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GOP Tweets Dubious 'Equal Pay' Claim

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 09.02.2014 | Politics

Just days after an internal report found that the Republican Party is alienating female voters by opposing equal pay laws, the party attempted to reve...

GOP Senate Candidate Says Businesses Would Hire Fewer Women If Equal Pay Bill Passed

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics

A Republican Senate candidate justified her opposition to legislation aiming to correct gender-based pay disparities by arguing that businesses would ...

Why Women Deserve Better From Washington

Jason Ritchie | Posted 08.19.2014 | 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.

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.

Dem Senator In Tough Reelection Fight Airs Ad Hitting GOP Rivals On Abortion, Equal Pay

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.25.2014 | Politics

A Democrat in a tough reelection fight in Alaska isn't shying away from discussing reproductive rights issues. Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) release...

What You Didn't Know About Equal Pay Day

The Levo League | Posted 06.08.2014 | Women
The Levo League

Why are we still having this conversation in 2014? At the rate we're going, we won't be seeing equal work be compensated with equal pay until 2058.

Michael McAuliff

Republican Slams Dems' Equal Pay Push As 'Condescending' To Women

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats' push for pay equity between men and women is "condescending," one of the top women in the House Republican leadership argued ...

Equal Pay by the Numbers

Deborah J. Vagins | Posted 06.04.2014 | Women
Deborah J. Vagins

It's been 17 years since this bill was first introduced, and it deserves to make it past this hurdle and get an up or down vote.

Equal Pay -- More Than Nice

Michelle Baker | Posted 04.06.2014 | Politics
Michelle Baker

It is disheartening to recognize how we limit ourselves and how our own self-limitations act to inhibit other women who might want more in their lives. Yet at the same time, it is empowering to know we are in control of ourselves.

The State of the Union Is the State of America's Women

Nancy K. Kaufman | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
Nancy K. Kaufman

Inequality threatens the state of our union. Tackling it requires a multi-issue agenda that takes into account the factors that work against equality for women and others disproportionately affected.

5 Myths About The Gender Wage Gap Debunked

The Huffington Post | Carina Kolodny | Posted 01.24.2014 | Impact

As the World Economic Forum is underway in Davos, Switzerland, we thought it fitting to highlight one of the most pressing economic issues in America ...

The Fight for Women's Equality Continues

Rep. Sandy Levin | Posted 07.18.2013 | Politics
Rep. Sandy Levin

In 1963, women made 59 cents on average for every dollar that men earned. In 1999, women earned 72 cents to the dollar. Today, women's earnings hover at about 77 cents to every dollar paid to men.

How Women Are Best Positioned for the Economic Recovery

Mary Buffett | Posted 08.25.2013 | Women
Mary Buffett

We find ourselves, as a society, at one of the greatest pivot points in our nation's history. The jobs of the future -- those high-paying jobs that on balance will drive families into the middle class and beyond -- will favor women.

Shining a Light on the Wage Gap

Heidi Hartmann | Posted 08.10.2013 | Politics
Heidi Hartmann

In an age where women in the United States are almost half the workforce, are more likely to gain higher levels of education than men, and increasingly are the main or co-breadwinner in families, we cannot wait for another 44 years for the gender wage gap to be finally relegated to the history books.

50 Years, 50 Governors: Are You Listening?

Noreen Farrell | Posted 08.10.2013 | Politics
Noreen Farrell

Today, on the fiftieth anniversary of the Equal Pay Act, we launch the Equal Pay Today Platform, calling for state and national actions to end the practices which are contributing to the gender wage gap.

50 Years After the Equal Pay Act, Women Are Still Fighting for Equality

Linda Meric | Posted 08.03.2013 | Politics
Linda Meric

The hard truth is that, 50 years after the passage of the Equal Pay Act, pay discrimination is a real and persistent problem that continues to shortchange American women and their families.

A Woman's Workplace Revolution

K. Sujata | Posted 06.09.2013 | Chicago
K. Sujata

A true "workplace revolution" has very different meanings for Chicago's women but two things remain constant: women want equal pay and a minimum wage that is not stuck in the dark ages.

We Need to Fight for Equal Pay, Today and Everyday

Laura Reyes | Posted 06.09.2013 | Politics
Laura Reyes

Equal Pay Day is held on a different date each year, on whatever day represents how far into the year a woman must work to earn the same pay as a man earned, on average, in the previous year.

Equal Pay -- Only 45 Years to Go!

Martha Burk | Posted 06.08.2013 | Politics
Martha Burk

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Equal Pay Act of 1963, but women are still way behind men in earnings.

WATCH: Lilly Ledbetter: Why The Wage Gap Is 'Even Worse' Today

Posted 02.01.2013 | Women

According to the U.S. Census Bureau data, women are making 77 cents for every dollar that men make with the gap even larger for African American and L...

New Weapon For Women In Battle For Equal Pay

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.31.2013 | Business

Legislation pending in Congress could give women a new weapon in the battle for equal pay: protected water-cooler chat. The “Paycheck Fairness A...

WATCH: New Zealand's Powerful New Equal Pay Ad Campaign

Nina Bahadur | Posted 12.13.2012 | Women

Imagine a world where men are charged 10 percent more than women to park their cars just because they have penises. Sounds like gender discrimination,...

The Glorious Gloria Explains It All

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 12.15.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

It happened again the other day: I was being interviewed by my introductory journalism class when I was asked 'The Question.'

The Wife Vote

Susan Shapiro Barash | Posted 12.09.2012 | Women
Susan Shapiro Barash

As we look to the next leader for fair treatment and better opportunities, why not pay close attention to their wives?

State Agencies Allegedly Paid Female Workers Thousands Less Than Male Equals

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 07.17.2012 | Business

Female workers at two state agencies were allegedly being paid thousands of dollars less to do the same work as their male counterparts. The U.S. ...