You might say this all began when Rep. Darrell Issa held a hearing on the contraceptive coverage benefit under the Affordable Care Act, and featured a now-infamous all-male panel of religious leaders.
Why weren’t there any women on a panel about women’s health? Because Rep. Issa refused to allow Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke to testify on behalf of her fellow students who need contraceptives for medical reasons, saying she was unqualified.
Rep. Carolyn Maloney and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton were so appalled they walked out of the original hearing after demanding, "Where are the women?"