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Wednesday
Apr112012

Research: Holding a Gun Makes Weapon Holder Extra Big & Strong | Mitt Romney on Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay

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iStock photoNew research on men and guns confirms what many of us know intuitively. Discovery News reports that just holding a gun is enough to convince others that the weapon-holder is extra big and extra strong. The research seems to confirm that humans evaluate opponents much like out early ancestors did.

“What we think we’re tapping into here is a system that summarizes many, many variables in a single, easy-to-think form, namely a picture in your head, and ultimately we think that this then is the key variable that is used in calculations of what to do next,” said Daniel Fessler, an evolutionary anthropologist at the University of California, Los Angeles.

“Potentially, these kinds of calculations go on all the time in situations of conflict of interest, even at the level of large groups or whole armies,” he added. “Now we have whole nation states with incredible technology going to war, and still people making those decisions have representational systems in their heads that use very simple dimensions of size.”

Related: NRA Annual Meeting This Weekend in St. Louis, MO - State Ranked #1 for Black Homicide Victimization PR Newswire

New York mayor Bloomberg accuses NRA of backing ‘licence to murder’ Guardian.Co.UK

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Secretary Hillary Clinton meets with Stacy Lambe, left, and Adam Smith. (Stacy Lambe, Adam Smith / Texts From Hillary / April 11, 2012) Last week, the blog ‘Texts From Hillary’ Tumblr blog was raging through the Internet. Teeing off photos of The Secretary of State taken by photographers Diana Walker of Time and Kevin Lamarque of Reuters, showing her peeking at her Blackberry, the witty commentarys shows Hillary having imagined conversations with figures like Mitt Romney, Arrianna Huffington and even her boss Barack Obama.

On Tuesday, Hillary herself gave a thumbs up to the site, submitting her own meme.

Mitt Romney on Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

Mitt Romney hit the campaign trail today, trying to convince women voters that fears in his Republican agenda are unfounded. It’s reasonable to assume that the week after Romney buddy Wisconsin governor Scott Walker repealed legislation guaranteeing women equal pay for equal work, that Romney would be asked about his support of President Obama’s first piece of legislation — the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.

Sure enough Huff Po reporter Sam Stein asked the presumed Republican presidential candidate if he supports Lilly in a conference call designed to prove that Romney is good for women.

Silence ensued. Six long seconds and then Romney’s policy director Lanhee Chen stepped in, saying “We’ll get back to you on that.”

Obama campaign manager Jim Messina jumped into action, circulating a critical statement from mad in Alabama Ledbetter herself: “I was shocked and disappointed to hear that Mitt Romney is not willing to stand up for women and their families.”

Friday
Apr062012

Hillary Clinton in Elle Magazine | Women & Caterpillars | Facebook's Men Only Board of Directors | Virginia Goes to Augusta

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“If the Democrats said we had a war on caterpillars and every mainstream media outlet talked about the fact that Republicans have a war on caterpillars, then we’d have problems with caterpillars,” Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt” airing this weekend. “It’s a fiction.”

Dear Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus. American women have been compared to lot of barnyard animals in legislative bodies around America. The novelty of trivializing a patriarchal fight for women’s bodies as the equivalent of a ‘Caterpillar War’ is the reality that from the cocoons emerge stark raving mad, incredibly beautiful Smart Sensuality butterflies! Let’s roll, ladies! ~ Anne Enke

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Elle magazine presents At the Pinnacle of Hillary Clinton’s Career, opening with the AOC 2012 election mantra.

Secretary of State Clinton has won over her harshest critics and become so popular that some Democrats are envisioning a future in which she replaces Joe Biden as vice president on the 2012 ticket and then—dare they imagine it—takes the top job in 2016.

Hillary Clinton is introduced by her husband Bill Clinton to didn’t arrive with a police escort. He is rushed to the stage for the Nonprofit International Crisis Group’s awards ceremony, shere his wife will be honored and give the keynote speech.

“I know I’m just sort of a warm-up act,” says the Secretary’s husband, to laughter. Bill Clinton is circumspect in thanking the honorees and Hillary for their enormous efforts on behalf of women’s rights. “Some day we hope to liberate every man on earth from the tendency as old as human history to identify our strength and manhood with the ability to control the lives, limit the chances, and doom the dreams of women and girls,” he says.

Then in a unique moment for Bill watchers, he cuts his remarks short and sits down. His wife follows with a speech that captured the hearts of her audience. A Human Rights Watch worker at Elle writer Rachel Combe’s table, held a hand over her heart, hearing Clinton’s steady voice saying “That may have been the coolest speech I’ve ever heard in my life.”

Women’s complex community ties make them invested in the well-being of many groups and more likely to raise issues that truly influence quality of life and maintain peace: education, health, justice, employment. Often marginalized themselves, women are more apt to speak up for ethnic and religious minorities. Since they’re usually not doing actual fighting, they can serve as mediators and mobilize other noncombatants to pressure soldiers to lay down their arms. “Women are the largest untapped reservoir of talent in the world,” she says. “It is past time for women to take their rightful place, side by side with men, in the rooms where the fates of peoples, where their children’s and grandchildren’s fates, are decided.”

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“Face it: Facebook board features seven white men, no women”, writes ZDNet.

