29 January 2009

GOP Seeping Sexism

Posting and running: two points from today’s news:

1. President Obama today signs into law the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which “focuses on pay and other workplace discrimination against women” (AP). Republicans have long opposed this legislation, in part because it would “benefit trial lawyers.” Last week, several Republicans (all four female GOP Senators and Arlen Specter) chose to cross the aisle and vote with the Democratic majority in support of the bill (The Hill). The majority of Republicans continued to oppose the Ledbetter Act.

2. In an exchange on Hardball, Dick Armey tells Salon’s editor-in-chief Joan Walsh:

“I am so damn glad that you could never be my wife, ‘cause I surely wouldn't have to listen to that prattle from you every day” (qtd. in Calderone).

Take from this what you will.

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