Pennsylvania legislator attacks pro-life women as “men with breasts”

posted at 5:32 pm on March 26, 2012 by Tina Korbe

This is truly one of the most bizarre, perplexing bits of news I’ve ever encountered. It’s the sort of tidbit that justifies the resurrection of that cliché: “We’re through the looking glass.” Up is down, down is up, an embrace of fertility is somehow a sign of masculinity

Pennsylvania State Rep. Babette Josephs, a Philadelphia Democrat, may have reached a new low in political discourse on the issues of abortion. Upset that pro-life women in the state legislature support a bill allowing women a chance to see an ultrasound of their unborn child before an abortion, she referred to them as “men with breasts.”

As the Patriot-News reports:

“During her remarks, she blasted women lawmakers who co-sponsored the ultrasound bill, asking rhetorically, ‘What are they? Women, or are they men with breasts?’ according to supporters of the bill who watched the rally.

Josephs stood by her words after the rally, arguing that the women lawmakers on the bill – sponsored by Rep. Kathy Rapp of Warren County — are acting like women only in the sense ‘that they will do what the men tell them.’

‘They must believe that they are not capable of making their own health care choices, but they are capable of voting on bills that control all of our behavior,’ Josephs continued. ‘I don’t understand it …

‘I don’t believe they’re really women. … I believe they’re men with breasts.’

She doesn’t understand it? I don’t understand it. By what logic are women who maintain that pregnancy is, in fact, the first stage of motherhood (i.e. that you are a mother from the minute you conceive your child) more manly than women who maintain otherwise? By what logic are women who want other women to realize their own motherhood more manly than women who want otherwise?

Let’s get this straight once and for all: Man and woman are different (as Ms. Josephs implies with her remark) and one of the primary differences between the two is woman’s capacity for motherhood. How is the recognition of that capacity somehow the obviation of femininity? The opposite is true: The negation of fertility is a crude attempt to negate gender difference.

In all the discussion of a “war on women,” hardly anyone has talked about women’s war on women — the now decades-old attempt by feminists to convince their fellow women that what women alone can do is somehow of less value than what both men and women can do. It’s not that men wanted women to become pregnant so they could somehow keep us down; it’s that only women can become pregnant.

Women have a fundamental freedom that men do not: They have the freedom to become or not become a mother.(Correspondingly, men have a freedom to become or not become a father.) Note that that freedom is antecedent to sex. By having sex, a woman essentially says with her body that she’s comfortable with becoming a mother — because pregnancy is always a possibility of sex. Once a woman conceives a child, she is a mother. Her choice then is only as to what kind of mother she will be.

Traditional morality teaches us that, while freedom might be a valid political end, it’s not a valid moral end: We must choose to use our freedom for the good. Motherhood is inherently a good (again, if for no other reason than that it perpetuates humankind!), for which we should at least be open to using our freedom.

Make no mistake: Feminism in its present day iteration does not teach us to use our freedom for something other than motherhood or for something in addition to motherhood. We all know women are capable of bearing fruit in a myriad of ways — not just by having children — and that they should not be denied opportunities to contribute to society in ways other than motherhood.

No, feminism seeks to actually take that freedom from us by obscuring the terms of the debate. A woman who does not know reality has no meaningful freedom to speak of because she has only false choices. A woman, for example, who thinks that she can become pregnant without becoming a mother is unable to make a meaningful choice between non-motherhood and motherhood.

Oh women, please don’t buy the lies! Wake up and claim the freedom that is your due!


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Pot, Kettle, Black.

Does she own a mirror?

EnglishRogue on March 26, 2012 at 5:34 PM

I resemble that!

/Big sis

Kataklysmic on March 26, 2012 at 5:35 PM

The picture. . . my eyes. . . MY EYES!!!

RedNewEnglander on March 26, 2012 at 5:35 PM

That is a she ?

burrata on March 26, 2012 at 5:36 PM

I was wondering what Jar-Jar Binks was up to after his “Star Wars” gig.

First Naboo then Pennsylvania. Go figure.

Kingfisher on March 26, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Men who support infanticide are males with vayjayjays.

burrata on March 26, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Based on that image, can we refer to her as a troll with a va-jayjay”?

