“I’d be crazy if I didn’t understand that this is a medal for the entire women’s movement,” Steinem told a gathering at the National Press Club Monday.
“It’s time that women are listened to and respected for their views,” Sen. Van de Putte says in an interview with the Texas Tribune at TribFest, in which she discusses the future of women in Texas politics following her remark (“Did the President hear me or did the President hear me and refuse to recognize me?”) that sparked roars of cheering during the filibuster of SB 5.
The San Antonio Democrat is expected to announce her candidacy any day now. With Wendy Davis running for governor, a Davis-Van de Putte platform would stand in stark contrast to the hard-right politics espoused by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott.
While respectful and serious in the treatment of its subjects, Follow the Leader is a rollicking romp through patriarchy. It is entertaining, illuminating, and a springboard for conversations beneficial to those of us who would prefer to see more than only conservative white boys angling for the oval office.
How did the Republicans get themselves into this shutdown mess? Part of the problem is they are remarkably out of touch, and you can look no further than Republican discourse on contraception to see how bad it’s gotten in the right-wing bubble.
South Texas’ Rio Grande Valley came into the spotlight this summer during the state legislature’s battle over an omnibus anti-choice bill, but for the people who call it home, politics are much more complicated than “red” or “blue.”
A helpful template for coastal journalists, Republican pundits, political dilettantes, and anyone else with boldly unique views on the certainty of Wendy Davis’ abject political failure.
To The Contrary panelists discuss New York’s new anti-trafficking Safe Harbor policy, how the shutdown affects the GOP’s image in the eyes of women, and Barnard President Debora Spar on women not having it all. Panelists include RH Reality Check Editor at Large Erin Matson, the Heritage Foundation’s Genevieve Wood, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), and former Bush White House Aide Mercy Viana Schlapp.
After being accused of sexual harassment by at least 18 women and being forced to resign, former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner has pleaded guilty to false imprisonment and battery charges.
On this episode of Reality Cast, I talk to a documentary filmmaker who is trying to capture what happens when women tell abortion stories. Just because the government shutdown is big news doesn’t mean sexism is on the backburner, and the governor’s race in Virginia encapsulates an electoral trend that’s not going away.