Unfortunately, very few issues that women of color prioritize will probably intersect with a GOP agenda in the near future.
Some Republican candidates appear to be trying to neutralize “war on women” criticisms to narrow the gender voting gap that favors Democrats among women.
“Young pretty girls are the greatest communicators” when it comes to reaching out to young men on college campuses about “pro-life,” conservative values, said Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life.
Red State Women’s new initiative, “The Female Fact(Her),” relies on a few context-free statistics to try to convince female voters that the GOP is the party for them.
House Democrats and Republicans have never looked so different, and the GOP could become whiter and more male-dominated this year.
Republicans continue to grapple with ways to attract more women voters, even in reliably conservative states.
The Hobby Lobby case is not some odd outlier regarding “religious freedom.” It’s just one of the many ways the anti-choice movement is trying to chip away at women’s access to contraception and instill the idea in the public’s mind that contraception is controversial.
Ultimately, we do not see the passage of HB 2 as a total loss. On the contrary, we recognize that that moment was an opportunity and an opening.
When House Republicans selected Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) to be their next majority leader on Thursday, they picked a safe yet unseasoned second-in-command who is unlikely to change the House’s dismal status quo when it comes to issues important to women.
To listen to conservatives tell the story about the “war on women” is to pretend it doesn’t exist at all. To listen to Democrats, though, is to limit the fight for gender equity to the issue of abortion, which, while important, is part of a larger fight for justice on all fronts.