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Knowing Why We Celebrate International Women's Day

Anushay Hossain | Posted 03.06.2015 | Women
Anushay Hossain

As International Women's Day comes around, we have a lot to reflect on, but we must also remember women are not alone in our quest for justice. From Dhaka to DC, we are united in saying the rights that were denied to us will not be denied to our daughters.

Charlize Theron Proved You're Better Off When You Know Your Co-Workers' Pay

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.12.2015 | Business

At least one good thing came out of the massive Sony Pictures hack -- a big raise for Charlize Theron. It's the latest proof that transparency can level the playing field for women seeking equal pay for equal work.

Dems Maneuver to Curb CEO Pay Loophole

Sarah Anderson | Posted 03.09.2015 | Politics
Sarah Anderson

Right out of the blocks, House Democrats are pushing a tax reform in the 114th Congress that tackles the extreme gaps between CEO and worker pay. Their maneuver could raise awareness of a CEO pay loophole so outrageous it will be hard for Republicans to defend indefinitely.

Mom And Dad, Please Explain This One to Your Daughters

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 03.04.2015 | Politics
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Some months back, Senate Republicans blocked -- for the third time -- the Paycheck Fairness Act, a bill proposing to close the pay gap between men and women. The goal of the bill -- the attainment of equal pay for equal work -- seems like a no-brainer, right? Yet not a single Republican voted in favor of the Act.

Unequal Pay Every Day

Laura Riley, Ph.D. | Posted 01.05.2015 | Women
Laura Riley, Ph.D.

The Equal Pay Act doesn't seem to be working very well. In the United States today, mothers are the primary or sole breadwinners in more than 40 percent of families. They work for the same reasons men do and merit the same pay.

Reasons to Celebrate -- and to be Vigilant -- this National Work and Family Month

Debra L. Ness | Posted 12.29.2014 | Parents
Debra L. Ness

All of this recent activity is worthy of celebration. At the same time, it is deeply frustrating to be reminded that women and their families are still fighting unfair workplace practices that were outlawed decades ago.

Corporate Dude Nation Discovers Fair Pay Isn't Karma

Amy Siskind | Posted 12.14.2014 | Women
Amy Siskind

Stockholm Syndrome may be an exaggeration, but many of us, unwittingly, have a high level of internalized sexism. How else could we have ignored and justified something so blatantly wrong.

Laura Bassett

Poll: Voters Motivated By Equal Pay, Paid Family Leave

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 10.02.2014 | Politics

A strong majority of voters support federal efforts to ensure paid family leave, equal pay for women, affordable child care and an increased minimum w...

Laura Bassett

GOP Candidates Claim Nobody Cares About Birth Control, Equal Pay

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 10.02.2014 | Politics

New Hampshire Republican Senate candidate Scott Brown avoided talking about his record on reproductive rights and equal pay in a Tuesday appearance on...

Friday Talking Points -- Congress Briefly Interrupts 3-Month Vacation to 'Work'

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Congress followed up their recent five-week vacation with almost two whole weeks of actually doing their jobs, so to reward themselves they're now going to take off on another vacation. Until mid-November.

Why the Failed Paycheck Fairness Act Vote Matters

Debra L. Ness | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics
Debra L. Ness

Members of Congress will spend the next several weeks at home. Every one of them should take a hard look at the impact the gender-based wage gap is having in their states and districts.

Year of the Woman?

Amanda Andere | Posted 11.18.2014 | Women
Amanda Andere

I was 12 years old during the historic Year of the Woman in 1992. I remember the sense of hopefulness my Mom and her feminist friends had as they talked about the possibilities for discussion, action and policy around women's equality.

Laura Bassett

Senate GOP Blocks Paycheck Fairness Act Again

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics

Senate Republicans on Monday blocked for the fourth time a bill that would strengthen federal equal pay laws for women. The Paycheck Fairness Act ...

Laura Bassett

Republicans Allow Debate On Equal Pay Bill For First Time Ever

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 09.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans have blocked debate on the Paycheck Fairness Act on all three previous occasions it has been brought to the floor. Bu...

GOP Tweets Dubious 'Equal Pay' Claim

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 09.02.2014 | Politics

Just days after an internal report found that the Republican Party is alienating female voters by opposing equal pay laws, the party attempted to reve...

Women's Equality Matters

Debra L. Ness | Posted 10.27.2014 | Women
Debra L. Ness

Women's equality matters because every American deserves quality, affordable, patient-centered health care and efforts to provide that remain under attack, as does the birth control coverage and access to reproductive health services that women need.

GOP Senate Candidate Says Businesses Would Hire Fewer Women If Equal Pay Bill Passed

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics

A Republican Senate candidate justified her opposition to legislation aiming to correct gender-based pay disparities by arguing that businesses would ...

Top Dem Reveals Staggering Amount Women Lose Due To The Gender Pay Gap

The Huffington Post | Natasha Bach | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics

Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) discussed the implications of the gender pay gap on HuffPost Live Monday, saying...

Republicans Still Blocking Equal Pay

Jason Ritchie | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics
Jason Ritchie

Someone needs to stand up and fight for women to receive basic equality and the right to support their families.

Rainbow Ceilings and Pink Pay Gaps

Pete Dorogoff | Posted 07.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Pete Dorogoff

I'm left to ponder if it's my big gay voice, or the way I dress, or the way I flail my hands during presentations that might put others off or deterred my ability to fit into the traditional executive mode.

Amanda Terkel

Harry Reid: Jill Abramson's Firing Shows We Need Equal Pay Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) renewed his call for legislation that would protect women from pay discrimination Thursday, p...

#WhatMothersNeed This Mother's Day

Debra L. Ness | Posted 07.11.2014 | Women
Debra L. Ness

So, although flowers, brunch and other gifts are a fine way to show the mothers in your life that you care, take some time this Mother's Day to think about the challenges facing America's mothers and families.

Patronizing Paychecks

Will Durst | Posted 07.03.2014 | Comedy
Will Durst

Yeah. Easy to see how paying ladies the same wages as gentlemen could be considered condescending. Just like the 19th Amendment giving women the vote was obviously patronizing. And granting women control of their own bodies would be exceedingly supercilious.

Why We Still Need a Feminist Agenda

Gina Messina-Dysert | Posted 06.29.2014 | Women
Gina Messina-Dysert

It is disappointing that Congress had an opportunity to make a statement about the status of women in the U.S. with the Paycheck Fairness Act, but instead chose to block the bill. But given the historical treatment of women in our nation, it shouldn't be surprising.

Yup, New Yorkers Dance Their Opinions On Equal Pay

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 04.29.2014 | Comedy

Earlier this month, Jimmy Fallon tackled a very heavy issue... in a very "Tonight Show" way. In the segment, "Questions and Danswers", Fallon sent...