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Kate Winslet Calls Salary Talk 'Vulgar,' But It's Necessary

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 11.13.2015 | Women

Celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence have been speaking up about the shameful gap between what women and men make in Hollywood. But all that money talk ...

Pay-Check Equity: Demolishing 100 Percent of the Right's 'Arguments'

Paul Abrams | Posted 03.31.2015 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Of course, the Right will still vote against pay-check equity. It may help, however, to demolish the phony excuses, especially to right-wing women members of Congress.

The Gender Pay Gap in McConnell's Senate Office Is 40 Percent

Laura Goldman | Posted 12.13.2014 | Politics
Laura Goldman

The key to Grimes' victory over a 30-year incumbent might be her hard and consistent attacks on McConnell's record on women's issues.

9 Ways Women's Lives Have Changed For The Better Since 2005

The Huffington Post | Amanda Duberman | Posted 05.01.2015 | Women

When it comes to women's equality, we tend to focus on historical victories and present-day battles. We search for answers in the past to solve riddle...

A Woman's Place is in the House... and Senate

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 06.08.2014 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

There aren't many women in the U.S. Congress. In fact we are nowhere near parity; less than 20 percent of our Representatives and Senators are women. Let's learn about some women who changed the face of politics in the U.S.

Lilly Ledbetter and the High Court

Simon Lazarus | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics
Simon Lazarus

The Ledbetter case is not simply a story of how women are denied equal pay -- though it is certainly powerful on that front -- it is also a template for strategic action by progressives in fighting over the courts that could and should be scaled up and broadly deployed.

Reason #29: Forward Versus Backward

Bernard Whitman | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics
Bernard Whitman

Whether you're PRObama, NObama, or still undecided, 52 Reasons to Vote for Obama gives you all the information you need to share with friends, debate ...

Obama Campaign Releases Ad Promoting Record On Women's Rights

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 06.21.2012 | Politics

One day after releasing two new TV ads that went after presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney, President Barack Obama's reelection campaign on Thu...

Presidential Report Card: How Much Has Obama Really Done For Women?

Allison Gaudet Yarrow | Posted 10.28.2011 | Women
Allison Gaudet Yarrow

Friday, in a White House press release celebrating the 91st anniversary of women's suffrage in the U.S., President Obama declared: "The 19th Amendme...

For Kagan Hearings, That's a Wrap

Doug Kendall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Doug Kendall

Most Senators seemed openly confident (or at least, resigned to the fact) that Solicitor General Kagan will soon be Justice Kagan. Based on this week's performance, she most certainly has earned it.

Lilly Ledbetter Act: Obama Signs His First Bill (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Act, the first he signed as president. Ledbetter, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and First Lady Michelle Obama were ...

Why What Palin Doesn't Know About the Supreme Court Matters

Tanene Allison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tanene Allison

One of the highest offices in our country could be held by someone who doesn't even know anything the Supreme Court of the United States has ever done, other than Roe v. Wade.

Dems To Force Equal Pay Vote On McCain

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democrats have hammered Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) this summer over his vote against legislation pushing equal pay for women and men. The Lilly Ledbet...

The Hurdle Hillary Supporters Can't Get Over

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joanne Bamberger

As I was pondering why there is still so much coverage of the so-called reluctance of "older" Hillary supporters to become enthusiastic about Obama, I had one of those light-bulb, Oprah AHA! moments.