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Nancy Pelosi talks to Melissa Harris-Perry about sexism in politics

You can always count on some real talk from Nancy Pelosi. This weekend she talked with Rachel Maddow Melissa Harris-Perry* about sexism in politics–something the former House Speaker knows a little something about. She argued that it’s hard to increase the number of women in Congress in a political environment driven by money, marked by bitter partisan conflict, and still struggling with underlying sexism. “The minute a woman gets tough in the debate,” Pelosi noted. “You know what people say about her.”

Yep, we sure do. And considering it may be another century before women have equal influence when it comes to campaign donations, the role of money in politics can’t be overstated either.

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You can always count on some real talk from Nancy Pelosi. This weekend she talked with Rachel Maddow Melissa Harris-Perry* about sexism in politics–something the former House Speaker knows a little something about. ...

Rachel Maddow and the truth versus condescending, sexist Republican consultant

Republican consultant Alex Castellanos is pretty good at his job. It’s not easy to fully represent the extent of the Republican Party’s sexism, and yet Castellanos manages to do so in both content and form! And that’s pretty impressive. He demonstrated his skills on Meet the Press, as he denied the well-documented phenomenon unequal pay. Castellanos must have unsubscribed from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research e-mail list, or he would have heard about their study showing that women make 77 cents  cents per men’s dollar But, knowing it’s better to show than tell, Castellanos was in top sexist form, constantly interrupting Rachel Maddow, who was typically fact-based and gracious,  and even saying, “I love how passionate you are. ...

Republican consultant Alex Castellanos is pretty good at his job. It’s not easy to fully represent the extent of the Republican Party’s sexism, and yet Castellanos manages to do so in both content and form! And that’s ...

New rule for vaginaphobes: if you can’t say it, you can’t probe it!

Why is it that the same people who want to get all up into women’s vaginas shudder at the mention of the word vagina and are unable to actually say it?

I guess the answer is obvious; the same people who are sadistic enough to make a woman undergo an invasive medically unnecessary procedure whose only goal is to punish a woman for using her vagina for anything but procreation, are probably a little bit uncomfortable with sexuality. But some of these guys wear their vaginaphobia on their… sleeves.

First, Virginia delegate David Albo, who treated the House of Delegates to a musical theater reenactment of his attempt to seduce his wife, complains that just as he was about to seal the deal,

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Why is it that the same people who want to get all up into women’s vaginas shudder at the mention of the word vagina and are unable to actually say it?

I guess the answer is obvious; the ...

The Daily Caller: Rachel Maddow obsessed with vaginas

Yes, I’m totally recycling this brilliant GIF Maya posted yesterday; it’s just too fitting.

Apparently The Daily Caller needs some ear muffs for their delicate sensibilities around the word “vagina.”

I’m not giving any linkage to this ridiculousness, but had to share the deets: there’s a piece featured on their front page today titled, “MSNBC Host Rachel Maddow’s new favorite word: ‘Vaginal’.” Over the course of 10 days while the recent Virginia transvaginal ultrasound legislation controversy was happening, not only did the author take time in his busy job delivering the news to track the number of times Maddow mentioned, “vagina” ...

Yes, I’m totally recycling this brilliant GIF Maya posted yesterday; it’s just too fitting.

Apparently The Daily ...

Rachel Maddow explains in the man cave how birth control works

A voter in Sioux City, Iowa had a question for Mitt Romney that completely stumped him, which is surprising considering his recent admission that he does in fact support personhood bills. He should probably have a better response to the: do you support birth control? Since in many instances, personhood amendments do seek to not only ban abortion but also restrict birth control. In response to Romney’s “duhhh, yeah totallly!” response, she gives a lesson to the men in the “man cave.”

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A voter in Sioux City, Iowa had a question for Mitt Romney that completely stumped him, which is surprising considering his recent admission that he does in fact support personhood bills. He should probably have a ...

Rachel Maddow on women’s soccer amazingness

So, women’s sports are totally boring cause they’re less athletic than men and nothing exciting ever happens, right? And anyway, women aren’t interested in sports and men certainly don’t care about women’s sports, so they’re a terrible investment, right?

Just watch this.

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Holy crap.

(A transcript should be available at this link soon.

So, women’s sports are totally boring cause they’re less athletic than men and nothing exciting ever happens, right? And anyway, women aren’t interested in sports and men certainly don’t care about women’s sports, so they’re a terrible ...

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