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Why Would Anyone Protest Against the Women's Studies Program at Columbia?

Michael Blumenfield, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Michael Blumenfield, M.D.

On April 8th the Federal Court in New York City will hear the oral argument in a Federal suits against the Women's Studies Program at Columbia University.

You've Come a Long Way, Baby?

Marcia Dyson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marcia Dyson

If a nation is judged by how it treats its women, we must switch from paternalism to parity, from chivalry to equity. Unequal pay can be hazardous to our nation's economic health.

The Mark Kirk We Know

Steve Sheffey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Sheffey

Rep. Mark Kirk (R-IL) has been my Congressman since he was elected in 2000. Tonight, he won the Republican primary for U.S. Senate. The other Presiden...

Devaluing and Revaluing Women's Work

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Philip N. Cohen

A recent study of 50 years of Census data argues that women earn less money than men not just due to pay discrimination, but also because "women's work" is socially and politically devalued.

Not Just a "Women's Issue"

Sec. Hilda Solis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sec. Hilda Solis

Closing the gender-based wage gap will require broad action, including moving more women into non-traditional jobs, creating opportunities for occupational mobility, and addressing wage discrimination.

A Milestone With Miles To Go

Deborah J. Vagins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deborah J. Vagins

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the signing of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, the first bill signed into law by President Obama. This c...

For Women, What a Difference a Year Almost Made

Lilly Ledbetter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lilly Ledbetter

One year after President Obama signed his first piece of legislation -- the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act -- the job of ending illegal wage discrimination is incomplete.

Democrats' Quiet Changes Pile Up

Wall Street Journal | JONATHAN WEISMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

While President Barack Obama still faces stiff headwinds on a range of major legislation on his agenda, he has been signing into law a slew of smaller...

The Political Stakes in the Battle for Health Care

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

A victory on health care would reinvigorate the progressive movement that elected Obama, and secure the president's place as one of America's great presidents.

Still Not Equal

Rep. Carolyn Maloney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Carolyn Maloney

The original 9/11 victim compensation formula is an example of how women as young as our daughters, in this decade, are still facing the same obstacles we vowed to eradicate.

Obama Gets Gender Right in First 100 Days: Women in Top Spots, Policies Signal Shift toward Equality

C. Nicole Mason | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
C. Nicole Mason

What is also significant is about Obama's appointments is that more than half are women of color -- this is more than any other president in the history of the country.

We Are All Guilty

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marianne Mollmann

Why do women and girls continue to suffer discrimination and abuse? There is no easy answer.

Obama is a Young Man in a Hurry, and Just What We Need

Madeleine M. Kunin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Madeleine M. Kunin

Some complain Obama's taking on too much by including health care reform in his overall economic agenda. I think he's getting it just right.

Is President Obama the Most Active President Ever?

Judith Ellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Judith Ellis

President Obama's confidence that he can do many things effectively seems to stem from his confidence in himself first and then the confidence in the administration he has assembled.

A Life Of Service: For Love, Money or Both?

Tabby Biddle | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tabby Biddle

The recession may not only be changing household budgets and habits, but also challenging longstanding gender roles.

A Woman Who Got it Right

Rep. Carolyn Maloney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Carolyn Maloney

Today marks the 76th anniversary of Frances Perkins' nomination as Labor Secretary in FDR's cabinet, and it's worth revisiting her distinguished career for insights into weathering our current economic crisis.

President Obama Signs Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, But Challenges Remain

Carey Alexander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carey Alexander

Though the Act is undeniably a tremendous victory for women and workers, it's far too soon to rejoice.

Shirt of Change

Michael DeJong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Michael DeJong

Obama's brilliant photo of him in a crisp white shirt sans jacket will come to symbolize a new presidential power.

Michelle Obama Makes First Public Appearance Since Moving Into White House

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Michelle Obama stepped into the public-policy spotlight as first lady for the first time on Thursday, hailing a new law that will give women greater p...

"I Want to Be Dick Armey's Wife"

Jamie Frevele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jamie Frevele

Since Dick Armey told Joan Walsh on Hardball, "I'm so damn glad you could never be my wife," several women have come forward expressing their desire to become the next Mrs. Dick Armey.

Yes You Can

Heather Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Heather Frank

One person really can make a difference, as we saw so clearly today with the signing of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act.

Standing with the President on the the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

Rep. Rosa DeLauro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Rosa DeLauro

I was so proud and honored to stand with my colleagues beside the president this morning as he put pen to paper, signed his name, and enacted the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.

Ledbetter Fair Pay Act Not Enough

Martha Burk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martha Burk

Congress did the right thing by bringing us back to a 40 year old standard when it fixed Ledbetter. But the State of New Mexico is way ahead of the curve, looking forward, not backward.

Lilly Ledbetter's Courageous Acts Pump Up Your Pocketbook

Gloria Feldt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gloria Feldt

Hey, women: want to earn a cool half million? That's about what the average woman loses over a career lifetime due to gender inequities in pay for the same jobs as men.

The Horror, The Horror!: GOP, Business Alarmed by Fair Pay Bills

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Art Levine

The two pay equity bills being considered this week by the House are a good sign that pro-worker legislation will get a fair hearing in this new Congress.