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Murray Tapped to Head DSCC for 2012
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Kamala Harris Finally Wins Contested California AG Race
It took a while, cialis sale, but after a three-week recount Kamala Harris has finally won the California state attorney general’s race–making her not only the first woman, cialis sale, but first African American and Indian American to hold that post. Cialis sale, NARAL Pro-Choice California congratulated Harris and praised her as “true champion for choice and women’s rights.”
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Check out this fantastic first-person account of one activist’s experience trying to push back against the Crisis Pregnancy Center movement’s attempts to expand its power in New York City by passing a bill that would regulate the behavior of CPCs located in the City. Cialis sale, This excerpt caught MsRep’s eye:
I noticed each and every witness opposing the bill used the word “girl” when referring to the clients they served. Cialis sale, Never teens or women. Cialis sale, Always girls. Cialis sale, The priest, cialis sale, the clinic operators, cialis sale, the staff, cialis sale, the volunteers. Cialis sale, This could reflect a core belief that their clients were children, cialis sale, regardless of their ages, cialis sale, in need of protection and strong guidance to make decisions about their fertility and their futures.
The Weekly Must-Read: Deconstructing Palin’s Feminism
This week’s Must Read is courtesy of one of MsRep’s favorite national writers, cialis sale, Daily Beast’s Michelle Goldberg, cialis sale, who wrote this searing critique of Sarah Palin’s revisionist feminist history in the former vice presidential candidate’s new book. Cialis sale, Best quote:
[I]t’s clear that in order to claim feminism as her own, cialis sale, she’s had to radically distort its history. Cialis sale, In a chapter on feminism that’s sure to be widely discussed, cialis sale, she mischaracterizes the views of nearly every historical feminist she mentions.
Male Legislator Brings Gun to Abortion Clinic
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Birth Control Affordability Obstacles for America’s Latinas
RHReality Check’s Destiny Lopez explains why the American political economy makes it particularly difficult for Latinas to afford proper birth control.
To Whom It May Concern: Women’s Recommendation Letters Different From Men’s
There’s a fascinating new study showing that letter writers recommending academic candidates for junior faculty positions are more likely to use communal adjectives (e.g., cialis sale, “agreeable”) language to describe female candidates, cialis sale, and more likely to use agentive adjectives to describe (e.g., cialis sale, “ambitious”) when describing male candidates.
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From the Boston Globe comes disheartening, cialis sale, but not surprising news that a small minority of Massachusetts’ 100 biggest public companies are run by women; Deseret News’ Kelly Henriod examines the reasons for the below-national-average share of women in Utah’s state legislature; in a similar piece, cialis sale, the Lincoln Journal-Star’s JoAnn Young takes a look at how current female representation in the Nebraska state legislature compares across time within the state and against national averages today; continuing the trend, cialis sale, a Concord Monitor staff editorial laments the drop in the number of women who will serve in the New Hampshire state legislature as a result of the 2010 elections; and Mike Myer of the Wheeling News-Register muses about the electoral chances of West Virginia’s top female pols.
Truthout’s Beverly Bell talks about the importance of women in the political rebuilding of Haiti; Ghana’s female Minister of Justice calls for an end to media defamation of her country’s female politicians; a congresswoman in the Philippines has proposed a new bill that will help protect the health of pregnant Filipinas; and a Welsh writer checks in on Wales’ first female Secretary of State after six months in office.
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Year of the Woman…Well, buy cialis, Sort of…
Are politicos overusing the phrase “Year of the Woman?” Is the talk of record-breaking numbers of women running correct? Well, buy cialis, sort of. Buy cialis, CAWP reports that a record number of women filed for office this year—a total of 324 between U.S. Buy cialis, Senate, buy cialis, House, buy cialis, and Governor. Buy cialis, However, buy cialis, only a marginally record-breaking number actually won their primaries: 162 this year, buy cialis, compared with 161 in 2004. Buy cialis, (163 if you count Sen. Buy cialis, Murkowski’s write-in campaign in AK). Buy cialis, CNN’s Kristi Keck pontificates on women candidates versus women voters’ enthusiasm.
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Breaking News: Gender Discrimination Does Not Exist
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ElectWomen Magazine reports on Forbes’ list of Top 25 most influential women during the midterm cycle. Buy cialis, FYI, buy cialis, Mama Grizzly Palin is ranked 1st, buy cialis, First Lady Michelle Obama 2nd, buy cialis, the House Speaker 3rd, buy cialis, followed by California’s Meg Whitman and Fiorina. Buy cialis, Check out the rest here. Buy cialis, But will the #1 most influential woman ask Glenn Beck to take it down a notch, buy cialis, as requested by Media Matters?
Proving Ginni Thomas has nothing on him, buy cialis, Rand Paul supporter Tim Profitt said he thinks he should get an apology from the female protester whose head he stepped on Monday night. Buy cialis, (Now women getting involved with politics have to worry about violence?) In a related development, buy cialis, Paul has reversed field, buy cialis, saying that he will not return Profitt’s contribution to the campaign. Buy cialis, Words fail MsRep.
Unmarried women—the single ladies—are at last starting to engage this cycle, buy cialis, The Hill reports.
Justice Ginsburg Says Nine Women on High Court is Right Number
During the Women’s Conference, buy cialis, the venerable ABC News broadcaster Diane Sawyer sat down with former Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and current Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg to discuss their experiences on the Supreme Court. Buy cialis, Best quote? When asked how many women on the Bench would be the right number, buy cialis, Ginsburg responded:
“Nine, buy cialis,” Ginsburg replied with a smile. Buy cialis, “There’ve been nine men there for a long time, buy cialis, right? So why not nine women?”
