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What Obama Forgot to Say to Women

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  • Jessica Arons

From the look of my Twitter feed last night, I wasn’t the only one frustrated by President Obama’s lackluster debate performance, including his failure to mention women’s issues even once.

In a year when the “war on women” has reared its head with attacks on breast-cancer screenings, birth-control coverage, and family-planning funding, along with laws requiring vaginal ultrasounds and comments about “legitimate rape,” you would think us ladies might register just a little bit—especially when the president enjoys an 18-percentage-point lead over his competitor among women. And in a debate about domestic policy, where the subjects ranged from jobs to the economy to health-care to Medicaid, there was ample opportunity.

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Authors

Jessica Arons

Director, Women's Health & Rights Program