Wednesday, June 06, 2012
Today, the Republicans showed women how much we matter. Not one Republican voted for the passage of the pay equity bill. "The bill, which Democrats said would close loopholes in the 1963 Equal Pay Act, would require employers to prove that differences in pay were related to job performance, not gender; would prevent employers from forbidding employees from sharing salary information with each other; and would allow women who believe they were discriminated against to sue for damages." (www.cnn.com) From all that I've read about this bill passing it seemed like a no brainer.
In 2012, women still aren't paid the same as men. The consensus is that for every $1 a man makes, a woman is only paid .77¢. Now how fair is that? It isn't. And, if the only reason that a woman is paid less has to do with her sex that is morally wrong. I do not see how anyone can say that this is right. It seems as though the Republican war on women is still on. That disturbs me on so many levels. I don't see how the Republicans can defend any moves they have made in the last 3 years. Every thing has been to stop all moves by President Obama. And, the only people who consitiently lose are the citizens. This is a big blow to women. It's only June. November a long way from now. What else can happen between now and then? I'm not sure but I know it won't be pretty. Keep your eyes open, people.