Tag Archives: Obama administration
Please read this article, and just as the steam is coming out of your ears, go sign the petition and leave your comment for the president. It’s up to us to hold him, and all politicians, accountable.
Out of patience with Obama Administration betrayals on health issues, a coalition has launched a petition demanding an agenda that is fair to women.
It wasn’t the first time that President Barack Obama played to a right-wing constituency at the expense of women’s interests, but the reversal last week of an expected decision on emergency birth control provoked perhaps the most critical reaction so far toward the administration by women’s health advocates and feminists across the nation…
Posted in Activism, Health Care Reform, Leadership, Media, No Excuses, Political Strategy, Reproductive Health, Women's Rights
Tagged Adele M. Stan, Beyond Cranky, birth control, DHHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Dr. Margaret Hamburg, Dr. Susan Wood, FDA, Gloria Feldt, Jodi L. Jacobson, Katha Pollitt, Linda Hirshman, Obama administration, petition, plan b, Reproductive Rights, The Women's Media Center
It’s all about leadership. Would you agree?
Arena Asks: The Obama administration is scrapping a long-term care insurance program created by the new health care law, reports the New York Times. The administration’s decision was another setback for the new law, which is under attack in court, in Congress and in many state legislatures. How much does this erode support for the health law? Will this be an issue in the 2012 campaign?
My Answer: The decision to scuttle the Class program reinforces the perception of the Obama administration as naive but does not signal the crumbling of Obamacare…
Posted in Election Watch, Health Care Reform, Leadership, Media, No Excuses, Political Strategy, Politico Arena, Politics
Tagged 2012 campaign, Gloria Feldt, health reform legislation, leadership, long-term care insurance, Obama administration, Obamacare, Politico Arena, Secretary Sebelius, The New York Times
You might look at my headline and reply, “Is the Pope Catholic?” because you agree with my contention that institutional sexism is bound to exist in a structure so traditionally male-dominated. Read on and let me know what you think about Arena’s question of whether the new Suskind book’s revelations about the treatment of women in the White House will damage Obama.
Arena Asks: Tuesday’s release of a new book by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind is causing heartache at the White House. “Confidence Men: Wall Street, Washington and the Education of a President” describes a difficult work environment for women in the Obama administration’s early months, among other revelations. How much, if at all, will the book damage the Obama White House? And did staffers err in giving access to the author, who previously wrote books often critical of the George W. Bush administration?
My Answer:It should come as no surprise to anyone that institutional sexism exists in the White House, as it does in virtually all leadership structures traditionally run by men, progressive or conservative. Suskind’s findings were hardly new or unique to the Obama administration…
Posted in Feminism, Gender, Leadership, Media, Politico Arena, Politics, Women & Politics, Women & Work
Tagged "Confidence Men", Gloria Feldt, institutional racism, institutional sexism, leadership, man's man, Obama administration, Obama White House, Politico Arena, Ron Suskind, sexism, subtle discrimination, The White House, women and politics