Tag Archives: Femo

The Femo: McCaskill’s Merits

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by Sarah Rubin

Millions of people celebrated, cheered, and breathed huge sighs of relief Tuesday night when Sen. Claire McCaskill decidedly defeated notorious GOP extremist Rep. Todd Akin in the Missouri Senate race, 54.7 percent to 39.2 percent.

The Femo: Towards a more accurate understanding of the pay gap

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by Olivia Conetta

Between Mitt Romney’s “binders full of women” and President Obama’s focus on the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, the pay gap between men and women has become a big talking point in the 2012 election. An oft-cited figure that quantifies the gender gap in pay is that women make 77 cents for each dollar a man makes for working full-time each year. But how much does this figure reflect employer discrimination against women?

The Femo: Can we move on, Scott Brown?

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by Ashleigh McEvoy

On Tuesday, a video surfaced of Senator Scott Brown’s campaign staffers mimicking Native American “war whoops” and “tomahawk chops” at an Elizabeth Warren rally. The high-ranking staff members featured in the video included Brown’s Deputy Chief of Staff Greg Casey, his Constituent Service Counsel Jack Richard, State Director Jerry McDermott, GOP operative Brad Garrett, and special assistant Jennifer Franks.