28 February 2012

Glenn Grothman: sending women's rights back to the 1850's.

I'm trying to decide how much more Wisconsinites are willing to take -- or rather, have taken from them -- before they say something.

Could it be they believe they don't deserve responsible government? Or that government is only responsible when it works against their interests?

I guess we'll find out.

Wis. Republicans Belittle Women | The Progressive

On Tuesday night, the Assembly passed SB 202, a law that repeals the Equal Pay Act signed into law in 2009 that allowed people to sue employers who illegally discriminate against them based on protected class status. This ALEC-style "tort reform" bill was authored by ALEC members Senator Glenn Grothman (R-West Bend) and Rep. Michelle Litjens (R-Oshkosh).

In a 2010 report, “Wisconsin Women, Wages and the Recession,”the Center on Wisconsin Strategy reported that “Wisconsin women earned, on average, only 81 cents for every dollar earned by men. Moreover, women continue to be concentrated in occupations that are low-wage and low-quality.”

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