Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Women's rights.

So I was reading through Pundit mom and I came across a list of Senators that voted against the Lily Ledbetter Act that provides Fair Pay for women.

I scrolled down the list (all of them were Republican Men) and what name do I come across other than Sen John McCain of Arizona.

I find this interesting given that he chose a woman to be his running mate. And looking at the 3rd debate where he and Obama were discussing the ban on partial birth abortions. And he claimed that the typical argument was for *airquote with hands* "Women's health concerns".

Forget interesting, it's rather disturbing. We've had a huge historical moment with the election of our first African American President, but women of all races and cultures are still falling far behind. What can we do about this? Obama is set to sign the bill into law, so that's a good first step.

So I'm going to start with posting the list of Senator's names. If any of these are your senators, I encourage you to call and write letters to tell them that we want equal rights for women. We have to do this for our daughters' futures. And I also encourage you to reprint this list on your blogs if you have them.

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)


Monkey Girl said...

Well, we all knew that Palin was just window dressing. Low I.Q. window dressing, at that.
As far as the list...gee, they are all republicans, what a shock!

What really gets my goat, is that most people think we don't need affirmative action anymore. Hello people, we women (i.e. minorities) are still making less than men, doing the same EXACT job. Affirmative action isn't just for racial minorities.

PunditMom said...

And to the extent that they're on Twitter, let's tweet them!

mommapolitico said...

Consider it posted, Girlfriend. I don't think McCain had a single, solitary thought of his own throughout that entire campaign. Yet another puppet. And here, here, MG, re: affirmative action for women! Until the cracks we've made collapse the glass ceiling, we need to continue to fight the good fight!
Tweeting as we speak, PM! Keep the faith, Sistahs!

PunkyBean said...

I so wish that I even had two senators! Unfortunately I only have one... Yes, I'm in Minneapolis! At least we have Amy Klobuchar!

Jen said...

Punky Bean - Welcome!
Gosh I really like Amy Klobuchar... I saw a lot of her during the election on TV. She is really impressive. And I also like Claire McAskill. The women in the Senate kick butt!

cancer mommy said...

I wish I could say I'm surprised by the vote, but really, some things never change. Palin was a joke, and most women knew it. Hell, most men knew it too.

In my mind, the fair pay debate isn't really about men vs women, it's about religious vs secular. I mean, aren't we supposed to be barefoot, pregnant, and in the kitchen? If there wasn't the ingrained belief that women needed to take care of the home and family, we wouldn't have so much trouble getting equal pay/rights. That might be a bit harsh, but those beliefs about women stem from religious views, and to me are all connected.