The world seems to have been slightly less terrible than usual last week, at least when it comes to misogynistic attacks on women. Slightly. The news that was out there was still pretty bad, there just wasn’t as much of it as most weeks. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Read More This Week in Misogyny Wasn’t Too Bad, For Once
Chances are that if you have any friends under the age of 35, at least one of them is a big ole’ Ron Paul supporter. Okay, maybe if your judgment is better than mine, none of your friends are Paul supporters. Consider yourself lucky. But you can’t help but notice that the young “˜uns flock to this guy in droves, and it isn’t just because of the pot thing.
“We are seeing a Republican primary that is absolutely a race to the bottom for women, where they are trying to outdo themselves on who would be the worst president for women.”- Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood
Unless you have lived under a rock for the past few years, you’re more than likely to be aware of the maneuvers most conservative candidates will pull to ensure a couple of votes. While stunts usually shift in cultural fashion over the years, one issue always remains in the spotlight of these campaign promises: the hopeful overturn and restriction of Roe v. Wade. Read More Republican Candidates Care About Privacy, Just Not Yours.
As we all know, election season is now upon us. Like Christmas, it begins earlier each year, much to the dismay of those shopping for cereal and end up finding stockings, exclaiming, “For fuck’s sake, it’s July!” Yes, the beginning of the GOP primary debates. One moment you are waiting for your nightly Law and Order to soothe you to sleep, and then next thing you know, you are bombarded with lights, Americana streamers, and someone talking about nothing that makes any sense. But I just wanted some bad crime drama to lull me to sleep! Instead I got the ex-CEO of Godfather’s Pizza talking about 9-9-9, Michelle Bachmann turning it upside down to 6-6-6, and Rick Perry having no qualms about having a ranch called “N****rhead.”
On Monday night we had yet another Republican presidential debate. CNN wanted their own debate, so they called it the “Tea Party Republican Debate” to drum up viewers who usually leave the TV set on Fox News. Read More Monday’s Republican Tea Party Debates on CNN: Did You Watch?