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Why Women Deserve Better From Washington

Jason Ritchie | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics
Jason Ritchie

Just look at who voted for the Lily Ledbetter Act of 2009. If your representative voted 'Nay', they believe that women should be paid less than men. Let's get these 'Mad Men' out of office and allow common sense to prevail.

9 Ways Women's Lives Have Changed For The Better Since 2005

The Huffington Post | Amanda Duberman | Posted 05.09.2014 | Women

When it comes to women's equality, we tend to focus on historical victories and present-day battles. We search for answers in the past to solve riddle...

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.

Obama Observes Big Anniversary

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 08.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama says that 50 years after enactment of the Equal Pay Act, the nation still faces gender wage disparities that must...

Republicans' Inability to Understand Their Basic Flaws

Paul Abrams | Posted 08.04.2013 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Do Republicans care? I would give most of them the benefit of the doubt, they probably do care in a cosmic sense. Will they do anything about it? No.

Wall Street Keeps Winning: Can It Change?

Mike Lux | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

If people steal money and commit fraud and never have to go to jail or pay any real penalty, they generally keep doing it. It is equally true of street criminals and Wall Street bankers.

What Monkeys Can Teach Us About The Gender Pay Gap

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 12.03.2012 | Women

I could have done with some of that monkey's unfailing self-belief and refusal to accept the scraps out of life.

"Your First Time"

Mary L. G. Theroux | Posted 12.31.2012 | Politics
Mary L. G. Theroux

Are only "archconservatives" with "no sense of humor" insulted by the new "Your First Time" video for President Obama -- or ought every thinking woman (and man) be outraged to watch this young woman of privilege playing at politics?

Who/What Is the Real Romney? His First and Only 'Presidential' Decision Provides the Answer

Paul Abrams | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Mitt Romney has worn coats-of-many-colors in his political life. His flipping and flopping and weaving and dodging and lying and hiding are so well-known that they hardly even evoke commentary anymore.

GOP Gov. Nominee On Equal Pay: Government Shouldn't 'Micromanage'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics

The equal pay debate entered New Hampshire's gubernatorial race Monday when Republican candidate Ovide Lamontagne discussed his views on the issue, in...

GOP Gov. Nominee On Equal Pay: Government Shouldn't 'Micromanage'

ThinkProgress | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics

The Republican nominee for governor in New Hampshire isn’t sure whether or not existing law in his state forbids pay discrimination, but he’s pret...

Lilly Ledbetter and the High Court

Simon Lazarus | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics
Simon Lazarus

The Ledbetter case is not simply a story of how women are denied equal pay -- though it is certainly powerful on that front -- it is also a template for strategic action by progressives in fighting over the courts that could and should be scaled up and broadly deployed.

Women, Romney and Equal Pay

Kristen Houghton | Posted 12.17.2012 | Women
Kristen Houghton

When President Barack Obama was telling the story of his grandmother, a woman who became a bank vice president but could go no further because of the glass ceiling, he was telling the story of my own mother.

'Binders Full Of Women' Won't Solve Pay Inequality

Slate XX | Posted 10.17.2012 | Women

After two debates with almost no mention of women—even the abortion question in the vice presidential debate framed the issue as one of men's person...

'Binders Full of Women' Is Actually a Great Approach

Leah Anthony Libresco | Posted 12.17.2012 | Business
Leah Anthony Libresco

There are a lot of things about Romney I don't like, but what he did to address sexism was excellent, and I'm frustrated it's being treated as a laugh line by other liberals. What he did was (sadly) pretty remarkable.

Why Akin's Crazy Claim of "Legitimate Rape" Matters

Mitchell Bard | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

Akin's assertion isn't problematic for Republicans because it is outrageous. It's a disaster for them because it shines a light on the GOP's disdain for women's rights.

Complementarianism: Religion, Women's Work and the Economy

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 08.19.2012 | Politics
Soraya Chemaly

Last week, Rick Santorum, a man more Catholic than the Pope, in an appeal to fundamentalist, Protestant evangelical voters, said of Mitt Romney, a com...

How Face the Nation Should Frame Questions to Romney

Paul Abrams | Posted 08.15.2012 | Media
Paul Abrams

Face the Nation will get nowhere, and make no news this Sunday, unless its questions are posed to Romney in the following fashion.

Election 2012 and... The Mommy Wars?

Morra Aarons-Mele | Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics
Morra Aarons-Mele

Underlying every single argument about women in this election is the issue of class. Ann Romney, the privileged mother of five versus women who "have" to work for pay.

Democratic Strategist Picks On Ann Romney

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 04.12.2012 | Politics

Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen stirred controversy Wednesday evening when she criticized Ann Romney for having "never worked a day in her life." ...

Presidential Report Card: How Much Has Obama Really Done For Women?

Allison Gaudet Yarrow | Posted 10.28.2011 | Women
Allison Gaudet Yarrow

Friday, in a White House press release celebrating the 91st anniversary of women's suffrage in the U.S., President Obama declared: "The 19th Amendme...

The Death of "Just Say No" on Capitol Hill?

David Meadvin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Meadvin

For four years, the GOP rode the "just say no" strategy with astonishing success. This week may finally be its swan song. If so, that's good news for President Obama -- and great news for the American people.

Harry Reid Mans Up for Lilly Ledbetter

Brent Budowsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Recently, Lilly Ledbetter endorsed Sen. Harry Reid. Ledbetter is the Good Lord's answer to Sharron Angle, who taunts Reid with her call to "man up."

Union Members to Palin: Where Do You Stand?

Edwin D. Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Edwin D. Hill

If Governor Palin expects to get union members to support her endorsed candidates, we'll need to see the details.

Let's Honor Mothers Every Day

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

This weekend, families all across America will be thanking mothers for the sacrifices they make -- something we should remember long after the cards are opened and the flowers are put in vases.