Tag Archives: Senate

Watch live: Senate hearing on sexual assault in the military

TweetThe Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel is currently holding a hearing on sexual assault in the military, including testimony from victims and military officials. You can watch the live stream of the hearing here. We are also live-tweeting thoughts and reactions from @Feministing using #MSThearing. Past Feministing coverage on this topic: Is the military [...]
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A list of dudes who oppose the Violence Against Women Act

Tweet**Trigger warning** Welcome to the new Washington, where it’s now perfectly acceptable to take a basic sentiment, like “I think we should make life easier for women who’ve been beaten, assaulted, or raped,” and declare yourself publicly in opposition to it. Or at least, there are some Republicans who consider it acceptable. These Senators, all [...]
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Senator Scott Brown’s staffers mock Elizabeth Warren with racist chant

TweetHow charming! Senator Scott Brown’s staffers were caught on tape chanting Indian War whoops with some tomahawk chops for good measure.  The racist chant is apparently intended to mock Elizabeth Warren for her Native American roots.  WCVB news in Boston confirmed that Deputy Chief of Staff Greg Casey and Constituent Service Counsel Jack Richard, State [...]
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Blunt Amendment tabled

TweetThank goodness that is over. The Blunt Amendment has been tabled by the Senate–the bill that Maya wrote about yesterday would allow your boss to decide what specific pieces of coverage and you and can’t have based on personal belief systems. This would not just be a threat to access to contraception (the most obvious benefit [...]
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The Feministing Five: Representative Tammy Baldwin

Tweet Tammy Baldwin, U.S. Representative from the 2nd District of Wisconsin, announced in September that she is running for Senate in next year’s election. Representative Baldwin is a pioneer in many ways; as the first woman ever elected to Wisconsin’s Congress, she is also the first openly lesbian Representative and first openly gay non-incumbent elected [...]
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