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Trump Scares Young Women

63%

Of women age 18 to 35 in an ABC News/Refinery29 poll say that Donald Trump scares them. Nearly half, 47%, don’t find any of the presidential candidates inspiring — including the one seeking to become the first female president. And when asked if there are any with whom they’d like to have dinner, another plurality, 39%, turns down the offer.

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Carson Denies War on Women

There is no war on women – there may be a war on what’s inside of women, but there is no war on women in this country.

— Ben Carson, quoted by The Hill.

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Nature Is Different in Turkey

You cannot put women and men on an equal footing. It is against nature.

— Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, quoted by the BBC, accusing feminists of rejecting motherhood.

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Gillibrand Can’t Get a Break from Male Jerks

Don’t lose too much weight now. I like my girls chubby!

— Former Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-HI), quoted by the New York Times, to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY).

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Gillibrand Was Not Always Able to Defend Herself Against Sexist Dolts

If I could have just melted in tears, I would have. But I had to just sit there and talk to him and I switched the subject and I didn’t hear another word he said, but I wasn’t in a place where I could tell him to go fuck himself.

— Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), in an interview on HuffPost Live, on a labor leader who told her she was too fat to win a statewide election.

News & Comment

Miller to GOP’s Fiorina: Your Study of Medieval History ‘Will Come in Handy Trying to Defend the Republican War on Women’

A pair of Californians squared off on CNN Sunday morning. Watch as liberal radio/TV host Stephanie Miller demonstrates how to talk to Republicans in this exchange with failed U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorini about the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision and Fiorini’s party’s war on women.

Transcript:

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Might as Well Laugh: Indian Comedy Video About Rape

AIB, an Indian sketch comedy group, put together this video that settles once and for all who is responsible for rape.

It only hurts when you laugh.

News & Comment

Big Government Republicans Enacted 42 Anti-Choice Measures in 25 States Last Year

Source: NARAL

Via NARAL Pro-Choice America:

Total Anti-Choice Measures Enacted in 2012:

  • 25 states enacted 42 anti-choice measures in 2012.
  • Arizona enacted the most anti-choice legislation in 2012, with four measures. Louisiana, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Wisconsin each enacted three anti-choice measures.
  • Since 1995, states have enacted 755 anti-choice measures.

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Peggy Noonan Auditions for the Role of “The New Phyllis Schlafly” on Live TV

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If you missed former Reagan speech writer Peggy Noonan’s over-the-top performance on ABC’s This Week, Wonkette can catch you up, in superb Wonkette style. The site has the video of Noonan, known for her soaring grandiloquence, gagging verbosity and tortured, drawn-out articulation, condescending over the filibuster by Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis.

Wonkette also points out the ridiculousness of Noonan, who is 62, dismissing Davis, who is 50, as the victim of youthful enthusiasm.

On the one hand, she’s very impressed with “the story of this young woman, she’s so spirited. You know, she has such energy and she seems to have such commitment.” You know, the young woman who is 50 years old and has been in the Texas Senate for four years, after a decade of serving on the Fort Worth City Council, the sweet li’l thing. Sure, her youthful passion is admirable, but these kids, what do they know? Especially those 50-year-old teen moms who have learned nothing from their experience?

Is Noonan queuing up to replace Phyllis Schlafly if and when the old bird finally kicks it? If so, congratulations young lady, you got the part!

See the whole post at Wonkette.

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Women Voters Speak Out: ‘You Don’t Own Me’

“You Don’t Own Me” PSA from You Don't Own Me on Vimeo.

Hat tip to VRW.