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Student and Faculty Diversity Movements - Apart and Together

Beth Mitchneck | Posted 02.12.2016 | Women
Beth Mitchneck

Last month, Marvin Krislov, President of Oberlin College, responded to African-American student demands by refusing to look at them. His reasoning was...

Super Bowl 50 Ads: Finally, a Gender Role Reversal!

Rachel Wolfson | Posted 02.12.2016 | Women
Rachel Wolfson

Just based on a few of the Super Bowl 50 commercials that I saw, it's apparent that a gender role reversal is emerging.

Video Games Allow Transgender People to Be Themselves

Charlize Veritas | Posted 02.11.2016 | Queer Voices
Charlize Veritas

You get to be the hero or the villain. You get to save the world or destroy it. You can become the richest tycoon or fight real time strategy battles against live opponents. You can travel to places you've never imagined and see things we can only dream about. For transgender people it's something even more special. A dream we've held for so long.

The Dangers of Being Transgender -- The Attack On Jacie Leopold

Charlize Veritas | Posted 02.10.2016 | Queer Voices
Charlize Veritas

On the night of the company Christmas party, Jacie was struck in the face by a coworker who will remain unnamed at this time. She was knocked unconscious. To stop the violence we all have to stand up for people like Jacie and show the world that transgender people are just that -- people.

Young and Female -- a Double "Strike" for Women Entering the Workforce

Azita Berar Awad | Posted 02.10.2016 | World
Azita Berar Awad

It's clear that another generation of young women remains outside the reach of what should be their full economic and self-empowerment potential.

Are Women Willing to Wait Until 2025 for a Woman President?

Alexia Parks | Posted 02.10.2016 | Politics
Alexia Parks

If Election2016 turns out to be a slugfest between two white men will the winner gain a two-term presidency? If so, we may well have to wait until January 2025 for a woman to be inaugurated president of the United States.

5 Tips on How to Write an Awesome Female Protagonist

ScreenCraft | Posted 02.10.2016 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educationa...

Growing Up She: Coming of Age In the Patriarchy

Ali Owens | Posted 02.08.2016 | Women
Ali Owens

We can fully recognize the leaps and bounds that have already been made. Women can now do things like vote, and ride astride horses instead of using a sidesaddle, and veto corsets and bustles in favor of sneakers and sweatpants. There's no denying that advancements have been made. But one thing is also clear: we are not there yet.

I Support Bernie Sanders Because He Supports Me

Michael Shammas | Posted 02.08.2016 | Politics
Michael Shammas

So you ask us: "How dare Bernie run?" You imply: "How dare you, a Democrat, support his run?" My answer, aside from pointing out that this is a democratic election rather than a Democratic coronation, is simple: I support Bernie Sanders because he supports me.

Why A Man Is Suing Yahoo For Sexism

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 02.07.2016 | Business

A man is suing Yahoo for gender discrimination -- and his claim might not be as absurd as it sounds. Discriminating against men just because they're ...

Coming Out to Your Partner as Transgender

Charlize Veritas | Posted 02.08.2016 | Queer Voices
Charlize Veritas

If you're transgender and you're not telling your partner, you are not living a true relationship. You are lying to them. Think about this: If they don't love you for who you really are, then they don't really love you.

The Silver Lining in America's 'Grey Tsunami': How an Aging Population Could Empower Women and the Economy

Daanish Hussain | Posted 02.04.2016 | Impact
Daanish Hussain

According to the Census, more than one in five (twenty per cent) Americans will be over the age of 65 by 2030 - a 'Grey Tsunami' poised to shrink the ...

Bernie Sanders Is Not Magic: An Open Letter to Berniebros Everywhere

Jennifer Gore | Posted 02.04.2016 | Politics
Jennifer Gore

On January, 27, 2016, radio and broadcast personality, Cody Gough wrote a blog both entitled and entitled, "I Support Bernie Sanders, And I'm Not ...

10 Women in Tech to Watch in 2016

Craig Newmark | Posted 02.04.2016 | Technology
Craig Newmark

Hey, I've been working some within the women in tech community, supporting women-led startups and code programs for women and girls. Lots of times, the folks in this community don't get the recognition they deserve.

If the Character Is an A-Hole, Is the Author One Also?

Phil Fragasso | Posted 02.02.2016 | Books
Phil Fragasso

The thing is I'm okay with all of this as long as readers don't feel the same about me. That's where it gets complicated. Is Millay's "public eye" viewing me with my pants actually down or only imagining my pants being down?

The Outdated Double Standard Plaguing Greek Life

Carly Stern | Posted 02.03.2016 | College
Carly Stern

We live in the 21st century. Modern women are proactive and independent, breaking barriers in every element of academia and the professional world. Yet the constrictions imposed by Panhel -- a women's organization -- do not reflect progressive societal changes.

Girls & Women Were Not Left Out in the Cold in Davos

Katja Iversen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Impact
Katja Iversen

I might be naive, sleep deprived, or just caught up in the buzz of the moment, but it feel as if the tide is turning for girls and women, and as if we are moving girls and women's health, rights, and empowerment from being a non-issue, to being a non-negotiable issue.

Why Moderate Muslims Should Support Secularism

Raza Habib Raja | Posted 02.01.2016 | Religion
Raza Habib Raja

Many moderate Muslims want religion to have a more prominent role in the legal framework of the country and at the same time they expect that they will get some moderate version.

The Myth of Equality in the U.S. Workplace

JoAnn Kamuf Ward | Posted 02.04.2016 | Women
JoAnn Kamuf Ward

Women in the United States have strived for, and achieved, equality in many areas, and have some freedoms that are unparalleled in many countries around the world. However, despite the United States' array of legal protections, women continue to face barriers to equality and the full enjoyment of their human rights.

The 4 Things Your Company Needs to Do to Advance Women -- Have the Will!

Jeffery Tobias Halter | Posted 02.04.2016 | Business
Jeffery Tobias Halter

Willingness to change means we have to examine our company's results, acknowledge they are not acceptable and choose to do something about it. Below is what the average company looks like for women and men by level.

Failure is Not a Four-Letter Word

Catherine Tinsley | Posted 02.02.2016 | Business
Catherine Tinsley

Figuring out systematic ways to dis-empower failure begins with recognizing that failure is a normal part of the human experience and a normal part of any organizational experience.

You Are Man Enough? You Are Woman Enough?

Kelly Ladd Bishop | Posted 01.29.2016 | Religion
Kelly Ladd Bishop

I'm here to tell you, there is no fear in Christ, there is freedom. There is no shame in Christ, there is strength. There is no guilt in Christ, there is redemption.

How Ruth Bader Ginsburg Pushed For A Law To Make Sure Women Get Equal Pay

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 02.02.2016 | Politics

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Raises, Not Roses

Lee A. Saunders | Posted 01.29.2016 | Politics
Lee A. Saunders

Librarians. Clerical Workers. Janitors. More than 1,500 municipal workers decided that enough was enough, and dared to demand respect and justice. They decided they would strike.

The Power of Women: Combating Blizzards, Droughts and the Changing Climate

Lorena Aguilar | Posted 01.29.2016 | Green
Lorena Aguilar

All around us, extreme weather is intensifying and climate change is finally being recognized as one of the most serious threats of this century -- but a clear path to mitigating the challenges of a warming planet remains unseen.