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The "F Word" (Why we should all be Feminists)

Allison Berkowitz | Posted 07.25.2014 | Women
Allison Berkowitz

If after considering all these things, you still feel that genders are either already equal or they don't need to be, I suppose you're entitled to your opinion.

Black Women Still Suffer From Wage Gaps

Bryan Cain-Jackson | Posted 07.23.2014 | Black Voices
Bryan Cain-Jackson

Here we are 50 years later, and if you're a woman of color, then you're still facing inequality in the workplace. According to a recent study, black women are making far less than their white, non-Hispanic male counterparts in the same jobs and positions.

What Prof. Piketty Missed

Milton Ezrati | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics
Milton Ezrati

Prof. Thomas Piketty's book, Capital for the Twenty-First Century, certainly has stirred up plenty of debate and political posturing. It is unfortunate, however, that no one has considered the demographic backdrop behind the economic trends.

Want To Fix Social Security? Start With Giving Women Equal Pay

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 07.17.2014 | Business

Closing the gender pay gap would do more than just help working women: It could also help shore up the nation’s finances, a new study suggests. ...

At This Rate, Women Won't Make As Much As Men For At Least 75 Years

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 07.15.2014 | Business

Working women likely won’t have pay equality with men in their lifetimes. Neither will their daughters. That’s one of the many depressing find...

Not a Symbol, A Breakthrough: 30 Years Since Geraldine

Stephanie Schriock | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics
Stephanie Schriock

Today marks 30 years since Geraldine Ferraro became the first woman to join a major party's presidential ticket. When she joined Vice President Walter Mondale's presidential ticket in 1984, Geraldine Ferraro didn't just make history, she changed the political world for women.

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.

Super-Rich Guy To 'Zillionaires': Back $15 Minimum Wage Or Prepare For Revolution

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 07.03.2014 | Business

A Seattle millionaire is urging his super-rich peers to support a $15 minimum wage or face the possibility of a devastating populist revolt. In an ...

Valerie Jarrett Blasts 'Ridiculous' Women's Pay Inequality

HuffPost Live | Posted 06.24.2014 | Women

Valerie Jarrett is sick of the "ridiculous" gap between men's and women's salaries, and she told HuffPost Live that now is time for a change more than...

Tyler Kingkade

Male Faculty Make A Lot More Than Female Faculty At Some Of The Best Colleges

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 06.23.2014 | College

Several of the most prestigious colleges and universities in the country pay male faculty on average about $40,000 more than their female colleagues, ...

Mom's Equal Pay Day Highlights How Far We Still Have to Go

Linda Meric | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics
Linda Meric

Sunday may be Father's Day but June 12 is Mothers' Equal Pay Day, recognizing how far into 2014 moms must work to earn the same wages that fathers made in 2013 alone.

The Threat of CEO-to-Worker Pay Disparity and How to Change It

Keith Mestrich | Posted 06.05.2014 | Business
Keith Mestrich

The new record of already stratospheric executive pay is another sign that the staggering growth in the CEO-to-worker pay gap we've seen over the last half-century isn't changing anytime soon -- unless we step up and take action.

The Central Contradiction of Capitalism that Piketty Overlooked

John Fullerton | Posted 07.22.2014 | Business
John Fullerton

While it is true that the long-term dynamics of unequal wealth distribution are indeed unsustainable and unconscionable, a reality much less obvious is buried in the data

#WhatMothersNeed This Mother's Day

Debra L. Ness | Posted 07.11.2014 | Women
Debra L. Ness

So, although flowers, brunch and other gifts are a fine way to show the mothers in your life that you care, take some time this Mother's Day to think about the challenges facing America's mothers and families.

Congratulations, Graduates! Equal Pay Is Already Out Of Your Reach

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 05.01.2014 | Business

When it comes to equal pay, women are at a disadvantage to men from the minute they start working -- even when they have the same education. The a...

Gender Wage Gap Points to Broader Negotiation Disparities

Paula Gutlove | Posted 06.29.2014 | Women
Paula Gutlove

Why is salary transparency so important to some and so frightening to others? Why wouldn't everyone, both men and women, want to know what people earn in the workplace? Why does our society tolerate draconian measures that keep salary information a secret?

California Bill Would Punish Companies For 'Out Of Whack' CEO Salaries

AP | By DON THOMPSON | Posted 06.24.2014 | Business

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California effort to lead a national debate over the growing wage gap between CEOs and average workers took its first st...

Emily Swanson

Poll Shows Americans Are Conflicted Over Equal Pay Laws

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics

Here's where the push for equal pay laws may hit a snag: Many Americans agree women have fewer opportunities at work, but few think the answer lies in...

20 Words Every Woman Should Read

Meg Seitz | Posted 06.11.2014 | Women
Meg Seitz

We asked each woman to share who she is, what her business is all about, what inspired her and what advice she would give young entrepreneurs.

Equal! Equal! Read All About it! Why Equal Pay is Better Than Newspaper Headlines

Christina Pesoli | Posted 06.11.2014 | Women
Christina Pesoli

Whether the press is good or bad, if the officer is male, his gender is never in the headline. But if the officer is female, it is always part of the headline. And if a woman police officer performs both heroically and exactly as trained? Stop the presses!

Three Things to Think About Following Equal Pay Day

Barbara Lee | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics
Barbara Lee

Elevating women's pay on par with their male counterparts isn't only symbolic, it is practical. Is there a more literal marker of how we value women than how we compensate their time and talent? It is a step forward for women's leadership as well.

Mothers Make 71 Cents on a Man's Dollar -- Time to Celebrate?

MotherWoman | Posted 06.08.2014 | Parents
MotherWoman

Today is Equal Pay Day, a symbolic day that illustrates how far into the year a woman must work to earn the same amount made by a man in the previous year.

What Is the Wage Gap Costing You Every Day?

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 06.08.2014 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

Women choose to win lower wages just as much as they choose their gender, ethnicity or race. Making the assertion that the wage gap is somehow women's fault is not only sexist, it's racist too.

Why Does Equal Pay Really Matter?

Dana Theus | Posted 06.07.2014 | Impact
Dana Theus

There is no question that women and minorities are not at salary parity with white males in our business culture. But the prevailing myth that this is an evil plot to oppress us doesn't fly with me, because things get much more complex.

Let's Leave Mad Men-Era Pay Policies in the Past

Debra L. Ness | Posted 06.07.2014 | Politics
Debra L. Ness

In many ways, things have improved significantly for women in the workplace over the years. But April 8 is Equal Pay Day -- the day that marks how far into 2014 women have had to work to catch up with the wages paid to men in 2013.