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Think the Wage Gap Is a Myth? Ask Your Doctor

Debra L. Ness | Posted 08.14.2012 | Women
Debra L. Ness

A man and his son were in a car accident. Both were taken to the hospital and the boy was rushed into surgery. The surgeon said, "I can't operate on this boy; he's my son." How is this possible?

Pay Equity

Gloria Romero Roses | Posted 08.14.2012 | Miami
Gloria Romero Roses

Gender equality in the workforce isn't just about benefiting the women who would receive the wages they deserve, but about benefiting our economy as a whole by providing the kind of skilled, sought after workers that we need to grow.

Company Not Afraid To Tell Employees How Much Everyone Makes

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 06.09.2012 | Business

Ever wondered what your co-workers make? Employees at one Colorado company don’t have to guess. They know. Boulder-based Namasté Solar, a Solar ...

Do Women Really Deserve to Be Paid the Same As Men?

Dean Obeidallah | Posted 08.06.2012 | Politics
Dean Obeidallah

What do you think the pay would be for two people working in the same workplace, doing the same job for the same length of time? If your answer was "the same," odds are you would be wrong if one of those two employees was a woman.

My 5-Year-Old Gets It, Why Doesn't Congress?

Wendy Fontaine | Posted 08.06.2012 | Parents
Wendy Fontaine

How much longer must we wait before Congress realizes what my daughter has already figured out -- that boys and girls deserve the same number of pennies?

Senate Minority Block Equal Pay for Women

Marcia D. Greenberger | Posted 08.05.2012 | Women
Marcia D. Greenberger

Making the equal pay laws truly work should not be up for debate. Every woman in the country should expect -- and demand -- no less.

Paycheck Fairness Act: a Popular Remedy to a Real Problem

Margie Omero | Posted 08.05.2012 | Politics
Margie Omero

Debate over Paycheck Fairness heats up in the Senate today. But as with many other women's issues, it's far more controversial with Washington politicians than with voters.

Laura Bassett

GOP: Women's Issues Debate Is A Distraction (SLIDESHOW) | Laura Bassett | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics

Eric Fehrnstrom, senior campaign adviser for Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, turned heads on Sunday when he said that women's issues, suc...

Obama, Dems Pushing Key Measure

Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics

By LAURIE KELLMAN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and his allies in the Senate pushed Tuesday for a bill that calls for...

The Paycheck Fairness Act Vote Happens Today: So What Is It?

The Levo League | Posted 08.05.2012 | Women
The Levo League

The Paycheck Fairness Act makes it harder for employers to prevent employees from discussing their wages amongst themselves.

Jennifer Bendery

Romney Again Ducks Equal Pay Questions | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney still won't say whether he supports a Senate bill to ensure equal pay for women, despite f...

The Paycheck Fairness Act: It's Time to Stop the Catch 22

Deborah J. Vagins | Posted 08.04.2012 | Politics
Deborah J. Vagins

The Paycheck Fairness Act would put an end to pay secrecy policies by prohibiting retaliation against employees who inquire about their employers' wage practices or disclose their own pay to colleagues.

Time to Pass the Paycheck Fairness Act and Support Equal Pay for Equal Work

Senator Barbara A. Mikulski | Posted 08.04.2012 | Politics
Senator Barbara A. Mikulski

American women are mad as hell, and we're not going to take it anymore. It's time to close the loopholes, level the playing field and end the outrageous cost of being a woman. It's time to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act and once and for all have equal pay for equal work.

Fighting Discrimination, Giving Women -- and All Workers -- a Fair Shake

Debra L. Ness | Posted 08.04.2012 | Politics
Debra L. Ness

It's time for all members of Congress to get past the baseless excuses, partisan talking points and rhetoric about valuing families and instead vote for common sense policies that would truly help. The Senate has that chance with the Paycheck Fairness Act.

The Paycheck Fairness Act: A Step in the Right Direction

Sarah Damaske | Posted 08.04.2012 | Business
Sarah Damaske

In 1963, the average full-time, year-round female worker earned made approximately 59 cents for every dollar an average full-time, year-round male worker. By 1996, the difference was 73.8 cents to the dollar. But today, the difference is about 77.4 cents. Not a terribly huge improvement.

The G(irls)20 Summit: The Next Steps Forward

Megumi Yamamoto | Posted 07.31.2012 | Impact
Megumi Yamamoto

I am proud to say with confidence that I am one of the many advocates for the 3.5 billion girls and women across the globe. How about you?

Cancer Survivors Facing Widespread Employment Discrimination In Japan

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 05.15.2012 | Business

Struggling with a cancer diagnosis is difficult enough. But for many, that's only the start. Japanese employers have discriminated heavily against...

Continuing the Commitment to Working Mothers and Families

Debra L. Ness | Posted 07.13.2012 | Women
Debra L. Ness

The sad truth is that becoming a mother in this country too often means the loss of a job and/or the beginning of financial hardship.

The Promise of Economic Security for Our Mothers

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand | Posted 07.12.2012 | Women
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

As we all know, there is no harder, or more rewarding job, than being a Mom. But for so many mothers who work outside of the home, it's made even harder by the lack of equal pay for women in our country.

Candidates' Extreme Views On 'War' Have 'Woken A Sleeping Giant'

AP | PAULINE ARRILLAGA | Posted 05.12.2012 | Politics

DENVER -- Wanda Ramey stood on the University of Colorado campus, cane in one hand, "Close The Pay Gap" sign in the other. The rally for equal pay amo...

2012 or 1963?

Deborah J. Vagins | Posted 07.02.2012 | Women
Deborah J. Vagins

I find it surprising that, in 2012, presidential candidates and pundits are debating issues so central -- and so seemingly settled -- to women's equality.

WATCH: Maddow Doubles Down

Posted 05.01.2012 | Media

Rachel Maddow spent a considerable amount of time on her Monday show defending her argument that men get paid more than woman. Maddow, who appeared...

Women are Wimps

Morra Aarons-Mele | Posted 06.30.2012 | Politics
Morra Aarons-Mele

Is the GOP saying that women should expect to earn less because they default to parenting over work? Is this the party line? Because I know a lot of pretty ambitious Republican women who would disagree.

Amanda Terkel

Scott Walker Pressed For Answers On Wisconsin Equal Pay Repeal | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Three female Democratic leaders in Wisconsin are demanding an explanation from Gov. Scott Walker (R) of why he repealed a law that made ...

Draft Hillary for 2016 Bid

Brent Budowsky | Posted 06.19.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Re-elect Barack Obama in 2012 and draft Hillary Clinton for 2016 to achieve an era of reform and realignment that will powerfully change history.