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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 ...

2 Monkeys Were Paid Unequally-- See What Happens Next

upworthy.com | Posted 09.16.2013 | Business

Check out what happens from 1:34 to 2:06. ...

Amplifying Their Voices

Stephanie Schriock | Posted 11.06.2013 | Women
Stephanie Schriock

We can no longer put up with policies that ignore women, or worse, directly harm us. Politicians should not be in the business of legislatively discriminating against women, their health and their families.

This Illustration Explains The Pay Gap Better Than Anything We've Ever Seen

Posted 09.03.2013 | Women

What does the gender wage gap actually look like? This original artwork by Emily Nemens for LeanIn.Org gives us a sobering idea. Nemens, creato...

Celebrate Women's Equality Day - Support Equal Pay Today!

Lenora M. Lapidus | Posted 10.26.2013 | Women
Lenora M. Lapidus

On this Women's Equality Day - the anniversary of the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote - I'm struck by all the ways in which women have ...

WATCH: Amazing Disney Parody Takes On Equal Pay

upworthy.com | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics

This isn't a song you'd expect a Disney princess to be singing, but you'll be glad she is. ...

The Gender Pay Gap: It Affects us All

Susan Bloch | Posted 10.19.2013 | Business
Susan Bloch

Parity is not only a "women's" issue. It affects us all. It makes no sense to penalize women when the benefit of their leadership to organizations and the economy are clear.

WATCH: Disney Princesses For Equal Pay

Posted 08.13.2013 | Women

All women want equal pay -- even Disney princesses. Jenny Joslin and Annette Mia Flores of production company Texpats came up with a hilarious and ...

What Your Manager Fears Most When You Ask for a Raise

Kim Keating | Posted 08.07.2013 | Business
Kim Keating

If you are being underpaid compared to others doing similar work or you could get a higher salary elsewhere, you have a valid argument for requesting an increase.

For Any Working Mom, Child Care Is Essential

Mary Kay Henry | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics
Mary Kay Henry

In California and nationwide, our youngest citizens' futures must be at the top of our agenda. This is not the time to be timid, or deal with it in K-12 proposals and politicking. Later is too late; the research keeps mounting about where we need to put our money and why.

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.

4 Women's Issues That Haven't Changed Since 1911

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 07.17.2013 | Women

Over 100 years ago, radical writer and activist Emma Goldman penned the essay "The Tragedy of Woman's Emancipation." In the piece, which the Atlantic ...

Seneca Falls: 165 Years Later and Still Struggling for Equality

Dina Bakst | Posted 07.18.2013 | New York
Dina Bakst

Despite significant triumphs for women over many decades, the fight for fairness and equality carries on. Discrimination and inequality continue to punish New York women, especially the pregnant women and mothers of our state with the fewest resources.

Declaration of Equality

Lynn Yeakel | Posted 09.01.2013 | Impact
Lynn Yeakel

The Declaration of Sentiments, produced in 1848 at the women's rights convention in Seneca Falls, NY, used the language of the US Declaration of Independence to describe the imbalance of equality between men and women.

Wendy 14, Oops 0 in Texas Governor Race Round One

Brent Budowsky | Posted 09.01.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Texas is now a battleground. The path to blue Texas will not be easy, but the road to get there is clear. Make no mistake, the Texas GOP's war against women will soon become a war against Wendy.