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  • Germany cashes in on Baltics' fear of Russia

    12/12/2015 7:07:57 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies ^ | 11 Dec 2015 15:12 GMT+01:00 | (AFP)
    Lithuania said Friday it would buy 88 German-made armored fighting vehicles in its biggest-ever military purchase amid concerns over neighboring Russia. "We have come to the unequivocal opinion to choose and acquire the Boxer infantry fighting vehicles," said Lithuania's defense chief Jonas Vytautas Zukas. [...] The three Baltic states and Poland have also called for a permanent NATO presence in the region to deter Russia, but the allies have so far stuck to back-to-back troop rotations. ...
  • Study: Nagging Kills!

    05/10/2014 10:43:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 05/10/2014 | Dr. Helen Smith
    I saw this headline at Drudge and immediately went over to check titled “Study: Nagging By A Spouse Could Shorten Your Life”: NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — It is a part of marriage that everyone loathes – the occasional or, in some cases, constant nagging between spouses.And as CBS 2’s Scott Rapoport reported Friday, word has now come that nagging is not only annoying, but can even be life-threatening.Ask any married guy on the planet and he’ll tell you, as one man told CBS 2, nagging is “not pleasant.”But now a new study suggests husbands of nagging wives can actually...
  • National Organization for Women want Rush Limbaugh out

    05/17/2012 4:25:13 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies
    NY Women's Issues Examiner ^ | May 17, 2012 | by Heather Lawton
    The New York chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) is asking people to protest Rush Limbaugh's hateful dialogue against women. Fed up with what the organization calls Rush"isms", on Friday, May 18th, 2012, NOW-NYC is asking women all across the country to join their protest campaigning for WABC to discontinue Limbaugh's radio show. Rush Limbaugh is a reminder of the characters television producer of the 1970's, Norman Lear, created--bigots who were always too stupid to fear. Not to say that bigots can never be dangerous (Hitler is an example that they can be), but for the most part,...
  • Media Matters, NOW unite to force Limbaugh off the air

    05/04/2012 9:33:34 PM PDT · by bigbob · 49 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5/4/12 | Caroline May
    Start listening to Rush Limbaugh. That was the message representatives from Media Matters for America and the National Organization for Women delivered to NOW chapter leaders in a secret, narrowly focused strategy session Wednesday night. In audio of the NOW/MMFA strategy webinar obtained exclusively by The Daily Caller, the liberal organizations plotted the best ways to get the radio giant and veritable burr in their collective saddles off the air. Go after the local advertisers The key, according to Media Matters online outreach director Jay Carmona, is to target Limbaugh at the local level specifically advertisers in local radio...
  • Women in the U.S. Military: Growing Share, Distinctive Profile

    12/22/2011 8:20:30 AM PST · by ruralvoter · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Pew Research Center ^ | 12/22/11 | Eileen Patten and Kim Parker
    The women who serve in todays military differ from the men who serve in a number of ways. Compared with their male counterparts, a greater share of military women are black and a smaller share are married. Also, women veterans of the post-9/11 era are less likely than men to have served in combat and more likely to be critical of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. In other ways, however, military women are not different from military men: they are just as likely to be officers; they joined the armed services for similar reasons; and post-9/11 veterans of both...
  • NOW defends Michele Bachmann against Newsweek

    08/08/2011 1:14:07 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 30 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 8, 2011 | Caroline May
    One of presidential candidate Michele Bachmanns major political opponents is defending her against what it says is blatant sexism on the part of Newsweek magazine. Monday, the National Organization for Women (NOW) spoke out against Newsweeks most recent cover, which features an extreme close-up of Michele Bachmann and the title The Queen of Rage. Its sexist, NOW president Terry ONeill told TheDC. Casting her in that expression and then adding The Queen of Rage I think [it is]. Gloria Steinem has a very simple test: If this were done to a man or would it ever be done to a...
  • There Is No Male-Female Wage Gap

