Women’s Rights

Sen. Claire McCaskill: Trump's Lawyer Michael Cohen "Giving Akin a Run for His Money" (Photo Credit: Video Screengrab)

Sen. Claire McCaskill: Trump’s Lawyer Michael Cohen “Giving Akin a Run for His Money”

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) invoked Todd Akin’s name after Donald Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen says a husband can’t rape his spouse. McCaskill tweeted Cohen is “giving Akin a run for his money.” Cohen was upset over a Daily Beast article on how Trump’s ex-wife, Ivana Trump, alleged that he had […]

by · July 28, 2015 · Elections, Women's Rights
SCOTUS Rules in Hobby Lobby’s Favor on Obamacare Contraception Mandate

SCOTUS Rules in Hobby Lobby’s Favor on Obamacare Contraception Mandate

As if we didn’t see this coming, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that closed held companies with religious owners can refuse to pay for contraception. But there’s a caveat — the government can pay for birth control itself, so the women will receive it. The Court makes clear that women […]

by · June 30, 2014 · Breaking News, Women's Rights
Survey: Majority of Americans Support Obamacare Birth Control Coverage

Survey: Majority of Americans Support Obamacare Birth Control Coverage

The results of a survey conducted by the Journal of American Medical Association found that 7 out of 10 Americans support contraception coverage as part of Obamacare. Sixty nine percent of respondents reported they support “mandated coverage of birth control medications in health plans.” The study found that women, African Americans, Latinos […]

by · April 23, 2014 · Women's Rights
Report: Domestic Violence Has Been Falling for Last 20 Years, Survivor Support Lags (Credit: Wikipedia)

Report: Domestic Violence Has Been Falling for Last 20 Years, Survivor Support Lags

The Bureau of Justice Statistics released a new analysis of domestic violence from 2003 to 2012 and found that the rates have fallen and has remained low. Despite the recession, which early reports indicated would drive a rise in domestic violence incidents as families struggled financially, it did not have much of […]

by · April 20, 2014 · Breaking News, Women's Rights
Mike Huckabee: Men Like to Hunt Together, Women Like to Go to Bathroom Together

Mike Huckabee: Men Like to Hunt Together, Women Like to Go to Bathroom Together

I am convinced that some Republicans just can’t help themselves when it comes to women-bashing and to their detriment. Former Arkansas governor and presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is quoted by Kathie Obradovich, a political columnist at The Des Moines Register saying that “men like to hunt and fish together, women […]

by · April 9, 2014 · Elections, Women's Rights
New Texas Voter Identification Laws Could Suppress Women’s Votes

New Texas Voter Identification Laws Could Suppress Women’s Votes

More voter suppression: New Texas voter identification laws could be really meant to suppress women’s votes. The law states that a person’s identification must match the current name. That means women who take their husband’s name will be required to get additional documentation before they can vote. As Texas Attorney […]

Fox News Contributor Erick Erickson Calls Wendy Davis ‘Abortion Barbie’

Fox News Contributor Erick Erickson Calls Wendy Davis ‘Abortion Barbie’

Fox News contributor Erick Erickson calls Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis ‘abortion Barbie’ after The Weekly Standard attacked her for not responding to a question that linked legal abortion to the crimes of doctor Kermit Gosnell, Media Matters reports. It is a bit embarrassing that Abortion Barbie doesn't even have […]

by · August 6, 2013 · Politics, Women's Rights

Texas Abortion Bill Dead After State Sen. Wendy Davis 11-Hour Filibuster

#IStandwithWendy: The Texas anti-abortion bill which prompted an 11-hour filibuster by state Sen. Wendy Davis (D) is dead, the The Austin American-Statesman reported. The bill threatened to close nearly all of the abortion clinics in Texas. Thanks to Wendy Davis, the official vote was time-stamped at 12:03 a.m. Lawmakers had to vote […]

by · June 26, 2013 · Politics, Women's Rights

MS Gov. Phil Bryant Blames America’s Educational Troubles on Moms Working

The Republican attack on women as breadwinners continues with Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant (R) saying that America’s educational troubles started when women began working outside the home in large numbers, the Washington Post reports. Gov. Bryant, responded to a question about how America became ‘so mediocre’ in regard to educational outcomes, saying, “I think […]

by · June 4, 2013 · Women's Rights
Fox News’ Erick Erickson Says Men Should Dominate Women, Anti-Science to Believe Otherwise

Fox News’ Erick Erickson Says Men Should Dominate Women, Anti-Science to Believe Otherwise

With Rep. Michele Bachmann’s announcement that she won’t seek reelection in 2014, we shouldn’t be gung-ho that one nut has left the national political stage. There are more Haterade drinking conservative wingnuts left. Take Fox News Erick Erickson, for example, with his recent assertion that liberals who reject that men […]

by · May 30, 2013 · Politics, Women's Rights