Tag Archives: Women and politics

My American Dream: A minimum wage that allows everyone to prosper

TweetThis post originally appeared on the Huffington Post. When I think of the American Dream, I don’t just see images of white picket fences and fathers kissing their children before they leave for work. I see an African-American mother of two dropping her children off at school and driving to her place of employment with [...]
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Three female Iraq War vets running for Congress, are all around amazing and bad-ass women

Tweet A SYTYCB Entry   After starting off with the ludicrous comments made by Rep. Todd Akin, it’s nice to see this week coming to a close with women stepping up to the plate — women like Tammy Duckworth, Martha McSally, and Tulsi Gabbard. Yesterday, the Associated Press reported that these three women are among “dozens of military veterans” [...]
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Gender Taxes: American Women Are $1.5 Million Poorer By Age 65

TweetEvery single working day of the year, American women pay a 22.6 percent gender tax on their income.  By gender tax, I mean a negative transfer imposed upon women’s wages which reduces the wealth they control and increases the amount of time they work.  Feminists know the gender tax as the pay gap (in 2010, [...]
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Just Click On It

Tweet Cross posted on genfem.com I went to a screening of PBS’s “Women, War and Peace” at the Feminist Majority Foundation in Los Angeles last week, followed by a conversation between Mavis Leno, Gayle Lemmon and Katherine Spillar. It was my first feminist event in LA and I assumed the crowd wasn’t going to be [...]
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What Walmart and Brett Easton Ellis Don’t Have in Common

There is a base level of misogyny in corporate America that’s larger than any of the individual corporations that comprise it.
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