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Mitt Romney: Undecided Candidate for Undecided President

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 01.04.2013 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

Dear undecided voter: If you are looking for a candidate who you can relate to, Mitt Romney is undoubtedly your man. Why? Because, like yourselves, he just cannot make up his mind.

For Moderately-Conservative Friends and Family at the 11th Hour

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Soraya Chemaly

What could I say to my conservative father, at this 11th hour that might make him understand why I think Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are not just terrible options, but genuinely dangerous to me and his grandchildren?

Martha McSally: The Anti-Feminist

Pamela Powers Hannley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Pamela Powers Hannley

Republican Congressional candidate Col. Martha McSally says she has been "fighting for women's rights and women's equality [her] whole life." McSally...

Ask Candidates How They Will Vote on Equal Pay Bills -- Tribute to Lilly Ledbetter: Crusader for Women's Equal Pay

Beverly Wettenstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Beverly Wettenstein

Why isn't every candidate -- from presidential, to congressional, state and local officials -- asked how they will vote on equal pay legislation for women? Equal pay for women is a family and community economic stimulus factor, not just a women's issue.

Why It's Not 'The End of Men'

Joan Williams | Posted 12.31.2012 | Women
Joan Williams

As long as a college diploma is worth more in a young man's hand, gender equality remains beyond our reach -- and no amount of happy-talk will change that.

Woo What Women?

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 12.30.2012 | Politics
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

With the election looming, we decided to write this one together. Call it our endorsement.

Until Women Are Equal, Who Should Pay for First Dates?

Elizabeth Tannen | Posted 12.26.2012 | Women
Elizabeth Tannen

If we're stuck, for now at least, with some measure of inequality, then shouldn't we expect some disparity in courtship roles? Shouldn't it be OK, in other words, that I want a guy I'm dating to buy me a meal?

SugarSync CEO: Stereotypes Are a Problem -- Women Need to Raise Their Hands More

Dr. Sasha Galbraith | Posted 12.25.2012 | Business
Dr. Sasha Galbraith

SugarSync CEO Laura Yecies doesn't buy into the notion of generalizations or stereotypes. But what, then, is holding women back from attaining CEO positions?

Laura Bassett

Economists: Closing Gender Wage Gap Would Create 'Huge' Economic Stimulus

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics

When 24-year-old preschool teacher Katherine Fenton stood up at the second presidential debate and asked the candidates what they planned to do about ...

Barriers to Women's Equality Obscured by Binder Jokes

Anika Rahman | Posted 12.22.2012 | Women
Anika Rahman

Once the binder moment has passed, what will remain is the urgent need for a cultural shift toward a less-gendered society

Binders Full of Green Jobs

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins | Posted 12.22.2012 | Green
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

When support green job training programs, we're not just investing in America's women. We're investing in their kids, their partners, their parents, and their neighbors. We're building a stronger, more resilient, healthier country for us all.

GOP Gov. Nominee On Equal Pay: Government Shouldn't 'Micromanage'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics

The equal pay debate entered New Hampshire's gubernatorial race Monday when Republican candidate Ovide Lamontagne discussed his views on the issue, in...

GOP Gov. Nominee On Equal Pay: Government Shouldn't 'Micromanage'

ThinkProgress | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics

The Republican nominee for governor in New Hampshire isn’t sure whether or not existing law in his state forbids pay discrimination, but he’s pret...

'If' Only Romney Understood Women

Joan Fitz-Gerald | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Joan Fitz-Gerald

Romney's answer about equality in the work force began, "if you are going to have women in the workforce, you need to be more flexible." The "if" says a lot about his inability to accept the fact that most women are working outside the home.

Friday Talking Points -- Snappy Women Label Needed

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I had planned to dissect Obama's debate performance today, and highlight the best parts of it, but then I noticed the speech Obama gave this morning, in which he hit the same points even harder.

Let My Daughter Roughhouse

Lyz Lenz | Posted 12.19.2012 | Parents
Lyz Lenz

I can't stop people from telling their children that girls don't run, yell, punch or get rowdy. But I wish I could.

The Difference Between Equity and Binders Full of Anybody

Rinku Sen | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics
Rinku Sen

Diversity is about variety, getting bodies with different genders and colors into the room. Equity is about how those bodies get in the door and what they are able to do in their posts.

Women, Ohio and the Clintons Will Make the Difference for Democrats

Brent Budowsky | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

If you believe certain Republicans who have anointed Mitt Romney as the next president, I have a binder full of reasons they are wrong.

GOP Plans for Women? Empty Binders

Stephanie Schriock | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics
Stephanie Schriock

Watch the debates and learn more about EMILY's List's incredible pro-choice Democratic women. Because when you listen to what they have to say about things like healthcare access, equal pay, and economic security, your choice at the ballot box will be an easy one.

Why My Vagina Is Voting for Barack Obama

Hayley Krischer | Posted 12.19.2012 | Women
Hayley Krischer

Let's break it down to see if Mitt Romney can get your vote in the women's department over President Obama.

Want to Get Past Romney's Lies About Women's Rights? Look to the Supreme Court

Michael Keegan | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics
Michael Keegan

Romney's dangerous agenda, whatever it is, would last for four years. His right-wing Supreme Court could last for forty years. That's a scary thought for anyone who cares about the rights of women.

Binders Full of Women Come Up Empty

Linda Meric | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics
Linda Meric

We need to know how candidates plan to level the playing field to ensure equal pay for equal work. Because women deserve to be paid fairly, and when they are, their families and the economy will win.

In Defense of Katherine Fenton

Zach Stafford | Posted 10.18.2012 | Politics
Zach Stafford

Where is the 'study' of the other people that asked questions to the candidates? Where is the publishing of their social media accounts? Where are the articles insinuating that they drink too much and that they should be shamed for asking a question that affects more than 50% of America?

Dear Pre-Modern Mitt...

Richard V. Reeves | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics
Richard V. Reeves

I hope you will forgive this public entreaty. This is my application for the role of White House chief of staff in the event that you win in November.

Lilly Ledbetter and the High Court

Simon Lazarus | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics
Simon Lazarus

The Ledbetter case is not simply a story of how women are denied equal pay -- though it is certainly powerful on that front -- it is also a template for strategic action by progressives in fighting over the courts that could and should be scaled up and broadly deployed.