Almost four years ago, President Barack Obama achieved something monumental: he inspired people who had never voted to vote in droves. He motivated college students across the country to organize rallies and voting drives in support of his campaign. And he encouraged millions across the nation – across racial lines – with his message of hope and change....read more
Sure, he’s a totally moderate Republican who’s just a good businessman, right? I actually don’t think Romney actually gives a fuck about Planned Parenthood. One year he loves ‘em, the next year he hates ‘em, whatever — homeboy will do or say whatever he needs to do or say to get elected. What’s scary is [...]...read more
Thank you, Rick Santorum, for that little bit of TRUE SCIENCE. So now we can take you our back and bury you in a pile of dirt and manure, right? Plants love that, so it must be ok....read more
If you’ve gotten someone’s attention by giving them policies to challenge and facts to debate, you’re doing something right. You’re putting yourself out there as a contender. You’re making yourself part of the conversation. Good for you! If you’ve gotten someone’s attention by putting a young Asian woman on a bicycle to pedal through rice fields in a sedge hat to the tune of a gong and a pentatonic scale, so she can smilingly criticize your opponent in broken English, it’s not because you’re a contender–it’s because you’re a racist asshole....read more
On Monday Feb. 6th, I’ll be speaking at NYU Law with former President of Planned Parenthood Faye Wattleton, Director of MergerWatch Lois Uttley, and conservative scholar Christina Hoff Sommers about women and the 2012 election. It should be an interesting discussion — if you’re in New York, drop by! Just make sure you RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org....read more
Bill Maher, who I alternately love and loathe (so funny, sometimes! but so misogynist, a lot of the time!) has some New Rules for the new year. And I like them. He suggests, among others:
New Rule If you were a Republican in 2011, and you liked Donald Trump, and then you liked Michele Bachmann, and then you liked Rick Perry, and then you liked Herman Cain, and then you liked Newt Gingrich … you can still hate Mitt Romney, but you can’t say it’s because he’s always changing his mind.
New Rule Internet headlines have to be more like newspaper headlines. That means they have to tell me something instead of just tricking me into clicking on them. If you write the headline, “She Wore That?” you have to go to your journalism school and give your degree back.
New Rule You can’t be against same-sex marriage and for Newt Gingrich. No man has ever loved another man as much as Newt Gingrich loves Newt Gingrich.
I am fairly confident that this could have been avoided....read more
This is a guest post by Emily L. Hauser.
With the revelation of what is turning into quite a slew of accusations of sexual harassment and/or assault (“Hey, baby, you’re lookin’ gooood tonight!” [or some such] being the former; grabbing a woman’s inner thigh and pulling her head toward his crotch [the actual accusation that Sharon Bialek has leveled] being the latter) we have an opportunity to wrest some objective good out of this mountain of stupid.
Three cheers for Brazil for electing their first woman President. Dilma Rousseff of the Worker’s Party won yesterday’s runoff election against Jose Serra and will be inaugurated this coming January. Learn a bit more about Rousseff here. Feminist agendas in Latin America still need work but hopefully as more women come into positions of power, [...]...read more