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Gender Discrimination

Witch-Hunting May Finally Be Ending in India

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.15.2015 | Women
Van Winkle's

In parts of Africa and Asia, witch-hunting is alive and well, in a very literal sense. And, just like those Salem trials, 21st-century witch-hunting functions as a thinly veiled patriarchal scheme to target and punish women, as well as members of other disenfranchised groups, such as the mentally ill.

So, How Many Faces of Women AreThere on Banknotes Around the World?

Shir Nosatzki | Posted 07.08.2015 | Women
Shir Nosatzki

What is there in common between an Egyptian Pharaoh, a Swedish zoologist, a Bolivian lawyer, a Chilean war hero, a Nigerian bank manager, a tenth century Korean king and Mahatma Gandhi? The image of all of them is on a banknote. Oh, yes, and of course they all are (dead) men.

Julia Gillard on leadership and women in public life

Laura Dunn | Posted 07.04.2015 | Politics
Laura Dunn

Former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard received a warm welcome when she returned to her homeland of Wales earlier this week. Visiting the Na...

Ecstasy And Despair On This Historic Day

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 06.28.2015 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

I am rejoicing today, and ecstatic that in the years to come, the love that I share with my husband and the love that millions of other LGBT Americans experience will be honored and that LGBT people will have gained dignity and justice at last.

Women in the Workplace: What Businessmen Can Learn From Angelina Jolie

Jeffery Tobias Halter | Posted 06.17.2015 | Business
Jeffery Tobias Halter

Jolie-Pitt's message in South Africa is important: That women's advancement does not have to happen despite men, it has to happen alongside men.

ILO Condemnation of Qatar Likely to Have Ripple Effects

James Dorsey | Posted 06.16.2015 | World
James Dorsey

The International Labour Organization has dealt a blow to Qatari assertions that the Gulf state complies with global standards for workers in a report that condemned the government for allowing Qatar Airways to "violate international and national agreements and institutionalize discrimination."

Giving Girls a Sporting Chance

Anita Casalina | Posted 06.16.2015 | Impact
Anita Casalina

It's summer time now and school's out. It seems like every park I pass has an organized group of kids engaged in some kind of sport. I realized recently that when I was a kid, there would have been a lot more groups of only boys.

Am I Really Sorry?

Elissa Stein | Posted 06.10.2015 | Women
Elissa Stein

For me, and many other women, apologizing, whether it's warranted or not, has become a constant, chronic state of mind. Saying "I'm sorry" so often gives power away. It's prostrating, docile, negating.

Out in the Night: A Gripping Reminder of LGBTQ Issues "Beyond Caitlyn" [Spoilers]

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 06.10.2015 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

Out in the Night, a POV documentary airing June 22nd on PBS, reminds us that countless others in the LGBTQ/gender non-conforming communities still face discrimination daily.

Girls Can't Play With Dinosaurs?

Emma 'The Gecko' Davidson | Posted 06.09.2015 | Parents
Emma 'The Gecko' Davidson

"Of course you can be a paleontologist when you grow up, you can be anything you put your mind to... You can't have dinosaurs they're for boys! What a...

Everybody! Wear The Pants on June 11

Helen Cordes | Posted 06.05.2015 | Women
Helen Cordes

Our girl members are often baffled that female pants-wearing is even an issue. Why wouldn't we all be baffled, really? What is so heinous about females donning the same things that men routinely wear?

Feds Investigate Allege Gender Discrimination Claims University Of Iowa

AP | RYAN J. FOLEY | Posted 06.04.2015 | College

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- A federal office will investigate the University of Iowa's handling of gender bias complaints against athletic director Gary B...

What Exactly Does 'It's A Man's World' Mean?

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 05.28.2015 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

In the United States, women in the House of Representatives didn't get a bathroom near the Speaker's Lobby until 2011. It matters that the vast majority of architects, engineers, construction workers and legislators are not affected by this problem.

Unconscious Gender Bias: Everyone's Issue

Lisa Marie Jenkins | Posted 05.27.2015 | Business
Lisa Marie Jenkins

I have been on a quest for two years to understand this million dollar question: Why do women in developed countries still only hold approximately 14% of all leadership roles? I've finally discovered the answer!

Something Is Off Kilter in the Avenger's World (And It Has to Do With Women)

Levi Ben-Shmuel | Posted 05.06.2015 | Entertainment
Levi Ben-Shmuel

Avengers: Age of Ultron is on track to be one of the top grossing movies of all time. But it was hard for me to fathom that the producers of this sure-to-be megahit decided to use outdated stereotypes for two of the women in the film.

A Night of a Thousand Genders

Lori Sokol | Posted 06.21.2015 | Gay Voices
Lori Sokol

'Why do we need to be told which toys are appropriate for girls and boys?' and 'Why are toys even categorized according a child's gender?' But, there was still a more crucial question that even I, a life-long feminist, did not think to ask: "Are there really only two genders?"

Online Reputation Management, CEOs and the Age of Gender Discrimination Litigation

Ellevate | Posted 06.18.2015 | Women
Ellevate

Ellen Pao's lawsuit against venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins vividly illustrates how CEOs and business leaders are scrutinized online in a way most of us will never be. Every day, the players in this case are the subject of articles, commentary and speculation.

Binary Bias: Recoding Women's Place in Technology

Debbie Madden | Posted 06.17.2015 | Technology
Debbie Madden

We know why otherwise capable women abandon technology careers or encounter disproportionate hurdles to advancement in a coding-centric workplace. We recognize all of these symptoms. Now we must decide how to fix this broken code.

It's Time for Equal Pay Now

Latifa Lyles | Posted 06.14.2015 | Women
Latifa Lyles

This Tuesday, April 14, marks Equal Pay Day. The date symbolizes how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year. That's right; women must work more than four extra months to earn the same about as her male counterpart.

Peeing While Trans*

Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R | Posted 06.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R

Never before did I think that relieving myself of bodily waste was a radical act.

Things My Male Tech Colleagues Have Actually Said To Me, Annotated

Cate Burlington | Posted 06.07.2015 | Women
Cate Burlington

"It's not 'P.C.' to say this, but..." Thank you for this helpful preface alerting me to the fact that I can spend the next 30 seconds fantasizing about "Star Trek" without missing anything important.

Reddit Hopes Ending Salary Negotiations Will Help Women

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 04.06.2015 | Business

Ellen Pao is still fighting.

Silicon Valley's Newest Disrupter

New York Times | Posted 03.28.2015 | Technology

Silicon Valley is enamored of “disrupters,” those shrewd, brave men — it is almost always men — who are hailed for enduring years of ridicule ...

Decision Coming In Big Silicon Valley Gender Discrimination Trial

AP | Posted 03.27.2015 | Business

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jurors who will decide the outcome of a much-watched gender discrimination lawsuit against a prestigious Silicon Valley venture...

Making Hollywood Less Sexist, One Crowd Scene at a Time

Colleen DeBaise | Posted 05.24.2015 | Women
Colleen DeBaise

If the fictional world of film and TV shows a landscape of female characters who are diverse, who have  unique attributes, who are CEOs and doctors and scientists -- how will that inspire our children? Will our children expect women in leadership roles? It should then be normal.