women gathering on the internet against palin

This an example of the strength of the internet in this year’s election. YES WE CAN! Each and every person can do SOMETHING to combat the lies in mainstream media. Hey women check out this site…here’s just a few facts I found on it…

From www.womenagainstpalin.com

Their Agenda Against Women
• McCain voted against The Equal Pay Bill for 
Women. He said women ‘need education and 
training’ instead.

• Palin wants to outlaw abortion in every form, 
including for victims of rape or incest.

• McCain voted against the family and medical 
leave act, making it harder for women and men 
to take time from work to care for loved ones.

• Palin cut special needs funding in Alaska by 
62% yet claims to be a special needs advocate.

• Palin wants to teach creationism in the schools, 
making it harder for our teachers to compete 
with up-and-coming nations in science education.

• McCain opposed spending to prevent 
unintended and teen pregnancies.

• Palin does not believe that humans contribute to 
global warming and she wants to take the polar 
bear off of the endangered species list so she 
can drill for oil in Alaska.

• McCain opposed legislation requiring that 
abstinence-only programs be medically accurate 
and scientifically based.

• McCain’s health care plan will require that 
benefits be taxed, the first time this would ever 
happen in America’s history. This will make it 
next to impossible to pay high medical bills with 
insurance benefits.

http://www.womenagainstpalin.com

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  1. culturepress

    Great information here! Thank you! I’ve been trying to compile a “Why Sarah Palin is wrong for women” list myself.

  2. Speaking of doing something, here’s a way for folks to put their money where their mouths are:

    http://www.thepoint.com/campaigns/fight-back-broadcast-the-truth-about-sarah-palin

  3. Mesa

    How Team Obama Pays Women
    Pay equity for thee, but not for me.

    By Deroy Murdock

    ‘Now is the time to keep the promise of equal pay for an equal day’s work,” Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama said August 28 in his convention acceptance speech. He told the crowd in Denver: “I want my daughters to have exactly the same opportunities as your sons.”

    Obama’s campaign website is even more specific. Under the heading “Fighting for Pay Equity,” the women’s issues page laments that, “Despite decades of progress, women still make only 77 cents for every dollar a man makes. A recent study estimates it will take another 47 years for women to close the wage gap with men at Fortune 500 corporate offices. Barack Obama believes the government needs to take steps to better enforce the Equal Pay Act…”

    Obama’s commitment to federally mandated pay equity stretches from the Rockies to Wall Street and beyond. And yet it seems to have eluded his United States Senate office. Compensation figures for his legislative staff reveal that Obama pays women just 83 cents for every dollar his men make.

    A watchdog group called LegiStorm posts online the salaries for Capitol Hill staffers. “We have no political affiliations and no political purpose except to make the workings of Congress as transparent as possible,” its website explains. Parsing LegiStorm’s official data, gleaned from the Secretary of the Senate, offers a fascinating glimpse at pay equity in the World’s Greatest Deliberative Body.

    The most recent statistics are for the half-year from October 1, 2007 to March 31, 2008. Excluding interns focuses one’s attention on the full-time personnel. For someone who worked only until, say, last February 29, prorating their salary up to six months’ service simplifies the analysis, since we can then double the half-year amounts to figure the annual salary of Senate employees.

    Based on these calculations, Obama’s 28 male staffers divided among themselves total payroll expenditures of $1,523,120. Thus, Obama’s average male employee earned $54,397.

    Obama’s 30 female employees split $1,354,580 among themselves, or $45,152, on average.

    Why this disparity?

    One reason may be the underrepresentation of women among Obama’s highest-compensated employees. Of Obama’s five best-paid advisors, only one was a woman. Among his top 20, seven were women.

    On average, Obama’s female staffers earn just 83 cents for every dollar his male staffers make. This figure certainly exceeds the 77-cent threshold that Obama’s campaign website condemns. However, 83 cents do not equal $1. In spite of this 17-cent gap between Obama’s rhetoric and reality, he chose to chide GOP presidential contender John McCain on this issue.

    When Alaska governor Sarah Palin was named the Republican vice-presidential nominee, Obama told voters in Toledo, Ohio, on August 31 that “she’s opposed — like John McCain is — to equal pay for equal work. That doesn’t make much sense to me.”

    Obama’s criticism notwithstanding, McCain’s payment patterns are the stuff of feminist dreams.

    McCain’s 17 male staffers split $916,914, thus averaging $53,936. His 25 female employees divided $1,396,958 and averaged $55,878.
    On average, according to these data, women in John McCain’s office make $1.04 for every dollar a man makes. In fact, ceteris paribus, a typical female staffer could earn 21 cents more per dollar paid to her male counterpart — while adding $10,726 to her annual income — by leaving Barack Obama’s office and going to work for John McCain.

    How could this be?

    One explanation could be that women compose a majority of McCain’s highest-paid aides. Among his top-five best-compensated staffers, three are women. Of his 20-highest-salaried employees, 13 are women. The Republican presidential nominee relies on women — much more than men — for advice at the highest, and thus, best-paid levels. (For a detailed analysis of these figures, click here.)

    In short, these statistics suggest that John McCain is more than fair with his female employees, while Barack Obama — at the expense of the women who work for him — quietly perpetuates the very same pay-equity divide that he loudly denounces. Of all people, the Democratic standard bearer should understand that equal pay begins at home.

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