Radio Production Intern/Volunteer (remote)

Posted by: Jocelyn Schur

WANTED: 2 interns (can earn credit at your college) as Radio Producers. We will also accept Volunteers interested in producing a non-sexist and non-partisan radio show by, for and about women that promotes women and whatever they are doing to help others in raising Women’s conscientiousness to self worth, education, empowerment and enlightenment.

This is an opportunity to learn how a national online radio service works. The Majority United (TMU) Women’s Radio’s call-in program seeks interns interested in women’s studies, law, psychology, sociology, criminology and/or communications. Volunteers interests in Women’s rights and or activism if not partisan bent may also apply. We are interested in supporting all women regardless of nationality, race, creed, color, or personal political convictions.

Our shows air Monday and Wednesday nights10 PM Eastern, interns are encouraged to participate as pitch hit co-hosts, however, it is not mandatory that they do so.

This is an opportunity to learn how a national online radio service works. The Majority United (TMU) Women’s Radio’s call-in program seeks interns interested in women’s rights issues, law, psychology, sociology, criminology and/or communications.

Responsibilities include researching background material, contacting potential guests and callers for the show, and general administrative and production duties. Knowledge of Power Point is preferred,

  • do research,
  • work with talent relations
  • book guests
  • set up interviews
  • write interview questions
  • assist in scheduling guests
  • assist in production of promotions,
  • assist in production of shows
  • interact with affiliates.
  • promote via social networking i.e. FaceBook, Twitter and others


-create newsletters and promote the show

-research guest’s vitae

-set up interviews, book guests and interact with affiliates

-Assist in production of promotions, via BTR and Newsletter etc.

-Assist in production of shows – updating show page and or chat room dialog during show.

The intern will have the chance to produce their own show!

BettyJean KlingM.S, M. Ed Founder & Host

How to apply

Please submit resume and one paragraph describing your interest in this position to the Senior Producer,

So this what a Feminist leader really looks like!

BettyJean Downing- Kling

French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault Ayrault, made no promises he had not intention of keeping, but instead he just stepped right up and put into action the parity America can only dream of! Heart be still– this indeed is what a real feminist leader looks like.

And this is what gender parity looks like: 50 % women !!

New French cabinet achieves gender parity

The appointments made by French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault Ayrault, the day after he was appointed premier by incoming President Francois Hollande, boosted the proportion of women in ministerial posts from only four out of 25 (16 per cent) in the previous administration of Francois Fillon to 17 out of 34 (50 per cent).

Prior to the naming of the new French government, the percentage of women in the governments of the 27 European Union countries – which do not include Iceland or Sweden – stood at 23.4, according to the Robert Schuman Foundation.

France was formerly in 18th position, just behind Italy, which currently has three women among its 18 cabinet members.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words but this guy Jean-Marc Ayrault needs no Superman costume because his actions speaker loader than any broken promises ever made or the insinuation we may have gotten from the left leaning MS. Magazine cover!

Meanwhile after nearly four years, Mr. Obama, so far has seemed maddeningly off point. His message to the Barnard graduates was that they should fight for a “seat at the table” — the head seat, he made sure to add. He conceded that it’s a tough economy, but he told the grads, “I am convinced you are tougher” and “things will get better — they always do.”

I think I will just leave it at that! Anyone who can’t figure out what happened here nearly four years ago and what is happening with the so called party of women now in contrast to real action will not benefit from a fuller explanation anyway!

And I am sure the men and women are paid the same!

Top 5 Health and Human Services (HHS) Programs Endangering Women and Children

Anne Stevenson Originally posted in Huffington Post

The so-called “War on Women” is raging, and billions of your tax dollars are being misused to fuel it via the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The solution is to remove the middle class from the welfare roles and do away with gender-based funding incentives.

