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Pay Discrimination

White House Newsflash: Wage Gap Rages On! Now What Can We Do About It?

Ravishly | Posted 07.07.2014 | Women
Ravishly

Though men can also be seen as unlikeable when they make aggressive demands, it's only women who suffer for it: people are less inclined to want to work with them -- either as coworkers, bosses or subordinates.

Laura Bassett

Pelosi Will Hit The Road To Rally Single Women Voters

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics

The fate of the Democrats in November's midterm elections will depend heavily on voter turnout -- particularly among unmarried women, who are historic...

All the News That's Fit to Print -- Unless, of Course, You Are Too Bossy

Rachel Braun Scherl | Posted 07.19.2014 | Media
Rachel Braun Scherl

Does anyone really know what happened between Arthur Sulzberger and Jill Abramson at the New York Times? I have read every article I could find over...

Editors, Earnings and Equality: Getting Down to the Root of the Jill Abramson Debate

Kim Keating | Posted 07.15.2014 | Women
Kim Keating

Abramson is not the first woman to be faced with this situation, nor will she be the last. In all of this media chaos surrounding this issue, it's essential to remember that being paid fairly is not the necessarily being paid equally.

Equal Rights For All

Brent Budowsky | Posted 05.29.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Why don't we make this easy and agree that equal rights belong to all Americans, and then legislate and litigate accordingly? Fair enough?

New Weapon For Women In Battle For Equal Pay

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.31.2013 | Business

Legislation pending in Congress could give women a new weapon in the battle for equal pay: protected water-cooler chat. The “Paycheck Fairness A...

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...

The Supremes, the Election, and the War on Women: What's Next?

Martha Burk | Posted 09.30.2012 | Politics
Martha Burk

To say the Roberts Supreme Court hasn't been kind to women would be an understatement. In 2007, it overruled six lower federal courts in upholding a ban on one abortion procedure with no exception for the health of the woman.

Majority Of Women Are Breadwinners

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 07.12.2012 | Money

The majority of American women are now breadwinners in their households, according to a survey conducted by Prudential Financial. Of the more than...

Obama Campaign Releases Ad Promoting Record On Women's Rights

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 06.21.2012 | Politics

One day after releasing two new TV ads that went after presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney, President Barack Obama's reelection campaign on Thu...

Gender Gap Expands As Men And Women Age, Data Shows

The Huffington Post | Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 06.05.2012 | Women

Women are paid less than men in their first jobs out of college -- 5 percent less, according to the American Association of University Women -- but ne...

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.

A Crisis Averted?

Deborah J. Vagins | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics
Deborah J. Vagins

Today, April 12, 2011, is Equal Pay Day -- the day into 2011 that a woman has to work, on average, to make the same as a man did in just 2010 alone.

What's at Stake for Women in Wal-Mart v. Dukes

Fatima Goss Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Fatima Goss Graves

No matter how available wage data is sliced and diced, a single truth remains: a wage gap exists between male and female workers, and an upcoming Supreme Court case could seriously widen it further.

Women: Do You Work Just for the Sake of Working?

Ariela M. Migdal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ariela M. Migdal

The courts should allow the women of Wal-Mart to establish the link between managers' stereotyped beliefs and the statistical evidence of pay and promotion disparities at Wal-Mart stores around the country by proceeding as a class action.

A Sad Day for Equal Pay, but Not the End

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

The Senate had the opportunity make a real difference in the lives of millions of American women by voting to support the Paycheck Fairness Act, but instead the bill became a victim of partisan gridlock.

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...

Dragging Our Feet on Equal Pay Day

Martha Burk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martha Burk

Shortchanging women means shortchanging men and children as well. In the present climate of encouraging economic self-sufficiency and focusing on family well-being, righting the wrongs of unequal pay seems like a no-brainer.

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.

Women Sue Bank of America: Three Female Employees Allege Discrimination, 'Second Class' Status

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Bank of America Corp. and Merrill Lynch have made female employees "second-class citizens" by purposely giving their male counterpart...

Short-Changed: White House Women Hired Below White House Men

Ariel Boone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ariel Boone

A July 1 report to Congress revealed that for every dollar earned by White House men, White House women earn 89 cents. These pennies are symptomatic of a much larger problem.

We Are All Guilty

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marianne Mollmann

Why do women and girls continue to suffer discrimination and abuse? There is no easy answer.