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Gender Equality

The Burden of Proving Femininity in Athletics: Why Dutee Chand Should be Allowed to Compete

Silvia Camporesi | Posted 03.25.2015 | Women
Silvia Camporesi

The assumption of the IAAF regulations is that hyperandrogenism -- a genetic variation where female individuals produce high levels of testosterone -- provides an unfair advantage and disrupts the level playing field. This assumption is wrong.

Time to Tackle Unpaid Care

Tewodros Melesse | Posted 03.25.2015 | Impact
Tewodros Melesse

It doesn't seem to matter whether you live in the United States, Uruguay or Uganda -- whether you are in the so-called developed world or developing world -- if you are a woman, it's more than likely you will bear the brunt when it comes to providing unpaid care.

Gay or Straight, Today's Dads Are the New Moms

Grant J. Schneider | Posted 03.26.2015 | Gay Voices
Grant J. Schneider

The administrator at our children's school recently called our house and asked if she could speak with "Mrs. Diamond." I understood instantly -- she wanted to speak to the mom. But my kids don't have a mom. They have two dads. To her surprise I replied, "This is Mrs. Diamond."

I Don't Want To Raise 'Gentlemen'

Kathleen Siddell | Posted 03.23.2015 | Parents
Kathleen Siddell

We talk a lot about raising strong girls, about challenging them to break stereotypes, about pushing them to do anything boys can do. But what about our boys?

Gender Equality in College Coaching: Where We Continue to Drop the Ball

Hudson Taylor | Posted 03.23.2015 | Sports
Hudson Taylor

While women's professional sports leagues are growing their business and are still relatively young, the American obsession with sports is still largely focused on men.

Women Are Fed Up!

Silje Vallestad | Posted 03.23.2015 | Women
Silje Vallestad

Are there more men than women in tech? Yes! But there are definitely more than enough amazing female founders, female CEOs and female opinion makers to fill 50% of the sessions with great content.

If Women Are So Important to Business Success, Why Aren't More of Them at the Top?

Stephanie Sandberg | Posted 03.20.2015 | Business
Stephanie Sandberg

No one seems to be disputing the data, which come from a variety of blue-ribbon sources. Businesses with the healthiest bottom lines win. So why are only 38 percent of managers women, and one-in-five corporate board members?

When People Say "Ray Rice = Solange Knowles"

Anna Nti-Asare | Posted 03.19.2015 | Black Voices
Anna Nti-Asare

Both instances happened on an elevator, both involved one person hitting another, both came as results of violence and anger, both have details that cannot be seen or completely understood by outsiders to the circumstances. And that's really where the list ends.

Will Pope Francis Make Room For Women In The Catholic Church?

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 03.19.2015 | Religion

While Pope Francis' two-year tenure has been marked by progressive change of tone on some social issues, gender parity does not yet seem to be a prior...

Important Considerations in Assessing the Gender Wage Gap in Medicine

Maximilian Martinez | Posted 03.18.2015 | Women
Maximilian Martinez

Moving forward, the most plausible course of action to achieve closure in the gender wage gap in medicine is for women to compete with men for the higher-paying specialties and subspecialties and to advocate for equal wages in these fields.

Where Women's Rights Aren't Progressing

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 03.17.2015 | Women

The saying goes that a woman's work is never done, and new data about international women's rights proves that's definitely the case for global gender...

In Brazil, A New Law On Femicide to Offer Greater Protection

UN Women | Posted 03.17.2015 | Women
UN Women

On March 9 Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff signed a new law that criminalizes femicide, the gender-motivated killing of women, and sets tougher penalties for those responsible for such crimes.

Norouz at the 'People's House' as Inspiration for Pluralism

Marjan Keypour Greenblatt | Posted 03.16.2015 | World
Marjan Keypour Greenblatt

This week, over 200 men and women representing a diversity of ethnicities, languages, professions and political views gathered to participate in what was perhaps the largest celebration of the ancient holiday of Norouz, the Persian New Year at the White House.

