Out of touch comments from GOP lawmakers are a common occurrence, but having a woman call women who demand equal pay whiners is utterly sad and a new low. Minnesota State Rep. Andrea Kieffer made this absurd comment when she argued that the Women's Economic Agenda is "putting us backward in time."
The lead-up to and publication of Sheryl Sandberg's new book, Lean In, has brought a tsunami of controversy about women and work and I must say, we are long overdue for a national conversation surrounding gender inequality.
Failure to support equal rights for women and men is reactionary public policy that threatens many mainstream legal advances of the past half-century, such as Title IX. It's also harmful to individuals, families, and the economy.
What do you think the pay would be for two people working in the same workplace, doing the same job for the same length of time? If your answer was "the same," odds are you would be wrong if one of those two employees was a woman.
As we all know, there is no harder, or more rewarding job, than being a Mom. But for so many mothers who work outside of the home, it's made even harder by the lack of equal pay for women in our country.
I can't believe we're having another one. I still have my little green button from 1970 with "59¢" emblazoned on it. Now we're at 77 cents. Forty years and 18 cents. A dozen eggs has gone up 10 times that amount.