Posts tagged "vawa"

Taylor Swift Gets Parodied For A Good Cause!

There is a great parody of Taylor Swift's "22" floating around the interwebz.  Rather than finding inspiration from ex-boyfriends this song takes aim at a different set of pathetic men: the 22 Senators who did not vote "yes" on the Violence Against Women Act.  The bill will come up for a vote in the House

By: Sarah Gray / February 27, 2013

Violence Against Women Act Might Actually Pass The House Of Representatives

Keep your fingers crossed: Politico is reporting that the Violence Against Women Act is expected to pass in the House of Representatives this week. VAWA was originally championed by then-Senator Joe Biden back in 1994 and gets renewed very six years. The bill allocates funds to help victims of rape and domestic violence, including money to proce…

By: Sarah Gray / February 27, 2013

GOP Congressman Says VAWA Has A “Motherhood-And-Apple-Pie Title” — What?

Congressman John Duncan from Tennessee says he is undecided on which way he'll vote on the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which passed the Senate last week 78-22.  His reasoning?  "Every bill is given a motherhood-and apple-pie title," and if "you voted on the title, you'd vote for every bill up here."  Funny…

By: Sarah Gray / February 20, 2013

Recap: President Obama’s State Of The Union Address

Missed the State Of The Union address last night?  Well, here's a guide of some major points for those of you who still want to know where we're at.  The economy continues to dominate President Obama's agenda, given how the first 20 minutes were a mixture of economic policies from spending cuts to boosting the…

By: Sarah Gray / February 13, 2013

Here Are The 22 Senators Who Voted Against The Violence Against Women Act

Sorry if this is ruining your perfectly fine Wednesday, but we thought we'd bring this asshattery to your attention. The Senate voted in favor of the Violence Against Women Act on Tuesday, which is great! What's not great: there were 22 jerks who voted against it. Thankfully, Whitney Dawn over at A Fine Frenzy compiled…

By: Julie Gerstein / February 13, 2013

Good News: The Senate Passed The Violence Against Women Act (Again)

The Senate passed the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act by a wide majority of 78-22 yet again.  The measure first  passed in 1994 was up for reauthorization in 2012; however, in April 2012 the Senate passed a similar bill, which failed in the House of Representatives due to measures added to extend protectio…

By: Sarah Gray / February 12, 2013

The 8 Jerks Who Opposed The Violence Against Women Act

Were you running low on haterade? Not sure where to direct your unfettered ragecakes? Gather round, I've got someplace to direct your vitriol! Meet the eight senators who opposed the Violence Against Women Act. These not so great eight are sending a not-so-subtle message to the womenfolk of the world -- something along the…

By: Julie Gerstein / February 5, 2013

Violence Against Women Act Reintroduced In Congress

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) was reintroduced in the Senate this week. House Republicans blocked VAWA, making it the first time the bill has not been renewed since 1994, because they  balked at VAWA’s inclusions for Native Americans, immigrant women, and LGBTQ folks. The bill was reintroduced, with bipartisan support, removing a provision that…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 25, 2013

Tucker Carlson Unable To Distinguish Domestic Abuse From Combat

Tucker Carlson, editor of the Daily Caller, has pried upon a contradiction in the Obama administration's stance on women. Obama wants to stop women from being assaulted, but it is allowing women to serve in combat, where they might be attacked. Does Obama want women to get assaulted or not? Huh? Huh? This is a Lindsay…

By: NYMag.com / January 24, 2013