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Who's Really to Blame for the Looming Government Shutdown? Sluts.

And they say that in 2013 women still don't have any power. Behold, the US government, steward of the most powerful and wealthy country in the world, is about to be brought to its knees by a group of post-fertile conservatives who, more than anything, fear a loosening of their demographic's grip over the choices of… » 9/30/13 12:40pm 9/30/13 12:40pm

Ignoring Anti-Woman Wingnuttery Won't Make It Go Away

The day after the election last fall, I felt like the bespectacled teen movie archetype who just found out the POPULAR BOY (played by an actor with a suspiciously square twentysomething jaw for a high schooler) asked her to prom. Across the country, politicians who had publicly said dumb crap about women's roles,… » 6/13/13 1:10pm 6/13/13 1:10pm

Tweet Generator Hilariously Spams Abortion-Restricting Lawmakers with…

Are you an on-the-go woman with a burning hatred for the angry old white guys who are trying to regulate your ladyparts? Do you desire, more than anything, to have conservative lawmakers' personal input on your Down There Problems? Does your busy schedule mean you have no time to ask them all of the women's health… » 7/17/12 4:50pm 7/17/12 4:50pm

House Votes Today on Bill Making it Illegal to be Racist or Sexist…

Today, after months of grandstanding and several Republican injuries due to hyperextension of their feigned sincerity muscles, the House of Representatives will vote on PRENDA — the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act. The bill's being considered under suspended rules, which means it's highly unlikely to pass, but that… » 5/31/12 1:10pm 5/31/12 1:10pm

Arizona Congressman Who Proposed DC Abortion Ban Gets Hilarious Payback…

Trent Franks, the Arizona Republican who proposed a 20-week abortion ban in Washington, DC and then barred DC's pro-choice female delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton from speaking out against the measure has a new problem on his hands: a flood of DC residents who are bringing their municipal complaints directly to the… » 5/23/12 9:15pm 5/23/12 9:15pm

Republican Dudes Won't Let DC's Female Delegate Speak Against Abortion…

Republicans in Congress are currently considering enacting a law that would ban abortions after 20 weeks in the District of Columbia with no exceptions for rape, incest, or fetal abnormality, under the scientifically non-facty assumption that at that point in gestation, fetuses can feel pain. To add insult to injury,… » 5/17/12 5:10pm 5/17/12 5:10pm

'Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act' Is Actually Designed to Let Men Block…

Last week, a truly stupid bill authored by Arizona Republican Trent Franks passed out of committee. PreNDA, formerly known as the Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass Prenantal Nondiscrimination Act, purports to address the rampant American nonproblem of sex and race-selective abortion. But it seems that the… » 2/20/12 2:00pm 2/20/12 2:00pm

Stupid Bill Banning Prenatal Racism Passes Out of Committee

In yet another example of all the brilliant job creating the Republican-led Congress has been doing since regaining control of the House, Arizona Representative Trent Franks's "Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act" has made it out of committee— without its terrible name. But even… » 2/17/12 3:20pm 2/17/12 3:20pm

Conservatives Defend Rights of Teenagers to Drop Out of School, Stay…

During Monday night's State of the Union address, President Obama proposed that every American be required to stay in school until they turn 18 or graduate. Now, Republicans, like a bunch of wingtip-wearing circa 1985 Beastie Boys, have leapt to fight for the right of teenagers to drop out of school. This is… » 1/26/12 2:40pm 1/26/12 2:40pm

A Terrible Name For The Ban On Sex And Race Selective Abortions

Last week, a pro-life congressman introduced legislation designed to combat race and sex selective abortions in the US. Two problems: sex and race-selective abortion is a problem rampant only in its rampant nonexistence. Second, the proposed legislation has the most snicker worthy name an anti abortion law could have,… » 12/05/11 1:30pm 12/05/11 1:30pm