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Matt Sledge

Olympia Snowe Laments Death Of Bipartisanship, 'Retro' Contraception Debate | Matt Sledge | Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Maine Sen. Olympia Snowe received an enthusiastic response at a gala on Monday meant to spur more women to run for elective office. The re...

Why I Hope Today is the Last International Women's Day

Lois Alter Mark | Posted 05.08.2012 | Women
Lois Alter Mark

Today is International Women's Day, an event the world has been celebrating for more than 100 years. Personally, I hope it's the last one.

Celebrating Black History Month and the Achievements of African American Women

Donna Brazile | Posted 04.29.2012 | Black Voices
Donna Brazile

The strength, talents and successes of contemporary black women have deeply influenced the Obama Administration and continue to shape American history and improve the lives of all our citizens.

Amanda Terkel

Wisconsin GOP Rolls Back Equal Pay Law | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In 2009, the Wisconsin legislature made it easier for victims of wage discrimination to have their day in court. That law is now on the ...

Three Years Ago Today, Fairness Prevailed

Lilly Ledbetter | Posted 03.31.2012 | Business
Lilly Ledbetter

I had to wait more than 10 years before I knew I was being discriminated against. Within a week and a half after Obama was inaugurated, he signed his name to the law that bears mine -- the very first one he enacted.

Women's Issues Are America's Issues

Valerie Jarrett | Posted 01.11.2012 | Women
Valerie Jarrett

Continuing our journey toward a more perfect union won't be easy. It never is. But as women throughout our country fight for change -- for equal rights and equal opportunity -- the White House will be a partner in their work.

Let's Put It in Writing: Women Are Equal

Carolyn Maloney | Posted 08.10.2011 | Politics
Carolyn Maloney

Most Americans believe women already have the same rights as men under our Constitution. But sadly they are mistaken.

Why Young Americans Should Care About Equal Pay Day

Melody Barnes | Posted 06.12.2011 | College
Melody Barnes

More needs to be done to ensure that our policies address persistent discriminatory employment practices, including unequal pay, so that college graduates entering today's workforce have the pay they deserve.

Now About the Matter of Size

Erica Payne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erica Payne

With Wal-Mart v. Dukes the Court will soon hear arguments in one of the most important civil rights cases in the country's history. Their decision will pave the way for further progress or stop it dead in its tracks.

One Year After Citizens United, the Corporate Court Is Still Open for Business

Nan Aron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nan Aron

The Corporate Court has displayed a clear pattern of overreach and ideological bias.

Amanda Terkel

Republicans Block Bill Preventing Wage Discrimination In The Workplace | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats were unable to overcome a Republican filibuster of the Paycheck Fairness Act on Tuesday, with the chamber falling two v...

What's at Stake for Women in the Midterms: Part 2 -- Hundreds of GOP Candidates With Women Problems

Margie Omero | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Margie Omero

At stake this election is defeating a wave of anti-woman Republican candidates who have in common insensitivity, suspicious ties to violence, and open beliefs in gender inequality.

Is the Media Sexist? How to Make "Equal Pay" for Women a Sexy, Election News Story and Debate Question?

Beverly Wettenstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Beverly Wettenstein

Have you seen the news stories about the sexy Citibank beauty who claims she was discriminated against and fired because she distracted her male cowor...

We the People v. the Roberts Court

Nan Aron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nan Aron

Here we go again. The balance of justice between businesses and citizens is being tested this week in the Supreme Court. If recent history is a guide, this may not end well.

Equal Pay Day - The Impact Over a Lifetime

Ashley B. Carson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ashley B. Carson

During past equal pay days I participated in bake sales where we sold cookies and brownies to men for $1.00 and to women for .75¢. To the irate men I would respond, "Yes, it is maddening -- if you feel this way about a cookie, think about how we feel over a lifetime."

Equal Pay Day: Integration Through Education

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Philip N. Cohen

This year for equal pay day, the Institute for Women's Policy Research is focusing on occupational segregation. We learned a few years ago that, sinc...

Happy (Un)equal Pay Day

Linda Hallman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Hallman

In the current economic downturn, with more women than ever serving as breadwinners, pay equality is absolutely a family issue.

On 47th Anniversary, the Equal Pay Act Must Finally Live Up to its Name

Linda Meric | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Meric

A desperately needed update to the Equal Pay Act of 1963 would close loopholes, end pay discrimination, prohibit retaliation against workers who share wage information, and bring the Equal Pay Act in line with other civil rights laws.

Breaking the Glass Ceiling

Barbara R. Arnwine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Barbara R. Arnwine

Economic justice is not just a women's issue or a moral issue; it's clearly a legal one. As lawyers, we must promote opportunities and equity in the new economy; we must embrace change and not the historical precedence of gender inequities.

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 Corporatists - Running the Nut House from Bizarro World

Joanne Doroshow | Posted 02.17.2010 | Politics
Joanne Doroshow

With virtually infinite resources, corporate America has had a grip on the executive and legislative branches of government for some time.

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...

Sonia Sotomayor and Elle Woods Have a Lot in Common

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joanne Bamberger

Conservatives are going to try to convince America that no judge should be appointed to the Supreme Court who doesn't decide cases by applying the law to the facts of a case in a vacuum.