Topic: politics

Insurers Ignore Obamacare Rules, Cue Outrage Over Taxpayer-Funded Abortions

Insurers Ignore Obamacare Rules, Cue Outrage Over Taxpayer-Funded Abortions

Insurance companies have helpfully handed the GOP a nice big bomb to throw in the lead-up to this fall’s elections, and this bomb has “TAXPAYER-FUNDED ABORTIONS” painted on its side. While payment for abortion coverage and payment for every other kind of health coverage are supposed to be kept separate based on a rule written into the Affordable Care Act, most insurance companies have crossed the streams anyway. Instead of total protonic reversal à la Ghostbusters, though, we get tax-dollar-related pearl-clutching. More »

If Your Daughter Wants A Pink Gun To Kill Zombies She Is Too Young To Own A Gun

If Your Daughter Wants A Pink Gun To Kill Zombies She Is Too Young To Own A Gun

I understand that if you have fire arms in your home, you would want your children to be comfortable around them and aware of their power in order to cultivate a healthy respect for these weapons. What I do not understand is how making them pink, frilly and adorable will help anyone. I think this “cuteification” of guns does nothing in the way of getting young girls to respect their power and if anything, downplays how very serious they are. More »

I Don’t Care How You Feel About Cathy McMorris Rodgers, But Leave Her Kid And Her Maternal Age Out Of It

I Don't Care How You Feel About Cathy McMorris Rodgers, But Leave Her Kid And Her Maternal Age Out Of It

This article isn’t about politics, or how disappointed anyone is or isn’t with our current president, or whether or not you identify as Republican or Democrat. It’s about how as a woman I’m beyond sick of other women and men tearing women down due to their political opinions, but not tearing them down to their policy, but by getting real judgy about their personal lives. More »

Obama’s State Of The Union Speech Reminds Us Women We Are Still Pretty Screwed

Obama's State Of The Union Speech Reminds Us Women We Are Still Pretty Screwed

I know it’s the job of the President to bring some optimism and hope to citizens with his State of the Union speech. I know we need to be reminded of the things that have been accomplished rather than focusing on what hasn’t. But the only thing the State of the Union succeeded in doing for me last night – was reminding me that we really haven’t come a long way, baby. More »

GOP’s ‘Conscience Clause’ Will Allow Employers Not To Cover A Woman’s Slutty Birth Control Because, Morals!

GOP's 'Conscience Clause' Will Allow Employers Not To Cover A Woman's Slutty Birth Control Because, Morals!

The GOP is working overtime trying to make the lives of women in this country as hard as possible. They don’t want us to have abortions – but they also don’t want our employers to pay for our contraception. Makes a lot of sense, doesn’t it? No, it doesn’t, but we don’t look to Republican congressmen obsessed with dismantling women’s rights for logic, now do we? More »