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Senate Republicans Filibuster Equal Pay For Women Bill

Senate Republicans Filibuster Equal Pay For Women Bill | Upsetment | Scoop.it
As expected, Senate Republicans filibustered legislation on Monday aimed at helping women fight for equal pay in the workplace, a vote held by Democrats to attack the GOP ahead of the 2014 midterm elections.

The vote was 52 for, 40 against, falling short of the 60 needed to defeat a filibuster.
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Is it the proper role of government to protect workers from the tyranny of employers? To protect one class of citizens from discrimination? To make sure that the sine qua non of capitalism, the free flow of information, is available to all? I think so. The Democrats in the Senate seem to think so. But there are those who will still vote for the GOP. I suppose that makes sense for some men, those who are getting the advantage, but for women and those who believe in fair play and equal opportunity?

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Senate Poised To Pass Violence Against Women Act - But House Outlook Remains Uncertain

Senate Poised To Pass Violence Against Women Act - But House Outlook Remains Uncertain | Upsetment | Scoop.it
The Senate is poised to pass the Violence Against Women Act reauthorization early this week, with a final vote expected Monday afternoon or Tuesday.
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I hope that women everywhere will remember what the house GOP is doing. I still say if you are a woman married to a Republican you should kick him out of the bedroom until he leaves the party of misogyny.

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How One College Handled a Sexual Assault Complaint

How One College Handled a Sexual Assault Complaint | Upsetment | Scoop.it
A freshman said she was sexually assaulted at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. The school’s handling of the investigation left her wishing she had remained silent.
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This is an horrifying account on many levels. A young woman being raped. A college failing to investigate properly or worse to respect her as a person. College kids drinking to excess and not being aware of the possible consequences of such behavior. And perhaps most upsetting of all that we as a society are still dancing around these problems and not realizing how serious they are. Why does it take the federal government to tell colleges and local police departments that investigating and dealing with sexual assault is more important than football?

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Anti-Abortion Michigan Republicans push for transvaginal ultrasound bill

Anti-Abortion Michigan Republicans push for transvaginal ultrasound bill | Upsetment | Scoop.it
‘War on Women II’? Just months after the abortion issue turned out to be a vote-loser for the GOP, some state Republicans are trying to put the issue back on the political radar.
Kenneth Weene's insight:

If I were a woman and married to or going with a Republican, I would tell him to sleep in the den until he quit the damn party. How can any women support this violation of another? The worst thing is that IMHO the Repigs have become the party of rape; pure and simple this is nothing but a form of forcing the woman into a sexual behavior.

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