A new infographic from Colorlines.com looks at how the "war on women" has affected women around the U.S., with a particular focus on Texas. According to the graphic and its accompanying article, written by Colorlines' Akiba Solomon, 29 states enacted 69 anti-choice measures last year, with 5 apiece in Florida, Kansas, and Arizona. In Texas, some 284,000 women are projected to lose reproductive health care in 2012-13. Check out the graphic after the jump.
A new Funny or Die video pokes fun at the many male women's health "experts" that have come out of the woodwork amidst the ongoing national debate about reproductive health and contraception. The video especially riffs on the all-male panel that appeared at Darrell Issa's recent Congressional hearing o the Obama administration's new birth control rules. (Several Congress women staged a walk out of the hearing after women were not allowed to testify.) Watch the video, featuring actors and comedians Nick Offerman, Tim Meadows, and Judd Nelson, after the jump.
On a recent episode of the Daily Show, Jon Stewart hosted a Mad Men-esque mostly-male panel to discuss women's right to birth control access, a la the recent all-male Darrell Issa Congressional hearing on contraception. There was one woman on Stewart's panel, but no one would listen to her until she dressed as a man -- a funny conceit, but something that hits close to home for many women as we try to participate in this birth control debate. Watch th segment after the jump.