Last night Oxygen Network hosted the very first “Oxygen Women’s Forum” – a 90-minute special with Vice-President Al Gore. The special aired live on Oxygen’s cable television network, C-SPAN and New Jersey Public Television, and was both provocative and entertaining. Facilitated by “Pure Oxygen” co-hosts, 150 Trenton, New Jersey women, and on-line participants at Oxygen.com, had the opportunity to ask the Vice-President questions about the upcoming election.
When asked about reproductive choice, Gore stated he would appoint Supreme Court justices to protect a woman’s constitutional right to a safe and legal abortion. He reaffirmed his commitment to affirmative action, and pledged to tighten the wage gap between the sexes. When asked if he has considered a woman running mate, Gore responded with an emphatic “Yes, I have.”
The “Oxygen Women’s Forum” premiered in conjunction with befearless.com, a new Oxygen site promoting social, political and legal issues of interest and importance to women. The Feminist Majority Foundation is featured on befearless.com, and feminist.org was promoted on-line throughout the chat.