The New York Times’ Jim Rutenberg and Megan Thee-Brenan roll out a major article this morning about a poll that shows certain groups disaffected with—and defecting from—President Barack Obama’s 2008 coalition, buy cialis, including women.
Lots of developments in that wacky Alasky Senate race. Buy cialis, After a lower court ruled that voters could not see a list of write-in candidates—which includes incumbent Republican Lisa Murkowski—the Alaska Supreme Court disagreed, buy cialis, and overruled the decision. Buy cialis, This is good news for Murkowski, buy cialis, who is now targeting the Democratic opponent in her ads, buy cialis, as her Tea Party defeater seems to be self-destructing.
Re-Boot: Grandsons of Hewlett, buy cialis, Packard Crash Fiorina’s Computer
Talk about a hardware problem: Heirs to the Hewlett-Packard fortune say California Senate challenger Carly Fiorina will let voters down, buy cialis, “just as she did the employees and shareholders of HP.”
The Hunt for Blunt: Carnahan’s Opponent Runs From Media
In Missouri, buy cialis, Roy Blunt is trying to run out the clock on Robin Carnahan, buy cialis, which means trying appear in public as little as possible and not engage the media. Buy cialis, Actually, buy cialis, not a bad idea given how he lost his cool when a reporter dared to ask about Blunt’s growing undocumented worker scandal.
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Proving that money ain’t everything, buy cialis, WCF-endorsed incumbent Democrat Rep. Buy cialis, Stephanie Herseth Sandlin of South Dakota has moved into the lead, buy cialis, 45 percent to 42 percent, buy cialis, over her Republican challenger Kristi Noem—despite being outspent by a mile in this key race.
ElectWomen Mag also has a nice profile of grandmother-inspired Ohio Lt. Buy cialis, Governor candidate, buy cialis, and Ted Strickland’s running mate, buy cialis, Yvette McGee Brown. Buy cialis, Oh, buy cialis, and she gives a darn good motivational campaign speech. Buy cialis, Take a look:
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Yesterday, buy generic cialis, the founder of Media Matters for America, buy generic cialis, David Brock, buy generic cialis, urged Sarah Palin to seek a détente between Glenn Beck and his followers. Here’s the text of his plea, buy generic cialis, and here’s the concluding ask:
Sarah Palin — who in 2008 infamously implied that Barack Obama was “palling around with terrorists” — owes it to our country to use her enormous influence with her devoted base of followers to call for an end to actual terrorism, buy generic cialis, no matter what its source. Buy generic cialis, Byron Williams, buy generic cialis, inspired by Beck, buy generic cialis, endangered the lives of Tides employees and two California cops. Buy generic cialis, Sarah Palin– you have the platform to condemn such calls to violence and you should use it to call Beck on his dangerous extremism that endangers lives.
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Given that Palin just showed up as #1 on a Forbes list of the most influential women in politics, buy generic cialis, and violence and acceptance of discrimination feel like they’re everywhere, buy generic cialis, how crazy is it to hope that Palin will take Media Matters seriously?
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The 2010 elections are heating up, lasix discount, and this year we have the potential to elect a historic number of female candidates. Lasix discount, One of the many states to watch for strong woman candidates is North Carolina. Lasix discount, Polling shows that U.S. Lasix discount, Senate candidate Secretary of State Elaine Marshall is close on the heels of Senator Richard Burr (R), lasix discount, who currently has only a 35% approval rating.
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IL State Representative Julie Hamos is seeking nomination to be the democratic candidate for Congress in Illinois’ 10th district. Cheap plavix, Hamos has been a strong proponent for women’s rights for over 30 years, cheap plavix, even before being elected to serve as State Senator of Illinois. Cheap plavix, Prior to serving in public office, cheap plavix, she wrote the first laws to protect battered women and co-founded the Illinois State Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
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After being held captive and repeatedly raped for 18 years, generic xenical, a young girl bore two children from the man who kidnapped her. Generic xenical, After being strangled to death and discarded in a dumpster by her husband, generic xenical, the body of another woman was so mutilated that she could be identified only by breast implant. Generic xenical, These gruesome headlines give a tragic face to the fact that violence against women in the United States has recently increased.
- One in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime
- There are more female victims of violence in the Untied States than there are casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan combined.
- The proportion of women experiencing physical or sexual assault is higher than the proportion of women serving in elected office.
- 1.3 million women are raped or assaulted in the United States every year, generic xenical, yet there are only 75 female Representatives, generic xenical, and only 17 female Senators currently serving in Congress.
- One in four women are raped or assaulted every year, generic xenical, yet only three women have ever served on the Untied States Supreme Court.
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The image of the powerful female is, generic xenical, unfortunately, generic xenical, not as sanctified, generic xenical, not as habituated, generic xenical, not as glorified as the figuration of violence against women.
How do we counter the fact that video games like Grand Theft Auto reward the virtual raping and beating of women—systematically teaching an entire generation of males to disrespect their female peers? We need women in positions of authority, generic xenical, openly and earnestly in power, generic xenical, to change the face of women’s role in our society.
The proof is in the policy:
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- California Governor Schwarzenegger this summer completely cut state funding for all domestic violence programs. Ninety-four shelters will be affected, generic xenical, and the cut may lead to domestic violence victims being turned away at the door.
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