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Equal Rights Amendment

ERA? Not Merely Symbolic

K. Sujata | Posted 04.17.2015 | Politics
K. Sujata

As of 2012, over seventy percent of women are employed outside the home. These women are supporting themselves and their families, and importantly for us all, keeping the American dream alive for our nation.

Knowing Why We Celebrate International Women's Day

Anushay Hossain | Posted 03.06.2015 | 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.

Why Didn't You Warn Me?

Lila Nordstrom | Posted 05.04.2015 | Women
Lila Nordstrom

Like many women my age, my experience with sexism at work has not been defined by overt actions but by insinuations, subtly gender-specific suggestions and bad advice couched as compliments about how "young I look."

Senator Brooke's Legacy

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 04.27.2015 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

As our nation's first popularly elected African American Senator, Senator Brooke claimed his seat at the table of government and paved the way for the election of African Americans across the country, including President Barack Obama and me.

Feminism: The New F Word?

Beth Cone Kramer | Posted 04.25.2015 | Women
Beth Cone Kramer

Identifying as a feminist doesn't mean we need to cancel our waxing appointments and trade in our stilettos for sensible shoes; nor does it mean we need to bash men and question gender differences.

Samantha Lachman

Virginia GOP Rescinds Support For Equal Rights Amendment

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The fate of a bill calling for Virginia to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution remains in flux after the state Se...

Fear the Radical Christians Too

Martha Burk | Posted 03.29.2015 | Politics
Martha Burk

The Republicans in the U.S. House are obsessed with denying women the right to control their own bodies. In states like mine, local bishops are urging state lawmakers to follow suit and ban abortion, in defiance of the U.S. Supreme Court's 42 year-old Roe v. Wade decision.

Celebrate MLK, But Honor One Who Went Before Him

Martha Burk | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics
Martha Burk

Known by all as the strongest advocate for equal rights for African Americans using non-violence, King has become a giant in the history of the quest for civil liberty and social justice.

3 Tips For Ditching A Dreadful Date

David Kanegis | Posted 01.11.2015 | Fifty
David Kanegis

Thanks to social networking, search engines, dating apps, access for a small fee to arrest records and the magical world of online hook-ups you should never suffer with the date from hell.

Wait, Women Don't Have Equal Rights in the United States?

Tabby Biddle | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics
Tabby Biddle

I, like many of the young women of my generation, assumed that we had equal rights with men under the law of our Constitution. We lived in the United States of America, the strongest democracy in the world. Why wouldn't we?

Funeral for a Fake Out

Kamala Lopez | Posted 12.30.2014 | Politics
Kamala Lopez

It's easy to blame the victims. It's easier still to blame the perpetrators -- the batterers, the abusers, the pimps. Yet we live in a society where it is perfectly respectable for one person to have more money than an entire state full of people.

A Woman's Place Is in the Constitution

Rep. Carolyn Maloney | Posted 10.26.2014 | Politics
Rep. Carolyn Maloney

It is clear that women are caught in a cruel game of moving one step forward to be pushed two steps back. We have seen a disappointing picture of what can happen because women are not acknowledged in the Constitution.

90 Years On, The Fight For The Equal Rights Amendment Continues

AP | By DAVID CRARY | Posted 12.05.2014 | Politics

Drafted by a suffragette in 1923, the Equal Rights Amendment has been stirring up controversy ever since. Many opponents considered it dead when a 10-...

What Every Boomer Man Wants In A Boomer Woman

David Kanegis | Posted 04.07.2014 | Fifty
David Kanegis

Let's be frank. Since the time of Freud, physicians have been biased in their treatment of men. Males got sick, Females were hysterical. Now years later, the dark, dirty little secret will be revealed. But not just yet.

JFK'S Contribution to Women's Rights -- and What He Might Want Us to Do Next

Terry O'Neill | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Terry O'Neill

The cause of equality for women is an important part of John F. Kennedy's legacy, and I hope that women everywhere join me today in thinking about how President Kennedy would want us to continue the work he began fifty years ago.

The Top 5 Issues Congress Isn't Dealing With Because of the Budget

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 11.26.2013 | Politics
Roy Speckhardt

Without a normal compromise budget in place, legislation must be passed every few months to continue funding the government, a process which is redirecting Congressional energies almost exclusively to finances.

The Equal Rights Amendment and the 50th Anniversary of The March on Washington

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 10.21.2013 | Politics
Soraya Chemaly

Many people think that the ERA is an outdated idea that evokes pictures of white suffragettes in bloomers, but there are several reasons why it's important.

The Debate Over the ERA Continues

Rachna Choudhry | Posted 10.21.2013 | Politics
Rachna Choudhry

The debate over an Equal Rights Amendment began three years after women received the right to vote -- and continues today. The proposal was recently re-introduced in Congress, along with a new strategy.

Women's Rights and Inequality in America

Jabril Faraj | Posted 10.19.2013 | Politics
Jabril Faraj

There's the woman whose co-worker had to make a sign designating her as "Engineer" because, in meetings, people would assume she was a secretary. Another woman pipes up to say: "Even if I introduce myself as 'doctor,' male (particularly older male) parents of patients still refer to me as the nurse."

The Founding Fathers Fouled Up

Martha Burk | Posted 09.03.2013 | Politics
Martha Burk

On this 237th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, the daughters of 2013 still don't have equal constitutional rights with men, though many Americans think otherwise. Nope.

GOP Forcibly Making Working Families Flexible

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 07.06.2013 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

The GOP forced flexibility act is part of a list of proposals House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) calls "Making Life Work." That's right, Republicans intend to make life nothing but work. No eight hours for sleep. No eight hours for anything you will. Just work, Gumby, just work.

'Boys Can Be Feminists, Too'

Kassandra Fotiadis | Posted 06.09.2013 | Teen
Kassandra Fotiadis

I still want to go to my junior prom, and I still apply makeup every morning. Women's equality will not come from diminishing femininity; in fact, being feminine might be the most essential way to dismantle patriarchy.

Equal Rights For All

Brent Budowsky | Posted 05.29.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Why don't we make this easy and agree that equal rights belong to all Americans, and then legislate and litigate accordingly? Fair enough?

Falling Off the Glass Cliff

Candy Spelling | Posted 05.28.2013 | Entertainment
Candy Spelling

In the early 1960s when Gloria Steinem inspired American women across the country to burn their bras, I was just another boy-crazy high school girl. ...

Want Women to Make History? Elect Them

Barbara Lee | Posted 05.21.2013 | Women
Barbara Lee

This peak in representation is the first step in overcoming a plateau on the policy front. What can we accomplish with a tipping point of women in office? Imagine the results.