|Drawing by Donovan O'Malley|
American women have a lot to put up with. Besides the tribulations of motherhood, they must contend with the recent insane (and politically suicidal?) rightwing assault on women's reproductive rights -- abortion and contraception. Women in Europe could hardly imagine this insanity and journalists no doubt find it difficult, if not impossible to communicate this absurdity to the public in other countries.
Rachel Maddow sums up "the war on women":