Punditry flashed its ugly underbelly this week following last week's announcement that Chelsea Clinton is pregnant. The response to the news ranged from the ridiculous to the sublime. Some pundits wondered how being a grandmother would impact Hillary Clinton's campaign, or, perish the thought, her presidency. The answer is NOT. Has anyone wondered how Jeb Bush's grandchildren would impact his campaign? Or how Mitt Romney managed to campaign for President while having 18 grandchildren? Enough said!Read More »
This week on To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe, our panelists discuss The Confidence Gap by journalists Katty Kay and Claire Shipman, the disturbing acceptance of sex assault, and whether Jesus was a feminist.
On the panel this week joining host Bonnie Erbe is Progressive Magazine Editor-in-chief Ruth Conniff, Former EEOC Chair Cari Dominguez, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), The Heritage Foundation’s Genevieve Wood
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I watched an important, at times enthralling web session hosted by the Clinton Global Initiative this afternoon. Secretary Hillary Clinton was joined by her daughter, Chelsea and actress America Ferrera, as well as by live remotes from across the country with girls schools and Girls Clubs. http://bit.ly/1pdoYv0 It's part of a series of meetings and webcasts called No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project. Hillary Clinton was in fine form, giving wise and motherly advice to the up-and-comers. She said nothing controversial. Her biggest push seemed to be to try to get girls to give up young women's need for perfection. She told them, give it your best, and it may not be perfect, but "good" will do just fine. It reminded me of the saying, "don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good."Read More »
This week on To The Contrary, our panelists discuss the resignation of Kathleen Sebelius, why women don't vote for women, the rise in stay-at-home moms and efforts to employ women veterans.
by Megan Beyer
Not quite as punctual as the legendary Swiss trains, Equal Pay Day in Switzerland still arrives a lot earlier than in the US: a full month earlier. Women in Switzerland did not get the right to vote until 1972, but Equal Pay Day in Switzerland took place March 7. Here in America, it is observed April 8.
Equal Pay Day marks how long a woman needs to work to make what men made the previous year. It shows the pocketbook effect of the gender pay gap.
How did the Swiss make so much progress in so little time? As soon as laws on the books required equal pay for equal work, they got to work. Anyone who owns a Swiss watch or who has taken a Swiss train, knows that the Swiss are exacting engineers. When their laws (like our Equal Pay Act of 1963) mandated equal pay for equal work, the government announced it would only do business with companies that complied with the law.Read More »
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