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All Rise

Brenda Keesal | Posted 02.07.2017 | Religion
Brenda Keesal

On the eve of the inauguration of a disastrous president of the divided states, my mother took me to see a 7th-Day Adventist gospel choir at a South A...

Outspeak Wants Your Videos For #BlackHistoryMonth

Outspeak | Posted 02.01.2017 | HuffPost Live 321

This year Black History Month comes at a pretty devastating time in the nation's history. Despite steps forward, the continued prejudice against non-white Americans has come into the spotlight again with persistent systemic racial violence and a new President whose casually racist platform has encouraged white supremacists to come out of the woodworks.

Rise Up: This Is Not Complicated

Imani Michelle Scott, Ph.D. | Posted 01.31.2017 | Politics
Imani Michelle Scott, Ph.D.

"Hitler didn't steal the power, his people voted for him, and then he destroyed his people." - Pope Francis If we want freedom If we want peace If we...

We Are Marching

Julia Fehrenbacher | Posted 01.26.2017 | Politics
Julia Fehrenbacher

We march because we were taught to stand up straight. Because in the face of injustice, inequality unkindness -- silence is just another word for fea...

Onward, March!

Cynthia Dill | Posted 01.18.2017 | Politics
Cynthia Dill

There is a difference between a march and a protest: One moves forward, the other pushes back. There's also a difference between a sore loser and some...

Helping Create Allies One Child At A Time

Chris Tompkins | Posted 12.08.2016 | Queer Voices
Chris Tompkins

One of the biggest reasons I hear from parents why they don't discuss gender and sexuality with their children is, "they're too young to understand." What I hear with that response is, "it's not something I understand or am comfortable speaking with them about." Children will learn anything we teach them.

Decades after Eleanor, Equality Still Eludes Women In Politics

Jonathan Lash | Posted 11.23.2016 | Politics
Jonathan Lash

It's clear that breaking down patriarchal power structures will require more of us to accept women as their leaders, and more women to contend to be accepted as leaders.

5 Reasons To Rebrand Motherhood And the #1 Reason We Can't Wait

Marilynn Halas | Posted 11.03.2016 | Parents
Marilynn Halas

Moms can't wait any longer for equal rights. We have to claim them now. That's the new motherhood brand, tenderhearted tough mothers who empower our f...

Trump And His Ilk Want To Roll Back Women's Rights

Tim Rymel | Posted 10.14.2016 | Women
Tim Rymel

America, with all its wealth and technology, doesn't seem much further along than third-world countries when it comes to how women are viewed. The fact that someone like Donald Trump has gotten as far as he has, spurred on by millions of militant, mindless followers, leaves a rather bleak view of women's rights and their future status. We should all be concerned.

Equal Opportunity for Women & Men in Uniform - Look to Norway

Kåre R. Aas | Posted 10.05.2016 | Politics
Kåre R. Aas

Tomorrow the five Nordic Embassies in D.C., in cooperation with the Center for Transatlantic Relations at the Johns Hopkins University's School of Adv...

This Coffee Shop Charged Women More Than Men

Zac Thompson | Posted 10.05.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Zac Thompson

To illustrate the inherent sexism of the Pink Tax a coffee shop charged women more than men for a cup of coffee and captured their reactions on video.

Don't Take Karen Pence's Towel!

Gina Barreca | Posted 07.20.2016 | Women
Gina Barreca

Trump's VP pick, Mike Pence, has a wife named Karen. Mrs. Pence developed a product called "THAT'S MY TOWEL!" I was first alerted to this by a piece published in Jezebel--a number of my readers sent me the link--about how Mrs. Pence decided the world problem she needed to fix was the fact that people might mix up towels.

The Circle of Life Continues

Tammy L. Coia | Posted 06.23.2016 | Politics
Tammy L. Coia

Moments, those times in our lives when we wish they could go on forever and ever. I just had a day like that. My youngest son got married and I watched as his life begins in a whole new way. That same day I sat with my other son and as we played with his daughter, my first grandbaby during the reception.

The Orlando Shooting Must Not Divide Us

Areva Martin | Posted 06.20.2016 | Queer Voices
Areva Martin

As the shock of what happened last week in Orlando begins to subside, we are left with many serious questions about what happened, and what the future...

For Father's Day, Correcting The Record About Dads

Josh Levs | Posted 06.17.2016 | Parents
Josh Levs

All year round, the nation is fed a steady diet of false claims about dads. These myths hurt everyone -- children, women, men, businesses, and all of society. They fuel the backward structures that prevent gender equality from taking root. (Why offer men a chance to do caregiving if they're just going to sit around and do nothing anyway?)

On Behalf of the LGBT Community, We Don't Want Your Pity

Mark Baer | Posted 06.15.2016 | Queer Voices
Mark Baer

On the evening of June 11, 2016, we experienced the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, when Omar Mateen opened fire in a gay club in Orlando, Fl...

Where the 'L' Are the Women?

Lori Sokol | Posted 05.24.2016 | Queer Voices
Lori Sokol

Attend any major LGBTQ political rally or hearing where issues affecting the rights of the entire LGBTQ community are debated and decided, for example, and you will find most of its leaders are male. This therefore begs the question, 'Where are the women?'

If We Believe in the American Promise, Time for the 28th Amendment

Jeff Clements | Posted 05.18.2016 | Politics
Jeff Clements

Citizens United and its money-dominated "marketplace" political system frames a national conflict between two irreconcilable Constitutional values: principles of wealth-based representation and corporatism versus principles of human freedom and equal citizenship.

We the People Make America Great: Viewpoint of an American Bisexual

Kevin Hogan | Posted 05.12.2016 | Queer Voices
Kevin Hogan

Ever since the race for the Republican presidential nomination began, one thing in particular has been bugging me. It's the statement that we need...

New York Farmworkers Deserve Equality

Joann Lo | Posted 05.09.2016 | New York
Joann Lo

By Joann Lo, Food Chain Workers Alliance, and Katia Chapman, Rural and Migrant Ministry There are few consumer opportunities to consider the origin ...

A Feminist's Response to Time's 1998 Cover Story, 'Is Feminism Dead?'

Jackie DeHon, Ph.D. | Posted 04.25.2016 | Women
Jackie DeHon, Ph.D.

Several years ago Time announced "The Death of Feminism". Excuse me! Just as a very-alive Mark Twain announced that "reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated", so are pronouncements of the "death of feminism" and the subsequent creation of the pseudo-term "post-feminism."

It May Be More Than A Decade Before We See A Woman On The Front Of A U.S. Bill

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 04.19.2016 | Politics

This week's anticipated victory for groups pushing the U.S. Treasury to put a woman's picture on the $20 bill was soured by news that the wait might s...

Liz Hausle trades Music Industry job to Empower Women

Danai P. Maraire | Posted 04.26.2016 | Women
Danai P. Maraire

Amidst the clutter of the internet and the constant stream of content meant to entertain and mass marketed toward women; think "best dressed" lists, w...

'Deeds Not Words'

Bobbie Brinegar | Posted 04.13.2016 | Politics
Bobbie Brinegar

As we celebrate today's monument designation, we remain hopeful for more "deeds" that recognize the contribution of women and move them towards full equality and participation in society.

What Is Normal?

Emma Davidson | Posted 11.05.2016 | Parents
Emma Davidson

What do we even mean by labelling things "normal," are we tagging them as socially acceptable? If you're not "normal," does that make you abnormal? A word that we so frequently associate with weird and therefore a lack of social acceptability?