Tag Archive | "Feminism"

Political Ambition and Women

Friday, March 16, 2012

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As part of my ongoing duties over at iVillage iVote during the 2012 election, I get to be part of some amazing video conversations, like this one with iVillage Chief Correspondent Kelly Wallace and author/activist Gloria Feldt.  We had …

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Explaining Political Birds and Bees to a 12-Year-Old

Thursday, March 15, 2012

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PunditGirl: Mom, why don’t you and dad like Rick Santorum? Me: Well, remember a couple of years ago, when we talked about how babies get made? PunditGirl: Yeah …. Me: And remember how you got …

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Which Sarah Palin Do You Prefer?

Friday, March 9, 2012

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Image via iStockPhoto/ GYI NSEA If you’re feeling a little rogue, get ready for more Mama Grizzly than you can stand because Sarah Palin is coming to multiple screens near you! As frustrated and conflicted Republicans are trying to choose …

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Limbaugh Isn’t the Only One Mocking Women

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

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Image via iStockPhoto/PeterPhoto There’s plenty of sexism and downright misogyny among talking heads and commentators to go around.  Neither the left not the right has a lock on who’s worse.  As many people, including myself, have called out Rush Limbaugh …

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Rush Limbaugh & The GOP: You Can’t Take Back “Slut”

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

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The last two news cycles have been filled with reports of  Rush Limbaugh’s  so-called “apology” to Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke.  No doubt, you’ve all heard by now that Limbaugh’s faulty understanding of how the birth control pill works …

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PunditMom Must-Reads of the Week

Sunday, March 4, 2012

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It’s hard not to get caught up in the whirlwind of the election cycle and the impending Super Tuesday contests.  But when I need a little break, I go looking for something to read that will get me centered …

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No Birth Control for You?

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

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I feel like I’m living in the time of Hester Prynne and her Scarlet Letter in light of the ongoing and escalating attacks on women’s health, especially when it comes to anything concerning our ‘lady parts.’  Some women on the …

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Dear Congress, We’re Not Stupid

Thursday, February 16, 2012

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  White guy, white guy, white guy, white guy with a yamulke, black guy. I don’t have an image I can show, but that’s how I would describe the witnesses invited to Capitol Hill by Republican Congressman Darrell Issa (also …

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Can Rick Santorum Fix His “Woman” Problem?

Monday, February 13, 2012

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If Rick Santorum wants women voters to support his presidential candidacy, he might want to stop talking about women. Soon. He’s clearly doing well with conservative Christian voters around the country, as his wins in Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri and Colorado …

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My Hillary Clinton Fantasy!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

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Image via www.state.gov/secretary/ Poor Hillary Clinton. She never gets a break when it comes to the political rumor mill. Will she run against President Obama in 2012? Did she say she wanted to retire from being Secretary of State in …

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Michele Bachmann is Out. Or Is She?

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

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Image via Wikimedia Commons/(CC) Gage Skidmore It was really just a matter of time until Michele Bachmann’s presidential race was over.  I had a sense that things were close when her children showed up with her on interviews right before …

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is Not a Sex Symbol

Friday, December 2, 2011

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Image via curvygirlguide.com So my friends over at the Curvy Girl Guide (if you haven’t checked them out, you MUST) brought this movie poster to my attention for the remake of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.  As Hollywood

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