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War on Women

Words Matter

Nomiki Konst | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics
Nomiki Konst

The progress toward solving the epidemic of violence against women is a large task. We must create a society where women who are victims of violence feel supported, are able to detect the signs and know where to turn for help.

Of Course We Could Do Better Here in the USA

Greta Van Susteren | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics
Greta Van Susteren

... but I think those using the phrase "war on women" ought to look around the world and see what a real "war on women" is like and stop the exaggerated political drama here.

An Educational Film for Republicans: Women's Health

Juliet Jeske | Posted 11.12.2012 | Comedy
Juliet Jeske

A short educational film for Republicans on Women's Health and the common myths about pregnancy.

Bad Daddy Sperm and the GOP

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 09.12.2012 | Politics
Soraya Chemaly

Women have long been subjected to excessive societal pressure to sublimate their own needs, bodies and behaviors and to sacrifice them to those of developing fetuses. But, slippery slopes are slippery.

I Feel Bad for My Vagina

Denise Vivaldo | Posted 11.11.2012 | Politics
Denise Vivaldo

I happen to love my vagina. We have been through thick and thin together. The great, the good, the average and the occasional nights we never speak of. Ever.

Pleasure Is the Revolution We've Been Waiting For

Stefanie Iris Weiss | Posted 11.08.2012 | Women
Stefanie Iris Weiss

We need to be allowed to simply be women, and not be shamed or idealized for wanting what we want, when we want it.

Chekhov's Gun

Sarah Edwards | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics
Sarah Edwards

Why should conservatives behave in a hostile manner toward women if it's not indicative of a larger worldview that thoroughly misunderstands the human experience?

3 Reasons Hillary Clinton Will Not Be Speaking at the Democratic Convention.

Carrie Tuhy | Posted 11.05.2012 | Women
Carrie Tuhy

The woman who shattered the glass ceiling in 2008 will be absent from this convention, missing her party's party for the first time in over a quarter of a century. Where is Hillary Clinton and why is she not speaking?

The War on Women Is a War Against Everyone

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 11.04.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

To refuse to recognize the changing times is the worst kind of denial -- one that breeds backward-looking policies and irrelevant debate. Our society and our economy need us.

Exploring the Roots of 'The Abortion War'

Laila Al-Arian | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics
Laila Al-Arian

"Why would Al Jazeera be interested in making a film about abortion in the United States?" That's a question we received often as we set out to film the documentary The Abortion War. The answer is easy.

Women and Rights in 2012 -- What We Stand to Lose and Why

Kristen Houghton | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics
Kristen Houghton

Taking away women's rights is the highest, and unfortunately most legal, form of bullying.

Is the GOP Trying to "Censor" American Women?

Hayley Rose Horzepa | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics
Hayley Rose Horzepa

A new woman's movement is developing. We get closer and closer to it every time a stupid comment and caustic remark about women exits one of these politicians' mouths.

Ellen DeGeneres: A Fabulous Decade On TV. She Won Her War!

Liz Smith | Posted 10.27.2012 | Celebrity
Liz Smith

This month Ellen marks her first decade as the host of her wildly popular daytime talk show. With no end in sight.

Elise Foley

Mitt Romney: 'I'm The Guy Who Was Able To Get Health Care' For Massachusetts | Elise Foley | Posted 08.26.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney said Sunday that he doesn't foresee a problem appealing to women voters, touting the fact that his Massachusetts health care law helped ma...

POLL: Will "The War On Women" Affect Your Vote In The Upcoming Presidential Election?

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WATCH: Ridiculous Claims About Women’s Bodies

Huffington Post | Mike Barry | Posted 08.24.2012 | Politics

If you thought Rep. Todd Akin’s claim that women can naturally “shut down” the possibility of a rape-induced pregnancy was unique, boy were you ...

Birth Control Battles and Women in Tech

Penny Herscher | Posted 10.23.2012 | Technology
Penny Herscher

Women working in technology are on the cutting edge, creating jobs and changing our world in dramatic, powerful ways. But we can't do that if politicians in Washington restrict our ability to plan our families and our futures.

What a Romney "1950s" Presidency Would Mean for Latinos

Dr. Chris Zepeda-Millan | Posted 10.23.2012 | Latino Voices
Dr. Chris Zepeda-Millan

It is more important than ever for Latinos and other minority groups to remember that a Romney-Ryan White House would take us back to the 1950s on gender as well as a host of other issues that have serious consequences in our daily lives.

An Absolutist Agenda vs. The American Dream

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics
Rev. Susan Russell

The anti-abortion zealots determined to make women's health care a sacrificial lamb on the altar of partisan politics are not only back, they've called in reinforcements.

Iran's War on Female Doctors and Male Nurses

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 10.22.2012 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

The announcement that 36 universities across Iran have banned 77 fields of study to women is just the latest example of the Iranian government's particular disdain for the progress that women have made in education.

Mitt Romney and the Temple of Womb

Karl Frisch | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics
Karl Frisch

"America's Comeback Team" of Romney/Ryan will come back for women's choice, women's health and women's pay, and they will not stop until all of the progress made in the fight for women's equality over the past 50 years has been erased.

Why Akin's Crazy Claim of "Legitimate Rape" Matters

Mitchell Bard | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

Akin's assertion isn't problematic for Republicans because it is outrageous. It's a disaster for them because it shines a light on the GOP's disdain for women's rights.

Todd Akin: One More Male Politician Clueless About Female Biology

Lisa Belkin | Posted 10.21.2012 | Politics
Lisa Belkin

Put aside for the moment the horrifying reality that Akin feels that some rapes are more "legitimate" than others. And let's focus on the fact that so many men in positions of power over women's health are so clueless about female biology.

Todd Akin: It's Not a War on Women, It's a War on Critical Thinking and Democracy

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 10.20.2012 | Politics
Soraya Chemaly

What Todd Akin said and believes doesn't just play into a media-catchy, election year "war on women" narrative. It's part of a reactionary, fundamentalist backlash to modernity. It's a war on science. It's a war on facts. It's a war on critical thinking.

Squawking Points: The War on Women Goes Stupid

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

It's not so much the right-wingers' war on women that pisses me off -- it's the fact that they think we're dumb enough to buy their talking points.