Monthly Archives: February 2012

“God wouldn’t have given women tummy-pockets if he didn’t want babies swimming around in them!”

TweetLet the great Ron Swanson–I mean, Nick Offerman–and some other late-middle-aged men explain why they know best when it comes to women’s reproductive health. Women’s Health Experts Speak Out from Judd Nelson Transcript after the jump via Shakesville. Tweet
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Maine Senator Olympia Snowe won’t seek reelection

TweetThe long-time pro-choice Republican Senator from Maine says she’s had it with the polarization of Washington politics: In announcing her plans, Snowe, 65, emphasized that she is in good health and was prepared for the campaign ahead. But she said she was swayed by the increasing polarization in Washington. “Unfortunately, I do not realistically expect [...]
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What We Missed

TweetThe Virginia Senate passed its mandatory ultrasound bill today. A Democratic Senator tried to amend it so that the Virginia women who are subjected to a mandatory medically unnecessary medical procedure aren’t also required to cover the cost of that procedure. Republicans said, “No thanks.” The Alabama State Senator who proposed a mandatory transvaginal ultrasound [...]
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Homeless mom sentenced to 5 years in prison for “stealing” son’s education

TweetA mother has been arrested and sentenced to jail time for sending her five year old son to a school district where she had no permanent residence. I can barely believe I’m having to type this sentence again. In a post just last year, I wrote about a woman in Ohio who was convicted of [...]
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Guest post: Slate writers’ defense of Bridesmaids misses the mark

TweetThis is a guest post by Silpa Kovvali. In response to my recent post about the prevalence of tired stereotypes in the comedy Bridesmaids, Double X’s Amanda Marcotte writes:  The recent explosion of prominent women in comedy has brought with it an unfortunate but predictable debate about whether or not the characters that have resulted [...]
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