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History as this woman sees it. The serious, the kitsch, the opinionated. Companion to http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/
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The Long Struggle for Wage Equality for Women and Republican Road Blocks | Nomadic Politics

The Long Struggle for Wage Equality for Women and Republican Road Blocks | Nomadic Politics | Herstory | Scoop.it
Wage equality for women has been a long and difficult road, dating the Roosevelt era and before. Down through the years, step by step, progress against pay discrimination has plodded along, despite the numerous obstacles. However, that struggle came to an abrupt halt last April when Republican Senators decided to shut down legislation to curb pay discrimination based on gender. But the question is: will they pay a price in November?

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Phyllis Schlafly: Still Wrong (and Mean) After All These Years

Phyllis Schlafly: Still Wrong (and Mean) After All These Years | Herstory | Scoop.it
A recent column by Phyllis Schlafly—arguably nation’s, if not the world’s, most famous hater of the feminist movement—shows just how woefully out of touch she and the conservative spokeswomen who have followed her are today.
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Schlafly said, “The best way to improve economic prospects for women is to improve job prospects for the men in their lives, even if that means increasing the so-called pay gap.”

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Harriet Tubman: A Great Liberator and A Great Woman

Harriet Tubman:  A Great Liberator and A Great Woman | Herstory | Scoop.it
Harriet Tubman: A Great Liberator and A Great Woman Harriet Tubman quotes, a glimpse of her story: I was the conductor of the Underground Railroad for eight years, and I can say what most conductor...

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This Is What the Harassment of Women on the Internet Looks Like - Pacific Standard: The Science of Society

This Is What the Harassment of Women on the Internet Looks Like - Pacific Standard: The Science of Society | Herstory | Scoop.it
All week we're running personal stories from Pacific Standard readers in response to Amanda Hess' cover story, "Why Women Aren't Welcome on the Internet."

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Wage equality, anyone?

Wage equality, anyone? | Herstory | Scoop.it

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Greg Russak's curator insight, January 19, 1:12 AM

My mom was a stay-at-home, as was the mother of my children for many years. It required sacrifice, but only in an economic sense. Not at all to diminish working mothers, either by choice or by necessity, but  what is a stay-at-home mom worth? She's priceless, and I think we ought to live in the world's wealthiest society constructed to acknowledge that and to allow more women to be stay-at-home moms.

Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, March 22, 4:34 PM

A stay-at-home mom job is not worth much and it is worth less than it was 5 years ago.

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The Social and Legal Arguments for Allowing Women to Go Topless in Public

The Social and Legal Arguments for Allowing Women to Go Topless in Public | Herstory | Scoop.it
Advocates of female toplessness say current laws enforce damaging views of women's bodies. 

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A problem of "masculine" values

A problem of "masculine" values | Herstory | Scoop.it

The MSM coverage of the Labour Party remit, led by right wing propagandists, is riddled with sexism and the same traditional masculinist values that marginalise the poor and those with least power.


...[Judy] McGregor focused on two aspects of gender and politics that are in need of urgent attention, and which are covered in remits considered at the conference.  The representation of women in the House, and equal pay have gone backwards since NAct have been in government.  McGregor presented statistics to show that the proportion on women MPs has declined, while the gender pay gap is now the biggest it has been for 10 years.


...In focusing on the pay gap, McGregor focused on the paid workforce.  While this is in crucial need of attention, she also neglected the underlying framework, in which women are still preferred in caring roles, paid and unpaid, and which are given low status by society.  McGregor drew on her undercover experience, working in age care facilities. This low paid work is largely done by women for less than $14-15 per hour.  Nurses create a positive caring culture, but earn less than employees with similar qualifications, doing similar work in other hospitals.  McGregor described it as a “form of modern day slavery”.

