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The Soapbox: On Ann Romney & Women “Marrying Up”

Single Mom Speaks
Jennifer has been a single mom and Rick Santorum can kiss her ass. Read More »
Romney Vs. Rosen
Was Hilary Rosen wrong in her comments about Ann Romney? Read More »
GP On "Working Moms"
GOOP's "Day in the Life" of three wealthy working moms. Read More »

Another day, another bombastically link-baity piece on the Internet to get everyone’s feathers ruffled!

Today’s linkbait comes courtesy of The New York Daily News op-ed page, in which writer S.E. Cupp hammers away at Democratic consultant Hilary Rosen for a foot-in-mouth comment she made on “Anderson Cooper 360″ last week, that stay-at-home  mother (SAHM) of five Ann Romney “never worked a day in her life.” Rosen later clarified that she meant Ann shouldn’t be her millionaire husband’s earpiece for issues on women and the economy; alas, her point was lost by inelegant phrasing.

The rudeness of Rosen’s comments were chastised by everyone from First Lady Michelle Obama, members of the president’s staff, and feminists such as myself. But that fact has been conveniently ignored by S.E. Cupp. Instead, she wants to pat Ann Romney on the back for “marrying up,” writing:  

[W]hile liberal women may praise Ann for (at least) getting herself an education, where is the praise for Ann’s best decision of all — to marry well? Keep reading »

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 »

Charlize Theron Says Baby Jackson Is The “Coolest Kid Ever”

New mom Charlize Theron gets glam on her first British Vogue cover, on stands April 9. In the May 2012 issue, the 36-year-old “Snow White and the Huntsman” star opens up about her “incredible” son Jackson and the joys of motherhood. ”Jackson is incredible, the greatest gift. He is the coolest kid ever,” she gushes. Read more…

Susan Sarandon On Feeling Sexy At 65

Susan & Tim Split
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Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon are no more. Read More »
May December Romance
Jessica fell for an older dude. Read More »

“I was told by John Cassavetes when I did ‘Tempest’ never to be a mom because I would not be sensual anymore. I think I laughed. I’m happy to be considered desirable. I love it!”

Susan Sarandon, mother of three, tells People magazine about feeling sexy and desirable at age 65. Can we just take a moment to appreciate the fact that this woman is 65? She looks incredible, and I love her outlook on life, even though she makes me feel old and frumpy by comparison. [People]

Girl Talk: The Pregnancy Test

My Miscarriage
One writer discusses her miscarriage. Read More »
At Peace With Abortion
This writer feels getting an abortion was the best decision of her life. Read More »
Broken Biological Clock
Some biological clocks just don't tick. Read More »

I am a writer. I have been a writer since age eight, when I penned a dramatic tale about a girl who gets asked to the prom by the school bully. He turns out to be really nice, and they end up getting married. It was daring, featured some witty dialogue, and suggested an attraction to bad boys that never played out in real life. It also suggested something else—my classic, boring, old-fashioned interest in getting married and living happily ever after, in that order. Keep reading »

The Soapbox: I’ve Been A Single Mom And Rick Santorum Can Kiss My Ass

Ann Hates Single Moms
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Ann Coulter trashed single mothers on the "Today" show. Read More »
Rick To Rape Victims
Rick Santorum talks to Piers Morgan
"Make the best out of a bad situation!" Read More »
Santorum on Lesbians
Today's Lady News
Says being a lesbian is a "choice." Read More »

Senator Rick Santorum — long known for his insightful analyses of same-sex marriage (a mere gateway, as he alluded, to human-dog couples) and more recently for his repudiation of education — proclaimed in 1994 that before single mothers continued on their heedless quest to destroy the “fabric of the country,” they needed a swift “kick in the butt.”

I was a single mom, living separately from my child’s father or any other adult, until my son was four. I worked full-time in order to support myself and my child and, during that time, there were many things I needed: child care that I could both trust and afford, health insurance (I worked freelance and was responsible for paying for own medical care), and the occasional night off. Topping that list, I now realize, should have been a kick in the butt.

Frankly, I’m flattered that a busy family man of Santorum’s stature would be willing to take time out of his day to spur me on, literally, as a responsible cowboy would his trusty (but, face it, lazy) horse. Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Statewide Breastfeeding “Nurse-In” Happening In Georgia On Monday

  • Last summer, Nirvana Jennette’s pastor compared her breastfeeding her baby in a Georiga church to stripping. Now she and other breastfeeding advocates have organized a nurse-in on Monday at five sites around the state demanding Georgia toughen its breastfeeding laws. [TIME]  
  • A criminal complains has been filed this week against a suburban New York woman named Annie George who kept an immigrant Indian woman as a slave in her home, forcing her to work 17-hour days seven days a week and sleep in a walk-in closet. The National Human Trafficking Resource Center was tipped off to the immigrant woman’s working conditions. [Raw Story]
  • Maryland’s governor signed a bill yesterday legalizing gay marriage, which takes effect in 2013. [Wall Street Journal Keep reading »

Soapbox: Pulling The Mommy Card On Reproductive Rights

I Took Plan B
Our writer took the morning-after-pill to thwart unwanted pregnancy. Read More »
Plan B Progress?
The FDA considers making the morning-after pill over-the-counter. Read More »
FDA Overuled
The government says the morning after pill cannot be over-the-counter. Read More »

This is not the change I voted for. Nor how I thought the year would end for women’s rights in the USA. Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius recently overruled scientists at the Federal Drug Administration and blocked a move to allow for Plan B emergency contraception, also known as the morning after pill, to be sold over-the-counter without age restriction. Her rationale was to protect 11-year-old girls from taking something that might harm them. President Obama backed her up, asked us to use “common sense” and pulled the daddy card.

Well, I’m pulling the mommy card. Keep reading »

Motherhood Only Makes Ani Di Franco More Radical

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“I do a lot of interviews where people ask, ‘Now that you’re all happy and content are you going to lose your edge?’ Like there’s nothing edgy about being a mom. Which means that as we all become parents, songs are not written for us anymore, and we have to relive our youth to get off on music or something. Where is the music of where you get older? To be content and secure in your personal life doesn’t make you lose your edge so much. For me it almost gives me more fuel to be radical, to be political, to be fighting the good fight because you have something to stand on. When you’re all wrapped up in your personal foibles it’s hard to have any energy for changing the world or whatever. But now I feel more energized because I have that support system behind me.”

It isn’t hard to impress me when it comes to Ani Di Franco. But I want to send this interview with Ani on Bitch‘s web site to every mama that I know. She reminds me of something the iconic feminist Gloria Steinem often says, which is that women grow more feminist with age. I can absolutely see how bringing a child into the world — a daughter, in Ani’s case — gives you that extra push to make it a better place. [Bitch Magazine] Keep reading »

Motherhood Is Making Selma Blair Go Bald

Celebs' Post-Baby Boobs
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You get a new baby and you get bigger boobs. It's win-win! Read More »

“This is so not glamorous, but it’s true: I need to take longer showers so that I can collect the hair that falls out and throw it away so I don’t clog the drain. Why do actresses never talk about that? … It just started falling out at the three-month mark … And I’m not a girl who likes extensions, so Selma’s going to be bald!”

– Selma Blair talks about her post-baby hair. And in the the third person no less. Something tells me she is exaggerating just a little bit. But if she’s not, and she  is indeed on her way to baldom, that’s a side effect of motherhood I wasn’t aware of. Something to look forward to. [People]

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