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Everything You Need to Know About 'The Republican War on Women'

Wednesday October 31, 2012
With less than a week to go before the U.S. elections, is there any woman out there who still is undecided? If that's you and you're reading this, well, then...keep ... Read More

Social Media Triumphs Over Hurricane Sandy

Tuesday October 30, 2012
Between the explosion at a Con Ed facility and the utility's decision to cut power, a huge chunk of Manhattan went black last night. Yet thanks to cell phones and ... Read More

Why So Many Republican Remarks About Rape? Here's a Theory

Friday October 26, 2012
The first one made us gasp. Now they're uttered so frequently that mocking them has become a staple of political humor in this election year. It's gotten to the point ... Read More

Think 'Binders Full of Women' is a Media Thing? It's a Sign of Something Much More Profound

Thursday October 18, 2012
Like many online shoppers, I turn to Amazon.com for reviews of products I'm thinking of purchasing. Now, thanks to Mitt Romney's oddly phrased "binders full of women" comment during Tuesday night's ... Read More

Second Presidential Debate Barely Touched Upon Women's Issues

Wednesday October 17, 2012
Depending on the outcome of the 2012 presidential election, contraceptive coverage for women, funding for Planned Parenthood and Roe v. Wade could all be at risk if Mitt Romney prevails ... Read More

Second Presidential Debate All About #bindersfullofwomen

Tuesday October 16, 2012
If you want to gauge the pulse of what women are thinking about tonight's presidential debate, go check out #bindersfullofwomen on Twitter. It's gone through the roof. The reference alludes to ... Read More

The Libya Attack --Is Hillary Clinton Falling on the Sword for Obama?

Tuesday October 16, 2012
  With the second U.S. presidential debate just hours away, is Hillary Clinton falling on the sword for President Obama? That's what many are speculating as accusations about failed security measures at ... Read More

Women's Issues Barely Surface at 2012 Vice Presidential Debate

Friday October 12, 2012
Going into last night's vice presidential debate I was optimistic that women's issues would come up at least once during the 90 minute Q&A moderated by Martha Raddatz of ABC ... Read More

My First Kiss, or How I Became a Fairy Princess

Thursday October 11, 2012
Today -- in honor of National Coming Out Day -- I remember and celebrate the memory of Donald Gordon Pike. After sharing a very abbreviated version of this story ... Read More

Why Are Women's Issues Missing from the Debates?

Saturday October 6, 2012
  At the close of Wednesday night's presidential debate it was obvious that something was missing. In this first debate centered on domestic issues, there was barely any mention of women's ... Read More

Bad Idea From IKEA - Removing Women from Saudi Arabia Catalog Versions

Wednesday October 3, 2012
Advances in technology are all about moving us forward, right? So when they're used to revise history or reshape reality into a more "culturally acceptable" form, it's not just odd ... Read More

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