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Gender Discrimination

The condition of women in Africa reveals the sorry state of the human condition on the continent

Ibrahim Assane Mayaki | Posted 07.11.2016 | World
Ibrahim Assane Mayaki

Source: Flickr This year, political leaders shall meet in July in Kigali, Rwanda, at the annual African Union summit where a great deal of emphasis...

The "Fix" Is In: Tweaking House Bill 2 (And Workers, Too)

Harold Lloyd | Posted 07.06.2016 | Politics
Harold Lloyd

The North Carolina legislature recently passed legislation partially restoring state-law employment discrimination claims eliminated by House Bill 2. ...

Decriminalizing Prostitution In South Africa: A Recipe to Extinguish the Legacy of Sara Baartman

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 07.01.2016 | World
Taina Bien-Aime

Prostitution, one of the most brutal forms of male-perpetrated sexual abuse, is illegal in South Africa. While corrupt police are known to arrest and brutalize the women for loitering, buyers of sexual acts are rarely arrested.

County Governments in Kenya Must Take Lead in Fight for Gender Equality

Siddharth Chatterjee | Posted 05.31.2016 | Impact
Siddharth Chatterjee

Ambassador Tarja Fernandez speaks at the International Women's Day on 08 March 2016. Photo Credit: Embassy of Finland, Kenya The 3rd Devolution Con...

Religious Hypocrites and Their Timeless Tactics: McCrory, Tartuffe, and House Bill 2

Harold Lloyd | Posted 05.22.2016 | Politics
Harold Lloyd

With HB 2, Pat McCrory fleeces every worker of employment protections including the right to sue in state court for discrimination based on "race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex or handicap."

Bernie Bros Made Me Finally Recognize Misogyny in America

Thrity Umrigar | Posted 05.05.2016 | Politics
Thrity Umrigar

Decades ago, Gloria Steinem had talked about the "click," moments, those aha, revelatory, eureka moments when a woman suddenly recognizes the gender discrimination she faces. I am sorry to say, I never had one of those consciousness-raising moments. Until now.

Maternity Leave vs. 'Me-ternity' Leave, and What It Means for Work-Life Balance

Jon Hyman | Posted 05.04.2016 | Parents
Jon Hyman

Until we, as employers, figure out how to permit our employees (women and men) to step away from work when needed and inject some balance into their lives, we will have employees like Meghann Foye calling for the folly of me-ternity leave.

Disdain for Women Oozes From Trump's Pores

Cody Cain | Posted 04.29.2016 | Politics
Cody Cain

Trump's genuine views about women are not difficult to discern. He reveals them in all sorts of ways as he rattles on and on. He can't help it. His true beliefs seep out of him and become obvious.

Gender Equality and Equity in Health Will Anchor Drive Towards Sustainable National Development

Siddharth Chatterjee | Posted 04.14.2016 | Impact
Siddharth Chatterjee

That advocacy drive by the Government of Kenya and UNFPA has culminated in an innovative project that is now being implemented in six of the forty seven counties with the highest maternal and child deaths.

Hillary Clinton: ‘There’s No Discount For Being A Woman, So Why Should We Be Paid Less?'

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 04.13.2016 | Women

Democratic hopeful Hillary Clinton outlined her plan for closing the pay gap between men and women at a roundtable in midtown Manhattan on Tuesday. T...

Pay Equity Best Practices Are Critical for Closing the Gender Pay Gap

Wendy Doyle | Posted 04.12.2016 | Women
Wendy Doyle

As the President and CEO of Women's Foundation, I'm often asked by supporters, "How can we help close the gender pay gap?" In the past, I've encouraged them to help raise awareness of the issue, to advocate for policy changes in state and local governments, as we've done. But now we have another tool in our toolki

North Carolina's New Anti-LGBT Law is Senseless -- And Sinister

Tom Spiggle | Posted 05.05.2016 | Business
Tom Spiggle

It's easy to ridicule North Carolina's new anti-LGBT law, but it's actually very disturbing. The idea that Tar Heel politicians felt such an urgent need to start policing bathrooms that they held an emergency session inspires mockery, not fear. But the law, passed with little review late last month, has a sinister side as well.

