We Spleen: Pat Robertson’s Marriage Advice

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Pat Robertson has never been a friend of feminists, but he’s just proved that he’s the absolute last person you should go to for marriage advice—unless, of course, you’re looking for an excuse to beat your wife. The televangelist, most notable for denouncing gays and lesbians, linking the destruction of Hurricane Katrina to the legalization […]

We Spleen: CNN Pundit Calls Speeches by Dem Women the “Vagina Monologues”

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The first night of the Democratic National Convention kicked off with a number of impressive women at the podium, including Congressional candidate Tammy Duckworth, an Iraq war veteran who lost both her legs in combat; Nancy Keenan, the president of NARAL Pro-Choice America; Lilly Ledbetter, the namesake of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act; Secretary […]

We Heart: Amy Poehler Advocates for Domestic Workers’ Rights

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Though they care for our homes, children, elderly parents and disabled family members, domestic workers are often made invisible. Not only does their work go largely unnoticed by society, but more importantly they’re denied basic labor protection laws. Currently, the National Labor Relations Act excludes domestic workers, including childcare providers, housekeepers and caregivers. These workers […]

We Spleen: Congressman Compares Birth Control Coverage to Terrorist Attacks

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Years from now, young children are going to be asking, “Where were you on August 1, 2012?” And no, it wasn’t at a Chick-Fil-A. Forget the day John F. Kennedy was shot, the Iranian hostages were released or Osama bin Laden was killed. Nothing will be more infamous than the first time American women were […]

We Heart: “1 is 2 Many” PSA

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Vice President Joe Biden, Los Angeles Galaxy soccer player David Beckham, Houston Rockets basketball player Jeremy Lin and New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning are some of the men who have come together to raise awareness of dating violence. A PSA titled “1 is 2 Many” was launched by Vice President Biden earlier this summer as part of his plan to address the responsibility […]

We Spleen: Japanese Women Fly Coach to Olympics While Men Get Business Class

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In Japan, winning a world title earns you a seat at the back of the bus, er, plane. The Japanese women’s soccer team flew to Europe Sunday on the same flight as the men’s team. While the women crammed into coach seats, the men’s team scored seats in business class. As it stands, this would […]

We Heart: Men Against Rape

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Summertime is bikinis, beer, beach trips and late nights. Everyone is ready to relax, have fun and enjoy the heat. Women staying out late in foreign places dressed in tight, skimpy clothes with some alcohol in their systems are often warned to be smart and aware of their surroundings. These type of warnings stem from the idea that if women […]

We Heart: Radical Feminist Nun on Colbert Report

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Catholic clergy have been pretty tough on American nuns lately, accusing them of “radical feminism.” As Ms. reports in our brand-new issue, the Vatican has issued a doctrinal assessment criticizing the nuns for aiding the poor and needy instead of spreading anti-abortion and anti-gay doctrine. But the sisters have just met their harshest critic: Stephen […]

We Heart: Funny or Die Counsels Rick Santorum on “Aborting” His Campaign

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Rick Santorum likes to tell women to “make the best out of a bad situation,” but he didn’t take his own advice with his own presidential run. After trailing Mitt Romney, he officially ended his campaign last week. But did anyone notice just how easy it was for Santorum to abort his campaign? He didn’t […]

We Heart: Tough-Talking Older Woman Tells Off Congressman For Dissing Planned Parenthood

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Finally, a voice of reason! As GOP members flood mainstream media, scrambling to debunk the “myth” that women actively care about reproductive health and dismissing any fears of conservative women jumping ship come November, an Iowa resident let the Republican Party know there’s at least one woman out there who cares. Socially conservative Iowa-based group […]