Ruth Rosen: Domestic violence is just the tip of the iceberg. It may take another century before violence against women seems as barbaric and unacceptable as slavery does today.
Ruth Rosen: The military, with its macho culture and adherence to the chain of command, still tolerates sexual assault and violence. Think about it. How could it be different?
Republican War on Women: Just when you thought an overly sexualized America couldn’t get any sillier about sex, Republicans have launched a campaign against the “contraception mandate”
Republican Party and Women — How do you run a campaign on a record of trying to unravel the safety net,?
Ruth Rosen: Along with changes in technology, politics, and debates over late-term abortions, attitudes towards women’s sexual freedom is one important reason that abortion, and not same-sex marriage, still remains the most divisive social issue in American political culture.
Ruth Rosen: These days it may be hard for some to believe, but before the women’s movement burst on the scene in the late 1960s, newspapers published ads for jobs on different pages, segregated by gender. Employers legally paid women less than men for the same work.
Ruth Rosen: Will Joe Biden’s debating skills help viewers realize that Romney and Paul have repudiated everything they’ve stood for before the debate?
Ruth Rosen: The election looms closer and people who cannot meet the new requirements get fed up, feel helpless, and are less likely to go to the polling place on Election Day.
Ruth Rosen: Obama’s greatest failure was limiting his use of the bully pulpit of the presidency to help Americans understand how their lives improve with universal health coverage.
Ruth Rosen: What neither side wants to say is that this is a counter-reformation, an attempt to return women to the early 1960s, before birth control pill existed and the Supreme Court established the right of contraception in the United States.