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US: The Feminist Case Against a Woman President. Iowa Senate sex harassment charges should be investigated. Confronting military sexual assaults.

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The Feminist Case Against a Woman President: A Response to Jessica Valenti The Nation At least, that’s the suggestion of Jessica Valenti’s latest column, “Why I’m Voting for Her,” in which she announces, by turns sheepish and defiant, that the author intends to vote for a woman for president in 2016. In that case, it seems obvious that …

Confronting military sexual assaults video.msnbc.msn.com Hagen tells the panel that women shouldn’t have to be constantly worried about sexual …

GOP Staffer Kristen Anderson Fired After Reporting Sexual Harassment PolicyMic A female staff member of the Iowa Senate Republican Caucus was fired last Friday with no reasons given just seven hours before she filed a memo to the staff director reiterating her previous claims of sexual harassment in the legislative environment.

Sexual harassment allegations in Iowa Senate should be investigated: Branstad The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines (blog) Anderson, who could not be reached for comment Monday, told WHO-TV she and her female co-workers have been subjected to harassment from Senate staff and from senators, too. Among her allegations were claims that women were “objectified” and …

Fired Iowa Senate aide to file complaint alleging sexual harassment Shreveport Times In one instance, in a December meeting with several GOP staffers present, a male staffer made an explicit comment speculating about a female Senate clerk’s sexual preferences, Anderson said. That staffer had a lengthy history of making such remarks …

Women’s sweep of judgeship races no surprise to local political leaders Reading Eagle Republican Chairman John A. Fielding III said women tend to vote for other women, more so than men do for other men. The remaining votes might have been spread among the five men in the eight-way race, reducing their chances of getting one of the two …

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