View Full Version : Sexual discrimination within the regime!
OH DEAR! (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/16/us/politics/suskinds-confidence-men-details-recession-dissension.html?_r=2&ref=politics)
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">In this rough-and-tumble environment, the book reports, female staff members often felt bruised. At a dinner with Mr. Obama in November 2009, several top female aides — including Anita Dunn, who was the communications director, and Christina Romer, the chairwoman of the Council of Economic Advisers — told the president about being talked over in meetings by male colleagues or cut out altogether.
Ms. Romer, the book says, once passed a note to Mr. Summers threatening to walk out of a dinner with Mr. Obama and outside economists after the president polled his guests for their recommendations but failed to recognize her. </div></div>
09-16-2011, 02:08 PM
You left out this part for some reason?:
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Ms. Romer, the book says, once passed a note to Mr. Summers threatening to walk out of a dinner with Mr. Obama and outside economists after the president polled his guests for their recommendations but failed to recognize her.
“It was lighthearted. It was not me threatening to walk,” Ms. Romer said in an interview from Berkeley, Calif., where she is a professor at the University of California. “My God, who would walk out on the president?” </div></div>
To be most clear, what is described is not sexual DISCRIMINATION (which is legally actionable) at all.
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Examples of Sex Discrimination
These examples of sex discrimination are to help you decide if you are being discriminated against because of your sex.
You apply for a job as an executive consultant.Although you have experience and excellent qualifications, you are not hired because some of the company’s long-time clients are more comfortable dealing with men.
You are told that you are laid off due to company cutbacks and reorganization.However, men in the same job and with less seniority keep their jobs.
You work as a sales clerk at a retail store for ten years but have been repeatedly denied the opportunity to advance.Men with less experience, including men that you trained and/or supervised, receive the promotions instead.
You work at a company that has an eight-tier job classification system.Your responsibilities have increased over time, but your job classification and pay has remained stagnant. Male colleagues have their job classification and pay adjusted to reflect their increased responsibilities.
You are required to use your sick and vacation leave to take time off for your pregnancy because your employer doesn’t provide long-term disability leave for pregnancy, but does cover other health conditions. A male co-worker was on leave for six months because he had a heart attack and he was able to use the long-term disability plan.
You work your way up from the position of cook’s helper to chef.Now another chef has been hired. He has similar training and work experience, but you find out that he is being paid more than you.
Your boss is the vice-president of the company.He repeatedly makes unwelcome comments about your body and routinely puts his arm around your waist when discussing work-related matters. You tell him his behavior makes you uncomfortable and ask him to stop. He says, “Maybe you are too uptight for this job. I probably should never have hired you.“ You now are afraid of losing your job if you don’t “loosen up.”
What you have cited from this book shows sexist treatment, perhaps, but not sexual discrimination. The women in question DID get those jobs, ARE paid at the same rates as anyone at their level, were NOT subjected to sexual harrassment, and were NOT invidiously denied promotions or received sex-based layoffs.
Gayle in MD
09-16-2011, 02:24 PM
Yet Repigs voted against a woman who was kidnapped and gang raped by operatives of the Bush/bin Laden Carlyle Group, having her day in court, and the Roberts fascist Supreme Court, back them up!!!!
Where does this arrogant, cyberstalking RW nutjob get his colossal gall!!!
A real JERK!
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