US: Jon Stewart: Chris Christie Victim of ‘Vaginafication’ of America. PA Senate Judiciary Committee Passes ‘Revenge Porn’ Bill. Will Women Save America?

Senate Candidate Compares Pregnancy To Cancer ThinkProgress Ken Buck, a Republican district attorney and erstwhile Tea Party darling who has announced he will challenge Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO) in the midterms this fall, appeared on talk radio on Wednesday morning and attacked a woman’s right to choose by comparing a woman’s pregnancy to his own cancer.

Buck and host Randy Corporon criticized Obamacare’s provisions designed to give women affordable access to birth control before transitioning to a conversation on abortion. That’s when Buck acknowledged that while he “understands” the desire to make decisions about your own body, women are not entitled to that right:

Jon Stewart: Chris Christie Victim of ‘Vaginafication’ of America (Video) thewrap.com Fox News commentator Brit Hume knows the real reason that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is embroiled in a political scandal that could derail his presidential ambitions.

…“Feminized atmosphere of New Jersey?” he asked. “The state whose chief exports are Axe body spray and lit farts. That atmosphere or do you mean the feminized atmosphere in which we all have to coexist with each other?”

Hume elaborated. “Men today have learned the lesson the hard way that if you act like a kind of an old fashioned guy’s guy, you’re in constant danger of slipping out and saying something that’s going to get you in trouble and make you look like a sexist or make you look like you seem thuggish or whatever,” he explained in footage Stewart screened.

That led Stewart to one conclusion. “So bullies, thugs and sexists are the real victims here,” Stewart said.

Fox News: Christie scandal shows feminization of America AMERICAblog (blog) Jon Stewart covers Fox News’ concern that the Chris Christie scandal somehow is evidence of the feminization of America, where “real men” can no longer speak their mind about the little woman and get away with it.

FOX NEWS’ BRIT HUME: Men today have learned the lesson the hard way that if you act like an old fashioned guy’s-guy, you’re in constant danger of slipping out and saying something that’s gonna get you in trouble and make you look like a sexist, or make you look like you seem thuggish, or whatever.

JON STEWART: Ah, so bullies, thugs, and sexists are the real victims here? If you think about it. For not very long.

Brit Hume Thinks Chris Christie’s Too Much Of A … Huffington Post “I would have to say that in this sort of feminized atmosphere in which we exist today, guys who are masculine and muscular like that in their private conduct, kind of old fashion tough guys, run some risk…. This guy is very much an old fashioned masculine, muscular guy, and there are political risks associated with that. Maybe it shouldn’t be, but that’s how it is.”

Brit Hume, explaining the REAL reason Chris Christie’s in so much trouble.

Will Women Save America? Social Justice Solutions In a speech during a forum on social mobility at the Brookings Institution today, New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand stated emphatically: “Let’s do what can do to create new opportunities for those who need it most and change the course of the middle class. And, without a doubt, it will be women who will lead the way. When women lead this fight we will end poverty in America.” That statement should not be interpreted as a declaration of a gender war, but as a genuine call for new thinking, new ideas, and a fresh social policy agenda. Fifty years after President Lyndon Johnson made the declaration of a “War on Poverty,” there is much too much time being spent arguing over whether it was a success or a failure rather than discussing what we need to be doing now. Robert Samuelson sums it up fittingly in today’s Washington Post that in ways the War on Poverty was both a success and it fell short of its promise.

GOP Men Debate Anti-Abortion Bill As Female Colleagues Protest In … Huffington Post Just before a panel of Republican men on the House Judiciary Committee debated a new anti-abortion bill on Wednesday, a group of their Democratic colleagues staged a rare protest in the hallway outside the committee room.

“It’s increasingly evident that the only women’s agenda that the Republicans have put forward is to take away your health care rights and then tell you to get lost,” Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.), co-chair of the House Pro-Choice Caucus, told the crowd of protesters. “Women are sick and tired of these constant attacks on our constitutionally-protected right to choose, while priorities like equal pay, fair wages and paid family leave go unaddressed.”

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) and Rep. Diana Degette (D-Colo.) also spoke to the crowd, many of whom held signs that said “Where are the women?”

Pennsylvania Senate Judiciary Committee Passes ‘Revenge Porn’ Bill RH Reality Check The Pennsylvania Senate Judiciary Committee passed a bill Tuesday banning “revenge porn,” the Patriot-News reports.

The bill is sponsored by state Sen. Judy Schwank (D-Berks), co-chair of the General Assembly’s newly unveiled Women’s Health Caucus, which introduced several measures at a press conference last month.

Sen. Schwank has called revenge porn “a new form of abuse.”

Battle of the Sexes: Men’s Political Giving Dwarfs Women’s The Atlantic By most measures, women’s representation in American political life remains disappointing. The percentage of women in elected office is way behind the percentage of women in the workforce, to say nothing of the population. And of course there’s never been a female president or vice president.

But the electoral situation looks downright modern next to the fundraising scene, as demonstrated by a report from the National Council for Research on Women, Rutgers’ Center for American Women and Politics, and the Center for Responsive Politics. It’s a topic that some reporters—Politico‘s Tarini Parti and Byron Tau, for example—have tackled, but the report offers a comprehensive look at just how lopsided giving is.

Sexual Assault Changes Are Coming for the Military ModVive After a strong fight by various female members of the Senate, a detailed bill has now been sent to President Obama to change the current military …

Closing the gap Texas A&M The Battalion In response to unequal representation in politics, the American Association of University Women has created “Elect Her,” a program designed to …

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