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17 10, 2012

Binders Full of Women: More Than a Meme

By | October 17th, 2012|2012 election, Democrats, Feminism, Politics, Presidential Campaigns, Republicans, Uncategorized, Women in Politics|4 Comments

The blogosphere loves a good meme. Who doesn't like a little Ryan "Hey Girl" Gosling (especially that feminist Ryan Gosling!) or some bad-ass Texts from Hillary. They're good fun with a grain a truth -- women's collective love for both the hunky actor and the Secretary of State many of us want to run for [...]

17 04, 2012

I’m Ready for Equal Pay. How About You?

By | April 17th, 2012|Changing the World, Equal Pay, Feminism|2 Comments

When I was first starting out as a young journalist, I believed there was no question that I would get paid the same salary as men doing the same job. After all, we'd come a long way, right? Women were not just "weather girls" anymore; we were becoming investigative journalists and sports anchors and producers. [...]

26 08, 2011

Don’t Know What to Tell My Daughters on Women’s Equality Day

By | August 26th, 2011|Changing the World, Equal Pay, Feminism, Making Our Political Voices Heard, Moms & Politics, Women in Politics|2 Comments

  I sometimes use my experiences as PunditGirl's mother as a lens through which to view issues that are important to me.  But PunditGirl isn't the only daughter in my life.  I also have two adult step-daughters.  They don't need me much at this stage of the game -- they're women with their own professional [...]

21 06, 2011

Supreme Court Tells Women to Shut Up and Go Home — Again

By | June 21st, 2011|Changing the World, Equal Pay, Feminism, Making Our Political Voices Heard, Moms & Politics, Republicans, Women in Politics|5 Comments

The Supreme Court has told one and a half million women who work at Wal-mart, in essence, be grateful you have jobs even if you make less money and get promoted less than men.  Now, shut up and go home. That was the practical upshot of the ruling in the highly-watched case Dukes v. Wal-mart. [...]

8 05, 2011

Five Things This Feminist Mom is Grateful for on Mother’s Day — A Reprise

By | May 8th, 2011|Adoption, Changing the World, Equal Pay, Feminism|2 Comments

This one was one of my favorites from last year.  So I figured -- if it was good enough for Mother's Day 2010, it should still be good for 2011! Sure, I get to leave the dishes in the sink and the dirty laundry in the hamper today. And it's great that "some people" (you [...]

8 03, 2011

One Day for Women? I'd Say We Need All 365

By | March 8th, 2011|Changing the World, Equal Pay, Feminism|1 Comment

007 gets schooled by "M" on International Women's Day. What do you say -- Judi Dench in 2012? And I think Daniel Craig might look better as a redhead.

2 03, 2011

White House Report Says Women More Likely to Have a College Education, but Still Earn Less

By | March 2nd, 2011|Changing the World, Democrats, Economy, Equal Pay, Feminism|2 Comments

The White House chose Women's History Month to release a new report on the status of American women called "Women in America: Indicators of Social and Economic Well-Being." The good news is that it's the first comprehensive report in about 50 years that presents an overall picture of how women are faring in a variety [...]

10 02, 2011

President Obama and the Chamber of Commerce: Bad News for Women?

By | February 10th, 2011|Democrats, Economy, Equal Pay, Feminism, Making Our Political Voices Heard, Republicans|3 Comments

When I saw news clips of President Obama walking across Pennsylvania Avenue to make a much-lauded speech to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the first thought that came into my head was, "Well, there's one more stake in the heart of working women." In terms of our stalled economy, of course it makes sense for [...]

2 02, 2011

Is Fair Pay Dead in Minnesota?

By | February 2nd, 2011|Equal Pay, Feminism, Republicans, Women in Politics|0 Comments

I've never been to Minnesota, but I'm a big fan -- I like it's current Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken ('cause he was smart enough, good enough and gosh darn it the voters liked him!), someone was ingenious enough to come up with the idea of connecting most of the buildings in downtown Minneapolis [...]

19 11, 2010

Writing, writing, writing!

By | November 19th, 2010|Democrats, Equal Pay, Moms & Politics, Republicans|0 Comments

Yup, still nose to the computer keyboard here for the never-ending manuscript edits!  But that doesn't mean you can't find me some other cool places in the blogosphere! There's plenty of blame to go around for the failure of the Senate to even allow debate and a vote on the Paycheck Fairness Act.  I'm definitely [...]

