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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.

Iceland Is Doing Something Right and Smart!

Gabriela Mueller Mendoza | Posted 07.01.2015 | Latino Voices
Gabriela Mueller Mendoza

A recently experience I lived in Iceland is still fresh in my mind and heart. On an Icelandic summer day there was excitement in the air. Global leaders came together in one of the most marvelous places in the Nordic area, the Harpa Music Hall in Reykjavik, Iceland.

Taking an Intersectional Approach to Online Violence

Yann Borgstedt | Posted 06.30.2015 | Technology
Yann Borgstedt

Why do we call women's issues "women's issues"? So much of the inequality and violence that women encounter are relevant to men as well. The problems of patriarchy are not exclusively damaging to women -- they hurt men, too.

4 Practical Reasons I Kept My Maiden Name

Kate Van Dellen | Posted 06.30.2015 | Weddings
Kate Van Dellen

Everyone has their own reasons, maybe you share some with me or maybe you have your own. Keeping your name or not, as long as your authentic to the voice inside of you, I'm proud. Keep being you.

4 Words My Husband Says That Reflect the Importance of Parenting

Pamela Boccia | Posted 07.01.2015 | Parents
Pamela Boccia

My husband is certainly not perfect, but he's pretty extraordinary in his recognition of the value of parenting. He lives out this value every day in his interactions with our children. He gives everything he has to them -- every ounce of energy, attention, patience and love that he has within.

Women in the Workplace: If Women Don't Stand-Up For Themselves, Who Will?

Jeffery Tobias Halter | Posted 06.26.2015 | Business
Jeffery Tobias Halter

Hard work alone is not enough to get you promoted if nobody knows and acknowledges it. Many women work hard and expect their boss to realize it and it's just not enough. The key is connecting and networking.

Gender Mainstreaming Matters

Patricia T. Morris, Ph.D. | Posted 06.24.2015 | Impact
Patricia T. Morris, Ph.D.

Gender mainstreaming is about promoting gender equality, but each organization will come to this through a different lens. What gender equality looks like in a water and sanitation program is quite different from an economic opportunity program.

GenderAvenger Pledge and Not Waiting a Moment to Improve the World

Steve Rosenthal | Posted 06.24.2015 | Politics
Steve Rosenthal

If you believe that America will never be as vibrant and strong as it can possibly be without gender equality, then don't wait a single moment. Join in taking the GenderAvenger Pledge.

Sexism in Science Is Alive and Kicking

Mercy Mascreen Davidson | Posted 06.24.2015 | Science
Mercy Mascreen Davidson

Professor Tim Hunt, a knighted and Nobel Prize-winning biochemist, resigned from his position at University College London after making inappropriate, sexist comments about women scientists at a conference in Seoul, South Korea.

The Deeper Signficance of Caitlyn Jenner

Stephen H. Dinan | Posted 06.23.2015 | Gay Voices
Stephen H. Dinan

So Caitlyn's gift to the larger world is not just a deeper acceptance of transgender people, as wonderful as that is. It also mirrors that we have begun to reach one of the last stages of re-equalizing masculine and feminine within our society.

Why Do Women Find It So Difficult to Put Themselves First?

Rosjke Hasseldine | Posted 06.22.2015 | Women
Rosjke Hasseldine

The language that asked women what they felt and needed was not spoken in our mother's and grandmother's day. They did not know how to ask themselves what they felt and needed, and they did not know how to teach their daughters how to honor their own feelings and needs.

I Break My Silence

Jaideep Bansal | Posted 06.21.2015 | Women
Jaideep Bansal

I Break My Silence By Neelima Raheja, Global Shapers Chandigarh Hub Neelima Raheja is pursuing her bachelor's degree in commerce from Chandigarh. ...

A Tribute to the Dads

Sarina Prabasi | Posted 06.19.2015 | Impact
Sarina Prabasi

For all families, access to water, sanitation and hygiene (collectively known as WASH) are foundational to our health, well-being, opportunity and life outcomes.

