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Satan Terminates Relationship with Rush Limbaugh

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In the aftermath of his most recent demeaning and misogynistic tirade against women, this time aimed at Georgetown University Law student Sandra Fluke, Rush Limbaugh has been hemorraghing advertisers. Last night, yet another sponsor pulled his support: Satan.

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What the Women For (and Against) Herman Cain Revealed

Herman Cain’s campaign went beyond traditional sexism in politics and political reporting, and  beyond traditional victim-blaming and skepticism, in part because the campaign enrolled women to attack other women. Cain might be out of the race, but the Women For Herman Cain are not. Their votes are as much in play as ever, and I don’t know that there’s much that progressives can do to change their minds.

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Anti-Choicers Longing for the Scarlet Letter “A”

Recent behavior by anti-choice activists and anti-choice politicians demonstrates how little the anti-choice movement has to do with “life”, and how much opposition to abortion is rooted in a stew of shame and sexual obsession. 

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What Does the Casey Anthony Case Have To Do With Abortion? Nothing, Unless You Are an Anti-Choice Fanatic

Answer: nothing. Except for anti-choice fanatics, who must realize on some level that Casey Anthony gives lie to their whole argument that every sexually active woman is ready to be a mother, and just needs a little force to see it. 

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New Hampshire Defunds Planned Parenthood, Leaving Thousands Without Primary Care

A vote by New Hampshire officials not to renew with Planned Parenthood has left thousands of women without no access to birth control and other primary reproductive health care. And as the statement of one councilor reveals, the real agenda is not (just) about abortion services, but to punish women for sex

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Michele Bachmann’s Miscarriage and the Miscarriage of Justice

If the personal is political, it seems it would extend that women’s own experiences with miscarriage would lead to sympathy for those facing similar losses.  But as Bachmann talks about her miscarriage, she promotes policies that result in miscarriages of justice.

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I Spy With My Little “i”… The Not-So-Subtle Misogyny of THE FAMiLY LEADER’s Marriage Vow

There’s one “little” detail in THE FAMiLY LEADER’s “Marriage Vow” that critics have overlooked – small, subtle, and yet glaringly obvious once you see it: Simply stated, women who are unwilling to subordinate and sacrifice themselves to populate America’s economic and political war machine are selfish with a capital “I” – s.e.l.f.I.s.h.

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The Mask of Concern Slips from the Anti-Choicers Face

Anti-choice activists have an interest in appearing to care about women, but recent events demonstrate that it’s increasingly hard to keep up the facade.  

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Nebraska Abortion Laws Reveal Mental Health Misogyny

Nebraska’s recent abortion laws show an intellectual consistency in the anti-choice worldview, one that is fundamentally misogynist.

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Misogyny: The Real Root of Opposition to Late Abortion

The anti-choice focus on late abortions demonstrates two major contradictions between their stated point of view and their actual point of view and reveals how intellectually bankrupt their position is. 

 

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