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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.

Romney's Empty Binder

Janet Ritz | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics
Janet Ritz

Romney's "binders full of women" lie, as fun as it is on the campaign trail and as an Internet meme, is an empty binder Romney used to cut into the president's support among undecided women.

The Rise of the Binders

Carolita Johnson | Posted 12.18.2012 | Comedy
Carolita Johnson

No better way to bind women together than to patronize them, Mitt. ...

Women, Romney and Equal Pay

Kristen Houghton | Posted 12.17.2012 | Women
Kristen Houghton

When President Barack Obama was telling the story of his grandmother, a woman who became a bank vice president but could go no further because of the glass ceiling, he was telling the story of my own mother.

In Debate, Romney Teases on Workplace Flexibility

Morra Aarons-Mele | Posted 12.17.2012 | Business
Morra Aarons-Mele

Cracking the glass ceiling isn't just about making sure women have opportunities to work and receive equal pay and fair treatment, it's about women and men taking on equal responsibilities in all areas of life.

A Binder Full of Memes

Alex Palombo | Posted 12.17.2012 | Media
Alex Palombo

As long as there are people with Photoshop skills, social media know-how and a twisted sense of humor, there will be political memes. And thank God -- sometimes it takes a picture of school supplies full of women to make you think about the issues.

'Binders Full Of Women' Won't Solve Pay Inequality

Slate XX | Posted 10.17.2012 | Women

After two debates with almost no mention of women—even the abortion question in the vice presidential debate framed the issue as one of men's person...

Romney: Turning Back the Clock on Equal Pay

Janine Balekdjian | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Janine Balekdjian

Mitt Romney apparently thinks that the gender pay gap is due to the fact that women can't possibly compete in the labor market because they're constantly rushing home to take care of babies and cook for the children. Therefore, women simply can't be as productive as men.

Amanda Terkel

Todd Akin Opposed To Minimum Wage, Equal Pay Laws

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.09.2012 | Politics

Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) isn't philosophically opposed to businesses paying men and women the same wages -- he just doesn't want the government to make ...

The Missing Majority: Domestic Policy Through a Woman-less Lens

Riane Eisler | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics
Riane Eisler

Women are 52 percent of the U.S. population. But not once did either Obama or Romney even give a nod in their direction for the hour and a half they debated U.S. domestic policy. This woman-less lens is not only disastrous for women, but for us all.

Women Must Vote Their Values in 2012

Cynthia Dill | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics
Cynthia Dill

As women, we know how fragile our economic security is. And now, thanks to the right-wing Republican Party agenda, we know what it is like to see our personal freedoms come under fierce attack. We must be vigilant to what is happening to women in America.

The Changing View From Mount Olympus

Kathie Lingle | Posted 12.02.2012 | Politics
Kathie Lingle

Throughout the months-long energetic debate about how, why and whether women can have it all, my interest has been piqued by something important that women are undeniably getting more of - Olympic medals.

Akin: Employers Should Be Allowed To Pay Women Less Than Men Because Of 'Freedom'

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 10.01.2012 | Business

Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.), the Senate candidate that drew criticism in August after making the inaccurate claim that the victims of "legitimate rape" can...

52 Reasons to Vote for Obama: #23, Equal Pay for Women

Bernard Whitman | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics
Bernard Whitman

Nine days after Barack Obama was sworn into office, he signed his first bill into law, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, as a direct response to a May 2007 Supreme Court ruling that made it harder for employees to file pay discriminations claims.

Republicans Think Women Are Great

Lloyd Garver | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics
Lloyd Garver

If they are so special to the point that, as Ann Romney said, "women hold the country together," why can't they be trusted to make their own decisions about their bodies?

A Labor Day Conversation With Hilda Solis

Martha Burk | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics
Martha Burk

Unemployment is stuck above 8 percent, and many of the jobs that have come back are lower level than the ones lost. But Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, the first Latina to hold that post, is optimistic.

Mitt Romney and the Temple of Womb

Karl Frisch | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics
Karl Frisch

"America's Comeback Team" of Romney/Ryan will come back for women's choice, women's health and women's pay, and they will not stop until all of the progress made in the fight for women's equality over the past 50 years has been erased.

Squawking Points: The War on Women Goes Stupid

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

It's not so much the right-wingers' war on women that pisses me off -- it's the fact that they think we're dumb enough to buy their talking points.

Jon Ward

Election 2012: The War Over Women Voters Heats Up In Ohio

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 07.25.2012 | Politics

COLUMBUS, Ohio -– The war over women is on. The Obama and Romney campaigns both reached out Tuesday to women voters, the key voter demographic th...