We need to acknowledge that the situation for many women is radically different than it was in 1930 when most labor laws were written. In our current day, 75 percent of women are in the workplace, double the amount there were 50 years ago. It’s past time for the government to step forward and acknowledge this. Women need portable benefits, flexible benefits/flexible workplaces and tax fairness for working spouses and stay at home parents. I hope that many of these issues will be brought forward so that changes can be made in my lifetime! Hopefully Michelle Obama will use her influence and power to make these changes women so deserve.
February 16, 2009 at 4:46 p.m.