Posts tagged "2012 election"

Melissa Harris-Perry’s Eloquent And Moving Open Letter To Richard Mourdock

Watching "Melissa Harris-Perry" on MSNBC on weekend mornings has become a ritual for me, as the journalist offers some of the most insightful and interesting commentary on current events in mainstream media. Saturday's show was no exception, but it was an especially memorable one, as Harris-Perry, herself a sexual assault survivor, delivered this open letter…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 29, 2012

Wendy Williams & Rachel Maddow Go Head-To-Head On Politics

Rachel Maddow and Wendy Williams are strange bedfellows indeed: Rachel is the host of MSNBC's "The Rachel Maddow Show" and smarter than 99.9 percent of America, while Wendy Williams is the host of "The Wendy Williams Show" and the last time I watched it she was reenacting "The Real Housewives Of Atlanta" wig-snatch. So no…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 26, 2012

Michelle Obama Just Wants To Shop At CVS Like A Normal

Being the First Lady can't be that bad of a gig: you have a personal chef, travel all over the world, and Beyoncé loves you. But as Michelle Obama explained last night on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," the complete lack of privacy and anonymity warps your life ... so much so that you actually start wanting

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 26, 2012

Lena Dunham On Her First Time … Voting

"Girls" creator Lena Dunham has come out as a supporter of President Obama by recording this campaign video, in which she talks about her first time ... voting, that is. “Your first time shouldn't be with just anybody," she says. "It should be with a great guy.” Dunham goes on to say that voters should cast their ballot…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 26, 2012

Katy Perry Performs In Tight Obama/Biden Dress At Rally In Las Vegas

Katy Perry has made her presidential endorsement -- in the form of a figure-hugging dress proclaiming her intent to vote for the Obama/Biden ticket on Election Day. But how is the dress to dance in, is what I want to know? Pretty easy -- or at least it seems to be in these kinda ridiculou…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 25, 2012

President Obama: “Rape Is Rape”

"Rape is rape. It is a crime. And so, these various distinctions about rape and, you know -- don't make too much sense to me. Don't make any sense to me. The second thing this underscores, though, this is exactly why you don't want a bunch of politicians -- mostly male -- making decisions about women'…

By: Julie Gerstein / October 25, 2012

A Handy Guide To What These Various Old Conservative White Politicians Have Said About Rape

I don't know about you, but I have such a hard time remembering which conservative politician said what ridiculously offensive thing about rape. They're all old and white and most of them are in some state of partial baldness. They all look the same! And they all sound basically the same too, given that woman-hating…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 25, 2012

Today’s Lady News: Romney Campaign Says It Still Supports Richard Mourdock

Mitt Romney's presidential campaign says it still supports the Tea Party's Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock, who mind-bogglingly said that "God intended" pregnancies that result from rape. Mourdock is running a TV ad featuring Romney; the presidential campaign is apparently A-OK with continuing that endorsement. Keeeeeeep digging yourselves in a hole, boys. The election is ever…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 24, 2012

Republican Kelly Clarkson Says She’s Voting For Obama — And 18 Other Celebrity Endorsements

'Tis the season for celebrity political endorsements, and just yesterday comes another one -- this time from Kelly Clarkson. Kelly says that while she considers herself a Republican, she can't abide by Mitt Romney's anti-gay marriage stance, and has decided to support Obama. Additionally, she said, “I’ve been reading online about the debates and I’m…

By: Julie Gerstein / October 24, 2012

Another Male Politician Says Pregnancy From Rape Is A “Blessing” That Happened As God “Intended,” But I Have Questions About This Whole “God’s Intention” Thing

"The only exception I have to have an abortion is in the case of the life of the mother. I struggled with it myself for a long time, but I came to realize life is that gift from God. I think that even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it i…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 24, 2012

