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Gender Pay Gap

Equal Pay for Equal Work a No-Brainer, Right?

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 06.15.2014 | Politics
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Last Wednesday, Senate Republicans blocked -- for the third time -- the Paycheck Fairness Act, a bill proposing to close the pay gap between men and women. The goal of the bill -- the attainment of equal pay for equal work -- seems like a no-brainer, right? Women with the same job, and same qualifications, as men deserve to be paid the same. They do not deserve to be discriminated against in salary on the basis of gender. Seems obvious. And yet not a single Republican voted in favor of the Act, and many Americans no longer know what to think, either. The problem is that the message has been greatly muddled, twisted, and usurped, mostly for political gain.

A Woman's Worth: Asking For a Raise From Beginning to End

Kim Keating | Posted 06.11.2014 | Women
Kim Keating

While much has been researched and written over the years about America's gender pay gap, I want to instead discuss how you can act if you learn that you are, in fact, being paid less than your male colleague at work.

Obama Chides Republicans For Blocking Equal Pay Bill

AP | Josh Lederman | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics

HOUSTON (AP) — Denouncing the current Congress as the least productive in modern history, President Barack Obama chided Republicans on Wednesday for...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Top Democrat Says Gender Pay Gap Is Worth Being 'Emotional' About

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) ripped apart the stereotype that women are "too emotional" on Wednesday, moments after Senate Republicans ...

Minimum Wages and Women's Wage Inequality: They're Intimately Related

Jared Bernstein | Posted 06.09.2014 | Business
Jared Bernstein

I think this is a pretty remarkable picture that hasn't gotten enough attention, perhaps because it's a touch complex. It shows the relationship between wage inequality among women workers and the minimum wage, and the fit is very tight.

WSJ Op-Ed Page Not Too Sure About This 'So-Called Gender Wage Gap'

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 04.08.2014 | Business

There is a very real gulf between how much money women and men make. That gender wage gap cannot be argued away. Yet conservative economists keep ...

Steps We Must Take to Improve Pay Equity

Sandra Fluke | Posted 06.08.2014 | Politics
Sandra Fluke

Equal Pay Day isn't just about recognizing an unequal paycheck. It's about opening up a conversation about our collective economic future, and fighting hard for the kinds of communities we want to live in.

Let's Leave Mad Men-Era Pay Policies in the Past

Debra L. Ness | Posted 06.07.2014 | Politics
Debra L. Ness

In many ways, things have improved significantly for women in the workplace over the years. But April 8 is Equal Pay Day -- the day that marks how far into 2014 women have had to work to catch up with the wages paid to men in 2013.

Laura Bassett

Conservatives Push Back Against Equal Pay Efforts

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics

Conservatives have long struggled to articulate their opposition to legislation ensuring equal pay for women, but they seem to have come up with a coh...

7 Things to Know This Equal Pay Day

Linda Hallman | Posted 06.07.2014 | Women
Linda Hallman

At the state and local levels, mayors and governors across the nation are issuing Equal Pay Day proclamations. It's encouraging to see that more people are paying attention to this issue. After all, we do want a world in which our daughters and sons are paid fairly. Agreed?

How Does Race Affect the Gender Wage Ga

Catherine Hill | Posted 06.04.2014 | Women
Catherine Hill

Race and ethnicity have always created a dividing line in the United States, and it's no different with the gender pay gap.

Final Four Schools Shortchange Women

Martha Burk | Posted 06.01.2014 | Sports
Martha Burk

Seems to me if schools are going to shortchange other athletic programs so football can have a hog's share of the resources, it ought to come out of other men's teams right along with the women's programs.

Continuing the Fight for Women's Rights With Paycheck Fairness

Rep. Alcee L. Hastings | Posted 05.31.2014 | Politics
Rep. Alcee L. Hastings

It is long past time that we end wage discrimination in our country once and for all, and it is in all of our best interests that women's issues be kept at the forefront of the struggle for equality here at home and across the globe.

A Simple Way To Raise Women's Wages Without 'Leaning In'

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 03.19.2014 | Business

If we're going to close the pay gap between women and men, we could start by raising wages and curbing inequality for everyone. That's the upshot o...

Gender Pay Gap Is Alive And Well In All 50 States

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 03.19.2014 | Women

Not only does the gender wage gap have real staying power, but it's alive and kicking in all 50 states. According to a new report released earlier...

These 2 Stats Should Enrage Every Feminist In America

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 03.11.2014 | Business

America's recovery since the Great Recession has been fueled largely by jobs that typically pay close to the minimum wage, and women are suffering dis...

Field of Study May Be Key to Achieving Gender Income Equality

Tracy Lorenz | Posted 04.28.2014 | Education
Tracy Lorenz

While more women than men are attending college and earning degrees, pay equity between the genders remains elusive. However, according to new research, the gap in pay equity decreases when looking at the types of degrees individuals hold versus the institutions they attend.

3 Reasons Why Gender Inequity Exists

Kim Keating | Posted 04.21.2014 | Women
Kim Keating

I'd like to pose a question: What if all women worked based on what we were paid relative to men? At the current wage gap, we should work 77% of the work week.

The Working Mom Problem No One Is Talking About

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 02.14.2014 | Business

Pundits, CEOs and columnists constantly debate whether women can “have it all.” But a large swath of working mothers in America have no choice, bu...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Hey, GOP: Most Americans Support Raising Minimum Wage, Equal Pay For Women

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A majority of Americans support policies that would improve equality for women in the workplace, according to a new poll released Wednes...

There's A Shockingly Simple Way To Fix The Gender Pay Gap

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 02.12.2014 | Business

One woman has a novel idea for closing the pay gap between men and women: Make it easier for people to take some time off without the world ending. ...

Equal Pay, Pay Transparency and Job Candidates

Katie Donovan | Posted 04.07.2014 | Women
Katie Donovan

You probably think that the lack of pay information surely impacts men and women equally. Research tells a different story.

Sabrina Siddiqui

There's A Serious Gender Gap When It Comes To Paid Time Off

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 02.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Women are significantly less likely than men to receive extended paid leave from their employer, a new poll shows. In the last few ye...

It's a Fact that Women Get Paid Less than Men. Stop Debating.

Jillian Berman | Posted 04.07.2014 | Business
Jillian Berman

The bottom line is: Women earn less than men any way you look at it and that gap is far from a choice or "subtle difference."

Obama's Shout-Out to the Ladies: The Policies Behind His Words

Kim Keating | Posted 04.02.2014 | Women
Kim Keating

To know that the cause that I have been fighting for has made it all the way to the White House's ears makes me more proud than I can say.