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Don't Let Michigan Republicans Fool You Again

Dale Hansen | Posted 08.05.2014 | Detroit
Dale Hansen

So while Republicans have spent the last few months putting lipstick on the pig that is their legislative priorities, it is important for voters to remember that the softened positions these individuals are taking now don't represent a true Republican agenda.

The Michigan Governor's Race Just Got More Interesting

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics

Michigan's Democratic candidate for governor announced his running mate Thursday, choosing a former lawmaker who has championed women's rights and mar...

On Supporting Our Mothers, Wives and Daughters

Michael Sargeant | Posted 07.13.2013 | Politics
Michael Sargeant

As working women across the United States are finding jobs as the economy recovers from the Great Recession, it is more crucial than ever that they receive the same pay as their male counterparts.

Misogyny 101

Nancy Graham Holm | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Nancy Graham Holm

Female sexuality has always been a problem for men. First, there is the issue of paternity. After that, lust. Since new life emerges from women's bo...

826 Valencia Celebrates a Decade With Their Third Annual Write-a-thon on 8/26 Day

Nicki Richesin | Posted 10.20.2012 | San Francisco
Nicki Richesin

In honor of their 10-year anniversary, 826 Valencia asked would-be authors (including children and adults) to round up pledges for 8/26 Day, then join them at 826 Valencia on Sunday, August 26 from noon to 8:26 p.m. to write.

A Reluctant Activist Gets Tutored By Gloria Feldt and Lilith

Lisa Levart | Posted 09.15.2012 | Politics
Lisa Levart

Faced with the overwhelming reality of our world in which women are so often oppressed and victimized, I wonder: shouldn't I stop pretending that certain political conversations fall within the boundaries of what's normal and sane?

Our Daughters, Moms, and Sisters: Republican Attacks on Women's Choice Should Also Mobilize Men

Hans Johnson | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics
Hans Johnson

Men should join in rejecting the attack on reproductive health and insisting on candidates who know the issues around access to contraceptives and abortion and promise to advocate and advance coverage, affordable care, and fairness.

BOTH SIDES: Senor Romney No Bueno? Why Is Issa Furious? A Solomanic SCOTUS?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 06.24.2012 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgReagan & Matalin agree with Obama's new policy on young immigrants but then clash over why Romney doesn't. Is self-deportation politically self-immolating?

Saying 'Vagina' In The Pulpit

Rev. Wil Gafney, Ph.D. | Posted 08.22.2012 | Religion
Rev. Wil Gafney, Ph.D.

In the aftermath of the silencing of Rep. Brown, I confess that I took some delight in the many tweeple who took to the twitterverse to speculate on what if any euphemistic term would have been acceptable in lieu of the medically appropriate anatomical term, vagina.

Laura Bassett

GOP Lawmaker: Silencing Female Colleague Over Vagina Comments Was Like Putting A Kid in 'Timeout'

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 06.20.2012 | Politics

Thousands of women protested when Michigan State Rep. Lisa Brown (D-West Bloomfield) was banned from speaking on the House Floor for a day after she u...

Taking Television at Its Word: Vagina Schmagina

Caryn Brooks | Posted 08.20.2012 | TV
Caryn Brooks

Lawmakers or anyone else who wants to gauge public tolerance for politically incorrect language just needs to turn on their television. It's all there in living, colorful language.

Nuns on the Bus in Iowa and The Vagina Monologues in Michigan

Norma Cook Everist | Posted 08.20.2012 | Politics
Norma Cook Everist

The oppression of women and the suppression of women's voices, particularly women working for justice is a growing phenomenon across this land.

Ban the Vagina?

Dennis Miller | Posted 08.19.2012 | Comedy
Dennis Miller

I wonder if the folks in the Michigan State House are toying with the idea of replacing the word "vagina" with something less offensive? Rep. Lisa Brown created the opportunity when she made a speech against an abortion bill recently.

Would Jesus Have Said "Vagina?"

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 08.19.2012 | Religion
Bruce Reyes-Chow

Jesus called us to prayer, compassion, service and love... in order to make a point about an issue and to speak truth to power when needed, he did so with a prophetic and often shocking word.

Laura Bassett

'Vagina Monologues' Playwright Says Michigan Performance 'Took Back Free Speech'

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 06.19.2012 | Politics

A Michigan state lawmaker who was banned from speaking on the House floor after she used the word "vagina" in an argument against an anti-abortion bil...

WATCH: Stewart Rips Michigan GOP Vagina Controversy

The Huffington Post | Christine Friar | Posted 08.19.2012 | Comedy

Last Thursday, Republicans banned two Michigan lawmakers from speaking on the State House floor because of a "temper tantrum" they'd thrown the day be...

Democratic Lawmaker Performs 'Vagina Monologues' On Statehouse Steps

AP | KATHY BARKS HOFFMAN | Posted 08.18.2012 | Politics

LANSING, Mich. — A state lawmaker who says she was barred from speaking in the Michigan House because Republicans objected to her saying "vagina...

The Vagina Dialogues

Carolita Johnson | Posted 08.16.2012 | Comedy
Carolita Johnson

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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.

Dem Plans Unusual Response To Punishment Over 'Vagina' Remarks

AP | Posted 06.18.2012 | Politics

LANSING, Mich. -- A Michigan lawmaker barred from speaking in the state House after she used the word "vagina" during a debate on an anti-abortion bil...

Laura Bassett

'Temper Tantrum' During Abortion Debate Silences Two Woman Lawmakers

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 06.15.2012 | Politics

Two Democratic woman lawmakers in Michigan, Rep. Lisa Brown (West Bloomfield) and Rep. Barb Byrum (Onondaga), said Republican House leaders refused to...

Mass. Woman Finds Missing Bike After 40 Years

Posted 05.25.2012 | Good News

When 11-year-old Lisa Brown rode her bike -- her first bike -- across a bridge over the Herring River in Massachusetts in 1970, she lost her footing, ...

Lemony Snicket's Christmas Story (VIDEO)

Monica Edinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Monica Edinger

Better late than never (had hoped to publish this on Christmas Eve) here's Lemony Snicket with his Christmas story, The Latke Who Couldn't Stop Screa...

White House Staffers Concede "Frustration" On Gay Rights

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Last night, Center for American Progress President and CEO John Podesta moderated a panel at the American Constitution Society convention that include...

Obama Transition Teams Scrutinizing Federal Agencies

Washington Post | Shailagh Murray and Carol D. Leonnig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Wearing yellow badges and traveling in groups of 10 or more, agency review teams for President-elect Barack Obama have swarmed into dozens of governme...