    04/12/2011 4:34:40 AM PDT · by ReleaseTheHounds · 11 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 12, 2011 | Carrie Lukas
    Tuesday is Equal Pay Dayso dubbed by the National Committee for Pay Equity, which represents feminist groups including the National Organization for Women, Feminist Majority, the National Council of Women's Organizations and others. The day falls on April 12 because, according to feminist logic, women have to work that far into a calendar year before they earn what men already earned the year before. In years past, feminist leaders marked the occasion by rallying outside the U.S. Capitol to decry the pernicious wage gap and call for government action to address systematic discrimination against women. This year will be relatively...
  • Women's Rights Must Be Guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution [The National Organization for Women]

    01/06/2011 4:56:33 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 37 replies
    Women's Rights Must Be Guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution We won't stand for sexists like Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia interpreting women's rights as unprotected in the U.S. Constitution. In a recent interview, Scalia erroneously stated that women are not protected under the 14th Amendment's Equal Protection Clause. Right now, five justices have the power to pick and choose when women should be considered full citizens. And that's not right. We need to add an Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution that will guarantee women and men equal status under the law. I stand with NOW today to demand that...
  • US women brace for abortion fight with new lawmakers

    11/04/2010 11:59:32 AM PDT · by Racehorse · 51 replies · 2+ views
    AFP via Google News ^ | 4 October 2010 | Karin Zeitvogel
    US women's groups Thursday were bracing for a fight over abortion rights and gender equality with the new conservative majority in Congress. "We now face an anti-choice majority and a new speaker of the House who will threaten to roll back hard-fought progress for women," said Terry O'Neill, president of the National Organization for Women (NOW), the largest women's group in the United States. Republicans by Wednesday had picked up 60 seats in the 435-seat House of Representatives, well more than the 39 they needed for a majority. At least 49 of the newcomers to the House are opposed to...
  • President Obama Breaks Faith with Women [Statement of NOW President Terry O'Neill.....]

    03/21/2010 5:45:58 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 37 replies · 911+ views
    President Obama Breaks Faith with Women Statement of NOW President Terry O'Neill March 21, 2010 The National Organization for Women is incensed that President Barack Obama agreed today to issue an executive order designed to appease a handful of anti-choice Democrats who have held up health care reform in an effort to restrict women's access to abortion. Through this order, the president has announced he will lend the weight of his office and the entire executive branch to the anti-abortion measures included in the Senate bill, which the House is now prepared to pass. President Obama campaigned as a pro-choice...
  • NOW calls on NY Gov. Paterson to resign

    03/02/2010 11:13:44 AM PST · by kingattax · 14 replies · 312+ views
    Yahoo News/AP ^ | 3-2-10 | MICHAEL GORMLEY
    ALBANY, N.Y. The National Organization for Women on Tuesday urged New York Gov. David Paterson to resign because of a report he directed two staffers to contact a woman about a domestic violence case involving one of his top aides
  • Rush's Disdain for Humanity is Showing Again [The National Organization for Women (NOW)..]

    03/01/2010 5:04:45 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 59 replies · 1,238+ views
    Rush's Disdain for Humanity is Showing Again Offender: Rush Limbaugh on the Rush Limbaugh Radio Show Media Outlet: Aired on radio stations nationwide 2/25/10 - syndicated by Premiere Radio Networks, a subsidiary of Clear Channel Communications The Offense: To illustrate the need for health care reform, Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.) told the story of a woman who wore dentures that had belonged to her late sister. Rush Limbaugh called it the "sob story of the day" and joked, "what's wrong with using a dead person's teeth? Aren't the Democrats big into recycling? . . . So if you don't have...
  • Tim Tebow the Abuser and His Poor, Defenseless Mom (These feminists are not serious people.")

    02/10/2010 7:16:36 AM PST · by FreeManDC · 39 replies · 1,300+ views
    News Real ^ | Feb. 9, 2010 | Susan Venker
    As we all know by now, there was outrage among feminists about CBS allowing the Tim Tebow ad to air during the Superbowl. But that was only the beginning. After the National Organization of Indoctrinated Women saw the commercial and realized it was actually benign, they needed something else to complain about so they came up with this outlandish notion: I am blown away at the celebration of the violence against women in it, she said. Thats what comes across to me even more strongly than the anti-abortion message. I myself am a survivor of domestic violence, and I...
  • NOW's complaint over Tebow ad heard loud and clear in police departments

