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Obama: Gov’t. would work better with ‘more women in Congress’

Speaking to a crowd on Friday, President Barack Obama urged more American women to get into government, and even suggested that “more women in Congress” would practically guarantee that more gets done. The president was speaking about women and the economy following the White House’s publication of a 65-page report…

The right wing panic reaction

Let’s be clear: Rush Limbaugh didn’t actually apologize to Sandra Fluke and the 99% of American women that use contraception that he’s dismissed with words such as “slut” and “prostitute”. He only apologized for not using better euphemisms. He maintains that his argument—that nearly every single woman in America is…

When we say they hate women, we mean they hate women

So, Sandra Fluke—Georgetown law student—testified in front of Congress about using birth control and the expense. The response from the right is to act like she’s the first woman on Earth to have confessed to having sex for reasons other than baby-making, and thus to call her the town dump.…

Zombie spinster scare stories, with a Euro twist!

It’s been 19 years since Susan Faludi’s seminal tome on the anti-feminist backlash of the 80s—titled, of course, Backlash—was released. The book covered a lot of ground, indicting everything from the film industry to the legal system, for waging war on American women’s rights and dignity. One of her biggest…

The church—he’s no good for you

Antigone has done us all a service and compiled some data about where “pro-life” organizations fall politically outside of their anti-abortion stance. As can be expected, they’re routinely conservative, religious, misogynist, etc. But it’s a good time to reiterate what’s most telling about their “pro-life” stance. Antigone was actually pretty…

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