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The Truth About Feminism

Janelle Ann McCarthy | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics
Janelle Ann McCarthy

Feminism is the advocating the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes and promoting gender equality in society. Feminism is not misandry, which is hatred toward men or women wanting power over men in society.

The Skills You Really Need to Get a Job

Amy Rosen | Posted 03.02.2015 | World
Amy Rosen

In the information technology industry, nearly all technologies become obsolete within 10 years. As a result, education expires much faster than it used to. And because digital technology permeates all industries, no field of employment is spared the pressure of accelerated innovation.

How Selma And Women's Inequality Got Tangled At The Oscars

Kathy Gill | Posted 02.26.2015 | Women
Kathy Gill

It didn't hurt Sunday night's ratings to have only one angry white woman of a certain age refuse to turn that dial (so to speak). We won't get Hollywood's attention -- or any other institution of power -- until all of us are angry.

What Is a 'Real Woman's Body'? @huffpostblog

Jessica Rapisarda | Posted 02.24.2015 | Women
Jessica Rapisarda

Our bodies are varied. They break, mend, grow life, disappoint us, and haul groceries. They age, climb stairs, run marathons, comfort, ache, and surprise us with strange hair. Our bodies are real. A "real woman's body" can't be found in any one part; it can only be understood by appreciating the whole.

Why the Fight for Pay Equity Is So Important

Laura Reyes | Posted 02.03.2015 | Politics
Laura Reyes

With the shifting workforce in this country, many of these women are increasingly the financial head of their household. Women are working to pay their bills, put food on the table for their families, and slowly chip away at their mounting debt and student loans.

Women Need Bipartisan Action -- Not Just Words -- on Equal Pay

Lisa Maatz | Posted 01.28.2015 | Politics
Lisa Maatz

Members of Congress, don't just say you support equal pay and then use gridlock as an excuse for continued inaction. It's time to walk the walk. Seize this broad public and political support as an opportunity to come together and move forward on one of the most fundamental economic issues of our time. Families are tired of waiting.

What's Your Kids' Wage Gap? Boys Paid More, More Profitably

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 01.26.2015 | Parents
Soraya Chemaly

Fathers are, in the words of researchers, "gatekeepers" of their daughter's ambitions. Father's have to put in the time at home doing chores with their kids, especially daughters. Paying lip service to "equality" isn't good enough.

The Eight Ugly Scars of Runaway Inequality

Les Leopold | Posted 01.05.2015 | Politics
Les Leopold

America is the richest country in all of history. We have the largest economy and the largest number of millionaires and billionaires. At the same time, however, we lead the developed world in economic inequality.

Police and Protesters as Potential Allies

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 03.01.2015 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

The concept of meritocracy provides justification and cover to the nation in refusing to acknowledge and in denying the actual causes for the tremendous chasms in the wealth distribution and in educational achievement, and for the overall systemic inequities based on social identities.

To Promote Women's Leadership, Don't Forget the Benefits Gap

Emily Baxter | Posted 02.15.2015 | Parents
Emily Baxter

Changing work culture, especially for high-earning women, means recognizing the value of caregiving and work-life balance. For women in hourly, low-wage work, it means changing cultures that see them as replaceable and also irresponsible when caregiving clashes with unpredictable schedules.

The Driving Force Behind Runaway Inequality

Les Leopold | Posted 01.31.2015 | Business
Les Leopold

Runaway inequality is destroying the American Dream. Is it too late to save it? That depends on what is really driving inequality. In the 1960s the gap between CEOs and the average worker was 20 to 1. By 2012 it was 354 to 1. What happened?

We Are the Most Unequal Society in the Developed World... And We Don't Know It

Les Leopold | Posted 01.17.2015 | Politics
Les Leopold

In 1965, for every dollar earned by the average worker, CEOs earned 20 dollars. By 2012, that gap mushroomed to 354 to one. But, when asked in the survey, Americans grossly underestimated this gap.

The Dark Side of Black Friday

Julie Sokolow | Posted 01.16.2015 | Politics
Julie Sokolow

Despite working full time, it's a struggle for Tristean to afford the basics such as rent, electric, and groceries. While past Walmart CEOs have made the equivalent of $16,826.92 an hour, Tristean only makes $8.60.

The Elephant at the Roundtable

Latifa Lyles | Posted 12.31.2014 | Parents
Latifa Lyles

Enabling more women to work through improved access to child care can also help mitigate the gender wage gap for lifetime earnings.

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.

Telling Women To 'Just Ask' For A Raise Is Just Terrible Advice

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 10.10.2014 | Business

Karma isn't going to get women better pay, but a little information might. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella caused a firestorm on Thursday when he said ...

Hype and Reality: American Economic Numbers

David Coates | Posted 12.09.2014 | Politics
David Coates

It is true that the rate of economic growth has quickened, but that rate is still low by pre-recession standards. In July the IMF actually cut the U.S. growth forecast for 2014 to just 1.7 percent, the CBO's in August was just 1.5 percent. These are not stellar growth numbers.

Sarah Silverman Sends A Powerful Message About The Wage Gap

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 10.09.2014 | Women

Sarah Silverman wants everyone to know the wage gap is not OK, and she's not afraid to get all Sarah Silverman to do it. Teaming up with the Natio...

Recession Ends, but Millions of Women Still Trapped in Poverty

Linda Meric | Posted 12.07.2014 | Politics
Linda Meric

Women and families need higher wages, equal pay, paid sick days and family leave, predictable and flexible schedules, parity for part-time workers and stronger safety net policies including SNAP, TANF and unemployment insurance.

Women and Wages: Is the Pay Gap Smaller Than We Think?

LearnVest | Posted 11.25.2014 | Women
LearnVest

When it comes to the topic of gender equality, there is usually one issue upheld as an indicator of progress, or lack thereof: the wage gap.

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.

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.

John Oliver Has The Perfect Solution To Unequal Pay

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 08.27.2014 | Women

John Oliver has a brilliant way to solve the gender wage gap. In a segment from Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, posted online on Aug. 25, the c...

10 Everyday Sexisms And What Do You Do About Them

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 09.30.2014 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

When women take note of sexism during their daily lives -- for example, talking openly about street harassment or workplace bias -- and name it for what it is, they stop accepting it as "normal."

The "F Word" (Why we should all be Feminists)

Allison Berkowitz | Posted 09.23.2014 | Women
Allison Berkowitz

If after considering all these things, you still feel that genders are either already equal or they don't need to be, I suppose you're entitled to your opinion.