    02/09/2010 4:45:44 PM PST · by paltz · 21 replies · 990+ views
    Washington Times-Water Cooler ^ | 2/9/10 | Kerry Picket
    The National Organization's for Women's (NOW) attack on the Tebow Super Bowl ad as glorifying violence appears odd at first, but it is not unexpected coming from an organization like theirs. It is common, in fact, for liberal feminists groups to help institute mandatory arrest laws and primary aggressor doctrines in the area of domestic violence. Take for example how the Department of Public Safety's Maine Criminal Justice Academy instructs their police officers who to arrest in different domestic disputes. It is important to keep in mind the examples are written in a bias fashion in favor of the woman's...
  • Newspapers Blast NOW for Saying Tebow Ad Promotes Domestic Violence

    02/09/2010 10:49:29 AM PST · by julieee · 33 replies · 1,205+ views ^ | February 9, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Newspapers Blast NOW for Saying Tebow Ad Promotes Domestic Violence Washington, DC -- Just as they defended the pro-life Tim Tebow commercial before it aired during the Super Bowl, newspaper columnists are defending the commercial from the latest attack by the pro-abortion National Organization for Women (NOW) claiming it promoted domestic violence.
  • Why are those Super Bowl ad execs so mad at women?

    02/09/2010 7:33:55 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 73 replies · 1,794+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | February 9, 2010 | Lauren Beckham Falcone
    Mad Men sure are angry at women. Advertising execs unleashed their fury Sunday night, one lady-hating Super Bowl commercial at a time. From Bridgestone tires to Dodge cars to Bud Light, it was bros vs. hos on the boob tube, with ads depicting women as spine-stealing nags.
  • Feminists are a Bunch of Irrational Ninnies

    02/09/2010 6:40:11 AM PST · by FreeManDC · 10 replies · 562+ views
    Renew America ^ | February 7, 2010 | Carey Roberts
    I've been waiting all day to unload this, so sit down and get ready for a good belly-laugh... Remember Susan Estrich? She was Michael Dukakis' campaign manager for his disastrous presidential run in 1988. But washed-up liberals don't shrivel up and blow away, they reinvent themselves as pundits and news analysts. Apparently Ms. Estrich, the Grand-Dame of feminist victimology, has taken great offense at Apple Computer's decision to name its newest electronic gizmo, iPad. So last week she penned a column called "The Value of Diversity." Blazing away with her gendered six-shooter, Estrich issued this scathing pronouncement: "Is there a...
  • NOW tackles Palin over Tebow ad

    01/28/2010 5:00:40 PM PST · by AKReportz · 25 replies · 954+ views
    The National Organization for Women is firing back at former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who blasted the group earlier this week for calling on CBS to pull a Super Bowl ad featuring Tim Tebow.
  • Exclusive: General Backs Off on Court Martials for Pregnant Soldiers

    12/22/2009 8:41:51 AM PST · by BradtotheBone · 36 replies · 993+ views
    ABC News ^ | Dec. 22, 2009 | LUIS MARTINEZ and SARAH NETTER
    An Army general in Iraq backed away from his threat today to court martial female soldiers who get pregnant. "I see absolutely no circumstance where I would punish a female soldier by court martial for a violation ... none," Maj. Gen. Anthony Cucolo III wrote to ABC News in an exclusive statement. " I fully intend to handle these cases through lesser disciplinary action." Cucolo triggered debate, some of it angry, when his Nov. 4 policy forbidding pregnancy among his soldiers became public recently. His policy statement said violation of the rule could be punishable by court martial, and that...
  • email from NOW gang, bashing McDonnell to raise $$ (BARF ALERT)

    11/05/2009 11:35:03 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 12 replies · 903+ views
    Dear xxxx xxxxxx, The elections held Tuesday should open all of our eyes. Please meet the new Governor of Virginia: [The] " dynamic new trend of working women and feminists ... is ultimately detrimental to the family." You read that right -- the new Governor of Virginia thinks working women are "detrimental" to the family. If you're scared that it might get worse in 2010 -- and you should be -- well, I have a way you can help fight these right-wing extremists who'd like to take over our government. NOW is committed to making sure women's voices are heard...
  • NOW president troubled by Obamas all-male sports outings

