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CNN Reporter Reveals She's Had Gross Encounters With Male Senators Too

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 08.28.2014 | Media

CNN's Dana Bash revealed on Thursday that she has been on the receiving end of some pretty gross comments from male senators during her career as a co...

Gillibrand: Congressmen Called Me 'Fat' After Baby

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics

If there was any question as to whether sexual harassment exists among members of Congress, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) confirmed the answer in a...

#WEmatter and We Demand Change

Laura Reyes | Posted 08.26.2014 | Impact
Laura Reyes

For too long the needs of women and families have been dismissed by our elected officials, as if women, who make up more than 50 percent of the population, are a special interest group seeking special treatment. It is way past time Congress understood that our issues are not an afterthought but are of critical importance.

Not a Symbol, A Breakthrough: 30 Years Since Geraldine

Stephanie Schriock | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics
Stephanie Schriock

Today marks 30 years since Geraldine Ferraro became the first woman to join a major party's presidential ticket. When she joined Vice President Walter Mondale's presidential ticket in 1984, Geraldine Ferraro didn't just make history, she changed the political world for women.

Laura Bassett

Women Senators Propose Bill To Help Working Parents | Laura Bassett | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics

Democratic women senators introduced a bill on Tuesday that aims to make child care less expensive for working parents by expanding the Child and Depe...

Empowering Women With Our Voices and Our Votes

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand | Posted 08.25.2014 | Politics
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

With a record number of female candidates running and with women making up 53 percent of the vote, we were able to elect a record number of women to Congress. My hope is that we can do this once again in 2014. Because this isn't just about numbers -- it's also about policies.

It's Time to Upgrade the Family and Medical Leave Act

Nancy K. Kaufman | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics
Nancy K. Kaufman

The absence of paid leave has left too many workers forced to choose between, for example, caring for a sick parent with cancer or paying the rent -- it's as basic as that.

Waiting on John Kerry: Attacks on LGBT Community Increase 20-Fold as Uganda's Foreign Minister Eyes Top UN Job

Milton Allimadi | Posted 08.03.2014 | Politics
Milton Allimadi

It would be a great travesty and shame to the reputation of the UN, exposing the global body to more public ridicule, if Mr. Kutesa is elected to the Presidency on June 11 when the 193 member nations vote.

Sam Stein

Kirsten Gillibrand And Rand Paul, The Senate's Odd Couple, Team Up Again | Sam Stein | Posted 05.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In today's bitterly divided U.S. Senate, there are at least two lawmakers on opposite ends of the ideological spectrum who have found a ...

Sam Stein

Gillibrand Wants Obama Meeting To Revive Sexual Assault Bill | Sam Stein | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), who spearheaded a ferocious, ultimately unsuccessful public fight to revamp how sexual assault is repo...

Making the Road in New York: A Model for Work-Family Policy Change

Carol Joyner | Posted 07.14.2014 | New York
Carol Joyner

We need a living wage so workers can be effective on the job and at home. We need to close the wage gap so working women and minorities aren't discriminated against and have more money to spend as consumers. And we need paid sick days, which are not only morally right, but are sound fiscal and business policy.

A Mother's Place Is in the House (and Senate)

Barbara Lee | Posted 07.09.2014 | Impact
Barbara Lee

Let's celebrate with the same spirit as the women whose activism sparked the holiday in the first place. Let's celebrate by taking action. Support the women around us. Fight for family-focused public policy. Lift up women in office who are writing these policies, and elect more women like them. A card is nice. Change is better.

College Campus Safety: What Parents and Students Should Know

Avital Zeisler | Posted 06.29.2014 | College
Avital Zeisler

In a letter penned to the Senate Committee Appropriations leaders, Senators Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and McCaskill (D-Miss.) called for an increase in the federal funding required for better investigation and appropriate enforcement of sexual assault laws.

"I Don't Want to Be That Girl": The Story of Why I Don't Tell Stories About Sexual Assault

Terry O'Neill | Posted 06.23.2014 | Women
Terry O'Neill

In the first few weeks, the community really supports the rape victim, but then there is a shift and the rape victim becomes isolated while the community circles around to defend the perpetrator.

Tyler Kingkade

Bipartisan Group Demands More Transparency In College Investigations | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 04.21.2014 | College

In a letter released Monday, a bipartisan group of senators called on the White House task force on college sexual assault to adopt three reforms aime...

Tyler Kingkade

Members Of Congress Are Finally Focused On College Sexual Assault | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 04.16.2014 | College

On Tuesday, Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) announced an "unprecedented," extensive survey sent out to 350 colleges and universities -- public, private ...

Ivy League Administrators Physically Block Anti-Sexual Assault Protest

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 04.08.2014 | College

A student group at Columbia University, a school currently under fire for alleged mishandling of rape reports, claims administrators physically blocke...

Empowering Working Women and Families Means Closing the Wage Gap

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand | Posted 06.08.2014 | Women
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

The reality is, despite making up 51 percent of the population and approximately 47 percent of the workforce, not to mention earning 58.5 percent of all graduate degrees, women still make on average just 77 cents on the dollar as compared to men.

The Invisible War: Sexual Assault in the American Military

Ruth Rosen | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics
Ruth Rosen

Three soldiers gang rape a female soldier. A commanding officer holds down a woman as he threatens her with a charge of adultery -- which would end her military career and send her to prison -- if she tells anyone. This is the "invisible war."

Increasing STEM Education for Our Nation's Women

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand | Posted 05.21.2014 | Women
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

But when it comes to filling the fastest-growing jobs in our economy in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), women do not come close. In fact, the latest census found that only 26 percent of STEM workers in the United States were women, meaning a full 74 percent of all STEM jobs are filled by men.

Congress To Continue Debate Over Military Sexual Assault Legislation

AP | RICHARD LARDNER | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The tumult over how to stop sexual assaults in the U.S. military is a long way from over as Congress grapples to find legislative ...

Friday Talking Points -- CPAC Follies and More

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Ukraine erupted in crisis during the past week, as Russia's Vladimir Putin essentially grabbed Crimea in his own hissy fit. President Obama, of course, has very limited options for dealing with Russia.

Laura Bassett

Military Sexual Assault Cases To Remain Within The Chain Of Command | Laura Bassett | Posted 03.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Following a months-long, emotionally-charged showdown between Democratic Sens. Claire McCaskill (Mo.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.) over...

Military Sexual Assault Bill Headed For Senate Vote

Posted 03.06.2014 | Politics

By RICHARD LARDNER, The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation to curb sexual assaults in the military by stripping senior commanders of ...

Reese Witherspoon: Women Are 'Grossly Underrepresented' In Politics

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics

Actress and producer Reese Witherspoon is putting the focus on women ahead of the 2014 elections. HuffPost's Sasha Bronner spoke with Witherspoon a...