What's this blog really about?

You may notice a variety of topics here - from business, to charity promotion, even to local news, but the primary reason this blog was created was to alert readers to the hostile atmosphere and sexual harassment at The Danville Register & Bee. The readers and creator of this blog want a FULL FRONT PAGE apology in the Danville Register & Bee, plus the disciplining of those individuals involved. Until then, we'll continue to post regular updates. To tolerate THIS kind of behavior by a major media network is intolerable. And this isn't just ONE instance. Media General has been sued nationwide for racism and sexism, yet they CONTINUE to keep the offenders employed. Why? And why am I doing this? TRUTH compels me.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Tuesday is Women's Equality Day

Did you know it took women 72 years of ceaseless campaigning to finally win the right to vote in 1920? Not to mention having to fight the ridicule, ostracism, abuse and bullying along the way and even afterwards...much like what goes on at Media General and The Danville Register & Bee....

This Tuesday, August 26, Women's Equality Day, marks that anniversary. But I don't have to tell you that we have a long haul before women are truly equal.

If you think women are already equal consider these things:

* Women only make $.77 to a man's dollar. Could you use the extra 23 cents?
* The US has no guaranteed medical leave for childbirth; we're trailing 168 countries in the company of only Lesotho, Liberia, Papua New Guinea and Swaziland.
* The US is near the bottom of the list -- again -- in our public support for quality childcare for children of working parents.
* Our access to affordable birth control is now under attack.
* And finally, women still only make up 16 percent of our representatives in Congress.

Take time Tuesday and every day to remember, the fight is not over.

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