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How Gender Bias Hides Men Too

Beth Hand | Posted 10.07.2015 | Women
Beth Hand

The Wall Street Journal recently reported on Women in the Workplace. The articles spoke to the progress that has been made toward increasing gender equality and where it continues to lag, if not languish.

Farrakhan Remembers The Day A Million Men Stood Up | Posted 10.07.2015 | Black Voices

The Million Man March showed that we could come together and love each other. The legacy that what we established on that day needs to be analyzed, because if we can do it for a day, we can do it for a week, a month, a year, and that is the beginning of a brand-new reality of a Black life.

Dear Matt Damon,

Harry Cook | Posted 09.30.2015 | Gay Voices
Harry Cook

Perhaps instead of a world where actors need to keep quiet about who they love, we could start a movement where people just accept that everyone is different and that's ok.

Your Human Rights Don't Infringe On My Religious Freedom

Mica McGriggs | Posted 09.29.2015 | Religion
Mica McGriggs

There is a stink in the air and it's the putrid smell of Christian elitism framed as "religious freedom." The Christian right in America has been successfully bullying non-religious and religious minorities for centuries.

Elites Don't Favor Income Equality When It Costs Them Too Much

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 09.25.2015 | Business

A new behavioral economics study shows that elites don't favor a level economic playing field when it's expensive for them to do so, regardless of wh...

Imagine That!

Marcia Liss | Posted 09.24.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


Amber Rose -- A Fresh Take On Female Empowerment

Rachel Hampton | Posted 09.24.2015 | Women
Rachel Hampton

Whether you support her eye-opening Instagram posts or not, you can't deny the unique strategy #MuvaRose is using to bring topics that affect her and women everywhere to the forefront of women's issues.

Four Ways of Fostering a Less-Than-Toxic Work World

Laura Mather | Posted 09.28.2015 | Business
Laura Mather

The natural effect of flexible, digital work environments are workdays that go beyond an 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. window. Vacations are critical to employee satisfaction and mitigating burnout.

Why It's Okay to Be an Imperfect Feminist

Sherina Harris | Posted 09.22.2015 | Women
Sherina Harris

Although Emma Watson is a great role model, it's incorrect to think that in order to be a feminist you need to support the cause in Emma Watson-like proportions. The thing is, there's no "right" way to be a feminist. I worry that the fear of not perfectly embodying feminism limits people's support for the cause.

Equality Should Not Be the Only Interchangeable Word With Feminism

Erin Logan | Posted 09.16.2015 | Women
Erin Logan

Solely using this terminology, especially as a way to recruit new feminists, is contributing to the growth of white feminism: the exclusion of women who do not identify with the gender binary, non-Western women and women of color from the mainstream movement.

Cut To Video: Reflections On James Blake, On-Camera Police Brutality | Posted 09.16.2015 | Black Voices

One officer told me that if I simply complied with his instructions to show my ID, then I wouldn't have been detained. I demanded to know why I was rushed and restrained with handcuffs. "Why don't you trust police?" the officer shot back.

Advocating for Women's Rights, Equal Pay and Opportunity

Parker Beauchamp | Posted 09.15.2015 | Impact
Parker Beauchamp

It's no secret that the recent Supreme Court rulings to uphold the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and legalize same-sex marriage are monumental for our n...

A Rosh Hashanah Sermon on Gender Equality

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 09.15.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

"Man and woman were created in the Divine image. Male and female God created them." Each year we reread the story of creation. We return to our story of origin as a signal that Rosh Hashanah is all about returning to our truest selves -- or as we say in Hebrew, tshuvah.

Why #Beijing20 Matters to Every One of Us and How to Start Taking Action for Gender Equality in Your Everyday Life

Erin Stein | Posted 09.01.2015 | Women
Erin Stein

On September 5th and every day afterwards remember that there are no human rights that "they" are denied that "we" enjoy, be that defined by gender or geography. When it comes to humanity, we are them and they are us.

7 New Books to Read This Fall

Adam Grant | Posted 08.27.2015 | Books
Adam Grant

Here's a preview of the exciting new books on work and psychology. Instead of just spouting their opinions, these authors bring us real data.

The Love Longer KC Project: Why You Need to Know About It

Summer Collins | Posted 08.26.2015 | Gay Voices
Summer Collins

This act of pure love, pure kindness... Is what we as not just a city, not just as a state, but as a country need to be doing more of to make everyone feel equally loved.

To Achieve True Workplace Equality for Women, Women and Men Need Time Parity

Sylvia Ann Hewlett | Posted 08.26.2015 | Women
Sylvia Ann Hewlett

To enable women to contribute most fully, companies must offer flexible work arrangements and leave policies that allow both men and women equal opportunities to manage their work/life balance without penalty or stigma. It's both the smart and right thing to do.

What Ginger Rogers Has to Do With Women's Equality

Susan Danish | Posted 08.26.2015 | Impact
Susan Danish

We have the right to vote and that's a powerful right. But we know that the equality dance is a marathon when we think about the many inequalities that still exist -- you've read about them -- the pay gap, the top leadership gap, the disproportionate number of women living in poverty, and so on!

I Am Mad

Donna Henes | Posted 08.26.2015 | Women
Donna Henes

My partner often questions why I watch the news if it makes me so mad. Because it is important for me to know what is going on around me. I do not want to be deaf and blind to ignorance or violence, even if the shrill blare and horrendous images are painful.

6 Steps to Deleting the 'R' Word

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.26.2015 | Impact
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

The next time you see a middle-schooler or even a peer use derogatory terms, make faces or inappropriate impressions or gestures related to disability, take that opportunity to talk about it. It all starts with a conversation. A conversation many won't have, unless you bring it up.

Dear President Carter

Angela Garcia Combs | Posted 08.24.2015 | Politics
Angela Garcia Combs

When I had no safety at home, when food was scarce and my life seemed impossibly violent and out of control, you became President. You instilled a belief in me that moral leadership will win.

When You Compare, You Lose

Byron Katie | Posted 08.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Byron Katie

When we believe our thoughts, we divide reality into opposites. We think that only certain things are beautiful. But to a clear mind, everything in ...

Remembering The Trans Women We've Lost In 2015

The Huffington Post | Jared Greenhouse | Posted 08.21.2015 | Gay Voices

Transphobia has resulted in the murders of 19 trans women this year alone, a significant increase from last year's 14 murders. Of ...

From Awareness to Action: How Technology Can Transform Its Industry's Own Bias Problem

Laura Mather | Posted 08.21.2015 | Technology
Laura Mather

Women and people of color who are engineers don't fit the pattern of what looks like success in their own industry, so they don't seem "real" to the majority. This implicit bias is embedded in our gut -- the gut we rely on to hire or dismiss candidates who are not a "culture fit."

Amazon Can't Defend Its Lack of Paternity Leave

Josh Levs | Posted 08.20.2015 | Business
Josh Levs

The ways in which businesses benefit from offering paternity leave are so clear and proven that corporate leadership has to dig its collective head way, way down in the sand to miss it.