The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 and the Temporary Aid to Needy Families (TANF) program it created transformed welfare policy by drastically reducing and shifting federal assistance away from the homes of mothers and children and into the homes of violent offenders. In an article entitled “How Federal Welfare Funding Drives Judicial Discretion in Child-Custody Determinations and Domestic Relations Matters” fathers and rights activists Lary Holland and Jason Bottomsly explain that this policy has backfired because the incentives are structured so that the state will only benefit if children are removed from loving homes:

“In essence, the federal guidelines wanted the states to function as collection agencies, recovering financial support from parents who had willfully abandoned their parental responsibilities to their children. The result, however, was different from the intent and has caused the state welfare programs to adjust their environment to have a greater need, which has caused the program to collect from willing parents that would ordinarily provide a loving environment for their children absent a court order limiting a parent’s involvement. Despite the original intent of the IV-D welfare program, it now provides an incentive for the states to use their family courts to produce forcibly absent parents in order to increase the states’ IV-D welfare caseload.”

These HHS policies created a new breed of dangerous Welfare Kings through HHS Office of Child Support Enforcement when it began subsidizing the homes and legal battles of the unfit, unwilling, and violent fathers. At the beginning of a custody case, only the offender is sick, but if one violent offender gets custody, the whole family needs treatment. Consequently, it is also not uncommon for dozens of family court mental health and legal professionals onto the case to sustain his deadly custody rights through HHS programs.

The top 5 HHS programs endangering women and children are:

1. Child Support Enforcement (Access and Visitation Programs and Responsible Fatherhood Initiative) A 2011 report from the Office of the Inspector General demonstrates that the States are collecting child support, but not disbursing it to the children it is intended to benefit. So where is the money going? Although previous graduates include mass murderer D.C. Sniper John Muhammad, the 2012 HHS budget reflects President Obama’s $1 billion endorsement of the fraud-riddled fatherhood industry.

Using the virtually unregulated child support system as a vehicle and the father’s will to evade prison time as collateral, the fathers are told they can risk their liberty and property attempting to pay down arrears, or alternatively, sue the mother for custody using a variety of federally funded “supports.” Unlike the welfare programs for women and children which had restrictive income eligibility requirements, HHS Responsible Fatherhood program benefits are not needs based and are available to all fathers-even billionaires. Benefits from Responsible Fatherhood programs to abusers include:

  • Child support obligations are suspended
  • Free attorney representation in the family courts to fight for custody
  • Free housing
  • Direct cash incentives
  • Free groceries
  • Free car maintenance, gas, and other transportation costs
  • Free healthcare and dental care

While many upstanding fathers honestly complain about TANF programs and the courts victimizing them, the dirty little secret in the fatherhood industry it that the grant recipients who train court personnel, social services, and child support personnel are often fathers rights groups like the Fathers and Families Coalition, the Children’s Rights Council (Founder David Levy sits on the board of the Supervised Visitation Network) and the National Fatherhood Institute.

Clearly, judges understand the danger abusers pose, which is why their courts are guarded with armed deputies and not unarmed social workers. HHS programs are actually a deadly investment given that (a) abusive men win custody of their victims 70% of the time when they ask for it, and (b) regardless of the gender of the victim, it is a public safety issue when DOJ studies show men perpetrate more than 95% of violent assaults against women. A 2011 CDC study also shows that men are raped by other men more than 93% of the time, and women are raped by men more than 98% of the time.

2. Incarceration/Reentry Programs.
The purpose of these programs is to recruit violent offenders who are still incarcerated directly from prison, then help them gain custody of victims. It is unclear to me how a child benefits from the dangerous influence of a violent offender insofar as it reduces support to the home they are recovering in. The program paints the offender as the victim and domestic violence as a disease they are afflicted with, curable by the removal of witnesses to their crimes.

Although violence is a voluntary act, HHS now invested our tax dollars into rehabilitating the incurable who choose to assault the most vulnerable members of society. Studies of male DV perpetrators show that 50% of them are sociopaths and another 25% have sociopathic tendancies. Psychopaths are people who feel no emotional connections to others and have zero regard for the rules and regulations of society, they do not respond to therapy, and cannot be rehabilitated. Dr. Robert Hare
reports that psychopaths make up 1% of the general population, but 25% of the prison population:

“Violence is not uncommon among offender populations, but psychopaths still manage to stand out,” he says. “They commit more than twice as many violent and aggressive acts, both in and out of prison, as do other criminals … The recidivism rate of psychopaths is about double that of other offenders … The violent recidivism rate of psychopaths is about triple that of other offenders.”