Or is that a bridge too far?

Jeddite on March 26, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Lorien knows. Let’s ask him. Or maybe ask Bishop – the HotGas Snark Master.

platypus on March 26, 2012 at 5:40 PM

This woman resembles a man, methinks.

JG2K6 on March 26, 2012 at 5:40 PM

The picture. . . my eyes. . . MY EYES!!!

RedNewEnglander on March 26, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Only my fingers can move. The rest of me has turned to stone.

BuckeyeSam on March 26, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Sure funny that I am not surprised that someone who looks like her would say crap like that. Loves me them dem womenz. They are so handsome.

arnold ziffel on March 26, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Yikes, bet she has never had kids/been married/cared about families, or anything that resembles a normal life.

chai on March 26, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Well, clearly he knows a little something about men with breasts…

… what do you mean “That’s a woman”?

JohnGalt23 on March 26, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Democrats have hit rock bottom and they are continuing to dig……

ted c on March 26, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Is that Pat from the SNL skit, aged by 15 or so years?

BuckeyeSam on March 26, 2012 at 5:42 PM

Men with breasteses?

HIS NAME WAS ROBERT PAULSON!

Rixon on March 26, 2012 at 5:42 PM

I need to remind Rep. Josephs that she has no right to grip about men since she is alive today. Had her mother aborted her she would not be alive today to become one of the Democrat party’s biggest a$$kisser.

It’s easy to support abortion for those who made it through the birth canal successfully.

Kingfisher on March 26, 2012 at 5:42 PM

That is a she ?

burrata on March 26, 2012 at 5:36 PM

I could have sworn it was KeninCT.

Bmore on March 26, 2012 at 5:43 PM

HIS NAME WAS ROBERT PAULSON!

Rixon on March 26, 2012 at 5:42 PM

lmao

warden on March 26, 2012 at 5:43 PM

Vise versa, women who support abortion are women with penises. Just saying.

brtex on March 26, 2012 at 5:44 PM

Democrats have hit rock bottom and they are continuing to dig……

ted c on March 26, 2012 at 5:41 PM

You are most definitely watching leftist meme after meme disintegrate and an entire movement free fall into the void. It is getting ugly and pathetic and the American public at large is seeing it. Sadly, they will not go quietly into that good night. If SCOTUS does the right thing, we might actually have a chance. Slim at best, but it’s there.

Rixon on March 26, 2012 at 5:44 PM

That is the most misogynistic person of indeterminate gender I have ever scraped eyes on.

Anyone have a spare acid bath?

Immolate on March 26, 2012 at 5:44 PM

Do we now understand why dems are so fascinated with everybody’s genitals? It’s because they have so little experience using their own. (see pic on home page for context)

platypus on March 26, 2012 at 5:44 PM

Why do all the pro-abortion womyn look like sea monsters?

She looks like she’s seconds from casting off the last bits of sea weed from her gills and hair.

KrebsCyclist on March 26, 2012 at 5:45 PM

C’mon guys. She may not be too good looking, but, boy, can she dress! Hubba hubba.

NOMOBO on March 26, 2012 at 5:45 PM

Maybe she should look into the mirror!

canopfor on March 26, 2012 at 5:45 PM

Don’t you think a party with her, Shalala, Reno, Kagen, Ginsburg, and Mikulski would be a hoot? KeninCT could be the pivot man.

arnold ziffel on March 26, 2012 at 5:46 PM

I could have sworn it was KeninCT.

Bmore on March 26, 2012 at 5:43 PM

Ken’s a guy???

Patrick S on March 26, 2012 at 5:46 PM

I find it fascinating that the likes of Betty Friedan, Bella Abzug and Elena Kagan somehow are the arbiters of what constitute a woman and/or femininity.

Rixon on March 26, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Democrats have hit rock bottom and they are continuing to dig……

ted c on March 26, 2012 at 5:41 PM

LoLz..The Dems sure have not learned the rule of holes..:)

Dire Straits on March 26, 2012 at 5:46 PM

“War on women™” is something which needs to end.

