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Just How Far Have Women Come For Equal Pay?

Posted 03.05.2013 | Women

Neale Godfrey | The Daily Muse "Equal pay for equal work” sounds like a simple concept, and the ideal way of life. But how close are we to actual...

The Equal Rights Amendment Needs You - Now!

Martha Burk | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics
Martha Burk

The only constitutional right specifically guaranteed to women on an equal basis with men is the right to vote, affirmed by the 19th Amendment in 1920 after an arduous 72-year political struggle. The campaign for the Equal Rights Amendment has been even longer and at least as grueling.

What Women Can Do About Gender Difference in the Workplace

Dr. Patty Ann Tublin | Posted 03.30.2013 | Women
Dr. Patty Ann Tublin

Women must stop seeing themselves as a minority in the workplace and view themselves as the realistic majority. In other words, women must create a major shift in mindset.

The Good, the Bad, and the Downright Ugly for Women in 2012

Linda Hallman | Posted 03.02.2013 | Women
Linda Hallman

Here's the American Association of University Women's rundown of the good, the bad and the downright ugly for women in 2012.

Gap and Gown: The Reality for College Graduates

Ola Ojewumi | Posted 01.26.2013 | Education
Ola Ojewumi

The choice to dismantle these sexist institutions is ours. It is up to us to ensure the next generation of young women no longer has to fight. Let's make sure that the battle for pay equality ends with us.

How to Repair the Gender Pay Gap? Teach Negotiation Skills in College

Rachel Simmons | Posted 01.08.2013 | Women
Rachel Simmons

Undergraduate institutions should teach women to navigate society's mixed messages, to advocate for themselves and to take risks.

The Elephant in the Living Room

Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics
Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner

Protection from rape, and the ramifications of rape, is at the core of what's needed for true gender equality. Any policy that stands in the way of that basic protection stands in the way of girls and women. It's that simple.

Tyler Kingkade

Gender Pay Gap Worsens Student Debt For Women: Report | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 10.24.2012 | College

NEW YORK -- In their first year out of college, millennial women are paid 82 cents for every dollar paid to their male peers, according to a new repor...

Laura Bassett

Economists: Closing Gender Wage Gap Would Create 'Huge' Economic Stimulus | Laura Bassett | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics

When 24-year-old preschool teacher Katherine Fenton stood up at the second presidential debate and asked the candidates what they planned to do about ...

Pay Secrecy: Why Bother?

Ed Lawler | Posted 11.20.2012 | Business
Ed Lawler

Perhaps the best way to summarize pay secrecy is to say that it has become an old-fashioned, obsolete management practice that has a much larger downside than upside. It is time for organizations to enter the world of pay transparency.

A Labor Day Conversation With Hilda Solis

Martha Burk | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics
Martha Burk

Unemployment is stuck above 8 percent, and many of the jobs that have come back are lower level than the ones lost. But Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, the first Latina to hold that post, is optimistic.

State Agencies Allegedly Paid Female Workers Thousands Less Than Male Equals

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 07.17.2012 | Business

Female workers at two state agencies were allegedly being paid thousands of dollars less to do the same work as their male counterparts. The U.S. ...

Equal Pay, Now

Joy Lawson | Posted 08.29.2012 | Business
Joy Lawson

We'd all like to think, in 2012, that pay discrimination is a thing of the past. But the pay gap still exists, and it's big.

Complementarianism: Religion, Women's Work and the Economy

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 08.19.2012 | Politics
Soraya Chemaly

Last week, Rick Santorum, a man more Catholic than the Pope, in an appeal to fundamentalist, Protestant evangelical voters, said of Mitt Romney, a com...

CEO Pay Kept Rising In 2011 Despite Bad Economy

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 06.18.2012 | Business

It seems nothing can stop the rise of the executive paycheck. Pay among the United States' 200 highest-compensated CEOs jumped 5 percent last year,...

Eliminating the Pay Gap

Sen. Bob Casey | Posted 08.05.2012 | Money
Sen. Bob Casey

Nearly fifty years after President Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act, prohibiting employers from discriminating on the basis of gender, women still earn significantly less than men for doing the same work. Today, Congress has a chance to do something about it.

Time to Pass the Paycheck Fairness Act and Support Equal Pay for Equal Work

Senator Barbara A. Mikulski | Posted 08.04.2012 | Politics
Senator Barbara A. Mikulski

American women are mad as hell, and we're not going to take it anymore. It's time to close the loopholes, level the playing field and end the outrageous cost of being a woman. It's time to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act and once and for all have equal pay for equal work.

Lawyers Have Income Inequality Problems, Too

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 04.16.2012 | Business

Income inequality is a problem among lawyers, too. As The Wall Street Journal notes, the country's richest lawyers have gotten richer since the Gre...

Why It's A Lousy Time To Be A Twenty-Something

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 03.07.2012 | Business

Attention, young workers: It's not your imagination. Your're underpaid. Wages for employees in their twenties took a sharp dive during the past de...

Does Your Female Boss Really Have Your Back?

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 02.25.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

According to a new report out of Sweden, the answer may be no. Cue the ugly comparisons to the odious Miranda Priestly of "The Devil Wears Prada" fame and the rousing chorus of "I told you sos."

GRAPHIC: Inequality In America

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.01.2011 | Business

Since September, the Occupy Wall Street protests has focused greater attention on America's huge wealth gap between the rich and everyone else. But wh...

GOP Rep: Pay 'Not So Much'

The Huffington Post | Jordan Howard | Posted 10.26.2011 | Politics

According to the U.S. Census Bureau the median household income in 2009 was $49,177, almost $98,000 less than what a member of the House of Representa...

Equal Pay for Equal Work

Christine Bork | Posted 10.19.2011 | Chicago
Christine Bork

Many critics believe pay differences between men and women are simply a matter of personal choices, like women choosing to take time off to raise children. Research proves otherwise.

Why Women Are Worth (Less)

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 10.09.2011 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

Every time we change jobs and are asked for a salary history, we're at an increased disadvantage. This gender-based pay discrimination disparity is going to do nothing but get worse.

A "Hair"-oing Tale: What Does It Mean For Your Career?

Manisha Thakor | Posted 09.25.2011 | Women
Manisha Thakor

In a world where a C-suite level woman dressed authentically as herself is derided for having "look-at-me-hair," is it any wonder that so many of us women feel conflicted about standing tall in our authentic selves at work?