IWF in the News:
Six of the most outrageous food bans that Bloomberg has enacted or attempted to enact.
GLAMOUR: "Women Don't Trust GOP", Says Conservative Organization Independent Women's Forum. Do You Agree?
NRO's Kathryn Lopez interviews Sabrina Schaeffer, co-author of Liberty Is No War on Women, pushing back against some of the more exaggerated and misleading rhetoric this election season.
New CAFÉ standards will increase the cost of buying a new car by $3,000
Why she wrote the book, what the reaction has been, and how this book and the work of NeW are benefiting women across the country.
Carrie Lukas questions whether males are being similarly encouraged to pursue fields traditionally filled by women such as nursing?
"If women want to be in the work force, they should be. If it's financially feasible for women to stay in the home and raise their families, we should let them without criticism..."
A new anti-soda video offers a welcome case for personal responsibility.
“The idea that Democrats are trying to woo women voters based only on issues related to reproduction is insulting...."
Why is government concerned only with achieving balance in science, technology, engineering and mathematics—the few subjects where women have yet to surpass men—while ignoring the overall imbalance within higher education as men fall farther behind?”
By Kim Strassel | Team Obama is offering a straight-up 1970s feminist agenda but still winning among women. Why?
“The ultimate irony is that in New York City, students can’t buy large sodas, but they can get Plan B at school,”
The female vote has emerged as a crucial battleground in a presidential race that could be decided by several hundred thousand independent women in November
I was interviewed for a piece by the Independent Women’s Forum on my new book, the war on men and why men are “Going Galt.” Here are a few highlights:
"New Yorkers should ask themselves: Is it the role of government to force citizens to do or 'understand' anything?"
Hobby Lobby's lawsuit against the Health and Human Services mandate to provide coverage for the "morning-after" and "week-after" pills in insurance exchanges has gained some support.
Julie Gunlock, director of Women for Food Freedom project, notes that multiple studies have been conducted in the U.S. and Great Britain, where calorie postings have been required now for more than a decade.
“This idea that we would try to create a quota system in the one discipline left where women are not outpacing men shows the enforcement is skewed,” said Carrie Lukas
“The idea that there is a war on women is, in my view, simply a way of demonizing anyone who questions big government policies,” Sabrina Schaeffer said.
Now that the ACA has been upheld by the Supreme Court, Heath, who specializes in healthcare, entitlements, economics, fiscal and public policy, discusses the impacts of the SCOTUS decision in real terms.
Carrie Lukas, who has written often about the pay gap for the conservative Independent Women’s Forum, says “it’s a mistake to default to the idea that it’s all discrimination.” She agrees with Lawson, however, that women should be less reticent about demanding higher pay: “As parents of daughters we can make a difference in that.”
Independent Women's Forum scholar Vicki Alger argues in a recent study that the creation of military ESAs by Congress (drawing on existing GI Bill benefits) as well as by the states would give military families a much-improved shot at finding quality schooling.
"It's a great wake-up call to suburban America, because all of these things are being done in the name of environmentalism, when it's really just another way to disguise the redistributive ideology of the political left."
Conservative interest group Colorado's Future Project slammed Fluke's presence at Obama's Denver event, calling it insulting to women and calling Fluke "a sideshow and distraction."
Krista Kafer is not among those women leaning toward Obama. Kafer is president of Colorado's Future Project, a research and educational outreach project supported by the conservative Independent Women's Forum. She called Fluke's presence at the event "a sideshow" and said Obama's approach to attracting women voters is "insulting."
What does back-to-school season have to do with the “contraception rule” from the White House? The very existence of some schools is threatened, now that the Department of Health and Human Services’ mandate for contraception, sterilization, and abortion-inducing drugs has gone into effect.
Barron's: Most Women Support Reform of Violence Against Women Act: SAVE Urges Lawmakers to Stop Partisan Wrangling
Christina Villegas of the Independent Women's Forum also echoed calls for reform: "Congress should look past the ideological roots of [VAWA] and should consider alternatives that address the true causes of violence and seek to provide equal protection to all victims."
Schaeffer added that Cheney’s comments “might be a little bit overblown,” adding that Palin “breathed new life into a campaign that was really rather pale in comparison to the sort of excitement that was surrounding president
Sabrina Schaeffer, executive director of the Independent Women’s Forum, offered a different approach to the issue by advocating for a total reform of the Social Security program....
With the healthcare law now deemed legal, Hadley Heath, a senior policy analyst for the Independent Women's Forum (IWF), says many of the provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will impact regular American families -- even those that already have health insurance.
In an interview with Media Trackers, Independent Women’s Forum senior policy analyst Hadley Heath explained the conservative group’s take on the Supreme Court ruling.
Sabrina Schaeffer, executive director of the Independent Women's Forum talked about "unintended consequences" of Title IX, including a fall-off in men's participation in collegiate sports while women's rose during the '80s up to the early 2000s.
Sabrina Schaeffer, executive director of the non-profit Independent Women's Forum, which is critical of Title IX, said efforts to level the STEM playing field could have the opposite effect: "If we don't have enough women in engineering, are the schools going to cut engineering programs?"
Christian Science Monitor: Title IX at 40: what it's done for gender equity - and the road still ahead
Not everyone agrees with the new emphasis on Title IX and STEM fields. Using the law to enforce “parity in all walks of life,” including academic science, would be taking things too far, said Sabrina Schaeffer, executive director of the Independent Women’s Forum.
A substantive, bipartisan look at the history, successes and complications of the law passed in 1972 to protect sex discrimination in academia, including in athletics, to ensure that women had equal opportunity to participate and excel.
If the Supreme Court strikes down Obamacare, in whole or in part, how will Republicans respond? Many have talked about reinstating some of the law's most popular provisions, such the provision to allow people up to age 26 stay on their parents' health insurance.
The Independent Women’s Voice (IWV) and Independent Women’s Forum (IWF) launched a new educational project, HealthReformQuestions.com, aimed at addressing misconceptions about President Barack Obama’s health care reform law.
Fox News Channel's America's Newsroom holds a political segment to discuss the Paycheck Fairness Act and whether it will mean more regulations for small busiensses. Host, Martha MacCallum, mentions Independent Women's Forum report on how many women trade higher pay for other job charactericss.
Carrie Lukas of the Independent Women’s Forum notes that the legislation comes at a bad time. “Especially in an era of exploding national debt, it doesn’t seem like a very good use of taxpayer money,” she said.
Senate Democrats plan to force a symbolic vote Tuesday on the Paycheck Fairness Act (PFA), a controversial piece of legislation that experts say would do little to combat employment discrimination.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has created a soda controversy that may take more than a 44-ounce Big Gulp to quench.
Opponents of the bill say women make less than men for a number of reasons, including working fewer hours on average and taking jobs that emphasize greater flexibility as opposed to pay.
The bill has its critics, even among women. Being too quick to try to fix the pay gap may end up destroying some of the culture that is working for women, said Sabrina Schaeffer....
Religious liberty is an early casualty in Obamacare’s collision course with liberty.
Women for Food Freedom
Women for Food Freedom takes on the nanny state.