Really, I don't get it. I just don't see the strategy here. But, there's got to be, right?! I mean, for pretty much the entire Republican Party to all at once come out hard against women's rights in an election year seems so crazy that's there's got to be a long grift at play. Like, somehow, they're going to end up with our life savings in a Swiss bank account that doesn't actually exist and we'll be trapped on a prison island somewhere while the whole GOP hightails it down to Rio to disappear into the cacophony of Carnaval.
Anyway, I digress. Here's the point I was originally trying to make: Wisconsin's governor Scott Walker — who is just on the edge of being fired by the people of his state — has seen fit to sign into a law a bill that actually rolls back a woman's ability to fight for equal pay in the Badger State…
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) quietly signed a bill last night that repeals a law that gave women and others more power to challenge wage discrimination. The Equal Pay Enforcement Act, passed in 2009, gave employers more power to press charges against employers to challenge unfair pay practices, allowing people to plead their case in state courts, instead of the more costly federal court system.
The state legislature passed the Republican-backed repeal bill on party-line votes last week, and Walker waited until almost the last possible minute before signing it.
Take that, you women with your stupid vaginas! Let that be a lesson to you for attempting to battle for gender equality in the workplace.
And if that doesn't get the message across, take these other newly signed laws that bans health care-paid for abortions and makes it mandatory for a doctor to strongarm any woman seeking to end a pregnancy.
Now it's just a race against time for Walker and the state legislature to pass a bill repealing a woman's right to vote before the recall election in June. can they do it? I can't wait to find out!
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Tags: Abortion, Health Care, Men and Women, Scott Walker, State Legislature, Wisconsin, Women's Rights