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Tyler Kingkade

Senators Seek Huge Fines For Colleges Mishandling Sexual Assault

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.26.2015 | College

A bipartisan group of senators proposed Thursday to ramp up the federal government's ability to penalize colleges that mishandle sexual assault cases,...

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand: Every Other Industrialized Nation Has Paid Leave, Why Not Us?

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 02.09.2015 | Politics

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) is working with Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) to make paid family leave for all American workers a reality, with a prop...

Carrying Their Weight: Giving Voice to Survivors of Campus Sexual Assault

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

The courageous women and men who are speaking out about their assaults should not have to share the most horrific experiences of their lives publicly in order to get the attention of their schools and their government. That shouldn't be on them.

Amber Ferguson

Here Are 10 Of The Best Political Quotes Of 2014

HuffingtonPost.com | Amber Ferguson | Posted 12.30.2014 | Politics

Whether it was dropping f-bombs on HuffPost Live or confusing texting with sexting, politicians said some pretty memorable things in 2014. Hopefull...

Our Fight for Justice

Randi Weingarten | Posted 02.19.2015 | Education
Randi Weingarten

Change takes time. But what sets our nation apart is that, even in our darkest hours, we strive to make things better. During this week's winter solstice, we celebrate the holiday season with light as a symbol of hope.

Women in Business Q&A: Bethany Lampland, COO, The New York Foundling

Laura Dunn | Posted 02.16.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

As Chief Operating Officer, Bethany oversees all of The New York Foundling's business departments- human resources, finance, legal, development and co...

The Potential Political Implications Of Rolling Stone's UVA Rape Controversy

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 12.15.2014 | Women

In the wake of an amplified conversation about the number of rape allegations coming from behind the closed doors of the ivory tower, Sen. Kirsten Gil...

2014 Misogyny of the Year: TIME Magazine

Charles Clymer | Posted 02.10.2015 | Media
Charles Clymer

When TIME ignores so many influential women in favor of less influential men, it increases the disparity of how women are viewed in society because when they put something on the cover (and choose to ignore other subjects), people talk about it (or don't), regardless of its importance or accuracy.

Laura Bassett

Gillibrand's Military Sexual Assault Reform Bill Is Shot Down Again

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 12.12.2014 | Politics

Nearly a year after Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's (D-N.Y.) military sexual assault reform legislation fell five votes short of passing the Senate, she ask...

WATCH: Celebrities Gleefully Dropping The F-Bomb Live On The Air

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 12.04.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

HuffPost Live doesn't do your average celebrity interview. Sometimes the stars destroy our property. Sometimes they crash other interviews. And they p...

Bill Would Help Military Sexual Assault Victims

AP | By DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 02.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of senators said on Tuesday that recent reforms have not been enough to improve the way sexual assault cases ar...

Why Power Women Should Stop Writing Memoirs

Janis Powers | Posted 01.19.2015 | Books
Janis Powers

The media has always played an essential role in shaping our opinions. Right now there is much too great a focus on the gender of -- rather than on the professional successes of -- power women.

10 Questions to Ask About Senators and Sexism in the Workplace (Or Why the Daniel Inouye Revelation Was a Red Herring)

Shay Chan Hodges | Posted 12.28.2014 | Women
Shay Chan Hodges

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand recently released Off the Sidelines: Raise Your Voice, Change the World, "a playbook for women who want to step up, whether in Congress or the boardroom or the local PTA." It's both a call to action for women and a personal memoir.

I'm Running to Help Expand Family Leave -- Let's Do It in the Next Congress

Shenna Bellows | Posted 12.23.2014 | Politics
Shenna Bellows

The FAMILY Act is good for mothers, and it's good for every other American who might face a life-changing event. In other words, it's good for all of us.

Why Is Mayor De Blasio Breaking 4 Promises Within 400 Yards of His Own Home? Part Four: Low-Income Housing

Matthew Chapman | Posted 12.07.2014 | New York
Matthew Chapman

Yorkville and East Harlem already have some of the worst pollution and highest asthma rates in the city, and now 100 to 500 extra diesel trucks are going to roar through an entirely residential neighborhood to dump their loads in a stinking, two acre, heavy-duty industrial facility in front of public housing.

8 Non-Cliché Secrets To Success From Powerful Women

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 10.02.2014 | Women

It's not often you get to see a senator, the editors of TIME and Real Simple, a TODAY Show anchor, the former CEO of WWE and the writer of "Frozen" hi...

Sex Education, 21st Century Style

Tom Allon | Posted 11.30.2014 | Education
Tom Allon

There is one area of education where we are still stuck in the middle ages -- and it's having an increasingly deleterious effect on our society. For lack of a better term, sex education, is a too often ignored area of study and it's high time we had a candid discussion about it.

Women in Business: Sarah Hoit CEO and Co-Founder, ConnectedLiving

Laura Dunn | Posted 11.30.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Sarah Hoit is a career social entrepreneur focused on companies that impact larger social issues. She co-founded ConnectedLiving in 2007 to bring digi...

Gillibrand: Not the First, Not the Last

Dr. Ruth Nemzoff | Posted 11.22.2014 | Politics
Dr. Ruth Nemzoff

She is not the first female politician to confront unwanted comments or actions. My experience as assistant minority leader for the New Hampshire Legislature corroborates Gillibrand's. Colleagues were constantly putting their arm around me and calling me by my family diminutive, Ruthy.

Senator Who Called Gillibrand 'Chubby' Reportedly Revealed

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics

The lawmaker who told Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) not to "lose too much weight now" because "I like my girls chubby" was the late Sen. Daniel Ino...

Igor Bobic

Vote To Arm Syrian Rebels May Haunt Senators With Eyes On The White House

HuffingtonPost.com | Igor Bobic | Posted 09.19.2014 | Politics

The votes to authorize costly wars in Iraq and Afghanistan still haunt some lawmakers more than a decade after those wars began. No one knows this bet...

Presenting, The Throwback Photo To End All Throwback Photos

The Huffington Post | Leigh Blickley | Posted 09.18.2014 | Entertainment

We now have photographic evidence that "Nashville" star Connie Britton and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand were, in fact, roommates during a summer study a...

We Don't Know If The Internet Can Handle This Much Girl Power In One Photo

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) tweeted a photo Thursday containing so much girl power it could "break the Internet." Pelosi was join...

14 Badass Lessons From Kirsten Gillibrand's Memoir

The Huffington Post | Amanda Duberman | Posted 10.02.2014 | Women

Kirsten Gillibrand is a cool chick. As a 28-year-old Manhattan lawyer watching Hillary Clinton declare "women's rights are human rights" on the wo...

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand: 'There's No Support' For Low-Wage Working Moms

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 09.15.2014 | Parents

America is still "stuck in the 'Mad Men' era" in terms of supporting working mothers, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) told HuffPost Live on Monday. ...