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What You Need to Know About the War on Women [Sex in the News]


It’s a phrase that we’ve been hearing a lot lately. The “War on Women,” a battle that is sweeping across America, pushing women back decades. Both democrats and republicans have been accused of waging a war on women. This week things took an interesting turn when Hilary Rosen questioned Ann Romney’s ability to relate to women in America because she’d “never worked a day in her life.” Michelle Obama, jumped to Ann Romney’s defense, and Rosen was quickly denounced as she does not have any affiliation with the Obama campaign. As I’m no expert on American politics — I am, after all, Canadian — I thought I’d roundup some of the internet chatter about the “War on Women,” which really is just a fight to win over female voters. (A fight which Obama currently appears to be winning.)

  • Slate political columnist, David Weigel, has declared “The War on Women is Over” following Rosengate
  •  On the Washington Post‘s “She the People” blog, Delia Lloyd wrote about Romney’s camp’s claims that women have lost a higher percentage of jobs during the recession under Obama
  • A new attack ad from Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett saying that he is concerned for “all women of Wisconsin” because of Governor Scott Walker’s repeal of the Equal Pay Enforcement Act
  • On the Washington Post‘s “The Fact Checker” blog, Josh Hicks checked Romney’s campaign message saying “If you’re a stay-at-home mom, the Democrats have a message for you: You’ve never worked a day in your life.” 
  • Jezebel has their take on when “Mitt and Ann Romney Accidentally Tell Us What They Really Think of the War on Women

What’s your take on the “War on Women?” What have you been reading about it?

Leah is one assignment away from her Bachelor of Journalism at Ryerson University in Toronto. When she’s not working on the Ryerson Review of Journalism she’s baking tasty cupcakes and hunting for a job (hopefully that pays). Follow her @Elleandbee.

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