For years, Democratic Party leaders have attacked Republicans for waging a “war on women.” Now a former spokesman for the Democratic National Committee — and Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign — is denouncing that rhetoric as “overly incendiary,” “not true,” and part of why Americans hate politics.
"I intend to vote with my vagina." Have you ever read a more squirm-inducing sentence than that? It appeared in a pro-Hillary piece in Dame magazine, written by a person with a vagina who intends to vote for Clinton because she also has a vagina. -Brendan O'Neill
It seems many students at the University of Washington can’t think of any reason why they should vote for Hillary Clinton in 2016 — other than her gender. Campus Reform headed to Seattle, Wash., and asked several college students if they were “ready for Hillary” and why they would vote for her. “She’s a woman, and that’s literally all,” one female student told Campus Reform. “Because it’s time we have a female president,” another woman said.
Liberal, Hate, Oops, Feminism, Tolerance, Sexism, Diversity, Bigotry
McCaskill said that, as a member of this caucus, she wants more women to run for office, “but equally important is encouraging more men to sometimes just shut the hell up.” “It’s not that women don’t value your thoughts, it’s just that we don’t value all of them,” she added.
Liberal, Narrative, Oops, Feminism, Sexism, Pc
More than half of female Marines in boot camp can't do three pullups, the minimum standard that was supposed to take effect with the new year, prompting the Marine Corps to delay the requirement, part of the process of equalizing physical standards to integrate women into combat jobs... Military brass has said repeatedly that physical standards won't be lowered to accommodate female applicants.
Democrat, Hypocrisy, Liberal, Character, Oops, Feminism, Sexism, Stereotyping, Bigotry
Women would do a better job than men of solving the current government stalemate, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) said on Monday -- because "a woman doesn't want to ruin the person on the other side of the aisle or the table." "If we put all the women, Republican and Democrat, in the House together, the consensus from all of us is that we would get this done in a few hours," Wasserman Schultz -- the head of the Democratic National Committee -- told MSNBC's "Morning Joe."
Democrat, Hypocrisy, Liberal, Obama, Character, Financial, Oops, Feminism, Sexism
According to an analysis of salary data from the “2013 Annual Report to Congress on White House Staff,” the 228 female employees in the Obama White House are being paid a median annual salary of $65,000, compared to a median annual salary of nearly $75,000 for the 231 male White House staffers... In other words, females working in the Obama White House are paid less than 87 cents for every dollar paid to male staffers. -Dr. Mark J. Perry
Democrat, Hypocrisy, Election, Hate, Character, Misogyny, Sexism, Assault
A Democratic state lawmaker says some of his colleagues told him to keep quiet allegations of sexual harassment and assault against a fellow legislator to protect the party's majority in upcoming elections. After WFPL News reported the accusations against state Rep. John Arnold, D-Sturgis, early Wednesday, Rep. Tom Riner, D-Louisville, took to the House floor to speak out against what he described as a culture of intimidation and sexism in the legislature.
Hypocrisy, Liberal, Sex, Sexism
A controversial Queens statue, featured as an "Eyesore Next Door" in the Daily News, should be sold through an online classifieds site, according to a group of elected officials. U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner said the city should ditch the statue, "Triumph of Civic Virtue," because it is "sexist."
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Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., said here too there is a key difference between how men and women express their personal and political ambitions. "I think the thing is, is that every man wakes up in the morning and looks in the mirror and says, 'I could be president.' I think every woman looks in the mirror and says, 'What can I get done for my country today?' "
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Feinstein said that women are more effective working in Congress because of these traits that they bring to the table. "We're less on testosterone," Feinstein said. "We don't have that need to always be confrontational. And I think we're problem solvers, and I think that's what this country needs." Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, agreed. "Maybe it is the testosterone that you speak to, Dianne, or the ego that is attached there.
The economists hadn’t reckoned on the fact that 93 percent of the HR staffers deciding whether to call in someone for an interview were female. It turns out that HR women (who also tend to be young and single and hence still in the dating market for men) are eager to meet with handsome men. But they’re jealous of beautiful women. So your business is losing out on talented people (and wasting time with untalented ones) based on their looks.
Democrat, Hypocrisy, Liberal, Obama, Character, Degeneracy, Oops, Adult, Sexism
In the newly emerging affidavits, one of the employees claimed that in October 2009, while in a discussion about Halloween plans, the individual witnessed Barr turn to a senior ICE employee and say: “You a sexy” (expletive deleted). “She then looked at his crotch and asked, ‘How long is it anyway?’” according to the affidavit... The affidavit went on to say: “During this party, Suzanne Barr approached me and offered to” perform oral sex.
Democrat, Hypocrisy, Liberal, Obama, Character, Degeneracy, Oops, Adult, Sexism
Meet Dora Schriro. She used to work at the Department of Homeland Security under Janet Napolitano. She currently oversees prisons in Michael Bloomberg’s New York. Both Barr and Schriro are named offenders in the growing sex scandal within Napolitano’s Department of Homeland Security. DHS has gone from angrily denying that it has a sex scandal, to putting government workers on “voluntary” leave.
Democrat, Hypocrisy, Character, Tolerance, Sexism, Diversity
A second employee at US Immigration and Customs Enforcement is suing Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano over claims his career was curtailed due to anti-male bias at the agency. Jason Mount alleges in court papers that he was denied 43 promotions because he’s a white male and that he took a lower-grade job because of “how serious the discrimination and retaliation had become,” according to The New York Post.