17 11, 2010

Things That Made Me Mad Today — Editing My Manuscript Edition

By | November 17th, 2010|Democrats, Equal Pay, Feminism, Republicans, Women in Politics|2 Comments

Man, this writing and editing a book is a lot of work!  While I'm trying to get things finished here, there are things I want to write about, but don't have enough time for.  So I'm putting them in my occasional series, Things That Made Me Mad Today! 1. Despite the assurances of the White [...]

24 05, 2010

It’s Time for “Equal” to Be The New “Good”

By | May 24th, 2010|Changing the World, Economy, Equal Pay, Feminism|2 Comments

Do I really have to put on my "good girl" face if I want to be treated fairly by employers rather than just having a straightforward conversation about why I, as a woman, am deserving of equal pay for equal work? According to a recent report, it looks like assuming that I'll get paid the [...]

12 05, 2010

The Supreme Court Could Still Use a Mom

By | May 12th, 2010|Changing the World, Equal Pay|4 Comments

I'm pretty happy that President Obama has nominated another woman to the Supreme Court -- three out of nine still isn't the ratio I'd like to see of women to men, but it's a great step in the right direction. Last year, when Sonia Sotomayor was nominated to the highest court in the land, I [...]

28 04, 2010

Talk Amongst Yourselves

By | April 28th, 2010|Equal Pay, Feminism, Making Our Political Voices Heard, Women in Politics|0 Comments

It's down to the wire with the Mothers of Intention manuscript --  = : O -- so here are a few things I thought you'd like while I'm burning the midnight oil: In case you missed it, check out the NEWSWEEK story about the 40th anniversary of the gender discrimination lawsuit filed against it by [...]

24 04, 2010

Down to the Wire Weekend

By | April 24th, 2010|Equal Pay, Feminism, Moms & Politics|0 Comments

Where can you find me this weekend while I'm trying to crank out the last chapter of Mothers of Intention? Check out my weekly column Speaker of the House at The Stir -- this week, I wonder how far we've really come since some brave women sued Newsweek for gender discrimination 40 year ago. See [...]

30 01, 2010

PunditMom Video Saturday — Lilly Ledbetter is Still Working for Us!

By | January 30th, 2010|Changing the World, Democrats, Equal Pay, Making Our Political Voices Heard, Women in Politics|2 Comments

I had a chance to be on a conference call this week with Lilly Ledbetter, the woman who has become an icon in the fight for fair pay and equal status for women in the workplace.  While the a law bearing her name was signed into law a year ago, The Lilly Ledbetter Act doesn't [...]

5 02, 2009

Goodyear, You Can Spare $360K for Lilly Ledbetter

By | February 5th, 2009|Uncategorized|8 Comments

As so many women have been basking in the glow of the passage of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, the news reports reminded us that even though Lilly has become a standard bearer for the fight for fair pay for women, Lilly herself will never see a nickel of the money that she sued [...]

28 01, 2009

The ‘One Step Forward, Two Steps Back’ Dance for Women

By | January 28th, 2009|Equal Pay|32 Comments

I'm not trying to be a party pooper. Borrowing one of PunditGirl's new favorite words -- I'm "ecstatic" that the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act is going to get signed into law by President Barack Obama. It's a wonderful step forward in women's battle for fair pay and gives us an important tool to get [...]

28 01, 2009

PunditMom’s SpinCycle Wednesday Ice & Snow Edition

By | January 28th, 2009|Equal Pay|1 Comment

Good icy Wednesday morning! We're iced in here at Chez PunditMom -- no school, but that's OK as PunditGirl is trying to devour Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. But that doesn't mean that politics stops on a snow/ice day.President Obama is scheduled to sign the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act into law [...]

25 01, 2009

PunditMom’s Spin Cycle Sunday — OH NO! I Agree with Campbell Brown!

By | January 25th, 2009|Uncategorized|6 Comments

What do you think --- does she have a point about President Brarack Obama and transparency?After I posted the list of Senators who voted against the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay legislation -- those who voted against it were all Republican men and all women Senators, regardless of party, voted for it -- suggested that this [...]

