Friday, May 6, 2011

The Lipstick LobbyList 5.6.2011 - Mothers' Day

Anna Holmes on Trump's sexism.   “'You know, it doesn’t really matter what [the media] write as long as you’ve got a young and beautiful piece of [expletive],' he told a writer for Esquire in 1991."

A cool (and depressing) interactive map of women's representation in global governments.  "Around the world, 19.2 percent of all national parliamentary positions (including seats in the upper house or senate, where applicable) are held by women. Of the 181 countries for which data was provided, the United States ranked almost exactly in the middle: 92nd, just above Turkmenistan." (h/t BB)

The HuffPost on the 10 states with the highest wage gap between men and women.  I am concerned that both NH and IA made the list, considering their role in national primaries!

A Susan B. Anthony handbag! "To her, a bag was not a fashion statement but a symbol of independence at a time when women were not allowed to enter into a contract or even open a bank account."  (h/t ESL)

The ever thoughtful Linda Greenhouse on when a judge should recuse themselves from cases before them.  She points out the pitfalls on both sides of the ideological aisle - from the right wing attack on Judge Walker in the Prop 8 case in CA, as well as the Common Cause suit challenging Judges Scalia and Thomas and the Citizens United decision.  Nice food for thought: "Back when the duck-hunting controversy was raging, I amused myself by asking friends who insisted that Justice Scalia should remove himself from the case how they would respond to a slightly different situation. Suppose, instead of Justice Scalia going duck hunting with Dick Cheney, it had been Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg going shopping with Lynn Cheney. Would they move to disqualify Justice Ginsburg

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