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Obama Signs Actions Taking Aim At Major Inequality

AP | ALAN FRAM and JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a concerted election-year push to draw attention to women's wages, President Barack Obama signed directives Tuesday to make it ...

Today Is Equal Pay Day -- No One's Favorite Holiday

Terry O'Neill | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics
Terry O'Neill

April 8 is Equal Pay Day, marking the number of extra days into 2014 the average woman has to work to earn as much as her male counterpart did in 2013. No one who cares about economic justice and the rights of women is celebrating this occasion.

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,...

1958

James Moore | Posted 03.21.2014 | Politics
James Moore

There remain too many similarities between 2014 and 1958 with regards to earning power based on gender and opportunity. Women still earn historically less, even when they are performing the same jobs as men. Current federal law does not deliver sufficient protection against income disparities. Especially in Texas.

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.

Another Gender Gap Exists and These Savvy Ladies Seek to Close It!

Ebong Eka | Posted 01.28.2014 | Money
Ebong Eka

Studies show that women still earn less money than men for the same work. Since the signing of the Equal Pay Act and the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act,...

Obama Should Stop Talking and Start Acting on Equal Pay

Martha Burk | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics
Martha Burk

Obama said Congress should pass the Paycheck Fairness Act, a bill that would outlaw the practice of prohibiting employees from discussing their pay with others, and also allow the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to collect some pay data by race and gender. But it's half a loaf at best.

Grimes Calls Out McConnell On Fair Pay Claims

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.27.2013 | Politics

Kentucky Secretary of State and Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes' campaign criticized Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (...

The Only Woman

Christine Pelosi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

We who have been "the only one" know what it's like to know what it's like to engage with from people who did not grow up in a just society and are adapting to women, people of color and LBGT Americans in positions of leadership.

The Republican Empathy Gap

Sean McElwee | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics
Sean McElwee

We live in a skybox nation, where the rich and the poor very rarely meet and therefore understand little about each other. For Fox News anchors, a minimum wage job is a fun thing you do over the summer to get out of the house; for most people, it's their livelihood.

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 ...

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.

Fall Into the Gap

Alex Palombo | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics
Alex Palombo

The causes for income inequality and the gender pay gap are many and varied, and the solutions should be the same. We, as a nation, cannot just pass one limited pay equality bill and sit on our hands, saying that we fixed the problem.

Sallie Krawcheck, Mascara and Equal Pay

Liz O'Donnell | Posted 06.09.2013 | Women
Liz O'Donnell

From mascara to mortgages, women's paychecks are stretching further and further each year. The items we purchase aren't discounted 23 percent, yet our paychecks are. It doesn't add up.

Respecting Women With Equal Pay for Equal Work

Christine Pelosi | Posted 06.09.2013 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

As the nation marks Equal Pay Day -- the average date into 2013 women must work to make what men earned in 2012 -- we must recommit ourselves to closing the wage gap. Americans must be about respecting women in deeds, not just in words.

The Rise (Again) of the Celebrity Feminist

Lisa Solod | Posted 05.15.2013 | Women
Lisa Solod

Sandberg and Mayer are aberrations. This ginned up "fight" among feminists about those women is just that: ginned up by the news of two women who aren't like most of us. They are celebrity feminists, long after Gloria Steinem became one of the first, 40 years ago.

Gloria Steinem and the Faces of Feminism: MAKERS: Women Who Make America

Regina Weinreich | Posted 04.10.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Makers is a term for all women, whether or not she calls herself a feminist, makes a home, works on a construction crew. She may be the first woman firefighter, first female brigadier general, or first woman orthodox rabbi.

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...

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.

Ask Candidates How They Will Vote on Equal Pay Bills -- Tribute to Lilly Ledbetter: Crusader for Women's Equal Pay

Beverly Wettenstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Beverly Wettenstein

Why isn't every candidate -- from presidential, to congressional, state and local officials -- asked how they will vote on equal pay legislation for women? Equal pay for women is a family and community economic stimulus factor, not just a women's issue.

Racial Prejudice in 2012

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 12.27.2012 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

The 2012 presidential election campaign has been disappointing. Perhaps the most disappointing thing about this election is that were President Obama white it is likely he would be on his way to a landslide victory.

Remedial Women's Studies: The 2012 Republican Party

Margie Omero | Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics
Margie Omero

Think this year's political focus on women's issues is just some overblown hype fueled by a few rogue Akins and Mourdocks? Think again. I sorted through binders full of Republican candidates, and found a real pattern.

The Supreme Court: The Elections and Beyond

Nancy K. Kaufman | Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics
Nancy K. Kaufman

As voters, we bear the ultimate responsibility for making sure we know what kind of justice the candidates for president would likely appoint.

Is Romney the Teflon Candidate?

John Blumenthal | Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics
John Blumenthal

Is it because of the economy? Perhaps, but the economy is improving. Is it Obamacare? Is it the fabricated perception that Barack Obama is a weak president? Have the Republicans successfully convinced Americans that his foreign policy has lowered America's stature around the world?

Laura Bassett

Economists: Closing Gender Wage Gap Would Create 'Huge' Economic Stimulus

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics

When 24-year-old preschool teacher Katherine Fenton stood up at the second presidential debate and asked the candidates what they planned to do about ...