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These 2 Stats Should Enrage Every Feminist In America

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 03.11.2014 | Business

America's recovery since the Great Recession has been fueled largely by jobs that typically pay close to the minimum wage, and women are suffering dis...

Women's History Month Call to Service: Pursue Liberty to Achieve Justice

Christine Pelosi | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

I imagine what this aspiring lawyer would have thought of her only daughter Nancy becoming a top lawmaker in the country -- the first woman Speaker of the House of Representatives. I carry my grandmother's dream with me every day.

Field of Study May Be Key to Achieving Gender Income Equality

Tracy Lorenz | Posted 02.26.2014 | Education
Tracy Lorenz

While more women than men are attending college and earning degrees, pay equity between the genders remains elusive. However, according to new research, the gap in pay equity decreases when looking at the types of degrees individuals hold versus the institutions they attend.

Path to Equality or Over-Sensitivity?

SidneyAnne Stone | Posted 02.20.2014 | Impact
SidneyAnne Stone

This issue has always troubled me but has recently come to a head in various forms and compelled me to speak up. I consider myself something of a fem...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Hey, GOP: Most Americans Support Raising Minimum Wage, Equal Pay For Women

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A majority of Americans support policies that would improve equality for women in the workplace, according to a new poll released Wednes...

A Very Short Memo to the GOP

Martha Burk | Posted 04.13.2014 | Politics
Martha Burk

The majority of voters (women) don't want a female presidential candidate attacked for something her husband did almost 20 years ago that has nothing to do with her credentials, track record, ability, and yes, ambition.

Equal Pay, Pay Transparency and Job Candidates

Katie Donovan | Posted 04.07.2014 | Women
Katie Donovan

You probably think that the lack of pay information surely impacts men and women equally. Research tells a different story.

Utah's Other No. 1 Ranking: Gender Pay Gap

Donna McAleer | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics
Donna McAleer

Utah should not be a stepping stone in a woman's career, where she stays long enough to get experience and then leaves another state for a job where gender income inequity is less, or non-existent.

Sabrina Siddiqui

There's A Serious Gender Gap When It Comes To Paid Time Off

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 02.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Women are significantly less likely than men to receive extended paid leave from their employer, a new poll shows. In the last few ye...

Game Changer: SOTU, Women, Fair Pay, Mad Men and Our National Economy

Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics
Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner

For too long the link between those policies and our national economic success, as well as the success of our families, has been ignored. Until last night.

6 Absurd Guidelines From The Oakland Raiders Cheerleaders' Secret Handbook

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 01.29.2014 | Women

Being an NFL cheerleader sounds like a miserable job -- if you cheer for the Oakland Raiders, at least. The Raiders are currently being sued by a ...

The GOP Benghazi Disease

Brent Budowsky | Posted 03.29.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

The overwhelming tendency of the Republican Party to define itself almost exclusively by the political opponents it obsessively despises has made the GOP the party of negativity and obstruction.

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 Temperance Movement and How We Beat the Tea Party

Sen. Charles E. Schumer | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
Sen. Charles E. Schumer

It's time we deal with the reality that, for the first time in American history, middle-class American incomes have declined for almost a generation. If middle-class incomes continue to decline, we will have a dramatically different America, a less optimistic, more sour America.

Obama Should Stop Talking and Start Acting on Equal Pay

Martha Burk | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics
Martha Burk

Obama said Congress should pass the Paycheck Fairness Act, a bill that would outlaw the practice of prohibiting employees from discussing their pay with others, and also allow the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to collect some pay data by race and gender. But it's half a loaf at best.

Good News for Women -- It's an Election Year

Martha Burk | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics
Martha Burk

Love it or hate it, we're in a brand new election year. What with the lowest rating for Congress in history and the gridlock on Capitol Hill, this may seem like less than the greatest news. But women ought to be pretty enthusiastic.

Earning More Than a Place at the Table: Women, Wages and the Workforce

Alison A. Quirk | Posted 12.12.2013 | Business
Alison A. Quirk

We need to stop focusing on who goes to work and start focusing on making sure those who work are fairly rewarded.

Women Working for Working Women

Stephanie Schriock | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics
Stephanie Schriock

Women's issues are American economic issues. Especially when we are talking about women's actual economic issues. Which exist in droves.

Feminism, Futility and Other F-Words: A Satire

Ella Gonzalez | Posted 02.03.2014 | Teen
Ella Gonzalez

It's refreshing to live within a society that champions the values of misogyny, a form of perpetual equality, 77 cents of a man's dollar. After all, women can't do math anyway.

Pregnant Women Need a Break

Carol Joyner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Carol Joyner

Pregnant women in our country deserve better; their work has value and their children make up our future society. Think about your mom, your sister or daughter. It's beyond time that pregnant women get a break.

An Opportunity Plan to Empower Women in the Workplace

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand | Posted 11.27.2013 | Women
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

We know the American workforce is changing at a rapid pace as families rely more and more on women's income to get by. But, as the face of the American workplace has changed, the federal rules that govern it have not kept up.

Hey Women: It All Matters -- Even Money and Power

Jodi Detjen | Posted 11.27.2013 | Women
Jodi Detjen

Women have been excluded from the power structure for too long. Women live longer than men, yet make decisions that reduce their ability to live a financially stable life after retirement because "tangible, material rewards aren't supposed to be important."

Wendy Davis Poised to Change History in Texas

Brent Budowsky | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Oct. 3 will someday be viewed by Texas historians, Texas media, Texas political leaders and Texas voters as the day the future began to change in Texas, as the day the tide began to turn.

Amanda Terkel

Big Progressive Group Launches Women's Initiative To Step Up Pressure On Lawmakers

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Progressive groups unveiled a major initiative on Wednesday to draw attention to challenges that women still face and to promote public ...

Laura Bassett

Women Still Paid Much Less Than Men

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 09.17.2013 | Politics

Women still earned only 77 cents for every dollar that men earned in 2012, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau. In 2012, the median ...