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Why Hillary Can Win Big

Brent Budowsky | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

This will be the heart of Hillary Clinton's conversation with America: equal wages for women, a higher minimum wage for workers, a higher standard of living for all, a better education for students who want to learn and affordable education for the moms and dads who must pay for it.

Knowing Why We Celebrate International Women's Day

Anushay Hossain | Posted 05.06.2015 | Women
Anushay Hossain

As International Women's Day comes around, we have a lot to reflect on, but we must also remember women are not alone in our quest for justice. From Dhaka to DC, we are united in saying the rights that were denied to us will not be denied to our daughters.

Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: Growing Support For Same Sex Marriage Among 'Fastest Ever Measured'

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 03.06.2015 | Politics

A venerable academic survey confirms the dramatic rise in support for same-sex marriage. Reports of Scott Walker's electability may be overstated. And...

NYC Feminist Zine Fest

Jenna Henry Hansen | Posted 05.06.2015 | New York
Jenna Henry Hansen

After reading just a handful of Twitter comments aimed at Arquette and pages directed toward E! and Rancic, clearly there is still an obvious need and immense desire for a platform of open dialog and feminist critique of our culture.

Still Lagging After All These Years

Martha Burk | Posted 04.26.2015 | Politics
Martha Burk

March 8 is International Women's Day, so it's time to check in on where the good old U.S. of A. stands in relation to the rest of the world when it comes to gender equality. Spoiler alert: We're not number one.

Poll Shows Many Americans Agree With Hillary Clinton That Women And Men Should Be Paid The Same

Reuters | Posted 05.05.2015 | Politics

By Amanda Becker and Jonathan Allen WASHINGTON, March 5 (Reuters) - A Reuters/Ipsos poll shows that about two-thirds of Americans beli...

Gloria Feldt on Women, Pay Equity and Patricia Arquette

Kristin Maschka | Posted 05.04.2015 | Women
Kristin Maschka

Gloria Feldt led a panel discussion on women and pay equity. Gloria is co-founder and president of Take The Lead, the new women's leadership movement to prepare, develop, inspire and propel women to take their fair and equal share of leadership positions across all sectors by 2025.

Women's Rights at 87th Oscars: Why #AskHerMore Should Focus on Asking Actresses to Run for Office!

Lonna Saunders | Posted 04.25.2015 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

The #AskHerMore twitter campaign highlighted at last night's 87th Academy Awards by Reese Witherspoon and others, points out the disparity in the types of questions asked of the 44 women nominees compared with those asked of their male counterparts.

Is Hillary Clinton a Liberal Reagan?

Brent Budowsky | Posted 04.20.2015 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Clinton in 2016 could have the same effect as Reagan in 1980 and 1984: recruiting Democratic candidates, inspiring Democratic supporters and winning an electoral landslide. Reagan would be embarrassed by Republicans today.

Why the Fight for Pay Equity Is So Important

Laura Reyes | Posted 04.05.2015 | Politics
Laura Reyes

With the shifting workforce in this country, many of these women are increasingly the financial head of their household. Women are working to pay their bills, put food on the table for their families, and slowly chip away at their mounting debt and student loans.

The Sony Hack, Gender Pay Gap and the Agents' Role

Katie Donovan | Posted 04.01.2015 | Business
Katie Donovan

Regardless the reason for the bad representation, every actress can probably save 10 percent in agent fees by negotiating her own deals. Agents, who are supposed to be good counsel, agents, who are supposed to have clients' backs, should get their acts in gear and start negotiating for their female clients, just as they do for their male clients.

An America That Works for Women

Kate Black | Posted 03.31.2015 | Politics
Kate Black

Women are looking for a fair shot at a good job that can support them and their families and give them a chance at a brighter future. We can't ask women to lead when they can't feed their families, worry about how to pay their debts, or wonder how they can afford child care. Our country is successful when women are successful.

