Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Obama set up a women's issue panel, to be chaired by Valerie Jarrett. Perhaps it's not the sweeping measure women's issues proponents were pining for, but I think it's a huge step forward. Women and girls are minorities with their own sets of problems and issues that deserve to be voiced and discussed. A whole smattering comes to mind right away: body image/eating disorders, sexism in the work place, rape, abuse, etc. While he may have pulled that whole "JK about the birth control" thing with the stimulus package, it's good to know our pres is looking out for the interests of women.