The progressives who run Orange County have chosen to further the tired old leftist narrative that women are victims. Read the press release the county has distributed. Never mind that the next president could very well be a woman, that some of the wealthiest, most successful business people on the planet — Oprah Winfrey, Sheryl Sandberg, and Martha Stewart to name a few — are women. And no matter than in a county dominated by a major university, the chancellor is a woman and women dominate the classroom. And of course, women have been earning more degrees than men for years. Despite it all, Orange County pushes the women-are-victims narrative.



ORANGE COUNTY, NC (August 26, 2014)—The Board of Orange County Commissioners has issued a proclamation, declaring today as Women’s Equality Day in Orange County.

In recognition of this day, the Human Relations Commission (HRC) is revealing the name of the book selected for the next Community Read. This is an invitation for the community to read a book on a selected social justice or human rights topic and convene to discuss the book.

The book, Global Woman: Nannies, Maids and Sex Workers in the New Economy by Barbara Ehrenreich and Arlie Russell Hochschild, takes a look into the oppression of female migrant workers in the U.S. and what has been called the “western feminism’s dirty little secret.”

The book discussion is moderated by a subject expert. The next Community Read is scheduled to take place during Women’s History Month (March 2015). The actual date will be announced at a later date.

To coincide with the Community Read, the HRC will host its annual Human Relations Month Forum on Sunday, January 25, 2015. The topic of the Forum is “Voting Rights to Equal Rights: The Continuing Struggle.”

The Forum panelists will include Orange County Commissioner Renee Price and Carrboro Mayor Lydia Lavelle. They will discuss the struggle for women to obtain voting rights 95 years ago and the continuing struggle for equity. Other topics of discussed will include female trafficking in North Carolina and unequal wages.

For more information, please contact the Human Relations Commission at 919. 245. 2488.