The Gender Disparity of Taxes: Toys, Tech and Tampons

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn | Posted 03.23.2016 | Women
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

From the childhood tricycle to menstruating years, on to workplace gender pay differentials and ill-designed consumer technology, and finally in aging, women are taxed through their life cycle well beyond what Mark Twain had in mind when he wrote about those two sure things, death and taxes.

Etsy's New Parental Leave Policy Is Basically Perfect

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 03.16.2016 | Business

Etsy just increased the amount of parental leave it offers. Starting April 1, all workers at the Brooklyn-based company known for selling hipster-prec...

Fertile Territory -- Why Women Need More Choice

Tewodros Melesse | Posted 03.14.2016 | Women
Tewodros Melesse

Those who suggest one way to raise fertility rates is to undermine reproductive health rights where they have been hard won, such as the right to contraception and to safe abortion, are wrong.

How I Got There: Vera Jourova

Lan Anh Vu | Posted 03.03.2016 | Impact
Lan Anh Vu

Image: European Commission Vera Jourova is the current European Union's Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality. She was previously t...

Why A Man Is Suing Yahoo For Sexism

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 02.07.2016 | Business

A man is suing Yahoo for gender discrimination -- and his claim might not be as absurd as it sounds. Discriminating against men just because they're m...

Subtle Discrimination in A Male-Dominated Workplace

Lindsay Rosasco | Posted 01.25.2016 | Women
Lindsay Rosasco

After getting my master's degree in teaching, I was fortunate to land a job in a school management company, and oddly enough, I was the only woman wor...

To be or not to be a Woman

Ayana Malaika Crichlow | Posted 01.19.2016 | Black Voices
Ayana Malaika Crichlow

We do not get to decide if another person self identifies as female or not, or what a female should look like by any means. Not only do we not get to do this for anyone but ourselves, but we do not get to dictate when or how a person claims their own womanhood.

Stealth Trans Houdini in the Men's Locker Room

Willy Wilkinson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Willy Wilkinson

It became a daily thought, to claim my body as male and to feel the liberation of congruence. I wondered what it could be like to have a body that would go unnoticed among men in the locker room; I fantasized about one day going for a swim without concern for my emotional and physical safety.

Stop Perpetuating Gender Types with Children's Christmas Toys

Catherine Tinsley | Posted 12.15.2015 | Parents
Catherine Tinsley

We, as a collective, socialize boys and girls to be different. We create and then amplify gender-based differences and then pass these along through both overt and subtle messages. Aside from the obvious anatomical differences, boys and girls are much more alike than they are different.

GOP Denying Women Basic Economic Rights

Alev Dudek | Posted 11.20.2015 | Politics
Alev Dudek

Women in the U.S.A. to date make approximately 79 cents to every dollar made by men. The reasons for the discrepancy are complex.

Ellen Pao Won't Stop Talking About Sexism In Tech. And Neither Should You.

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 11.10.2015 | Technology

They called her “the most hated person on the Internet” and named her one of the pariahs of Silicon Valley. She lost her sex discrimination lawsu...

Does Amnesty International's Sex Work Resolution Support "Gender Apartheid?"

Katherine Koster | Posted 11.10.2015 | World
Katherine Koster

Addressing inequality, a complex web of intersecting oppression and societal discomfort with the inclusion of people who engage in commercial sex is harder than blaming the sex trade for the exploitation and marginalization of women.

Why It's Just So Hard To Be Old In America

Paul Stoller | Posted 11.05.2015 | Fifty
Paul Stoller

The broad discrimination and pervasive violence that 'different' Americans must confront every day is a national disgrace that reflects the widespread ignorance and deep-seated bigotry that persists in America. There is another form of discrimination, however, that gets much less media attention.