Category: equal pay

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Guest Feature – “The #YesAllWomen Movement”

Guest Feature Post by Amelia Eskenazi and Emma Troughton, high school students from Indiana In the United States, society has evolved into one of toxicity through its relentless enforcement of artificially constructed gender norms — to the extent at which massacres rooted in misogyny and sexism ensue. Women are objectified in many different aspects. We are forced to oblige to strict school dress codes to supposedly “avoid distracting our male peers while they learn.” These dress codes equate bare skin to sexual implications, perpetuating the hyper-sexualization of women and suggesting that men are inherently untamable in the face of what...

2012 Republican National Convention: Day 3

How the GOP can Win Back Women —-If They Really Want To…

I cannot believe what I read about Nevada’s GOP party platform.  Really!?? In Missouri the GOP has 32 horrible abortion bills and no interest in equality rights in the workplace, let alone marriage. But if the GOP truly wants to woo women back into their party, then THIS is the way to start.  Thank you Ilyse Hogue for a great piece. ———————– How the GOP can Win Back Women By Ilyse Hogue, President of NARAL Pro-Choice America – April 27, 2014 for MSNBC In Nevada last week, the state Republican Party quietly made a significant decision: to remove its opposition to abortion...

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Phyllis Schlafly Gets Schooled by Twelve Year-Old Madison Kimrey

In case you missed this circulating today on the web… Planned Parenthood Action posted it on their site with the comment:  “Well, we’ve got a new hero.”  Ditto, Feministing and Emily’s List also weighed in. We agree.  Keep at it, Madison.  There’s plenty who need to hear from you. Phyllis Schlafly Gets Schooled By A Twelve Year-Old by zenbassoon of DailyKos.com, April 21, 2014 OK, not just any twelve year-old. Those of you who follow the Moral Monday movement in North Carolina may remember Madison Kimrey, the twelve year-old who stood in front of Governor McCrory’s mansion and spoke up for voter...

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Senate to Vote on Paycheck Fairness Act

Here is the news we have all been waiting for! The Senate is temporarily halting efforts to push minimum wage so they can push equal pay for equal work in the workforce. Next Tuesday, or Equal Pay Day, is going to be celebrated in the  best way with the U.S. Senate planning to vote on the Paycheck Fairness Act. The Act would close the gender wage gap and ensure that men and women are paid equally. Five years ago, President Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which eased workers’ defense against discriminatory compensation practices. This act goes further...

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MS Representation Friday!

BROUGHT TO YOU BY OUR SISTERS AT WOMEN’S CAMPAIGN FUND – MARCH 5, 2014 WE LOVE MS REPRESENTATION SO MUCH – WE WANT YOU TO LOVE IT TOO! Daily FailFormer Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko was recently profiled in the Daily Mail, but the article mostly dwelt on how her “kittenish ways” and “legendary blonde tresses” make her untrustworthy. She’s…too sexy for your trust. Too sexy for your trust. Ala-Shame-a Alabama lawmakers are attempting to advance several bills that wouldseverely restrict the time period in which a woman could obtain an abortion. It’s good to know that the big red X on their flag means...

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We Need To Pass The Ohio Equal Pay Act

Rebekah Bolser is the USA Chair for the  International Youth Council, the founder of the Pocahontas Project, and organizer for the Butler County Youth Council. She is also a woman’s rights activist. Below she wrote an article about the importance of passing equal pay for equal work in her home state of Ohio.  In the year 2014, women still earn 77 cents to every dollar that a man earns.  For women of color, the wage gap is even more drastic. African American women earn 63 cents to that dollar while Hispanic women earn 58 cents. As a high school student,...