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Equal Pay

A Woman's Workplace Revolution

K. Sujata | Posted 06.09.2013 | Chicago
K. Sujata

A true "workplace revolution" has very different meanings for Chicago's women but two things remain constant: women want equal pay and a minimum wage that is not stuck in the dark ages.

How to Tackle Your Gender Wage Gap

Kate McGuinness | Posted 06.09.2013 | Women
Kate McGuinness

This year, Equal Pay Day falls on April 9. The date symbolically marks the number of extra days, on average, women would have to work in 2013 to earn as much as men did in 2012. Think about that when your alarm clock rings tomorrow. The same amount!

18 More Cents... in 50 Years

Deborah J. Vagins | Posted 06.09.2013 | Women
Deborah J. Vagins

On this Equal Pay Day, we must urge Congress to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act, which provides a much-needed update to the Equal Pay Act -- a law that has not been able to achieve its promise of closing the wage gap because of limited enforcement tools and inadequate remedies.

LOOK: The Cities With The Largest Wage Gaps

The Huffington Post | Christina Huffington | Posted 04.09.2013 | Women

In the metropolitan area with the worst discrepancy, women make an average of 73 cents for every dollar paid to men.

Equal Pay Day: Fairness for America's Women

Sen. Tom Harkin | Posted 06.09.2013 | Politics
Sen. Tom Harkin

Today, we recognize the progress we have made toward pay equality -- but too many women are still underpaid for the same or nearly the same work as men do.

We Need to Fight for Equal Pay, Today and Everyday

Laura Reyes | Posted 06.09.2013 | Politics
Laura Reyes

Equal Pay Day is held on a different date each year, on whatever day represents how far into the year a woman must work to earn the same pay as a man earned, on average, in the previous year.

Equal Pay -- Only 45 Years to Go!

Martha Burk | Posted 06.08.2013 | Politics
Martha Burk

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Equal Pay Act of 1963, but women are still way behind men in earnings.

Pay Equity Is Every Worker's Right

Gregory Floyd | Posted 06.02.2013 | Politics
Gregory Floyd

Unions fight for better pay, wages and pensions that guarantee workers dignity in retirement. We do this because the Labor Movement, at its heart, is about fairness.

The Gender Pay Gap Is Bad But Worse for Women of Color

Debbie Hines | Posted 05.12.2013 | Black Voices
Debbie Hines

A recent Time article titled "The Pay Gap Is Not as Bad as You (and Sheryl Sandberg) Think" suggests that women are either somehow at fault or to blame for earning less than a male for the same job with the same skills, citing that women make poor career choices.

The Parable of the Prodigal Son: Which Character Are You?

Rev. Daniel C. Kostakis | Posted 05.10.2013 | Religion
Rev. Daniel C. Kostakis

Every person we see is a child of God and destined to be in communion with the Divine, embrace by God's arms which are truly ours. Embrace a Prodigal today!

Why I Love Women

Kane Sarhan | Posted 05.08.2013 | Women
Kane Sarhan

As a man, I think I have a responsibility to be a part of a solution to achieving gender equality, and can think of three very easy ways any man can make a difference.

Minimum Wage Is a Women's Issue

Latifa Lyles | Posted 05.08.2013 | Business
Latifa Lyles

We are inspired every day by the strength and dignity of women who work so hard to make lives better for others. Even in the face of enormous adversity, they refuse to give up. And we refuse to give up on them.

The Recovery Is Hurting Women

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 03.07.2013 | Business

The economy may be recovering, but it’s leaving women behind. The pay gap between male and female workers widened last year for the first time s...

Why Women Must Lean In and Push Back

Maria Shriver | Posted 05.07.2013 | Women
Maria Shriver

I hope that as we continue this conversation, we do so with the understanding that no one woman's experience is the same, that we all have different choices to make, and that we all have something vitally important to bring to the table.

Why Do Women Make Less Than Men? From Gloria Steinem (WATCH)

Posted 08.14.2013 | MarloThomas

Women earn less money than men do for performing the same job. Feminist Gloria Steinem stopped by Mondays With Marlo to discuss why this is still happ...

You've Come a Long Way, Baby (Or Have You?)

Ruth Rosen | Posted 04.23.2013 | Politics
Ruth Rosen

These days it may be hard for some to believe, but before the women's movement burst on the scene in the late 1960s, newspapers published ads for jobs on different pages, segregated by gender.

Here We Go Again: The Long (and Frustrating) Journey of Equal Pay for Women

Marlo Thomas | Posted 04.23.2013 | MarloThomas
Marlo Thomas

Let's play a little game. Let's say you're a hard-working working woman. Suddenly, someone walks up to you and hands you a $10,000 check. Well, the truth is, if you're a working woman in America today, you actually did earn that money. It's just that no one ever gave it to you.

In Defense of 'Angry Women'

Carey Purcell | Posted 04.08.2013 | Women
Carey Purcell

The philosopher Aristotle once said, "We praise a man who feels angry on the right grounds and against the right persons and also in the right matter at the right moment and for the right length of time." But what about a woman who feels angry?

Would Betty Friedan Be Celebrating?

Gabrielle Burton | Posted 04.06.2013 | Women
Gabrielle Burton

Sooner than I ever imagined. The something that comes cannonballin' out of the sky when you get older is that you wake up one day and things that were just your experiences, your memories, your life, have become history. It's a surreal feeling.

WATCH: Lilly Ledbetter: Why The Wage Gap Is 'Even Worse' Today

Posted 02.01.2013 | Women

According to the U.S. Census Bureau data, women are making 77 cents for every dollar that men make with the gap even larger for African American and L...

My Name Is Katie and I Am a Feminist

Katie Groke Ellis | Posted 03.05.2013 | Women
Katie Groke Ellis

Whether I am on the soccer field with my teammates or in the board room with colleagues, we know we are there for a common goal and it is inspiring. Every day, I am in awe of the women around me. Young or old, I learn from every single woman in my life on a daily basis.

Iowa Court Blames Woman for Man's Lustful Desires

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Though females stand as the numerical majority in the United States and many countries throughout the world, we must not confuse majority in terms of numbers with dominance in terms of social power.

WATCH: New Zealand's Powerful New Equal Pay Ad Campaign

Nina Bahadur | Posted 12.13.2012 | Women

Imagine a world where men are charged 10 percent more than women to park their cars just because they have penises. Sounds like gender discrimination,...

A Holiday Message for Obama

Susan Bulkeley Butler | Posted 02.05.2013 | Women
Susan Bulkeley Butler

In 1961, Jacqueline Kennedy began the tradition of selecting a theme for the official White House Christmas tree. John F. Kennedy, meanwhile, started something else during that holiday season: On Dec. 14, he established the President's Commission on the Status of Women.

6 Ways Elizabeth Warren May Affect Your Personal Finances

LearnVest | Posted 02.02.2013 | Women
LearnVest

It's clear that Warren is ready to make some big changes in Washington. So what exactly is on her mind? These six things are likely to be on her agenda -- and they're likely to affect your wallet.