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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 Are Women So Underrepresented In Surgery Leadership?

Andrea Merrill | Posted 09.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Andrea Merrill

I am mistaken for a nurse almost every single day at work. While it is a compliment to be mistaken for a nurse (they are truly amazing and do things I never could do), the men I work with are never thought to be nurses. If they look young, they are usually mistaken for medical students... training to become doctors.

#IAmMoreThan My Scars

Shantonia Wayne | Posted 09.04.2015 | Women
Shantonia Wayne

I have always risen above my circumstances and my leg has never stopped me from pursuing my dreams, it may have slowed me down but never took my hope away.

The Realities Of Wedding Dress Shopping With An Ostomy Bag

Amy Oestreicher | Posted 09.04.2015 | Weddings
Amy Oestreicher

I felt the pressure to fit into the gowns I saw as I flipped through bridal magazines. Every photograph I looked at seemed to promote skin-tight satin and buttoned-up bodices. How would a backless gown look with a colossal surgical scar running down my back?

We Finally Know The Most Badass Female Marvel Hero

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 08.19.2015 | Entertainment

Loki has an army. We have a She-Hulk. Marvel just wouldn't be the same without its female characters. From Captain Marvel to Black Widow, th...

The Sexism A Young Barbara Walters Faced When She 'Asked The Tough Questions'

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 08.04.2015 | OWN

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Bad Ass and Owning It

Cynthia Kane | Posted 07.15.2015 | Women
Cynthia Kane

I will not blame myself or any other woman for giving into the fear. But I am going to celebrate every Serena, Bree, Malala, Janelle, Joanna and the countless other women who manage to point the way to out of the fear of being feminine while being who we are.

The Word That Will Change the World

Sarah Thebarge | Posted 06.19.2015 | Religion
Sarah Thebarge

As long as we divide the world between "us" and "them," what happened in South Carolina will continue to happen until we start using the word that will change the world: WE.

Stop Subtweeting, Start Engaging

Alex Lyman | Posted 05.18.2015 | Women
Alex Lyman

By using feminism and the female community as a way to seek and give support, we are creating our own circumstances for success. We could empower a woman to find the cure for breast cancer, completely shatter the glass ceiling and have our first female president. It's up to us.

The Female Creative and What It Means to Love Her

Skylar Liberty Rose | Posted 05.10.2015 | Women
Skylar Liberty Rose

She may be some or all of these things and much, much more. She will frustrate you. She will inspire and amaze you. She will infuriate you beyond a measure that you barely knew existed. She will be all kinds of temperamental. She cannot be any more or any less than she knows in that moment.

Farm #LikeAGirl? Real Girls Don't Abuse Female Animals

Erica Meier | Posted 04.21.2015 | Green
Erica Meier

In the pork industry and in much of animal agriculture, it's actually the female animals who are the most abused.

Is Art Feminine?

Christa Dowling | Posted 04.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Christa Dowling

"The excellency of every art is its intensity, Capable of making all disagreeable evaporate." John Keats (English Poet - 1795-1821) Art, any form o...

How a Non-Fanatic Female Found Football Zen During the Super Bowl

Tree Franklyn | Posted 04.07.2015 | Sports
Tree Franklyn

While I never shared or understood his passion, it seemed important to him that I at least took some interest in it. But after several attempts to understand the game, even after he explained the rules to me a million times, I just couldn't get into it.

Why Republican Women Don't Want A Female President

John A. Tures | Posted 03.28.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

When asked whether the respondent hoped there would be a female president, only 16 percent of GOP men and 20 percent of Republican women said yes. Could it be because of Sarah Palin?

Hollywood Director, Cathryn Michon, Discusses Her New Movie, "Muffin Top: A Love Story"

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 03.22.2015 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

It is remarkable and commendable that Michon put her labor of love, Muffin Top, together on the smallest of budgets with the smallest of crews, and yet the film overlooks no detail. The result is a film that looks like it was made for 10 times the budget.

Bad Hair Days and Nine Other Reasons Being a Female Sucks

Unwritten | Posted 03.10.2015 | Women

Starting with the menstrual cycle, to feeling like every man in the world will never understand you, here are the top 10 reasons being a female can totally suck, and maybe this will make you feel less alone.

Obstructing the Male Gaze in a Gaze-Dependent Culture

Maria X. Liu | Posted 02.15.2015 | Women
Maria X. Liu

Instead of naturally objectifying ourselves because it's expected, let's actively work on encouraging contributions, insights, ideas and voices.

Feminism Is About Equality, Not a Particular Gender: An Interview With Inga Schowengerdt

George Elerick | Posted 02.08.2015 | Women
George Elerick

1. Can you tell us a bit about who you are? I am a social and developmental psychologist passionate about advancing gender equality through research,...

Occupation: Girl Boss

ZOOM interiors | Posted 12.30.2014 | Women
ZOOM interiors

Take that desk of yours and decorate the sh*t out of it until it magically transforms into that corner office. To create the ultimate workspace, start by making it homey and personal with a jolt of energy. Think ambient lighting, warm pops of color and personal touches like artwork.

What Would An All-Female Supreme Court Bench Look Like?

Nikki Gloudeman | Posted 12.21.2014 | Women
Nikki Gloudeman

Is this a radical notion? Considering how male-dominated the Supreme Court has long been, yes. Is this an outlandish notion? It shouldn't be.

What Women Want

Robin Koerner | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics
Robin Koerner

Feminism is about enabling women to have what they choose. But women choose to feel like women - to experience the delectable polarity of the female and the male, and that requires a culture that empowers, and celebrates, both.

#AOLBUILD Hosts Director Extraordinaire Rob Reiner

AOL BUILD | Posted 09.16.2014 | Entertainment

Gino DePinto, AOL BUILD "If you are a creative person, you try to create things that are an extension of yourself" - professed Hollywood's jack-of...

Binaries Not Included

Stephanie Mott | Posted 08.06.2014 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

Eliminating the binary does not mean that someone can not identify as purely male or purely female. It means that no one has to. Gender does not paint the picture of who I am. Who I am paints the picture of my gender. Why not use all of the colors on the palette?

Is This the Life You're Living?

Jeanine Celeste Pang | Posted 08.02.2014 | Women
Jeanine Celeste Pang

You trust in saving graces like this. You trust that one day soon, you'll be able to laugh about this -- life's tragedy and consequent comedy. Because, at nearly 31, all you can do is accept that this is the life you're living.

Jonze's Her and Female Bodies on Film

Nel McDonald | Posted 04.26.2014 | Entertainment
Nel McDonald

Her and the lack of a female body seems less like a feminist victory, and more like the unfortunate end result of an industry thoroughly uncomfortable with the realities of the female form.