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Gender Equality

Why #Beijing20 Matters to Every One of Us and How to Start Taking Action for Gender Equality in Your Everyday Life

Erin Stein | Posted 09.01.2015 | Women
Erin Stein

On September 5th and every day afterwards remember that there are no human rights that "they" are denied that "we" enjoy, be that defined by gender or geography. When it comes to humanity, we are them and they are us.

Topless Painted 'Angel' of Times Square, 'They're Just Boobs, They Don't Shoot Bullets'

Sandi Bachom | Posted 09.01.2015 | Women
Sandi Bachom

"We're out here having fun, we're out here celebrating life, celebrating New York City, celebrating being a woman."

4 Ways to Girl Up in a Guy's World

Shinjini Das | Posted 09.01.2015 | Women
Shinjini Das

I am not a fan of playing like a guy to win. I want to play like a girl, and win. I also have a feeling that you girls will agree with me, so let us explore the 4 ways to GIRL up in a guy's world.

The Sad Reason Josh Duggar's Wife Won't Leave Him

The Daily Dot | Posted 08.31.2015 | Entertainment
The Daily Dot

We now know Josh Duggar was one of the 32 million users outed as having an Ashley Madison account. It's yet another blow to the Duggar family's image after the news of the eldest Duggar having sexually abused five young girls--four of whom are his sisters. However, there's another important person whose life will be affected by his wrongdoing: his wife, Anna.

How B*tchy Resting Face Helped Me Breastfeed

Karen Sewell | Posted 08.31.2015 | Parents
Karen Sewell

Truly, I credit my BRF with the success I have experienced in my efforts to breastfeed my child. I believe that it's because of my b*tchy resting face, and not an educated or broadly supportive public, that I have been generally been left well enough alone while engaging in this activity whilst in public.

Why Bernie Sanders Is Best on Women's Issues

Heather Gautney | Posted 08.29.2015 | Politics
Heather Gautney

Many people believe that electing a woman president will help. I'm not so sure. Does breaking glass ceilings constitute a real political strategy -- that's capable of improving women's lives? And does voting one's gender really translate to voting one's interest?

Why My Answer to Dr. King Would Be: 52 Years Later, We Are Still Working on That Dream

Tania Bradkin | Posted 08.28.2015 | Impact
Tania Bradkin

As we take time as a country to reflect upon the issues that led up to the impetus for a March on Washington in 1963, I wanted to take a moment to reflect upon the statistical data I would share with Dr. King if he were still alive today.

Judge Fines Attorney For Making Menopause 'Joke'

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.28.2015 | Fifty

Menopause is no joking matter. It's an important lesson that cost one male lawyer a pretty penny. Attorney Camilo Salas found himself at the center of...

Family Leave Programs Should Favor Women Over Men

Janis Powers | Posted 08.27.2015 | Women
Janis Powers

Make no mistake, however. There's nothing gender neutral about having a baby. Pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum recovery are strictly women's issues. Since healthy women are the foundation for producing healthy babies, the design of any family leave program must prioritize the needs of women over those of men.

Why As a Girl, I'm Glad Chivalry Is Dead

Unwritten | Posted 08.27.2015 | Women
Unwritten

Of course chivalry is dead; it's an outdated code used by medieval knights, for crying out loud, not a modern day code on dating etiquette. Why is there so much pressure on men to be measured against an unattainable goal?

Instead of Commemoration, Let Women's Equality Day Be a Call to Action

Wendy Doyle | Posted 08.26.2015 | Women
Wendy Doyle

Gaining the right to vote was one giant leap for womankind, but only one small step towards equality. Instead of a day of commemoration, I say we approach Women's Equality Day as a day of action to further our quest for true gender equality.

Why Women's Equality Should Matter To Everyone

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 08.26.2015 | Women

"Without equality, we cannot call ourselves a democracy." That's what one woman had to say in a powerful video about why women's equality is impo...

