Posts tagged women's rights

Some ladies are far more articulate than I can be…
Anti-Choice is Anti-Women

Some ladies are far more articulate than I can be…

Anti-Choice is Anti-Women

When it comes to advocating for women, who’s got your back?

When it comes to advocating for women, who’s got your back?

thedailywhat:

Bold Statement of the Day: And here we have the current home page of The Huffington Post, which has provoked 7,000 comments and counting… [huffpo]

thedailywhat:

Bold Statement of the Day: And here we have the current home page of The Huffington Post, which has provoked 7,000 comments and counting… 

[huffpo]

Women’s athletics 40 years after Title IX — there are more women playing collegiate sports, “but women still have over 60,000 fewer participation opportunities than their male counterparts” and have fewer representation in the media.

Women’s athletics 40 years after Title IX — there are more women playing collegiate sports, “but women still have over 60,000 fewer participation opportunities than their male counterparts” and have fewer representation in the media.

Although not passed by Congress, this bill, introduced by Representative Winifred Stanley on June 19, 1944, was the first to propose that employers be required to pay women equal pay for equal work. This principle was later enacted in the Equal Pay Act of 1963.
H.R. 5056 Prohibiting Discrimination in Pay on Account of Sex, HR 78A-B1, 06/19/1944, Records of the U.S. House of Representatives (ARC 4397822)

Although not passed by Congress, this bill, introduced by Representative Winifred Stanley on June 19, 1944, was the first to propose that employers be required to pay women equal pay for equal work. This principle was later enacted in the Equal Pay Act of 1963.

H.R. 5056 Prohibiting Discrimination in Pay on Account of Sex, HR 78A-B1, 06/19/1944, Records of the U.S. House of Representatives (ARC 4397822)

Dear Michigan House of Representatives,
If you don’t want it spoken about in your proceedings, don’t try to regulate it.

Dear Michigan House of Representatives,

If you don’t want it spoken about in your proceedings, don’t try to regulate it.

Foul-mouthed liberty: Playing politics

So Republicans immediately claimed that Obama is going for a “power-grab” ahead of the election with today’s announcement his administration will stop deportations and begin granting work permits for some Dream Act-eligible students. I have no doubt that electoral timing has something to do with his announcement. To which I ask - who cares?

When Democrats make an announcement that is motivated by electoral timing, it tends to be something that expands rights. Republicans, on the other hand, make their announcements about policies which disenfranchise or otherwise limit certain groups. Suddenly, in the 11th hour Gov Rick Scott of Florida decides it’s okay to purge 180 thousand voters from the voting roles. Somehow this is justified in Republican eyes because they literally found FOUR cases of illegitimate voter registrations, but when Obama decides he wants to provide a legal path to citizenship to law abiding young people who are productive and live in this country through no fault of their own, instead of ripping families apart, that’s a “power grab.”

So again, I ask: who cares if Obama’s decision was timed to pick up the Hispanic vote? It’s a good thing. People will benefit tangibly. It is a tiny step toward making America more inclusive. That is a good thing.

Who wants to expand rights, and who wants to take them away? In the end, it’s really all that matters to me. Especially when I consider the Michigan “vagina” debacle yesterday and the fact that Republican men took away female politicians’ rights of speech as they tried to represent their constituents.

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Politics is about playing politics. We all know it. Who is playing for us?

EVERY Republican senator has voted to block the Paycheck Fairness Act, a bill that would help make sure women get equal pay for equal work. Mitt Romney also refuses to take a position on this issue.

EVERY Republican senator has voted to block the Paycheck Fairness Act, a bill that would help make sure women get equal pay for equal work. Mitt Romney also refuses to take a position on this issue.

Among 35 major national print publications, including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, men had 81 percent of the quotes in stories about abortion, the research group said Thursday, while women had 12 percent, and organizations had 7 percent.

In stories about birth control, men scored 75 percent of the quotes, with women getting 19 percent and organizations getting 6 percent. Stories about Planned Parenthood had a similar ratio, with men getting 67 percent, women getting 26 percent, and organizations getting 7 percent.

Women fared a bit better in stories about women’s rights, getting 31 percent of the quotes compared with 52 percent for men and 17 percent for organizations.

Howard Dean Criticizes Michele Bachmann's Claim That Women Will Vote For Mitt Romney

“Frankly, Michele Bachmann has never had much command of the facts and that shows us exactly why,” Dean said on “Face the Nation,” in response to Bachmann’s claim that female voters would turn out for Romney. “Women are terrified of what the Republicans are talking about. They’re talking about basically stripping away their ability to have insurance pay for their birth control pills.”

Dean continued: “[The Romney] candidacy is a shipwreck and for Michele Bachmann to go on there and claim that women are going to vote for Mitt Romney is perfectly ridiculous.”

Earlier on the CBS News program, Bachmann said the so-called “war on women” is a myth concocted by Democrats.

Viagra is a wonderful medical advancement in that can help couples with sexual disfunction issues…it can even help in producing life.
Minnesota Senator Paul Gazelka (R) calls viagra a drug for life, but sponsored an anti-abortion bill that limits women’s health choices. (via think-progress)
santorumforgop:

So…this is the woman Mitt Romney wishes was around to answer questions about women’s issues? What, so she can condescend to all the women not rich enough to have the same choices available?

santorumforgop:

So…this is the woman Mitt Romney wishes was around to answer questions about women’s issues? What, so she can condescend to all the women not rich enough to have the same choices available?

It makes no sense to make this attack on women. If you don’t feel this is an attack, you need to go home and talk to your wife and your daughters.
With that comment, GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski becomes the third Republican senator to critique the war on women.  (via think-progress)
motherjones:

The “knit your congressman a vagina and/or uterus” campaign is a real thing apparently.
And it’s kind of brilliant.

motherjones:

The “knit your congressman a vagina and/or uterus” campaign is a real thing apparently.

And it’s kind of brilliant.