Posts tagged "kirsten gillibrand"

In Honor Of Leslie Knope’s Last Hurrah, These Are Our Galentines

Tuesday night’s series finale of “Parks and Recreation” was the perfect swan song to a wonderful show that always delighted in the simple joys of life, instead of sneering at the world from a perch on high. But the best part of the show was its unabashed commitment to celebrating strong women. Amy Poehler’s Leslie…

Beejoli Shah / February 26, 2015

Are We Really That Surprised Male Politicians Made Comments To Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand About Her Weight?

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) is publishing her memoir in two weeks, which is already dominating headlines for the ugh-iest of reasons. In Off The Sidelines, Gillibrand reveals several occasions when male colleagues have made sexist comments about her appearance and once even squeezed her stomach. (Just warning everyone now, if you squeeze my stomach, I will…

Jessica Wakeman / August 28, 2014

Senate Blocks Bid To Change Military’s Change Of Command On Prosecuting Sexual Assault

The Senate successfully blocked a spearheaded by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) bill that would change the military’s judicial system by taking sexual assault cases outside of the chain of command and handing it over to military lawyers. Gillibrand was unable to get enough votes to overcome a filibuster of the bill. [The Hill, USA

Jessica Wakeman / March 6, 2014

5 Things To Know About This Week’s Military Sexual Assault Hearings

This week, the House of Representatives Armed Services Committee tackled the scourge of sexual violence in the military and voted to remove military top brass from their ability to overturn convictions for sexual assault. Yet Republican Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri said the hearings were “stunningly bad,” as military leaders were unprepared to respond to…

Mary Odell / June 6, 2013

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand On Why Women Need To Run For Office

“When women are at the table, a broader agenda is discussed, an agenda that looks out for all Americans, particularly those who are voiceless. Women’s voices are not better than men’s, they’re different and the broader perspective that we bring often leads to better results. That’s why I’ve been such an advocate for more wome…

Jessica Wakeman / April 30, 2013

Meet All The Pro-Choice Women Victorious In Last Night’s Election!

Oh my God, you guys. I didn’t realize just how BIG us pro-choice feminists won last night’s election until compiling this list. It’s not just that we have more four years of President Obama — we also have our first openly gay person to serve in the Senate, the first Asian-American women in both the…

Jessica Wakeman / November 7, 2012

Today’s Lady News: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Speaks Out Against The Stupak Amendment

In this video clip, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) speaks out against the health care reform bill’s Stupak-Pitts Amendment, which limits how private insurance companies can offer coverage for abortion. More conservatively inclined Democrats voted for the House of Representative’s version of the health care bill this past Saturday night only after the Stupak-Pitts Amendment…

Jessica Wakeman / November 10, 2009