s we’ve seen with the war on women (womb-controlling legislative efforts around the country, rape apologists, and media blowhards like Rush Limbaugh), the desperate gay-bashing by professional anti-LGBTs even as losses mount as civil equality advances — the Right’s efforts are nearly bunker-mentality, and the neo-Confederacy has leaned heavily on misogyny and racism (and guns) as its teddy bear, a security blanket. They are in full emotional meltdown, and that is when these movements are probably the most toxic — and dangerous.
|By: Pam Spaulding Sunday January 6, 2013 11:50 am|
|By: Pam Spaulding Sunday December 9, 2012 4:00 pm|
Good grief, can the right wing advocate for any ideas that don’t involve dissing some demographic outright? While it’s about time that conservatives like Mary Matalin feel they can safely (as in, don’t feel intimidated about pissing off Rush) take marriage equality out of the sure-fire rallying cry, it’s interesting how easily she shifts blame for the ills of society on all of you heterosexuals out there fornicating and procreating out of wedlock.
|By: Eli Thursday November 8, 2012 8:21 am|
So yeah, the Democrats had a pretty good election on Tuesday: Electoral vote landslide for Obama, wins for progressives like Liz Warren, Tammy Baldwin, Sherrod Brown and Alan Grayson, and losses for misogynistic Tea Party buffoons like Todd Akin, Richard Mourdock, Allen West and Joe Walsh. Better yet, as the minority and youth votes grow, it looks like these kinds of results could be the new normal.
|By: Pam Spaulding Sunday October 21, 2012 11:30 am|
Possessing the privilege in this country that comes with owning a penis, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) tells women of America that ensuring pay equity is just a legal headache.
|By: David Dayen Tuesday September 25, 2012 12:10 pm|
I would guess there is no shortage of Massholes in the greater Boston area willing to smile smugly while delivering a tomahawk chop and the kind of war whoops you would hear on Saturday morning cartoons to make a “joke.” My question is why Scott Brown couldn’t find people not on his staff to do it.
|By: Pam Spaulding Thursday September 13, 2012 6:00 am|
Really, John Kasich? The Ohio governor, whose cred as a womb controller in the war in women doesn’t need additional burnishing, served up this gem at a Romney rally.
|By: Eli Wednesday August 22, 2012 5:00 pm|
You almost have to admire the GOP’s courage in staking out a position that, if not exactly pro-rape, is not entirely anti-rape either. And emphatically not pro-rape victim. So far, I’ve counted three ways in which Republicans act as rape apologists..
|By: Pam Spaulding Wednesday August 22, 2012 2:45 pm|
Leah McElrath has agreed to cross-post her piece on Huff Po here on the Blend because it hits so many spot-on points about the Akin dustup that weren’t seeing the light of day. The fact is, too many Americans of the male persuasion have no clue about the female body, and it should be no surprise that the mind-blowing ignorance of Rep. Akin was on full display when he opened his trap about “legitimate rape”. The bottom line is that too many men like Akin don’t respect women enough to educate themselves about our bodies before attempting to legislate how we use them.
|By: Eli Friday March 9, 2012 6:01 pm|
“What we say is that in order for Mom to be able to go on welfare if she has a child out of wedlock, you have to tell us who the father is.”
|By: David Dayen Friday March 2, 2012 11:35 am|
Democrats have descended on Rush Limbaugh’s comments about Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown law student who testified to the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee on the Administration’s birth control access rules for religiously affiliated institutions. Limbaugh has spent the past two days alleging that Fluke must be a prostitute if she advocates birth control, mocking her testimony and upping the rhetoric with each passing day.
Democratic groups have countered.