    10/26/2009 5:32:11 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 26 replies · 839+ views
    Hot Air ^ | October 25, 2009 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Shhhh. No comments required. Just savor it. Relationships get built in those more informal settings, ONeill told ABC News, and the relationships have a huge impact on the influence an individual has. We know what happens when we segregated whether it by race or whether it by gender you end up with 1st class citizens and you end up with 2nd class citizens. ONeill told ABC News Mike Callahan, we need to see the White House leading the way for desegregating the work places all around the country and it is troubling. Its extremely important now especially for the...
  • Kan. abortion rights group rebuilds after shooting (Tiller)

    07/18/2009 7:06:26 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies · 712+ views
    Hays Daily News ^ | 7/17/2009
    Abortion rights activists are working to rebuild a coalition in Kansas following the death of one of the nation's few late-term abortion providers and the closure of his political action committee. Dr. George Tiller was shot and killed May 31 at his church, and his family has since closed his Wichita clinic. ProKanDo, the political action committee he founded and funded, was closed in mid-June upon the request of the Tiller family, its former director, Julie Burkhart said. But even before his closure of ProKanDo, the political action committee had been struggling to find someone in Kansas willing to take...
  • Oh my: NOW inducts Letterman into its Media Hall of Shame (Who woulda thunk?)

    06/12/2009 12:38:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies · 1,645+ views
    Hotair | 6/12/2009 | Allahpundit
    Credit where credits due. --------------------------------------------------------- Comedians in search of a laugh should really know better than to snicker about men having sex with teenage girls (or young women) less than half their age. The sexualization of girls and women in the media is reaching new lows these days it is exploitative and has a negative effect on how all women and girls are perceived and how they view themselves. Letterman also joked about what he called Palins slutty flight attendant look yet another example of how the media love to focus on a woman politicians appearance, especially as...
  • Letterman "Jokes" About Palin's Daughter (Voted into NOW Hall of Shame - Hell Freezes Over)

    06/11/2009 4:33:58 PM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 154 replies · 9,271+ views
    National Organization for Women (NOW) ^ | June 11, 2009 | National Organization for Women (NOW)
    Letterman voted into NOW Hall of Shame: After two nights of "jokes" at the expense of Palin and her family, Letterman tried to explain himself and offer something of an apology. On his June 10 show, Letterman said he was referring to Palin's 18-year-old daughter, Bristol -- not the 14-year-old daughter who actually accompanied Palin on her New York trip. Letterman said "I recognize that these are ugly" jokes. NOW agrees. Comedians in search of a laugh should really know better than to snicker about men having sex with teenage girls (or young women) less than half their age. The...
  • When Rape Fantasies Involve Conservative Women, Feminists Are Silent

    06/10/2009 10:51:03 PM PDT · by bdeaner · 44 replies · 2,986+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | 6/9/09 | Melissa Clouthier
    Who is worse? The father molesting the daughter, or the mother who knows and looks the other way? The man raping the girl in the alleyway, or the passive bystander who neither stops the attack nor calls the police? The mother beating her children, or the husband who goes to work and leaves the children with her? Who is worse? The abuser, the attacker is worse. But we are revulsed and disgusted by the people who aid and abet and ignore the perpetrators, and rightly so. Last week, ten women were the subject of a cyber-rape. That is, without their...
  • NOW Identifies Murder of Dr. George Tiller As Domestic Terrorism, Calls for Action from.......

    05/31/2009 3:13:44 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 114 replies · 4,143+ views
    NOW Identifies Murder of Dr. George Tiller As Domestic Terrorism, Calls for Action from Justice Department and Homeland Security Statement of NOW President Kim Gandy June 1, 2009 Women across the country have lost a champion today. The cold-blooded murder of Dr. George Tiller this morning in church is a stark reminder that women's bodies are still a battleground, and health care professionals are on the frontlines. This kind man and skilled doctor braved blockades, harassment, assault, and countless threats, including an attempted murder in 1993 when he was shot in both arms. He knew his life was in constant...
  • NOW Prez Admits: Sotomayor 'Very Progressive'

