She The People: Women


Posted at 08:40 AM ET, 02/21/2013

Betty Friedan and black women: Is it time for a second look?

I have never met a black woman who admits to having read The Feminine Mystique.

By Michelle Bernard  |  08:40 AM ET, 02/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  The Feminist Mystique; Betty Friedan; Women's Right's; Black Feminist Thought; Black Feminist Movement; African Amerivan Women; Civil Rights; Gender Discrimination

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 02/15/2013

The State of the Wal-Mart Moms

In focus groups, a set of bellwether voters discuss President Obama's State of the Union speech.

By Karen Tumulty  |  12:16 PM ET, 02/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  state of the union, walmart moms, women voters

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 11/09/2012

Do Democrats owe their Senate majority to women?

A new study says women’s votes made the difference in the outcomes of several high-profile races that helped Democrats retain control of the Senate.

By Krissah Thompson  |  04:15 PM ET, 11/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  women in politics; women 2012; women's votes; U.S. Senate; women in the Senate;

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 10/27/2012

Lena Dunhams first time, all over again

The woman from "Girls" talks about her "first time" in support of Barack Obama's platform on women and families

By Bonnie Goldstein  |  10:02 AM ET, 10/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Campaign 2012, President Obama, War on Women, Women in Politics

Posted at 06:03 PM ET, 10/23/2012

Pro-choice and pro-conscience in Grand Rapids

In Grand Rapids, Michigan, an inter-generational group of 12 women has mobilized around a "pro-conscience" platform. And they're getting traction across party lines.

By Delia Lloyd  |  06:03 PM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  anti-abortion legislation, betty ford, Grand Rapids, rosa parks, Stop the War on Women, Stop the War on Women Grand Rapids, War on Women

Posted at 11:27 PM ET, 10/22/2012

1960s teen idol Lesley Gore leads charge in ‘You Don’t Own Me’ video

In 1964, Lesley Gore belted out “You Don’t Own Me" and a feminist song was born. It’s still resonating in the 21st century as debate over women's issues bubbles in the United States before Nov. 6.

By Suzi Parker  |  11:27 PM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  " Lesley Gore, "You Don't Own Me, Barack Obama, Carrie Brownstein, Citizens Band, Claire McCaskill, Lilly Ledbetter, Miranda July, Mitt Romney, Portlandia, reproductive rights, Richard Carmona, Sarah Sophie Flicker, Tavi Gevinson, Todd Akin, War on Women

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 09/24/2012

Could Michelle Obama get away with Ann Romney’s ‘fire’?

SHE THE PEOPLE | When does testiness cross over into anger? Whatever you want to call it, Ann Romney is showing the signs.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  09:05 AM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ann Romney, Michelle Obama, Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, black women, Jan Brewer

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 09/20/2012

Todd Akin: Another gaffe

Can we trust the candidate to do a good job in office?

By Diana Reese  |  02:40 PM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Todd Akin, Missouri, U.S. Senate race, conservative women, Phyllis Schlafly, abortion, legitimate rape, women for Todd Akin, war on women, birth control, Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

Posted at 07:07 AM ET, 09/13/2012

Hooters gets a face-lift to woo women, but needs a personality transplant

Phew-- no wool sweaters.  That should come as a relief to everyone except Hooters girls, who say that while the tips are great, the uniforms stink.

By Patricia Murphy  |  07:07 AM ET, 09/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hooters, women, Terry Marks, Twin Peaks, Tilted Kilt, salads

Posted at 08:29 AM ET, 09/11/2012

Hooters wants women? No thanks.

OK, it's true. I once frequented the bosomy restaurant chain — long ago, in a state far away. I've outgrown it.

By Sandra Fish  |  08:29 AM ET, 09/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hooters, women, Jacksonville Landing, Jacksonville, Florida

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 09/06/2012

‘Breaking up’ with Barack Obama

A GOP campaign ad shows why Republicans are running behind with women voters.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  12:41 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Breaking Up ad, RNC, Barack Obama, Harold Ford, women voters, presidential race

Posted at 08:36 AM ET, 09/03/2012

At DNC Charlotte, taking the ‘war on women’ seriously

The passion at a Sunday reception for the National Women’s Political Caucus was fueled by what a lineup of speakers described as the important stakes in November.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  08:36 AM ET, 09/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National Organization for Women, National Women's Political Caucus, feminism, Terry O'Neill, Eleanor Smeal, Elaine Marshall, Paul Ryan, President Obama, Medicare

Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 08/29/2012

At ‘Women for Mitt’ event, Ann Romney humanizes...Ann Romney

She repeatedly reverse-bragged — complained, you might even say — that her kids were really no picnic.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  02:25 PM ET, 08/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ann Romney, Women for Mitt, Mitt Romney, RNC, RNCLive, Republican Convention, Women for Romney

Posted at 09:17 AM ET, 08/28/2012

Duran Duran: A political unifier among Gen-X women

By Suzi Parker  |  09:17 AM ET, 08/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Duran Duran, politics, Pussy Riot, Nick Rhodes, Simon Le Bon, John Taylor, Roger Taylor, Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, 1980s, Bill Clinton, war on women

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 08/23/2012

Nancy Pelosi: Todd Akin’s views are ‘the doggie doo’ on GOP shoe

In an interview, Nancy Pelosi calls Akin’s views “the doggie doo on the shoe of his party, the tattoo on Paul Ryan that they won’t be able to get off.’’

