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Leading off in the not helpful category is Newsweek. Its cover story, by anti-feminist Katie Roiphe asks the question “if working women are so liberated, what’s with all the submissive sex pop culture they’re consuming these days”? Not surprisingly, Roiphe gets a lot wrong in the piece, but we expect Roiphe to get a lot wrong when writing about feminism and especially when she’s writing about feminism and sex. If Newsweek was interested in an adult conversation about women and sex they should have looked here.
When it comes to the mommy wars, it seems just about everybody is missing the point.
Keeping on theme, Mitt Romney let slip that as president one of his policy initiatives would be to eradicate the Department of Housing and Urban Development–the one federal agency created to address poverty, fight predatory lending practices and combat discrimination in housing.
One precious excerpt from Mitt Romney’s book seems relevant again: nonworking parents produce ‘unproductive’ children.
Speculation of a Hillary Clinton 2016 presidential run increase but for some reason the press won’t stop talking about her hair.
Then again, what can we expect with New York Times trend pieces like this.
Men’s Rights Groups have a horrible new anthem to help spread their hate.
Mississippi may become the first state to be “abortion free” as of July 1.
Last but not least, voter photo ID bills threaten to disenfranchise women at disturbing rate. Maybe that’s the point.
And because I’m determined to end on a good note, one Rhode Island lawmaker introduces a “keep government out of pregnancy” bill in response to the mandatory ultrasound under consideration in her state. Preach.
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