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What Does It Really Mean To Say 'I'm With Her?'

Kiri Westby | Posted 07.25.2016 | Politics
Kiri Westby

There I sat in a non-descript ballroom in downtown Denver on a sweltering June day, listening to Hillary Clinton speak about the staggering inequalities women in the U.S. still face, while two blocks away, a man walked into the Colorado Recycling Association offices, shot his ex-wife multiple times and then fatally shot himself.

Why Women Can't Be Paid Like Men: Blame It on Rosie the Riveter

Joanna L. Krotz | Posted 05.02.2016 | Business
Joanna L. Krotz

The pace of change remains glacial. Women continue to earn less than men in all ten fields monitored by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, as of July 2015, including management, professional, service and farming sectors.

Hillary Clinton: ‘There’s No Discount For Being A Woman, So Why Should We Be Paid Less?'

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 04.13.2016 | Women

Democratic hopeful Hillary Clinton outlined her plan for closing the pay gap between men and women at a roundtable in midtown Manhattan on Tuesday. T...

Closing the Gender Pay Gap

Tammy Duckworth | Posted 04.18.2016 | Politics
Tammy Duckworth

Today we recognize Equal Pay Day, a day that symbolically represents when a woman's wage finally catches up to what a man was paid in the previous year. Despite often being equally qualified, a man's pay outpaces a woman's by 79 cents for every dollar.

Wage Gap Costs U.S. Women $500 Billion A Year, Report Finds

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 04.12.2016 | Politics

The wage gap between full-time working men and women in the United States short-changes women by nearly $500 billion per year, according to a new repo...

You Should Ask Your Coworker How Much They Make. Right Now

Rep. Mark Takano | Posted 01.27.2016 | Politics
Rep. Mark Takano

Something we can do right now to combat pay inequality in the workplace is talk with our co-workers about our salaries. While Congress works to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act to address the multiple barriers to pay equality, knowing our rights could help us now.

One Woman Onstage Won't Save the GOP

Martha Burk | Posted 09.13.2015 | Politics
Martha Burk

As for issues like paid family leave and keeping Social Security intact that would make the lives of women better, Carly Fiorina's campaign statements are resoundingly silent.

Equal Pay for Women: 5 GOP Hopefuls Who Just Don't Get It

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm | Posted 05.28.2016 | Politics
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm

It was more than 20 years ago, but I still remember the eloquent words spoken by Hillary Clinton at the United Nations World Conference on Women in Be...

Ancient Teachings, Modern Injustice

Rachel Laser | Posted 06.14.2015 | Religion
Rachel Laser

Today, on Equal Pay Day, we lift up the fight against wage discrimination, an affront to our moral sensibility. Unjustly paying some workers less than others undermines their value and their dignity as human beings and constitutes an intolerable act of discrimination.

Laura Bassett

Republicans Float Stripped-Down Equal Pay Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 11.09.2015 | Politics

Republicans in Congress have taken a lot of heat over the past few years for repeatedly blocking Democrats' equal pay legislation, so this year GOP wo...

Christian Women Looking for Action in 2016

Jennifer Danielle Crumpton | Posted 05.31.2015 | Religion
Jennifer Danielle Crumpton

Women of faith are increasingly seeking to elect those who commit to the betterment of women's lives and recognition of our contributions, cherished freedoms and autonomy.

Knowing Why We Celebrate International Women's Day

Anushay Hossain | Posted 05.06.2015 | 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...