Making Change: Nordic Countries And Gender Equality in Media

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 03.13.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Would Swedish actress and Casablanca star Ingrid Bergman have made a good producer or director? Hollywood movie fans may not know much about the Sca...

Combatting Inequality in Rural Guatemala Through Community Partnerships: A Roller Coaster to Success

Maxwell D. Dotson | Posted 03.12.2015 | Impact
Maxwell D. Dotson

By any physical, mental or spiritual measure, the journey to Aguacate, Guatemala, is daunting. It's a 10-and-a-half hour roller coaster ride, careening through the passages of the Cuchumatanes mountain range.

Corporations, Especially Media and Tech Companies, Should Clearly Commit to Gender Equality and Get Gender Certified

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 03.12.2015 | Business
Soraya Chemaly

EDGE provides a mechanism for companies not only to show the seriousness of their commitment to closing gender gaps, but to then put their money and time where their mouths are. Tech and media companies, in particular, because they so disproportionately shape imaginations and narratives.

Gender Quotas in the Boardroom Keep Marching On

Susan Bloch | Posted 03.12.2015 | Business
Susan Bloch

Stakeholders -- investors, customers and the workforce are demanding change. The U.S. can't be seen to lag behind Europe. We need to rectify an imbalance rooted in dated stereotypes and male-dominated cultures. If quotas are not the solution, we need to revise recruitment strategies and processes, to ensure we find qualified women.

I'm An 18-Year-Old Boy Who Wears Blue Nail Polish -- Get Over It

Nasir Fleming | Posted 03.11.2015 | Teen
Nasir Fleming

Sometime last year, I complimented a mother on an adorable child who happened to be sporting periwinkle attire. I kindly asked, "Is it a girl or a boy?" She looked at me with disgust, and said, "She's clearly a girl, look at the color of her clothing."

Make It Happen... Yesterday

Njideka U. Harry | Posted 03.11.2015 | Impact
Njideka U. Harry

I'm not sure of the answers to these questions, but one thing I know needs to happen, and happen now, is for us to make a concerted effort to bridge the gender gap.

Looking Through the Glass Ceiling

Debra Walton | Posted 03.10.2015 | Business
Debra Walton

The question is no longer: "Should we have women in leadership roles?" Rather, it's "How do we get them there?" The challenge is no longer overt gender-based discrimination -- it's unconscious bias.

Countries Can No Longer Afford to Keep Women on the Sidelines

Alyse Nelson | Posted 03.09.2015 | Politics
Alyse Nelson

Our world cannot afford to sideline women any longer. Without women, strong and sustainable growth cannot be achieved. The evidence is solid. And yet no country can claim to have fully achieved gender equality.

Emma Watson Says Nude Photo Leak Threat Was A 'Wake-Up Call'

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 03.09.2015 | Women

Emma Watson wasn't about to be stopped by some Internet trolls. In fact, she said they only made more people aware of her cause -- and pushed her hard...

Environment and Gender Index Data Reveal Women's Rights Make a Difference

Lorena Aguilar | Posted 03.09.2015 | Green
Lorena Aguilar

To really "make it happen" this IWD, we invite you to join us in ensuring that data reflects the full picture -- that women are counted, and that women's leadership is championed, all toward a more sustainable, equitable and peaceful world.

What Sells, Sex or Empowerment?

Shenan Reed | Posted 03.09.2015 | Media
Shenan Reed

"Sex sells" has been a mantra of the advertising industry for as long as anyone can remember. And let's be honest, it has worked. Sexy, salacious advertising has sold cars, beer, potato chips and a host of other products over the years. Mostly products target to men.

Meet America's Cricket Couple

Nadia T. Gruny | Posted 03.09.2015 | Sports
Nadia T. Gruny

In honor of International Women's Day on Sunday, I share America's Cricket Couple -- the story of a woman cricketer, her husband, and how playing cricket together impacts their lives.