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US: The Power of Pissed-Off Women. 12 cruel anti-suffragette cartoons. GOP Confront Lady Problems in Congress.

The Power of Pissed-Off Women Huffington Post (blog) ..Beyond our electoral challenges, NOW is doubling down on fighting for women’s economic security. We support the initiative launched last week by House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA), Congresswoman Donna Edwards (D-MD), and House Democratic women to address real economic needs facing women and families: ensuring equal pay for equal work, promoting work and family balance, and providing access to quality, affordable child care.


Republicans have struggled to approach the growing number of female Democratic representatives, even though they hold the House majority. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Republicans Confront Lady Problems in Congress National Journal …And while Democratic outside groups like EMILY’s List and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s, D-N.Y., Off the Sidelines PAC are dedicated to recruiting and electing more female candidates, Republican strategists interviewed couldn’t name a comparable GOP organization. Organizations like She-PAC and VIEW PAC help to elect conservative women, but aren’t involved in the recruitment process, while groups like the NRCC’s “Woman Up!” initiative are more focused on messaging. “There are a lot of groups out there that people don’t realize are out there,” said one national Republican operative, who contrasted GOP women’s groups with ubiquitous Democratic organizations like EMILY’s List. But, the operative added, like the GOP, “they are starting to be more active.”…

ARE THERE WOMEN ISSUES or only EVERYDAY ISSUES? Texas GOP Vote One of the most interesting panel discussions, and one that we need to take heed of, was the ‘Women’s Leadership Issues Panel.’ It was comprised of women …

3 Floridians on NewsMax’s top 25 most influential GOP women (blog) Congrats to Pam Bondi, Ana Navarro and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen for being named among the country’s top 25 most influential Republican women by Newsmax…

An attack on all women’s rights Socialist Worker Online The following is a speech from a nurse and activist in Chicago, who spoke to a crowd there about the importance of the struggle for women’s rights and access to …

Chicks on the Right get drive-time radio slot USA TODAY INDIANAPOLIS — What started out as a snarky blog blasting liberals and promoting the conservative way has landed two Indiana women full-time jobs.

The Chicks on the Right — an edgy conservative website launched in 2009 by Daisy (Amy Jo Clark) and Mockarena (Miriam Weaver) — will fill the vacant 4 to 6 p.m. drive-time slot on WIBC-FM, a Fox News radio station in Indianapolis. The time slot has been vacant since May when the host of “WIBC Afternoon News” left, said David Wood, the station’s program director.

Conservative women on ‘breadwinner’ moms and the GOP’s ‘woman … Washington Post …But poor, single mothers were far from the main focus in most of the coverage, an imbalance that resulted in the panel and a public “spanking,” as she called it, by Kay Hymowitz of the Manhattan Institute, author of “Manning Up: How the Rise of Women Is Turning Men Into Boys.”

At one point, the panel veered into the predictable conservative trope of blaming “liberal feminists” for destroying the family. But then Cathy Reisenwitz, a libertarian blogger at, said it was time that the political right stopped using feminism as a catch-all “straw man” for society’s ills.

“Women are stepping up, and it’s a great thing that they can,” said Reisenwitz, herself the daughter of a single mother. “We shouldn’t try to blame women for the fall of men.”

Look instead at how manufacturing jobs have disappeared, she said, in a soft, yet assured tone. Look at poverty. Look at an education system producing so many drop outs. Look at prisons crowded with young black and Hispanic men. There are bigger forces at work pushing mothers — single or married — into breadwinning roles than an ideology that has as its goal “gender equity and ending sexism.”

I caught up with Reisenwitz after the panel. Conservatives, she said, don’t talk about feminism. Or when they do, it’s through an outdated, “schizophrenic lens,” which says that men belong in the public sphere, at work, and women are in charge of the private sphere, at home.

Can Women Put an End to Sexist Politics? LinkedIn Today But that’s just the beginning. In the last five years, the list of male US politicians disgraced by sex scandals is both exhausting and embarrassing: John Edwards, …

12 cruel anti-suffragette cartoons The Week Magazine Throughout history, there were people who did not want women to vote. Women would work, they would pay taxes, they would technically be considered …

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