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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.

Matt McGorry's Message To Anyone Who Thinks The Wage Gap Is A Myth

Matt McGorry | Posted 06.16.2015 | Women
Matt McGorry

We need to create a society where girls and women are getting the same encouragement and support to build their careers as the boys and men are. From the start. That's just my #78cents.

The Time for Equal Pay is Embarrassingly Overdue

Linda Meric | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics
Linda Meric

Equal Pay Day came and went this week but pay equity is a stubborn problem that demands our attention beyond a symbolic day on the calendar. We must continue the dialogue.

How the Gender Wage Gap Differs by Occupation

Emily Baxter | Posted 06.14.2015 | Women
Emily Baxter

The Bureau of Labor Statistics tracked 535 full-time, "detailed" occupations in 2014 and, in the 125 occupations with comparable earnings data, men earned more than women in all but one profession.

5 Things You Can Do Today for Equal Pay

Gloria Feldt | Posted 06.14.2015 | Women
Gloria Feldt

I don't know about you, but I'm tired of hearing that same statistic over and over in the annual communal outcry about the lack of equal pay. So being a practical activist, I put together these five things you and I can do today to bring about equal pay.

The Map Of America Every Woman Needs To See

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 04.14.2015 | Women

It's 2015, and on average, women still make 78 cents to a man's dollar. A new report goes beyond that oft-quoted statistic, and examines this discrepa...

Open Letter to Sen. Rafael (Ted) Cruz

NCLR Action Fund | Posted 06.07.2015 | Latino Voices
NCLR Action Fund

Senator, we may not always see eye-to-eye when it comes to policy, but we do know that your words always ring with a sense of urgency and passion. Now how about taking that same fiery fervor and championing causes that truly empower the Latino community?

Kristen Schaal Speaks On The Future Of Wage Equality

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 03.25.2015 | Comedy

If you're already upset about the current state of the wage-gender pay gap in America, you don't want to know what's coming. The always hard-hittin...

Who Should Bring Home the Bacon?

Catherine Tinsley | Posted 05.20.2015 | Women
Catherine Tinsley

While previous studies have examined gender roles, our paper looks beyond shifting social level metrics to determine if individuals have embraced the gender changes in society and how their attitudes influence their own preferences and behaviors.

10 Illinois Counties With the Lowest Rates of Income Inequality

Reboot Illinois | Posted 05.18.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Illinois is the 36th most income unequal state in the country. Washington, D.C. has the most inequality, while Alaska has the smallest income gap in the country.

7 Absurd Things That Could Impact The Gender Wage Gap

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 03.17.2015 | Women

1. Petitioning for restraining orders against abusers. Yes, you read that correctly. A 2015 study that looked at 3,923 women who had petitioned for a...

Want To Help Close the Wage Gap? Start Valuing Businesses You Otherwise Would Have Considered a 'Labor of Love' Differently

Emily Crocker Skyrm | Posted 05.16.2015 | Women
Emily Crocker Skyrm

How do women, who want to base their work in something meaningful and nurturing, manage to change the ideas of how we value this type of work in our society? For starters, we need to stop convincing ourselves that a business based in care taking or giving can't be profitable.

Family-Friendly Policies And The Fight For Wage Equality

Elia De la Cruz Toledo | Posted 05.09.2015 | Women
Elia De la Cruz Toledo

Patricia Arquette's brief segue on gender wage equality during her acceptance speech at the 2015 Oscars brought into the forefront of international conversation a battle that women have been fighting for decades.

'Amazon Prime For Women' Parody Has The Perfect Solution To Wage Inequality

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 03.09.2015 | Women

Introducing "Amazon Prime for Women:" A service where women get 78 percent of an item, for 78 percent of the price. That's the premise behind a par...

'Amazon Prime For Women' Is Satire Of The Wage Gap Variety

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.09.2015 | Comedy

Just how absurd is the gender wage gap? Let Paul Gale's "Amazon Prime For Women" amuse and inform. Made in honor of International Women's Day, t...

The Truth About Feminism

Janelle Ann McCarthy | Posted 05.03.2015 | 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 05.02.2015 | 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 04.28.2015 | 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.