ts like night and day.
Blogging daily on my Tumblr as I like to do, I came across another Tumblr which really caught my attention. The Jaundiced Tumblr The top photo is of President Bush signing a bill and the bottom one of Obama. So you might say, yea ok and, they sign bills, so what? If you really delve into this, you will see what kind of bill each one is signing and whom they are surrounded and supported by. Bush was signing the Partial Birth Abortion Act into law. This law makes partial birth (18 to 26 weeks) abortion illegal. Basically, ‘Any physician who, in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce, knowingly performs a partial-birth abortion and thereby kills a human fetus shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 2 years, or both.’ This bill was brought about in 2003 due to the case of Gonzales V. Carhart. If you notice in the photo, all of the bill supporters are male. While this procedure isn’t exactly healthy for the woman either, why does anyone have the right to tell someone what he or she can and cannot do? There are women who do not know they are pregnant for up to 4/5 months sometimes. Like any sort of abortion law, it’s ludicrous! In my opinion, Bush; coming from a male dominant area really has no sympathy or even he possibly doesn’t care for the women of the U.S. because unfortunately, the act was signed and became a law in 2007. But luckily the photo right under the one of Bush was savvy new president Obama signing the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. The morning after Obama took the presidency I read somewhere the most brilliant thing I have hear, the person wrote ‘The air just seems sweeter and fresher now that Obama is the new president’. I couldn’t agree more. It seems like a load has been lifted off the shoulders of this country. The Lilly Ledbetter Act seeks fair pay between men and women. Ledbetter worked for Goodyear tires and after years of no movement in position, no significant change in pay and possible sexual discrimination in pay, Ledbetter took Goodyear to court. Thanks to Obama the Fair Pay Act was signed just this year, starting the year of very well if I don’t say so myself. “As president, Obama actively supported the bill. The official White House blog said: President Obama has long championed this bill and Lilly Ledbetter’s cause, and by signing it into law; he will ensure that women like Ms. Ledbetter and other victims of pay discrimination can effectively challenge unequal pay.” [White House Blog] What is even more striking is that if you’ll notice, around Obama as he signs the act are men and women. Now here’s the other shocking part, look at the picture of Bush. Yes, we see its all men but also it’s all white men. That is the majority of our Government and it’s absurd that in this day and age they think they can still carry on like this. Obama’s photo on the other hand again is a breath of fresh air, not just men not just women but people of all colors. On the Feministeblog site L33tminion says: “Wow. The previous administration didn’t even have any pretensions about giving a damn about women.” In addition, Diana says: “Night and day. It is unbelievable.” Night and day is right, and that’s exactly what it was with Bush; cold miserable night. But I can’t help and agree with J Hertzberg who said, “Looking’ good, ladies. Next time, a woman in that chair.”