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Equal Pay Day - The Impact Over a Lifetime

Ashley B. Carson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ashley B. Carson

During past equal pay days I participated in bake sales where we sold cookies and brownies to men for $1.00 and to women for .75¢. To the irate men I would respond, "Yes, it is maddening -- if you feel this way about a cookie, think about how we feel over a lifetime."

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...

Happy (Un)equal Pay Day

Linda Hallman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Hallman

In the current economic downturn, with more women than ever serving as breadwinners, pay equality is absolutely a family issue.

On 47th Anniversary, the Equal Pay Act Must Finally Live Up to its Name

Linda Meric | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Meric

A desperately needed update to the Equal Pay Act of 1963 would close loopholes, end pay discrimination, prohibit retaliation against workers who share wage information, and bring the Equal Pay Act in line with other civil rights laws.

Breaking the Glass Ceiling

Barbara R. Arnwine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Barbara R. Arnwine

Economic justice is not just a women's issue or a moral issue; it's clearly a legal one. As lawyers, we must promote opportunities and equity in the new economy; we must embrace change and not the historical precedence of gender inequities.

You've Come a Long Way, Baby?

Marcia Dyson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marcia Dyson

If a nation is judged by how it treats its women, we must switch from paternalism to parity, from chivalry to equity. Unequal pay can be hazardous to our nation's economic health.

The Corporatists - Running the Nut House from Bizarro World

Joanne Doroshow | Posted 02.17.2010 | Politics
Joanne Doroshow

With virtually infinite resources, corporate America has had a grip on the executive and legislative branches of government for some time.

A Milestone With Miles To Go

Deborah J. Vagins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deborah J. Vagins

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the signing of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, the first bill signed into law by President Obama. This c...

For Women, What a Difference a Year Almost Made

Lilly Ledbetter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lilly Ledbetter

One year after President Obama signed his first piece of legislation -- the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act -- the job of ending illegal wage discrimination is incomplete.

Democrats' Quiet Changes Pile Up

Wall Street Journal | JONATHAN WEISMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

While President Barack Obama still faces stiff headwinds on a range of major legislation on his agenda, he has been signing into law a slew of smaller...

Sonia Sotomayor and Elle Woods Have a Lot in Common

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joanne Bamberger

Conservatives are going to try to convince America that no judge should be appointed to the Supreme Court who doesn't decide cases by applying the law to the facts of a case in a vacuum.

Still Not Equal

Rep. Carolyn Maloney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Carolyn Maloney

The original 9/11 victim compensation formula is an example of how women as young as our daughters, in this decade, are still facing the same obstacles we vowed to eradicate.

President Obama Signs Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, But Challenges Remain

Carey Alexander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carey Alexander

Though the Act is undeniably a tremendous victory for women and workers, it's far too soon to rejoice.

Equal Stimulation: Why the Stimulus May Be Our Chance to Break into Non-Traditional Roles

Smita Satiani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Smita Satiani

This is the chance to not only to invest in our economy, but in our women as well.

Goodyear, You Can Spare $360K for Lilly Ledbetter?

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joanne Bamberger

Even though Lilly Ledbetter has become a standard bearer for the fight for fair pay for women, Lilly herself will never see a nickel of the money that she sued Goodyear Rubber & Tire for.

Third Screen: Women Are Smarter Than Men -- A Valentine

Vickie Karp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Vickie Karp

Understanding each other is over-rated. Women know this. Men don't talk enough to find out. Just keep buying those chocolates with the anatomically-incorrect heart boxes and leave it alone.

Michelle Obama Makes First Public Appearance Since Moving Into White House

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Michelle Obama stepped into the public-policy spotlight as first lady for the first time on Thursday, hailing a new law that will give women greater p...

Lilly Ledbetter's Brooch: Love It Or Leave It? (POLL)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Today equal pay activist Lily Ledbetter had a bill named after her, which is really exciting. To mark the occasion, she wore a vintage-y brooch of a w...

Standing with the President on the the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

Rep. Rosa DeLauro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Rosa DeLauro

I was so proud and honored to stand with my colleagues beside the president this morning as he put pen to paper, signed his name, and enacted the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.

"I Want to Be Dick Armey's Wife"

Jamie Frevele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jamie Frevele

Since Dick Armey told Joan Walsh on Hardball, "I'm so damn glad you could never be my wife," several women have come forward expressing their desire to become the next Mrs. Dick Armey.

Ledbetter Fair Pay Act Not Enough

Martha Burk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martha Burk

Congress did the right thing by bringing us back to a 40 year old standard when it fixed Ledbetter. But the State of New Mexico is way ahead of the curve, looking forward, not backward.

Lilly Ledbetter Act: Obama Signs His First Bill (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Act, the first he signed as president. Ledbetter, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and First Lady Michelle Obama were ...

Sam Stein

The Power Of Barack Obama's Orbit

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As Barack Obama embarked on his Whistle Stop inaugural tour Saturday, it was remarkable to see just how much of the political universe revolves around...

Lilly Ledbetter's Courageous Acts Pump Up Your Pocketbook

Gloria Feldt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gloria Feldt

Hey, women: want to earn a cool half million? That's about what the average woman loses over a career lifetime due to gender inequities in pay for the same jobs as men.

How Congress Can Act Now for Economic Recovery -- And Simple Justice

Page Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Page Gardner

If concerned citizens call on Congress to take action now, the House and Senate are poised to pass two pieces of legislation that empower working women to challenge pay discrimination.