Why Equality for Women Is a Real Election Issue

As if we didn’t know already, Romney’s ‘binders full of women’ comment was more than just a funny turn of phrase good for clever memes. First, even what he meant to say is a lie. And in any case employment and pay equity and equality do matter. Here’s more on why women’s equality is an important issue in the US presidential election from Daily Kos coverage of a panel discussion involving Mika Brzezinski and four men on Morning Joe. The very treatment of Brzezinski by her ‘peers’ makes the point here.

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  1. When I was listening to Obama answer the question on women’s issues during the debate, I kept waiting for him to mention the Paycheck Fairness Act. For those unfamiliar, this is a bill that would have gone well beyond the Lily Ledbetter law to address these issues. The bill almost passed in 2010, but was blocked by (big surprise) Republicans. Four Republican women in the Senate (Bailey Hutchison, Snowe, Collins, Murkowski) had supported the bill earlier, but were bullied this time into opposing it. All four have been attacked repeatedly by the tea party, and Bailey Hutchison and Snowe were pushed into retirement. If Obama wanted a concrete case, it doesn’t get much more concrete than that.

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