    05/26/2009 6:49:31 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 42 replies · 2,162+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Dont take a conservatives word for it. No less a left-wing authority than Kim Gandy of NOW has let Sonia Sotomayors liberal cat out of the bag . . . Gandy today described PBOs pick for the Supreme Court as very progressive. The NOW honcho was a guest on this evenings Ed Show. She was preceded by senior PBO adviser Valerie Jarrett, who danced furiously away from the liberal label. But then came Gandy, who gave the game away. View video here.
  • With Ugly Sexism of Rush Limbaugh Right-Wingers, Republicans Have Lost Women for Good

    05/22/2009 8:37:39 AM PDT · by melt · 193 replies · 10,406+ views
    usnews& ^ | 5/19/09 | Bonnie Erbe
    Take a gander at the YouTube video embedded below, produced and posted online by Media Matters for America, a progressive media watchdog group. Or if you have more important things to do (and I don't blame you) than to watch this venom-spewing performance by a pompous parade of right-wing male commentators, let me describe it to you. A video cavalcade of pompous, annoying, thoroughly unattractive, low-brow guys poke fun at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's recent clarifications of her position on what she knew (about the Bush administration's use of torture) and when she knew it.
  • NOW and Senator Webb(VA) pushing for more Bennies for Federal Workers

    03/07/2009 11:08:15 AM PST · by Maelstorm · 12 replies · 649+ views ^ | 3/5/2009 |
    Paid Parental Leave Urge Senators to Support This First StepAsk your senators to support upcoming legislation to guarantee federal workers four weeks of paid parental leave for a new child, as a first step toward universal paid leave.Action Needed:Providing paid leave to parents is only fair to working families who need to both care for a new family member as well as maintain an income. Most industrialized nations have provided paid parental leave for decades.Paid parental leave for 2.7 million federal workers can be the model that we can work to achieve for the rest of the country. This important...
  • NOW's Statement on the Buffalo beheading

    02/18/2009 3:16:02 PM PST · by slomark · 24 replies · 1,889+ views
    The statement on Buffalo Beheading by the National Organization of Women.
  • NOW and wife-beheading: an issue for the states.

    02/18/2009 1:28:44 PM PST · by george76 · 22 replies · 1,818+ views
    wsj ^ | FEBRUARY 18, 2009 | JAMES TARANTO
    Yesterday we noted the horrible story of 37-year-old Aasiya Hassan of Orchard Park, N.Y., who last week was beheaded and whose husband, Muzzammil, has been charged with her murder. We wondered what the National Organization for Women had to say about this, but couldn't find a word on, the group's Web site. It turns out, however, that a different Web site,, on Monday posted a strong statement on the subject: NOW New York State is horrified that Erie County DA, Frank A. SeditaII , has referred to this ghastly crime as "the worst form of domestic violence possible."...
  • Don't Look NOW: Man allegedly beheads wife. Feminists shrug.

    02/17/2009 10:22:40 PM PST · by Steelfish · 20 replies · 984+ views
    Wall St. Journal ^ | February 17, 2009
    Don't Look NOW Man allegedly beheads wife. Feminists shrug. By JAMES TARANTO Last week the National Organization for Women issued a press release on an important topic: The recent arrest of R&B star Chris Brown, who reportedly assaulted and threatened singer Rihanna, preventing her participation in the Grammys, has brought the ever-present issue of violence against women into the public spotlight once again. "Everyone is talking about this case because it involves two popular recording artists, but the sad reality is that domestic violence and dating violence happen every day, even among young teens, and the impact is both far-reaching...
  • NOW Cheers Repeal of Global Gag Rule As First Step toward Worldwide Reproductive Justice

    01/23/2009 4:32:09 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 12 replies · 183+ views
    NOW Cheers Repeal of Global Gag Rule As First Step toward Worldwide Reproductive Justice January 23, 2009 "President Obama took the side of justice today," said NOW President Kim Gandy. "For eight years the Global Gag Rule has forced international family planning organizations to make an impossible choice between providing comprehensive reproductive health care, and receiving funds that enable them to help women in need. Women around the world have died as a result of this heartless policy." President Ronald Reagan first instituted the rule, officially known as the Mexico City Policy, in 1984. The policy requires that non-governmental organizations...
  • Why some women's groups are miffed at Obama

