“We are a nation of teenage boys, we don’t know what to make of this women [Katie Couric], sitting in front of us, so we look at her legs, her boobs, her hair… then maybe down the line we will listen to what she is saying”
(Via: Missrepresentation. Carol Jenkins informing us what it was like for America to see the First Female National News Anchor and how people would judge her on her appearance rather than her content.)
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Think about this shit.
This is the third time the bill has failed, following defeats in 2010 and 2012.
The Paycheck Fairness Act would require employers to disclose payment and demographic information and prevent them from punishing workers who discuss their salaries. It would also allow civil pay discrimination lawsuits to be filed against employers.
Republicans opposed the bill, arguing it would encourage “frivolous” lawsuits and deprive women of workplace flexibility.
As Noam Chomsky once pointed out for Z Magazine, old media types from the institutional bodies like American Enterprise Institute tend to regurgitate the same ideas with a reliability that is equally impressive and infuriating. While assuring the public that rape is a terrible crime, writers like Caroline Kitchens and Heather McDonald of right-wing think tank The Manhattan Institute try to claim that feminists have blown this whole rape culture thing way out of proportion.
Apparently, many women disagree. On Tuesday there were more than 1 million responses on the #RapeCultureIsWhen hashtag started by a frustrated Zerlina Maxwell in response to these right-wing narratives.
Have you heard of Ban Bossy? It’s the new initiative from Lean In and the Girl Scouts that’s trying to ban “bossy” and similar words that are used to bring down girls that are ambitious, take risks, and speak up. By changing the way we treat girls who lead, hopefully our generation will someday see more women in leadership roles.
Just a fraction of the cool stuff I learned when researching women’s history.
Co-Founder and President of the Feminist Majority Foundation and former President of National Organization for Women (NOW), Ellie Smeal works tirelessly to put women’s rights into law. Watch her story » makers.com/ellie-smeal #quotes #feminism #womensmovement #gender #gendergap
Women who served in Iraq were more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire.
23-28% of women serving in the military will be sexually assaulted over the course of their service. And those numbers are rising.
Let that sink in.