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Sarah Silverman and the Art of Advocacy

Dana Beyer | Posted 12.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

Social progress, with a concomitant increase in visibility, brings the need for that community to adapt in order to make further progress. A recent case in point is the politically correct backlash from some in the trans community directed toward Sarah Silverman and the equal-pay video from the National Women's Law Center last week.

Sarah Silverman's Equal Pay Video Faces Backlash

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 10.13.2014 | Women

Sarah Silverman's viral video promoting a new campaign to close the wage gap is facing backlash over a premise some claim makes light of gender confir...

Rebecca Klein

These Are The Barriers Black Girls Face In School

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 09.24.2014 | Black Voices

When Georgia high school student Tiambrya Jenkins was in ninth grade, the teen, who is black, got into a fight with a white classmate. Both girls were...

During Shutdown, Nonprofits Amplify Message About Women's Health Rights

2013-04-05-logo.jpg | Posted 10.04.2013 | Impact

By Reshmi Kaur Oberoi, Women's eNews NEW YORK (WOMENSENEWS)--In the face of a government shutdown designed by a faction of House Republicans to sin...

Early Education: Playing to Win

Helen Blank | Posted 11.18.2013 | Parents
Helen Blank

Several U.S. Senators and Representatives joined a group of children and their parents on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol today to participate in an eye-catching event: playing a spirited game of Chutes and Ladders on a jumbo-sized game board.

Bad News For Women In Female-Dominated Occupations

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 07.10.2013 | Women

Bad news for low-wage workers: according to a new study released by The National Employment Law Project on July 9th, the real median wages for low-wag...

Celebrate Women's History Month With More Diversity on the Federal Bench

Marcia D. Greenberger | Posted 05.06.2013 | Politics
Marcia D. Greenberger

Seventeen highly qualified women who have been nominated to federal judgeships are waiting for a confirmation vote from the U.S. Senate. Some of these nominees have been waiting for months -- if not years.

It's Time to Confirm Caitlin Halligan

Marcia D. Greenberger | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics
Marcia D. Greenberger

If confirmed, Ms. Halligan would become only the sixth female judge in the D.C. Circuit's history, providing sorely-needed diversity to the federal bench. The whole country has a stake in her confirmation.

Women Spoke -- Will Lawmakers Listen?

Marcia D. Greenberger | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics
Marcia D. Greenberger

To paraphrase actor-activist Alec Baldwin, you know your country is in trouble when people ask, 'Did the rape guy win?' and you have to respond, 'Which one?' The candidates' offensive and absurd comments should not be laughed off as an aberration.

Schools Failing To Support Pregnant Teens, Study Says

AP | KELLI KENNEDY | Posted 01.24.2013 | Education

MIAMI -- When 15-year-old Kali Gonzalez became pregnant, the honors student considered transferring to an alternative school. She worried teachers wou...

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.

Amanda Terkel

Obama Appoints Record Number Of Women Judges To Federal Bench

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the confirmation of Stephanie Rose as a U.S. district court judge on Monday, President Barack Obama has put 72 women on the federal...

Three Videos Everyone Should See Before Voting

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics
Soraya Chemaly

"Personhood" for zygotes cruelly subverts the very idea of a culture of life and potentially criminalizes every pregnant woman. Are you really cool with that? Even if you personally would not chose an abortion?

Most of Obama's 'Controversial' Birth Control Rule Has Been Law For A Decade

Mother Jones | Nick Baumann | Posted 02.09.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama's decision to require most employers to cover birth control and insurers to offer it at no cost has created a firestorm of cont...

Sexual Harassment Pervasive In U.S. Middle And High Schools, Survey Finds

AP | DAVID CRARY | Posted 01.06.2012 | Education

NEW YORK — It can be a malicious rumor whispered in the hallway, a lewd photo arriving by cell phone, hands groping where they shouldn't. Added ...

Jillian Berman

Recovery Leaves Women Behind

HuffingtonPost.com | Jillian Berman | Posted 12.12.2011 | Business

Women make up slightly more than half of the U.S. population, but they gained less than 4 percent of new jobs created last month, according to a recen...

If the 'End of Men' Is Here, Why Is Female Poverty Up?

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 11.14.2011 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

Sure, women may be doing better in school, but we're still up against the pay gap and glass ceiling at work and the second shift at home. And that's only half the story.

Janell Ross

Single Mothers: Poverty Climbs Without Jobs Or Help

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 11.15.2011 | Business

On a steamy summer morning inside the 116th Street food pantry in Harlem, Georgiana Williams moves slowly through the aisles. For Williams, this is im...

Laura Stampler

Will 2012 Be Our Year? Meet The Women Getting The Rest Of Us Involved

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Stampler | Posted 11.01.2011 | Politics

The 2012 elections may seem like a long way off -- we still have what, 15 months before the general election, right? But women particularly have a lot...

All the Single Mothers: Winning the Future With Jobs

Jim Gibbons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

If single mothers do not receive the tools that they need to provide financially for their families, we certainly cannot expect their children to grow up and meet the demands of a globalized economy.

Amanda Terkel

Justice Scalia: Women Don't Have Constitutional Protection Against Discrimination

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution does not protect against discrimination on the basis of gende...

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."

Health Law Cuts The Cost Of Being A Woman

nytimes.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Being a woman is no longer a pre-existing condition. That's the new mantra, repeated triumphantly by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senator Barbara A. Mi...

Day of Action for Women's Health 1/13/2010

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marcia G. Yerman

Women (and men) who believe that women's health care should be "safe, fair, and covered," have the opportunity to make their voices heard today by joi...

Abstinence-Only Programs: What Part of 'They Don't Work' Is Hard to Understand?

Reproductive Justice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reproductive Justice

Over 80 percent of abstinence-only curricula provide information about contraception and other reproductive health services that is medically inaccurate, exaggerated, and misleading.