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On Black Friday, Americans Confront the Walmart 1 Percent: Pay Employees a Living Wage

Peter Dreier | Posted 11.27.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

This year the day after Thanksgiving will be remembered not as the biggest shopping day of the year but as the day Americans took action to demand that Walmart, the country's largest employer, pay workers livable wages and play a part in improving our economy.

The Perils of Politicizing Breast Cancer

Terry O'Neill | Posted 10.28.2014 | Women
Terry O'Neill

The real question is, why should women's access to health services be dependent on whatever ideologies currently prevail among legislators?

Feminist Issues Are Transgender Issues

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 12.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

If we only work on behalf on the "right" kinds of women, it diminishes the movement and repeats mistakes of the past, where feminism was not nearly intersectional enough. Beyond a concept of simple solidarity, though, is that many of the core issues of feminists and transgender people are the same.

Women's Votes Always Matter -- But They Matter More In 2014

Terry O'Neill | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics
Terry O'Neill

We need to change the face of the U.S. Senate. It's the only way to finally start getting things done in Washington. And in 2016, when we elect a feminist woman as president, she'll have the allies she'll need to enact her agenda.

The Fate And Future Of Black Athletes: It's On Us

Everett Glenn | Posted 11.24.2014 | Black Voices
Everett Glenn

One of the causes of the bigotry and discrimination in sports is the stereotyping of young Black males as "athletes or nothing."

Indra Nooyi and Roger Goodell: Personal Loyalty vs. Leadership Accountability

Peter Sims | Posted 11.22.2014 | Business
Peter Sims

As the controversies rage on, the NFL appears rudderless, hardly inspiring confidence in Goodell or his leadership principles. I'm sure he's a decent guy, who loves football, and keeps his word, but Goodell's biggest problem is that he's acted like a bad politician, lacking in principles.

Goodell Must Hand Off His Leadership

Robbie Vorhaus | Posted 11.17.2014 | Sports
Robbie Vorhaus

All leaders at some point in their career are faced with a sword they must either pick up and use to continue the great fight, or instead, recognize their reign is over, smile, give thanks for the opportunity of service, and fearlessly succumb for the greater good.

Domestic Violence in NFL Bigger than Ray Rice

Areva Martin | Posted 11.10.2014 | Impact
Areva Martin

Millions of women, including myself, across the country are shocked and enraged that it took an elevator surveillance video and the resulting media response to draw attention to domestic violence.

Why Transphobia Is a Feminist Issue

Terry O'Neill | Posted 11.08.2014 | Women
Terry O'Neill

Trans women face higher rates of discrimination, violence, sexual assault, and poverty. Around half of all victims of anti-LGBTQIA homicides in 2012 were transgender, and all of them were women of color.

Why I'm Excited About The Future Of Feminism

Terry O'Neill | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics
Terry O'Neill

No NOW conference would be complete without a strong focus on grassroots organizing, and one of the most important things feminist can do in the next five months is elect more feminists to office.

"I Don't Want to Be That Girl": The Story of Why I Don't Tell Stories About Sexual Assault

Terry O'Neill | Posted 06.23.2014 | Women
Terry O'Neill

In the first few weeks, the community really supports the rape victim, but then there is a shift and the rape victim becomes isolated while the community circles around to defend the perpetrator.

Some History Behind Women's History Month

Terry O'Neill | Posted 05.11.2014 | Politics
Terry O'Neill

Who are some history-making women who were unafraid to rock the boat? Many of them were instrumental to the growth and success of the National Organization for Women. Here's a timeline that is worth remembering with pride as we celebrate Women's History Month.

A Road to Progress Paved by a Woman Who Wouldn't Take 'No' for an Answer

Letitia James | Posted 04.09.2014 | New York
Letitia James

Shirley Chisholm was a woman who never took "no" for an answer. And just as importantly, she was a principled woman who could find common ground even with people who were diametrically opposed to her.

The Threat to Reproductive Health Care -- Part 1

Terry O'Neill | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics
Terry O'Neill

As we observe the anniversary of the historic Roe v. Wade decision, it's vital to remember that every woman has the right to have the children she wants, raise the children she has, plan her own family and make her own health care decisions. That means women must have the social, economic and political power to pursue their goals.

Walmart Workers Will Make History on Friday as America Confronts Growing Inequality

Peter Dreier | Posted 01.26.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

The Black Friday rallies and demonstrations represent a dramatic escalation of the growing protest movement among employees of America's largest private employer. But they also represent the vanguard of a sharp challenge to the nation's widening economic divide.

JFK'S Contribution to Women's Rights -- and What He Might Want Us to Do Next

Terry O'Neill | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Terry O'Neill

The cause of equality for women is an important part of John F. Kennedy's legacy, and I hope that women everywhere join me today in thinking about how President Kennedy would want us to continue the work he began fifty years ago.

Yellen Now Fed Chair Front Runner, WSJ Reports

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 09.17.2013 | Politics

Federal Reserve Vice Chair Janet Yellen is now the front-runner for the chair nomination, sources told the Wall Street Journal on Monday. This com...

The Case for Janet Yellen Gets Stronger Every Day

Terry O'Neill | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics
Terry O'Neill

There has never been a woman chair of the Fed, and correcting that inequity is long overdue, but it's also true that Dr. Yellen is the best person for the job, male or female.

Social Security Turns 78 Today! Will It Make It To 80?

Terry O'Neill | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics
Terry O'Neill

Some in Washington are still obsessed with undermining this essential foundation of retirement security in America.

Zach Carter

Obama: Larry Summers Would Make Excellent Fed Chair

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 08.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Friday pushed back against rumors that his former economic adviser Larry Summers has "the inside track" among ...

The Power of Pissed-Off Women

Terry O'Neill | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics
Terry O'Neill

Our goal is nothing short of radical inclusiveness, as we work to build an organization, a movement, and a society that values diversity and upholds respect for every single woman and girl, no matter where she comes from, what she looks like, where she works or who she loves.

A Common Enemy

AP | JONATHAN LEMIRE | Posted 09.29.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — Business leaders, women's groups and labor unions have joined forces in an effort to convince voters that former governor Eliot Spitz...

A Common Enemy

The New York Times | Posted 07.30.2013 | New York

Alarmed by Eliot Spitzer’s momentum in his unexpected bid to win citywide office, an unlikely coalition of business leaders, women’s groups and la...

The Simple Thing Women Can Do To Change The World

Posted 06.28.2013 | Women

Erin Matson believes that women can change the world -- with a little perseverance. Matson, Action Vice President of the National Organization for...

Criticisms of Obama Cabinet's Lack of Diversity are Rooted in Inaccurate Identity Politics

Brian Jencunas | Posted 07.06.2013 | College
Brian Jencunas

The president's cabinet should be judged for their ideology, experience, and character, not because of what boxes they check off on their census form.