war on women
An attack on women's health care earlier this month is one example of an outrage that barely gets noticed.
The rate of incarceration for women has been growing nearly twice as fast as that of men since 1985.
“It won’t happen in my lifetime,” she said. “But it might happen in yours."
The GOP has indeed been waging a war on women since the Reagan years. Campaigning against Hilary Clinton, Trump will amplify that contempt and make the GOP's misogyny cruder and more vile than any of us can imagine right now.
When we look back on this dismal campaign season we'll notice how the real theme of 2016 was the way in which good, old-fashioned misogyny made a roaring comeback. Like a deadening bass-drum, it has functioned as the backbeat of 2016 to such an extent that we hardly hear it anymore.
The fact is women are not all the same - and their needs and preferences for work life aren't the same either. If we really want to see women advance in the workplace we must insist that government take a step back, allow businesses to grow and create jobs, and give women (and men) every chance to enter the workforce, gain experience, and find jobs that fit their needs.
Documentary Filmmaker Dawn Porter discusses her new film, "Trapped," which takes a closer look at how state legislatures are restricting reproductive rights in the deep south, through the use of TRAP laws.
The only way you can justify a position in which a woman does not make her own reproductive decisions is if you believe she is not ethically and morally capable, as a function of her gender, and, in the U.S., race. It means you do not trust her to be a fully adult, fully human, being.
Previously considered unthinkable, unconceivable and downright unimaginable, some Republicans are now struggling to come to grips with the fact that Donald Trump might actually become their party's standard-bearing presidential nominee.