Recipients include:

  • Massachusetts Probation Department: The Probation Department conducts all pre-trial mediations in the MA family courts. As of 2007, the department claims to have helped 1,600 male offenders with their custody cases, including Springfield inmate Shawn Suarez who was recruited into the custody switching program from jail, was released, won custody, then was sent back to prison on another violation. In 2011 and 2012, several high ranking administrators in the Probation Department were indicted by the DOJ and charged with conspiracy and fraud under the Racketeer, Influence, and Corrupt Organizations Act.
  • Colorado’s “Parenting From Prison” received grants to implement programs which recruit violent offenders who are still incarcerated directly from prison, then help them gain custody of children.
  • CT Child Rapist and mass murderer Joshua Komisarjevsky‘s nine-year old daughter was brought to visit him 55 times while in prison awaiting trial for murdering and raping 11-year old Michaela Petit, and also killing her sister Haley (age 17,) and their mom. Prior to murdering and raping the Petit family, Komisarjevsky gained sole custody of his daughter, who he promptly handed over to his parents to raise. The same parents who he blamed for his crimes after being found guilty of 17 counts, including the three homicides, and sentenced to death.

3. Foster care. Despite the fact that the National Center for Child Abuse and Neglect found that children are six times more likely to die in the State’s care than those with their parents, it is assumed by some politicians that if you are poor, then you must need the US Department of Health and Human Services programs to tell you what’s best for your own family.

  • In 2012, Colorado Governor John Hicklenhooper ordered an overhaul of the State’s child welfare system after the Denver Post reported 43 children were murdered as a consequence of social workers who dropped the ball.
  • In 2011, San Francisco Department of Child Protective Services
    paid out4 million to a former foster child who suffered years of abuse after his sister was beaten and starved to death by the foster parent. Another report showed that more than 1,000 CA foster homes matched the addresses of registered sex offenders, 600 of whom were high risk.
  • This report talks about the 1.5 million mothers who say they were “coerced,” “manipulated,” and “duped” into handing over their babies for adoption. These women say sometimes their parents forged consent documents, but more often they say these forced adoptions were coordinated by the people their families trusted most… priests, nuns, social workers, nurses or doctors.”
  • This report by ABC News reporter Diane Sawyer showed that 25% of all foster kids were on psychotropic drugs, and the States did not do enough to oversee them.

4. Center for Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. With an annual budget of more than $20 million, the Center gives grants directly to religious groups exempt from anti discrimination laws, such as churches and mosques, as well as nonprofits affliated with them. Often partnered with the above-referenced Fatherhood industry programs, the Partnership’s purpose is to “build and support partnerships with faith-based and community organizations in order to better serve individuals, families and communities in need.” HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius explains that:

“Faith leaders are trusted partners in local communities. You have a unique ability to reach people, especially the most vulnerable, with the tools and information they need to get healthy, stay well, and thrive.”

The consequence of this policy is that unsubsidized secular nonprofits that provide community services such as childcare, education, and healthcare cannot compete with the radical anti-woman nonprofits the Obama administration gives preference to. Examples include:

  • Catholic Charities received $650 million from HHS between 2008-2011, despite the fact that they have lobbied to uphold their discrimination based policies that deny adequate healthcare to women, children, and the LGBT community. This includes policies which refuse women birth control, abortion, and rape counseling to the more than 10,600 children allegedly raped by some 4,392 preists as of 2002.
  • Atlanta based New Birth Missionary Baptist Church received $1 million from HHS to support accused pedophile Bishop Eddie Long‘s $3 million salary and benefits package, as well as anti-gay marriage lobbying efforts. In 2012, the SEC announced charges against his successor, Fatherhood promotor Ephran Taylor who “was actually peddling was a giant Ponzi scheme, one aimed to “swindle over $11 million, primarily from African-American churchgoers,” that reached into churches nationwide, from Long’s megachurch in Atlanta to Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church congregation in Houston.”
  • “Final Defendant Pleads Guilty to Medicaid Fraud in Scheme Involving Homeless and Pregnant Teenagers “ (3/22/2012). This press release from the GA Office of the Attorney General regarding God’s Promise Center, a business located in Henry County which purported to be a residential treatment program for homeless teenage girls.