The common wealth of VA approves of state sanctioned rape.
Good Americans oppose rape of any form whether it is done by an attacker or sponsored by the government. Rape in any form is WRONG.

liberal4life on March 26, 2012 at 5:47 PM

Men with breasts and Vagynas = Women with Pen1ses!

These libs are insane.

portlandon on March 26, 2012 at 5:47 PM

Seriously, that’s Don Rickles in drag, right?

KrebsCyclist on March 26, 2012 at 5:48 PM

The “P” word got censored so I will try this again.

Vise versa, men who support abortion are women with an appendage. Just saying.

brtex on March 26, 2012 at 5:48 PM

‘I don’t believe they’re really women. … I believe they’re men with breasts.’

Typical liberal BS. You’re not a “real” woman unless you swallow the lib/Dim party line. Just like you’re not a “real” black unless you stay on the lib/Dim plantation.

But thanks, sweetie, for proving yet again that liberalism is a mental disorder.

AZCoyote on March 26, 2012 at 5:48 PM

…………and now, the Latest News from the War Front on the
NeverEnding Escalation against the Women of the Right!!
=======================================================

Pennsylvania legislator attacks pro-life women as “men with breasts”

canopfor on March 26, 2012 at 5:48 PM

I remember 25 years ago hearing Gloria Steinem lambast Jean Kirkpatric as being a man because of her political positions. This behavior is nothing new.

This is an important quality of the uber-liberal. It’s not who you are but how you think and with whom you associate that qualifies you for membership in a particular demographic WHERE said demographic has been re-imagined by liberals into victimized groups.

A woman isn’t considered a woman unless she thinks a certain way and can’t cope “in a man’s world”, otherwise she’s rejected as not being a woman. An African American is not considered black unless he thinks a certain way and can testify to oppression holding him down, or else he is rejected as not being black. A blue collar guy who doesn’t think a certain way, doesn’t support unions, isn’t a regular blue-collar guy.

Anyone not a victim of their birth circumstance, who can step up to life’s challenges and claim some measure of success without the need for government rescue, is drummed out of their respective constituency as definned and cultivated by the Democratic Party.

shuzilla on March 26, 2012 at 5:48 PM

30 comments and no mention of Barney Frank? HotAir….you’re slippin!

visions on March 26, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Seriously, that’s Don Rickles in drag, right?

KrebsCyclist on March 26, 2012 at 5:48 PM

KrebsCyclist:I think she is related to Kagan!(sarc)

canopfor on March 26, 2012 at 5:49 PM

The left only cares about women who kill their babies.

wildcat72 on March 26, 2012 at 5:51 PM

Insert Austin Powers line here—>

tank_killer69 on March 26, 2012 at 5:51 PM

This from a woman who’s ovaries are now dried up apricots.

At least I can still have a child, sweetheart.

The Ugly American on March 26, 2012 at 5:51 PM

Amazing how little “choice” women have in the spectrum of opinion ….

According to this buffoon, women have gone from being oppressed by the patriarchy to being oppressed by the matriarchy …. either way, they only get to have the opinions which are “allowed.”

BD57 on March 26, 2012 at 5:51 PM

Not for nothing, but this “woman” shouldn’t be talking about women looking like men.

Beautiful IRONY!

Opposite Day on March 26, 2012 at 5:51 PM

“That’s a WOMAN???”
- The Lorax

Marcola on March 26, 2012 at 5:51 PM

Pennsylvania State Rep. Babette Josephs Joseph Babbette

Let’s be honest here… lol

cicerone on March 26, 2012 at 5:52 PM

Rape in any form is WRONG.

liberal4life on March 26, 2012 at 5:47 PM

Now I know you’ve just been yanking our chains all this time. Trying to outdo Bishop.

arnold ziffel on March 26, 2012 at 5:52 PM

And Now a message from HilRod!
——————————

Hillary Clinton Tells Religious Extremists To STFU About Women
March 13, 2012
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“Why extremists always focus on women remains a mystery to me, but they all seem to. It doesn’t matter what country they’re in or what religion they claim, they all want to control women. They want to control how we dress, they want to control how we act, they even want to control the decisions we make about our own health and our own bodies. Yes, it is hard to believe. But even here at home, we have to stand up for women’s rights and reject efforts to marginalize any one of us because America needs to set an example for the entire world.”

