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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.

Sasha Bronner

Women, Please Stop Watching 'Goodfellas'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sasha Bronner | Posted 06.12.2015 | Women

This is a public service announcement: Women are only allowed to like movies about women -- because apparently, it’s all we can understand! At l...

Women On Top?

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 06.12.2015 | Women
Dr. Peggy Drexler

The truth is that there's not a whole lot of hope for women-owned businesses to reach the same levels of impact and profitability as male-owned ones if standards of gender in the family don't also change, and significantly.

Lauren Duca

Two Women Try To Understand 'Goodfellas'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lauren Duca | Posted 06.16.2015 | Entertainment

On Wednesday night, Kyle Smith wrote an article for the New York Post proclaiming that "women are not capable of understanding 'Goodfellas.'" So, Erin...

12 Women Startups Aim to Disrupt Startup World at Women Startup Pitch Competition

Craig Newmark | Posted 06.12.2015 | Technology
Craig Newmark

Folks, the Women Startup Challenge is on a roll. In Round I, over $315,000 was raised by the startups. A panel of judges consisting of investors and t...

Boston Establishes Gender-Neutral Bathrooms In City Hall

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 06.11.2015 | Politics

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh (D) signed an executive order on Thursday establishing gender-neutral bathrooms in City Hall. "Boston thrives on diversit...

Women in the Workplace: The One Thing Companies Can Do to Retain Female Employees (And it Doesn't Cost a Dime!)

Jeffery Tobias Halter | Posted 06.11.2015 | Business
Jeffery Tobias Halter

When it comes to Work-Life balance, few topics are more divisive among employees and management than the issue of workplace flexibility, especially if you are a Mom (or Dad) trying to juggle the pressures of parenting and want to move up the ranks to an Executive.

Girls Can't Play With Dinosaurs?

Emma 'The Gecko' Davidson | Posted 06.09.2015 | Parents
Emma 'The Gecko' Davidson

"Of course you can be a paleontologist when you grow up, you can be anything you put your mind to... You can't have dinosaurs they're for boys! What a...

Beyond the Binary

Donna Red Wing | Posted 06.05.2015 | Gay Voices
Donna Red Wing

We often hear that some folks 'have a problem' with transgender people. While we understand the complexities, especially for those with deeply held beliefs, we know that discrimination is, quite frankly, always discrimination. And it needs to stop.

No Truth, No Liberty: I Am Anucha Browne

Nevin Caple | Posted 06.05.2015 | Women
Nevin Caple

In a league where the majority of players are women of color, we cannot remain silent when a man who has made racially charged, sexist statements is appointed to a position of power. Isiah Thomas is not qualified to lead the community he victimized.

The Wage Gap Between Moms And Dads Is Even Worse Than The Overall Gender Pay Gap

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 06.05.2015 | Parents

The wage gap between men and women in the U.S. has been the subject of many articles and speeches of late. Less frequently discussed is the difference...