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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.

Seeking Equal Pay for Women in Our Home Town

Gregory Floyd | Posted 06.14.2014 | New York
Gregory Floyd

New York City has been a leader in workers' rights and women's rights. Now Mayor de Blasio has the ability again to show his leadership on both these issues.

Rep. Marsha Blackburn: Republicans Have 'Led The Fight For Women's Equality'

Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics

Days after the Paycheck Fairness Act was blocked by Senate Republicans, Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) has stepped forward to defend her party, insis...

Dozing Through 'The Great Moving Right Show'

David Coates | Posted 06.14.2014 | Politics
David Coates

The greatest danger currently facing all of us in America, and particularly progressives, is one of drift. As an economy, the United States is drifting along a low-growth path that is acclimatizing all of us to levels of unemployment which only a decade ago would have been treated as an outrage. As a society, the United States is drifting towards levels of income and wealth inequality so large that, if left unchallenged, will soon become irreversible. And as a political system, the United States is drifting towards a Republican sweep of both the House and the Senate in November unless the democratic left acts now to reverse what is in truth a carefully orchestrated and heavily funded great moving right show. Those of us of a progressive predisposition are drifting towards a political defeat of historic proportions -- one underpinned by an economic and social settlement of a highly conservative kind -- and we are doing so with what would appear to be only the slightest sense of alarm.

Obama, Republicans Compete For Support Among Women

AP | By NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — After months on the defensive over his health law, a more combative President Barack Obama has emerged to fight about gender polit...

Equal! Equal! Read All About it! Why Equal Pay is Better Than Newspaper Headlines

Christina Pesoli | Posted 06.11.2014 | Women
Christina Pesoli

Whether the press is good or bad, if the officer is male, his gender is never in the headline. But if the officer is female, it is always part of the headline. And if a woman police officer performs both heroically and exactly as trained? Stop the presses!

A Woman's Worth: Asking For a Raise From Beginning to End

Kim Keating | Posted 06.11.2014 | Women
Kim Keating

While much has been researched and written over the years about America's gender pay gap, I want to instead discuss how you can act if you learn that you are, in fact, being paid less than your male colleague at work.

Equal Pay's Thrill of Victory and Agony of Defeat

Deborah J. Vagins | Posted 06.10.2014 | Women
Deborah J. Vagins

Four years ago, the Paycheck Fairness Act, a long-overdue update to the Equal Pay Act of 1963, which would strengthen the law to help close the ongoing gender wage gap, failed to move forward on a procedural in the Senate, even though a majority of senators supported the bill.

Obama Chides Republicans For Blocking Equal Pay Bill

AP | Josh Lederman | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics

HOUSTON (AP) — Denouncing the current Congress as the least productive in modern history, President Barack Obama chided Republicans on Wednesday for...

Election-Year Posturing From Congress Defines Campaigns

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Congress is now doing what it normally does, in an election year. This is not intended to sound cynical, as I actually think it is a good thing for a divided Congress to stand up for its divided beliefs -- even while knowing that almost none of the bills it now votes on have a prayer of becoming law before the election.

Minimum Wages and Women's Wage Inequality: They're Intimately Related

Jared Bernstein | Posted 06.09.2014 | Business
Jared Bernstein

I think this is a pretty remarkable picture that hasn't gotten enough attention, perhaps because it's a touch complex. It shows the relationship between wage inequality among women workers and the minimum wage, and the fit is very tight.

Sheryl Sandberg: 'It's Indisputable That There's A Real Pay Gap'

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 04.09.2014 | Business

Sheryl Sandberg says anyone who questions whether men really make more than women simply isn't paying attention to the facts. During an interview w...

Are You an Agent of Our Wage Gap?

The Levo League | Posted 06.08.2014 | Business
The Levo League

You're a manager.The last thing you would ever do is consciously compensate your team members unfairly based on their gender, sexual orientation or color of their skin. But are you implicitly perpetrating the wage gap on your own team?