— Secretary Of State Hillary Clinton spoke this weekend at The Daily Beast’s Women In The World summit and reminded us why we’re grateful to have this woman representing us to the world. I love how she spoke about extremists in general, not naming one religion specifically, and how she didn’t reference anti-abortion Republicans specifically, either. It makes it all the more powerful that she’s talking about the philosophy behind control, not sidelining her point by bashing anyone in particular for doing it.
====

http://www.thefrisky.com/2012-03-13/hillary-clinton-tells-religious-extremists-to-stfu-about-women/

canopfor on March 26, 2012 at 5:52 PM

“War on women™” is something which needs to end.

The common wealth of VA approves of state sanctioned rape.
Good Americans oppose rape of any form whether it is done by an attacker or sponsored by the government. Rape in any form is WRONG.

liberal4life on March 26, 2012 at 5:47 PM

My wife went in for regular rapes on all four of our kids to make sure the nonviable tissue mass was coming along properly. She took the raping quite well. Sometimes I helped the rapeagram technician by holding my wife’s hand. They say the rape is very cold.

Immolate on March 26, 2012 at 5:52 PM

Lorien would so ‘hit’ that…!

Seven Percent Solution on March 26, 2012 at 5:53 PM

Ken’s a guy???

Patrick S on March 26, 2012 at 5:46 PM

LOL! ; )

Bmore on March 26, 2012 at 5:53 PM

“That’s a WOMAN???”
- The Lorax

Marcola on March 26, 2012 at 5:51 PM

That’s why Sandra Fluke is having all that sex right now. That is what she looks like in 10 years. Or less.

wildcat72 on March 26, 2012 at 5:53 PM

Not a coincidence that the women who are most vociferous about abortion rights seem to be the least likely to be asked to lay it on the line.

FerdtheMoonCat on March 26, 2012 at 5:53 PM

Pro-choice legislators: Devils without pitchforks and horns

flyfisher on March 26, 2012 at 5:54 PM

LoLz..The Dems sure have not learned the rule of holes..:)

Dire Straits on March 26, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Oh yes sir they have. They have perfected A-holeism.

arnold ziffel on March 26, 2012 at 5:54 PM

I so thought that was a picture of a guy.

Oof.

beatcanvas on March 26, 2012 at 5:55 PM

Only my fingers can move. The rest of me has turned to stone.

BuckeyeSam on March 26, 2012 at 5:40 PM

LOL!

JannyMae on March 26, 2012 at 5:57 PM

Not a coincidence that the women who are most vociferous about abortion rights seem to be the least likely to be asked to lay it on the line.

FerdtheMoonCat on March 26, 2012 at 5:53 PM

You mean to put out?

arnold ziffel on March 26, 2012 at 5:57 PM

If I had an appearance resembling Jabba the Hutt, I would be very careful about making disparaging remarks about the feminity of other women. But that’s just me.

http://a.imageshack.us/img202/1993/republicanwomen2a.jpg

(Dated, but still a classic)

VastRightWingConspirator on March 26, 2012 at 5:57 PM

Many liberals seem to want to make women into men. Her comment is so whacked. Pro life women want women to be women (even those yet to be born).

CW on March 26, 2012 at 5:58 PM

Rape in any form is WRONG.

liberal4life on March 26, 2012 at 5:47 PM

Even when Bill Clinton is the one doing it ?

burrata on March 26, 2012 at 5:58 PM

And she is Robert Reich without the beard…. maybe

katy on March 26, 2012 at 5:58 PM

Yikes, bet she has never had kids/been married/cared about families, or anything that resembles a normal life.

chai on March 26, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Bio says she has two children and six grandchildren.

*shrug*

JannyMae on March 26, 2012 at 5:58 PM

Immolate on March 26, 2012 at 5:52 PM

Awesome response.

arnold ziffel on March 26, 2012 at 5:58 PM

liberal4life on March 26, 2012 at 5:47 PM

So you’re opposed to a colonoscopy? Do you think your proctologist is raping your colon? Do you think Cardiologists rape their patients heart to do a cardiac ultrasound? Why are you obsessed with calling doctors rapists?

