-sponsored legislation to overturn a Supreme Court decision making it more difficult for women to challenge pay discrimination. McCain opposed the same legislation, calling it "a great burden on business."

Michelle Obama Talks About "Guilt" Women Hold

First Read | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A day after the revelation of Jesse Jackson's crude criticism of Barack Obama's speeches on fatherhood and faith-based initiatives, this morning Miche...

Did Obama Really Back More Abortion Limits?

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Does Sen. Barack Obama really mean to say he supports new restrictions on late-term abortions that would effectively weaken Roe v Wade? That's the hu...

An Open Letter to my Grandmother: Or, Why You Really Shouldn't Vote for John McCain

Mari Michener Oye | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mari Michener Oye

Grandma, please think about who you just said you'd vote for, and whether it conflicts with everything else you've done. McCain, though he opposes Obama, is NOT your friend.