By Melinda Henneberger  |  02:27 PM ET, 08/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  War on women, legimiate rape, forcible rape, Nancy Pelosi, Todd Akin, Suzan DelBene

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 08/14/2012

New gay general: A salute is in order

Brig. Gen Tammy Smith is the first openly gay member of the US military to be promoted to general.

By Bonnie Goldstein  |  01:54 PM ET, 08/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  US Army, Brigadier General, 4-star, women in the military

Posted at 07:57 PM ET, 08/08/2012

Sikh temple shooter's ex-girlfriend shows female face of hate

Misty Cook is blonde, rosy cheeked and pretty, but the sweet-looking mother of one is also the ex-girlfriend of the gunman who brutally killed six Sikh worshipers in Milwaukee temple.

By Patricia Murphy  |  07:57 PM ET, 08/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Misty Cook, Wade Page, ex-girlfriend, Sikh, temple, shooting, skinhead, ADL, women

Posted at 12:11 AM ET, 08/01/2012

Does stress make us more hag-like?

According to research, women are more stressed out than men, and it could be making our brains age faster.

By Bonnie Goldstein  |  12:11 AM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  aging, stress, women, marriage

Posted at 08:13 AM ET, 07/12/2012

Why Michelle Obama’s very American story still causes a stir

It’s obvious from just a glance into the faces of Americans of every race that we’re all mixed up, and that many white Americans are not as white as they suppose.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  08:13 AM ET, 07/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  michelle obama, barack obama, slavery, american history, african american, women, discrimination

Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 07/03/2012

Whose Fourth of July is it, anyway?

This holiday, some Americans will recall the Republican Party of Frederick Douglass, President Abraham Lincoln and Sojourner Truth and wonder how that party lost its way.

By Michelle Bernard  |  01:31 PM ET, 07/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  July 4th, Declaration of Independence, African Americans, Women, Hispanics, Discrimination

Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 07/03/2012

Not-so-Magic Mike: Let’s not imitate men who objectify women

A pickup line at the Aspen Ideas Festival is just another example of how men think they're being flirty when they're not.

By Sandra Fish  |  01:08 PM ET, 07/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Magic Mike, Aspen, men, women, pickup lines

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 07/02/2012

Martha Burk: ‘Who’s in charge? Why should women care?’

By Mary C. Curtis  |  10:04 AM ET, 07/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  war on women, Martha Burk, voting, 2012 elections, Democrats, Republicans, pay equality

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 06/28/2012

After Supreme Court’s ruling, Obama touts the Affordable Care Act’s benefits for women

Everyone isn’t pleased by a health care act that ends gender-based pricing and covers birth control and more.

By Sandra Fish  |  02:44 PM ET, 06/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  President Barack Obama, health care reform, Supreme Court, Election 2012, women, insurance

Posted at 10:38 PM ET, 06/27/2012

New York's Wendy Long Faces Kirsten Gillibrand in Two-Woman Senate Contest

By Suzi Parker  |  10:38 PM ET, 06/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wendy Long, Kirsten Gillibrand, Hillary Clinton, Barbara Boxer, Carly Fiorina, women, 2012, New York

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 06/18/2012

The star of the ‘Life of Julia’ has gone missing

Friends say she became despondent after the “Life of Julia” went viral and nobody from the Obama campaign stepped up to defend her

By Patricia Murphy  |  01:56 PM ET, 06/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Julia, Life of Julia, Barack Obama, Obama campaign, women voters, female

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 06/07/2012

The best women of our lives

In 1946, "The Best Years of Our Lives" captured the zeitgeist of a war-weary nation. Sixty-six years later, the film still resonates.

By Donna Trussell  |  09:47 AM ET, 06/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  veteran, best years of our lives, william wyler, ww2, world war II, war, women, military, soldier

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 06/01/2012

Only three in 10 women think a war on women exists

By Suzi Parker  |  11:47 AM ET, 06/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  war on women, Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, reproductive health, abortion rights, economy

Posted at 08:25 AM ET, 05/31/2012

Mitt Romney and GOP women: He had them at ‘economy’

It would be too simple to say Republican women don’t care about health care or equal pay. Rather, it’s a matter of both style and substance.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  08:25 AM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mitt romney, barack obama, republicans, democrats, women, war on women, ann romney, economy

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 05/17/2012

GOP Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison asks: What war on women?

