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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 31, 2013
New York

Statement by Ms. Foundation for Women President and CEO Anika Rahman on All-Male Fox Business Network Panel Denigrating Working Women:

“The horribly offensive attitudes toward women expressed on “Lou Dobbs Tonight” reveal the depths of injustice that women – particularly, the 72 million female work force participants– still face in the U.S."

“Women continue to experience a persistent wage gap, which is only exacerbated by such blatant and public discrimination against women, as aired on Fox Business Network."

“Women’s critical contributions to the U.S. economy must not be undervalued. Nor shall our fight for equality in the workforce and society at large be undermined by the Neanderthals on Fox.”

Resources:

Link to Ms. Foundation for Women’s letter to Fox Business Network seeking cancellation of Lou Dobbs Tonight: http://forwomen.org/content/194/en/stop-fox's-sexist-anti-woman-commentary

Link to “Lou Dobbs Tonight” video on Fox Business Network: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/30/fox-female-breadwinners_n_3358926.html

Link to Pew research showing that women are the sole or primary providers in 40 percent of households with children: http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2013/05/29/breadwinner-moms/

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The Ms. Foundation for Women fights to eliminate barriers for every woman in the U.S. For 40 years, we have worked tirelessly to secure women's rights and freedoms with a special commitment to building the power of low-income, immigrant and women of color. At our core, we are advocates giving a voice to women to elevate their most pressing issues. We're continually investing funds, time, expertise and training in more than 100 trailblazing organizations nationwide to secure a better future for ourselves, our families and our communities.

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