    12/22/2008 6:11:17 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 27 replies · 887+ views ^ | December 22, 2008 | Jessica Yellin
    CHICAGO, Illinois (CNN) -- What's made up of five women, four African-Americans, three Latinos, two Republicans and two Asians, including a Nobel Prize winner? The answer: President-elect Barack Obama's Cabinet. Obama is taking the big-tent approach to governing and wanted a Cabinet that stretches the tent wide. "I think people will feel that we followed through on our commitment to make sure that this is not only an administration that is diverse ethnically, but it's also diverse politically and it's diverse in terms of people's life experience," Obama said December 16. It might be diverse, but not everyone is happy....
  • Women's advocacy groups endorse Carolyn Maloney for Clinton's Senate seat

    12/05/2008 3:07:24 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 22 replies · 528+ views
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 4, 2008 | Michael A. Harris
    The National Organization for Women (NOW) Political Action Committee and the Feminist Majority Political Action Committee Thursday announced their endorsement of Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D - Manhattan) for appointment to the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D). "Senator Hillary Clinton leaves big shoes to fill, and Carolyn Maloney has what it takes. She knows how to tackle big issues and is willing to take on entrenched interests," said Kim Gandy, president of NOW. "She is a tireless advocate for her constituents, and one of the most effective legislators in the House." "I have worked with many...
  • Why the States Did Not Prosecute Women for Abortion

    10/24/2008 1:17:06 PM PDT · by victim soul · 26 replies · 687+ views
    Americans United for Life ^ | 10.22.08 | Clarke D. Forsythe
    Clarke D. Forsythe AUL Senior Counsel Introduction The political claimthat women were or will be prosecuted or jailed under abortion lawshas been made so frequently by Planned Parenthood, NARAL, and NOW over the past 40 years that it has become an urban legend. It shows the astonishing power of contemporary media to make a complete falsehood into a truism. For 30 years, abortion advocates have claimedwithout any evidence and contrary to the well-documented practice of ALL 50 statesthat women were jailed before Roe and would be jailed if Roe falls (or if state abortion prohibitions are reinstated). This claim rests...
  • In rare endorsement, NOW backs Obama-Biden

    09/17/2008 7:26:33 AM PDT · by flowerplough · 48 replies · 157+ views ^ | 17 Sept | Lynne Harris
    The National Organization for Women -- citing Obama's commitment to reproductive justice, pay equity, ending violence against women (Hi, Biden), and keeping marauding crackpots off the Supreme Court -- has endorsed the Obama-Biden ticket, and yes, this is actually news. NOW has not endorsed a presidential candidate in the general election since 1984, and no, that had nothing to do with Geraldine Ferraro. According to NOW president Kim Gandy -- who talked to Broadsheet late Tuesday about the group's decision -- NOW endorsed Walter Mondale in the primary, back "when he was still fighting it out with Gary Hart and...
  • Faced with Palin, Women's Groups to Turn to Obama

    09/16/2008 8:02:33 PM PDT · by markomalley · 43 replies · 190+ views
    Washington comPost ^ | 9/16/2008 | Lois Romano
    Clearly worried about the impact Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has had on the presidential race, the Obama campaign stepped up its efforts to court women this week, recruiting Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton to join Sen. Joe Biden for a taped webcast answering questions from women, announcing a list of high profile women who are endorsing Sen. Barack Obama and releasing a tough anti-McCain ad targeting women. On Monday, as part of his "Women's Week of Action," Obama held a conference call with female supporters to outline the issues he will bring to the forefront in the weeks ahead, such as...
  • Palin pick pushes US women's group to back Obama [Barf Alert]

    09/16/2008 10:13:08 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 57 replies · 529+ views
    AFP / Yahoo News ^ | September 16, 2008 | AFP
    The National Organization for Women (NOW) said Tuesday it had been pushed by the Republicans pick of Sarah Palin as vice presidential nominee to back Democrat Barack Obama for the White House. "NOW is going to be endorsing the Obama-Biden ticket," NOW head Kim Gandy told National Public Radio (NPR), referring to Obama and his running mate Joseph Biden. The 500,000-strong women's movement, which "very, very rarely endorses in a general election", broke with its tradition of neutrality after "the addition of Sarah Palin gave us a new sense of urgency," said Gandy. "She is being portrayed as a supporter...
  • Sarah Palin: A Liberated Woman

