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Gender Pay Gap

Want To Fix Social Security? Start With Giving Women Equal Pay

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 07.17.2014 | Business

Closing the gender pay gap would do more than just help working women: It could also help shore up the nation’s finances, a new study suggests. ...

The (Other) War on Women

Duncan Hosie | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics
Duncan Hosie

John Milton, the great English poet, once pondered, "For what can war, but endless war, still breed?" The answer: flawed Supreme Court decisions, countless email fundraising solicitations, and a surge of new attack ads. The "war on women" is back.

At This Rate, Women Won't Make As Much As Men For At Least 75 Years

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 07.15.2014 | Business

Working women likely won’t have pay equality with men in their lifetimes. Neither will their daughters. That’s one of the many depressing find...

Marina Fang

The White House's Gender Pay Disparities Have Barely Changed In 20 Years

HuffingtonPost.com | Marina Fang | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wage and hiring disparities between men and women appear to be bipartisan problems that aren't really improving. The gender pay gap ...

Valerie Jarrett Blasts 'Ridiculous' Women's Pay Inequality

HuffPost Live | Posted 06.24.2014 | Women

Valerie Jarrett is sick of the "ridiculous" gap between men's and women's salaries, and she told HuffPost Live that now is time for a change more than...

If Women Want Better Pay, They Should Support Unions

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 06.23.2014 | Business

The decline of unions has been bad for all workers hoping to join the middle class, but it has been especially terrible for women trying to keep up wi...

How Much Am I Worth?

Kim Keating | Posted 06.20.2014 | Women
Kim Keating

Sure, there are tables and stats and mountains of compensation data to draw upon. But really knowing your worth starts on the inside. If you don't believe you are worthy, how effective can you really be at negotiating for yourself?

Speak Up -- They Just Might Hear You

Jamie Silverman | Posted 06.17.2014 | Women
Jamie Silverman

I wonder if when women are perceived as being aggressive, it's really just because we're trying to get credit where credit is due. When we're supposedly aggressive while dating, it's because we want to go after what we think we deserve. Is it so bad to try to level the playing field?

Jillian Berman

Women In Sales Jobs Have To Work 103 Extra Days Per Year To Make As Much As Men

HuffingtonPost.com | Jillian Berman | Posted 06.02.2014 | Business

An industry that’s one of the largest employers of women and one of the fastest job creators in the country also has a huge pay gap. The average...

Laura Bassett

Pelosi Will Hit The Road To Rally Single Women Voters

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics

The fate of the Democrats in November's midterm elections will depend heavily on voter turnout -- particularly among unmarried women, who are historic...

Female 'A+' Students End Up Making As Much as Male 'C' Students

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 05.23.2014 | Business

If you want to make more money, it helps to do well in school, but it helps even more to be a white man. The better your grades in high school, th...

Editors, Earnings and Equality: Getting Down to the Root of the Jill Abramson Debate

Kim Keating | Posted 07.15.2014 | Women
Kim Keating

Abramson is not the first woman to be faced with this situation, nor will she be the last. In all of this media chaos surrounding this issue, it's essential to remember that being paid fairly is not the necessarily being paid equally.

The New York Times Knows How to Tell the Difference Between a Male Editor and a Female Editor

BJ Gallagher | Posted 07.15.2014 | Business
BJ Gallagher

He's focused and ambitious; she's intense and driven. He stands on principle; she's inflexible.

Reshaping What We Think About the Gender Pay Gap

Anastasia T Hou | Posted 07.10.2014 | Business
Anastasia T Hou

The convergence of human capital differences between men and women suggests that there must be another explanation for the remaining gender pay gap.

Male Doctors Earn 88 Percent More Through Medicare, New Study Shows

Napala Pratini | Posted 07.06.2014 | Business
Napala Pratini

While most of the gender differences are explained by gender differences in practicing medicine, the study highlights a larger issue.

Patronizing Paychecks

Will Durst | Posted 07.03.2014 | Comedy
Will Durst

Yeah. Easy to see how paying ladies the same wages as gentlemen could be considered condescending. Just like the 19th Amendment giving women the vote was obviously patronizing. And granting women control of their own bodies would be exceedingly supercilious.

Congratulations, Graduates! Equal Pay Is Already Out Of Your Reach

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 05.01.2014 | Business

When it comes to equal pay, women are at a disadvantage to men from the minute they start working -- even when they have the same education. The a...

GOP Lawmaker Says Women Don't Deserve Equal Pay Because They're Lazier

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 04.25.2014 | Politics

New Hampshire state Rep. Will Infantine (R) explained that the pay gap between men and women stems from the fact that men work harder, take riskier jo...

Equal Pay for Equal Work: A Response to Phyllis Schlafly

Jess Carbino | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics
Jess Carbino

Schlafly's suggestion that women should make less than their male counterparts demonstrates not only that she is still living in the 1950s, but completely out of touch with the demographic and social realities facing American women and families.

Gender Inequality in the Labor Market: Don't Call It a Wage Gap

Katie Bardaro | Posted 06.15.2014 | Politics
Katie Bardaro

When President Obama announced the Paycheck Fairness Act on Equal Pay Day this week, we applauded his efforts to address the so-called "gender wage gap" but, from a data point of view, mourn the fact that he, like many others before him, is building his case around a flawed number.

Conservative Activist Claims Women Paid The Same As Men Won't Find Husbands

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics

Days after Senate Republicans unanimously blocked a vote on the Paycheck Fairness Act, Phyllis Schlafly, founder of "pro-family" organization Eagle Fo...

Equal Pay for Equal Work a No-Brainer, Right?

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 06.15.2014 | Politics
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Last Wednesday, Senate Republicans blocked -- for the third time -- the Paycheck Fairness Act, a bill proposing to close the pay gap between men and women. The goal of the bill -- the attainment of equal pay for equal work -- seems like a no-brainer, right? Women with the same job, and same qualifications, as men deserve to be paid the same. They do not deserve to be discriminated against in salary on the basis of gender. Seems obvious. And yet not a single Republican voted in favor of the Act, and many Americans no longer know what to think, either. The problem is that the message has been greatly muddled, twisted, and usurped, mostly for political gain.

A Woman's Worth: Asking For a Raise From Beginning to End

Kim Keating | Posted 06.11.2014 | Women
Kim Keating

While much has been researched and written over the years about America's gender pay gap, I want to instead discuss how you can act if you learn that you are, in fact, being paid less than your male colleague at work.

Obama Chides Republicans For Blocking Equal Pay Bill

AP | Josh Lederman | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics

HOUSTON (AP) — Denouncing the current Congress as the least productive in modern history, President Barack Obama chided Republicans on Wednesday for...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Top Democrat Says Gender Pay Gap Is Worth Being 'Emotional' About

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) ripped apart the stereotype that women are "too emotional" on Wednesday, moments after Senate Republicans ...