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Gender Equality

The Illusory Quest for Balance

Linda L. Addison | Posted 07.31.2015 | Women
Linda L. Addison

My message to millennials is this: if you seek both a rewarding career and a fulfilling personal life, you will have to make choices, but choosing between career and family is not one of them. Don't believe it has to be all or nothing. Stop beating yourself up with the elusive quest for "balance."

Krystal M. Harris: A Conversation About Women in Hollywood

Kay Smythe | Posted 07.30.2015 | Entertainment
Kay Smythe

Strength is a strange and malicious gift in Hollywood. In the few short weeks I have spent here, it has become unnervingly apparent that strength among women is no longer a sought-after personality trait. This dying evolution has been replaced by the harsh competition, brought on by a lack of trust in an already tough community.

7 Things We Know About Getting Men Involved in Gender Equality

Gary Barker, Ph.D. | Posted 07.30.2015 | Women
Gary Barker, Ph.D.

Even though we're seeing the first serious contender for a female head of state in the United States, and high box office sales from a romantic comedy with a complex female protagonist, we're still quite a ways -- at least 80 years at the current rate of change -- from seeing true gender equality.

Welcome to the Jungle: Teens Meet in Peru to Learn About Gender and Conservation

The Advice Project | Posted 07.28.2015 | Impact
The Advice Project

Waking up at the crack of dawn with a group of twelve teens and women isn't an easy task, but we had a flight to catch from Lima to Puerto Maldonado, so it couldn't be helped.

Words of Wisdom: What 5 Women Said About Equality

Margaret Gardiner | Posted 07.28.2015 | Women
Margaret Gardiner

Feminism has become a dirty word. For many, it can alienate. For some it conjures up images of people demanding opportunities that they do not deserve. It's a complicated topic with which this generation of women struggle. Knowing they are capable, the suggestion that special treatment is required, mocks the very concept that women are trying to overcome. Judge each person on their ability.

The Problem With Pink

Ursula Burton | Posted 07.24.2015 | Women
Ursula Burton

When it comes to the pink craze for girls? Now we have a problem. As currently used in the marketing of everything from clothing to tools, pink is no longer simply a color -- it is the foundation of a constrained concept of femininity.

Native American Women - Carving a New Path of Hope

Donna Hakimian | Posted 07.24.2015 | Women
Donna Hakimian

Whether it is the statistic of 0.04% percent of the engineering workforce are Native American women , or the statistic of sexual violence faced by the Native American community cited above, this disheartening data seems bound by a silence reflective of the erasure of generations of history and culture that must be remembered, spoken of, and brought to light.

The Unexpected Reason Caitlyn Jenner Is Suffering From Insomnia

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.24.2015 | Entertainment
Van Winkle's

Caitlyn Jenner's public transition has been one of 2015's cultural highlights, and we're excited to more fully explore her story in the new documentar...

Open Letter to CEOs Who Oppose Paternity Leave

Josh Levs | Posted 07.22.2015 | Business
Josh Levs

When families are allowed choices about which parent will stay home -- a choice that only exists with paid leave, businesses are able to hold onto their best employees regardless of gender.

When Do Women's Issues Become Men's Issues?

Mike Reynolds | Posted 07.22.2015 | Parents
Mike Reynolds

We don't all come to the realization that women's issues are men's issues at the same time (and some never do). But they are. We don't need to think of our mothers, friends, daughters or sisters when we want to think about how horrible gender-based violence is. We need to think of women as people.

Equal Pay for Equal Play: How Corporate Sponsors Can Change Sport

Hudson Taylor | Posted 07.21.2015 | Sports
Hudson Taylor

Corporate leaders have found over the years that doing the right thing not only makes financial sense, but it gives them a unique opportunity to lead, across all sectors: business, government, and social.

Happy Birthday, Living Legend Rachel Robinson

Yohuru Williams | Posted 07.20.2015 | Black Voices
Yohuru Williams

On Friday, the nation celebrated what would have been the 153rd birthday of pioneering Civil Rights advocate and anti-lynching activist Ida B. Wells-Barnett. Sunday, July 19, 2015 marked the 93rd birthday of another significant woman of color, Rachel Robinson.

