Republican War on Women
War on Women is an expression in United States politics used to describe Republican Party initiatives that are seen as part of a wide-scale effort to restrict women's rights, especially reproductive rights. Prominent Democrats and feminists have used the phrase to criticize proponents of the laws as trying to force their social views and religious beliefs on a general public through legislation. The legislative initiatives covered by the expression can include access to reproductive health services, particularly birth control and abortion services; how violence against women is prosecuted; how rape is defined for purposes of public funding of abortion for rape victims; how workplace discrimination against women is treated; and litigation concerning equal pay for women.
While used in other contexts, and prior to 2010, it became a common message in American political discourse after the 2010 congressional elections. The term is often used when targeting policies that reduce or eliminate taxpayer funding for women's health organizations in attempts to restrict abortion subsidies, like Planned Parenthood. Other areas of concern include public funding and mandatory employer insurance coverage of such matters as contraception and sterilization. Proponents of the laws believe they have positive effects, such as protecting the right to life and freedom of religion.
The phrase and the concept have been criticized by Republicans, including the Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus, who described it as an over-simplified fiction advanced by Democrats and the media. Other Republicans countered that the rhetoric was used as a distraction from President Barack Obama and the Democrats' handling of the economy. In August 2012, Todd Akin's controversial comments regarding pregnancy and rape sparked a renewed focus on the concept in the media. Recently, Republicans have tried to turn the phrase against Democrats by using it to argue hypocrisy for not critiquing sex scandals of members within their Party, who have cheated, sexted, and harassed women.

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War on Women - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Gop War on Women - Huffington Post
To engage in a conversation about reproductive health with a NCGA-ordained physician, women must first scale the face of a 2,000-foot-tall cliff while singing ...
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Is There a Republican 'War on Women'? | Debate Club | US News ...
According to recent polls, Barack Obama is trouncing Mitt Romney nationally among likely female voters, and many have pointed to the supposed Republican  ...
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Proof of the GOP War on Women - PoliticusUSA
Conservatives like to pretend there is no war on women, so PoliticusUSA developed a running list of legislation to prove that there is indeed a war on women.
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PETITION: Stop the Republican War on Women | DCCC
One Million Strong Against the Republican War on Women. House Republicans have launched an all-out war on women since taking the Speaker's gavel. In the  ...
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Top 10 Shocking Attacks from the GOP's War on Women
Stop the Republican War on Women. Redefining rape. Attacking the right to choose. Belitting victims of violence. The Republicans are on a rampage attacking ...
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GOP's economic war on women about to explode - Salon.com
Sep 25, 2013 ... But can feminists put the power of the women's vote behind a populist economic agenda? They're about to try.
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Nov 22, 2013 ... The new chair of Washington state's Republican party accused her colleagues this week of playing into the "war on women" narrative against ...
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State GOP chair Susan Hutchison cites 'war on women' in pay-raise ...
Nov 20, 2013 ... Susan Hutchison, the new chair of the state Republican party, gets a salary of about $75000 a year — substantially less than the $95000 ...
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Oct 22, 2012 ... The University of Michigan violated its 501(c)3 tax status by supporting a clear, partisan event titled, “The Republican War on Women,” by using ...
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Oct 22, 2012 ... The University of Michigan violated its 501(c)3 tax status by supporting a clear, partisan event titled, “The Republican War on Women,” by using ...
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Aug 2, 2013 ... [DEBATE CLUB: Is There a Republican 'War on Women'?] ... Jennifer Lawless, director of American University's Women and Politics Institute, ...
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The Republican War on Women? - Ann Arbor
Oct 22, 2012 ... GOP regent candidates take issue with university event 'The ... The event was originally titled "The Republican War on Women" in an email sent ...
Abortion Zealots and the GOP's Empty Playbook - The Federalist
Nov 12, 2013 ... No Republican who votes pro-life will escape the War on Women, ... a George Mason University professor and political analyst, and failed to ...
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The Republican War Against Women: An Insider's Report from ...
The Republican War Against Women: An Insider's Report from ...
Tanya Melich, 2009
This book is not a political science treatise nor a description of political campaigns; it is a documented account of a grab for power that, as the years pass, continues to intensify antagonism between the sexes and to sow unnecessary ...
The Republican War Against Women: An Insider's Report from Behind the Lines
The Republican War Against Women: An Insider's Report from Behind the Lines
Tanya Melich, 1998
This is the story of one woman's struggle with and defection from the Republican party. It's the story of the transition and (in the author's view) subjugation of a political party to a small group of extremists. She shares the inside information from her more than 25 years of active membership. Melich contends that the "party o...
