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Wendy and the Women

James Moore | Posted 05.31.2014 | Politics
James Moore

There was a moment in the Ann Richards campaign against George W. Bush when I knew in advance she had lost.

Why Women Are Paid Less Money Than Men in 2014

Debbie Hines | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics
Debbie Hines

As we approach Equal Pay Day on April 8, the symbolic day on which a woman must work in 2014 to catch up to a man's wages earned in 2013, the arguments on the gender pay gap heat up again. Unfortunately, the results for women in 2014 still remain the same.

Women in the U.S. Are Still Second-Class Citizens: Not Interested? You Should Be

Samantha Paige Rosen | Posted 05.24.2014 | Politics
Samantha Paige Rosen

Despite the progress women have made in the last several decades, they are still treated like second-class citizens in all the ways that matter. Caring about the equal treatment of women in society doesn't make people feminists -- it makes them good humans.

Friday Talking Points -- Breaking News! Well... Not Really.

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Republicans all patted themselves on the back this week for fixing their party's problems. No, really! It's been one year since their "autopsy" or "post-mortem" of the 2012 elections and the party's completely "fixed."

1958

James Moore | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics
James Moore

There remain too many similarities between 2014 and 1958 with regards to earning power based on gender and opportunity. Women still earn historically less, even when they are performing the same jobs as men. Current federal law does not deliver sufficient protection against income disparities. Especially in Texas.

Obama Calls For Equal Pay For Women: 'This Isn't 1958'

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 03.21.2014 | Politics

BY NEDRA PICKLER, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Amid grappling with crisis in Ukraine, President Barack Obama made a pitch for women'...

Women Who Demand Equality Are Not Whiners

Rep. Jackie Speier | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics
Rep. Jackie Speier

Out of touch comments from GOP lawmakers are a common occurrence, but having a woman call women who demand equal pay whiners is utterly sad and a new low. Minnesota State Rep. Andrea Kieffer made this absurd comment when she argued that the Women's Economic Agenda is "putting us backward in time."

In Defense of Sheryl Sandberg: Lean In, Ban Bossy, and Whatever Else She Comes Up With

Karen Cahn | Posted 05.18.2014 | Women
Karen Cahn

Women are regarded more favorably in the workplace if they defer to others, if they are collaborative and soft. Women who are direct and strong are not valued as much as humble and demure women. This is what Ban Bossy is all about.

Gender Pay Gap Is Alive And Well In All 50 States

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 03.19.2014 | Women

Not only does the gender wage gap have real staying power, but it's alive and kicking in all 50 states. According to a new report released earlier...

Why Direct Care Worker Wages Are Key to Closing the Gender Wage Gap

Jessica Brill Ortiz | Posted 05.13.2014 | Women
Jessica Brill Ortiz

Despite decades of advocacy by dedicated direct care workers and other visionary leaders, care work is still seen by too many Americans as somehow "less than" other forms of work.

White House Promoting Equal Pay, Other Economic Issues Facing Women

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Add pay equity to President Barack Obama's 2014 do-it-himself wish list. The White House is launching a campaign to promote a hos...

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 05.08.2014 | 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 04.28.2014 | 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 04.19.2014 | 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.