Sometimes we encounter things that make us think “really?!?” and remind us why we need more woman leaders!
From our Alert on August 13, 2015:
- Carly Fiorina, one of the many GOP Presidential hopefuls, opposes changing federal law to legally mandate paid maternity leave. Currently, the US does not legally require employers to offer any paid maternity or paternity leave. This position, which is shared by many of Fiorina’s fellow Republican lawmakers, places the US at odds with the majority of other developed countries; in fact, even Afghanistan offers far greater rights in this regard, requiring paid leave and job protection during that period. In fact, 177 nations mandate these types of parental rights. More Here
- When asked if the culture wars were over, Fox News contributor Erick Erickson responded with an interesting prediction for the future of progressive social movements. On the success of liberal social values, Erickson commented, “the people who appear to be the victors right now are the least likely to procreate, so we will eventually breed them out of existence demographically”. Erickson seems to think that progressivism is a hereditary trait. Read more about this story here.
- While discussing his desire to defund Planned Parenthood, presidential hopeful Jeb Bush commented, “I’m not sure we need a half a billion dollars for women’s health issues”. To put this number, $500 million, in context, the US Department of Defense has a budget of over half a trillion dollars. More here.
From our Alert on July 29, 2015:
- Missouri State Rep Paul Joseph Wieland (R) has filed a lawsuit against the Obama Administration to prevent his daughters-two of whom are adults-from accessing birth control under his health plan. Though previously dismissed, his case was just reinstated by an appellate panel: Here
- Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have determined that Google’s algorithms display far fewer high paying executive jobs to a certain group: Women! More here.
- Rachel Maddow had to explain to a confused Rick Santorum what the Supreme Court does and what its decisions mean for Congress: Here