Democrat, Hypocrisy, Liberal, Smears, Tolerance, Sexism, Diversity
A blistering federal discrimination suit accuses agency honcho Janet Napolitano of turning the department into a female-run “frat house” where male staffers were banished to the bathrooms and routinely humiliated. James Hayes Jr., who now is New York’s top Homeland Security cop, claims Napolitano filled top spots in Washington, D.C., with two of her gal pals who were bent on tormenting male employees. The suit identified them as Dora Schriro, who is now running the city Department of Correction, and Suzanne Barr, the chief of staff for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Soon after Schriro and Barr were hired in January 2009, male staffers were treated like lapdogs, Hayes claims. Barr “moved the entire contents of the offices of three employees, including name plates, computers and telephones, to the men’s bathroom at ICE headquarters,” the suit says.
Are you OK with not being the first person school calls when your child is sick? Are you willing to leave home before the kids are up and come home after they are asleep? Would you travel two weeks out of every month even when your kids are young? Until women say yes to those questions at the same rate as men, the goal of workplace parity is both silly and impossible. -Naomi Schaefer Riley
Liberal, Hate, Misogyny, Feminism, Sexism, Bigotry
As skeptics, atheists and humanists prepare to gather for their largest meeting in Las Vegas this weekend, attendance by women is expected to be down significantly. Officials for The Amazing Meeting, or TAM, said Wednesday (July 11) that women would make up 31 percent of the 1,200 conference attendees, down from 40 percent the year before. Online forums have crackled with charges of sexism in TAM’s leadership and calls for the ouster of D.J. Grothe, the male president of the James Randi Educational Foundation, TAM’s organizer. In June, Rebecca Watson, a skeptic blogger and speaker, canceled her TAM appearance because, she said on her blog, she does “not feel welcome or safe.” Other nontheists -- both male and female -- have shared stories of unwanted sexual attention at nontheist gatherings, including propositions for sex and unwelcome touching. Chatter has ranged from calls for more women to attend nontheist events to personal attacks on prominent female skeptics for discussing harassment.
Hypocrisy, Liberal, Brilliance, Narrative, Sexism
We men just make bad decisions. We can't help it. We’re men. Women, on the other hand, do almost everything better. We’ve known this intuitively for a long time. If you didn’t, just ask your wife or your mother. But now there’s a raft of evidence that suggests women are better at everything — including investing.
Hypocrisy, Liberal, Narrative, Sexism
Two million fewer men graduated from college over the past decade than women. The performance gap in graduate school is even higher. Some of the decline in male performance may be genetic. The information age rewards people who mature early, who are verbally and socially sophisticated, who can control their impulses. Girls may, on average, do better at these things.
Democrat, Hypocrisy, Liberal, Obama, Character, Oops, Feminism, Sexism
Back in Pennsylvania in early April, Senator Barack Obama took some heat for calling a female factory worker “sweetie,” in Allentown. He did it again today at a Chrysler Plant in Sterling Heights, asking a reporter to “hold on one second there sweetie” when she asked, “How are you going to help the American auto workers?”
The notion that women in power function differently from men, more collaboratively and thus more effectively, has long been an intuitively appealing but empirically unproven theory. -"Women Are the Only Adults Left in Washington" -Jay Newton-Small, Time Magazine
The percentage of "deadbeat" moms is actually higher than that of dads who won't pay, even though mothers are more consistently awarded custody of children by the courts.
Hypocrisy, Character, Brilliance, Sexism
WASHINGTON — Sen. Patty Murray says that if Congress had more women, there might be a plan in place to deal with the nation's $15 trillion debt. While the supercommittee that she helped lead failed last month in its bid to offer a $1.2 trillion deficit-reduction plan, Murray says, "It may have come out very differently" if she hadn't been the only woman on the 12-member panel.
Liberal, Funny, Narrative, Oops, Sexism
When Chicago-Kent law professor Felice Batlan surveyed 142 legal secretaries at larger law firms in 2009, not one expressed a preference for working with a female partner.
Democrat, Hypocrisy, Editorial, Liberal, Obama, Feminism, Sexism
Nearly every professional woman has had the experience of saying something in a meeting, receiving no response, and then listening as a male colleague offers the same thought or suggestion minutes later to great acclaim. The first time it happens, she feels slightly foolish and is a little unsettled. Did I say that out loud or just in my head? Maybe he made the point better than I did. The second time it happens, she gets frustrated. The third time, she gets angry. Look at the senior women meeting with Obama in this White House photo at a dinner they called to discuss their invisibility. Look at their faces and body language. They are pissed off.
Democrat, Hypocrisy, Liberal, Obama, Feminism, Sexism
Friction about the roles of women in the Obama White House grew so intense during the first two years of the president’s tenure that he was forced to take steps to reassure senior women on his staff that he valued their presence and their input. At a dinner in November 2009, several senior female aides complained directly to the president that men enjoyed greater access to him and often muscled them out of key policy discussions.
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A new book claims that the Obama White House is a boys’ club marred by rampant infighting that has hindered the administration’s economic policy and left top female advisers feeling excluded from key conversations. In an excerpt obtained by The Post, a female senior aide to President Obama called the White House a hostile environment for women. “This place would be in court for a hostile workplace,” former White House communications director Anita Dunn is quoted as saying. “Because it actually fit all of the classic legal requirements for a genuinely hostile workplace to women.”
Liberal, Narrative, Sexism
They include more instances in which she said she hopes a "wise Latina" would reach a better decision than a man without that experience.