Opponents of Linda Chavez’s nomination for Labor Secretary have amassed excerpts from her collection of conservative columns and statements that reveal her blatant anti-woman rights stance. Chavez does not believe women face “glass ceilings” in the workplace that keep women from moving to upper-level, higher paying positions. Instead she attributes unequal pay and lower-level positions to women making different decisions than men.
Chavez has also spoken out about the rise in sexual harassment lawsuits, saying the increase makes the US a “nation of crybabies,” and “with men so often the target of such witch hunts, it’s no surprise that a few strike back.”
2/27/2015 This Bipartisan Bill Will Hold Colleges Accountable for Ending Campus Sexual Assault - A bipartisan bill aimed at holding colleges and universities accountable for rape and sexual assault cases was introduced in Congress yesterday, spearheaded by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY).
Some of the Campus Accountability and Safety Act's key key provisions include a requirement of confidential reporting systems on colleges and universities, minimum training requirements for campus personnel, and stricter penalties for schools found to be in violation of Title IX or the Clery Act. . . .
2/26/2015 If This Bill Passes Federal Law Will Add Consent to Sex Ed Curriculums - Right now, federal law does not require health or sex education to include sexual assault prevention - but that could change with a new bill introduced by Senators Claire McCaskill (D-MO) and Tim Kaine (D-VA).
The Teach Safe Relationships Act of 2015, which was introduced earlier this month, would require all public secondary schools in the country to include teaching "safe relationship behavior" in order to help prevent domestic violence and sexual assault. . . .