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Sebelius Resigns; Women Voters; At-Home-Moms; Women Veterans

Sebelius Resigns; Women Voters; At-Home-Moms; Women Veterans

Sebelius Resigns: Secretary of Health & Human Services steps down after Affordable Care Act failures. Women Voters: Why ...

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TTC Extra: VEET Ad Offends Women

TTC Extra: VEET Ad Offends Women

A new VEET ad for hair removal was removed from Youtube after offending women. VEET's marketing team still rejects ...

Women's News

Prominent Republican: Women Need To Be Paid Less So They Can Find Husbands

April 16, 2014  | Read More »

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) sought to advance the GOP’s rebranding effort among female voters by suggesting that Republicans have long “led the fight for women’s equality.” The statement came just days after Republicans voted down the Paycheck Fairness Act.

Gene Variant Puts Women At Higher Risk of Alzheimer’s Than It Does Men

April 16, 2014  | Read More »

According to the most recent statistics from the Alzheimer’s Association, women are nearly twice as likely as men to develop the condition in their 60s, making dementia as real a concern for women’s health as breast cancer.

Why Unmarried Women Are the Key to 2014

Why Unmarried Women Are the Key to 2014

April 16, 2014  | Read More »

Marital status is one of the strongest predictors of whether a person will vote and for which party.

Still Births: Obese, Overweight Pregnant Women At Greater Risk

April 16, 2014  | Read More »

Pregnant women who are obese or overweight have an increased risk of delivering a stillborn baby, according to a new study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.


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Sebelius Resigns; Women Voters; At-Home-Moms; Women Veterans

April 11, 2014 Sebelius Resigns; Women Voters; At-Home-Moms; Women Veterans

 

This week on To The Contrary, our panelists discuss the resignation of Kathleen Sebelius, why women don't vote for women, the rise in stay-at-home moms and efforts to employ women veterans.

PANEL: Gender Equality Project's Megan BeyerDaily Beast Political Reporter Francesca Chambers, Tobacco Free Kid's Patricia Sosa, The Heritage Foundation's Jennifer Marshall
 
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Next Stop: Equal Pay Day

April 04, 2014 Next Stop: Equal Pay Day

by Megan Beyer

Not quite as punctual as the legendary Swiss trains, Equal Pay Day in Switzerland still arrives a lot earlier than in the US: a full month earlier. Women in Switzerland did not get the right to vote until 1972, but Equal Pay Day in Switzerland took place March 7. Here in America, it is observed April 8.

Equal Pay Day marks how long a woman needs to work to make what men made the previous year. It shows the pocketbook effect of the gender pay gap.

How did the Swiss make so much progress in so little time? As soon as laws on the books required equal pay for equal work, they got to work. Anyone who owns a Swiss watch or who has taken a Swiss train, knows that the Swiss are exacting engineers. When their laws (like our Equal Pay Act of 1963) mandated equal pay for equal work, the government announced it would only do business with companies that complied with the law.

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About the Host - Bonnie Erbé

To The Contrary Host: Bonnie Erbé

Bonnie Erbé is a nonpartisan, award-winning American journalist and television host based in the Washington, D.C. area who has ...

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