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10 02, 2011

President Obama and the Chamber of Commerce: Bad News for Women?

By | February 10th, 2011|Democrats, Economy, Equal Pay, Feminism, Making Our Political Voices Heard, Republicans|3 Comments

When I saw news clips of President Obama walking across Pennsylvania Avenue to make a much-lauded speech to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the first thought that came into my head was, "Well, there's one more stake in the heart of working women." In terms of our stalled economy, of course it makes sense for [...]

17 11, 2010

Things That Made Me Mad Today — Editing My Manuscript Edition

By | November 17th, 2010|Democrats, Equal Pay, Feminism, Republicans, Women in Politics|2 Comments

Man, this writing and editing a book is a lot of work!  While I'm trying to get things finished here, there are things I want to write about, but don't have enough time for.  So I'm putting them in my occasional series, Things That Made Me Mad Today! 1. Despite the assurances of the White [...]

24 05, 2010

It’s Time for “Equal” to Be The New “Good”

By | May 24th, 2010|Changing the World, Economy, Equal Pay, Feminism|2 Comments

Do I really have to put on my "good girl" face if I want to be treated fairly by employers rather than just having a straightforward conversation about why I, as a woman, am deserving of equal pay for equal work? According to a recent report, it looks like assuming that I'll get paid the [...]

30 01, 2010

PunditMom Video Saturday — Lilly Ledbetter is Still Working for Us!

By | January 30th, 2010|Changing the World, Democrats, Equal Pay, Making Our Political Voices Heard, Women in Politics|2 Comments

I had a chance to be on a conference call this week with Lilly Ledbetter, the woman who has become an icon in the fight for fair pay and equal status for women in the workplace.  While the a law bearing her name was signed into law a year ago, The Lilly Ledbetter Act doesn't [...]

19 02, 2009

Do We Really Need a Presidential Commission on Women?

By | February 19th, 2009|Uncategorized|4 Comments

So far American women are doing pretty well since President Barack Obama took office. He's only been President for a month, and already he's signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which will hopefully go a long way toward getting women equal pay for equal work in this country.But many are calling on the new [...]

5 02, 2009

Goodyear, You Can Spare $360K for Lilly Ledbetter

By | February 5th, 2009|Uncategorized|8 Comments

As so many women have been basking in the glow of the passage of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, the news reports reminded us that even though Lilly has become a standard bearer for the fight for fair pay for women, Lilly herself will never see a nickel of the money that she sued [...]

31 01, 2009

PunditMom and MojoMom Strike Again!

By | January 31st, 2009|Equal Pay|1 Comment

When MojoMom (also known as Amy Tiemann) calls, I always answer! This week, she invited to me to hang out at her podcast to have a political chat about our new president, the newly signed Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Law and more!Stop by and hear what we think the new Obama administration ought to be [...]

28 01, 2009

The ‘One Step Forward, Two Steps Back’ Dance for Women

By | January 28th, 2009|Equal Pay|32 Comments

I'm not trying to be a party pooper. Borrowing one of PunditGirl's new favorite words -- I'm "ecstatic" that the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act is going to get signed into law by President Barack Obama. It's a wonderful step forward in women's battle for fair pay and gives us an important tool to get [...]

28 01, 2009

PunditMom’s SpinCycle Wednesday Ice & Snow Edition

By | January 28th, 2009|Equal Pay|1 Comment

Good icy Wednesday morning! We're iced in here at Chez PunditMom -- no school, but that's OK as PunditGirl is trying to devour Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. But that doesn't mean that politics stops on a snow/ice day.President Obama is scheduled to sign the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act into law [...]

27 01, 2009

Spin Cycle Tuesday — Blagojevich Takes on The View & More!

By | January 27th, 2009|Equal Pay|2 Comments

Blago gets really brave and takes on the ladies of The View.There's a huge leap forward today for women around the world -- President Obama repealed the global gag rule, which prohibited foreign aid from the US to countries that provided or even mentioned abortion in connection with family planning services.Is it possible for hope [...]

25 01, 2009

PunditMom’s Spin Cycle Sunday — OH NO! I Agree with Campbell Brown!

By | January 25th, 2009|Uncategorized|6 Comments

What do you think --- does she have a point about President Brarack Obama and transparency?After I posted the list of Senators who voted against the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay legislation -- those who voted against it were all Republican men and all women Senators, regardless of party, voted for it -- suggested that this [...]

23 01, 2009

Who Voted Against Fair Pay for Women?

By | January 23rd, 2009|Making Our Political Voices Heard|10 Comments

Senators:Alexander (R-TN)Barrasso (R-WY)Bennett (R-UT)Bond (R-MO)Brownback (R-KS)Bunning (R-KY)Burr (R-NC)Chambliss (R-GA)Coburn (R-OK)Cochran (R-MS)Corker (R-TN)Cornyn (R-TX)Crapo (R-ID)DeMint (R-SC)Ensign (R-NV)Enzi (R-WY)Graham (R-SC)Grassley (R-IA)Gregg (R-NH)Hatch (R-UT)Inhofe (R-OK)Isakson (R-GA)Johanns (R-NE)Kyl (R-AZ)Lugar (R-IN)Martinez (R-FL)McCain (R-AZ)McConnell (R-KY)Risch (R-ID)Roberts (R-KS)Sessions (R-AL)Shelby (R-AL)Thune (R-SD)Vitter (R-LA)Voinovich (R-OH)Wicker (R-MS)Just in case you were interested, these are all Republican men. No women Senators or Democrats voted against the [...]

23 01, 2009

Fair Pay and Health Care for Kids are Closer to Reality

By | January 23rd, 2009|Equal Pay|2 Comments

As I started to write this post, I realized I was at a bit of a loss. I love writing about fair pay for women, health care for children and better schools, but I just couldn't help wondering why there's still a need to be writing about them? I'd like to think that in 2009, [...]

22 01, 2009

Here’s to You, Lilly Ledbetter!

By | January 22nd, 2009|Equal Pay|3 Comments

The Senate has voted in favor of the Lilly Ledbetter equal pay bill by a vote of 61 to 36!YAY!!!!!President Obama, do you have a few minutes to sign that into law this evening?

9 01, 2009

Lilly Ledbetter: “All I Ever Expected Was to be Treated Fairly”

By | January 9th, 2009|Equal Pay|4 Comments

Once upon a time, in a land that now seems very far away, a 19-year-old girl landed what she thought at the time was her dream job -- a position as an on-air television reporter! It wasn't in a major city or anything, but she thought she was well on her way to the ultimate [...]

29 05, 2007

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Can’t Do It Alone

By | May 29th, 2007|Equal Pay|5 Comments

Future Supreme Court Justices.Yes, there are obviously MANY other good reasons to vote for the next President.But today's 5-4 ruling (yes, along ideological lines) is only more proof that women's rights will slowly slip away if we don't have a Democrat appointing Justices for the next Supreme Court seats that come open.Why do I say [...]