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Year of the Woman?

Amanda Andere | Posted 11.18.2014 | Women
Amanda Andere

I was 12 years old during the historic Year of the Woman in 1992. I remember the sense of hopefulness my Mom and her feminist friends had as they talked about the possibilities for discussion, action and policy around women's equality.

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 ...

Thoughts on the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 09.01.2014 | Politics
Abraham H. Foxman

Dr. King famously said, "The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice." The Civil Rights Act changed the face of the nation, bending the arc sharply on July 2, 1964. But much work remains. On the 50-year anniversary of its passage, let us rededicate ourselves to the task of building a fairer, more just society.

4 Must-Know Facts About Clinton Wealth

Hal Donahue | Posted 08.29.2014 | Politics
Hal Donahue

Recent attacks from the right wing on the success of Bill and Hillary Clinton since leaving the White House are absurd. If Republicans are looking for someone who is out of touch and does not reflect middle-class values at heart, they only need to look in the mirror.

Top Dem Reveals Staggering Amount Women Lose Due To The Gender Pay Gap

The Huffington Post | Natasha Bach | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics

Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) discussed the implications of the gender pay gap on HuffPost Live Monday, saying...

So Done With Unequal Pay! #NoMoreMadMenPay

Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner | Posted 06.08.2014 | Politics
Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner

Confession: I grew up believing that women had mostly achieved equality in the workplace and the world. But when my first child was born, I quickly learned that I was mistaken. For too many, motherhood is a barrier to equality, to pay, and to economic security.

What Is the Wage Gap Costing You Every Day?

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 06.08.2014 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

Women choose to win lower wages just as much as they choose their gender, ethnicity or race. Making the assertion that the wage gap is somehow women's fault is not only sexist, it's racist too.

9 Pivotal Victories That Quietly Changed Women's History

The Huffington Post | Amanda Duberman | Posted 03.27.2014 | Women

The last century of women's rights victories has a familiar highlight reel with women gaining the right to vote, access to birth control and abortion,...

Paul: Bill Clinton Is A 'Serial Philanderer'

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) elaborated Wednesday on earlier remarks regarding former President Bill Clinton’s "predatory behavior," characterizing the De...

Lilly Ledbetter: Celebrating a Champion Still Fighting for Us

Deborah J. Vagins | Posted 03.31.2014 | Women
Deborah J. Vagins

ast night in his State of the Union, the President said he would use his executive authority to expand opportunity for more American families, and that type of action is exactly what we need now to advance pay equality for all workers.

Yes, We Can! 40 Years of Winning Justice for Working Women

Linda Meric | Posted 11.23.2013 | Impact
Linda Meric

The year was 1973. Women were starting to make great strides. Roe v. Wade made abortion a constitutional right; Captain Emily Howell Warner became the...

Hey Employers: If You Build It, Job Seekers With Disabilities Will Come

Barbara Otto | Posted 11.13.2013 | Impact
Barbara Otto

People with disabilities are really the last frontier for workplace equality. They represent millions of working-age Americans who just happen to have a disability. And they're ready, willing and qualified to work.

Obama Visits Women's Rights Park

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 08.22.2013 | Politics

SENECA FALLS, N.Y. -- President Barack Obama is observing Women's Equality Day a few days early. He made an unannounced stop Thursday at the Women's ...

Women's Rights and Inequality in America

Jabril Faraj | Posted 10.19.2013 | Politics
Jabril Faraj

There's the woman whose co-worker had to make a sign designating her as "Engineer" because, in meetings, people would assume she was a secretary. Another woman pipes up to say: "Even if I introduce myself as 'doctor,' male (particularly older male) parents of patients still refer to me as the nurse."

Restoring New York as a Leader in Women's Rights

Andrew M. Cuomo | Posted 08.04.2013 | New York
Andrew M. Cuomo

For too long New York's laws have not properly protected women's rights. These are significant problems, and big issues to tackle. But in New York, that's what we have always done.

Introducing Lilly Ledbetter: As Known (or Unknown) by Her Homefolks

Glen Browder | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics
Glen Browder

Lilly Ledbetter never dreamed of being a feminist heroine; and she's not a politician. But she now finds herself at the forefront of the movement for gender pay equity and women's rights.

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.

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...

4 Tips to Hire a More Diverse Workforce

Josh Tolan | Posted 04.02.2013 | Business
Josh Tolan

Hiring great workers often means hiring a diverse staff of talented people. Using these tips, you can ensure your company is compliant with all EEOC guidelines while still hiring the very best. Shattering the glass ceiling can be as simple as being more mindful of your company's hiring practices.

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,...

The Truth About Payday Loans

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 01.26.2013 | Black Voices
Dedrick Muhammad

A payday loan may seem like a short-term fix, but it's ultimately just another expense. In today's economy there are no easy answers for low- to moderate-income Americans struggling to pay the bills, but what will clearly never work is adding another high-cost loan.

Family And Politics, Sister And Brother, Republican And Democrat

James Stack | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
James Stack

Some people may think it odd that the person I'm closest to in my family, my sister, is a Republican -- and not just any Republican. She has informed me of each time the Romneys have visited her home, and she told me that she will be with them in Boston on election night.

Women and the Vote in 2012

Nancy K. Kaufman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Nancy K. Kaufman

For those candidates looking to court women voters, focusing on the survival of programs that keep food on the table, provide medical care, ensure a fair and equitable workplace, and give women the deciding voice in their own reproductive health care choices is a good place to start.

Martha McSally: The Anti-Feminist

Pamela Powers Hannley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Pamela Powers Hannley

Republican Congressional candidate Col. Martha McSally says she has been "fighting for women's rights and women's equality [her] whole life." McSally...

The Gender Gap Rules 2012 Election

Eleanor Smeal | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Eleanor Smeal

Don't be fooled that the gender gap -- the measurable difference in the way women and men vote for candidates and in the way they view political issues -- is disappearing. To the contrary, it is driving the 2012 election.