An ultrasound is done to determine that the patient is in fact pregnant and doesn’t have a hormone excreting tumor, or a now deceased baby and is in fact a living human baby before the abortionist kills it. An ultrasound is already standard, but now it is offered to be viewed by the mother before the procedure – that’s informed consent.

You should be for informed consent – liberal for life.

batterup on March 26, 2012 at 5:58 PM

This is just another page in the “If you aren’t behind the Democrats, then you aren’t a ‘real’ woman” book. Same thing with any black or latino American who has conservative values on any issue. You aren’t a “real” (insert special interest group) if you have conservative values.

We need to come up with a way to turn this around on them. Democrats have this condescending attitude towards women where apparently women aren’t supposed to be capable of making up their own minds on the issues so the Democrats have to tell them what their opinion is supposed to be else they aren’t “real” women.

Josephs is a troll of the worst sort. I hope the voters of Philadelphia throw her out the next chance they get. This is the sort of approach one takes when they can’t argue the message. She can’t come up with a good reason why there shouldn’t be an ultrasound so she attempts to change the focus with the notion that if you support it, you are just listening to men. Do you understand what that REALLY means? Do you understand that she is somehow trying to say that it is men who want to protect children and “real” women should want to kill them and that women should pay no attention to the men who would want to have a say in THEIR reproductive rights.

Don’t we have reproductive rights, too? So a woman who believes that other women should get a clear picture of what they are doing before aborting a pregnancy is somehow “working for the men” or something?

This woman is insane.

crosspatch on March 26, 2012 at 5:59 PM

Bio says she has two children and six grandchildren.

*shrug*

JannyMae on March 26, 2012 at 5:58 PM

Well that answers the other night’s question “Is pron bad for you”?

arnold ziffel on March 26, 2012 at 6:00 PM

That is a she ?

burrata on March 26, 2012 at 5:36 PM

…why do I think she has a bigger penis than me?

KOOLAID2 on March 26, 2012 at 6:00 PM

C’mon guys. She may not be too good looking, but, boy, can she dress! Hubba hubba.

NOMOBO on March 26, 2012 at 5:45 PM

I can’t keep food down and I’m trying to overcome this incredible urge to gouge my eyes out.

TulsAmerican on March 26, 2012 at 6:01 PM

“War on women™” is something which needs to end.

The common wealth of VA approves of state sanctioned rape.
Good Americans oppose rape of any form whether it is done by an attacker or sponsored by the government. Rape in any form is WRONG.

liberal4life on March 26, 2012 at 5:47 PM

That’s nothing compared to the state sponsored vivisection that my kids have to get every year so they don’t transmit things like measles to the other kids.

pedestrian on March 26, 2012 at 6:02 PM

So,it appears that the Violent UnCivil Rehtric Memo never reached
the DNC desk!!

canopfor on March 26, 2012 at 6:02 PM

California Association of Scholars gives a scathing review of radical University of California: John Ellis, president of the California Association of Scholars, said, “The quality of education at the University of California has been jeopardized by political activism. Dogmatism is rapidly displacing open-minded inquiry, especially in the social sciences and humanities, to the severe disadvantage of students.” Ellis added, “Public confidence in the University is also eroding.”

Mutnodjmet on March 26, 2012 at 6:03 PM

The Democrats’ New Civility. Shouldn’t we be boycotting her or something?

obladioblada on March 26, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Which means that men who oppose abortion are actually….uhh….women with….uh….*whew*…ummm…

Bishop on March 26, 2012 at 6:05 PM

Obamacare approves of state sanctioned murder.
Good Americans oppose murder of any form whether it is done by an attacker or sponsored by the government. Murder in any form is WRONG.

KrebsCyclist on March 26, 2012 at 6:06 PM

Oh yes sir they have. They have perfected A-holeism.

arnold ziffel on March 26, 2012 at 5:54 PM

LoLz..Good one..:)

Dire Straits on March 26, 2012 at 6:07 PM

Glad to see Gore Vidal is staying active.

NotCoach on March 26, 2012 at 6:07 PM

I so thought that was a picture of a guy.

Oof.

beatcanvas on March 26, 2012 at 5:55 PM

I am a 39 year old guy, and I wish I had as deep a voice as Janet Napolitano.

