Women's rights

Another reason I like my Congressmen Ron Wyden. Women need pay equity now. 76 cents on the dollar isn’t enough

It’s been 95 years.  95 years, this week, since women won the right to vote in America. 
And yet, the political battles still rage — about whether women should have the right to make their own health care decisions.  About how we can ensure that women are paid the same wage as men doing the same job.  About whether corporations can decide to deny female employees access to birth control.  About whether we’re going to take violence against women seriously.
Now that the presidential race is in full swing, we’re hearing one crazy idea or comment after another about women’s healthcare and equality.  It seems that they just can’t help themselves.
Orchid

A beautiful tribute to Georgia O’Keefe.

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Obama gives Biden his blessing, deserting women and Hillary.

Orchid

A beautiful tribute to Georgia O’Keefe.


Obama deserts women and blesses Biden’s run for president. We expected him to support Hillary who deserves her place in history. I am disappointed in him, throwing women under the bus filled with old white males. You would think he would have wanted to help a woman be president, him being the first black president. I have been a Obama supporter all these years but today i am disappointed and a little pissed. Does he want to have America be run by the same old, white males that preceded his election. And she was such a fair loser when she lost the election to him, and even went on to be his secretary of state. Obama should have remained neutral until the choice is made by the American people as to who would be the Democratic choice for the main election. Obama even looks sad, was he talked into it? Doesn’t he know what he just did. Does he really think Joe Biden would be a good President. He’s lived in the shadows for years, hardly heard anything from him. Today is a sad day for all women. Shame on you Mr. President.

:http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/barack-obama-joe-biden-blessing-run/2015/08/24/id/671686/?ns_mail_uid=95761859&ns_mail_job=1633182_08252015&s=al&dkt_nbr=csjwelbd

Orchid

A beautiful tribute to Georgia O’Keefe.

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A village in Kenya where men are not allowed. Started by victims of rape

http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/08/21/kenya-womens-village-umoja?cmpid=tpnews-eml-2015-08-22-kenya

Victims of rape started this village in Kenya where men are not allowed. Doing what it takes to find a safe place for women. Is this extreme or is this what it takes to be safe from violence against women and girls?

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Ron Wyden reminds us of how Social Security helps women.

This week, we celebrate 80 years since FDR signed the Social Security Act into law. It’s made a huge difference for millions of Americans, lifting seniors out of destitute poverty and providing a measure of dignity in old age.

I’ve spent my career fighting for seniors. I founded the Oregon Gray Panthers and, in Congress, I’ve fought again and again to stop privatization, prevent harmful rules changes and insist that our opponents tell the truth about Social Security.

And one big truth is that Social Security is a crucial lifeline, especially for women.

  • Women tend to live longer than men and are at a higher risk of outliving other income streams.
  • Women are 57% of the beneficiaries over age 62 and 68% of those over age 85.
  • Social Security’s benefits to surviving spouses are critical to all retirees, but particularly for women who often outlive their male spouses.

You can count on me to always defend Social Security against those who traffic in half-truths and myths; against those who would cut or cap benefits; and against those who would put your earned benefits at risk.

Thank you for standing with me.  Together, we’ll fight to protect Social Security for another 80 years.

Ron

Hummingbird by Oscar

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Senator shames extremists and judgemental people

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/08/12/1410525/-Christian-Senator-s-Quote-Is-Bound-To-Spin-Heads-Of-Christian-Religious-Hpyocrits?detail=email

God loves each and every one of us whether we are black or white, red or yellow, God loves gay and straights, every religion says the same thing. It’s only mankind who twists and turns something beautiful into ugliness, something loving into hate. Why can’t we just love one another?

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Trump dominated the debate to the horror of good Republicans

The GOP debate was enlightening showing how out of touch all ten candidates were on the following issues, women’s issues such as when Trump was asked about how he refers to women as slobs, and other demeaning names not one of the other candidates chimed in to stand up for women, Really? they showed how its business as usual, that they are misogynists and downright wanting to keep Washington as the boys club.
The remarks about de-funding Planned Parenthood, really? Planned parenthood does more than just abortions (which is a woman’s choice by the way) they do women’s cancer screenings, they help women and men “PLAN PARENTHOOD” and they give them access to birth control. What century are these candidates in?
Te out of touch, tarnished and all of the candidates on the stage had the same old ideas.
Trump who an embarrassment to the party, who bullies, demeans, prances around like a chicken with it’s head cut off, continues to amaze at his shallowness, and rudeness, did he come up with any plan to replace Obama Care who now serves 16 million more people, who will gladly vote Democrat to save the health care that they now have that give them preventative medicine and access to a multitude of benefits. How dare the GOP still continue to say abolish it. Idiots.
It’s been the GOP in Congress who have said no to every good or bad idea, who shut down the government and allowed THE TEA PARTY TO ENTRENCH IN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY.
Trump is the party of one, himself, he shows the world that some pompous fool can get as far as he has in our political system. Didn’t you just cringe when you heard some of his ideas prior to the debate where he toned down immensely due to his handlers. No one what’s him to be President, and he was such the focus to the dismay of viewers who really wanted to hear what the other candidates had to say.
It appears as if the GOP party was manipulated by Trump to even be allowed to run, let him go to the Independent party, no one will vote for him when it comes down to it, right now all the angry public likes how he pushes people around, minimizes women, insults Hispanic and other people of color.
He’s a boob. His extremist views show the horrible side of the party. What an embarrassment for the party. I felt sorry for every one of the candidates and I am a democrat.
Someone said “It’s not what Trump says but how he says it” that’s exactly what’s wrong with him. No one wants a loose cannon in the White House. The GOP party should disown him.

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