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War on Women

The Heartbreaking Realization That My Grandmother Will Never See A Woman President

The Huffington Post | Chloe Angyal | Posted 11.10.2016 | Women

I dressed with care on Tuesday morning. Some of my friends had bought pantsuits for the occasion, some wore Hillary Clinton gear or shirts that snarke...

Trump's Southern Regions Strategy

Steven Conn | Posted 05.18.2016 | Politics
Steven Conn

The GOP has indeed been waging a war on women since the Reagan years. Campaigning against Hilary Clinton, Trump will amplify that contempt and make the GOP's misogyny cruder and more vile than any of us can imagine right now.

Misogyny Unbound

Steven Conn | Posted 04.24.2017 | Politics
Steven Conn

When we look back on this dismal campaign season we'll notice how the real theme of 2016 was the way in which good, old-fashioned misogyny made a roaring comeback. Like a deadening bass-drum, it has functioned as the backbeat of 2016 to such an extent that we hardly hear it anymore.

Women on the Train: Life, Stress, and the Workplace

Sabrina Schaeffer | Posted 04.14.2017 | Women
Sabrina Schaeffer

The fact is women are not all the same - and their needs and preferences for work life aren't the same either. If we really want to see women advance in the workplace we must insist that government take a step back, allow businesses to grow and create jobs, and give women (and men) every chance to enter the workforce, gain experience, and find jobs that fit their needs.

What Every (Progressive) Boy Should Know

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 01.22.2017 | Politics
Soraya Chemaly

The only way you can justify a position in which a woman does not make her own reproductive decisions is if you believe she is not ethically and morally capable, as a function of her gender, and, in the U.S., race. It means you do not trust her to be a fully adult, fully human, being.

GOP Beginning to Face Stark Reality That Trump Might Become Their Nominee

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.02.2016 | Media
Chris Weigant

Previously considered unthinkable, unconceivable and downright unimaginable, some Republicans are now struggling to come to grips with the fact that Donald Trump might actually become their party's standard-bearing presidential nominee.

Voter Apathy Is Helping Right-Wing Extremists Win the War On Planned Parenthood

Kimberley A. Johnson | Posted 12.01.2016 | Politics
Kimberley A. Johnson

Planned Parenthood is under attack. The 2016 GOP presidential candidates are fanning the flames of anti-abortion terrorists. The Republican Party is fueling incidents of violent extremism taking place at clinic locations across the country.

A GOP Pattern of Vicious Attacks on Planned Parenthood

Sen. Barbara Boxer | Posted 10.01.2016 | Politics
Sen. Barbara Boxer

Since my GOP friends don't seem to understand how an OB-GYN appointment actually works, let me explain: Planned Parenthood and other primary care providers offer life-saving breast cancer screenings.

Fighting for Planned Parenthood and Religious Liberty

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 09.19.2016 | Religion
Rev. Susan Russell

I believe it is so critically important for people of faith to speak out AS people of faith when access to health care for women is turned into a bargaining chip in a game of political brinkmanship.

The Arson Attack On Planned Parenthood

Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | Posted 09.07.2016 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite

Attacks on women's self-determination in body, mind and spirit are a staple of our political life because they work. Unless and until we confront the root reasons why patterns of violence against women work, both overt and covert violence against women will continue to be a political mainstay.

Ben Carson Says There's A War On 'What's Inside Of Women,' Leaving Out Some Crucial Context

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.04.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential candidate and former neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson rejected Democratic characterizations of a GOP "war on women," ...

Donald Trump Wins, and So Do We

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 08.18.2016 | Entertainment
Janet Tavakoli

Whether or not you agree with Trump, at a minimum his participation is forcing other candidates to clarify their positions on illegal immigration, and other issues. The media continually dismisses Trump, but whenever we hear more from Trump, we hear more from the other candidates, too.

Hillary Clinton: Marco Rubio's Abortion Stance Is 'Offensive And Troubling'

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton attacked Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) on Monday, saying his comments about abortion during ...

God and the Battle Over Women's Bodies (All Together Podcast)

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 07.24.2016 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

What happens when we explore the parallels between wars among nations and the war on women's bodies.

If Republicans Love One Thing, It's Attacking Women

Michael Keegan | Posted 07.21.2016 | Politics
Michael Keegan

Apparently, the GOP is under the impression that since the party was able to score a victory in 2014 without reigning in its anti-choice, anti-birth-control, anti-woman agenda, they have a free hand to play to their radical base. That's the wrong strategy for several reasons.

Big Boy (Girl) Pants for Leaders: Three Keys to Redirecting Our Victim Culture

Robert Hall | Posted 07.13.2016 | Politics
Robert Hall

The flag came down in Charleston because former flag supporters changed their mind - powerful relational leaders can do that. Our growing Victim Class cries for relational leaders who work together to change minds and who bring the divided together.

Why Are Republicans So Mean?

Cody Cain | Posted 07.11.2016 | Politics
Cody Cain

Understanding the science of the brain just might help conservatives and liberals get along with each other a little bit better.

Time to Call a Truce on the War on Women

Susan Bodiker | Posted 06.11.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Susan Bodiker

We talk a lot about the war on women. At work (wage inequality). On the playing field (domestic violence). On campus (date rape). In the legislature a...

Mandatory Waiting Periods for Abortion Defy the World Health Organization

David A. Grimes | Posted 06.01.2016 | Politics
David A. Grimes

Republicans in my home state of North Carolina are trying to triple the existing harmful 24-hour delay before having an abortion (House Bill 465). The medical evidence has been clear for decades: delays of any source in obtaining an abortion increase the risk with no benefit to the woman.

Hillary Clinton and the Economics of Women

Melissa Deckman | Posted 06.22.2015 | Politics
Melissa Deckman

Unlike the 2012 presidential campaign, in which much of the "war on women" rhetoric employed by Democrats hinged on reproductive health politics and the birth control mandate, next year's presidential race will address a broader array of economic concerns for women, at least if Hillary Clinton has a say.

The War on Women is Worse Than You Think

Britt Hysen | Posted 05.20.2015 | Impact
Britt Hysen

If we all just take a step back from our overindulgent lives, we may just see the realities that are truly deserving of the phrase "war on women."

Colorado Civil Liberties On the Brink: Why Your Vote Matters

Nathan Woodliff-Stanley | Posted 05.06.2015 | Denver
Nathan Woodliff-Stanley

The margins between advancing, losing or just holding ground in civil liberties are very narrow in a state like Colorado. Voters would do well to pay attention to what goes on in the legislature and to take seriously the threat of legislation.

Samantha Lachman

Tennessee GOP On Economic Council For Women: But What About The Men? | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.05.2015 | Politics

A Republican-led Tennessee legislative committee failed to extend funding Wednesday for the state's Economic Council on Women, with some of the lawmak...

Melinda Gates: Contraception Debates In The U.S. Hurt Women Internationally

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 01.22.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Earlier this month, the GOP-dominated Congress started its new legislative session by introducing five anti-abortion bills. Meanwhile, states like Tex...

Michael McAuliff

Republican Push To Promote Women Stumbles With All White Guy Committee Chairs | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans, stung by perceptions that they are the party of old white men, have gone out of their way since the election to give more p...