Senator endorses Romney, questions Democratic claims of a GOP campaign against female interests.

By Lori Stahl  |  11:45 AM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kay Bailey Hutchison, war on women, Rick Perry, GOP, Romney

Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 05/16/2012

Deb Fischer’s win should not erase the discussion of the war on women

The war on women isn’t simply about female candidates ousting their male counterparts. It’s much more than that.

By Suzi Parker  |  03:27 PM ET, 05/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Deb Fischer, war on women, Bob Kerrey, Nebrasaka, abortion rights, equal rights amendment, 2012

Posted at 04:18 PM ET, 05/07/2012

A new ‘dumping ground’ for murdered women demands more focus

The discovery outside Ciudad Juarez has reignited fear of “femicide.”

By Lori Stahl  |  04:18 PM ET, 05/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  drug cartels, femicides, Mexico, border, women murdered

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 05/07/2012

Abortion debate lines are as blurry as an ultrasound

"This baby is only the size of a lima bean but I love it already,” I told a friend who writes romance novels — and gave that line to one of her heroines.

By Diana Reese  |  01:40 PM ET, 05/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Planned Parenthood, war on women

Posted at 07:44 PM ET, 04/23/2012

Violence against the wrong women

Do lesbians count as “abused women" if they are beaten by a woman instead of a man? Should gay men be protected from violent partners?

By Patricia Murphy  |  07:44 PM ET, 04/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Violence Against Women, VAWA, Democrats, Republicans, John Cornyn, Jeanne Shaheen, gays, lesbians, immigrants, tribal

Posted at 09:26 PM ET, 04/21/2012

In art and in life, nuns finally get their due

After a Vatican crackdown on U.S. sisters last week, the public reacted with an outpouring of sympathy and support.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  09:26 PM ET, 04/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  #WhatTheSistersMeanToMe, Catholic nuns, Vatican crackdown on nuns, Leadership Conference of Women Religious, Dolores Hart, Christopher Durang, "God is the Bigger Elvis," "Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You,", James Martin, Doubt, John Patrick Shanley

Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 04/19/2012

The women who don’t believe Mitt Romney — and like that about him

His reputation as someone who knows how to work several sides of an issue could work to his advantage with female voters looking for reasons to support him.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  09:48 AM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, Democratic convention, Charlotte, war on women, Ann Romney, Hilary Rosen, Dream Act, women's vote

Posted at 06:02 PM ET, 04/16/2012

War on Women 2.0: Jobs

In the war over women voters, there hasn’t been even a brief lull.

By Delia Lloyd  |  06:02 PM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  war on women, timothy geithner, women and recession, women and job loss

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 04/13/2012

Still hoping for a year of women candidates

The 2012 Project is trying to take advantage of new districts, open seats and the voter turnout of a presidential election to get more women elected.

By Sandra Fish  |  10:12 AM ET, 04/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2012 Project, women candidates, 2012 elections

Posted at 09:58 AM ET, 04/12/2012

Mitt Romney should write Hilary Rosen a thank-you note

Wasn’t there a little bit — okay, a lot — of the class divide Republicans are always complaining about in Rosen’s retro put-down of Ann Romney?

By Melinda Henneberger  |  09:58 AM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, Ann Romney, women voters, Hilary Rosen, DNC

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 04/05/2012

Violence against women is no joking matter

It is incredibly sad that 18 years after the Violence Against Women Act was passed, Congress is questioning reauthorization of the act.

By Michelle Bernard  |  02:27 PM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Violence Against Women, VAWA, Congress, Women's Rights, Crime and Criminal Justice, Feminism, Boston University

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 03/29/2012

Arlen Specter's dirty old man routine should inspire women

Mr. Specter, keep the dirty talk going about Palin and women. Maybe once again you’ll inspire women to return to the political trenches.

By Suzi Parker  |  12:24 PM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arlen Specter, Sarah Palin, Anita Hill, Clarence Thomas, sexism, war on women

Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 03/26/2012

Re: Why more women don’t run for office

It turns out the voters actually want a woman candidate to fight back, which is a good lesson to remember.

By Karen Tumulty  |  08:57 AM ET, 03/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  women in politics, women candidates, sexism

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 03/25/2012

Why women don’t run for political office

SHE THE PEOPLE | Are women less willing to endure — and dish out — personal attacks?