    09/08/2008 3:29:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies · 148+ views ^ | September 8, 2008 | Karin Agness
    Governor Sarah Palin has grown up in a world full of open doors. She was born on February 11, 1964. By the time she entered middle school, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 had been passed which prohibited discrimination against women in educational activities (including athletics) receiving federal funds. By the time she entered high school, the Supreme Court had decided Roe v. Wade. By the time she graduated from college, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which prohibited employment discrimination based on sex and the Equal Pay Act which prohibited women from being paid...
  • The Wrong Kind of Woman? -- NOW's crusade against Sarah Palin.

    08/31/2008 6:54:51 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 72 replies · 270+ views
    Daily Standard ^ | August 31, 2008 | Kenneth G. Davenport
    Less than 24 hours after the historic selection of Sarah Palin as John McCain's running mate, a quick perusal of the National Organization of Women (NOW) website provides a telling window into the world of feminist politics. NOW is the largest feminist organization in the United States, claiming over 500,000 contributing members in over 500 local and campus affiliates. Its self-stated purpose is to "take action to bring women into full participation in society--sharing equal rights, responsibilities and opportunities with men, while living free from discrimination". You might think that a woman being nominated to become vice president of the...
  • Not Every Woman Supports Women's Rights (NOW's statement about Palin)

    08/29/2008 11:48:17 AM PDT · by Tarantulas · 103 replies · 271+ views
    National Organization for Women ^ | August 29, 2008 | Kim Gandy
    Not Every Woman Supports Women's Rights August 29, 2008 Statement of NOW PAC Chair Kim Gandy on the Selection of Sarah Palin as John McCain's Vice Presidential Pick Sen. John McCain's choice of Alaska governor Sarah Palin as his running mate is a cynical effort to appeal to disappointed Hillary Clinton voters and get them to vote, ultimately, against their own self-interest. Gov. Palin may be the second woman vice-presidential candidate on a major party ticket, but she is not the right woman. Sadly, she is a woman who opposes women's rights, just like John McCain. The fact that Palin...
  • Now's Response to Palin

    08/29/2008 2:04:23 PM PDT · by TheRedSoxWinThePennant · 131 replies · 452+ views ^ | NOWtoday
    August 29, 2008 Statement of NOW PAC Chair Kim Gandy on the Selection of Sarah Palin as John McCain's Vice Presidential Pick Sen. John McCain's choice of Alaska governor Sarah Palin as his running mate is a cynical effort to appeal to disappointed Hillary Clinton voters and get them to vote, ultimately, against their own self-interest. Gov. Palin may be the second woman vice-presidential candidate on a major party ticket, but she is not the right woman. Sadly, she is a woman who opposes women's rights, just like John McCain. The fact that Palin is a mother of five who...
  • Not Every Woman Supports Women's Rights

    08/29/2008 12:11:26 PM PDT · by rface · 35 replies · 176+ views
    National Asociation of Gals ( NAGS ) ^ | 8.29.08 | NAG PAC Chair Kim Gandy
    Sen. John McCain's choice of Alaska governor Sarah Palin as his running mate is a cynical effort to appeal to disappointed Hillary Clinton voters and get them to vote, ultimately, against their own self-interest. Gov. Palin may be the second woman vice-presidential candidate on a major party ticket, but she is not the right woman. Sadly, she is a woman who opposes women's rights, just like John McCain. The fact that Palin is a mother of five who has a 4-month-old baby, a woman who is juggling work and family responsibilities, will speak to many women. But will Palin speak...
  • Rush In a Hurry - July 22, 2008

    07/22/2008 2:35:30 PM PDT · by Vision · 9 replies · 129+ views
    Rush In A Hurry Show Notes ^ | 7/22/08 | Rush Limbaugh
    On Today’s Show... Show Highlight: Obama can't, uh, get, uh, more than -- than two words, uh, you know, out when he's, uh, off the teleprompter. We played a 46-second montage of his uhs and ums, along with his many vapid responses. (Rush 24/7 Members: Listen Here) Podcast Special: When Rush learned the Uh Montage was only a fraction of the supposedly eloquent Obama's stammers, he ordered them all strung together. It took over two hours to edit and runs 7:34 -- with no repeats! It was too long to play on air, so we've prepared this special podcast....
  • The lady prefers 'congressman' (NAGS angry @ Marsha Blackburn R-TN & she's NOT GUILTY!)

