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Friday Talking Points -- Is There Anybody Out There?

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

You know what might help in this crisis-to-end-all-crises? Having a Surgeon General in office. President Obama nominated someone for the job last November, but his confirmation has been blocked ever since.

Surprise? CEO Encourages Women Not To Ask For Raise

Eve Tahmincioglu | Posted 12.10.2014 | Business
Eve Tahmincioglu

Why is everyone surprised that a CEO is discouraging people from asking for raises? The goal of many of today's top executives is to keep costs down while enriching themselves. This has been the case for three decades now. They don't want to pay out raises.

Microsoft CEO Tells Women To Trust The System And Not Ask For Raises

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 10.10.2014 | Technology

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella caused a stir on Thursday when he told an audience of tech industry women they should trust they will get raises when they...

An Open Letter to Women Voters

Lisa Maatz | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics
Lisa Maatz

Dear women voters: It's our time, ladies. A midterm election looms, and the focus is on us! Politicians and pundits alike know that there's no crossing the electoral finish line without women voters in their corner. But are the candidates seeking to represent us talking about the issues we care about?

What Really Is On the Ballot this November

Sen. Barbara Boxer | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics
Sen. Barbara Boxer

No matter what Republicans say, President Obama is not on the ballot this November. The GOP can't seem to admit to the public that the President has already run his last race.

Recession Ends, but Millions of Women Still Trapped in Poverty

Linda Meric | Posted 12.07.2014 | Politics
Linda Meric

Women and families need higher wages, equal pay, paid sick days and family leave, predictable and flexible schedules, parity for part-time workers and stronger safety net policies including SNAP, TANF and unemployment insurance.

Laura Bassett

GOP Candidates Claim Nobody Cares About Birth Control, Equal Pay

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 10.02.2014 | Politics

New Hampshire Republican Senate candidate Scott Brown avoided talking about his record on reproductive rights and equal pay in a Tuesday appearance on...

The Price Tag for Employee Loyalty

Mindy Crary | Posted 11.26.2014 | Women
Mindy Crary

Women tend to recognize the investment their employer made in them and they want to repay it. In Jody's case, she didn't realize that she had long ago repaid her boss just by doing a stellar job during the previous 10 years.

Why the Failed Paycheck Fairness Act Vote Matters

Debra L. Ness | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics
Debra L. Ness

Members of Congress will spend the next several weeks at home. Every one of them should take a hard look at the impact the gender-based wage gap is having in their states and districts.

Ben Walsh

Want To Get Incomes Growing Again? Pay Women More.

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Walsh | Posted 09.16.2014 | Business

The good news is that, after a decade of declining, the median American income stopped falling and just stagnated last year. The bad news is that the ...

Carole King Campaigns For Natalie Tennant In West Virginia

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics

Award-winning singer Carole King campaigned on Sunday in support of West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant's (D) bid for a U.S. Senate seat,...

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 10.21.2014 | 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 10.01.2014 | 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 09.28.2014 | 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 09.15.2014 | 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 08.31.2014 | 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 08.30.2014 | 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. ...