By Melinda Henneberger  |  11:37 AM ET, 03/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  women candidates, women in politics, Karen Tumulty, Citizens United, Michele Bachmann, Connie Morella, Hillary Clinton, Sarah Palin

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 03/21/2012

Marrying your rapist: A new low in women's rights in Morocco

Women in Morocco gathered to protest the death of a 16 year-old girl who took her life after being forced to marry her rapist.

By Delia Lloyd  |  02:15 PM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  International Women's Day, women's rights, Morocco Rape Marriage Law, Marrying Your Rapist, Violence Against Women

Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 03/19/2012

Jobs before birth control

Who has time to worry about the “war on women” when you’re concentrating on keeping your family clothed and fed?

By Diana Reese  |  02:24 PM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rush Limbaugh, Chris Matthews, Hardball, economy, jobs, Obama, GOP primary, birth control, war on women

Posted at 09:25 AM ET, 03/19/2012

Ruth Barcan Marcus, integrating the obits

“Women rarely die, it seems,’’ an NYT reader once complained, to which an editor responded that many of those dying came of age in an “era largely run by men." 

By Sandra Fish  |  09:25 AM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ruth Barcan Marcus, New York Times, obituaries, philosophy, women

Posted at 04:02 PM ET, 03/16/2012

Violence against women: A partisan issue?

Every Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee voted last month to oppose reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, despite easy readoption in 2000 and 2005.

By Lori Stahl  |  04:02 PM ET, 03/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  violence against women, Senate, Planned Parenthood, political parties

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 03/09/2012

Whose war, and on which women?

Is there no official in either party willing to say wrong is wrong? If so, he or she has yet to step to the mic.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  01:28 PM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Women, She the People, Sandra Fluke, Rush Limbaugh

Posted at 07:57 AM ET, 03/08/2012

The pillbox primary

The candidate’s wives must do what their husbands cannot — come across as trustworthy, relatable, and aware that the 21st century started a while ago.

By Patricia Murphy  |  07:57 AM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP primary, Newt Gingrich, Callista Gingrich, Rick Santorum, Karen Santorum, Mitt Romney, Ann Romney, Rush Limbaugh, contraception, women's vote, women voters'

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 03/07/2012

Can women bring civility to politics?

When we make up 51 percent of the population, we could almost plead taxation without representation.

By Sandra Fish  |  10:46 AM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Olympia Snowe, women in politics, 2012 elections

Posted at 04:52 PM ET, 03/02/2012

When Rush Limbaugh talks, who wins and who loses?

For GOP candidates, this one is a “Sister Souljah” no-brainer — unless they’re afraid of what’s-his-name.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  04:52 PM ET, 03/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rush Limbaugh, Sandra Fluke, Nancy Pelosi, GOP war on women

Posted at 03:48 PM ET, 02/29/2012

Santorum remembers the ladies in Michigan speech

“My mom was a professional who actually made more money than her husband.”

By Melinda Henneberger  |  03:48 PM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rick Santorum, Karen Santorum, Elizabeth Santorum, women voters, GOP primary

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 02/23/2012

Rick Santorum's poodle-skirt vision of America

COLUMN | Let these pro-life Republican men who are so concerned about innocent lives put their money where their mouths are.

By Donna Trussell  |  01:29 PM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  rick santorum, foster friess, birth control, violence, women

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 02/11/2012

Female Navy vet: Santorum has a point

There are real issues of equality for women in the military, but they have nothing to do with forcing women into submarines or onto the front lines.

By Elizabeth Reintjes De Angelo  |  12:12 PM ET, 02/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rick Santorum, GOP primary, women in combat roles, Santorum on women in combat roles, U.S. Navy

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 02/10/2012

Dallas boys go on expensive field trip, girls stay behind

About 5,000 fifth-grade boys in Dallas were taken on a field trip to a new movie about the Tuskegee Airmen, while fifth-grade girls remained at school.

By Lori Stahl  |  04:00 PM ET, 02/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Santorum, combat, women in combat, Red Tails, gender disparity

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 02/10/2012

Santorum and women in combat: You want ‘other emotions,’ senator?

Our writers respond to GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum’s comment that “other emotions” could hinder female soldiers in combat roles.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  10:50 AM ET, 02/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Santorum, Santorum and women in combat, Rick Santorum, Pentagon rules on women in combat

Posted at 10:51 PM ET, 02/09/2012

Yeardley Love’s home team

Unlike abused women who don’t know whom to call or whether they’ll be believed, she couldn’t have been more supported.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  10:51 PM ET, 02/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Yeardley Love, George Huguely V, University of Virginia, domestic abuse, abused women, Huguely trial, lacrosse

Posted at 03:16 AM ET, 02/01/2012

Florida women dump Newt

Were they just too mature for him?

By Bonnie Goldstein  |  03:16 AM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gingrich, Florida Republican primary, women voters