Mormon Feminists Shockingly Not Impressed with Mitt Romney

Just as matching genitalia is not enough to get a lady feminist to support a female candidate, it turns out that so too is matching religion not enough to convince a Mormon feminist to vote for Mitt Romney. Not only is the small, but active community of American Mormon feminists not going to vote for him, they're… » 10/19/12 2:00pm 10/19/12 2:00pm

Despite Bulging Binders, Mitt Romney Was Awful at Hiring Women as…

We now know that Mitt Romney's awkward, weird story of how Mitt Romney, feminist, had his advisors compile "binders full of women" for him to hire when he was the governor of Massachusetts is a binder full of lies, since the binders were actually financed and compiled by a bipartisan coalition and handed to Romney on… » 10/17/12 10:45pm 10/17/12 10:45pm

Man Helpfully Mansplains What We Lady Voters Really Want

I don't know about you, but one thing I really love is when other people who do not know me try to explain my feelings and desires to me — especially if that person doing the explaining about how I feel is an aging white guy. That's why I was elated to see that today, a helpful male political consultant has put… » 10/17/12 2:25pm 10/17/12 2:25pm

All the Single Ladies Can't Stand Mitt Romney

Over his first month as the presumptive GOP nominee for President, Mitt Romney has tried his darndest to reach out to groups that don't like him much. Yesterday, he went to Philadelphia to pretend he has black friends (although hopefully this time, he refrained from saying "Who let the dogs out?!" during photo ops).… » 5/25/12 3:00pm 5/25/12 3:00pm

Prez Cracks Some Lady Jokes as the Nation Fidgets in Polite Discomfort

It might only be because the GOP vomits uncontrollably all over itself like one of those flu victims in The Stand (I'm reading The Stand as we speak) whenever one of its itinerant preachers tries to talk about women that we haven't noticed Democratic miscues in ladyspeak. Take, for instance, President Obama's painful… » 4/07/12 12:30pm 4/07/12 12:30pm

Republican Party Shockingly Struggling to Attract Female Support

In 2010, Republicans made big gains in both the US Congress and state legislatures, sailing into office on promises that they'd be the ones to balance the budget largely because of a push from female voters defecting from the left wing. But now, after over a year of non-job creating ladyparts legislation, it seems… » 3/09/12 6:40pm 3/09/12 6:40pm

Republican Women Just Can't Get Enough Santorum

Rick Santorum has some unlikely allies in the war on women— women. And the nuttier his public proclamations, the more conservative ladies love him. According to a new poll, the former Pennsylvania Senator's favorability rating among female conservatives has jumped 13 points since January— and its biggest jump has… » 2/24/12 11:05am 2/24/12 11:05am

Seriously, Women Actually Pay Attention To Politics In Other Years, Too

I've written before about how this election feels like the year in high school that I got breasts and boys started paying attention to me » 10/24/08 7:20pm 10/24/08 7:20pm. You'd think that this was the year that women finally proved that they can get elected to office, will show up to vote and care about politics, even though all those things have…

Does Anyone Else Feel Like Their Value As A Voter Has Just Been…

Like many women who are probably reading this, I was an awkward little kid » 10/03/08 6:00pm 10/03/08 6:00pm. After the first flush of kindergarten boyfriends eventually gave way to playing like little adults in grade school, I was one of the many girls who didn't have a boyfriend. I didn't even dance with a boy until the 8th grade, when my best…