53 posts tagged women
According to FOX Business no women are “just right.”
And there is no other option, because this is Fox’s world (and we’re just living too aggressively or too feebly in it).
Via Gail Korn
Victims of Amherst College’s rape cover-ups and the disgusting things said to them
Photographs by Jisoo Lee
Project by It Happens Here — Dana Bolger, Kinjal Patel, Sonum Dixit
“They kept saying they wanted an Oprah-style town hall format, so that probably had something to do with them choosing a black woman. I was told in my earpiece by a producer, ‘Go interview the lady in the green dress on the left, and now the man in the red sweater.’ I had no control over the questions that were asked, or who asked, or in what order. I was like a traffic cop.” - Former ABC News Anchor Carole Simpson, on moderating the 1992 presidential debate. [via HuffPo’s Laura Bassett]
Tonight’s debate moderator, Candy Crowley, is only the second woman to moderate a presidential debate. And there’s a critical, oft ignored foot note here: both woman will have hosted “town hall” style debates, meaning neither woman has written her own questions for the debate.
Luckily, Candy Crowley’s role is more prominent than Simpson’s role was in 1992: Crowley has received questions in advance from audience members and she will choose which audience members to call on. This is an improvement from 10 years ago, but four years from now, we deserve to see what we’ve seen from Gwen Ifill and Martha Raddatz during the vice presidential debates - a fair and decisive female moderator whose experience qualifies her to write her own questions for a presidential debate.
[photo via blackamericaweb.com]
“This contraception fight in particular was illuminating. It was like being in a time machine. Republicans in Congress were going so far as to say an employer should be able to have a say in the health care decisions of its female employees. And I’m always puzzled by this. This is a party that says it prides itself on being rabidly anti-regulation. These are folks who claim to believe in freedom from government interference and meddling. But it doesn’t seem to bother them when it comes to women’s health.
Now we’ve got governors and legislatures across the river in Virginia, up the road in Pennsylvania, all across the country saying that women can’t be trusted to make your own decisions. They’re pushing and passing bills forcing women to get ultrasounds, even if they don’t want one. If you don’t like it, the governor of Pennsylvania said you can ‘close your eyes.’ It’s a quote.
It’s appalling. It’s offensive. It’s out of touch. And when it comes to what’s going on out there, you’re not going to close your eyes. Women across America aren’t closing their eyes. As long as I’m President, I won’t either. The days of male politicians controlling the health care decisions of our wives and our mothers, and our daughters and our sisters, that needs to come to an end.” - President Obama, at the Women’s Leadership Forum, April 2012