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Equal Pay

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.

I'm Done With Women's Issues

Morra Aarons-Mele | Posted 07.08.2014 | Impact
Morra Aarons-Mele

Since when is defending more than half of the world's population from violence, poverty and disease a "soft" issue? Since when is helping women achieve personal bodily autonomy a "nice-to-have?"

Why Raising the Minimum Wage is the Most Important Women's Issue of 2014

Donna P. Hall | Posted 07.01.2014 | Impact
Donna P. Hall

We've become accustomed to feeling outrage and concern when women's reproductive rights are under attack, but shouldn't we be equally alarmed when women's economic well-being is on the line?

Why We Still Need a Feminist Agenda

Gina Messina-Dysert | Posted 06.29.2014 | Women
Gina Messina-Dysert

It is disappointing that Congress had an opportunity to make a statement about the status of women in the U.S. with the Paycheck Fairness Act, but instead chose to block the bill. But given the historical treatment of women in our nation, it shouldn't be surprising.

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...

To Hell and Back in Just 45 Years

Kate Michelman | Posted 06.24.2014 | Women
Kate Michelman

I had a college degree, but suddenly I had no car, no income and few alternatives. To keep our family going, I was forced onto welfare and relied on food stamps to keep food on the table. In the blink of an eye, my aspirations for achieving a middle-class life for my family were shattered.

State Senate To Consider Equal Pay Proposal

Posted 04.24.2014 | Politics

By LAUREN LANGLOIS, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A bill that would prohibit private businesses in Louisiana from unintentionally ...

The Second Sexism? Gender Discrimination Is Not a Zero-sum Game

Katie Schad | Posted 06.22.2014 | Women
Katie Schad

But the truth is, as with any ideologically-driven legislation, half of the country probably won't like the president's new rules. In addition to the fiscally conservative, some men will also likely take issue with the policies that regulate gendered wage disparities.

Why Equal Pay Is Worth Fighting For

Credit.com | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics
Credit.com

By Sen. Elizabeth Warren for Credit.com I honestly can't believe that we're still arguing over equal pay in 2014. When I started teaching elementary...

Equal Pay Is Just the Start

Credit.com | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics
Credit.com

By Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers for Credit.com If there's one thing Washington is exceptionally good at, it's politicizing the personal. In the past f...

Misogyny Rising

Tina Issa | Posted 06.17.2014 | Women
Tina Issa

In addition to these political issues, we also have a dialogue going on in this nation that is extremely sexist and undervalues women and their capabilities. This gender bias is fairly evident. As a woman I see what is going on here, and it is nothing more than misogyny.

Is Anatomy Destiny at Work?

Kristina DiPalo | Posted 06.16.2014 | Business
Kristina DiPalo

Everyday that a working woman leaves a little bit of herself at the door is a day in which her employer misses out on the fullness of her intelligence, creativity, contribution and collaboration. And when her employer misses out, we all lose something in the end.

Emily Swanson

Poll Shows Americans Are Conflicted Over Equal Pay Laws

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics

Here's where the push for equal pay laws may hit a snag: Many Americans agree women have fewer opportunities at work, but few think the answer lies in...

Equal Pay for Equal Work a No-Brainer, Right?

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 06.15.2014 | Politics
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Last Wednesday, Senate Republicans blocked -- for the third time -- the Paycheck Fairness Act, a bill proposing to close the pay gap between men and women. The goal of the bill -- the attainment of equal pay for equal work -- seems like a no-brainer, right? Women with the same job, and same qualifications, as men deserve to be paid the same. They do not deserve to be discriminated against in salary on the basis of gender. Seems obvious. And yet not a single Republican voted in favor of the Act, and many Americans no longer know what to think, either. The problem is that the message has been greatly muddled, twisted, and usurped, mostly for political gain.