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New Favorite Tumblr: Beyoncé Voters

Last week, Fox News host Jesse Watters accused Hillary Clinton of courting the “single ladies vote” with her response to the Hobby Lobby decision. According to Watters, these women–who make up a quarter of the electorate and broke for Obama by 76 percent last election–“depend on government because they’re not depending on their husbands. They need contraception, health care, and they love to talk about equal pay.”

Watters coined the term “Beyoncé voters” to refer to this birth control-using, equal pay-loving single lady voting bloc, and so of course a perfect Tumblr was born. I can’t wait to hear Watters’ response when us Beyoncé voters deliver another election. Until then, check out more images ...

Last week, Fox News host Jesse Watters accused Hillary Clinton of courting the “single ladies vote” with her response to the Hobby Lobby decision. According to Watters, these women–who make up a quarter of the electorate ...

What does Honduras’ election mean for women?

Honduras has been the topic of major controversy this past month after its presidential election was called out on allegations of fraud. So far, results indicate a victory for Juan Orlando Hernández over left-wing candidate Xiomara Castro, wife of formerly-ousted president Manuel Zelaya.

Honduras has been the topic of major controversy this past month after its presidential election was called out on allegations of fraud. So far, results indicate a victory for Juan Orlando Hernández over left-wing candidate Xiomara Castro, ...

Wendy Davis is running for Texas governor!

Updated: We’ve been hoping for and anticipating this news for a while, but it’s finally here: Wendy Davis just announced that she is running for Texas governor:

“Thirty-two years ago, I walked across this stage, the granddaughter of farmers from Muleshoe, Texas, who could only afford to rent the land they farmed,” Davis said at the Wiley G. Thomas Coliseum in Haltom City, Texas, the same venue where she received her high school diploma.

“I had no real idea what the future looked like. Today, I see it pretty clearly. It’s looking right at me. It’s you. It’s all of you. And all of you deserve to have your voices heard. Because our future is brightest when ...

Updated: We’ve been hoping for and anticipating this news for a while, but it’s finally here: Wendy Davis just announced that she is running for Texas governor:

“Thirty-two years ago, I walked across ...

EMILY’s List Celebrates 2012 Milestones

I was honored to attend the EMILY’s List 2nd Inaugural Brunch over the weekend to not only celebrate the re-election of President Obama, but also the historic victories for women this election cycle.  Thanks to EMILY’s list, during the 2011- 2012 election cycle, we “elect[ed] a historic number of candidates – the only pro-choice Democratic woman governor in the country, 19 new women to the House, six Senate incumbents, and three new Senators – all the first women to represent their states in the Senate. And this cycle, women we’ve helped elect include the first Hindu and first female combat veterans to serve in the House, the first openly gay Senator, and the first Asian American woman ...

I was honored to attend the EMILY’s List 2nd Inaugural Brunch over the weekend to not only celebrate the re-election of President Obama, but also the historic victories for women this election cycle.  Thanks ...

What we missed: favorite post-election images edition

It’s been a big day. Frankly, we’re all experiencing a bit of election fatigue and are somewhat tired of reading election-related news and analysis (although there is plenty of great stuff out there). Instead, here are some of our favorite images from the post-election news cycle!

The Obamas take a victory lap on election night 2012. Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images.

Beyonce celebrates the victory with a saucy if short-lived (it was quickly taken down) post on her Tumblr.

It’s been a big day. Frankly, we’re all experiencing a bit of election fatigue and are somewhat tired of reading election-related news and analysis (although there is plenty of great stuff out there). Instead, here are ...

‘It’s not a traditional America anymore.’

Some of us might have well considered the first term of the first African American President was a dream. A sweet dream that would come to end as we were all loss in the deluge of insider baseball talk between pundits, strategists, and pollsters. Watching last nights acceptance speech, I’d wondered in the back of Obama’s mind, he’d wondered too if  this sweet dream of his first four years would extend to another four. A break and and a swell to a rise, President Obama nod’s to his 2004 speech:

America, I believe we can build on the progress we’ve made and continue to fight for new jobs and new opportunity and new security for the middle class. I believe we ...

Some of us might have well considered the first term of the first African American President was a dream. A sweet dream that would come to end as we were all loss in the deluge of insider ...

Quick hit: By conflating sex work with trafficking, CA’s newly passed Prop 35 does more harm than good

“Under Prop 35, anyone involved in the sex trade could potentially be viewed as being involved in trafficking, and could face all of the criminal penalties associated with this redefinition of who is involved in “trafficking,” which include fines of between $500,000 and $1 million and prison sentences ranging from five years to life. This is in addition to having to register as a sex offender, and surrender to lifelong internet monitoring: that is, turning over all of one’s “internet identifiers,” which includes “any electronic mail address, user name, screen name, or similar identifier used for the purpose of Internet forum discussions, Internet chat room discussion, instant messaging, social networking, or similar Internet communication….

Advocates say Prop 35’s conflation of the ...

“Under Prop 35, anyone involved in the sex trade could potentially be viewed as being involved in trafficking, and could face all of the criminal penalties associated with this redefinition of who is involved in “trafficking,” which ...

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