- If you were lucky enough to not have (or sleep through) an abstinence only education in high school and wondered what you missed, wonder no more:
He said students drink the water while eating a snack and mixing some of their snack in the water. Then they exchange glasses. He asks them to drink the water, prompting students to say, "No, it looks nasty." "It's a way to show them that if they decided to be sexually active outside of a long-term committed relationship, they're putting themselves at risk," he said.
Because of course drinking backwash and having sex with a partner are exactly the same, and this will obviously both convince teenagers not to have sex AND not give girls serious issues about being "dirty."
- The man who fire bombed a Planned Parenthood office a few weeks ago will not be charged with domestic terrorism despite fitting the definition perfectly: the act is “dangerous to human life” and is “a violation of the criminal laws of the United States or of any State” and “appear[s] to be intended … to intimidate or coerce a civilian population.” Keep in mind we regularly charge members of the Animal Liberation Front with domestic Terrorism for trashing empty ski resorts, and we do it because that level of animal rights activism is considered fringe and extreme. So what does it say that the the same level of misogynistic anti-choice activism isn't?
- Meanwhile, Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman vetoed a proposal to restore Medicaid-funded prenatal care for undocumented immigrants. Now I'm trying to understand this decision. Not the inhumanity of denying anyone prenatal care, I'm frankly used to that from Republican elected officials. But Governor Heineman believes that life starts at conception, and when born in Nebraska the children of undocumented immigrants would be citizens. So in his own warped little worldview, isn't Governor Heineman denying health benefits to US citizens?
- Tennessee Republicans are moving forward with a bill that would criminalize "harming a fetus" if a woman miscarried at any point in her pregnancy. Which besides being insane, will be somewhat legally problematic given that roughly half of all conceptions don't end in a birth.
- Mitt Romney has never been good at talking to women.
- It wouldn't be an edition of the He-Man Woman Hater's Club Report without Rush Limbaugh having said something terrible: "Mrs. Clinton worked very hard her whole life...she has reached the pinnacle, and all she is is a secretary, of Defense, State, State, whatever. But still a secretary. The Left has the strangest definition of success."
- Florida Governor Rick Scott decided to celebrate Sexual Assualt Awareness Month by vetoing funding for 30 Rape Crisis Centers.
- Republican candidate for Senate in Missouri Sarah Steelman has never heard of the Violence Against Women Act.
- Meanwhile, Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant believes that Democrats "one mission in life is to abort children, is to kill children in the womb." Which is why he signed legislation forcing the state's sole abortion provider to close.
- And finally, Fox News' Greg Gutfeld thinks that the National Organization of Women isn't relevant because "women, have you, all the rights that, you know, they can shop."
Given all this, I can't imagine why anyone would think that Republicans are waging a War on Women.