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Sex Discrimination

How Does Race Affect the Gender Wage Ga

Catherine Hill | Posted 04.04.2014 | Women
Catherine Hill

Race and ethnicity have always created a dividing line in the United States, and it's no different with the gender pay gap.

What's the Difference? Try Our International Women's Day Quiz and Find Out!

OECD | Posted 03.10.2014 | Impact
OECD

By Patrick Love "How abominable before God is the Empire or Rule of Wicked Woman, yea, of a traitress and bastard." That's the opening of John Knox...

Obama Should Stop Talking and Start Acting on Equal Pay

Martha Burk | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics
Martha Burk

Obama said Congress should pass the Paycheck Fairness Act, a bill that would outlaw the practice of prohibiting employees from discussing their pay with others, and also allow the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to collect some pay data by race and gender. But it's half a loaf at best.

The Forgotten 14% -- Our Female Vets

Martha Burk | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Martha Burk

Men constitute 86 percent of active duty forces, and make up 90 percent of the homeless veteran population. For women, the numbers are 14 percent and 10 percent respectively. But the reasons are different.

The Debate Over the ERA Continues

Rachna Choudhry | Posted 10.21.2013 | Politics
Rachna Choudhry

The debate over an Equal Rights Amendment began three years after women received the right to vote -- and continues today. The proposal was recently re-introduced in Congress, along with a new strategy.

Tiger Woods Barred From British Open; U.S. Players Stay Silent

Martha Burk | Posted 09.16.2013 | Sports
Martha Burk

Geoff Ogilvy, a former United States Open champion from Australia, described the club's policy as "archaic" but agreed with Woods: "I don't agree with their stance but you can't force people to do something."

Cincinnati Archdiocese Appeals Award to Teacher Fired for IVF Pregnancy: Examining the 'Religious Freedom' Arguments

Bridgette Dunlap | Posted 08.19.2013 | Religion
Bridgette Dunlap

The arguments the archdiocese made in its attempt to keep the case out of court are a distressing example of the larger trend in "religious freedom" claims being made to deprive employees of the protections of the law.

Sexual Harassment: Know Your Rights

Jincey Lumpkin | Posted 06.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Jincey Lumpkin

You don't have to put up with lewd comments from your boss. You don't have to suffer in silence while being objectified. You have legal protections! That's why I invited lawyer Mike Pospis to give us a lesson in sexual harassment lawsuits.

Condi Owes Me a Beer!

Martha Burk | Posted 06.12.2013 | Sports
Martha Burk

Was the 10-year slog, the fear from death threats and stalking, taunts, and t-shirts with our heads on pig's bodies -- and worse -- worth it? Yep. One more barrier broken, one more myth about "woman's place" shattered.

Equal Pay -- Only 45 Years to Go!

Martha Burk | Posted 06.08.2013 | Politics
Martha Burk

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Equal Pay Act of 1963, but women are still way behind men in earnings.

Women Wake Up Grumpier? Look Around and You'll See Why

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 05.15.2013 | Women
Marianne Mollmann

This week, Duke University published a new study, which found that women wake up grumpier than men. The study's authors attribute the additional grumpiness to women needing more sleep than men. Me? I think there is just a lot to be grumpy about lately.

It's Time to Smash the Brass Ceiling

Cynthia Dill | Posted 03.31.2013 | Women
Cynthia Dill

When women are by law declared unfit to carry out essential functions of the armed services because of their gender, they are not treated equally. The official policy that legalizes discrimination creates an automatic power imbalance, with only men at the top.

Yelp Users Pan Dentist For Firing 'Irresistible' Worker

Posted 12.26.2012 | Business

Users are taking to Yelp to discredit an Iowa dentist who fired his assistant for being too hot. An all-male Iowa court ruled last week that James...

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.

One Year Since the Repeal of DADT: No Story at All?

Dorian de Wind | Posted 11.18.2012 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

What did the study -- "the first scholarly effort to assess the accuracy of such predictions about the impact of DADT repeal on military readiness" -- show?

The Takeaway from Augusta

Deborah Jacobs | Posted 10.21.2012 | Women
Deborah Jacobs

The strategic selection of Condoleeza Rice and Darla Moore as the first women invited to join the Augusta National Golf Club demonstrates once again that public pressure can force change.

Let's Be Clear: Transgender Discrimination Is Sex Discrimination

Ian Thompson | Posted 10.09.2012 | Gay Voices
Ian Thompson

We at the ACLU will continue to push for clarity that bans on sex discrimination protect those who are transgender. Let's celebrate the fact that it is becoming increasingly clear that discrimination against transgender individuals, be it in the workplace or in a health-care setting, is sex discrimination.

Dukes v. Wal-Mart One Year Later: Where Do Women Stand?

Martha Burk | Posted 08.17.2012 | Business
Martha Burk

In the year since, the ruling has been touted as a godsend for corporations. It has been cited numerous times by judges as a reason to throw out class actions in such disparate areas as toxics in a neighborhood, overtime pay cases, and insurance overcharges.

Lauren Odes Fired Over 'Distracting' Appearance

Posted 05.22.2012 | Style

Lauren Odes, a data entry professional, claims she was fired because she was too busty and dressed too provocatively for her Orthodox Jewish employers...

Critics Claim President Lincoln Guilty of Political Pandering in Emancipation Proclamation

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 07.16.2012 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

Today President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation freeing 3 million slaves. Critics of the President were quick to condemn his action. The town crier shouted that that this was further evidence of the President's war on families.

"The Woman Tax": The Surprising Reason Why Women Pay More Than $1,300 a Year

LearnVest | Posted 07.14.2012 | Money
LearnVest

No one doubts that women spend more on certain things than men when they have different needs. Makeup. Hair products. Waxing. Gyno appointments. But then there are the charges you don't see coming.

Equal Pay -- Will We Ever Get There? An Interview With Lilly Ledbetter

Martha Burk | Posted 06.15.2012 | Politics
Martha Burk

April is the month every year when the paychecks of women working full-time, year-round catch up with what men earned by the previous December 31. This year it's April 17.

Big Blue's Big Bind

Martha Burk | Posted 06.03.2012 | Business
Martha Burk

Virginia Rometty is IBM's new chief as of January -- and one tradition (Augusta's boys-only policy) runs smack dab into another (giving IBM's CEO a membership along with the coveted ugly green jacket).

Why It's So Expensive To Be A Woman

Marie Claire | Posted 03.22.2012 | Women

THREE YEARS AGO, Janet Floyd, the cofounder of a Manhattan market research firm, spotted a neighborhood dry cleaner that offered the following deal: L...

Alice Hines

Walmart Women Still Seek Justice In Sex Discrimination Case

HuffingtonPost.com | Alice Hines | Posted 02.04.2012 | Business

The women who say Walmart discriminates aren't giving up. Five hundred female employees in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi and North Caroli...