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What about Rob Portman’s daughter? Why Republicans' new empathy on gays and immigration won't extend to reproductive rights

What about Rob Portman’s daughter? Why Republicans' new empathy on gays and immigration won't extend to reproductive rights | Herstory | Scoop.it

Abortion and access to contraception often get lumped with marriage equality as “social issues,” but there are reasons why they’ve played out differently. Take Portman’s own reasoning in his Op-Ed this morning: “We conservatives believe in personal liberty and minimal government interference in people’s lives. We also consider the family unit to be the fundamental building block of society. We should encourage people to make long-term commitments to each other and build families, so as to foster strong, stable communities and promote personal responsibility.” In other words, gay and lesbian people are joining what Portman considers to be, and has historically been, a conservative institution — much like the military, where they’d already been serving in secret.

 

Although family planning used to be considered a conservative issue, there is still something more radical and terrifying about a woman not wanting to be a mother, or wanting to be a mother on her own terms. There will always be people who consider it the same as murder of a fully developed person in the world. There is still far more empathy for an embryo or fetus than for the living woman.

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It's that last line of what I've quoted from the article which has upset me so deeply for what's now become my entire life.

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The Women's Movement's Next 50 Years

The Women's Movement's Next 50 Years | Herstory | Scoop.it

I always knew this was the longest revolution, one that would take a century or more to unfold. It's upended most of our lives, and significantly improved so many of them. Nothing will ever be the same. Yet there's still such a long way to go. I doubt I'll see full gender equality in my lifetime.


By Ruth Rosen, a former columnist for the Los Angeles Times and the San Francisco Chronicle, is Professor Emerita of History at the University of California at Davis and a Scholar in Residence at U.C. Berkeley. She is the author, most recently, of The World Split Open: How the Modern Women's Movement Changed America.

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If You Only Watch One Video Today – Or In Your Lifetime

If You Only Watch One Video Today – Or In Your Lifetime | Herstory | Scoop.it
Let it be this one. This Is My Body makes me weep — with joy, sorrow, hope, and fear. If you like, Like.
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A Woman’s Lifetime Earnings Lost To Pay Gap Could Feed A Family Of Four For 37 Years

A Woman’s Lifetime Earnings Lost To Pay Gap Could Feed A Family Of Four For 37 Years | Herstory | Scoop.it

By PAT GAROFALO, Think Progress

 

As of today — which is Equal Pay Day 2012 — women make 77 cents for every dollar that men earn. Over the course of a woman’s career, that disparity adds up to more than $430,000 in lost wages for an individual woman. As Center for American Progress economic analyst Matt Separa noted, the pay gap means that women fall behind economically in a number of ways:

 

Because of this gap women working full time are able to afford less education, housing, transportation, food, and health care for themselves and their families than their male counterparts. As a result women and female-headed households are more likely to be in poverty and less likely to have health insurance. The pay gap translates into a significant economic disadvantage for women and their families, especially when nearly two-thirds (63.9 percent) of women are now either the primary breadwinner or a co-breadwinner, bringing home at least 25 percent of their family’s income.

 

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I Know a Lot About Welfare Mothers

I Know a Lot About Welfare Mothers | Herstory | Scoop.it

by HAPPY IN NM, Daily Kos

When I was going through my divorce, my daughter and I went to LA for my mother's 70th birthday celebration. While we were gone, my husband closed our business. The office had been emptied of everything. He also took whatever money was in the business account, which was the only account we had. I had nothing, except a place to live until the bills came due. I also had one 6 year old daughter who was inclined to eat periodically. My parents were living exclusively on Social Security, so they could offer little financial help. With few choices and much trepidation  [MORE]


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Thank you for sharing this article. I think it is so important to share experiences of real people, and not the oft touted fiction that passes for fair and balanced news in other parts.
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Wisconsin State Senator Says Women Are Paid Less Because ‘Money Is More Important For Men’

Wisconsin State Senator Says Women Are Paid Less Because ‘Money Is More Important For Men’ | Herstory | Scoop.it

By Travis Waldron, Think Progress

 

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) quietly repealed his state’s equal pay law last week, a decision that will make it harder for victims of wage discrimination to sue for lost earnings and back wages. The law was enacted primarily to address the massive pay gap that exists between male and female workers, which is even bigger in Wisconsin than in other states.

