45 vs. Women, Part II

2 immediate ways to fight the egocentric loony who is President of the United States: Don’t use his name, don’t use his photo. I’m using 45 (with thanks to Sara Van der Burch for that idea) because he is the 45th person to hold that office. Instead of a photo, show a silhouette or shadow or blank, anything but that face!

Why is this 45 vs. Women, Part II; you may ask what happened to Part I? Part I was not written here but in the media and the public’s (at least by a lot of us) outrage at his blatant sexist sexual assault, groping, and harassment comments during the campaign. Don’t forget that base attitude of his, but let’s move on to additional issues against women.

Photo courtesy of http://www.politicususa.com/2016/10/15/donald-trump-5.html

Here’s one: On March 27, he revoked the 2014 Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces order of President Obama, which ensured that companies given federal contracts complied with a labor and civil rights laws, including two rules that helped protect female employees: wage transparency and a ban on forced arbitration clauses for sexual harassment, known as “cover-up clauses.” For comparable work, women in the U.S. earn 83 cents for every dollar earned by a male. 45’s revoking this order enables federal contractors to continue such discrimination. Today is Equal Pay Day with a tweet from 45’s daughter supporting equal pay. Hypocrisy. . . again.

See: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/trump-pulls-back-obama-era-protections-women-workers-n741041

Here’s another: He pulled U.S. funding for the Unite Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) based on the erroneous claim that in China it partners with a Chinese agency that requires forced abortions and sterilization. But this claim is NOT true! In fact UNFPA provides the only family and health planning for innumerable women in 150 countries. Often this is the only maternal health information available to women. Quoting from the BBC: UNFPA “says its programmes have saved the lives of tens of thousands of women. Its works include:

  • Helping women and young people to access sexual and reproductive services, including family planning
  • Preventing unintended pregnancies and unsafe abortions
  • Supporting maternal health
  • Programmes in the world’s “most fragile” countries, including Iraq, South Sudan, Syria, Yemen and Somalia.”

And another: Pulling funding for Planned Parenthood in this country and the international branch. From their website:

“Planned Parenthood health centers focus on prevention: 80 percent of our patients receive services to prevent unintended pregnancy.

Planned Parenthood services help prevent approximately 579,000 unintended pregnancies in a single year [not through abortion, through education and providing contraceptive information].

Planned Parenthood provides more than 270,000 Pap tests and more than 360,000 breast exams in a single year, critical services in detecting cancer.

Planned Parenthood provides more than 4.2 million tests and treatments for sexually transmitted infections, including more than 650,000 HIV tests.

Planned Parenthood affiliates provide educational programs and outreach to 1.5 million young people and adults in a single year.”

See more at: https://www.plannedparenthood.org/about-us/who-we-are/planned-parenthood-at-a-glance#sthash.qmNEmGk2.dpuf

Let 45 know what you think:

https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact

 

 

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