December 13, 2012

Women and US Presidential Elections

Issues affecting women clearly played a significant role in the presidential elections.

Issues affecting women clearly played a significant role in the presidential elections.


www.demconvention.com/speech/first-lady-michelle-o….
2 Ann Romney’s speech is available at www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBA7rPKhGtQ.
3 According to a Washington Post-ABC News poll, the approval rating for Michelle Obama among grown-ups was as high as 69%. Barack Obama’s popularity stood at 56%, Ann Romney’s – 52% and Mitt Romney’s – 45%.
4 Family Circle’s presidential cookie bake-off has pitted spouses of presidential candidates against each other since 1992 when Hillary Rodham Clinton declared during campaigning that “I could have stayed home and baked cookies and had teas, but what I decided to do was to fulfil my profession.” All recipes are available at www.familycircle.com. Bill Clinton is the only man represented, having contributed oatmeal cookies in 2008.
5 This act facilitates the filing of lawsuits regarding pay discrimination (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lilly_Ledbetter_Fair_Pay_Act…).
6 The US Supreme Court decided in 1973 that legal restrictions on abortion violate women’s constitutional right to privacy (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roe_v._Wade).

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