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Pay Equity

Equal Pay Means Exactly That

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

Picture yourself in an office. The person next to you started the same day you did. You have the same job. You are equally qualified. You work just as hard. Your output is equal. Yet, you earn 23 percent less than he does. Welcome to life as the "average woman" in America.

Michael McAuliff

Republican Slams Dems' Equal Pay Push As 'Condescending' To Women

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats' push for pay equity between men and women is "condescending," one of the top women in the House Republican leadership argued ...

Steps We Must Take to Improve Pay Equity

Sandra Fluke | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics
Sandra Fluke

Equal Pay Day isn't just about recognizing an unequal paycheck. It's about opening up a conversation about our collective economic future, and fighting hard for the kinds of communities we want to live in.

Today Is Equal Pay Day -- No One's Favorite Holiday

Terry O'Neill | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics
Terry O'Neill

April 8 is Equal Pay Day, marking the number of extra days into 2014 the average woman has to work to earn as much as her male counterpart did in 2013. No one who cares about economic justice and the rights of women is celebrating this occasion.

Closing the Pay Gap in 3 Simple Steps

Kim Keating | Posted 04.07.2014 | Women
Kim Keating

In this day and age, it is unfair, unacceptable and astounding that there is still such a disparity between women and men. Although women have made steady progress in education and in the workplace, the pay gap hasn't budged in a decade.

Final Four Schools Shortchange Women

Martha Burk | Posted 04.03.2014 | Sports
Martha Burk

The annual madness that comes with March is almost over. Fans will be hanging onto their barstools this weekend to see which of the men's final four ...

What's Wrong With Women's History Month?

Lynn Yeakel | Posted 03.25.2014 | Impact
Lynn Yeakel

The reality is that women's contributions to our nation's history are not limited to one month in a year, and so learning about them should not be limited either.

Taking Back Bossy

Lori J. Bertman | Posted 03.18.2014 | Impact
Lori J. Bertman

Banning the word "bossy" on the playground does not eliminate the more insidious issue, where female assertiveness is treated with negative feedback, while it is a positive attribute in men.

Gender Pay Gap Is Alive And Well In All 50 States

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 03.19.2014 | Women

Not only does the gender wage gap have real staying power, but it's alive and kicking in all 50 states. According to a new report released earlier...

White House Promoting Equal Pay, Other Economic Issues Facing Women

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Add pay equity to President Barack Obama's 2014 do-it-himself wish list. The White House is launching a campaign to promote a hos...

Utah's Other No. 1 Ranking: Gender Pay Gap

Donna McAleer | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics
Donna McAleer

Utah should not be a stepping stone in a woman's career, where she stays long enough to get experience and then leaves another state for a job where gender income inequity is less, or non-existent.

Obama's Shout-Out to the Ladies: The Policies Behind His Words

Kim Keating | Posted 04.02.2014 | Women
Kim Keating

To know that the cause that I have been fighting for has made it all the way to the White House's ears makes me more proud than I can say.

Lilly Ledbetter: Celebrating a Champion Still Fighting for Us

Deborah J. Vagins | Posted 03.31.2014 | Women
Deborah J. Vagins

ast night in his State of the Union, the President said he would use his executive authority to expand opportunity for more American families, and that type of action is exactly what we need now to advance pay equality for all workers.

Drinking to the State of the Union for Women

Martha Burk | Posted 03.30.2014 | Politics
Martha Burk

For years I played the "drinking game" during the State of the Union speech, but it got so I couldn't make a dent in a single glass of wine when it came to counting the number of times the word "women" was uttered.

In War on Poverty, Women Are Losing

Lynn Yeakel | Posted 03.25.2014 | Impact
Lynn Yeakel

This month marks the 50th anniversary of the "War on Poverty" announced by President Lyndon B. Johnson in his State of the Union speech. Victory has not been declared.

Women Are the Answer

Joanne Goldblum | Posted 03.16.2014 | Impact
Joanne Goldblum

After years of recession and lackluster recovery, somebody has finally stated the obvious: If women were participating in the American economy up to their potential, happy days would be here again.

Obama Can Rise Again

Brent Budowsky | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Voters who disapprove of Congress should "throw out the bums" who create the conditions that voters despise, and should defeat do-nothing and obstruct-everything Republicans in Washington.

U.S. Women: Not Exactly Number One

Martha Burk | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Martha Burk

On one of the issues that polls highest with American women -- pay equity -- we sink even lower, to 67th, right below Yemen. We did beat out Saudi Arabia at 111th, no doubt because women in the U.S. are allowed to drive to work.

Wendy Davis and Julian Castro Are the Texas Future; Ted Cruz and Greg Abbott Are the Texas Past

Brent Budowsky | Posted 11.03.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

The hour will soon arrive when Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis (D) announces whether she will run for governor, and if she does, Texas politics will never be the same.

Wendy Davis for Texas

Brent Budowsky | Posted 08.17.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

The future of Texas will not be found in voices who prefer a Texas in which Hispanics are second-class citizens when they seek to vote and women are second class citizens when they seek to live their lives as they choose and seek a good job and a fair wage.

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.

Bosoms and Big Brass Ones

Patricia McGuire | Posted 07.28.2013 | DC
Patricia McGuire

It takes some big brass ones to dismiss more than half the world's population as being irrational, hormonally-driven basket cases incapable of serious work. It's even more ironic to make that claim while speaking at UVA, home of two of the most famous fearless female gladiators in all of higher education.

Student Loan Debt -- It's Worse for Women

Terry O'Neill | Posted 07.20.2013 | Politics
Terry O'Neill

How bad is the wage gap for women in the workplace? For college graduates, it's so bad that it begins even before women begin their careers.

WATCH: What You Didn't Know About The Modeling Industry

Cameron Russell | Posted 05.10.2013 | TED Weekends
Cameron Russell

2013-05-09-russellpullWomen are often worried about how they look and that's not superficial. We know that our appearance has nothing to do with how smart, creative, or hardworking we are, but it plays powerfully into what society decides we are worth.

Pay Equity for Women Opposed by Entire Texas Republican Congressional Delegation

Brent Budowsky | Posted 06.13.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Pay inequity is an outrage committed against women of all demographic groups. What most people do not know is that the hardest-hit of those who suffer pay discrimination may well be Hispanic women.