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Gender Discrimination

The Gender Pay Gap: It Affects us All

Susan Bloch | Posted 10.19.2013 | Business
Susan Bloch

Parity is not only a "women's" issue. It affects us all. It makes no sense to penalize women when the benefit of their leadership to organizations and the economy are clear.

Pondering Male Privilege Post-Transition

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 10.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

The reality of male privilege is well established, but sometimes it feels taboo to ask how far male privilege goes. Who better to ask about it, though, than trans men and women who have lived on both sides of the divide?

The Insulting Comment Men Still Make To Danielle Steel

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 08.08.2013 | Women

Danielle Steel is the bestselling author alive and the fourth bestselling author of all time. And yet even she isn't immune to belittling comments abo...

Riley Cooper Provides Us With an Almost Teachable Moment

Jeffrey E. Schwarz | Posted 10.06.2013 | Sports
Jeffrey E. Schwarz

"The Riley Cooper affair" provides a pivotal opportunity for the National Football League to take the lead on this issue by getting its own house in order.

Christina Moss: Why I'm a Woman in Tech

Christina Moss | Posted 09.17.2013 | Women
Christina Moss

I have loved technology ever since I learned a little lightbulb in a plastic oven could make cake. I love working under pressure to solve a problem that a business relies on you to handle.

How One Man Discovered Gender Discrimination

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 07.15.2013 | Women

Kim O'Grady had a lot of trouble finding a job until he made one small change to his resume -- adding "Mr." in front of his name. In a Tumblr post...

What SCOTUS Got Wrong Last Week

Kate McGuinness | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics
Kate McGuinness

Know your rights and assert them. As Justice Ginsburg said in another context, "Better bitch than mouse."

How Women Are Best Positioned for the Economic Recovery

Mary Buffett | Posted 08.25.2013 | Women
Mary Buffett

We find ourselves, as a society, at one of the greatest pivot points in our nation's history. The jobs of the future -- those high-paying jobs that on balance will drive families into the middle class and beyond -- will favor women.

Alice Gets Her Stuyvesant Diploma 40 Years Late

David Mager | Posted 08.24.2013 | Good News
David Mager

My deceased friend Margaret Mead said, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful people can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." And Alice DeRivera wasn't even a group, just a 13 year old girl, acting alone.

The Global Search for Education: Women - Part 3

C. M. Rubin | Posted 06.19.2013 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

How is technology helping women's plight? What effective steps have been taken to educate girls and boys on the AIDS issue? What can private firms and corporations do to promote women's equality in the workplace and in society?

Cincinnati Archdiocese Appeals Award to Teacher Fired for IVF Pregnancy: Examining the 'Religious Freedom' Arguments

Bridgette Dunlap | Posted 08.19.2013 | Religion
Bridgette Dunlap

The arguments the archdiocese made in its attempt to keep the case out of court are a distressing example of the larger trend in "religious freedom" claims being made to deprive employees of the protections of the law.

Marriage Inequality as Gender Discrimination?

William D. Blake | Posted 08.18.2013 | Gay Voices
William D. Blake

Buried in the oral argument transcript of the Proposition 8 case is a potential revelation of how Justice Kennedy might be thinking: Don't think of it as "gay marriage" but as "same-sex marriage." Discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation isn't the problem; gender discrimination is. Wait, what?

How Long Will Equal Pay Take to Achieve?

Kate Michelman | Posted 08.10.2013 | Politics
Kate Michelman

The underlying cause of the wage gap is sex discrimination, plain and simple. Employers pay women less than men.

50 Years Later, Fulfilling the Promise of Equal Pay

Deborah J. Vagins | Posted 08.10.2013 | Women
Deborah J. Vagins

My mother has been my motivation in many ways, and I work for women's rights in large part because of her. In the 50 years since the enactment of the Equal Pay Act, a lot has changed for women in the workforce.

Sylvia Ann Hewlett: The Sponsorship Secret

Sylvia Ann Hewlett | Posted 10.24.2013 | Women
Sylvia Ann Hewlett

There's a reason that the face of the conventional model of business success is still a white man. It's not that white men boast better leadership skills or management savvy or customer smarts. It's that they have better connections. In a word, they have sponsors.

Jacki Zehner: Why I Can't Wait to Be 50!

Jacki Zehner | Posted 08.05.2013 | Fifty
Jacki Zehner

o many of the women I know, myself included, at some point said, "enough." They were successful, they "had it all," only to realize that the "all" was a moving target.

The Global Search for Education: Women - Part 1

C. M. Rubin | Posted 08.05.2013 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

I begin to explore the enormous moral and socioeconomic ramifications of gender inequality as well as the powerful argument for education as the agent for transformation. Education is clearly the paramount weapon we can use to bring about change in the war on gender inequality.

The Word I Don't Use to Define Myself

Sara Wood | Posted 07.30.2013 | Women
Sara Wood

The points being made about women in the workplace are being conflated with motherhood in a way that makes be feel that I have to embrace the cause of both in order to be either. And I don't want to.

'Boy Or Girl?' The Challenges Of Gender In Schools

AP | MARTHA IRVINE | Posted 05.28.2013 | Gay Voices

CHICAGO -- From the time they are born, we put our boys in blue beanies and our girls in pink ones. It's a societal norm, an expectation even, that yo...

'Woman' Should Not Be Another Word for Sex

Charles Clymer | Posted 07.21.2013 | Women
Charles Clymer

Linguistically, "woman" is not another word for sex, of course, but culturally, the two couldn't be more intertwined.

What Does Head Girl Mean?

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 07.17.2013 | Parents
Helen I. Hwang

How did my 8-year-old daughter start thinking along gender lines? By girl and boy categories? That there's worth in being the best girl, even if you're not better than two boys?

I, an Indian Woman

Kanan Dhru | Posted 06.24.2013 | Women
Kanan Dhru

Where do I search for my identity in such contrasting realities? How can I dare to dream when I feel insecure every time I have to step out of my house?

What the Corporate Responsibility to Respect Human Rights Means for Workplace Gender Diversity

Chloe Poynton | Posted 06.24.2013 | Business
Chloe Poynton

Are there any concrete steps corporations can take to help counteract inequalities between men and women in the workplace? Companies can start to address the problem of gender discrimination by following these four steps.

LOOK: 'Boys Clubs' Tumblr Highlights 'Corners Of The World Where Women Have Yet To Tread'

The Huffington Post | Christina Huffington | Posted 04.17.2013 | Women

We know that women are woefully underrepresented atop Fortune 500 companies, in the STEM fields and in the reception of awards across almost every fie...

Sexual Harassment: Know Your Rights

Jincey Lumpkin | Posted 06.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Jincey Lumpkin

You don't have to put up with lewd comments from your boss. You don't have to suffer in silence while being objectified. You have legal protections! That's why I invited lawyer Mike Pospis to give us a lesson in sexual harassment lawsuits.