Snark: to annoy or irritate

"Snark" has been in English language dictionaries since at least 1906, and Lewis Carroll used the word to describe a mythological animal in his poem, The Hunting of the Snark (1874). Most recently, the word has come to characterize snappish, sarcastic, or mean-spirited comments or actions directed at those who annoy or irritate us.

At first, this blog was just going be a place to gripe, but because it's more satisfying to take action than it is to merely complain, now most of the posts/reposts suggest ways to get involved in solving problems.

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Friday, July 13, 2012

Feminists for Obama

We are proud to announce the Feminist Majority's endorsement of the re-election of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. Simply put, this election will cast the die on whether we will go forward on women's rights and opportunities or whether we will undo the gains of the past 40 years. Nothing less is at stake. As a woman and feminist leader who has fought for and played a part in many of these advances for women, I frankly feel virtually all of these advances are on the line in this election.

We must stop the war on women. Join the movement for Feminists for Obama today!

The Obama-Biden administration has been fighting for women's rights on all fronts—their record of achievements is so long it is impossible to summarize in a sound bite. That's why we are today. The site contains a timeline of President Obama's major achievements for women, children, and civil and human rights as well as comparisons of the Obama and Romney records and their positions on key women's issues. Please take a moment to explore it now!

President Obama's achievements for women's advancement are historic. He has appointed far more women to his cabinet, to cabinet level positions, and to the judiciary than any other president in his first term; he has won groundbreaking legislation eliminating sex discrimination in health insurance pricing and benefits, he has promoted and advanced women's economic and reproductive rights; and has advanced legislation and policies to eliminate violence against women.

The comparisons between President Obama's record and Romney's are stunning. President Obama is increasing access to family planning more than any other President in history, while Romney asserts that he would 'get rid of' Planned Parenthood. Obama has appointed two pro-choice women to the Supreme Court, including the first Latina, and the most diverse candidates to the federal bench in history (46% women and 36% people of color).

In contrast, Mitt Romney has appointed extreme right-wing Judge Robert Bork to head the committee advising Romney on judicial appointments and the Constitution. Ominously, Romney has said he wishes Bork was already on the Supreme Court - Bork, who believes that the constitutional guarantee of equal protection under the law does not apply to women and that politicians should be allowed to outlaw birth control.

Please join Feminists for Obama today. Together, we can win!

For equality,

Eleanor Smeal
Feminist Majority

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