Posts tagged "conservatives"

The Soapbox: Chicago Needs A Hurricane Katrina, Says Completely Tone Deaf Trib Op-Ed

What kind of person would say they were envious of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina?

Robyn Pennacchia / August 14, 2015

Trump Banned From RedState Gathering Over Menstruation Remarks At Megyn Kelly

Can you even believe Donald Trump said another blaring sexist remark towards a woman?!
When interviewed by CNN regarding Thursday night’s Republican Debate, Donald Trump who is (shudder) a current Republican Presidential candidate, remarked that Fox News’s Megyn Kelly “had blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever,” clearly implying that Kelly was o…

Katrin Higher / August 8, 2015

Bill O’Reilly Furious Over Progressive Whippersnappers Controlling The Internet

O’Reilly argues that “Traditional Americans” need to sieze control of the internet.

Robyn Pennacchia / July 2, 2015

Donald Trump’s Campaign Hired Actors To Cheer Him On

Ever since the news broke that The Donald is running for president, sane men and women across America have been walking around with mouths agape in disbelief.
Now proving that the whole thing is probably a charade are the folks at The Hollywood Reporter, who found out that his campaign actually paid actors to come…

Katrin Higher / June 18, 2015

Jeb Bush Hires Anti-Gay Evangelical Christian As Campaign Advisor

Whoops! Well, there goes the Republican attempt to gain a more moderate and progressive following. They just threw that completely out of the window, if Jeb Bush really is the frontrunner that is.
Bush’s new senior campaign advisor Jordan Sekulow said, “I am excited to begin a conversation with conservatives about Governor Bush’s pro-life, pro-family,…

Katrin Higher / March 15, 2015

Hillary Clinton Has Some Choice Words About Silicon Valley’s Glass Ceiling

Today in Lady News, Hillary Clinton talks about tech’s glass celiing, HBO is offering a fellowship for diverse writers, and there are two lesbians in the upcoming “Jem and the Holograms” movie.

Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 25, 2015

Ted Nugent Mocks The Developmentally Disabled In Advance Of Sarah Palin TV Special

Draft-dodging ephebophile Ted Nugent sure has some strong “words” for those in the media with whom he disagrees! On Tuesday, Nugent posted an “openletter” to his Facebook page in which he called his critics out on … well, I honestly don’t know what in particular, but something.

Robyn Pennacchia / January 14, 2015

Not This Crap Again: Phyllis Schlafly Says Women Should Be Paid Less So We Find Husbands

It’s about time human mothball Phyllis Schlafly got tucked away in the attic of history. But somehow, someway, the anti-feminist and founder of the uber-conservative Eagle Forum is still sharing dumb, archaic ideas that were rejected by society over half a century ago. Her latest batch of craziness is an op-ed in the Christian Post

Jessica Wakeman / April 17, 2014

Conservatives Are Trying To Make It Harder To Divorce

We knew that some conservatives have a boner for (heterosexual, of course) marriage. But did you know they get equally hard for stopping couples from being able to divorce?  As Scott Keyes writes in a must-read piece for The Washington Post, politicians in over a dozen states have introduced bills making it harder for a…

Jessica Wakeman / April 14, 2014

Pro-Tip: Trashing Fellow Women Like A Schoolyard Bully Is Not How You Create Change

Another day, another conservative group trashing the feminist movement that helped them into their educated, privileged positions in the first place. Sigh. [LA Times]
President Obama signed those two executive orders today to help close pay disparities between men and women. [New York Times, White House]
The number of women choosing to…

Claire Hannum / April 8, 2014

Frisky Rant: Want To “Save Marriage”? Stop Telling Women What To Do

Conservatives’ stance on marriage hasn’t ever much suited me. The so-called value they profess the loudest is “Preserving And Protecting Traditional Marriage” — it sat at number one atop the 2012 GOP platform — and is of course coded language for marriage between a man and a woman.

Their PR strategy for pushing traditional marriage…

Jessica Wakeman / April 3, 2014

WTF Is “Freedom Feminism”?

Conservatives have decided they don’t like feminism for being, you know, feminism, so they created their own brand — it’s called (duh) “Freedom Feminism.” You, a lady, are free to be a woman without having to be a man. You’re free to enjoy your own femininity! You’re free to rewrite hundreds of years of the…

Jessica Wakeman / June 25, 2013

CPAC Is Wack: 9 Things That Made Us Go “Huh”?

This weekend was the Conservative Political Action Conference, an uber-conservative political event where all kinds of crazy shit goes down each year. It was sad because some of these people are absolutely batcrackers crazers. Like, my dad is a Fox News-loving, Bush-voting Republican and he is embarrassed by these people. But at the same time…

Jessica Wakeman / March 18, 2013

Meghan McCain Saw A Therapist Because Everyone Was Trashing Her Body

“I don’t even feel like it was a mistake anymore. I don’t really believe in the concept of mistakes. Now I’m very sensitive to any pictures taken of myself at photoshoots and whatever because the internet has this very weird —especially people in politics — this very weird reaction to my body, because I’m not…

Jessica Wakeman / March 13, 2012

Lefties, Righties Split On Food As Well

If you like deep-dish pizza, you’re a lot likelier than fans of thin crust to have conservative politics, according to Hunch, a taste-tracking website that cross-referenced millions of responses to discover that the differences between left and right don’t end at the dinner table. Among its findings:

Liberals are slightly more likely to prefer…

Newser / September 24, 2011

Sarah Palin On The Double Standard For Women

“Women are held to a different standard in all areas. Let’s work harder, produce more and better and get over it. I’m through whining about a liberal press that holds conservative women to a different standard because it doesn’t do any good to whine about it.”
Sarah Palin, as much as I hate…

Jessica Wakeman / March 25, 2011

Monogamous Sex Is Best For Society, Says Conservative Dude

With so many points of clarifications that we could use from social conservatives — Single motherhood is bad! But so is abortion! — one would think The New York Times’ conservative columnist, Ross Douthat, would have plenty of rich, complicated topics to dig into. But in an op-ed column that ran yesterday, Douhat argued in

Jessica Wakeman / March 7, 2011

Teen Proposes Girls Carry Guns To Prevent Rape

Oh, girls just wanna have gu-u-uns! Oh, girls just wanna have guns! So says Regis Giles, a 19-year-old conservative activist with a unique new idea to protect women and girls from prowling rapists: equip them with guns. The telegenic lass hails from an esteemed lineage: the blog Guanabee reports she is “the younger…

Jessica Wakeman / February 23, 2011

Red States Heart Internet Porn

No wonder “Nailin’ Paylin” was such a hit for Hustler, red states love the GOP almost as much as they love porn! According to new findings, the people who voted for McCain also have a hard on for internet porn.

The survey, conducted by Benjamin Edelman, an assistant professor at the Harvard Busine…

Simcha / March 2, 2009

Conservative Vs. Liberal Men: Who’s The Better Date?

Right Wing News, a conservative political blog, interviewed six women who’ve dated both liberals and conservative men and asked them about their differences. The overall majority seemed to think liberal men were whiny and arrogant. One woman said, “Liberals were always happy to suggest we split the check; it must be some Clintonian socialist entitlement.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 14, 2008