Living in Gender Purgatory: The TransMan Dilemma

Mac Scotty McGregor | Posted 07.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Mac Scotty McGregor

I'm a transgender man who passes; only I don't. What do I mean by that? What I mean is that I can walk into a men's bathroom and no one blinks because I have my clothes on. But once I drop my shorts; there is a lot of explaining to do.

Why Women Don't Get Promoted on Wall Street

John LeFevre | Posted 07.16.2015 | Business
John LeFevre

Forcing or pressuring companies to promote women based on anything other than merit is simply a different form of prejudice. There's also no point unless there are substantive changes in company policy and corporate culture.

Gender Transitions in the Workplace Require the Transition of Employment Policies Too

Ellevate | Posted 07.16.2015 | Business
Ellevate

Employers work hard to comply with the law and treat their employees fairly and with respect. Not all employers, however, know how to respectfully and lawfully treat transgender individuals.

5 Everyday Actions You Can Take to Support Gender Equality (and They're Not All What You'd Expect)

Krystina Nguyen | Posted 07.15.2015 | Impact
Krystina Nguyen

If you go to any toy store, the section marked for boys has sporting equipment, action figures, and race cars. The section for girls? Princess dolls and play vanity sets. What messages do we send when these are the general choices we give our kids?

'If You Build It, They Will Come': The Survivor Clinic Tackles Sex Trafficking in New York City

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 07.14.2015 | World
Taina Bien-Aime

Born in Russia and raised in Chicago, Dr. Geynisman founded the Survivor Clinic in July 2013 to serve women who have survived or are surviving gender violence, including sexual violence and female genital mutilation.

4 Ways Technology Is Boosting the Fight Against Gender-Based Violence

Yann Borgstedt | Posted 07.13.2015 | Technology
Yann Borgstedt

As more women find themselves with increasing access to mobile technology and the Internet, the tech world has stepped up to provide women with more, better tools to help them stay safe. Within the developing world, this is the segment of women targeted by tech initiatives.

How Best to Achieve Gender Equality

Bjørn Lomborg | Posted 07.09.2015 | World
Bjørn Lomborg

Gender inequality in parts of the developing world is much worse than in rich countries, where it does still also exist; traditional cultural norms mean that many girls receive little education, are married and bear children while still adolescents and cannot even open a bank account.

Dear Investment Banker

Eve Ellis | Posted 07.08.2015 | Business
Eve Ellis

financial success for the client, would you advise on it? Your clients hope so. So I am going to let the cat out of the bag.

So, How Many Faces of Women AreThere on Banknotes Around the World?

Shir Nosatzki | Posted 07.08.2015 | Women
Shir Nosatzki

What is there in common between an Egyptian Pharaoh, a Swedish zoologist, a Bolivian lawyer, a Chilean war hero, a Nigerian bank manager, a tenth century Korean king and Mahatma Gandhi? The image of all of them is on a banknote. Oh, yes, and of course they all are (dead) men.

Pay Inequities in Hollywood

Kim Keating | Posted 07.06.2015 | Women
Kim Keating

The glamorous life of Hollywood stars can sometimes seem hard for the average person to relate to. But when it comes to dealing with gender discrimination, it looks like today's female stars are -- unfortunately -- just like us!

10 Social Justice Reasons to Care About Women's Soccer

Daniel Kort | Posted 07.06.2015 | Sports
Daniel Kort

On Sunday, the U.S. Women's National Team faced Japan in Vancouver for another shot at bringing the cup down the short 30-mile trek back to the States. They won in a dominating fashion by a score of five goals to two. Here are ten reasons to celebrate the success of the USWNT.

Why the Lack of Women in Educational Leadership Matters

JP Fugler | Posted 07.02.2015 | Education
JP Fugler

More than three-quarters of public school teachers are female while only 30% of educational administrators are. Put simply, women are doing the work while men are making the decisions. If we want to change society, we have to change the way we teach them.

Fourth of July -- One Veteran's Thoughts

Justin Constantine | Posted 07.01.2015 | Politics
Justin Constantine

As a Marine who was wounded in Iraq, I had a lot of time during my recuperation to think about what our nation's values mean. I've always believed that America was not a perfect country but one that was on a path of improving itself and striving to live up to its cherished ideals.