Pay Equity On Obama's Staff: Sarah Palin Is Both Right And Totally Wrong

As Jessica mentioned earlier today » 10/22/08 5:00pm 10/22/08 5:00pm, last night, at a rally in Nevada, saying, "Does he think that the women aren't working as hard? Does he think that they are 17 percent less productive?" This, naturally, comes from the ticket that doesn't support the Ledbetter pay equity legislation because it would cause too many…

Equal Pay? Women Of Color Get The Short End Of The Stick

The American Prospect » 9/22/08 5:00pm 9/22/08 5:00pm has a series of stories out this week about the prospects for making up the racial wage and income gap (and how African-American and Hispanic women have the worst gap of any subgroup). Suffice it to say, the because the causes are so varied and intractable, ranging from to to — , education…

Pay Equity For Women In The U.S., U.K. Remains Elusive Despite…

As many women who have plenty of education and training would tell you — except for Carly Fiorina, who the McCain campaign is keeping under lock and key after her comments that John McCain couldn't be a CEO — having those things is no guarantee of pay equity despite whatever crap John McCain insists on spewing » 9/18/08 5:00pm 9/18/08 5:00pm. A in…

McCain (Palin) On Women's Issues: When It's Not Sparse, It's Not Good

The real problem with writing about Sarah Palin's record on women's issues is that she doesn't really have one. Once you've learned that she's against reproductive choice » 9/16/08 4:00pm 9/16/08 4:00pm and , you've really got to stretch to find anything she's done or said on other issues affecting females. Of course, . I mean, it's not good when a…

Conservatives Use Sexism To Attack, Undermine Feminists

When I wrote my first real post » 9/15/08 4:00pm 9/15/08 4:00pm about Sarah Palin as the Republican's Vice Presidential nominee, I noted — as many others were noting and — that she was hardly the candidate with the best or even remotely complete record on women's issues like reproductive choice or pay equity. I did so even as my email inbox was…

Hey Carly Fiorina, Who Exactly Is Holding My Uterus Hostage?

Last weekend, McCain surrogate Carly Fiorina told women » 9/04/08 6:30pm 9/04/08 6:30pm to stop allowing the Democrats to win their votes on the issue of abortion, saying, "The Democratic Party has done a disservice to women by trying to hold women hostage to the issue of Roe v. Wade." In Carly's world view (and ), the issue is the economy, not…

Lilly Ledbetter Knows McCain's "Out Of Touch With Reality"

It's not terribly often that you get to interview a feminist icon. Well, I mean, I guess it's getting more common for me, but still, it's pretty cool. So when my colleague over at Glamocracy » 8/30/08 2:40pm 8/30/08 2:40pm asked me if I wanted to interview Lilly Ledbetter, I was like, "Hell, yeah." Don't recognize her name? If you ever have to sue…

Sarah Palin: When Choosing A Woman Might Not Be Choosing For Women

Sarah Palin was selected by John McCain today to be the second woman in our country's history to run for the Vice Presidency of the United States. She's going to attempt the break the glass ceiling that Geraldine Ferraro first cracked back in 1984, which is a cool thing on some level. But it does raise the question… » 8/29/08 5:00pm 8/29/08 5:00pm