I Am Mad

Donna Henes | Posted 08.26.2015 | Women
Donna Henes

My partner often questions why I watch the news if it makes me so mad. Because it is important for me to know what is going on around me. I do not want to be deaf and blind to ignorance or violence, even if the shrill blare and horrendous images are painful.

Equal Truly Does Makes Us Greater Than

Ellyn Shook | Posted 08.26.2015 | Business
Ellyn Shook

Today marks Women's Equality Day in the United States. It's humbling to think about the sacrifices made by countless women (and men) to get us to where we are today. But, we still have a long way to go until we reach equal pay, equal opportunity and safe and respectful environments for women.

Standing United With the U.S. on Gender Equality

Patrick Davies | Posted 08.26.2015 | Women
Patrick Davies

Today, we celebrate Women's Equality Day, marking the 95th anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment, which granted American women the hard-won right to vote.

7 Things To Know If You Think Women Are Equal To Men

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 08.25.2015 | Women

 August 26 is National Women's Equality Day. Real strides have been made since the first Women's Equality Day in 1971, established...

Trashing Women: Why Is This Still a Thing?

Helene Cohen Bludman | Posted 08.25.2015 | Women
Helene Cohen Bludman

If the revelations in the news this week are any indication, some men are in dire need of a refresher course on how to treat women.

How to Be a Groomsgal

Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W. | Posted 08.25.2015 | Weddings
Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W.

Unfortunately, like a bridesman, a groomsgal could also be the bridal party member who faces the most scrutiny and blame from guests who are afraid of change.

Convert Anger to Power: What a Force We Women Can Be, 49.6% of the World's Population

Dr. Ruth Nemzoff | Posted 08.24.2015 | Women
Dr. Ruth Nemzoff

It felt great to be acknowledged. It also helped me to understand a new wave of feminists, whether they call themselves that or not, will continue the work of my generation and those who came before.

Ah-Ha's That Spark Action to Ignite Equality

Trudy Bourgeois | Posted 08.24.2015 | Business
Trudy Bourgeois

I remember sitting in Dallas, TX, in 2009 at a women's leadership conference listening to Don Knauss, the CEO and President of The Clorox Company. Don shared a story about what led to him becoming a champion for a better corporate America.

Amazon Can't Defend Its Lack of Paternity Leave

Josh Levs | Posted 08.20.2015 | Business
Josh Levs

The ways in which businesses benefit from offering paternity leave are so clear and proven that corporate leadership has to dig its collective head way, way down in the sand to miss it.

The Constant Struggle for Equality: 5 Ways to Be a Better Ally

Sean O'Toole | Posted 08.19.2015 | Gay Voices
Sean O'Toole

I'd like to focus on the bigger picture and examine why, regardless of anti-discrimination legislative changes, LGBTQ employment discrimination will remain economically divisive, socially permissible and unfortunately commonplace. I'd also like to point out how vital it is to get allies to recognize this issue as a valid and ongoing struggle.

CEO Sponsorship Unlocks Boardroom Doors: A Key to Gender Parity

Janice Reals Ellig | Posted 08.18.2015 | Women
Janice Reals Ellig

The pool of board ready women is extensive and global yet it becomes truly visible and viable when women are sponsored by CEOs/board chairs. Let's bring more board ready women into the network -- the pipeline of talent is bursting to be tapped.

Presidential Wannabes Call for Greater Citizen Equality - Except When It Comes to Our Youngest Citizens

Christopher Phillips | Posted 08.18.2015 | Politics
Christopher Phillips

Calls for greater equality are all the rage among many candidates for the highest office in the land. For Lawrence Lessig, a widely admired advocate for campaign finance reform who just threw his hat in the ring, "citizen equality" is what matters.

Fixing the Leaky Bucket: What Tech Companies Must Do to Retain Their Best Female Talent

Belle Beth Cooper | Posted 08.18.2015 | Technology
Belle Beth Cooper

If more young women are joining the tech industry, who will they have as mentors and role models if established women in tech are leaving in droves? It's time for companies to accept and address cultural shortcomings and start working with female employees to fix them.