Fair Pay, Fair Play

From the Oxmoor Lodge…

Yesterday, once more,  the gutless wonders on one side of the aisle in the Senate gave women another below the belt “belly punch”.

Check it out—The Paycheck Fairness Act that would assure equal pay for women for equal work was defeated by 47 Republicans who were nurtured, loved and given birth to by 47 women.

Check it out—Five of those votes were from women. Ye Gods, what traitors live amongst us.  Senator Susan Collins of Maine  (one of the yellow bellies) said we have enough laws already that are adequate to ensure equal pay for women.

Check it out—I quote from the article in today’s Courier Journal : “If current laws are “adequate,” why are women still making only 77 cents for every male dollar in annual salaries?”

Check it out—It took 75 years of protests, injuries, and arrests for women to get the right to vote. Equal pay should not take one more year.

Check it out—Senator Barbara Mikulski, of Maryland, the author of the bill, rightly encouraged women to keep fighting for future passage of the bill and for the equality they deserve.

Check it out—Senator Mikulski said:  “I say to the women out there in America, let’s keep this fight going. Put on your lipstick, square your shoulders, suit up, and let’s fight for a new American revolution where women are paid equal pay for equal work, and let’s end wage discrimination in this century once and for all.”

Check it out—come November, let’s get rid of the women haters in Washington.  Once more they have thrown women under the bus.  Elect the real men who value women and the work they do.  Also, let’s get more women elected in the House and Senate.  It is time to take that worn out cliché “Man Up” and replace it with “Women Up!”


					
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3 thoughts on “Fair Pay, Fair Play

  1. You are so right. This past year we have seen exactly where we are in women’s rights , which is not far. Thanks for your good and apt comments.

  2. June, I just read about your blog in today’s Courier Journal. I plan to follow it now and really appreciate your willingness to speak up on such important issues!
    I also plan to send a link of your blog to my parents, who I believe will also enjoy – and be empowered by – your stance.

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