The Catholic War on Women

By: Sunday May 18, 2014 7:00 am

Discussed: Abortion, Pope Francis, Patriarchy, Does the choice movement need an “it gets better” campaign to empower women to not hide/ apologize about their abortions?, Roe v. Wade, Clinic defenders, Abortion stories, How the Bible teaches women to abort unwanted pregnancy, Bad Choices, Being a target of a pro-life “wanted” poster, Abortion as a local issue, Single women who love sex and don’t want babies.

 

How Relevant Is International Women’s Day to the Current War on Women?

By: Sunday March 9, 2014 6:40 pm

Yesterday, millions of women marched in the streets from China to Mexico, to celebrate International Women’s Day. If you live in the United States, however, you may have never heard of IWD. IWD officially began in 1911. It was started by European Socialists in the Second International honoring the striking women textile workers in New York City. Due to its socialist origin , however, it was excised from the United States memory, much as Labor Day replaced May Day, except in small immigrant enclaves or radical union groups.

GOP Still Doesn’t Know How Birth Control Works

By: Friday January 24, 2014 11:15 am

Mike Huckabee’s discussion of the female libido, how it works or doesn’t work, is also disturbing. And his attempt to claim Democrats lack respect for female self-control due to advancing policies that allow for assistance with obtaining birth control is ignorant.

Obama Still Fighting Court Order on Plan B Pill

By: Wednesday May 1, 2013 12:10 pm

Responding to a court order the Obama Administration begrudgingly approved over-the-counter sales of Plan B or “the morning after pill” to ages 15 and up. But the court order required all ages to have access to the medicine.

Our homegrown pro-rape culture is out and proud – from Steubenville to the expiration of VAWA

By: Sunday January 6, 2013 7:00 am

The coverage of the brutal crimes unveiling the pro-rape culture in India (and the women’s movement rising to oppose it), is welcome information to bring to Americans. While I’m sure a lot of people would like to think a gang-rape and beating on a bus is something so violent and savage that it couldn’t occur here, we need a reminder, that in the United States, some of our young men are being raised to believe that they can indeed take a woman of any age and use her as a personal sex toy, a piece of refuse to violate at will, with tacit approval by people in purported leadership roles in society.

MO-Sen: Akin Officially on the Ballot; McCaskill Immediately References Legitimate Rape Comments in New Ad

By: Wednesday September 26, 2012 9:45 am

Yesterday was the final day that Todd Akin could take himself off the Missouri Senate ballot. But I think the national Republicans who desperately wanted this to happen gave up on the idea long ago. Clearly Akin marches to his own beat, and wouldn’t be swayed even by the cutoff of funds. Some conservative movement members have slowly been inching their way back into the race, with Newt Gingrich campaigning with Akin this week, and Jim DeMint’s PAC likely to send him some money.

Ohio Governor at Romney Rally: Our Wives Are at Home Doing Laundry

By: 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.

Pat Robertson Reminisces About the Days When Wife Beating was A-OK

By: Monday September 10, 2012 1:00 pm

in this clip Pat Robertson has no problem saying that one Christian Broadcasting Network viewer is basically SOL if he wants to control his wife in the appropriate fashion unless he can move to Saudi Arabia and beat her @ss into submission. People for the American Way’s Right Wing Watch.

News Roundup from September 3, 2012

By: Tuesday September 4, 2012 6:15 am

Fatster rounds up news articles from all over, including links to stories about VP Biden, Nancy Pelosi, no water bottles in, poor people, Wisconsin jobless, war on women, Secret Service U-haul, are you better off?, Romney’s deferments, Apple vs consumers, state tax revenues, Greece out of Euro, David Cameron, George Osborn is Paul Ryan, Kruds vs Turks, Syria, Egypt vs women, and much more.

Free Preventive Health Services for Women Begin Under ACA

By: Wednesday August 1, 2012 2:00 pm

Today, a series of new health insurance regulations under the Affordable Care Act go into effect, in particular the free (i.e., no co-pay) preventive services for women’s health. And both the Obama Administration and Democrats in Congress are in the midst of a full-court press to let everyone know about it.

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