    04/18/2008 2:55:37 PM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies · 172+ views ^ | 4/15/08 | HELENA ANDREWS
    The lady prefers 'congressman'By HELENA ANDREWS | 4/15/08 8:56 PM EST Blackburn signs her official correspondence with "congressman." Photo: John Shinkle In any other office, it wouldnt sound as strange: OK, let me grab the congressman. Hold on. But in this office it does, seeing as how the congressman is Marsha Blackburn, a Republican U.S. representative from Tennessee, who since joining the delegation in 2003 has preferred the masculine form of the title. Its not something I see as a big deal, said Blackburn, 55, the only female member of the Tennessee delegation, emphasizing that shes not trying to make...
  • PHOTO THAT HAS WOMEN FURIOUS (Mod Note, Do not post image in thread re copyright)

    01/30/2008 1:03:29 PM PST · by presidio9 · 179 replies · 261+ views
    New York Post ^ | January 30, 2008 | GEOFF EARLE
    From the looks of this photo, new pals Ted Kennedy and Barack Obama are enjoying an old-boys'-club moment at the Capitol - and women are fuming at the power pair's snub of Hillary Rodham Clinton just a few feet way. PHOTO GALLERY: Hillary Snubbed Some female leaders, in fact, are calling the apparently contemptuous stare-down - which took place before the State of the Union Address Monday night - downright sexist. "In general, they've been disre spectful, and I think that women voters are going to get very tired of seeing that," said Marsha Pappas, who heads the New York...
  • Gender-baiting, here and NOW

    01/29/2008 8:21:52 AM PST · by fweingart · 29 replies · 124+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | January 29th 2008 | Bill Hammond
    Marcia Pappas will probably consider me a male chauvinist pig for saying this, but her attack on Sen. Edward Kennedy yesterday was idiotic and suggests she is unfit to lead her organization. Pappas, president of the New York State chapter of the National Organization for Women, accused Kennedy of committing the "ultimate betrayal" of women everywhere. And what was his heinous offense, pray tell? Advocating reversal of Roe vs. Wade? Calling for repeal of women's suffrage? Supporting female circumcision? No. Endorsing Sen. Barack Obama for President instead of Sen. Hillary Clinton. "He's joined the list of progressive white men who...
  • NOW - NY Slams Ted

    01/28/2008 4:41:00 PM PST · by Bubba_Leroy · 52 replies · 93+ views
    Times Union ^ | January 28, 2008 | National Organization of Gals
    The National Organization for Womens New York chapter issued a scathing reaction to Sen. Ted Kennedys endorsement of Barack Obama over Hillary Clinton. Actually, the word scathing feels inadequate here. Read for yourself: Women have just experienced the ultimate betrayal. Senator Kennedys endorsement of Hillary Clintons opponent in the Democratic presidential primary campaign has really hit women hard. Women have forgiven Kennedy, stuck up for him, stood by him, hushed the fact that he was late in his support of Title IX, the ERA, the Family Leave and Medical Act to name a few. Women have buried their anger that...
  • (NOW press release!) Psychological Gang Bang of Hillary is Proof We Need a Woman President

    01/28/2008 12:13:49 PM PST · by doug from upland · 136 replies · 359+ views
    NOW cows ^ | orig 1-11-08 | Marcia Pappas
    PRESS RELEASES Psychological Gang Bang of Hillary is Proof We Need a Woman President January 11, 2008 by Marcia Pappas, President NOW - New York State We've all witnessed scenarios where, on the playground little girls are being taunted by little boys while both girls and boys stand idle, afraid to speak up or even cheering. Or, in the workplace males tease young and older female co-workers; make obscene gestures, inappropriate comments, laughing and expecting (often correctly) that everyone will join in. Then there was that movie where Jodie Foster portrayed the true story of woman who was ganged raped...