Why would the leading textbook on domestic violence law persist in publishing a fantasy? Watch the Factual Feminist debunk the sinister legend of the “rule of thumb” -- the claim that English common law countenanced wife-beating as long as the stick a husband used was no thicker than his thumb.
A woman behind President Obama fell ill at today's Obamacare event at the White House:
She looked like she was about to faint, as President Obama turned around in the middle of his remarks and told her to go take a seat. She left the back podium, and Obama joked, "This happens when I talk too long. You'll be okay. Why don't you go sit down? Come on. Good catch."
At a Virginia townhall for Congressman Jim Moran, a woman asked, "I know you're pro-choice, but why aren't you pro-choice when it comes to self-defense for women?" The crowd applauded. "For example, why don't you guys listen to the young rape victims in Colorado when they said that if they had a gun that they could have prevented their attacker."
After some heckling, the congressman tries to move on to the next question.
White House spokesman Jay Carney roasted reporter Mara Liasson who asked whether entitlement reforms would be in the president's budget:
"Mara," said Carney to NPR reporter Mara Liasson, "the way you phrase that question makes me think that you're still working on a typewriter or something. It's available online. The proposal is there."
Carney then would not confirm that entitlement reforms will actually be in the president's forthcoming budget proposal.
Dana Goldstein at the Daily Beast is bummed, along with her fellow feminists from Massachusetts who put their weight behind Martha Coakley early on in the primary, only to be disappointed during the general election as Scott Brown moved ahead in the polls with the support of the Tea Party movement and other voters fed up with the Obamacare mess. While they still support her effort and are making calls on her behalf, feminist groups in Massachusetts are scratching their heads toda