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  1. Halloween in Washington: Analysis of Obama’s Stimulus Plan : WesternFront America

    [...] Feministe » Good news about women and the stimulus package [...]

  2. gogojojo
    gogojojo January 30, 2009 at 8:22 am |

    Glad to hear it.

  3. Icewyche
    Icewyche January 30, 2009 at 7:46 pm |

    I don’t know…a lot of what people are lauding as “good for women” is actually geared toward children and women with children – childcare, Head Start, energy assistance, food stamps, investments in programs for disabled kids, expanding SCHIP. Even jobs the jobs mentioned above involve dealing with kids. I’m childfree – I don’t have kids, I don’t want kids, I don’t deal with kids. What do I and women like me get out of this much-lauded stimulus package? Yes, I know that women carry the major burden of child rearing, but when are people going to learn that “children’s issues” are not synonymous with “women’s issues”?

  4. Jamelle
    Jamelle January 30, 2009 at 7:48 pm |

    And my hunch is that some form of support for family planning will either be included in the Senate version of the bill (and brought in to the final version during the reconciliation process), or a separate bill will be passed.

  5. Some Thoughts on the Stimulus Package « Women’s Glib

    [...] Entmacher, VP of family economic security at the National Women’s Law Center, says that the package will work on “Expanding health for them [women], child care, unemployment [...]

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