A Woman's Portrait Will Grace the $10 Bill

Tabby Biddle | Posted 06.19.2015 | Women
Tabby Biddle

I have been waiting for this moment for a long time. I have often wondered how my relationship with money, and women's relationship with money as a whole, would be different if women's images were to grace our bills.

Population and Women Under-Recognized in Pope's Encyclical. Applause Anyway.

Carl Safina | Posted 06.18.2015 | Green
Carl Safina

In a brilliant blend of distilled science and religious language, the pope has said what many of us have been saying for years: The whole Earth, our shared and increasingly degraded home, now cries out for our respect and reverence.

How I Found Opportunity in the Turning Point

Women’s iLab | Posted 06.19.2015 | Women
Women’s iLab

Does your next move incorporate your overall aspirations and mission? If your job path does not, that's OK. We can't all make our favorite hobby a job and sometimes reality sinks in.

"Threesome" - ACT Theater Seattle's Latest Production Offers a Rare Combination of Sex, Gender Equality, War & Politics

L. Steven Sieden | Posted 06.18.2015 | Entertainment
L. Steven Sieden

ACT Theater Seattle recently opened the intriguingly titled Threesome, which one might be led to believe is a play about sex and relationships. Threesome is that and more.

Shine Louise Houston & Jiz Lee: Crowdfunding Queer Porn Their Way....

Dar Dowling | Posted 06.18.2015 | Gay Voices
Dar Dowling

Crowdfunding Queer Porn? Yes, that's exactly what Shine Louise Houston, the director and producer behind Pink & White Productions, is doing with a little help from gender queer porn star Jiz Lee, her second in command at the studio.

Women in the Workplace: What Businessmen Can Learn From Angelina Jolie

Jeffery Tobias Halter | Posted 06.17.2015 | Business
Jeffery Tobias Halter

Jolie-Pitt's message in South Africa is important: That women's advancement does not have to happen despite men, it has to happen alongside men.

6 Crazy Smart Life Lessons From A High School Sophomore

Genevieve Roth | Posted 06.17.2015 | Impact
Genevieve Roth

Of all of the incredible work I get to do at Glamour -- the Women of the Year Awards, putting heroes like First Lady Michelle Obama on the cover -- this is the stuff that fires me up most. Why? Because this next generation of girls has really got something.

ILO Condemnation of Qatar Likely to Have Ripple Effects

James Dorsey | Posted 06.16.2015 | World
James Dorsey

The International Labour Organization has dealt a blow to Qatari assertions that the Gulf state complies with global standards for workers in a report that condemned the government for allowing Qatar Airways to "violate international and national agreements and institutionalize discrimination."

Why The Most Important Man In A Girl's Life Is Her Father

Gary Barker, Ph.D. | Posted 06.16.2015 | Impact
Gary Barker, Ph.D.

Every day around the world, we as fathers make decisions about the future of our daughters -- whether they stay in school, marry too early (or against their will), whether we treat their mothers with respect, or whether we support our daughters to pursue their dreams and see themselves as competent and powerful.

A Holiday Is Nice -- But What Fathers Really Need is Paid Leave

Dr. Jody Heymann | Posted 06.18.2015 | Impact
Dr. Jody Heymann

One day a year, we celebrate dads. Chances are, that's one day more than they had to celebrate becoming a father. At least that's the case in the U.S. - along with nearly 100 other countries around the world that don't provide any paid leave to new fathers.

Sexism in Marketing

SidneyAnne Stone | Posted 06.15.2015 | Media
SidneyAnne Stone

As a woman who likes fly fishing and DIY home improvement projects, it has always irked me how Mother's Day ads are geared toward flowers and sewing m...

What My Freckle-Face and Yellow Shorts Reveal About Implicit Bias

Kristen Lee Costa | Posted 06.12.2015 | Women
Kristen Lee Costa

There's no such thing as an unbiased person. Just ask researchers Greenwald and Banaji, authors of Blindspot, and their colleagues at Project Implicit. They've discovered that-because of a lifetime of conditioning by social institutions like the media, church and schools-we harbor unconscious biases that influence our judgments about people's character, ability and potential.