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Gender Equality

Who Are Our Heroines?

Stevon Cook | Posted 04.01.2015 | Women
Stevon Cook

I'm not suggesting we start an initiative to ensure that every American woman and young girl be able to write down a list of heroes. My greater concern is how a lack of aspirational figures plays out in decisions and career choices.

Jessica Samakow

Gender Equality Is Here! Sexism Is Dead! We Can All Go Home Now!

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Samakow | Posted 04.01.2015 | Women

A recent survey of approximately 38,701 millennials found that women are finally equal to men. “Ever since Tina Fey was elected to congress, ...

Powerful Video Reminds Women That Their Life Choices Belong To Only Them

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 03.31.2015 | Women

Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone has a message to share: It's her choice. Always. This short film, produced by Dinesh Vijan and directed Homi Ad...

To Quote Emma Watson...

Sarah Cannata | Posted 03.31.2015 | World
Sarah Cannata

It wasn't until attending the first event in the series and listening to a panel of successful and inspiring women that I too was asking this question: In 2015, why are we still engaging in a conversation based on obtaining equality for all?

The State of Masculinity in America and the One Film Every Man Must See

Cari E. Guittard | Posted 03.30.2015 | Impact
Cari E. Guittard

This week I had the great privilege of attending a screening of Jennifer Siebel Newsom's latest film, The Mask You Live In, which embarks on a power...

Around the World in 30 Days - March 2015

C. M. Rubin | Posted 03.30.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

C. M. Rubin's global education report In March, I continued my conversations with thought leaders around the world. The ABC of Gender Equality in ...

Cookie Doughprah Winfrey and S'moria Steinem: 10 Solutions to Ben & Jerry's Women Problem

Amanda McCall | Posted 03.27.2015 | Women
Amanda McCall

There are currently no female flavors of Ben & Jerry's ice cream (even Tina Fey would agree that, while "Greek frozen yogurt" is certainly a healthy ice cream alternative, it is not the same as ice cream).

When Is It Bad to Seek Attention?

Matt Hartman | Posted 03.27.2015 | Impact
Matt Hartman

Most of us are called attention-seeking at some point, and it's usually a way to silence or delegitimize. We silence and delegitimize those who are oppressed -- those we want to stay in their place. Often, its done subconsciously, but just as, if not more, often it's done with purpose.

The Stats On Women In Tech Are Actually Getting Worse

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 03.27.2015 | Technology

Google just hired Ruth Porat to be its chief financial officer, and is paying her a reported $70 million. You’d think that’s a sign things are looking up for women in the tech industry. Not quite.

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 04.07.2015 | 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.