The Article: What Century Are You Living In? An Open Letter to House Republicans by Barbara Boxer in The Huffington Post.
The Text: With all of the incredible challenges facing our nation — the need to rebuild our infrastructure, create jobs, improve education and address the threat of climate change — one would expect that these pressing issues would be at the top of your agenda.
But last week I watched in disbelief as Republicans instead chose to ratchet up the War on Women.
First, there was Republican Congressman Steve Pearce’s memoir that argued that wives should “voluntarily submit” to their husbands. Then, former GOP Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee joined in, suggesting that American women could “control their libido” rather than receive contraceptive coverage under the Affordable Care Act.