Domestic violence is a multibillion dollar industry complete with its own ambiguous gender neutral lingo often causes victims in profitably dangerous homes. The CDC estimated that in 2003 Americans spent $8.3 billion on the domestic violence industry, which does not take into consideration the nearly 8 million work days per year that victims miss as a direct consequence of being assaulted, nor the costs associated with the children they care for who might also be abused. With as much as $585 billion also spent subsidizing the child abuse industry, so it’s no wonder some unethical abuse industry professionals cash in by keeping the public in danger and placing children in dangerous homes.

May Women’s History Highlights and Birthdays

Cross posted by: BettyJean Downing

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
Began as a focal week in 1977, Asian Pacific American Heritage Month became a month-long celebration in 1980. May was chosen as the focal month because it commemorates the immigration of the first Japanese immigrants to the United States in 1843. This focal celebration provides an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the contributions of Asian and Pacific Islander American women in schools, communities, and workplaces throughout the country.

Mother’s Day is May 13, 2012
Still time… Honor a Special Woman in Your Life, visit our Mother’s Day 2012 today. Mother’s Day 2012 section of our WebStore, which is accessible from our homepage

May Highlights in US Women’s History
• May 1, 1950
– Gwendolyn Brooks becomes the first African-American woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry; named Library of Congress’s Consultant in Poetry (later called Poet Laureate) in 1985
• May 5, 1938 – Dr. Dorothy H. Andersen presents results of her medical research identifying the disease cystic fibrosis at a meeting of the American Pediatric Assn.
• May 8, 1914 – President Woodrow Wilson signs a Proclamation designating the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day
• May 10, 1872 – Victoria Woodhull is nominated as the first woman candidate for U.S. president for the Equal Rights Party
• May 12, 1968 – A 12-block Mother’s Day march of “welfare mothers” is held in Washington, D.C., led by Coretta Scott King accompanied by Ethel Kennedy
• May 21, 1932 – Amelia Earhart Putnam is the first woman to complete a solo transatlantic flight. She flew from Newfoundland to Ireland, a 2,026-mile trip, in just under 15 hours
• May 21, 1973 – Lynn Genesko, a swimmer, receives the first athletic scholarship awarded to a woman (University of Miami)
• May 29, 1977 – Janet Guthrie becomes the first woman to qualify for and complete the Indy 500

