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'House of Cards' and Gender Equality

Matt Hartman | Posted 03.04.2015 | Women
Matt Hartman

rancis' remarks show his gendered bias; he believes that Claire owes him her position. Yet, he forgets, all too easily, that he owes his position to Claire.

Jeb Bush Has At Least One Thing Right on Poverty

Tiziana Dearing | Posted 03.04.2015 | Politics
Tiziana Dearing

In a speech to the conservative Club for Growth this week, presidential hopeful and former Republican governor of Florida Jeb Bush espoused an idea about battling poverty that is, at its core, right.

Inequality and Fairness: Why Investors Should Care

Peter Schwartz | Posted 03.03.2015 | Money
Peter Schwartz

The effect of unequal educational funding is to reinforce existing wealth inequalities across social class, race, gender, and region. But the most significant effect is the reproduction of these inequalities across generations.

The Next Oprah Winfrey & Algebra: How to Empower Young African American Women With Additional Math Skills

Mark Charles Hardie | Posted 03.02.2015 | Black Voices
Mark Charles Hardie

By loving, cherishing, and supporting mathematics education for African American women and girls, we improve our society and empower future generations.

A Note to Jessa's God: We'll Trade You Soup for the Duggars

Sarah Toce | Posted 02.28.2015 | Gay Voices
Sarah Toce

Religious extremism is alive and well in the Duggar household, and its ugly tentacles extend far beyond the reach of the family's matriarch, Michelle.

The 'To Kill a Mockingbird' Sequel Is Exciting Enough to Rip Your Pants Over!

Jilly Rolnick | Posted 02.27.2015 | Teen
Jilly Rolnick

While America has taken huge steps towards equality, issues are still being fought over today. This month is Black History Month so it is especially important to celebrate how far our country has come and also address the shortcomings that remain.

It's About Time to Speak Up

Christa Dowling | Posted 02.27.2015 | Women
Christa Dowling

After many years, it is shameful that the subject of pay or wages is not solved. No, we must not skulk in the background, but put the subject center-stage. We've had endless conversations, and over many years, and they have gone unheeded.

Respect President Obama's Office, if not the Man

Senator Catherine Pugh | Posted 02.27.2015 | Politics
Senator Catherine Pugh

Apparently, it is somewhat difficult for the President's critics, who have not walked in his shoes or experienced his history to understand how you can love our country but still call on it every day to display equality, fairness and justice for all.

This Nun's Powerful Definition Of Humanity Is The Only One You Need

OWN | Posted 02.26.2015 | OWN

At 78 years old, Sister Joan Chittister has been a devoted Roman Catholic nun for six decades. The author of nearly 50 books, she also publishes a ca...

Inequality Is Connected, Any Color Any Land

Kelsey Heeringa | Posted 02.25.2015 | Gay Voices
Kelsey Heeringa

When it comes to equality, I stand on one side of the struggle as a gay person, but on the other side every day as a white one. Both of these positions are hopeful, daunting, and powerful, on every shore I call home.

Countries Are Banning Rapists From Marrying Their Victims To Avoid Punishment: Report

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 02.23.2015 | Impact

More countries are aiming to end sexual violence against women, as gender equality continues to become a priority around the world. In a new report...

Patricia Arquette's Stirring Oscars Call (and Teaching Moment) About Wage Equality

Christine Pelosi | Posted 02.23.2015 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

From President Obama's calls for equal pay to the House Democrats' Women Succeed agenda to the nonpartisan National Women's Law Center to now Oscar night itself, this issue is gaining traction.

Do You Believe in Democracy or in Equality -- or Both?

Marc Fleurbaey | Posted 02.23.2015 | World
Marc Fleurbaey

Is equality back to the center stage among peoples' values, is it the new compass in their search for better conditions of life and better institutions? Perhaps. But there is another value which has a much greater and steadier support: democracy.

