22nd April 2012
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If this book were a person, it would be old enough to drive this year.
I’m not even kidding, check it out:
20th April 2012
“Republican state representatives in Ohio slipped an amendment into the state’s substitute budget bill on Tuesday that puts family planning clinics like Planned Parenthood at the bottom of funding priorities and blocks them from receiving funding for cancer screenings and HIV and domestic violence services.”
“Meanwhile, Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin announced on Friday that it has stopped providing nonsurgical abortions, which make up about 25 percent of all abortions performed at its clinics, due to a new state law that criminalizes physicians who perform them.”
“Because chemical abortions comprise 26 percent of Wisconsin abortions,” Wisconsin Right to Life said in a statement on Friday, “their suspension will result in another decline in Wisconsin abortions which is great news for mothers and babies.”
17th April 2012
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National Women’s Law Center breaks down women’s unequal pay by state.
Download full report here (or click to website from image):
17th April 2012
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“Feminists may protest, but American women aren’t the victims of a sexist economy. It’s time to declare an end to the Equal Pay Day myth.” Carrie Lukas
In the article, she gives prime examples of how our sexist economy works, like women’s decision to choose between children and high-paying career, as proof that we don’t have a sexist economy.
The day that deciding to become a mother and not being economically penalized is a reality is the day we will no longer have a sexist economy.
15th April 2012
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“What is “working woman” versus “stay-at-home” code for? For the most part it is code for “what is a woman’s relationship to a man and what is his earning potential?” It’s a paternalistic, sexist framework that subordinates women either way.”
“If a woman “chooses” to be a stay at home mom, because entrenched pay discrepancy, cultural habits and a gender segregated workforce make that “choice” the most logical and financially rational, she is not compensated, either through pay or benefits, for her investment of time and effort and risks her long term financial security.”
“ If you insist on modeling economic policy on an outdated, sluggish, pater-familia model then you will get an outdated, sluggish mater-familia bashing economy.”
Read the whole article so I stop pasting it here, it’s just too good.
15th April 2012
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I’m tired of hearing men say they’re concerned with treating women better only after they have a daughter.
11th April 2012
“The Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed a bill to prohibit abortions after the 18th week of pregnancy; a bill to protect doctors from being sued if they withhold health information about a pregnancy that could cause a woman to seek an abortion; and a bill to mandate that how school curriculums address the topic of unwanted pregnancies.”
In other words, politicians are masquerading as medical doctors and AZ shoots out ahead in the Craziest State of the Union Contest.
10th April 2012
Whatever gaps exist, he insists, stem from women’s decision to prioritize childrearing over their careers. “Take a hypothetical husband and wife who are both lawyers,” he says. “But the husband is working 50 or 60 hours a week, going all out, making 200 grand a year. The woman takes time off, raises kids, is not go go go. Now they’re 50 years old. The husband is making 200 grand a year, the woman is making 40 grand a year. It wasn’t discrimination. There was a different sense of urgency in each person.”
25th March 2012
If there is any doubt in your mind that there is not a “war on women,” try to say that after reading this.