Fashion Face-Off: Michelle Obama Vs. Ann Romney

You're probably sick to death of hearing about their husbands, but Ann Romney and Michelle Obama merit some attention, too. We're not going to talk about their politics, but we are going to examine their wardrobes. In the past four years, Michelle's risen to prominence as a fashion star, but Ann certainly is giving her…

By: Julie Gerstein / October 23, 2012

All Of Lindsay Lohan’s Wacky Presidential Debate Tweets

Lindsay Lohan has had a hell of a week. First, her dad Michael Lohan tried to stage an intervention, and asked that Lindsay's estate be placed under conservatorship. And just days later, Lohan got her panties in a bunch over the presidential debate. Linz, who has previously said she would vote for Romney, watched the…

By: Julie Gerstein / October 23, 2012

Alexa Chung, Miranda July & Tavi Sing “You Don’t Own Me” To Mitt Romney

This rocks: Rookie Mag's Tavi Gevinson, model/presenter Alexa Chung, writer Miranda July, and a whole bunch of other ladies got together for a cover of Lesley Gore's iconic song "You Don't Own Me." As if you needed another reminder that Mitt Romney is like the boyfriend that you can't believe you ever thought was not

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 22, 2012

Superfluous Study Says Republican Women Are More Feminine Than Democrats

Big news in science land: A new study from UCLA's Department of Psychology has found that Republican women have more feminine facial features than their Democratic counterparts. Researchers examined the facial features of women in Congress and rated them based on adherence to standards of "gender-typical femininity." Those faces were then judged by students, who…

By: Julie Gerstein / October 22, 2012

Congressman Joe Walsh Says “Life Of The Mother” Never An Issue

Looks like Joe Walsh won't be getting off Jon Stewart's list of the craziest guys in Congress any time soon: Last night in a debate with his opponent, Democrat Tammy Duckworth, the Illinois rep and Tea Party favorite explained that he is "pro-life without exception." He continued, "Understand though, that when we talk about exceptions, we talk about rape,…

By: Newser / October 19, 2012

Who Wore It Better?: The First Lady Faces Off Against Ann Romney

Now that we've gotten that silly town hall presidential debate out of the way, let's discuss what's really important: clothes! In a twist of fashion fate, First Lady Michelle Obama and Ann Romney both sported vibrant pink to last night's event in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Egg went for a casual sheath style…

By: Rachel Krause / October 17, 2012

Mitt Romney Understands Working Women Need The Flexibility To Get Home In Time To Cook Dinner

Mitt Romney's ridiculous "binders full of women" soundbite is certainly getting the bulk of the attention in today's recaps of last night's presidential debate (and, it's worth noting that he straight up lied about requesting those binders in the first place). But it was his anecdotal focus on women in the workplace needing "flexibility" that…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 17, 2012

Are You In One Of Mitt Romney’s Binders Full Of Women Yet?

During last night's presidential debate, the candidates were asked what they'd do to improve the status of women and ensure equal pay. And while President Obama discussed his work on the Lilly Ledbetter act, Mitt Romney accidentally said one of the most talked about phrases of the evening. Speaking to the crowd, he said that…

By: Julie Gerstein / October 17, 2012

Scott Brown Pays Homeless To Be His “Supporters”

The Scott Brown campaign has admitted that it has been paying homeless people to demonstrate in Boston's working-class Roxbury neighborhood with signs declaring themselves "Obama Supporters for Brown." Benjamin Thomas, the former city elections commissioner running the operation, tells the Boston Herald that these "supporters" are paid a per-diem that "works out to" about $8 an hour,…

By: Newser / October 16, 2012

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Debate Moderator Martha Raddatz

No matter who you think won the debate Thursday night between Vice President Joe Biden and VP hopeful Paul Ryan, you have to hand it to moderator Martha Raddatz for having better control over the faceoff than Jim Lehrer did at the first presidential debate last week.Both Biden and Ryan had no choice but to…

By: Tres Sugar / October 13, 2012
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