Thursday, April 24, 2008

Chelsea Clinton at Duke On Hillary's Position On Feminist Issues (Video)

In the video clip below, Chelsea Clinton campaigns at North Carolina's Duke University (on Equal Pay Day) and points out that numerous feminist, um, human rights bills fail to pass in even a Democratic Congress. (Case in point, the Fair Pay Act. Compute your own pay gap at Hillary's website.)

Chelsea addresses concerns such as Hillary's 'leftwing radical' feminism, equal pay, teen pregnancy, sex education, etc. Feminist issues are human rights issues? Women are human? Really? Is the security guard rolling his eyes?

Duke Chronicle: Chelsea Clinton campaigns at Duke

Reuters: Republicans block pay discrimination bill -- WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked legislation to reverse a Supreme Court ruling that makes it tougher for workers to sue for pay discrimination. Democratic presidential rivals Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton interrupted their campaigns to return to the Senate to vote for the bill.

Think Progress: McCain dismisses equal pay legislation, says women need more ‘training and education.’-- Today, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) skipped the vote on the Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which “restores the longstanding interpretation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act,” overturned last year by a 5-4 Supreme Court ruling. . he added that instead of legislation allowing women to fight for equal pay, they simply need “education and training.“

Photo: President Kennedy signs the Equal Pay Act of 1963 -- back in the day when white women worked for 59 cents to the white male dollar. Today white women are paid 77 cents, African-American women are paid 63 cents, and Latinas are paid 52 cents for every dollar paid to white men. Forty-five years after the Equal Pay Act was signed into law, some of us have gained a staggering 18 cents! Woohoo!!!

"My mother would be a better president than my father," she said. "She is more progressive and more prepared."