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Why Republicans Punishing a Rep for Saying “Vagina” Matters

June 17, 2012


Huffington Post, June 17, 2012 by Mitchell Bard When the Republican-controlled Michigan House of Representatives banned a Democratic representative from speaking because she used the word “vagina” in debating an anti-abortion bill (which has been called the “most extreme” in the nation), the story went national. Progressive sites like The Huffington Post and TPM jumped […]

The Campaign Against Women

May 19, 2012


New York Times, May 19, 2012 by Despite the persistent gender gap in opinion polls and mounting criticism of their hostility to women’s rights, Republicans are not backing off their assault on women’s equality and well-being. New laws in some states could mean a death sentence for a pregnant woman who suffers a life-threatening condition. […]

Social Media and Generational Shift In The War on Women

April 23, 2012


Forbes, April 23, 2012 by Liza Donnelly The battle for the female vote in the presidential campaign has suddenly become fierce. The latest? Mitt Romney hired Richard Grenell to be his national security and foreign policy advisor. So what, you ask? Should Mitt have hired a woman? That would have been nice, but no, that’s […]

Who says women don’t care about wages?

April 17, 2012


CNN, April 17, 2012, Sandra Fluke Editor’s note: Sandra Fluke is a third-year law student at Georgetown University Law Center and has served as president of Georgetown Law Students for Reproductive Justice. She gained national attention when she testified in February before a congressional committee on behalf of greater access to contraceptive coverage. (CNN) — […]

Wisconsin Equal Pay Law Repealed Because “Money Is More Important For Men”

April 7, 2012

0, April 7, 2012 by Robin Marty As Jessica Pieklo reported yesterday, the Governor of Wisconsin, with little notice or discussion, repealed the state’s Equal Pay law.  For Scott Walker, it was no doubt the most logical step in his ongoing war on women and the working class, as the Equal Pay Law protected not […]

Scott Walker Quietly Repeals Wisconsin Equal Pay Law

April 6, 2012


Huffington Post, April 6, 2012 by Amanda Terkel WASHINGTON — A Wisconsin law that made it easier for victims of wage discrimination to have their day in court was repealed on Thursday, after Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) quietly signed the bill. The 2009 Equal Pay Enforcement Act was meant to deter employers from discriminating […]