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Wage Gap

The Real Burden of Debt for Female Students

Christie Garton | Posted 10.29.2015 | College
Christie Garton

This burden has left the U.S. female graduate with over $28,000 in student loan debt, according to The Institute for College Data and Statistics. Moreover, a new report from the Brookings Institution points out that this student debt average is quadruple the amount that it was just 12 years ago.

Kids' Lemonade Stand Perfectly Illustrates How Unfair The Wage Gap Is

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 10.29.2015 | Women

It's ridiculous that in 2015 women, especially women of color, don't receive the same pay as white men for equal work. And a new video uses adora...

Wage Theft Comes to America: The Facts That Drive the Sanders Revolt

Les Leopold | Posted 10.27.2015 | Politics
Les Leopold

Employers and their Wall Street backers have developed sophisticated legal ways to remove dollars that should be in our paychecks. And not just a few dollars, but about half of what we've earned. To explose this hidden larceny, we need to understand the concept of productivity and how we measure it in our economy.

Josh Hutcherson Thinks Saying 'Women's Pay' Just Sounds Ignorant

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 10.22.2015 | Entertainment

Fire is catching thanks to Jennifer Lawrence. The actress' recent essay on the gender wage gap in Hollywood has taken off online, and now she has ano...

Why One of the Richest Countries on Earth Is So Poor: The Facts that Drive the Sanders Revolt

Les Leopold | Posted 10.16.2015 | Politics
Les Leopold

The United States is among the richest countries in all of history. But if you're not a corporate or political elite, you'd never know it.

Hillary Clinton: Women Can't Push To Be Paid Equally If They Don't Know They're Not Paid Equally

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 10.20.2015 | Politics

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Millennial Women Are Actually Pretty Optimistic About Workplace Equality

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 10.13.2015 | Women

According to a new global poll, women under 35 are more positive about their career prospects than their predecessors.  The poll, conducted...

States With The Widest Gap Between Rich And Poor

24/7 Wall St. | Sara Bondioli | Posted 10.06.2015 | Politics

Wages for the wealthiest 1% of Americans more than doubled between 1979 and 2011. Wages for the median U.S. worker, by contrast, increased just 6% ove...

IWJ Wins Bradford O'Neil Award for Social Justice From Dominican University

Rudy López | Posted 10.01.2015 | Religion
Rudy López

Good afternoon everyone. It is a real honor to be here with you today. I know it's a Tuesday but I want to take us to church for a minute.

Gender Equality Won't Just Change Women's Lives -- It'll Change Everyone's

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 09.30.2015 | Business

What would the world be like if we achieved true equality for women?   The global economy might be stronger, for one thing. But such a shif...

To Be a Latino in This Country and to Be Relatively Conscious Is to Be In a Rage Almost All the Time

César Vargas | Posted 09.21.2015 | Latino Voices
César Vargas

There's a reason why racism and discrimination is called systemic. It means it happens everywhere with everything. So yes, I have an issue with injustice everywhere. Not just the injustice that I think affects me.

America's Next Business Leaders Can't Ignore Income Inequality

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 09.10.2015 | Business

The new crop of America's business leaders aren't happy with the status quo of stagnant middle class wages. In a new report released by Harvard ...

Women Still Feel Like They're Not Treated Fairly At Work

The Huffington Post | Janie Velencia | Posted 09.02.2015 | Women

It's 2015, but women are still being held back when it comes to pay and promotions at work because of their gender, according to a Gallup poll releas...

Employing Civil Legal Aid in Closing the Wage Gap

Lonnie A. Powers | Posted 08.11.2015 | Impact
Lonnie A. Powers

Out of all the household types in the U.S., single mothers with children are the most impoverished by a large margin, bringing in lower incomes than single fathers with children, or childless single individuals of either gender.

'When Yo Girl' Memes Turn Feminist

The Huffington Post | Aaron Nemo | Posted 07.17.2015 | Comedy

The phrase "when yo girl" is one of those early indicators that a sentence is headed down a dangerously tasteless path. Other examples include, "I'm n...

Amanda Seyfried: 'I Was Being Paid 10 Percent Of What My Male Co-Star Was Getting'

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 07.14.2015 | Women

Yet another actress has spoken out about the gender pay gap in Hollywood. Amanda Seyfried told The Sunday Times about a job she was paid le...

This Is How Women Really Feel About Disclosing What They Earn

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 07.08.2015 | Women

There are many things a woman is not "supposed" to share, like how much she weighs or how old she is. Also on that list: How much money she ear...

Meryl Streep Wants Congress To ‘Stand Up For Equality'

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 06.23.2015 | Women

WASHINGTON (AP) — No actor or actress can match Meryl Streep's 19 Academy Award nominations, and only Katharine Hepburn has bested her three Oscars ...

The Wage Gap Between Moms And Dads Is Even Worse Than The Overall Gender Pay Gap

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 06.05.2015 | Parents

The wage gap between men and women in the U.S. has been the subject of many articles and speeches of late. Less frequently discussed is the difference...

Minority Employees In Retail Face A Huge Wage Gap

AP | By JESSE J. HOLLAND | Posted 06.05.2015 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — African-American and Latino cashiers, salespeople and first-line managers are paid less, are less likely to be promoted off the fl...

Extraordinary: Facebook Says 'Not On Our Watch' to Poverty Wages, Family Unfriendly Policies

Debra L. Ness | Posted 05.13.2015 | Business
Debra L. Ness

Wow. Today's announcement by Facebook marks the dawn of a new day in this country. At a time when federal lawmakers are dragging their feet on fair and family friendly workplace policies, corporate America is beginning to step up by adopting these policies voluntarily.

Could This Be The Key To Closing The Gender Pay Gap?

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 05.12.2015 | Women

It's no secret that full-time working women trail their male counterparts in average annual earnings. According to the White House, women make just 77...

Judy Greer Calls Pay Gap 'Bulls***' In Glamour Op-Ed

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 05.06.2015 | Women

Judy Greer is calling "bulls***" on the gender pay gap. The "Married" star does not mince words in a new op-ed for Glamour about the difference in...

Stacey Dash Defends Her Ill-Informed Wage Gap Comments

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 05.01.2015 | Women

Stacey Dash is defending comments she made on "The Meredith Vieira Show" about the wage gap. On Wednesday, Dash, an actress and Fox News contribu...

Our Nation's Pay Policies Are Due for a Checkup

Laura Reyes | Posted 06.16.2015 | Politics
Laura Reyes

It's about time we recognized that if you work for a living, you should be able to support your health and your family. American families simply aren't being supported today, but there's a simple solution to all of this: Congress must pass paid sick leave and paid family leave policies. We're sick of waiting.