May Birthdays
• May 1, 1830 (1930)
– Mary Harris “Mother” Jones, labor leader and organizer
• May 1, 1907 – (1986) Kate Smith – Contralto vocalist; vaudeville, radio, stage and TV shows from 1931 to 1960s• 
• May 3, 1898 (1987) – Septima Clark, Educator, Civil Rights activist; called “Grandmother of Civil Rights Movement”
• May 3, 1901 –(1981) Estelle Massey Osborne –First African-American student  to win a master’s degree in nursing education (1931) board of directors of American Nurses Association (1948 – 1952)
• May 3, 1912 (1995) – May Sarton, prolific writer and poet, professor
• May 4, 1898 (1986) Joy Hancock – Head of WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) 1942. Led passage of Women’s Armed Services Integration Act (1948)
• May 5, 1864 (1922) – Elizabeth Seaman, pen name “Nelly Bly”, journalist; wrote expose of mental asylum (1887); set a record for circling the world in 72 days (1890)
• May 10, 1900-(1979) Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin- Brilliant astronomer, discovered that stars are primarily made up of hydrogen and helium, but could only be appointed as lecturer since Harvard barred female faculty appointments.  .
• May 10. 1909 -(1978) Maybelle Carter – Pioneer country music guitarist, one of the original Carter Family.
• May 10, 1919 – (1981) Ella Grasso –First woman elected as governor in her own right (Connecticut 1974- 1981)• 
• May 11, 1875 (1912) – Harriet Quimby, first American woman licensed air pilot (1911), first woman to fly across the English Channel (1912)
• May 11, 1894 (1991) – Martha Graham, modern dance innovator and choreographer
• May 11, 1906 (1975) – Lt. Ethel Weed, military officer in the Women’s Army Corp.; promoted women’s rights and suffrage in Japan
• May 11, 1906  (1980) Jacqueline Cochran – Founded the WASPs 1943 to 1994. President of Ninety-Nines, 1941 to 1942. Honor on an international airmail stamp (1996)
• May 12, 1900 – (1994) Mildred McAfee Horton –President of Wellesley College (1936) Directed the U.S. Navy’s WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Services) (1943).                                                         
• May 14, 1904-(1976) Katharine McBride –President of Bryn Mawr, defied the McCarthy witch hunts of the 1950s.
• May 15, 1890-(1980) Katherine Porter – Short story writer and novelist
• May 15, 1916-(1996) Catherine East – Political activists and founding member of the Women’s Equity Action League and the National Organization for Women
• May 15, 1937 – Madeline Albright, first woman to be U.S. Secretary of State (1997-2001)
• May 17, 1915 –(1996) Olga Madar – Steller athlete, champion of women’s rights including the ERA and president of Coalition of Labor Union Women from (1974-1976).
• May 18, 1910- (1978) Sister Annette Walters – Nun, Psychologist, Cofounded St. John’s Mental Health Institute for Clergy (1954)
• May 19, 1901-(1997) Dorothy Chandler – Newspaper executive; philanthropist, Hollywood Bowl and the Southern California Symphonic Association benefactor
• May 19, 1888-(1981) Emma Bugbee –Ground-breaking journalist at the NY Tribune (1934-1964)
• May 19, 1930 (1965) – Lorraine Hansberry, first African-American woman to produce a play on Broadway, “A Raisin in the Sun” (1959)
• May 23, 1892 – (1979) Lavinia Engle –Field organizer for the National American Woman Suffrage Association, and  led battle to pass the first compulsory unemployment insurance legislation.
• May 23, 1947-(1995) June Kenyon –Poet Laureate of New Hampshire.
• May 25, 1913-(1992) Brownie Wise – Successfully developed home parties for Tupperware products providing employment opportunities for millions of women
• May 25, 1928– Mary Wells –First woman CEO of a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange
• May 26, 1951 – Sally Ride, astrophysicist, first American woman astronaut
• May 27, 1907 (1964) – Rachel Carson, scientist and environmentalist; wrote “Silent Spring” which became cornerstone of modern environmental protection movement
• May 31, 1912 (1997) – Chien-Shiung Wu, renowned physicist; first woman elected President of American Physical Society in 1975, elected to National Academy of Science (1958), received National Medal of Science (1975)
• May 21, 1911-(1988) Virginia Haviland – Children’s international Fairy Tale author.
• May 31, 1893 – (1966) Elizabeth Coatsworth – Children’s poet and award-winning author.
• May 31, 1895 – (1980) Edith Stern – Active in civic reform , the League of Women Voters, Voter’s Education Fund, the Red Cross and the New Orleans Symphony

Please feel free to use this information in any of your newsletters or forward it to colleagues or other interested parties. A year-round women’s history calendar is available on our website in the News and Events category.

Watch people crowd around to see whose birthday they share. 750 women from U.S. history are named on this oversized poster with day by day listings and a colorful border with images representing their many activities. Alphabetical index included for cross reference. 24″ x 37″  Celebrate Women Poster +Index of Names created by Margaret Zierdt.

VAWA Debate: Are women being used as political footballs Again?

BettyJean Downing- Kling

Open Mic Live Debate tonight at 10 pm Easter 7 C Pacific. Please join us!

Remember – my Louisa had her brains blown out by a man who was out without bail after beating her dying sister Denise in the head with a claw hammer! He should have been in jail for attempted murder of her sister not loose on the streets to come back and take her head too! VAWA should not be a political football – 4 women a day are murdered, every 9 seconds a woman is battered! We are more than partisan votes – we are women who deserve JUSTICE- stop this WAR on WOMEN

Women are dying, beaten, raped while they play party politics with this football. This is not a game to the mothers of the fallen ! Please come to the show tonight and tell us what you think and how we can get them to stop the games and give us justice instead. They work for us- let’s remind them of that- we are the Majority you know! Remember – or does this have to happen to you?