Ever notice that the ideal liberal “woman” looks like Sandra Fluke when they are young and grow up to look that this “thing” in this story? The ideal liberal “man” of course is Bawney Fwank.

wildcat72 on March 26, 2012 at 6:07 PM

…a Philadelphia Democrat…

That says it all.

Zorro on March 26, 2012 at 6:09 PM

All of these attacks by Team LeftyBlue,is designed
to demoralize Women of the Right,and to change the
narrative in favour of Team Left,after all if the
Right can’t secure the Women Vote,in their warped
minds,they think,they are levelling the field!
===============================================

Obama’s Trouble with Women Voters Led to This Contraception Distraction
March 05, 2012

BEGIN TRANSCRIPT
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http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2012/03/05/obama_s_trouble_with_women_voters_led_to_this_contraception_distraction

canopfor on March 26, 2012 at 6:09 PM

“War on women™” is something which needs to end.
The common wealth of VA approves of state sanctioned rape.
Good Americans oppose rape of any form whether it is done by an attacker or sponsored by the government. Rape in any form is WRONG.
liberal4life on March 26, 2012 at 5:47 PM

This is quite possibly the biggest load of bs you leftiest degenerates have told. NO ONE is forcing these woman to be probed. The ultrasound is done out site of te belly by traditional means.

You a-holes really need to stop lying.

jawkneemusic on March 26, 2012 at 6:10 PM

So what is the comparison? Men like babies?

Cindy Munford on March 26, 2012 at 6:10 PM

The Left has finally made me See The Light– if this monster is a typical grown fetus, kill it in the WOMB before it gets loose!!

leftnomore on March 26, 2012 at 6:11 PM

“War on women™” is something which needs to end.

The common wealth of VA approves of state sanctioned rape.
Good Americans oppose rape of any form whether it is done by an attacker or sponsored by the government. Rape in any form is WRONG.

liberal4life on March 26, 2012 at 5:47 PM

…rest easy lobotomy4life …the local government sent the Dog Pound out to your area, to round up all the strays.
You probably have a day or two, before you as an American… have to worry again about getting raped by a Rat Terrier or Rottweiler!

KOOLAID2 on March 26, 2012 at 6:12 PM

so just because we disagree with her political views, we are not real women. i see.

oh and, the funniest part is that she herself looks like a man with breasts. here’s another picture http://www.babette.org/index.html (her website) why is it that conservative women are better looking than liberal women? they’re probably jealous, lol.

“War on women™” is something which needs to end.

The common wealth of VA approves of state sanctioned rape.
Good Americans oppose rape of any form whether it is done by an attacker or sponsored by the government. Rape in any form is WRONG.

liberal4life on March 26, 2012 at 5:47 PM

that’s a disgusting thing to say to people who actually have been raped. you know, being forced to have sex, without consent. calling an ultrasound the same as rape understates what rape really is and very insulting to rape victims. the word “rape” is not funny, it’s not a joke, and it’s not a cheap sword to swing around at anyone who doesn’t agree with your political beliefs.

Sachiko on March 26, 2012 at 6:15 PM

Insanity; you get it from your public servants.

LizardLips on March 26, 2012 at 6:17 PM

I could say that women who want to have consequence-free sex are acting like men, but its really more like adolescent boys.

Count to 10 on March 26, 2012 at 6:17 PM

Now if Obama had Women Problems in the White House,
oy,talk about a Women Vote ClusterFark!
—————————————-

Book: Women in Obama White House felt excluded and ignored
September 16 2011
******************

In an excerpt obtained by The Post, a female senior aide to President Obama called the White House a hostile environment for women.

“This place would be in court for a hostile workplace,” former White House communications director Anita Dunn is quoted as saying. “Because it actually fit all of the classic legal requirements for a genuinely hostile workplace to women.”

Dunn declined to discuss the specifics of the book. But in an interview Friday she said she told Suskind “point blank” that the White House “was not a hostile environment.”

“The president is someone who when he goes home at night he goes home to house full of very strong women,” Dunn added. “He values having strong women around him.”

The book, due out next week, reveals a White House that at times was divided and dysfunctional.

