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On Ann Romney, Hilary Rosen & Women In The 2012 Election

2012 Election
All of The Frisky's posts about the 2012 election. Read More »
Single Mom Speaks
Jennifer has been a single mom and Rick Santorum can kiss her ass. Read More »
Mitt On Morning After
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Mitt Romney called the morning after pill "abortive pills." Read More »
Get Rid Of PP
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Mitt Romney promises to get rid of Planned Parenthood. Read More »

Election year silliness is in full swing.

Two days ago, Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen appeared on “Anderson Cooper 360″ to discuss the Republicans’ problems with women and Mitt Romney’s use of his wife, Ann Romney, on the campaign trail to talk about economic issues affecting women. 

“Guess what?” Rosen said. “His wife has actually never worked a day in her life. She’s never really dealt with the kinds of economic issues that a majority of the women in this country are facing.” She also called Mitt “so old-fashioned when it comes to women.”

Ann Romney then joined Twitter and sent out her first tweet: “I made a choice to stay home and raise five boys. Believe me, it was hard work.”  

And all hell broke loose. Keep reading »

Elizabeth Banks Thanks Birth Control Pills For Her Son

BC For Everybody
Health insurers are required to offer birth control without co-pays. Read More »
Birth Control Victory
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Birth control will be covered by most employers under health care reform. Read More »
Sausagefest
Congress convened an all-male panel to talk about ladybusiness. Read More »
Support PP!
How you can help protect access to reproductive health care. Read More »
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Just over a year ago, my son Felix was born via gestational surrogacy. He came out of me nine months early and because of my broken belly, his babycake was baked in a wonderful angel’s oven and now — I can’t believe it — he’s a year old and walking. He has expanded my capacity for joy a thousand-fold. Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Texas Teacher Fired For Unwed Pregnancy

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  • Cathy Samford, a teacher and coach at a private Christian school in Rockwell, Texas, was fired for getting pregnant out of wedlock. Samford, who is 29, tells ABC News she is in a committed relationship and planning to get married this summer. But Heritage Christian Academy still didn’t think this slutty slut slut was a good “Christian role model” and fired her — even refusing to keep her on staff if she and her fiancé married sooner. [ABC News]
  • How much will President Obama’s massive lead in the polls with women actually help him in November? [The Week]
  • Not surprisingly, Mitt Romney’s camp is now focused on winning over women. [CBS News] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Rick Santorum Suspends Campaign, Anti-Woman Asshattery Probably Still Forthcoming

  • Rick Santorum suspended his presidential campaign today after an interminably long campaign riddled with the most horrendous, anti-woman, bigoted of comments. I look forward to what Santorum will be able to cook up now that he has all this free time on his hands. [New York Times
  • Arizona’s state House of Representatives has voted to advance a bill banning most abortions after 20 weeks, as well as establishing a website with images of fetuses at various stages of development for women to view. The bill now heads to Republican Governor Jan Brewer’s desk. [Washington Post]
  • Secretary of State Hillary Clinton submitted her own post for the Texts From Hillary Clinton meme and I think we can all agree this wins the Internet. G2G Scrunchie time! [Texts From Hillary Clinton]
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Ashley Judd Addresses The Underlying Misogyny In Rumors About Her Looks

Teaching Boys Feminism
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How to teach boys to be feminists. Read More »
Frisky Feminism!
Everything The Frisky has ever written about feminism! Read More »
On Sex Work & Feminism
Actress Billie Piper talks about sex work and feminism. Read More »

“That women are joining in the ongoing disassembling of my appearance is salient. Patriarchy is not men. Patriarchy is a system in which both women and men participate. It privileges, inter alia, the interests of boys and men over the bodily integrity, autonomy, and dignity of girls and women. It is subtle, insidious, and never more dangerous than when women passionately deny that they themselves are engaging in it. This abnormal obsession with women’s faces and bodies has become so normal that we (I include myself at times—I absolutely fall for it still) have internalized patriarchy almost seamlessly. We are unable at times to identify ourselves as our own denigrating abusers, or as abusing other girls and women. Keep reading »

Meet Lila Rose, Anti-Abortion Crusader & Co-Opter Of Feminism

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Lila Rose, a twentysomething anti-abortion activist who conducts “sting” operations on Planned Parenthood, penned a piece last week for the news site Politico about the voice she says has been absent from the debate over women’s health care: “that of the anti-abortion feminist.”

Now, it’s not a news that a feminist would also be opposed to abortion; there have always been feminists who have made the individual choice not to have an abortion when presented with an unwanted pregnancy. The problem is when women who call themselves feminists and are also anti-abortion try to climb into my bed, my OB/GYN office, my medical records, and tell me what to do — women like Lila Rose, who writes:

We are women who view the intentional killing of children not as a constitutional right, a matter of privacy or a necessary evil but, rather, as profoundly anti-woman and the antithesis of love. … We are women who believe that something precious is lost when fertility is intentionally excluded from marriage, a sacred bond and a total giving of each spouse to the other. We are women who believe that sex and pregnancy aren’t just health issues; they are also inextricably linked with family, morals, faith and values. And we are women who love everything about being a woman, including being mothers. Keep reading »

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