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Equality at a Higher Frequency

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Ultraviolet: Equality at a Higher Frequency

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  • Pay Discrimination is Real!!!!

    Sunday, June 10th, 2012

    Last week, we asked UltraViolet members to tell us about how wage discrimination affects their families. We were blown away by the response--we received literally thousands of submissions. Below is just a sampling. These stories illustrate that the Paycheck Fairness Act is vital to the economic security of women and American families.

    Cheryl Garcia, CA

     

    When I started in pharmaceutical sales I was one of the first women. An older male representative told me he was sorry women were joining the sale forces because it would bring the pay scale down. It didn't bring the pay scale down but the women were started at a lower salary.

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  • Tell Romney to Stand Up to Rush

    Sunday, March 11th, 2012

    Less than two weeks ago, Rush Limbaugh attacked a Georgetown Law Student named Sandra Fluke no fewer than 53 times over the course of three days- calling her a slut repeatedly and even soliciting a sex tape from her at one point. It was so plain that the attacks were over the line to most people across the country that our call, along with other advocacy organizations, for advertisers to drop their support of the show, was met with over 50 companies over the course of a week publicly suspending or ending their advertisements.

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  • This Is a Joke, Right?

    Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

    Birth control is going to create more homeless veterans!

    Fighting birth control is the Catholic Church's Rosa Parks moment!

    Obama is Hitler because he wants health insurance to cover birth control without co-pays!

    If women get access to birth control people will have sex outside of procreation!

    Yes, real people, real, powerful people, actually said all of those things.

    It's 2012 and the biggest controversy in Washington, D.C., is over unemployment, the foreclosure crisis, the war in Afghanistan, birth control.

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  • Birth Control Matters

    Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

    Birth control matters to women. This is not an opinion. It is a fact. But you wouldn't know it reading political coverage of the administration's decision to do the right thing and approve the rule mandating coverage of it.

    And frankly, that's shameful.

    When Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius first announced the final rule making clear that contraception would be covered under health reform, not a single network saw fit to cover it in its nightly news. Every single network did, however, find time to cover the President's rendition of Al Green at the Apollo.

     

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