23 01, 2009

Who Voted Against Fair Pay for Women?

By | January 23rd, 2009|Making Our Political Voices Heard|10 Comments

Senators:Alexander (R-TN)Barrasso (R-WY)Bennett (R-UT)Bond (R-MO)Brownback (R-KS)Bunning (R-KY)Burr (R-NC)Chambliss (R-GA)Coburn (R-OK)Cochran (R-MS)Corker (R-TN)Cornyn (R-TX)Crapo (R-ID)DeMint (R-SC)Ensign (R-NV)Enzi (R-WY)Graham (R-SC)Grassley (R-IA)Gregg (R-NH)Hatch (R-UT)Inhofe (R-OK)Isakson (R-GA)Johanns (R-NE)Kyl (R-AZ)Lugar (R-IN)Martinez (R-FL)McCain (R-AZ)McConnell (R-KY)Risch (R-ID)Roberts (R-KS)Sessions (R-AL)Shelby (R-AL)Thune (R-SD)Vitter (R-LA)Voinovich (R-OH)Wicker (R-MS)Just in case you were interested, these are all Republican men. No women Senators or Democrats voted against the [...]

23 01, 2009

Fair Pay and Health Care for Kids are Closer to Reality

By | January 23rd, 2009|Equal Pay|2 Comments

As I started to write this post, I realized I was at a bit of a loss. I love writing about fair pay for women, health care for children and better schools, but I just couldn't help wondering why there's still a need to be writing about them? I'd like to think that in 2009, [...]

22 01, 2009

Here’s to You, Lilly Ledbetter!

By | January 22nd, 2009|Equal Pay|3 Comments

The Senate has voted in favor of the Lilly Ledbetter equal pay bill by a vote of 61 to 36!YAY!!!!!President Obama, do you have a few minutes to sign that into law this evening?

15 01, 2009

PunditMom’s Spin Cycle Thursday — Sarah Palin Hates Us & More Confirmation Hearings

By | January 15th, 2009|Moms & Politics|1 Comment

Lots of good stuff this morning!Sarah Palin is getting testier in an interview with Esquire magazine about those of us she calls "bored, anonymous, pathetic bloggers who lie." Just when you thought you were out, she pulls you back in!Confirmation hearings are getting underway this morning for Attorney General nominee Eric Holder and Homeland Security [...]

9 01, 2009

Lilly Ledbetter: “All I Ever Expected Was to be Treated Fairly”

By | January 9th, 2009|Equal Pay|4 Comments

Once upon a time, in a land that now seems very far away, a 19-year-old girl landed what she thought at the time was her dream job -- a position as an on-air television reporter! It wasn't in a major city or anything, but she thought she was well on her way to the ultimate [...]

7 01, 2009

Fair Pay: The New Reality Show?

By | January 7th, 2009|Moms & Politics|2 Comments

I'm not going to get on my soapbox yet again about fair pay for women. If you know me, you know where I stand on that -- like it should be so controversial an idea to pay people equally for the same work! Mon Dieux!News reports claim that there will be a vote this week [...]

12 12, 2008

Friday’s Hits, Quickly!

By | December 12th, 2008|Moms & Politics|0 Comments

So there are 13 days left until Christmas, but Chanukah and the birthday of a certain PunditGril come before that, so that's much organizing to be done here at Chez PunditMom.While I'm running around, here are a few news stories to talk about. I'm especially ticked about the story on fair pay ... you know [...]

10 12, 2008

Holy Fair Pay, Batgirl!

By | December 10th, 2008|Equal Pay|3 Comments

When I was little, it never occurred to me that Batgirl didn't get paid the same as Batman or Robin. Hey, she did just the same kind of work they did AND she had to do it in skin-tight Lycra and high-heeled boots. I remember this ad when from when a weekly Batman episode was [...]

29 05, 2007

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Can’t Do It Alone

By | May 29th, 2007|Equal Pay|5 Comments

Future Supreme Court Justices.Yes, there are obviously MANY other good reasons to vote for the next President.But today's 5-4 ruling (yes, along ideological lines) is only more proof that women's rights will slowly slip away if we don't have a Democrat appointing Justices for the next Supreme Court seats that come open.Why do I say [...]