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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.

Women Want Equality, Not Parity

Hadley Heath | Posted 08.19.2013 | Women
Hadley Heath

It's limited resources, not gender, that typically holds us back from getting what we want, whether it's a corner office in the C-Suite, an additional shift at Wendy's or an extra week of vacation each summer.

Dem Rep: 'However Inarticulate, I Think Miss Utah Was On To Something'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics

While speaking on the House of Representatives floor Tuesday during debate on the 20-week abortion ban, Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wis.) said Miss Utah Marisa...

Laura Bassett

The New Women's Issues: Minimum Wage, Sick Leave

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics

Two years ago, a spat between President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) over Planned Parenthood funding sparked a national debate about ...

Amanda Terkel

Rick Perry Vetoes Texas Equal Pay Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) has vetoed a bill meant to prevent wage discrimination against women. An aide to state Rep. Senfronia Thom...

The Women's Equality Act: A No Brainer for New York

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 08.12.2013 | New York
Taina Bien-Aime

The legislation is testament that we cannot parse out women's rights, drop by drop. It is recognition that if New York doesn't legislate against discrimination, it in effect condones inequality.

Happy 50th Birthday, Equal Pay Act!

Lenora M. Lapidus | Posted 08.11.2013 | Politics
Lenora M. Lapidus

June 10th is the 50th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act. On June 10, 1963, Congress enacted the first law to require employers to pay women the same sa...

How Long Will Equal Pay Take to Achieve?

Kate Michelman | Posted 08.10.2013 | Politics
Kate Michelman

The underlying cause of the wage gap is sex discrimination, plain and simple. Employers pay women less than men.

On 50th Anniversary of the Equal Pay Act, We Must Make Equal Pay for Equal Work a Reality

Sen. Tom Harkin | Posted 08.10.2013 | Politics
Sen. Tom Harkin

Fifty years ago today, Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act, enshrining in law the principle that a worker should be compensated based not on gender, but on his or her performance. Five decades later, much work remains as we strive to translate this noble principle into practice.

Obama Observes Big Anniversary

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 08.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama says that 50 years after enactment of the Equal Pay Act, the nation still faces gender wage disparities that must...

Shining a Light on the Wage Gap

Heidi Hartmann | Posted 08.10.2013 | Politics
Heidi Hartmann

In an age where women in the United States are almost half the workforce, are more likely to gain higher levels of education than men, and increasingly are the main or co-breadwinner in families, we cannot wait for another 44 years for the gender wage gap to be finally relegated to the history books.

50 Years Later, Fulfilling the Promise of Equal Pay

Deborah J. Vagins | Posted 08.10.2013 | Women
Deborah J. Vagins

My mother has been my motivation in many ways, and I work for women's rights in large part because of her. In the 50 years since the enactment of the Equal Pay Act, a lot has changed for women in the workforce.

50 Years, 50 Governors: Are You Listening?

Noreen Farrell | Posted 08.10.2013 | Politics
Noreen Farrell

Today, on the fiftieth anniversary of the Equal Pay Act, we launch the Equal Pay Today Platform, calling for state and national actions to end the practices which are contributing to the gender wage gap.

American Woman Becomes Highest-Paid Exec In Britain

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.10.2013 | Business

An American female executive has finally risen to the top of one nation's pay ranks. Burberry CEO and Indiana native, Angela Ahrendts, is now the ...

The "Unconscionable Practice"

Page Gardner | Posted 08.06.2013 | Women
Page Gardner

When President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act into law 50 years ago this coming Monday, a gallon of gas cost 25 cents. A newfangled gizmo ha...

Unequal Pay - 50 Years and Getting Worse

Martha Burk | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics
Martha Burk

Let's raise a glass to celebrate the 50th birthday of the Equal Pay Act, but not too high. If things don't change, we're on the road to a permanent (mostly female) underclass. We still have a lot of work to do.

50 Years After the Equal Pay Act, Women Are Still Fighting for Equality

Linda Meric | Posted 08.03.2013 | Politics
Linda Meric

The hard truth is that, 50 years after the passage of the Equal Pay Act, pay discrimination is a real and persistent problem that continues to shortchange American women and their families.

Pass Women's Equality Agenda Now!

Joelle Wyser-Pratte | Posted 07.31.2013 | New York
Joelle Wyser-Pratte

While politicians -- disproportionately, overwhelmingly men -- continue to squabble over issues that they haven't experienced and don't understand, the ability for women to empower themselves continues to hang in the balance.

Equal Pay for Women Translates Into a Bigger Paycheck for Families

Madeleine M. Kunin | Posted 07.22.2013 | Politics
Madeleine M. Kunin

Vermont, once again, is leading the country. A similar bill, called the Paycheck Fairness Act, is languishing in the Congress. How did we do it in Vermont? We worked together.