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Bill Cosby's Alleged Sexual Assault Victims Come Together on Cover of New York Magazine (Photo Credit: New York Magazine cover)

Bill Cosby’s Alleged Sexual Assault Victims Come Together on Cover of New York Magazine

Bill Cosby is about to suffer yet another PR nightmare as 35 of the 46 women who accused him of drugging and sexually assaulting them have come together to create a powerful image on the cover of New York magazine. Equally powerful was #TheEmptyChair in the first row. The upcoming […]

by Joy Blake· · Bill Cosby Scandal
Bernie Sanders Tries to Distance Himself from Women Fantasizing Rape Essay

Bernie Sanders Tries to Distance Himself from Women Fantasizing Rape Essay

Bernie Sanders is trying to distance himself from his 1972 essay he wrote about women fantasizing being “raped by three men simultaneously,”CNN reports. Michael Briggs, his campaign spokesman, said Sanders’ essay was a “dumb attempt at dark satire in an alternative publication” that “in no way reflects his views or record on women.” […]

by Mira Hutchinson· · Elections
Tennessee GOP Lawmaker Sheila Butt Says Rape and Incest Too Hard to Verify

Tennessee GOP Lawmaker Sheila Butt Says Rape and Incest Too Hard to Verify

The Republican Party’s war on women continues. Tennessee state Rep. Sheila Butt (R) “blocked an amendment that would have created an exemption for victims of rape and incest to an anti-abortion bill by arguing that such cases are too difficult to confirm,” the Huffington Post reports. State Rep. Sheila Butt tabled […]

by Mira Hutchinson· · Politics
#NotThere Yet:  Kerry Washington, Other Stars Mark International Women’s Day

#NotThere Yet: Kerry Washington, Other Stars Mark International Women’s Day

“Scandal” star Kerry Washington and other stars including Pink, mark International Women’s Day. Hillary and Chelsea Clinton’s #NotThere initiative sheds light on the inequality that still exists. Cameron Diaz, Kristin Chenoweth, and Victoria Beckham are among the stars who posted messages on social media in honor of International Women’s Day. […]

Ted Cruz Praises Michelle Obama for Not Wearing Headscarf on Saudi Arabia Trip

Ted Cruz Praises Michelle Obama for Not Wearing Headscarf on Saudi Arabia Trip

For once First Lady Michelle Obama has done something the right wing agrees with.  Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) praised FLOTUS in a Facebook post: “Kudos to First Lady Michelle Obama for standing up for women worldwide and refusing to wear a Sharia-mandated head-scarf in Saudi Arabia. Nicely done.” Of course, […]

by Janet Shan· · Michelle Obama
LOL: Saudis Upset Michelle Obama’s Didn’t Wear Headscarf During Visit

LOL: Saudis Upset Michelle Obama’s Didn’t Wear Headscarf During Visit

The Saudis are ticked off at First Lady Michelle Obama for not covering her head at King Abdullah’s funeral. Um, whatever. I am pretty sure Michelle Obama doesn’t give a damn what they think. I don’t get it…A blogger was sentenced to 1,000 lashes for insulting Islam, but they are […]

by HinterlandGazetteStaff· · Michelle Obama
Eckerd College President Blames College Sexual Assaults on Drinking, Casual Sex

Eckerd College President Blames College Sexual Assaults on Drinking, Casual Sex

Eckerd College president Donald Eastman III penned an open letter, published by The Current, urging students to cut back on alcohol and casual sex in order to stop sexual assault. He said by doing so, students will address the “nexus of problems” in regards to sexual assault. Eastman wrote, “You […]

by HinterlandGazetteStaff· · Latest News
Lincoln University President Robert Jennings Defends Shocking Rape Comments

Lincoln University President Robert Jennings Defends Shocking Rape Comments

Lincoln University President Robert J. Jennings is defending some shocking remarks in which he seemed to accuse females on campus for making false rape claims. He now says those comments were taken out of context. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports, the YouTube video is an excerpt from a speech that Robert Jennings gave to […]

by Janet Shan· · Today's Headlines
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 Janet Shan· · Elections, Women's Rights
Mike Huckabee:  Democrats Think ‘Women Can’t Control Libido’ Without Help from ‘Uncle Sugar’

Mike Huckabee: Democrats Think ‘Women Can’t Control Libido’ Without Help from ‘Uncle Sugar’

The Republican Party’s attack on women continue with former presidential candidate and Fox News host Mike Huckabee making a really offensive comment.  The former Arkansas governor says Democrats tell women “they are helpless without Uncle Sugar coming in and providing for them a prescription each month for birth control because they […]

by Janet Shan· · Politics, Today's Headlines