BettyJean is opening up the phone lines to women from all sides of the argument. There is another fight on Capitol Hill on yet another so-called women’s issue. This should be everyone’s issue but be that as it may- What are they fighting about now? Let’s debates both or all sides of this issue among ourselves come up with what we as the women whose act this is supposed to be for want then tell those we elected to represent us to do the right thing about Violence Against Women. It is my understanding the intent of this bill is to protect women from violence PERIOD. Established in 1994 with bi-partisan support, it has been reaffirmed both in 2000 and again in 2005.

There have been two partisan oppositions to the Act as originally passed over the years, Republicans (shame on them) have attempted to cut funding for programs and failure of the Supreme Court (Shame on the conservative 5 to 4) to grant women federal suing rights against their attackers. Both restricted the intent of the act which I believe was intended to provide justice to women under siege from an escalating epidemic of violence against women.

Funding has been cut and or is wasted on bureaucratic red tape and administrative expenses rather than where the funds are most needed and the courts have been far too lenient and worse have given in to a healthier funded lobby of abusive men.

We need a safe place to share our pain and be acknowledged, we need compassion, we need to know that we and others will be protected from the perpetrator, we need accountability — someone who will hold the perpetrator accountable, we need restitution for the losses incurred by the victim, and we need justice (not revenge) but vindication — to be set free.  Scars remain, but healing is sufficient so as not to continue to be held in bondage to the trauma. ~ BettyJean Downing Kling- 2012 Bergen County Court State vs. Hartwig

There is now a new fight in Congress- also partisan. The question is WHY? Besides for cutting funding to unbelievable pitiful lows what is wrong with the bill as it is? Does it cover all WOMEN or not?

Are the Democrats using this opportunity to paint this as part of the Republican’s “War on Women”? Do we need to muck up the VAWA and/or hold up its reauthorization over a debate on whether to add a revision which forces us to give a Visa to illegal aliens if they become battered women? Do we need to hold up the reauthorization to specify the sexual orientation of the woman or is this meant to include gay men?

The Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (VAWA) is a United States federal law (Title IV, sec. 40001-40703 of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, H.R. 3355) signed as Pub.L. 103-322 by President
Bill Clinton on September 13, 1994. The Act provided $1.6 billion toward investigation and prosecution of violent crimes against women, imposed automatic and mandatory restitution on those convicted, and allowed civil redress in cases prosecutors chose to leave unprosecuted. The Act also established the Office on Violence Against Women within the Department of Justice.

VAWA was drafted by the office of Senator
Joseph Biden (DDE), with support from a broad coalition of advocacy groups. The Act passed through Congress with bipartisan support in 1994, clearing the House by a vote of 235–195 and the Senate by a vote of 61–38, although the following year House Republicans attempted to cut the Act’s funding.[1] In the 2000 Supreme Court case United States v. Morrison, a sharply divided Court struck down the VAWA provision allowing women the right to sue their attackers in federal court. By a 5–4 majority, the Court’s conservative wing overturned the provision as an intrusion on states’ rights.[2][3]

VAWA was reauthorized by Congress in 2000, and again in December 2005.[4] The Act’s 2012 renewal was fiercely opposed by conservative Republicans, who objected to extending the Act’s protections to same-sex couples and to provisions allowing battered illegal immigrants to claim temporary visas.[5]

Tune in and bring your comments and questions I want a knock down drag out fight tonight. OK no knock downs but let’s drag out the facts and decide what we are allowing this act to tear women apart and why all these men are again using women to win votes when they give us less and less.

Remember – my Louisa had her brains blown out by a man who was out without bail after beating her dying sister in the head with a claw hammer! He should have been in jail for attempted murder of her sister not lose to come back and take her head too! Women’s are dying and beaten and raped while we play party politics with this football. This is not a game to the mothers of the fallen !

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Urgent: Petition signatures waning and child’ life is in danger.

PLEASE send this to everyone, we need 9,000 signatures now. It’s Ariana–Leilani’s 9th birthday. Please will you take 5 minutes and help save her life with your signature?

We can do this- why don’t we? It will take you all of 5 minutes – Please do this – do it now! Tweet this to everyone you know and ask them to re tweet this to everyone they know. Please it’s just a signature for medical treatment for a very sick child. The treatment is free (NUPOGEN). The doctors are willing to perform treatment. TOXICOLOGY AND EXPERT MEDICAL CARE is available and offered. BUT Ariana–Leilani is under the care of a modern day Mengele and a mad scientist cohort that are preventing her from getting the proper care so they can experiment on her rare medical condition instead.

