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African American Women Disproportionately Suffer From the Wage Gap

Linda Meric | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics
Linda Meric

It's time for this country to value the work of women of color. It's time to offer equal pay for equal work.

Marina Fang

The White House's Gender Pay Disparities Have Barely Changed In 20 Years

HuffingtonPost.com | Marina Fang | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wage and hiring disparities between men and women appear to be bipartisan problems that aren't really improving. The gender pay gap ...

Pay Up or Lose Out

Erin Daruszka | Posted 07.01.2014 | Business
Erin Daruszka

Fair compensation and gender salary gaps are much-talked-about topics. For employers, paying employees fairly is a tough topic to handle. How do employers treat employees fairly, while still creating a culture of pay for performance?

50 Years After the Civil Rights Act, Is the Joke on Women?

Martha Burk | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics
Martha Burk

History is divided on whether adding sex discrimination to the list of no-nos in the 1964 Civil Rights Act was meant to be a joke or a death knell for the bill. Either way, with women still making 77 cents on the dollar compared to men and the courts now firmly on the side of corporations, the joke is on women now.

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...

This Problem Is So Commonplace, Even Michelle Obama Didn't Stop To Think About It

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 06.20.2014 | Politics

First Lady Michelle Obama highlighted how gender pay equity is still a major issue that many women may not think about, using herself as an example. ...

Why Women Deserve Better From Washington

Jason Ritchie | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics
Jason Ritchie

Just look at who voted for the Lily Ledbetter Act of 2009. If your representative voted 'Nay', they believe that women should be paid less than men. Let's get these 'Mad Men' out of office and allow common sense to prevail.

Beyond Summit, Sustained Focus Needed for Working Women and Families

Liz Shuler | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics
Liz Shuler

It's crucial that we help working families who are quickly falling further and further behind.

Obama: Equal Pay 'Not A Women's Issue, This Is A Family Issue'

Reuters | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics

By Roberta Rampton PITTSBURGH, June 17 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday cast his administration's push to reduce pay disp...

Don't Pay Me Less Just Because I'm A Mom

Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics
Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner

We'd like to declare a moratorium on blaming mothers (and kids!) for this pay gap. Instead, let's recognize that discrimination holds back many mothers, their families, and our economy. It's time to stamp out discrimination against moms.

On Father's Day, Remember the Power of Our Daughters

Greg Speed | Posted 06.12.2014 | Politics
Greg Speed

Frankly, like many parents who frequently travel for work, I can't help turning my focus to my kids this time of year and the occasional guilt that comes from many nights away from home.

Girls Run the World By Writing It

Jill Di Donato | Posted 07.28.2014 | Women
Jill Di Donato

n a media culture that often dictates, demeans and disenfranchises girls and women, that pits us against one another, infantilizes or downright ignores our imprints on culture, the power of women telling stories should not be underestimated.

Yes, There Is a War On Women and #YesAllWomen

Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | Posted 07.27.2014 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite

We know it is a war because there are battlefields, injuries and casualties. This war has no memorials and no solemn speeches are given to commemorate the victims who have been injured or killed. It is most often an invisible war.

As Seen Through a Woman's Eyes

George Heymont | Posted 07.27.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

A loving tribute written by Gail Collins to honor political activist and feminist icon Gloria Steinem caused me to stop and think about some of the progress that's been made in the women's rights movement and the incredible distance that still needs to be traveled.

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.

The Mobbing of Jill Abramson Begins

Janice Harper | Posted 07.18.2014 | Women
Janice Harper

As quickly as the public rallied around Jill Abramson when it was reported that she was fired shortly after raising concerns about pay equity, it is a...

24 Women Food and Agriculture Reporters You Should Know About

Naomi Starkman | Posted 07.16.2014 | Media
Naomi Starkman

Women are the backbone of today's food media. And yet, the women reporting on this issue area don't always get the attention they deserve.

5 Things I Learned From Jill Abramson Getting Fired From the New York Times

Holly Epstein Ojalvo | Posted 07.16.2014 | Media
Holly Epstein Ojalvo

It's a complicated story, with issues of gender, leadership style, and office and personal politics. What does it all mean?

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...

The New York Times Knows How to Tell the Difference Between a Male Editor and a Female Editor

BJ Gallagher | Posted 07.15.2014 | Business
BJ Gallagher

He's focused and ambitious; she's intense and driven. He stands on principle; she's inflexible.

Reshaping What We Think About the Gender Pay Gap

Anastasia T Hou | Posted 07.10.2014 | Business
Anastasia T Hou

The convergence of human capital differences between men and women suggests that there must be another explanation for the remaining gender pay gap.

On Mother's Day, Giving Women What They Really Deserve

Rep. Steve Israel | Posted 07.11.2014 | Women
Rep. Steve Israel

This Mother's Day, as we celebrate the women who sacrifice so much to support their families and give their kids a chance to live the American dream, we must demand that our leaders step up to the plate and do their part to lift up America's mothers.

A Mother's Place Is in the House (and Senate)

Barbara Lee | Posted 07.09.2014 | Impact
Barbara Lee

Let's celebrate with the same spirit as the women whose activism sparked the holiday in the first place. Let's celebrate by taking action. Support the women around us. Fight for family-focused public policy. Lift up women in office who are writing these policies, and elect more women like them. A card is nice. Change is better.

9 Ways Women's Lives Have Changed For The Better Since 2005

The Huffington Post | Amanda Duberman | Posted 05.09.2014 | Women

When it comes to women's equality, we tend to focus on historical victories and present-day battles. We search for answers in the past to solve riddle...

What Moms Really Want

Laura Reyes | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics
Laura Reyes

We moms are used to temper tantrums and irrational behavior. We get it from our kids, we get it from elected officials and we get it from the right-wing media. (At least one of those groups will grow out of it, we tell ourselves.) That doesn't mean we're going to put up with it.