Topic: politics

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 »

People Care More About Dante de Blasio And His Amazing ‘Fro Than His Dad’s Run For Mayoral Office

People Care More About Dante de Blasio And His Amazing 'Fro Than His Dad's Run For Mayoral Office

Bill De Blasio is officially running for mayor of Brooklyn and the best part about all of this is that he is being totally upstaged by his son and his amazingly excellent choice of hairstyle. I wonder if De Blasio feels like so many of us moms do when we go to a wedding or some other big event and spend a ton of money and effort making sure we look really good and all our kid has to do is put on a suit or a cute hairband and we are instantly upstaged by the simple fact we will all never be as adorable as our kids are? Running for mayor is a big deal, a much bigger deal than showing up at a relative’s house for a holiday or some other event where we are required to wear our outside-pants,and maybe Bill should think twice before the next time he brings his son out when he is trying to make an important speech because all anyone cares about is how cute his kid is. More »

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 »