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Gender Roles

Moral Outrage Over Clinton Is About Gender, Not Deceit

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 09.28.2016 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

Today is post-debate Fact-Checking Day, which follows a recent media focus on the fact that Donald Trump is a shameless and inveterate liar. Within th...

THIS Might Be Why You Get Stuck Doing All The Chores

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 08.31.2016 | Healthy Living

Household chores can be pretty fraught: Who does what and how is it decided? And what does it mean about equality and harmony in your household? If b...

Identity Crisis: The Difficult Task Of Becoming Who You Are

Sherry Bronson | Posted 08.12.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Sherry Bronson

I was the right age but I'd avoided thinking about grandmother-hood. I couldn't imagine what it should, could, would, look like for me. So as my daughter waited patiently for my response, thrilled with her news, I knew that I was deliriously happy for her and would sort myself out later.

This Entrepreneur Shows Why It's So Important To Have Dolls For Boys Of Color

The Huffington Post | Felicia Kelley | Posted 08.08.2016 | HuffPost Live 321


How Parents Can Start To Dismantle Traditional Gender Roles For Their Kids

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 07.22.2016 | OWN

Dr. Shefali Tsabary says it’s time for a new wave of parenting. As society continues to evolve, the author and psychologist believes it is of the ut...

We Still Haven't Figured Out Cultural Gender Differences, but We're Getting Closer

Quora | Posted 07.14.2016 | Women

Are the behavioral differences between boy and girls biological or only cultural? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where c...

Explaining Gender Dysphoria And Transitioning Using A Sci-fi Young-Adult Movie Plot

Ariana Danielle Wojcik | Posted 07.12.2016 | Queer Voices
Ariana Danielle Wojcik

We are not confused, we are not being misled, and we are not trying to mislead you. When a person transitions and comes out to you and shares that with you, what you are seeing is a person being absolutely and painfully truthful with you. If you reject them, you are simply rejecting truth.

How Rejecting Gender Made Me Happier, Healthier -- Complete

Michael Whelan | Posted 07.05.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Whelan

I'm not a man. I'm not a woman. I'm not trans. So what the hell am I? Indefinable. I like that answer.

How Gender Roles in Parenting are Evolving

Quora | Posted 06.30.2016 | Parents

How are gender roles in parenting evolving in the 21st century, and what still needs to happen? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing n...

Straight Men Wear Makeup, Get Over It

Zac Thompson | Posted 06.30.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Zac Thompson

It's time we stopped empowering fear and insecurity with archaic gender ideas or destructive hashtags. Let's focus instead on making people proud and empowered about the things that make them unique.

The One Thing We Have To Stop Asking Trans People

Zac Thompson | Posted 07.01.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Zac Thompson

The question, "are you a boy or are you a girl?" seems like an innocent one, but for a person in the midst of a gender transition it can tap into serious personal insecurities.

Are Mother's Day and Father's Day Still Relevant?

Jeffrey Roach | Posted 06.21.2016 | Queer Voices
Jeffrey Roach

It's hard for me to take a holiday seriously if it's not connected to a day off from work. Or, worse yet, if it arbitrarily excludes people who don't meet the criteria being celebrated.

When It Comes To Work-Life Balance, It's Hard to Know What Dads Really Want

Lisa Levey | Posted 06.17.2016 | Parents
Lisa Levey

Millennial dads report wanting egalitarian marriages. They say family is important to them and they want to be more involved at home. Yet their careers command a large amount of their time and energy and they seemingly want more of it. You could argue that what millennial fathers really want is to "have it all."

Stop Romanticizing the Sexual Assault of Young Men

Amanda Redhead | Posted 06.09.2016 | Impact
Amanda Redhead

As a sexual assault survivor myself and the mother of a middle school aged son, I am aghast at the way that we are treating young men who are the victims of sexual assault.

Welcoming Men as Caretakers Can Help Close the Gender Pay Gap

ElsaMarie D'Silva | Posted 06.02.2016 | Women
ElsaMarie D'Silva

Viewing the gender gap as not just as a female issue but as a societal issue can help ensure a more equitable society where both men and women are able to exercise their rights fully to work and family without feeling shortchanged or discriminated against.

My Son Is Not the Man of the House

Bonnie Koehn | Posted 05.19.2016 | Divorce
Bonnie Koehn

My son is not the man of the house; he's a little boy! It's not his job to take care of mom; its mom's job to take care of mom.

Gender Neutral Language and the Word Feminism

Betsy Cairo | Posted 05.18.2016 | Education
Betsy Cairo

I am a cisgendered woman. I prefer the pronouns she, her, and hers. But I am not a feminist. The word feminism came from the word feminsime, coine...

Women Are Working More Than Ever--Inside The Home And Out

Brittany L. Stalsburg, PhD | Posted 05.10.2016 | Women
Brittany L. Stalsburg, PhD

So while women are taking on more responsibilities in the paid workforce, greater financial power does not translate to greater power or equality in the domestic sphere. And even though women are playing a bigger role in the management of their family's money, these additional responsibilities are on top of the other household tasks for which women are also responsible.

Nature vs. Nurture: Why Are Males & Females So Different?

Carol Morgan | Posted 05.10.2016 | Women
Carol Morgan

The "Nature vs. Nurture" debate will probably never be solved. Both are at play. It might be better to ask which one simply has more of an influence, because both are part of the formation of a person.

This Teen Has No Time For Outdated Gender Roles For Moms And Dads

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 04.25.2016 | Parents

One teen has had enough with bogus gender stereotypes in the world of parenting. A letter to the editor attributed to a 14-year-old named Anna Schleit...

Why My Parents Are Voting For Donald Trump

Lori Sokol | Posted 04.18.2016 | Politics
Lori Sokol

I was born in Brooklyn, and so were my parents. They still live there, in fact, each for almost 90 years. And although much of the borough has changed...

I Shared My Experience of Sexual Harassment And Here's What Happened

Brittany L. Stalsburg, PhD | Posted 04.14.2016 | Women
Brittany L. Stalsburg, PhD

When we blame women, we release responsibility from men, and that is the opposite of what we need to do to end rape, sexual assault, and sexual harassment.

Why 'The Good Wife' Is a Fail

Loolwa Khazzoom | Posted 03.15.2016 | Entertainment
Loolwa Khazzoom

Initially I was intrigued by the show, so much so that I binge-watched the first season and part of the second, before getting bored and irritated.

Do I Want My Daughter to Be a Princess?

Courtney Reynolds | Posted 03.13.2016 | Parents
Courtney Reynolds

I realize I'm sending mixed messages about girl power. "You can be anything you want," I tell them. "Girls are strong." And then 15 minutes later, when my four-year-old asks for a story, I'm reverting to the old standby: The prince sweeps the princess off her feet.

An Incredible Thing Happened When This Man Bought Himself A Pair Of Gucci Heels

Michael Rohrer | Posted 03.09.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Rohrer

I knew I had chosen a safe space in which to experience my grand initiation of wearing unmistakably women's shoes in public, but I wasn't prepared for the feeling of joy that flooded my heart.