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Gender Inequality

With Half The World's Population Not Working At Their Potential, Gender Equality Must Be Job #1

Mikkel Vestergaard | Posted 07.11.2016 | Women
Mikkel Vestergaard

July 11 is World Population Day, a 24-hour time span to focus on global population issues. Possibly no issue is more pressing than gender inequality and its effect on individuals and economies.

Decriminalizing Prostitution In South Africa: A Recipe to Extinguish the Legacy of Sara Baartman

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 07.01.2016 | World
Taina Bien-Aime

Prostitution, one of the most brutal forms of male-perpetrated sexual abuse, is illegal in South Africa. While corrupt police are known to arrest and brutalize the women for loitering, buyers of sexual acts are rarely arrested.

Obama Gives A Shoutout To Equal Pay While Honoring The 2015 WNBA Champs

The Huffington Post | Madeline Diamond | Posted 06.28.2016 | Politics

President Barack Obama honored the WNBA's Minnesota Lynx at the White House on Monday and stressed the importance of "equal pay for equal work" during...

A system that serves the 1% must be opposed

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 06.23.2016 | World
Kumi Naidoo

Inequality is not a new injustice. It is a painful, daily reality for so many people across the globe in all its forms. For generations the powerful few have rigged political and economic systems to seize yet more power, whilst actively oppressing and dis-empowering the many. And this generation is no different.

Masculinity and Son Preference Among Heterosexual Men

Tristan Bridges | Posted 05.27.2016 | Parents
Tristan Bridges

It's great that men are participating more as parents. But we have a long way to go if they're still waiting to see if the child is going to be "Matthew" or "Megan" before deciding whether to ask for a more flexible schedule at work.

Sherri Shepherd Says Gender Inequality May Have Played Into The Drama With Kelly and Michael

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 05.23.2016 | Entertainment

After almost four years co-hosting "Live! with Kelly and Michael" alongside Kelly Ripa, Michael Strahan unexpectedly left the show for a new gig at "G...

'The Assistants,' A Conversation with Camille Perri

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 05.23.2016 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Photo: Ash Barhamand Camille Perri was a books editor for Cosmopolitan and Esquire magazines and has also been a reference librarian. She holds a Bac...

5 Ways to Combat Gender Inequality in Book Publishing

Brooke Warner | Posted 04.27.2016 | Books
Brooke Warner

It's not that I've shied away in the past from speaking the truth about the gender bias that runs deep through the publishing industry, but there's a different kind of energy and reception, of course, when you're speaking to women who've lived it.

Immigration, Ambition, Identity Shape Film Miss India America

Jim Luce | Posted 03.25.2016 | Entertainment
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Jim Luce

It should come as no surprise to anyone familiar with the culture of South Asian immigrants that both ambition and identity do a similar dance, often with greater intensity, and is among the latest variations on a familiar American story.

Why Do We STILL Have A Gender Pay Gap? It Starts With The Princess Onesie.

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 03.24.2016 | Business

More than half of the pay gap between the genders can be explained by the fact that women tend to work in lower-paying industries and take jobs that p...

Natalie Portman Says Hollywood Has 'A Long Ways To Go' Toward Gender Equality

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 03.19.2016 | Entertainment

Natalie Portman spoke out about gender inequality in the entertainment industry in a recent interview with People. "For myself I feel excited about th...

Catalyzing a Pathway to Women's Empowerment

Åsa Skogström Feldt | Posted 03.11.2016 | Women
Åsa Skogström Feldt

Indeed, women and girls make up more than half the world's population and are often more deeply impacted than men and boys by poverty, climate change, food insecurity, lack of healthcare and global economic crises.

A Solution To Closing The Gender Gap Is Literally In The Palm Of Your Hands

The Huffington Post | Casey Williams | Posted 02.25.2016 | Technology

Women in certain countries are less likely than men to own a key tool for fighting gender inequality: smartphones. A recent study by the Pew Research...

An Interview With Michelle Obama's Chief of Staff Tina Tchen

Kelley Calkins | Posted 02.10.2016 | Women
Kelley Calkins

In what Tchen referred to as the "culmination of the last seven years," she spoke on the White House's just-announced, United State of Women summit. Slated for May 23, the summit will be the first-ever dedicated to women and girls.

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 m...

Zika, Pregnancy, and the Embodiment of Inequality

Kathryn Moeller | Posted 02.02.2016 | World
Kathryn Moeller

Tragically, pregnancies across the U.S. and around the world are deeply unequal. The outbreak of the mosquito-borne Zika virus in Brazil and Latin Am...

States Take Lead On Equal Pay, With Legislation Stalled In Congress

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.02.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama signed his first piece of legislation, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, seven years ago today, which made it eas...

The White House Wants To Know What Your Company Pays Women And Minorities

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.29.2016 | Politics

The White House announced Friday that it plans to start collecting data on the earnings of women and minorities at large U.S. companies in order to ad...

How To Eliminate The 'Benevolent Sexism' That Plagues Working Women

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 01.23.2016 | Business

There's growing clamor in the U.S. for more women in corporate board rooms and greater support for working mothers. But the situation is often straine...

Chris Rock: If Jennifer Lawrence Were Black, 'She'd Really Have Something To Complain About'

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 12.31.2015 | Entertainment

When it comes to the pay gap, there are both gender and racial inequalities. Chris Rock noted the salary discrepancies women of color face while spea...

You See This Gender Bias On The Road Every Day

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 11.24.2015 | Women

The next time you’re walking down an unfamiliar block, take a moment to look at the street sign -- chances are you won’t see a woman’s name. It'...

Global Survey Finds Nordic Countries Have The Most Feminists

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 11.16.2015 | World

You're likely to find more feminists in Nordic countries than anywhere else around the world, according to a new survey on global attitudes toward gen...

How A Brazilian Graffiti Artist Is Empowering Women Around The World

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 11.10.2015 | Latino Voices

Panmela Castro is speaking out through her art to combat Brazil's high rates of violence against women. Based in Rio de Janeiro, the feminist graffit...

The Equality Argument For Gun Control

Jacob Schuman | Posted 11.04.2015 | Politics
Jacob Schuman

Focusing on the relationship between guns and inequality will allow gun control advocates to argue that restricting firearm access is an essential step towards achieving social justice and economic empowerment.

Adele Sips Wine, Talks Feminism Like The Boss Lady She Is

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 11.03.2015 | Women

Adele has no time for men who underestimate her. In an interview with Rolling Stone, the Grammy winner discussed being in business meetings full of me...