 

Repealing the law was a no-brainer for state Sen. Glenn Grothman (R), who led the effort because of his belief that pay discrimination is a myth driven by liberal women’s groups. Ignoring multiple studies showing that the pay gap exists, Grothman blamed females for prioritizing childrearing and homemaking instead of money, saying, “Money is more important for men.” [MORE]


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Obama wants women at Augusta

Obama wants women at Augusta | Herstory | Scoop.it
President Obama on Thursday made clear his view on the membership of women at the Augusta National Golf Club: They should be admitted.

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At 11th Hour, Georgia Passes "Women As Livestock" Bill

At 11th Hour, Georgia Passes "Women As Livestock" Bill | Herstory | Scoop.it

Barbarism. Who would want to put a woman through that?

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Legislating Teen Sex: What's (Terribly) Wrong With Our Age of Consent Laws | RH Reality Check

Legislating Teen Sex: What's (Terribly) Wrong With Our Age of Consent Laws | RH Reality Check | Herstory | Scoop.it

Last month, my husband forwarded me this article from the Daily Beast and I haven't been able to get it out of my mind since.

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Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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 Wikipedia 

 

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a declaration adopted by the United Nations General Assembly (10 December 1948 at Palais de Chaillot, Paris). The Declaration arose directly from the experience of the Second World War and represents the first global expression of rights to which all human beings are inherently entitled. It consists of 30 articles which have been elaborated in subsequent international treaties, regional human rights instruments, national constitutions and laws. The International Bill of Human Rights consists of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and its two Optional Protocols. In 1966 the General Assembly adopted the two detailed Covenants, which complete the International Bill of Human Rights; and in 1976, after the Covenants had been ratified by a sufficient number of individual nations, the Bill took on the force of international law. [MORE]

 

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3 Ways Women Workers are Fighting Discrimination, Wage Theft, and Abuse on the Job | Gender | AlterNet

3 Ways Women Workers are Fighting Discrimination, Wage Theft, and Abuse on the Job | Gender | AlterNet | Herstory | Scoop.it
Women workers are attacking low pay and bias from many angles, assailing wage laws that exclude them, suing over outright discrimination, and trying to organize unions.
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UN considers recognizing sexual rights for ten-year-old children

UN considers recognizing sexual rights for ten-year-old children | Herstory | Scoop.it

The UN Commission on Population and Development is considering “sexual and reproductive health and rights” for children as young as ten. Even the Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon agrees. In a statement recently released he said, “Young people, as much as all people, share the human right to health, including sexual and reproductive health.”

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Lawyers arguing DOMA appeal Wednesday

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by CHUCK COLBERT, Keen News

 

When a panel of three judges on a federal appeals court hears arguments against the federal Defense of Marriage Act, three openly gay lawyers will argue the law is unconstitutional. Opposing them, one straight attorney.

 

Legal gay icon Mary Bonauto will once again make a case for equal marriage, arguing on behalf of seven gay couples and three widowers, all married in Massachusetts after the 2003 Goodridge v. Department of Public Health decision.

 

While the state affords them all the rights, benefits, protections, and responsibilities of legal wedlock, the federal government, under DOMA, denies them more than 1,000 federal programs, benefits and legal protections afforded to opposite-sex couples.


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Justice Scalia: Let Them Die

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by DEANIAC83, The People's View

 

Maybe you missed it, but Justice Scalia today said that letting the uninsured die is a better idea than making it an individual responsibility for those who can afford it to buy health insurance.

 

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Sign Of The Times: 2012

Sign Of The Times: 2012 | Herstory | Scoop.it
David Parrish photos of the Protest at the Virginia State Capitol. Which leads us to Rush Limbaugh… Use BoycottRush.org as a starting point. (Via Cult Of Gracie.) See also: The...
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An opinionated woman obsessed with objects, entertained by ephemera, intrigued by researching, fascinated by culture & addicted to writing. The wind says my name; doesn't put an @ in front of it, so maybe you don't notice. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com
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