Advancing the 'Weird Brown Girl Movement'

Sarah Beauchamp | Posted 02.19.2015 | Black Voices
Sarah Beauchamp

An African City is creator Nicole Amarteifio's web series chronicling the lives of five young Ghanaian women. In the comments on YouTube, someone asks, "Why are they acting like white girls?" Filmmaker, and one of the stars of An African City, Nana Mensah has never known how to answer that question.

Here's What I Want My Politician Brother to Know About How His Vote Will Affect LGBT People

Donald Collins | Posted 02.19.2015 | Gay Voices
Donald Collins

Arkansas bill SB202 blocks all cities and counties from enacting anti-discrimination laws that protect LGBT people. My brother, Arkansas Rep. Charlie Collins (District 84), cast his vote Friday in support of the SB202. What's incredible to me is that my brother supported this bill even though he has a gay brother and a lesbian sister.

Let's Celebrate the NBA and Its Effort to Be More LGBT Inclusive

Hudson Taylor | Posted 02.19.2015 | Sports
Hudson Taylor

While LeBron James and Kevin Durant might be some of the biggest success stories out of the league, perhaps it's time to pause and celebrate the league itself for its efforts to create a more inclusive environment for LBGT players and fans.

Heading to the Supreme Court This Valentine's Day

Christopher Punongbayan | Posted 02.13.2015 | San Francisco
Christopher Punongbayan

Valentine's Day takes on a special meaning at the Supreme Court this year. The first case on the docket delves straight into the matter of love and rights. Specifically, the Court is asked whether a U.S. citizen can be denied the ability to live here with her spouse without the government providing a reason.

How a Student from the Non-College Track Became a Founder of Schools

Joseph W. Gauld | Posted 02.11.2015 | Education
Joseph W. Gauld

We Americans believe in equality; therefore we believe each of us has a unique potential waiting to be realized. But only some of us excel in academics, just as some of us excel in athletics, performing arts, salesmanship and so on.

Book Review of P.O.W.E.R by Lisa Kramer

Sarah Cottrell | Posted 02.09.2015 | Books
Sarah Cottrell

Massachusetts based author and blogger, Lisa Kramer has put out a book that boldly seeks a feminist call to action by asking the question, "What would happen if women and girls joined their unique abilities to change the world?

The Future of the Sikh Tradition

Simran Jeet Singh | Posted 02.07.2015 | Religion
Simran Jeet Singh

Sikhs believe that one can follow any number of religious paths to the same ultimate goal, so long as that path is traversed and mediated by the same core values, including love, wisdom, and discipline. This model of open-mindedness and open-heartedness also keeps Sikhs from engaging in competitions to proselytize or missionize people.

What If I Don't Treat my Kids Equally?

Kathleen Siddell | Posted 02.06.2015 | Parents
Kathleen Siddell

My husband assures me that they don't have to be treated equally, they just need to be loved equally. I know he is right, but because they are kids, I worry this must look as if everything is equal, always.

#LikeAMan... What Does That Mean?

CT Working Moms | Posted 02.04.2015 | Parents
CT Working Moms

My favorite part is a little over a minute in, when the boy in the yellow shirt realizes that his interpretation of #LikeAGirl insulted girls, including possibly, his own sister. I love this ad so very much. However, as a boy mom, I just have to say... what about the boys?

Religious Freedom Gives Me the Constitutional Right to Violate Your Constitutional Rights, Right?

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 02.02.2015 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Conservatives just love the Constitution -- or at least they say they do. The thing is that they don't seem to have any idea how it works. At least that's a more charitable explanation than saying they don't care how the Constitution works and merely use it as a fig leaf while they undermine the rights it guarantees.

Can You Be a Global Woman?

Christa Dowling | Posted 01.30.2015 | Women
Christa Dowling

Whatever their nationality, women share a need to better themselves and secure their families through better food, better education and more awareness in safety. Surely there are moments of humiliation and humbling ones-yet even through all these moments, even the negative ones, women move forward.

The Ad Campaign That Deserves Our Attention and Action

Conor Gaughan | Posted 01.30.2015 | Gay Voices
Conor Gaughan

Advertising executives have recently realized something that those of us in the LGBT community have long known: That recognizing our families is meaningful.