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Dem Rep: 'If You're A Self-Respecting Human Being, Vote Obama'

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 04.20.2012 | Politics

Barbara Boxer made a strong statement about the 2012 election this week. "I gotta say to the women out there, whether you're Republican or Democrat...

Shaking the Fleas off the Dog

Will Durst | Posted 06.20.2012 | Comedy
Will Durst

We're entering general election territory, so anything Mitt Romney might have said up during the primary... no longer applies. We're beginning anew. Reshuffling the deck. The winter of our discontent has been made glorious summer by this Son of Dork.

Laura Bassett

Lilly Ledbetter Slams Mitt Romney, GOP On Fair Pay Issue

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 04.18.2012 | Politics

Lilly Ledbetter, the woman who famously sued her employer after discovering she was being paid less than her male colleagues and who inspired the firs...

unEqual Pay Day

Rep. Jackie Speier | Posted 06.17.2012 | Women
Rep. Jackie Speier

There is cruel irony in having Equal Pay Day fall on Tax Day. Women and men share the responsibility of paying taxes, but there is no sharing when it comes to receiving equal pay for comparable work.

Romney Ducks Ledbetter Act Question

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics

When Mitt Romney's economic advisers were asked last week whether the former governor supported the Lilly Ledbetter Act, they took a few hours to prod...

Equal Pay -- Will We Ever Get There? An Interview With Lilly Ledbetter

Martha Burk | Posted 06.15.2012 | Politics
Martha Burk

April is the month every year when the paychecks of women working full-time, year-round catch up with what men earned by the previous December 31. This year it's April 17.

Amanda Terkel

GOP Senate Candidate Slams Lilly Ledbetter Act: 'That Thing Is A Nuisance'

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Republican congressman Pete Hoekstra, who is now running to unseat Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), weighed in on the Lilly Ledbet...

Ashley Judd Has Grit

Leslie Griffith | Posted 06.13.2012 | Media
Leslie Griffith

She first appeared on my radar after starring in Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood. Judd played her Tennessee Williams-type role with an elegant,...

Amanda Terkel

Mitt Romney's Women Surrogate Problem

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In recent days, Mitt Romney's campaign has been trying to squash the perception that he's bad with the ladies. It's been bringing ou...

Sam Stein

Mitt Romney Won't Repeal The Lilly Ledbetter Act, Campaign Confirms

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As president, Mitt Romney would not repeal the Lilly Ledbetter Act, which provides women with more legal channels through which to pursu...

Matt Sledge

Olympia Snowe Laments Death Of Bipartisanship, 'Retro' Contraception Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Maine Sen. Olympia Snowe received an enthusiastic response at a gala on Monday meant to spur more women to run for elective office. The re...

Why I Hope Today is the Last International Women's Day

Lois Alter Mark | Posted 05.08.2012 | Women
Lois Alter Mark

Today is International Women's Day, an event the world has been celebrating for more than 100 years. Personally, I hope it's the last one.

Celebrating Black History Month and the Achievements of African American Women

Donna Brazile | Posted 04.29.2012 | Black Voices
Donna Brazile

The strength, talents and successes of contemporary black women have deeply influenced the Obama Administration and continue to shape American history and improve the lives of all our citizens.

Amanda Terkel

Wisconsin GOP Rolls Back Equal Pay Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In 2009, the Wisconsin legislature made it easier for victims of wage discrimination to have their day in court. That law is now on the ...

Three Years Ago Today, Fairness Prevailed

Lilly Ledbetter | Posted 03.31.2012 | Business
Lilly Ledbetter

I had to wait more than 10 years before I knew I was being discriminated against. Within a week and a half after Obama was inaugurated, he signed his name to the law that bears mine -- the very first one he enacted.

Women's Issues Are America's Issues

Valerie Jarrett | Posted 01.11.2012 | Women
Valerie Jarrett

Continuing our journey toward a more perfect union won't be easy. It never is. But as women throughout our country fight for change -- for equal rights and equal opportunity -- the White House will be a partner in their work.

Let's Put It in Writing: Women Are Equal

Carolyn Maloney | Posted 08.10.2011 | Politics
Carolyn Maloney

Most Americans believe women already have the same rights as men under our Constitution. But sadly they are mistaken.

Why Young Americans Should Care About Equal Pay Day

Melody Barnes | Posted 06.12.2011 | College
Melody Barnes

More needs to be done to ensure that our policies address persistent discriminatory employment practices, including unequal pay, so that college graduates entering today's workforce have the pay they deserve.

Now About the Matter of Size

Erica Payne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erica Payne

With Wal-Mart v. Dukes the Court will soon hear arguments in one of the most important civil rights cases in the country's history. Their decision will pave the way for further progress or stop it dead in its tracks.

One Year After Citizens United, the Corporate Court Is Still Open for Business

Nan Aron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nan Aron

The Corporate Court has displayed a clear pattern of overreach and ideological bias.

Amanda Terkel

Republicans Block Bill Preventing Wage Discrimination In The Workplace

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats were unable to overcome a Republican filibuster of the Paycheck Fairness Act on Tuesday, with the chamber falling two v...

What's at Stake for Women in the Midterms: Part 2 -- Hundreds of GOP Candidates With Women Problems

Margie Omero | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Margie Omero

At stake this election is defeating a wave of anti-woman Republican candidates who have in common insensitivity, suspicious ties to violence, and open beliefs in gender inequality.

Is the Media Sexist? How to Make "Equal Pay" for Women a Sexy, Election News Story and Debate Question?

Beverly Wettenstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Beverly Wettenstein

Have you seen the news stories about the sexy Citibank beauty who claims she was discriminated against and fired because she distracted her male cowor...

We the People v. the Roberts Court

Nan Aron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nan Aron

Here we go again. The balance of justice between businesses and citizens is being tested this week in the Supreme Court. If recent history is a guide, this may not end well.

Equal Pay Day: Integration Through Education

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Philip N. Cohen

This year for equal pay day, the Institute for Women's Policy Research is focusing on occupational segregation. We learned a few years ago that, sinc...