Tag Archives: Lilly Ledbetter

GOP candidate claims she can’t be fighting a war on women because she’s…a woman

Tweet In a hilarious painfully awkward campaign ad, Michigan senate candidate Terri Lynn Land argues that her simultaneous female and Republican identities disprove the claim that she’s engaged in a “war on women.” But her whole opposition to the equal pay thing reveals that she is definitely a soldier and she’s definitely not fighting for [...]
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Mind the gap: Latinas and unequal pay

TweetOn June 10, 1963, the U.S. government passed an amendment to the Fair Labor Standards Act making it illegal to pay women less than men for the same work. That was 50 years ago, and women are still paid less than men at all education levels, in almost every field. On average, women make 77 [...]
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The Feministing Five: Lilly Ledbetter

Tweet Lilly Ledbetter, a woman whose story affects us all, recently came out with her autobiography, “Grace and Grit: My Fight for Equal Pay and Fairness at Goodyear and Beyond.” Her story is more important than ever today. Especially since women still only make 77 cents to every dollar that men make, even as we [...]
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Romney campaign on whether women should be paid fairly: “We’ll get back to you on that”

TweetRemember that whole women problem that the Republicans definitely don’t have? I think it just got a whole lot worse. On a media call this morning, when asked if he supports the Lilly Ledbetter Act, which helps ensure women get paid fairly, the Romney camp refused to answer. Audio of Romney campaign aides saying “we’ll [...]
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Today Yesterday in Feminist History: The Lilly Ledbetter Act

Tweet Three years ago yesterday, President Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act — the first legislation he signed as president (which you have to admit is kinda awesome). What really inspired me about this legislation and Ledbetter’s fight was that it reminds us of the importance of storytelling and putting real stories [...]
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