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Gender Discrimination

My Bias Against Measuring Bias

Margie Omero | Posted 01.26.2015 | Politics
Margie Omero

We'll need far more than a single question to decode the role gender has in Clinton's political fortunes. We would need to control for party, and mask that we're investigating bias. Because if voters are viewing Clinton through the lens of party, rather than gender, perhaps that may be progress after all.

Mom And Dad, Please Explain This One to Your Daughters

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 01.02.2015 | Politics
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Some months back, Senate Republicans blocked -- for the third time -- the Paycheck Fairness Act, a bill proposing to close the pay gap between men and women. The goal of the bill -- the attainment of equal pay for equal work -- seems like a no-brainer, right? Yet not a single Republican voted in favor of the Act.

A New Priority: Looking Ahead to College with My Transgender Daughter

Wayne Maines | Posted 12.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Wayne Maines

Not long ago, one quote jumped out at me, "I just wish the administration would at least acknowledge our existence." That student's statement reminded me that transgender students are still "separate but equal" at universities across the nation.

She Can Wear What She Wants Because She Lives in a Free Country Called India

Chetan Bhagat | Posted 12.11.2014 | World
Chetan Bhagat

Until we engage with all sides, no matter how regressive their attitude, we will never make a breakthrough in attitudes towards women.

To The Boys Who Told My Daughter She Couldn't Play Volcano Because She's a Girl...

Amber Nichols-Buckley | Posted 01.20.2015 | Parents
Amber Nichols-Buckley

You can't ever take back what you told her yesterday in that sandbox. It's a done deal. I know, because I've lived it.

Feminist Mama Manifesto

Lara Lillibridge | Posted 12.01.2014 | Parents
Lara Lillibridge

It's hard not to fall into sexism as the mother of sons. It's hard not to look at your friend's daughters as potential wives to your future head of the household. I know, I know, you can't say it. But you think it when no one is looking.

We Have a Problem Here

Rebecca Gallagher | Posted 11.26.2014 | Parents
Rebecca Gallagher

I have a daughter who will be off to college in a few years. But I also have a son. And as much as I pray for her to stay safe and smart, I'm teaching him to not be a rapist.

Women and Wages: Is the Pay Gap Smaller Than We Think?

LearnVest | Posted 11.25.2014 | Women
LearnVest

When it comes to the topic of gender equality, there is usually one issue upheld as an indicator of progress, or lack thereof: the wage gap.

Gender Bias Seen In Space Telescope Review Process

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 09.23.2014 | Science

Research shows that sexism remains a problem for female scientists here on Earth, and a disturbing new study suggests it may also exist in space--at l...

Why This College Senior Is Protesting Ladies' Night At His Local Bar

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 09.22.2014 | College

Some University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill students are protesting the "patriarchal culture" within the party scene at their campus. On Sept. 16...

Back-to-School Not Welcoming to All LGBTQ-Students in Massachusetts

Irene Monroe | Posted 11.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

It's back-to-school season for most and stepping back into the scene isn't easy for a lot of students -- especially LGBTQ students.

Finding Common Ground

Wayne Maines | Posted 11.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Wayne Maines

It is hard to stay calm when we read about transgender violence, and we continue to experience discrimination in our community's. It hard to be patient when our children's self-esteem is being eroded in ways most parents cannot fathom.

Pink Is for Girls and Purple Is for Boys

Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead | Posted 11.05.2014 | Parents
Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead

It's 2014. This all seems so archaic. Can't we all agree to let our kids like what they like without imposing on them an old-fashioned, arbitrary view about colors? They're just colors!

5 Tips to Handle Microaggressions Effectively

Anna Giraldo Kerr | Posted 10.08.2014 | Women
Anna Giraldo Kerr

Learning to handle microaggressions -- also known as micro inequities -- could feel like training to become a martial arts black belt: A slow process where most times you end up bruised and sore.

Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminism: What Exactly Is It, And Why Does It Hurt?

Kelsie Brynn Jones | Posted 10.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Kelsie Brynn Jones

Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminism, or TERF, is a loosely-organized collective with a message of hate and exclusion against transgender women in particular. They have attached themselves to radical feminism as a means to attempt to deny trans women basic access to health care, women's groups, restroom facilities, and more.

10 Everyday Sexisms And What Do You Do About Them

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 09.30.2014 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

When women take note of sexism during their daily lives -- for example, talking openly about street harassment or workplace bias -- and name it for what it is, they stop accepting it as "normal."

Renisha McBride, Trayvon Martin And How Race & Gender Have Affected Coverage

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 07.24.2014 | Black Voices

It's no secret -- the Trayvon Martin and Renisha McBride killings have striking similarities. Both were young black victims and in each case, the kill...

Force or Choice? American Muslim Marriages (PHOTOS)

Engy Abdelkader | Posted 08.31.2014 | Religion
Engy Abdelkader

American Muslims from across the country share their stories of love and marriage as a matter of choice -- as it should be. They are reflective of the more mainstream American-Muslim experience while also representing a model to be emulated by others.

Gender Equity Can Make America Competitive

Eve Ellis | Posted 08.20.2014 | Business
Eve Ellis

In his recent address at West Point, President Obama said the U.S. must always be a leader. And yet, leaders of U.S. corporations, so far, have seemed complacent with a lagging status quo.

6 Things to Learn About Microaggressions

Anna Giraldo Kerr | Posted 08.19.2014 | Women
Anna Giraldo Kerr

I have developed a hate/love relationship (yes, in that sequence) with the term microaggressions. I hate it because of the negative effects created by these small events. But I must confess that I love the fact that the term makes visible and real the experiences so many of us have endured because of being perceived different.

On Father's Day, Remember the Power of Our Daughters

Greg Speed | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics
Greg Speed

Frankly, like many parents who frequently travel for work, I can't help turning my focus to my kids this time of year and the occasional guilt that comes from many nights away from home.

America's Love-Hate Relationship With Mothers

Janis Powers | Posted 08.02.2014 | Women
Janis Powers

The responsibility for advocating for maternity leave does not fall solely on mothers and their families. It is an issue that all women must support. Regardless of whether a woman is a mother or not, she has the potential to be one. Therefore, any discriminatory behavior directed at mothers is, by extension, directed at all women.

Laura Bassett

Pelosi Will Hit The Road To Rally Single Women Voters

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics

The fate of the Democrats in November's midterm elections will depend heavily on voter turnout -- particularly among unmarried women, who are historic...

Do You Have Inner Gender Bias?

Suna Senman | Posted 07.21.2014 | Women
Suna Senman

Your brain is processing many more thoughts than you are aware of. Getting beyond this cognitive bias requires taking a fresh look at yourself and the world. To dispel your own cognitive bias, objectively observe masculine and feminine qualities in their basic, organic state as the equinox.

The New York Times Knows How to Tell the Difference Between a Male Editor and a Female Editor

BJ Gallagher | Posted 07.15.2014 | Business
BJ Gallagher

He's focused and ambitious; she's intense and driven. He stands on principle; she's inflexible.