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Gender Discrimination

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 But it was hard for me to fathom that the producers of this sure-to-be megahit decided to use outdated stereotypes for two of the women in the film.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 04.21.2015 | 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 04.18.2015 | 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 04.17.2015 | 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 04.14.2015 | 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 04.13.2015 | 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 04.08.2015 | 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 03.24.2015 | 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.

Why It Sucks Going To The Bank As A Woman

Sasha Bronner | Posted 03.24.2015 | Women
Sasha Bronner

How often do I have to raise my voice to be taken seriously? How acutely attuned are we to the way a man looks at the hem of our dress or the cut of our neckline?

Ellen Pao's Second Day On The Stand

AP | SUDHIN THANAWALA | Posted 03.10.2015 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A woman suing a prestigious Silicon Valley venture capital firm in a high-profile case alleging gender bias testified Tuesday t...

Kids Need To See Women On Currency, Here's Why And What You Can Do

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 03.10.2015 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

Money, like statues, holidays and postage stamps, is a form of public media that speaks particularly to what we, as a culture, think is important to note and admire. Women and their contributions remain either hugely underrepresented or, in the case of paper money, erased.

The Truth About Feminism

Janelle Ann McCarthy | Posted 05.03.2015 | Politics
Janelle Ann McCarthy

Feminism is the advocating the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes and promoting gender equality in society. Feminism is not misandry, which is hatred toward men or women wanting power over men in society.

The Powerful Message of the #LikeAGirl Campaign

Michael Friedman, Ph.D. | Posted 04.05.2015 | Women
Michael Friedman, Ph.D.

Let's take a cue from the #LikeAGirl campaign and change the conversation to empower rather than denigrate girls and women.

My Bias Against Measuring Bias

Margie Omero | Posted 03.28.2015 | 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 03.04.2015 | 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 03.01.2015 | 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 02.07.2015 | 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...