Alice Baumgartner, one of FACE IT Campaign members says it “protests the fact that although women make up the majority of Facebook’s users, produce the majority of its content, and drive its profits, Facebook’s board is made up of seven white men. The Face It campaign is supported by community and business leaders who are tired of seeing so little movement on the issue of diverse leadership.”

Where Art Thou Virginia?

The big story at the 2012 Masters isn’t about gold. It’s about when and where will we find International Business Machines Corp. chief executive Virginia M. Rometty. IBM has long sponsored the Masters, and the company’s CEOs have been offered memberships. 

Augusta National, of course, is an all-male club and Ms Rometty is a golfer. Will she be offered a green jacket or will she only be entertaining clients in the IBM tent? If Rometty isn’t offered a place in the clubhouse, will it mean the end of IBM’s sponsorship of Augusta, or will clients’ social needs supercede even that decision? Of course, without a membership at Augusta, IBM can no longer take clients into the clubhouse.

The tournament began Thursday and Ms Rometty says she will attend.

Mitt & the Ladies

Top Democratic pollster Celinda Lake tells The Daily Beast that Romney may be trailing Obama badly with independent women, but he can change course.

“Independent women are very swing, so they are anything but locked up,” she told The Daily Beast. “I think they are paying attention earlier than they normally do because these things are so outrageous in their minds. It isn’t just the positions the Republicans are taking—it’s the priorities. These women thought, ‘Things are really tough for my family, this country is in as deep a trouble as I’ve seen in my lifetime, and you’re worried about my birth control?’ That’s the really big factor here.”

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Monday
Apr022012

PA NOW Endorses April 28th Unite Against the War on Women Rally in Harrisburg | Is Ann Romney MItt's Missile?

Join Anne at PA Unite Against the War on Women Rally in Harrisburg on April 28 OR go National Unite Women page.  Collage visual via Lauren Wilson.

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Ann Romney is the one Dems fear most, writes PoliticoBattle of the Political Babes

It seems that the 2012 will see two babes — Michelle Obama and Ann Romney — fighting for the women’s vote. Politico writes that the Obama campaign takes Ann Romney’s rock star status very seriously, regarding her as a “skilled and articulate advocate whose full power has yet to be unleased.”

Ann Romney is currently targeting women around America, trying to convey — what? That her husband didn’t swing hard right? That Mitt Romney didn’t promise to kill Planned Parenthood? That Romney didn’t take the a fertilized egg doesn’t have personhood status with rights equal to the a grown woman with three kids and a happy husband?

Indeed Ann Romney is charming, vibrant and an enormously appealing, competent woman with a serious brain. But we’re talking some of the most onerous legislation ever forced down the throats of American women and her husband only says he doesn’t want to talk about birth control. That’s hardly pushback against social conservatives who want birth control banned.

Michelle Obama @25th Kids’ Choice Awards

Michelle Obama honors Taylor Swift with Nickelodeon’s Big Help Award, Saturday night saying:

“It is my great privilege to present Nickelodeon’s Big Help Award to someone who has rocketed to the top of the music industry but still keeps her feet on the ground, someone who has shattered every expectation of what a 22-year old can accomplish.” via New York Magazine

UNITE Against The

War on Women 4.28.12

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Unite Women has been officially endorsed by the American Association of University Women (AAUW). We are working out the details of combining efforts and their involvement specifically with our Unite Women-Campus Organizing Group. Just to give you an idea of what this means - the AAUW has a membership of 100,000+ members so this is a huge deal for the Campus Organizing Group. Thanks to Karen Teegarden and the team in D.C. last week who facilitated the wheels in motion to make this happen. Once again another major turning point for Unite Women, specifically for the Campus Organizing Group.

Anne Enke, media liaison and organizational outreach for the PA will work with AAUW PA for our endorsement of April 28 Unite Against the War on Women Rally in Harrisburg.

PA NOW’s Julia Ramsey Joins Harrisburg Rally

The founder of Anne of Carversville is proud to follow last week’s National Now endorsement with her own PA NOW endorsement and an enthusiastic call to action by PA NOW president Julia Ramsey.

We are joining in the Unite rally to say, ‘WE’VE HAD ENOUGH! This War on Women’s Rights must stop NOW!’  We are calling on anyone interested in fighting this war to become a member of Pennsylvania NOW at http://panow.org/pages/members.htm and then join us to speak out against federal and state attacks on women.  These acts of war include attempts to reduce and, in some instances, eliminate all domestic violence and sexual assault programs, education funding, abortion and contraceptive services, and Social Security.  In addition, women’s economic security is essential to our family security.  Cutting programs such as food stamps, General Assistance, public education from kindergarten through college, and reducing or eliminating access to health care threatens this security and is part of this War on Women.   Attempts to cut Social Security and privatizing Medicare are also part of this war.

Speak out NOW!  Join us on April 28th from 10 am to 2 pm in Harrisburg, PA and support the Unite Against the War on Women Rally.  See you there.”

We encourage all our Pennsylvania friends to join us in Harrisburg where Julia Ramsey will join former Naral president Kate Michelman, PA State Sen. Daylin Leach and a growing list of PA leaders who are gathering to speak out for women in our state and across America. More announcements tomorrow.

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