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John Oliver Has The Perfect Solution To Unequal Pay

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 08.27.2014 | Women

John Oliver has a brilliant way to solve the gender wage gap. In a segment from Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, posted online on Aug. 25, the c...

Here Are The Best (And Worst) States For Gender Equality

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 08.26.2014 | Women

The United States has a problem with gender equality. In the World Economic Forum’s list of the most gender-equal countries, the nation doesn't even...

To Pay or Not to Pay, That Is the Polling Question

Annie Pettit | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics
Annie Pettit

The work that political pollsters do for free could be considered a benefit to society. People need to know how their political candidates are ranked by the public so that they can make better voting decisions and bring better-suited people to political power.

Igor Bobic

GOP Lawmaker Won't Let Her Votes Against Equal Pay Stop Her From Endorsing It

HuffingtonPost.com | Igor Bobic | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) claims that she supports equal pay for equal work. But her position has struck a nerve with Democrat...

GOP Senate Candidate Says Businesses Would Hire Fewer Women If Equal Pay Bill Passed

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics

A Republican Senate candidate justified her opposition to legislation aiming to correct gender-based pay disparities by arguing that businesses would ...

Joan Holloway In A Modern Office Is Absurd

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 08.07.2014 | Comedy

If you think Christina Hendricks' character Joan Holloway would be a ridiculous throwback in today's office environment, try women still making 23 per...

The CrossFit Case for Equal Pay

Nikole Collins-Puri | Posted 08.01.2014 | Women
Nikole Collins-Puri

If one of the fastest growing sports in America can apply the concept of equal pay for equal effort, we should be able to do the same in the world of work.

Corporate Fraud of a Different Stripe

Martha Burk | Posted 07.30.2014 | Business
Martha Burk

It's that time of year again. Corporate good-guy awards are handed out like candy by magazines with headlines screaming "Best Companies," for various groups -- usually minorities and women.

African American Women Disproportionately Suffer From the Wage Gap

Linda Meric | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics
Linda Meric

It's time for this country to value the work of women of color. It's time to offer equal pay for equal work.

Marina Fang

The White House's Gender Pay Disparities Have Barely Changed In 20 Years

HuffingtonPost.com | Marina Fang | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wage and hiring disparities between men and women appear to be bipartisan problems that aren't really improving. The gender pay gap ...

Pay Up or Lose Out

Erin Daruszka | Posted 07.01.2014 | Business
Erin Daruszka

Fair compensation and gender salary gaps are much-talked-about topics. For employers, paying employees fairly is a tough topic to handle. How do employers treat employees fairly, while still creating a culture of pay for performance?

50 Years After the Civil Rights Act, Is the Joke on Women?

Martha Burk | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics
Martha Burk

History is divided on whether adding sex discrimination to the list of no-nos in the 1964 Civil Rights Act was meant to be a joke or a death knell for the bill. Either way, with women still making 77 cents on the dollar compared to men and the courts now firmly on the side of corporations, the joke is on women now.

Top Dem Reveals Staggering Amount Women Lose Due To The Gender Pay Gap

The Huffington Post | Natasha Bach | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics

Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) discussed the implications of the gender pay gap on HuffPost Live Monday, saying...

This Problem Is So Commonplace, Even Michelle Obama Didn't Stop To Think About It

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 06.20.2014 | Politics

First Lady Michelle Obama highlighted how gender pay equity is still a major issue that many women may not think about, using herself as an example. ...

Why Women Deserve Better From Washington

Jason Ritchie | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics
Jason Ritchie

Just look at who voted for the Lily Ledbetter Act of 2009. If your representative voted 'Nay', they believe that women should be paid less than men. Let's get these 'Mad Men' out of office and allow common sense to prevail.

Beyond Summit, Sustained Focus Needed for Working Women and Families

Liz Shuler | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics
Liz Shuler

It's crucial that we help working families who are quickly falling further and further behind.

Obama: Equal Pay 'Not A Women's Issue, This Is A Family Issue'

Reuters | Posted 08.17.2014 | Politics

By Roberta Rampton PITTSBURGH, June 17 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday cast his administration's push to reduce pay disp...

Don't Pay Me Less Just Because I'm A Mom

Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics
Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner

We'd like to declare a moratorium on blaming mothers (and kids!) for this pay gap. Instead, let's recognize that discrimination holds back many mothers, their families, and our economy. It's time to stamp out discrimination against moms.

On Father's Day, Remember the Power of Our Daughters

Greg Speed | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics
Greg Speed

Frankly, like many parents who frequently travel for work, I can't help turning my focus to my kids this time of year and the occasional guilt that comes from many nights away from home.

Girls Run the World By Writing It

Jill Di Donato | Posted 07.28.2014 | Women
Jill Di Donato

n a media culture that often dictates, demeans and disenfranchises girls and women, that pits us against one another, infantilizes or downright ignores our imprints on culture, the power of women telling stories should not be underestimated.

Yes, There Is a War On Women and #YesAllWomen

Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | Posted 07.27.2014 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite

We know it is a war because there are battlefields, injuries and casualties. This war has no memorials and no solemn speeches are given to commemorate the victims who have been injured or killed. It is most often an invisible war.

As Seen Through a Woman's Eyes

George Heymont | Posted 07.27.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

A loving tribute written by Gail Collins to honor political activist and feminist icon Gloria Steinem caused me to stop and think about some of the progress that's been made in the women's rights movement and the incredible distance that still needs to be traveled.

Republicans Still Blocking Equal Pay

Jason Ritchie | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics
Jason Ritchie

Someone needs to stand up and fight for women to receive basic equality and the right to support their families.

The Mobbing of Jill Abramson Begins

Janice Harper | Posted 07.18.2014 | Women
Janice Harper

As quickly as the public rallied around Jill Abramson when it was reported that she was fired shortly after raising concerns about pay equity, it is a...

24 Women Food and Agriculture Reporters You Should Know About

Naomi Starkman | Posted 07.16.2014 | Media
Naomi Starkman

Women are the backbone of today's food media. And yet, the women reporting on this issue area don't always get the attention they deserve.