WE need 10,000 signatures by the end of this month and we only have about 10 %. We do  have over 1150 signatures from 120 countries (194 countries in the world); that is 61% of the world so far! But time is running out ! We need you to act now!

Please we cannot wait – we must get the signatures now – right now. The child is in danger- if her conditions has a flare –up she can die within hours. Time is of the essence- can we count on your to sign and recruit many others to sign?


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Romney: Give the ladies our representation in exchange for our votes

BettyJean Downing Kling

I wasn’t going to get in to the fight this time- I got my ass kicked enough from Democrat thugs last time and my women’s activism work was put on hold for my troubles while I was called every name in the book just for being a patriot with a choice that didn’t march the DNC’s hand pickins. But 4 more years of this administration without one word about passing the ERA and his entire party pushing that the other party is at War wqith Women is wearing on my nerves– so I am in till I find out we are not getting a female VP choice!

I am ready for something right- Damned it! Perhaps he will chose Condoleezza – so we have a woman for VP and eliminate the race card. Oh not to have contend with this time! Wouldn’t that take the wind out of the race baiter’s miserable sails? It’s a sad day when you purposefully choose a women for the color of her skin just to combat having to fight against false racism. Thank God she is more than qualified. Condoleezza all the way!

If Romney does NOT chose a qualified woman – then I am not so sure I will bother. And let me tell you why. If it’s going to remain an all boy’s club with a few token ladies who for the most part have to play by the men’s rules then I will not be used for my vote.

I am tired of pounding the pavement and giving my vote to any party who refuses to give me equal representation. 16% is paltry. I will never again give my vote to the party that allowed Hillary Clinton to be mistreated and denied her rightful place or her votes or her delegates and as for the only other party- either start running women or forget about my vote as well. Without representation – all my vote means is a win FOR the party but very little advancement for women’s rights or representation. That is not country first. Women are 52% of the country population and should have at equal representation and I see not advancement toward that end.

More and more women are beginning to say – give us representation in exchange for our votes. There will be a revolution in this country and women will be at the front- stop using us for our votes – let us sit at the table and decide our own fates.

Go tell Romney that- we want a winning woman and we will mobile for them- or else I will stay home this time!!

What Mothers want from Congress this year

By: Sandy Oestreich

Anyone can call the offices of their Senators and their Congress persons tell them you urge them to schedule an ERA hearing in 2013.  Explain why it is time! You can also write to them. Time is of the essence. Two bills are sitting there right now one in the house and one in the Senate that you can appeal to them to sponsor.

Both parties want and need our votes both are screaming that the other is waging a war on women- well let’s tell them to put their votes where their mouths are.

Tell them what we want in return for our votes this November. We want ERA!

I’m a mother.  My Day is coming up.  May I suggest what I ACTUALLY DO WANT?   I want dignity, respect and A PLACE IN THE NATION’S CONTRACT WITH  IT’S  PEOPLE, in the US Constitution.  Women aren’t there yet, that’s why the legislative War on ME thrives.  Give me that contract alongside all men.


Mother’s Day? Give me the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) to protect me and my family, in the legislature.    Finally.


Call me Mom, Sis, Daughter or Wife—I am a WOMAN, and I want Personhood.  I want IN the US Constitution.  I want the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) there. 


Mother’s Day is here.  I make a home for you, I’ve born your children, AND I must stay employed.  Why not give me the full rights to self-determination that an Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) would like NO Other Document DOES!


 “Every country since WWII HAS an EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT”.   USA has an image problem. I have a problem with being Second Class; give me an ERA!


Moms work hard in the home and out.  I want taxpayer and citizen recognition.  I want an Equal Rights Amendment.


 Women have been noble far too long.  We’re tired of being on the menu.  We want a place at the TABLE.  ERA needs hearings in the Florida House—Speaker, are you listening!


I’m a father of three children.   We can celebrate Mother’s Day when my wife gets equal treatment across the board.  Why can’t politicians stop waging this war against women so we can all move ahead?


