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Republican Candidate Says Gay Marriage Makes God Punish Us With AIDS

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  • Gay marriage and abortion are causing autism and AIDS, didn’t you know? That’s according to a Republican candidate in Chicago, everyone! Please keep talking to media outlets, wackadoo conservatives. Just keep on talking. [Jezebel]
  • On President Obama’s radical speech about sexual violence in America. [MSNBC]
  • How to listen when a loved one says “I had an abortion.” [EBONY]
  • Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee is now trying to raise money off the comments he made before a Republican audience that women who use birth control just “can’t control their libido or their reproductive system.” [Talking Points Memo] Keep reading »

Republican Politicians Being Taught How To Talk About Women

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GOP Tweets That Racism Has Ended, Twitter Hashtag Says Otherwise

GOP Tweets That Racism Has Ended, Twitter Hashtag Says Otherwise

Hey guys, great news. According to a tweet posted to the GOP’s official Twitter account — acknowledging the 58th anniversary of Rosa Parks’ refusal to move to the back of the bus in Birmingham, Alabama — racism has ended. I’m not sure when it happened, but it must have been recently. I was in Pennsylvania this weekend, though, and phone and internet service was pretty spotty up there, so I wouldn’t be surprised if racism ended over the holiday weekend, possibly even during Thanksgiving dinner. Talk about something to be thankful for!

But seriously. Racism has ended? O RLY?  The ridiculousness of such a statement prompted Twitter user @FeministaJones – follow her! — to start the hashtag #RacismEndedWhen as a “satirical, subversive response to the GOP suggesting Rosa Park ended it.” You can check out a Storify of just some of the tweets after the jump. Meanwhile, the GOP backtracked and tweeted an update: “Previous tweet should have read ‘Today we remember Rosa Parks’ bold stand and her role in fighting to end racism.’” That’s better. [#RacismEndedWhen via The Daily Dot] Keep reading »

These Anti-Hillary Clinton Buttons Were Spotted At A California GOP Convention

These Anti-Hillary Clinton Buttons Were Spotted At A California GOP Convention

And they are, heh, foul. The San Francisco Chronicle‘s Carla Marinucci tweeted the following image Saturday, saying, “Popular buttons at @CAGOP convention already take on @hillaryclinton #2016 in a big way… Ouch!!” As far as I’m concerned, these buttons burn no one but the Republican Party, which clearly has to stoop to lame, offensive new lows because they can’t take on Clinton in the ways that truly matter. Fail! [Huffington Post]

Congressional Republicans Willing To Let Government Shutdown Over Birth Control In Obamacare

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  • What’s more important: letting your boss refuse to cover your birth control pills in your health care plan or the jobs of 800,000 federal workers? You guessed right — it’s your boss’s input on your family planning decisions! Oh, Lord, I just can’t anymore with Republicans. [CNN, Washington Post]
  • India is looking to more closely regulate its surrogacy industry, in which low-income women are hired to carry a pregnancy to term for couples in wealthier parts of the world. [New York Daily News]
  • Arizona has asked the Supreme Court to review a federal appeals court ruling that the AZ ban on abortion after 20 weeks in unconstitutional. [RH Reality Check]
  • Six teenagers in Stockholm, Sweden have been cleared in the gang rape of a 15-year-old girl. [The Local] Keep reading »

Men With Sisters Are More Likely To Become Republicans, Do Less Housework

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My brother grew up with four sisters in the house. I know, right? Come to find out, there’s more to having a bunch of sisters than just growing up to be a ladies’ man. A new study published in the Journal of Politics has found that boys with sisters are more likely to grow up to be Republicans and also to do less housework. You might think that being exposed to more girls early on might prompt a boy to be more egalitarian — but apparently you would be wrong. Keep reading »

Not This Crap Again: Men’s Brains Just Understand Finances Better, Says Republican Politician

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“From the other side of the aisle I hear the conversation being about ‘free this is free, we need to take it and it’s free and we need to do it now’ and that’s sort of the fundamental message that my brain receives. Now, my brain being a man’s brain sort of thinks differently, because I say, well, it’s not if it’s free is it really free because I say in my brain there’s a cost to this.”

Maine’s Republican Party, aka the manly party of manly men, has a star amongst them: State Representative Ken Fredette, who thinks the Democratic party is comprised of girly-men and actual girls (EW!) who just don’t understand how health care costs work. We can’t just give things away for free, you dumb broads! How about don’t worry your pretty little heads about finances and leave that to the menfolk? [Talking Points Memo]

New Sensitivity Training Helps GOP Understand That Rape = Bad

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It’s been an abysmal few months for women, thanks to the many, many members of the Republican party insisting on allowing comments about rape to pour out of their faceholes. Every other day during election season, there’d be some guy from Missouri or Indiana or Pennsylvania (that’s Todd Akin, Richard Mourdock, and Rick Santorum, to be clear) trying to explain why a woman who was physically and emotionally violated wasn’t as important as the unborn child she might be carrying. There was Iowa Representative Steve King, who said that he had never “personally” heard of a woman getting pregnant from rape or incest.  And Washington Representative Steve Koster, who famously said:

“Incest is so rare, I mean, it’s so rare…But the rape thing– you know, I know a woman who was raped and kept the child, gave it up for adoption, and she doesn’t regret it. On the rape thing, it’s like, how does putting more violence onto a woman’s body and taking the life of an innocent child that’s a consequence of this crime—how does that make it better? You know what I mean?”

It appears that yes, the Republican party has a rape problem, and can’t even follow Mitt Romney’s campaign directive: “If you’re about to talk about rape as anything other than a brutal and horrible crime, stop.” So, they’ve brought in an organization to give them rape sensitivity training! Keep reading »

“Clueless” Star Stacey Dash Endorses Mitt Romney

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  • Stacey Dash from “Clueless” has endorsed Mitt Romney for president with “a patriotic swimsuit picture” … cueing umpteen number of “clueless” headlines. [Zap2It]
  • Nicki Minaj might get fired from the show after physically threatening fellow “American Idol” judge Mariah Carey last week. Wow, they are really committed to this publicity stunt! [Uptown Magazine]
  • Oprah says that if Rihanna wants to get back together with Chris Brown, “so be it,” and O has “no judgment about it.” [iVillage]
  • Katy Perry and John Mayer are dunzo, again. [ONTD]
  • Amber Tamblyn and David Cross (aka Tobias Funke) are married! Congrats! [Dlisted]
  • Ellie Goulding describes how she screened the call from Buckingham Palace asking her to perform at Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding reception. (It was an anonymous number!) [Vanity Fair] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: GOP To Recruit More Women To Run For Office

  • The Republican State Leadership Committee launched a campaign this week to recruit more women and Hispanics to run for office. Although the group set a goal to recruit 100 Hispanics to run for the state or federal level, it’s unclear how many women they’re after. [Yahoo]
  • How states could ban abortion — even if Roe vs. Wade is not overturned. [The Nation]
  • Seven feminist takeaways from “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part Two.” [Ms. Magazine]
  • In defense of domestic partnerships for straight couples, by Frisky contributer Nona Willis Aronowitz. [GOOD]

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