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April 12, 2012

War On Women: Obama White House Pays Women 16% Less Than Men

But they're doing different work. The men are doing the "thinking work," and the women are doing the, you know, "helping the men do the thinking work."

So it's all good, bro.

I just read this piece noting, as we know, that Hilary Rosen's firm represents Sandra Fluke. She's a managing partner there, along with former White House communications director Anita Dunn. (I inaccurately called Dunn a "top adviser" earlier.)

That article reminded me that Anita Dunn herself had accused Obama's White House of being a "hostile workplace" for women.

I forgot about the story, as the media, of course, ignored it after a smattering of mentions.

But here's an actual War on Women, as charged by one of Obama's own top-level female staffers.

And not just Dunn-- Christina Roemer also sounded a similar complaint, as did an unnamed female source.

“This place would be in court for a hostile workplace,” former White House communications director Anita Dunn is quoted as saying. “Because it actually fit all of the classic legal requirements for a genuinely hostile workplace to women.”

...

“I felt like a piece of meat,” Christina Romer, former head of the Council of Economic Advisers, said of one meeting in which Suskind writes she was “boxed out” by Summers.

Dunn told Suskind that the problems began during the 2008 campaign. At one point she was viewing a television ad with other campaign officials and was shocked to see no women in the spot.

“There isn’t a single woman in this ad,” Dunn said. “I was dumbfounded. It wasn’t like they were being deliberately sexist. It’s just there was no one offering a female perspective.”

The ad was later reshot, with women included.

“The president has a real woman problem,” an unnamed high-ranking female official told Suskind. “ The idea of the boys’ club being just Larry and Rahm isn’t really fair. He [Obama] was just as responsible himself.”

This is coming from his own people.


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