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Gender Expectations

Nigel Barker Talks 'Cookie Cutter' Beauty Standards

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 05.11.2015 | Women

As a longtime fashion photographer and HeForShe advocate, Nigel Barker has a lot to say about the definition of beauty within the fashion industry, es...

Childhood Gender Roles Look Totally Ridiculous When Forced On Adults

Posted 04.02.2014 | Women

Girls are pretty pink princesses, and boys are blue-blooded studs -- at least that's the message most young kids receive on a daily basis. (See little...

What Is the One Most Difficult Thing About Being a Woman in the United States of America in 2014?

Quora | Posted 04.14.2014 | Women

It is hard to see something when it is everywhere you look. It is the absence of it that makes it noticeable. For example, when was the last time we herald the "first man" to do whatever?

Throwing Your 'Hopeless Chest' Overboard: How to Get Rid of Expectations That Diminish Your Quality of Life

Christina Pesoli | Posted 10.19.2013 | Women
Christina Pesoli

Figure out what tasks have always caused you to feel inadequate as a woman, and stop letting these outdated notions and unrealistic expectations diminish the satisfaction you get out of all the things you do well.

One Physical Attribute You Really Shouldn't Ignore

Terry K Carr | Posted 10.09.2013 | Women
Terry K Carr

Growing up in my house, I chose to be a quiet girl as a way to feel safe. When I was 7, I was taken to an outdoor concert where I saw a beautiful woman on stage about to sing. As soon as her voice floated over our seats, the desire to sing grabbed a hold of my heart and didn't let go.

How I Finally Accepted My Son's Affection For Pink

good men project | Posted 03.19.2013 | Parents

Written by Kyle Wiley for The Good Men Project I’ve always considered myself a pretty progressive dad, riding the wave of modernity in the 21st ...

Why Are Men Typically Funnier Than Women?

Quora | Posted 12.25.2012 | Women

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Gayle Laakmann McDowell, Author of Cracking the Coding Interview and The Google Resume Because humo...

Parenting Without Gender Expectations Means Accepting All Outcomes

Aly Windsor | Posted 06.26.2012 | Parents
Aly Windsor

I watched in horror as I recognized the following flicker of cognition in Avie's eyes. He saw the girl pile on the floor as a perfect opportunity for a pile-on.

No More Boys Or Girls In Swedish Preschool Only Genederless Friends

ParentDish | Posted 08.27.2011 | Women

At a preschool in Sweden, there are no boys or girls. Only genderless "friends" Even the Swedish equivalent of pronouns such as "him," her," "he" a...