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War on Women

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

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.28.2015 | 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 08.18.2015 | 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

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

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 07.24.2015 | 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 07.21.2015 | 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 07.14.2015 | 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 07.13.2015 | 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 06.11.2015 | 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 06.01.2015 | 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?

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Open Letter Poem

Carol Muske-Dukes | Posted 01.13.2015 | Politics
Carol Muske-Dukes

I'm a poet. Who listens to poets? Nobody! But since it seems to me that very few other women (with some exceptions) are pushing back against this ongoing and universal assault on our sex, I've (yes!) written a poem of protest. Laughable? I intend to write more about this gender war.

Laura Bassett

Republican Candidates Are Going As 'Pro-Choice' For Halloween

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 10.31.2014 | Politics

After losing badly among women voters in the 2012 elections, some Republican candidates seem to have undergone a "pro-choice" makeover. Wisconsin G...

e Need To Stop Judging Other Women for Their Halloween Costumes

Erin Spencer | Posted 12.30.2014 | Women
Erin Spencer

As children, Halloween was a night of simple joy. It was a damn great holiday. You donned whatever costume you felt like a boss in and without second-guessing it, went out and ended the night with a pillowcase full of candy. You were #FLAWLESS before Beyoncé made it a thing.

Are You Too Female To Fly?

Roz Warren | Posted 12.27.2014 | Women
Roz Warren

A man boards his El Al flight from New York to Tel Aviv, but when he sees that Elana Sztokman is in the seat adjacent to his, he refuses to sit next to her. Was she holding a howling baby? Did she have a hacking cough? No. The problem, simply, was that she was a she.

Palin War on Women

Jeff Danziger | Posted 12.27.2014 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

Palin War on Women

Domestic Violence Survivors Decry ‘Disgusting' Coverage Of Oscar Pistorius

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 10.24.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

This past week, the media was set ablaze when South African runner Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison for killing his girlfriend Re...

Capitalism: Republicans and Regulations

Leslie K. Stein | Posted 12.21.2014 | Politics
Leslie K. Stein

Despite their claims to the contrary, regulations and restrictions are a staple of the Republican agenda, and they always will be as long as the Republicans and their friends are the ones who benefit in the end. Just follow the very clear money trail.

And 2014's Flip-Flopper of the Year Award Goes to...

Ben Wikler | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics
Ben Wikler

Many pols flip-flop. But each year, one politician rises above the din to become a new icon of embarrassing flip-floppery. This year, America's flip-flopper-in-chief is Colorado Senate hopeful Cory Gardner -- Republican candidate in what FiveThirtyEight lists as the closest Senate race in America.

GOP Strategist Accuses Democrats Of War On Women Over Debbie Wasserman Schultz Attacks

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics

GOP strategist Ana Navarro elicited groans from fellow panelists on ABC's "This Week" on Sunday when she linked two recent negative stories about Demo...

Yes, Other Women Are Picking Apart Your Latest Selfie -- And Here's Why

Marissa Higgins | Posted 10.25.2014 | Women
Marissa Higgins

No matter how empowered, aware, and educated we are as individuals, we all experience the pressures of a largely stifling society and we all struggle to deal with it -- some of us have better days than others, but no one is entirely hardened to a life time of judgments and expectations.