Study: Men more likely to be granted flexible work schedules. US Cons: Pew Breadwinner Mother Study ‘Misleading’.

Democrats push to make pocketbook problems women’s issues MSNBC Rosa DeLauro is one of the leaders of the new campaign to expand the definition of women’s issues to include pocketbook problems. DeLauro, along with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and their Democratic colleagues, are pushing an expansive …

Pelosi Still Pigeon-Holes Women National Review Online (blog) The Washington Post’s Melinda Henneberger thinks Representative Pelosi has had a brilliant revelation in realizing that “economic issues are women’s issues.” She reports, with some apparent amazement, that Pelosi has launched an initiative “focused …

Linda Slade of Norton Shores speaks at a forum on women’s issues July 22 at Ross Park Elementary school in Norton Shores. The forum was held by the Michigan House Democrats’ task force on Women’s Health and Economic Security.Stephen Kloosterman/MLive.com

 

Four takeaways from House Democrats’ forum on women’s issues Muskegon Chronicle – MLive.com Women’s Issues.JPG Linda Slade of Norton Shores speaks at a forum on women’s issues July 22 at Ross Park Elementary school in Norton Shores. The forum was held by the Michigan House Democrats’ task force on Women’s Health and Economic Security …

Democrats push to make pocketbook problems … tv.msnbc.com President Obama will be in Illinois on Wednesday, kicking off a series of speeches to realign …

Study: Men more likely to be granted flexible work schedules Los Angeles Times Women’s advancement in the workplace has been a hot issue in recent months. Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook chief operating officer, sparked a national debate when she published “Lean In” in March. The best-selling book urges women to be more assertive in …

Jennifer Marshall, Director of Domestic Policy Studies at the conservative Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC, spoke about the effects of marriage breakdown on poor families, and encouraged churches to support a marriage culture.

Conservatives: Pew Breadwinner Mother Study ‘Misleading’ U.S. News & World Report Female policy experts discussed the finding that women are breadwinners in four of ten American households but how that doesn’t necessarily mean their children are well supported financially or emotionally in a two-parent family, at the conservative Heritage Foundation on Tuesday.

“Any conversation that we’re having about poverty has got to take into account marriage and the relationship between marriage and poverty,” said Jennifer Marshall, director of Domestic Policy Studies at the Heritage Foundation. She argued that, far from liberating women from oppressive marriages, the feminist movement has restricted many of them to a poorer social class.

The ‘Hot’ Woman Senator and the Rule of Reversibility NPR I wanted to spark a debate and got an earful. Still, the many comments I received to my July 9 column on referring to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand as “perky” and speaking with a “girlie” voice were so generally insightful that I thought I might pick up on …

Women vs. men: Who governs better? Minnesota Public Radio This session, female senators have helped pass the Violence Against Women Act and spotlighted through tough cross-examinations of Pentagon generals the problem of sexual assaults in the military. Female chairmen have passed the first budget in five …

Female Policy Experts: To Help the Poor, Preach the Gospel of Marriage Christian Post … experts discussed the finding that women are breadwinners in four of ten American households but how that doesn’t necessarily mean their children are well supported financially or emotionally in a two-parent family, at the conservative Heritage …

Guest Column: Suffragist dinner a time to honor women of today and yesterday Cincinnati.com We will honor eight wonderful women this year, who will be presented in the coming weeks, and, with our theme, “Women of Action,” the history of women’s suffrage that led to the formation of the League and is the basis for our continued mission. The …

Women voters have the key to Democrats holding the US Senate The Guardian In 2012, women voters favored Obama by a 10pt margin – and helped secure the Senate for Democrats. (Women’s votes made the difference in Democratic Senate victories in Indiana, Wisconsin, and Florida.) Back in 2010, however, dissatisfied by the snail’s …

Anthony Weiner admits ‘wrong’ behavior continued even after resignation from … NBCNews.com (blog) New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner admitted Tuesday that his sexually charged Internet shenanigans continued even after he resigned from Congress in 2011 amid a scandal over explicit exchanges with women. Weiner, who is married to an …

US to encourage political participation of women, underrepresented Republica Ambassador Bodde, who joined Election Commissioner Ila Sharma and other distinguished guests in Kathmandu on Monday for a panel discussion on “Supporting Women´s Representation in All Stages of the Electoral Process,” said that the US will support …

In support of a legal pioneer The Hill (blog) …A brilliant lawyer and Georgetown professor named Nina Pillard helped the nation take a step towards gender equality in 1997 when she succeeded in making a legal argument that VMI – a public institution – offered an important and specific opportunity to its cadets and it would be unconstitutional to discriminate against female applicants on the basis of sex.

In a 7-1 majority opinion written by Justice Ginsburg, the Supreme Court ruled in United States v. Virginia that, “Virginia’s categorical exclusion of women from the educational opportunities VMI provides denies equal protection to women.” Professor Pillard’s argument had prevailed, ending discrimination in the admissions process at VMI, and setting our nation’s oldest state-supported military college on a path to equality.

Obama Judicial Nominee Calls Abstinence Education Unconstitutional Catholic Online The Pillard article heralded abortion rights as key to gender equality, but said the matter could not end there. She wrote, “We must eschew that shell game because the truth is that reproductive rights are important both for the reasons that the …

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