Senate Passes Amendment Barring Sex Offenders From the Military

It looks like there's at least one positive side effect of the summer's exposé of the sexual assault and harassment of 48 female trainees at Lackland Air Force Base—that attention's being drawn to the myriad problems and legal loopholes in the U.S. armed forces when it comes to the well-being of their female troops.… » 12/01/12 1:00pm 12/01/12 1:00pm

New Version of Violence Against Women Act Shows GOP Only Hates the…

Faced with accusations that their opposition to renewal of the Violence Against Women Act is a sign that they've taken a very unpopular "pro-woman beating" stance, Congressional Republicans are hurriedly drafting their own version of the bill to prove that they don't hate all women. Their version will be sort of like the … » 4/25/12 9:00pm 4/25/12 9:00pm

Senate Votes to Kill Rule That Would Allow Employers to Deny Birth…

Some good news, for a change: earlier today, the US Senate voted to table the Blunt Amendment, a terribly stupid provision tacked onto an unrelated transportation bill which would've allowed any employer or insurance company to decline to cover any medical care for any moral reason. Twenty million women could've been… » 3/01/12 3:00pm 3/01/12 3:00pm

Military Abortion Access Bill Hits The Senate

Women in the military, or who are otherwise covered by military health insurance, have to pay for an abortion out of pocket even if they are raped or the victims of incest. Nor can they use their own money to pay for an abortion on military bases. Yesterday, a bill was introduced in the Senate to change that. » 6/17/11 10:30am 6/17/11 10:30am

Rich, White Republican Women Are Resembling Rich, White Republican Men

Meg Whitman just brought her contribution to her own campaign to $104 million. Linda McMahon spent $25 million in the Connecticut primary, promising to spend up to $50 million. It makes Carly Fiorina look like a cheapskate. Is this equality? » 8/16/10 9:58am 8/16/10 9:58am

The 10 Lowest Moments For Women In Politics This Year (So Far)

Yesterday, we learned that voters were polled on whether Barbara Boxer or Carly Fiorina has better hair. Even without the 2008 election's bombast (Hillary Clinton, Sarah Palin), the past year has been rather rocky for women in politics. Some lowlights: » 7/29/10 1:54pm 7/29/10 1:54pm

Californians Take A Stand In Favor Of Barbara Boxer's Hair

BREAKING: Thanks to Public Policy Polling, we now know Californians prefer Barbara Boxer's hair to opponent Carly Fiorina's by a narrow margin. Additionally, despite Fiorina's claim that Boxer's hair is "so yesterday," young people actually widely preferred Boxer's hair. » 7/28/10 11:42am 7/28/10 11:42am

Carly Fiorina Is Sorry That You Overheard Her Comments About Barbara…

California Senate candidate Carly Fiorina has produced a solid non-apology for her remarks about Sen. Barbara Boxer's hair, noting that she was simply quoting something "a friend" had said, and stating "I regret the whole situation." [Politico] » 6/13/10 11:50am 6/13/10 11:50am