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The War on Equal Pay for Women

May 25, 2012


Business Week, May 25, 2012 by Elizabeth Dwoskin Legislation that would make it easier for people to compare salary data with their colleagues when they suspect their employers are stiffing them is headed for a fight in Congress. On Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) moved to force a June 5 vote on the […]

Equal Rights Amendment must pass to insure human rights for U.S. women

May 19, 2012


Women News Network, May 19, 2012 by Sandy Oestreich St. Petersburg, FLORIDA, U.S.: “What war on Women?” some ask with a smirk.  It’s not as if it’s enough that there’s been a steady drumbeat of regulations and legislation that increasingly restrict and demoralize half the U.S. population, American women. No, now they’ve come for the ultimate […]

Women return fire in gender war in election campaigns

May 13, 2012


Detroit News, May 13, 2012 by Pauline Arrillaga Denver— Wanda Ramey stood on the University of Colorado campus, cane in one hand, “Close the Pay Gap” sign in the other. The rally for equal pay among women in the workplace was the 65-year-old spitfire’s second stop in a day of meetings and protests. Ramey’s top […]

“Wouldn’t it be nice if we had an amendment … ?”

April 6, 2012


We Are Women, April 6, 2012 by by Jessica DelBalzo On her most recent album, feminist/activist/folksinger Ani Difranco sings, “Wouldn’t it be nice if / We had an amendment / To give civil rights to / Women?”  Her song, titled simply “Amendment,” is a call for the Equal Rights Amendment (or ERA) which has been […]

What Do Women Want Anyway?

April 5, 2012


  Huffington Post, April 5, 2012 by Ken Solin What do these women want anyway? That was the question men frequently asked when the Women’s Movement began decades ago. I was a 20-something guy and, like nearly every man I knew, acknowledged that equal pay and career opportunities for women were long overdue. We fully […]

The ‘War on Women’ is really a war on freedoms

March 30, 2012


The News Star, March 30, 2012 by Jackie Dehon March was Women’s History Month. I have written Women’s History Month guest editorials since the 1980s. I usually tell about the many unsung deeds of women. This year I feel a need to report on “the State of American Women.” Unknown numbers of women have contributed […]