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War on Women

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 11.14.2014 | 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 10.30.2014 | 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 10.27.2014 | 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 10.27.2014 | 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 10.21.2014 | 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 10.08.2014 | 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.

Friday Talking Points -- Big and Little Brother

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We're going to focus on the aftermath and ramifications of what has been happening in Ferguson, Missouri for the past few weeks. It even reached international proportions, as both Egypt and Russia got in a few digs at American police and protesters.

The War on Women: Stop Ignoring It (Pt. 1)

Kuro Tawil | Posted 10.21.2014 | Impact
Kuro Tawil

I've been thinking about this for some time, and I have decided to put down my thoughts on what I personally consider to be the steps we need to take as a world towards a long term solution to these issues of sexually based violence.

Friday Talking Points -- Past, Present and Future

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.08.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Forty years ago today, President Nixon addressed the nation to announce he would be resigning the next day -- the only time in US history this has happened. Today, President Obama announced the US will be dropping bombs on Iraq once again. That's a pretty heavy-duty amount of the past to contemplate, in one week.

10 Everyday Sexisms And What Do You Do About Them

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 09.30.2014 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

When women take note of sexism during their daily lives -- for example, talking openly about street harassment or workplace bias -- and name it for what it is, they stop accepting it as "normal."

Déjà Vu All Over Again: From Akin to Ellmers to Aiken

Jane Fonda | Posted 09.23.2014 | Politics
Jane Fonda

North Carolina Congresswoman Renee Ellmers, who is running against Clay Aiken this November, urged the Republican Party, especially men in the party, to bring policy discussion "down to a woman's level."

Watch: The Crusade Against Reproductive Rights

Bill Moyers | Posted 09.20.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Roe v. Wade, the landmark decision establishing a woman's right to an abortion, was issued 41 years ago. Despite consistent public opinion to the contrary, conservatives and the religious right have patiently and relentlessly campaigned against it for decades. And recently, their efforts are finding some success.

The (Other) War on Women

Duncan Hosie | Posted 09.14.2014 | Politics
Duncan Hosie

John Milton, the great English poet, once pondered, "For what can war, but endless war, still breed?" The answer: flawed Supreme Court decisions, countless email fundraising solicitations, and a surge of new attack ads. The "war on women" is back.

8 Things Middle-Aged Women Think About Far More Than Whether They're Still F*ckable by Middle-Aged Men

Lisa Solod | Posted 09.10.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Solod

We think about our friends and how much we love them. If we have children, we care about getting them grown. We care about our parents and how they are aging. We wonder about our partners. If they will live as long as we do. Women don't worry about being f*ckable.

Hobby Lobby, Climate Change, and the GOP's Women Problem

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 09.10.2014 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

When did climate change become a women's issue? When women made it clear they care deeply about it. Women in battleground states understand (by a margin of 72 percent to 19 percent) that we have a moral obligation to future generations to make the air safer to breathe and the climate more stable.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Pro-Democratic Group Takes Republicans Back To School

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 07.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- EMILY’s List, the group that works to elect pro-choice Democratic women to Congress, wants to take Republicans back to school. The ...

Economic Dependence Promotes Prudishness

Rob Brooks | Posted 09.08.2014 | Science
Rob Brooks

More often than not, women's economic dependence on men is bundled up with strong views against sexual promiscuity. But why? Are economic dependence and anti-promiscuity morality both symptoms of the same cause? Patriarchy, perhaps? Or does one bring about the other?

The Time a Student Called Me 'Sassy'

Calee Prindle | Posted 08.05.2014 | Women
Calee Prindle

The student apologized. Did he meant it? I'm not sure. I think he is still struggling to understand the problem with the word "sassy," and that's OK for now.

Throwing Stones

Samantha Nutt, MD | Posted 08.02.2014 | Women
Samantha Nutt, MD

It is infuriating, though not surprising, that in the same week that a 22-year-old Elliot Rodger went on a hate-filled rampage in Santa Barbara, a 25-year-old pregnant woman, Farzana Parveen, was stoned to death in front of a Pakistani courthouse for marrying the man of her choosing.

The War of Terror, Homeland Version

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 08.02.2014 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Among other things, if you're adding up casualties in this unnamed war, 1,500 women are murdered annually by their husbands or boyfriends. That adds up to a 9/11-sized disaster every two years.