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Betty’s #equalpayday Reading List

10 Apr

There’s been a lot of buzz this week thanks to Equal Pay Day and the bigger question of women’s equality in the workplace. Or shall we say, “the left’s latest bizarre obsession.” Guilty as charged, Mitchy.

More thoughts on this TK, but here is some food for thought that particularly caught my attention this week:

If she can do it, why can’t YOU? A great reflection on why the ‘Lean In’/’Having It All’ mantra is great for privileged women who are in the right place at the right time, but can set unfair expectations for the rest of us.

I Wasn’t a Fan of Sheryl Sandberg’s—Until I Couldn’t Find a Job From the opposite viewpoint of the first article, a young college grad reflects on how Sheryl Sandberg’s credo empowered her to take the reins of her own career in an unfriendly economy.

Why Women Don’t Ask For More Money A great read + listen (there’s audio too – gym listening anyone?) on the perpetual question of women asking for raises.

Together, I think these raise some interesting questions about whether the lower position of women in the economy/workplace – something I think most of us would agree exists, even if we don’t agree on how to handle it – has to do with individual initiative or structural economic and political factors. Which, of course, also underlies basically every domestic political/economic debate in our country since LBJ.

Let us know your thoughts in the comments. We’re looking forward to more debate on this in upcoming posts!



I’ll Give You Better Coverage Than Obamacare

3 Apr

Have you ever thought to yourself, “Hmmm… tonight I could either hook up with someone, or sign up for Obamacare?

A few of you may have had the pleasure of seeing the text exchange Monday night between me (in the blue) and a fella that from now on will be referred to as Harry. But in case you did not…



Yes, being covered by Obamacare was more important than being covered by me. So naturally, the ladies of SR came up with one of our best Top 10’s to date.


The Top 10 Reasons why Sex is Better than Obamacare

10. A booty call won’t give you a midnight deadline. You can take all the time you need.

9. When it’s “going down”… it’s not because of website maintenance.

8. “Oral” care is always included. Especially if you’re a fan of eating citrus.

7. You don’t need 11,000 pages of regulations and explanations to get what you want in bed.

6. Foreplay only takes a few minutes before you’re good to go. Obamacare will keep you waiting on the phone for hours until you get any type of satisfaction.

5. The new healthcare act may be “Affordable”, but sex is downright free.

4. You won’t come up against any Republican opposition… as long as you make the right proposition.

3. Orgasms aren’t subsidized.

2. Insert John Boehner joke here.

1. Sex is Bipartisan. And isn’t political tolerance what we’re all striving for?


Fortunately my tale has a happy ending. It took Harry all of 7 minutes to realize that he’d rather risk his health in favor of campaigning for a better policy that evening.

Guess that means he missed his deadline. But in my opinion, he backed the right party.

Here’s to better coverage for all of America!