Women Still Held Back in Unsuspecting Ways

Joan Wages | Posted 03.30.2015 | Women
Joan Wages

Yes, we are still talking about women receiving equal pay in 2015. While there are several factors that contribute to this discrimination, one that comes to mind is an old, but not fully abolished legal practice known as coverture

Women Need Bipartisan Action -- Not Just Words -- on Equal Pay

Lisa Maatz | Posted 03.30.2015 | Politics
Lisa Maatz

Members of Congress, don't just say you support equal pay and then use gridlock as an excuse for continued inaction. It's time to walk the walk. Seize this broad public and political support as an opportunity to come together and move forward on one of the most fundamental economic issues of our time. Families are tired of waiting.

A Look Back at Where Pay Equity Has Been and Where It's Going

Catherine Hill | Posted 03.24.2015 | Women
Catherine Hill

When it comes to reaching pay equity, the pace of change is glacial. Just how long will it take until we see equal pay? At this rate, it could be more than 100 years.

President's 5 Economic Proposals That Could Benefit LGBTQ People

Meghan Maury | Posted 03.24.2015 | Gay Voices
Meghan Maury

This week, President Obama introduce a series of economic proposals during his annual State of the Union speech. Here's how five of them would impact the LGBTQ community.

5 Reasons Why You Should Negotiate Your Salary, Every Time

40 Percent and Rising | Posted 03.23.2015 | Women
40 Percent and Rising

Negotiating your salary shows your employer that you are capable, confident and comfortable with what you have to offer. Those skills are the ones your employer will value when it comes to increasing your level of responsibility, trusting you with clients and promoting you.

Ladies, 10 Tips for Discrimination at Work

Miri Ben-Ari | Posted 03.16.2015 | Business
Miri Ben-Ari

Here is a list of 10 tips that I found to be effective and I hope that could be useful if you ever find yourself in a situation like that, you should always refer to an attorney for legal advice.

Charlize Theron Proved You're Better Off When You Know Your Co-Workers' Pay

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.12.2015 | Business

At least one good thing came out of the massive Sony Pictures hack -- a big raise for Charlize Theron. It's the latest proof that transparency can level the playing field for women seeking equal pay for equal work.

Why Pay Secrecy Needs to End

Ed Lawler | Posted 03.08.2015 | Business
Ed Lawler

Instead of spending more time and money on keeping pay information secret, how about administering pay correctly so that there is nothing that needs to be kept secret?

The New Senate 13 -- Unlucky for Women?

Martha Burk | Posted 03.07.2015 | Politics
Martha Burk

Some people think 13 is a lucky number, and some say the opposite. When it comes to the fresh faces in the Senate, this particular number 13 is likely to be very unlucky for women.

Why 2015 Will Be the Year of the Powerhouse Woman

40 Percent and Rising | Posted 02.23.2015 | Women
40 Percent and Rising

My bet is that 2015 is going to be a year when we see powerhouse women rise, not just to add to the dialogue, but to take action and effect change on issues that matter to women everywhere. Here's why.

Silver Linings for Women in 2014

Lisa Maatz | Posted 02.17.2015 | Politics
Lisa Maatz

Women and girls worked hard in 2014 to advance equality, and we should be encouraged that in many ways our efforts paid off. In each bit of 2014 news that we found depressing, maddening, truly appalling, or all three, we've found a silver lining that can inspire and fuel our efforts for 2015.

Ferguson: It's Us, Not Them

William Dameron | Posted 01.25.2015 | Gay Voices
William Dameron

Here is something I have learned while fighting for equality: It is not something that can be portioned out to one population and withheld from another. The definition of equality is that all populations and the individuals within them (not just a few) are equal. That does not exist in America today. If you are not equal, then neither am I.

Pay Fairness Requires Pay Openness

Ed Lawler | Posted 01.24.2015 | Business
Ed Lawler

When corporations are left to decide on pay amounts without any public accountability, all too often they make decisions that are simply not defensible, ethical, nor fair. This happens because secrecy takes accountability out of play.