Renegades: Irish Republican Women 1900-1922
Renegades: Irish Republican Women 1900-1922
Ann Matthews, 2010
The history of the Irish republican movement is dominated by the story of the men who took up arms in Ireland's fight for freedom against the British.
Girl Power - War on Women
Girl Power - War on Women
Dee Dawning
These women feel there is a conspiracy, a war on women, you might say, to take back their hard fought gains on women's ... With the misguided Republican war in Iraq over and forgotten war in Afghanistan winding down, the GOP's collective ...
Gender Wars - War on Women
Gender Wars - War on Women
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Dee Dawning has been writing saucy romance stories and novels for six years. At this time he has over thirty-five titles available. The Bastard Preacher is his first foray into mainstream fiction. Dee & his lovely wife currently reside in Scottsdale, Arizona, where he writes a novella every two or four months or a new novel every eight months.
Spin Masters: How the Media Ignored the Real News and Helped ...
Spin Masters: How the Media Ignored the Real News and Helped ...
David Freddoso, 2013
Democrats have charged Republicans with waging wars against women for decades. The push this time was especially urgent. In the 2010 midterm elections , congressional Republicans had won female voters for the first time since 1982.8  ...
Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women
Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women
Susan Faludi, 2006
A Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for The Wall Street Journal, Faludi lays out a two-fold thesis in this aggressive work: First, despite the opinions of pop-psychologists and the mainstream media, career-minded women are generally not husband-starved loners on the verge of nervous breakdowns. Secondly, such beliefs are nothing more than anti-femini...
Women and Elective Office: Past, Present, and Future
Women and Elective Office: Past, Present, and Future
Sue Thomas, Clyde Wilcox, 2014
the Republican Party and puts these more moderate women in an uncomfortable position. ... to rebut the Democratic frame ofa Republican War on Women and to explain how Republican policies benefit women from a female perspective.
Women of the Republic: Intellect and Ideology in Revolutionary America (Published for the Omohundro Institute...
Women of the Republic: Intellect and Ideology in Revolutionary America (Published for the Omohundro Institute...
Linda K. Kerber, 1997
Women of the Republic views the American Revolution through women's eyes. Previous histories have rarely recognized that the battle for independence was also a woman's war. The "women of the army" toiled in army hospitals, kitchens, and laundries. Civilian women were spies, fund raisers, innkeepers, suppliers of food and clothin...
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DownWithTyranny!: Republican War Against Women Leads To More Dysfunction In The U.S. Senate
The senators had to stay up past their bedtimes Wednesday and Thurdsay because Miss McConnell is having another one of his pointless hissy fits. A career-long hater of democracy-- and someone who had pledged to obstruct everything President Obama set out to accomplish, including even the orderly functioning of government, McConnell has ramped up his now-failed agenda of blocking all presidential nominations but pointless delaying tactics.
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Republican War on Women Erases 2010 Midterm Gains - Taylor Marsh
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Weekly Republican Address: Rep. Renee Ellmers Shares Local ObamaCare Stories | Speaker.gov
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GOP lawmakers escalate their war on women | MSNBC
Six months ago, the Republican War on Women seemed ripe for a ceasefire.
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State GOP chair Susan Hutchison cites ‘war on women’ in pay-raise spat | Politics Northwest | Seattle Times
Susan Hutchison, the new chair of the state Republican party, gets a salary of about $75,000 a year — substantially less than the $95,000 earned by her predecessor, Kirby Wilbur. But when Hutchison tried last weekend to convince the GOP executive committee to boost her pay to Wilbur’s level, the conversation turned ugly and Hutchison’s […]
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GOP men tutored in running against women - John Bresnahan and Anna Palmer - POLITICO.com
The National Republican Congressional Committee wants to make sure there are no Todd Akin-style gaffes next year, so it’s meeting with top aides of sitting Republicans to teach them what to say — or not to say — on the trail, especially when their boss is running against a woman. Speaker John Boehner is serious, too. His own top aides...
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Debbie Wasserman Schultz schools Newt Gingrich over ‘war on women’ crack about Joe Biden | The Raw Story
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Hackwhackers: The Republican War on Women - Wolverine! Edition
From the great State of Michigan, the Great Republican White Fathers are back legislatin' on the women: Michigan women will have to purchase a separate rider if they want their health insurance to pay for an abortion, after the state's Legislature on Wednesday banned most public and private plans from covering abortion as a medical procedure. Women must buy the rider before they become pregnant in order to have abortion coverage, once the law goes into effect in March.
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Feminist Filibuster Stops War on Women Republicans in Texas - Taylor Marsh
Texas Republicans disgraced themselves by supporting a piece of legislation that would have stripped the constitutional right to self-determination for women, especially in the rural prairies of Texas. Republicans proved through their actions that in Texas, freedom is just for men.
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