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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.

Sorry, Republicans: Ending Birthright Citizenship Violates The Constitution

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 08.20.2015 | Politics

Key figures in the crowded Republican field have spoken loud and clear about their desire to do away with birthright citizenship for the childre...

Trump's Anti-Citizenship Plan Is a Historic Loser

Elizabeth B. Wydra | Posted 08.19.2015 | Media
Elizabeth B. Wydra

Far from offering a bold new immigration reform plan that would "make America great again," Trump's plan recycles anti-immigrant ideas that were resoundingly defeated 150 years ago.

What If We Are Not All Created Equal?

Cody Cain | Posted 08.19.2015 | Politics
Cody Cain

One little detail in the fine print is that even though you can be anything you wish to be, in order to actually achieve it, you must compete against and beat out everyone else in the world who is also vying for that very same position. And of course only one person will win, and everyone else will lose.

What It's Like To Come Out Later In Life As A Binational Couple

Caroline Hart | Posted 08.17.2015 | Gay Voices
Caroline Hart

My wife, Laurie Hart, and I both came out later in life. She was 34 and I was 42, so that was the first of many hurdles we had to get over. We had ...

2015: The Year We Stopped Putting Up With Your Shit

Christian Gabriel | Posted 08.16.2015 | Black Voices
Christian Gabriel

How are elite businessmen supposed to continue to fill their private prisons with poor and working class people of color, mostly blacks, if that system is challenged and dismantled? It's ludicrous!

"The Lucky Country"... Really?

Harry Cook | Posted 08.16.2015 | Gay Voices
Harry Cook

Australia used to hold the title of "The Lucky Country"... Yeah, lucky if you're a heterosexual, caucasian male. The rest of us are screwed.

Presidential Wannabes Call for Greater Citizen Equality - Except When It Comes to Our Youngest Citizens

Christopher Phillips | Posted 08.18.2015 | Politics
Christopher Phillips

Calls for greater equality are all the rage among many candidates for the highest office in the land. For Lawrence Lessig, a widely admired advocate for campaign finance reform who just threw his hat in the ring, "citizen equality" is what matters.

Taxing the Rich Was a Pillar of Our Modern Society

Cody Cain | Posted 08.13.2015 | Politics
Cody Cain

So here we are today, plagued by severe income inequality throughout our society. But it wasn't always like this. In fact, for just about our entire modern history, our society required the wealthy to contribute their fair share of taxes.

Does 'Feminism' Deserve Its Bad Rap?

Samara Wolpe | Posted 08.12.2015 | Women
Samara Wolpe

I consider myself a feminist, but when I argue for equal rights, I am disregarded because of the label of feminism. I wish it were not this way, but feel an obligation to fight for equality, even if it comes at a heavy cost.

Who's in Charge? Most Teens Don't Care

Shelley Bird | Posted 08.12.2015 | Business
Shelley Bird

Ask any teenager who's the more effective leader, a man or a woman, and the majority says both. This is the finding of a recent study out of Harvard on Teens and Leadership.

Ferguson Forward: Words On My Son, Mike Brown

EBONY.com | Posted 08.19.2015 | Black Voices
EBONY.com

I want the world to be inspired by the impact of Mike-Mike's death, which has awakened this country not only to the disparities in our justice system and communities, but also the need for us to pay attention to the younger generation.

Take Down Inequality: Healthcare, Same-Sex Marriage... Next Step Women?

Parker Beauchamp | Posted 08.06.2015 | Impact
Parker Beauchamp

These landmark rulings are living proof that, given the proper moral compass and support from governing bodies, we can achieve equality. Although we still have a long way to go, a celebration is in order. America has made history -- but it shouldn't stop there!

Reflecting Before We Evaluate: Measuring Women's Development in the Gulf

Sarah Elzeini | Posted 08.05.2015 | World
Sarah Elzeini

The Gulf region, indeed, holds some of the most conservative laws in the world in comparison, and it is essential for them to transition out of this -- however, the reality is, very few places on earth have come so far and so fast, as the Arabian Peninsula in the 21st century.