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The Women's Vote: Ebola or Equal Pay?

Martha Burk | Posted 10.24.2014 | Politics
Martha Burk

Ebola-hawking candidates are trying for a bait and switch, but my bet's on women. Voting for someone who plays on Ebola fears while denying female workers a chance at equal pay is a fool's game -- and female voters are not fools.

Teaching Our Girls

Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum | Posted 12.21.2014 | Women
Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum

"Bothering" is how we change the world. "Bothering" is how we make it okay for a cheerleader to be great at science and math, for a woman doctor or scientist or engineer to be paid the same as her male colleagues.

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.

Transgender Mother Responds to Being Named 'Working Mother of the Year'

Meghan Stabler | Posted 12.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Meghan Stabler

Working Mother has named me "Working Mother of the Year." In fact, this is the first time a transgender woman has been chosen to receive the magazine's prestigious award. Remarkable, isn't it? Actually, it's not. I'm just like any other mom. What is remarkable is the staggering inequality we working mothers face.

Would a Push to Hire More Women Reduce Gender Pay-Gap? Not Until We Fix the Pipeline

Bhagwan Chowdhry | Posted 11.30.2014 | Women
Bhagwan Chowdhry

If the percentage of qualified women remains lower than that of men, gender balance at all organizations is mathematically impossible. The cure then is to fix the pipeline. The gender balance in pay will follow.

Obama, Republicans Battle Over Equal Pay

Reuters | Posted 06.08.2014 | Politics

By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON, April 8 (Reuters) - The White House and congressional Republicans blasted each other on Tuesday over equal ...

Women Who Demand Equality Are Not Whiners

Rep. Jackie Speier | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics
Rep. Jackie Speier

Out of touch comments from GOP lawmakers are a common occurrence, but having a woman call women who demand equal pay whiners is utterly sad and a new low. Minnesota State Rep. Andrea Kieffer made this absurd comment when she argued that the Women's Economic Agenda is "putting us backward in time."

Sabrina Siddiqui

Hey, GOP: Most Americans Support Raising Minimum Wage, Equal Pay For Women

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A majority of Americans support policies that would improve equality for women in the workplace, according to a new poll released Wednes...

Sabrina Siddiqui

There's A Serious Gender Gap When It Comes To Paid Time Off

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 02.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Women are significantly less likely than men to receive extended paid leave from their employer, a new poll shows. In the last few ye...

Laura Bassett

Districts With Widest Gender Wage Gaps Have Congressmen Who Oppose Fair Pay Laws

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 04.11.2013 | Politics

Four out of five of the U.S. congressional districts with the widest wage gaps between men and women are represented by congressmen who oppose equal p...

Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In and the Rise of Fourth Wave Feminism

Mary Buffett | Posted 05.19.2013 | Women
Mary Buffett

The lead-up to and publication of Sheryl Sandberg's new book, Lean In, has brought a tsunami of controversy about women and work and I must say, we are long overdue for a national conversation surrounding gender inequality.

Why Do Women Make Less Than Men? From Gloria Steinem (WATCH)

Posted 08.14.2013 | MarloThomas

Women earn less money than men do for performing the same job. Feminist Gloria Steinem stopped by Mondays With Marlo to discuss why this is still happ...

Obama, Romney and the Equal Rights Amendment

Roberta Francis | Posted 12.31.2012 | Politics
Roberta Francis

Failure to support equal rights for women and men is reactionary public policy that threatens many mainstream legal advances of the past half-century, such as Title IX. It's also harmful to individuals, families, and the economy.

America Lagging Behind in Female Political Representation

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 11.18.2012 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

As female representation in the United States slips even lower, one has to ask whether women will ever experience the political strength found in other democracies.

Do Women Really Deserve to Be Paid the Same As Men?

Dean Obeidallah | Posted 08.06.2012 | Politics
Dean Obeidallah

What do you think the pay would be for two people working in the same workplace, doing the same job for the same length of time? If your answer was "the same," odds are you would be wrong if one of those two employees was a woman.

Jennifer Bendery

Romney Again Ducks Equal Pay Questions

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney still won't say whether he supports a Senate bill to ensure equal pay for women, despite f...

The Promise of Economic Security for Our Mothers

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand | Posted 07.12.2012 | Women
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

As we all know, there is no harder, or more rewarding job, than being a Mom. But for so many mothers who work outside of the home, it's made even harder by the lack of equal pay for women in our country.

Amanda Terkel

Scott Walker Defends Repealing Equal Pay Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) on Tuesday defended his recent decision to repeal the state's 2009 Equal Pay Enforcement Act, saying tha...

We're Number One, But We're Not Cheering

Catherine Hill | Posted 06.16.2012 | DC
Catherine Hill

Change is around the corner we're told. Unfortunately, the truth is that women are far from earning wages equal to men's, let alone surpassing them.

Another Equal Pay Day? Really?

Marlo Thomas | Posted 06.11.2011 | Business
Marlo Thomas

I can't believe we're having another one. I still have my little green button from 1970 with "59¢" emblazoned on it. Now we're at 77 cents. Forty years and 18 cents. A dozen eggs has gone up 10 times that amount.

Women Deserve Equal Pay for Equal Work

Sen. Tom Harkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Tom Harkin

On April 20th, Americans observe Equal Pay Day -- the date that marks the 110 extra days that women must work into 2010 in order to equal what men earned in 2009.

Sam Stein

Biden, Clinton To Unite As Obama Woos Women Voters

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama is continuing his effort to court women voters, with a fundraiser, new television ad, and a coordinated event with Hillary Clinton this w...

Sam Stein

Obama Lays Out Plans To Woo Women Voters: Forget Palin, Focus On Equal Pay

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

During a conference call with national female supporters on Monday, Barack Obama and his aides outlined a comprehensive strategy to target female supp...