Bill Forces People Going Through Divorce To Get A Judge’s Permission Before Having Sex In Own Home

[…] If Massachusetts State Sen. Richard J. Ross (R) gets his way, that’s exactly what many women (and men) would have to do if they have children and are going through a divorce. In fact, not only would permission-less coitus be banned, but so too would the romantic evening and many dating activities. Ross’ bill seeks to amend Massachusetts divorce […]

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Did You See How Republicans Tried to Tamper With Women’s Health Insurance…

Where are the women? That’s the question I asked nearly two years ago when an all-male panel testified to the House Oversight Committee on restricting women’s access to contraception. And it’s the question I asked again at the start of this year when another all-male panel green-lighted a bill to restrict women’s access to constitutionally protected abortions. For years, Republicans […]

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US right wingers claim marriage solves poverty for women

It’s the 1950s, in case you were wondering what happened there. On lip magazine: Bush administration press secretary, Ari Fleischer has proposed that marriage inequality is the cause of a hell of a lot of single ladies’ poverty. In a conservative editorial published in the Wall Street Journal, Fleischer implored US President Barack Obama to focus economic policy around the […]

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Conservatives Double Down on the War on Women

On rhrealitycheck: With all the moaning and wailing at Fox News and other right-wing media outlets about the supposed unfairness about the phrase “war on women,” you’d think conservative politicians would try to avoid the charge by, you know, not waging it. Or at least laying off it a little. Instead, the opposite is happening. The American Civil Liberties Union […]

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America’s White Male Problem

See also, the 2012 and on-going war on women. From: alternet The American political process is being hijacked by a reckless, whining dangerous gang of psychologically damaged white men who are far-right ideologues. I used to be one of them. It’s time to tell the truth about our white male problem. Not everyone who disagrees with the president is a […]

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Is the United States Moving to the Left?

Over the weekend, at a Christmas party in Brooklyn, I ran into an old acquaintance, a veteran editor and publisher of serious, left-leaning books. For much of the time I’ve known him, he’s been busy bemoaning the state of American politics—the entire works of the Bush Administration and the G.O.P., obviously, but also the prevarications and retreats of Obama’s first […]

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How GOP Can Overcome Women’s Trust Issues, GOP must shed it’s grumpy-white-man image

Hey, Rush Limbaugh: ‘Starting an Abortion Industry’ Won’t Win You Female Voters Rolling Stone It’s hard to say whether it’s good or bad that the Rushes of the world are too clueless to realize that it’s their attitude, not their policies, that is screwing them most with minority voters… Republicans ponder painful way forward The Star-Ledger – NJ.com The takeaway among party leaders was […]

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The Tea Party Is Dead. Long Live the Tea Party

So the Tea Party became a victim of its own rhetoric which was what everyone hoped for. I think they’re going to go for the second option below, though. That’s right –  the clueless one. […] But none of that matters. The tea party has done its job, and for all practical purposes its hard-nosed, no-compromise ideology now controls the […]

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5 Unhinged Right-Wing Reactions to Romney’s Defeat

1. Melodramatic Social Media Users Declare “America died” In case you were preoccupied with the news of the presidential election, you may have missed the other breaking news story that “America died” last night. At least, that’s some of the wildly hyperbolic claims that were flying around the social media stratosphere last night, as Republican voters took to Twitter to […]

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Five GOPers Booted for Their Idiotic Rape Comments

The 2012 campaign season  came to be defined  by Republican candidates making out of touch, often medically inaccurate comments about sexual assault, women’s reproductive systems, and abortion rights. Between  legitimate rape , God-given rape , and  emergency rape , anti-choice politicians rushed to clarify their narrow view of sexual assault and their position that rape survivors don’t deserve access to legal […]

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In [almost as] glorious news: Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock fall to Senate defeats

This election is the gift that keeps on giving. Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock, the Republican candidates who made off-the-cuff remarks about rape and abortion, have both been defeated, destroying their party’s hopes of taking control of the Senate. Akin, who lost to incumbent Claire McCaskill in Missouri, was abandoned by his party after he made his notorious “legitimate rape” […]

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Romney Closes Dirty

Mitt Romney had a choice this election: He could surf the bubbling froth of right-wing rage against the president all the way to the White House, or he could discard the racialized narrative of the Obama presidency put forth by the likes of Rush Limbaugh and Newt Gingrich. Throughout the campaign, much of his party was pushing him in one […]

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