About this Equal Rights Amendment (ERA).  For heaven’s sake, why are we still dithering over assuring that American women get their protection from sex discrimination?  What could be so awful about passing ERA into the U.S. Constitution?

 YOU’VE GOT THE IDEA.   Email off your own Letter, or if mailing one of the above to Fl. Anyone can call the office of  Sen. Don Gaetz, 850 897-5747  and Rep. Will Weatherford,  813 558-5115 to urge a scheduled ERA hearing in 2013.  After TWELVE YEARS!! select one and tell me which one so no dupes. Yaaay for YOU! And for every woman and family. 

Sandy Oestreich, founder-president of Equal Rights Alliance Inc, and ERA Education Inc.
Prof. Emerita, Adelphi U., NY
Fmr. elected official
Co-author, internationally distributed pharmacology reference texts
Nurse practitioner
Biographied in Feminists Who Changed America
Wife and mom

Paralegal With a Purpose: The Dangers to Privacy and Free Speech

By: Fiona Causer

Internet’s near ubiquity in the United States has done a lot to empower women. Used improperly, however, the freedoms afforded by the advancing online space carry the potential to be harmful. Women are particularly vulnerable because of the ways in which they use the internet. E-mail forwards, chat rooms, and online dating are only a few of the online activities statistically more popular with women. Criminals often seek to exploit female web surfers on the belief that they will be easier targets than men. This does not have to be the case. Especially given the fact that women have pretty much shaped the paralegal profession by having dominated it since it became a more mainstream vocation. Along with more outlets for educating oneself about legal issues, especially with online paralegal and other referential legal sources also near ubiquity, there are many ways for women to arm themselves with the necessary knowledge to protect their privacy rights while online.  Since true empowerment online means learning about common risks and threats of online communication, and being savvy in how the technology is used.

Controlling personal information saved and shared online is one of the most important places to start. “Sharing personal information with the wrong people is one of your biggest risks online,” the Washington State Attorney General
.  “Be sure you are comfortable with how this information will be handled BEFORE you provide it.”

Understanding how privacy policies work is part of this calculation. Many women maintain robust social networking pages or blogs, both of which are usually set to be publicly accessible by default.  A woman who shares her full name, posts her address or phone number, or freely shares photos of her children with their names might be handing this information to any Google-savvy criminal. Women should think hard about how much to share in the first place, then should change the settings of any public sites to “private” or “closed.”

Internet dating, while wildly successful for many, also has privacy mines that must be navigated.  It is very important that daters keep their most sensitive personal information guarded, especially at first. Address, phone number, and last name should only be divulged once real trust has been established. Unfortunately, not all men who use online dating sites have honest intentions.

“An online love interest who asks for money is almost certainly a scam artist,” the Federal Trade Commission
. “They create fake profiles to build online relationships, and eventually convince people to send money in the name of love.” The best thing to do is to simply exercise caution. If something sounds fishy—a date is traveling extensively abroad, for instance; claims to have fallen immediately in love; or suddenly needs money for a temporary emergency—communications should be cut off.  In the same vein, women should be wary of meeting someone in person whom they have only met online. It is often a good idea to bring a friend or meet in a very public place for the first date.

Women should also use caution when choosing user names and account passwords. This goes for online networks as well as other, more general websites. Almost everything requires a password, from e-mail to online banking and shopping sites. “Keeping track of all of the number, letter, and word combinations may be frustrating at times, and maybe you’ve wondered if all of the fuss is worth it,” the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team says on its
site promoting internet safety
. “Often, an attack is not specifically about your account but about using the access to your information to launch a larger attack. And while having someone gain access to your personal email might not seem like much more than an inconvenience and threat to your privacy, think of the implications of an attacker gaining access to your social security number or your medical records.”

Even something as benign as forwarding a mass e-mail of a cute photo, great recipe, or a new tip can be dangerous if the sender is not known. E-mail forwards are sometimes nothing more than efforts to amass directories of e-mail addresses. Messages from unknown senders should be deleted, and unexpected attachments should never be opened.

In most cases, online safety boils down to common sense. Women should guard their personal information online the same way they guard their purses when out shopping. By limiting who has access to personally identifying details, women can surf, chat, and share with confidence.