It says that women occupied many of the West Wing’s senior positions, but felt outgunned and outmaneuvered by male colleagues such as former Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and Summers.

“I felt like a piece of meat,” Christina Romer, former head of the Council of Economic Advisers, said of one meeting in which Suskind writes she was “boxed out” by Summers.

Dunn told Suskind that the problems began during the 2008 campaign. At one point she was viewing a television ad with other campaign officials and was shocked to see no women in the spot.

“There isn’t a single woman in this ad,” Dunn said. “I was dumbfounded. It wasn’t like they were being deliberately sexist. It’s just there was no one offering a female perspective.”

The ad was later reshot, with women included.

“The president has a real woman problem,” an unnamed high-ranking female official told Suskind. “ The idea of the boys’ club being just Larry and Rahm isn’t really fair. He [Obama] was just as responsible himself.”

Based on interviews with more than 200 people inside and outside the White House, Suskind’s book comes as Obama faces the lowest poll numbers of his tenure, and deep discontent over his economic policies.

According to the book, female staffers, like Dunn and Romer, felt sidelined. In November 2009, female aides complained to the president about being left out of meetings, or ignored.(more….)
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/suskind-book-female-advisers-in-obama-white-house-sidelined-and-ignored/2011/09/16/gIQAAOSSXK_story.html

canopfor on March 26, 2012 at 6:17 PM

“War on women™” is something which needs to end.

The common wealth of VA approves of state sanctioned rape.
Good Americans oppose rape of any form whether it is done by an attacker or sponsored by the government. Rape in any form is WRONG.

liberal4life on March 26, 2012 at 5:47 PM

Okay, Bishop, the gig is up. You can put down the sock-puppet/fishing lure.

Count to 10 on March 26, 2012 at 6:20 PM

I’m glad to hear that State Rep. Babette Josephs is able to discuss issues with facts and reason.

GarandFan on March 26, 2012 at 6:25 PM

Immolate on March 26, 2012 at 5:52 PM

Thanks, I was laughing so hard at the response, it took me a few minutes to compose myself. That being said, not that I would wish it on anyone, but all these gals comparing an ultrasound to rape, should get down on their well calloused knees, and thank whatever God they believe in that they have never experienced rape. And how lucky they are……as well as how insulting they’re being to women who have suffered that experience. I’ve said before L4L should really be “lucky” 4 life, as it’s mother made a choice to have it, and unfortunately for us we’re stuck with it.

waterytart on March 26, 2012 at 6:26 PM

“War on women™” is something which needs to end.

The common wealth of VA approves of state sanctioned rape.
Good Americans oppose rape of any form whether it is done by an attacker or sponsored by the government. Rape in any form is WRONG.

liberal4life on March 26, 2012 at 5:47 PM

Yeah, we know. So you’ve told us…
…and told us
…and told us
…and told us
…and told us
…and told us

The definition of ‘insanity’ is repeating the very same process while expecting different results. Thank you for confirming everything.

Kingfisher on March 26, 2012 at 6:26 PM

And she is just the PICTURE of feminine charm and beauty….

TeresainFortWorth on March 26, 2012 at 6:27 PM

Babbette wants women to have sex without consequences, rather like men (except that men can’t get away with anything nowadays). So who is in favor of “men with breasts”? And she looks the part.

njcommuter on March 26, 2012 at 6:27 PM

Hey, if they’re “men with breasts” then it’s time for, “The Bro:”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfONNfAjyrc

A bra is for ladies, “the bro” is for men! (/Seinfeld)

Kingfisher on March 26, 2012 at 6:28 PM

I believe they’re men with breasts.

um…..sez the woman who looks like a man with breasts.

wow.

Tim_CA on March 26, 2012 at 6:30 PM

Based on appearance, I think babbette is the one who is gender confused.

karenhasfreedom on March 26, 2012 at 6:30 PM

She wanted to call them something bad. To her there is nothing worse than a man, so she tried to find a way to call them men. You all are misunderstading by think her rant is about pro-life vs pro-choice. She just hates men. Probably because she has always been so rejected by them because she is just butt ugly, but that is her frame of reference; Anti-male.

MikeA on March 26, 2012 at 6:31 PM

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