Why We Need Leslie Knope: What Her Election on ‘Parks and Rec’ Means for Women & Girls
Politics / TV / Women and Gender

Why We Need Leslie Knope: What Her Election on ‘Parks and Rec’ Means for Women & Girls

Originally published at Bitch Flicks as part of their Women in Politics in Film & TV Week. When I grow up, I want to be Leslie Knope. It’s no secret I love Parks and Rec. A female-fronted series with a hilarious ensemble cast that’s the most feminist show on TV? C’mon, how could I not? … Continue reading

Elizabeth Warren’s Fight for Women vs. Scott Brown’s Faux Pro-Choice Stance
Politics / Reproductive Rights / Women and Gender

Elizabeth Warren’s Fight for Women vs. Scott Brown’s Faux Pro-Choice Stance

Originally published at Fem2pt0. My home state of Massachusetts has never elected a woman to the U.S. Senate. But we have the chance to make history tomorrow by voting for Elizabeth Warren. Now I don’t vote for women merely because of their gender. Although I do believe we need more women in electoral office at … Continue reading

Ann Romney Tries Convincing Women GOP Supports Our Rights, GOP’s Misogyny Says Otherwise
Politics / Reproductive Rights / Women and Gender

Ann Romney Tries Convincing Women GOP Supports Our Rights, GOP’s Misogyny Says Otherwise

Originally published at Fem2pt0. The GOP is trying to pull off a magic trick. They are feverishly working to convince you they support women’s rights. Yesterday at a “Women for Mitt” rally, Ann Romney told women to “challenged women to ‘wake up’,” that Mitt Romney will be there for them, that he’s “attuned to their … Continue reading

Reproductive Rights / TV / Women and Gender

‘True Blood’ Asserts a Pro-Choice Reproductive Rights Message

Originally published at Bitch Flicks. | Warning: If you haven’t seen True Blood, Season 5, Episodes 10 and 11, spoilers ahead!! I’m pretty much hooked on True Blood. A sexy TV show with a female protagonist, female friendship, diverse and complex female characters, dreamy brooding men (eh, vampires) with tortured souls — what’s not to … Continue reading

Health / Politics / Reproductive Rights / Women and Gender

Anti-Choice Legislators Vote Today to Overturn Healthcare Reform

With the recent passage of the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) and with the Supreme Court upholding the legislation, you would think we could all breathe a sigh of relief. Ahhh, healthcare reform and healthcare coverage for all…right?? Nope. As soon as it passed, douchebag House legislators began furiously working to repeal it. Today (7/11), … Continue reading