Topic: politics

GOP Congressman Defends Todd Akin, Doubles Down On That Whole ‘Women Can’t Get Pregnant From Rape’ Nonsense

GOP Congressman Defends Todd Akin, Doubles Down On That Whole 'Women Can't Get Pregnant From Rape' Nonsense

Today, we’re going to talk about three things that I hate with an extreme, burning passion: Rape, those who marginalize or make excuses for rape, and people who tell infertile women to “just relax” if they want to get pregnant. That might seem like an odd combination, but a single Republican congressman has managed to roll them all into one big ball of awfulness. More »

Michigan Lawmakers Want To Give You A Tax Credit For Your Fetus, But Not Your Actual Child

Michigan Lawmakers Want To Give You A Tax Credit For Your Fetus, But Not Your Actual Child

Conservative lawmakers are desperate to classify fetuses as people in some form of legislation. So it shouldn’t really be shocking that after Personhood was defeated all around the country, they’re trying to find fresh alternatives. The newest comes out of the great state of Michigan, where Republican legislators proposed a bill that will give a “dependent” tax credit for any fetus past 12 weeks of gestation. That’s right, your pregnancy could be considered a tax credit. More »

It’s About Time: Voters Approve Same-Sex Marriage & Support LGBTQ Families

It's About Time: Voters Approve Same-Sex Marriage & Support LGBTQ Families

Last night, there was a historic victory won. I’m not talking about President Barack Obama winning re-election, though he deserves a mention in this story as well. I’m talking about the ballot initiatives in Maine, Maryland and Wisconsin where citizens finally pulled together and recognized the importance of granting the right to marry to same-sex couples. More »

Whether The ‘War On Women’ Was Real Or Not, Female Voters Struck Down Ignorance On Election Day

Whether The 'War On Women' Was Real Or Not, Female Voters Struck Down Ignorance On Election Day

Throughout this election cycle, we’ve seen politician after politician from the Republican party make ignorant and insensitive comments about women. With each statement, we’ve had to shake our heads and wonder how men who don’t seem to understand half of the country could ever hope to represent any group of constituents. During yesterday’s election, it looks like female voters stood up and let these thoughtless candidates know just how powerful our votes are. More »

STFU Parents: 5 Parents Who Are Talking 2012 Election Time On Facebook

STFU Parents: 5 Parents Who Are Talking 2012 Election Time On Facebook

Election Day is (FINALLY) here, and I know no better way to celebrate than to round up several related submissions written by parents on Facebook. “But what are parents talking about that’s related to both the election and parenthood?”, you might be asking yourself. Well, several things! After all, this election affects us all in myriad ways. We’re voting on healthcare reform, civil rights, women’s rights, public arts, public education — all things that profoundly impact parents and their children’s development. But, that’s not what the parents in today’s column are talking about. They’ve got a few other messages they’d like to get out. More »