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Gender Inequality

'Poverty Is Sexist' Gets #Strengthie Support From Malala, Shonda Rhimes

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.19.2015 | Impact

A group of celebrities and global activists are flexing for the camera to remind the world "poverty is sexist." The ONE campaign's #Strengthie move...

A New Deal for Moms

Alyson Gounden Rock | Posted 05.10.2015 | Business
Alyson Gounden Rock

Caring for us came at a cost to mom's career. Workplace attitudes and practices continue to penalize mothers and keep the gender pay gap wide, even as it is narrowing for young women pre-motherhood.

What I Really Want for Mother's Day Is to Say 'I Am Sorry'

Sothy Eng | Posted 05.10.2015 | Women
Sothy Eng

Women are told that they can do it all. They can have a profession, a family, and a life of their own. They can be engineers, CEOs, even fight for our country on the front lines during war. Yet, tributes to motherhood neglect ways in which they can honor the diversity that motherhood has come to represent.

This Is How Ridiculous Gender Inequality Sounds

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 05.06.2015 | Women

Sexism seems even more absurd when applied to everyday situations. Created by Girl Pants Production, a new video called "How Gender Inequality Sou...

The Global Search for Education: An Education in Africa

C. M. Rubin | Posted 04.28.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"When I visited a local village, what everyone told me -- the chiefs, the parents, the children -- was that girls weren't in school because it was th...

Gender Inequality and Poverty

Asma Lateef | Posted 04.21.2015 | Women
Asma Lateef

President Obama's 2015 Women's History Month Proclamation recognized the contributions that women in the United States are making to the economy. It also highlighted benefits of their participation in the workforce to their families. It also recognized that we need to do much more to support working women.

Don't Call Me 'The Cutest Weightlifter'

Ravishly | Posted 04.20.2015 | Women
Ravishly

Four years ago, I not only entered the national weightlifting scene, I also crossed the threshold into the land of the Internet. GIFs and memes captured my most unflattering movements, Tumblr artists offered their best renditions of me.

A Golden Opportunity to Tackle Gender Inequality

Tewodros Melesse | Posted 04.17.2015 | Women
Tewodros Melesse

We think we need to move the debate even further so we can try to tackle these challenges and at this moment, we have a golden opportunity to do that.

For U.S. Women, Inequality Takes Many Forms

Ariel Smilowitz | Posted 04.14.2015 | Women
Ariel Smilowitz

The road to achieving gender equality in the U.S. is quite clearly checkered with significant potholes.

5 Ways To Take Your Confidence Into Your Own Hands

ShimmerTeen | Posted 04.14.2015 | Teen
ShimmerTeen

The truth is that each of us can have a greater, stronger, longer-lasting effect on our self-esteem than the cultural influences -- negative or positive -- we encounter. How? True confidence actually grows from adopting various self-esteem-boosting habits over time.

Alice in Promised Land: Being Born Female in a Conservative Religion

Monica Stevens-Kirby | Posted 03.27.2015 | Women
Monica Stevens-Kirby

I cheated at church. My best friend and I explored every corner as children. She led me to secret passageways, and we somehow slid through. These abstractions surface in my dreams occasionally, passages in wrinkled waves, lit with golden honeysuckle and bitter dandelions.

Thousands Of Indian Schools Implement Gender Classes To Fight Inequality

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 03.24.2015 | Impact

Some boys in India are questioning why their girl classmates have much more housework than they do. And according to some, those questions could le...

Powerful Ad Campaign Reminds Women That 'We're Not There Yet'

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 03.10.2015 | Women

On International Women's Day, women started disappearing. They disappeared from billboards, posters and magazine covers. But before you start gett...

'House of Cards' and Gender Equality

Matt Hartman | Posted 05.04.2015 | Women
Matt Hartman

rancis' remarks show his gendered bias; he believes that Claire owes him her position. Yet, he forgets, all too easily, that he owes his position to Claire.

How Selma And Women's Inequality Got Tangled At The Oscars

Kathy Gill | Posted 04.28.2015 | Women
Kathy Gill

It didn't hurt Sunday night's ratings to have only one angry white woman of a certain age refuse to turn that dial (so to speak). We won't get Hollywood's attention -- or any other institution of power -- until all of us are angry.

What Muhammad Would Think of Saudi Arabia's "Leadership"

Craig Considine | Posted 03.28.2015 | Religion
Craig Considine

The Prophet's message was one of tolerance and diversity. It is hard to argue that the Saudi royal family has ever followed in his path or walked in his footsteps.

Donating to Women and Girls Just Got Easier

Jennifer James | Posted 04.26.2015 | Impact
Jennifer James

A chronic lack of resources, funds and access to capital keep women who live in low- to middle-income countries on poverty rolls.

Girlbusters: Fighting Against Gender Bias For Women In STEM

Janine Ingram | Posted 04.01.2015 | Women
Janine Ingram

impactx logo If this is how we react when women dare to replace men in movies, what chance do real women stand in actual science and technology positions?

Mom And Dad, Please Explain This One to Your Daughters

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 03.04.2015 | Politics
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Some months back, Senate Republicans blocked -- for the third time -- the Paycheck Fairness Act, a bill proposing to close the pay gap between men and women. The goal of the bill -- the attainment of equal pay for equal work -- seems like a no-brainer, right? Yet not a single Republican voted in favor of the Act.

Men Redefining the Glass Ceiling of Gender Inequality

Yasamin Beitollahi | Posted 02.11.2015 | Women
Yasamin Beitollahi

The movement for gender equality was originally conceived as a struggle for women's rights by women and only for women. With the HeForShe movement, men are invited and empowered to step up for the women in their lives.

Laadli and the Vital Importance of Girls in India

Robert Walker | Posted 02.08.2015 | World
Robert Walker

So long as social norms diminish the importance of the girl child, discourage the education of girls, and force girls to marry before reaching adulthood, girls will never realize their full potential.

We Cannot Abandon Kenya's Mandera County as Medics Flee Islamist Attacks

Siddharth Chatterjee | Posted 02.02.2015 | Impact
Siddharth Chatterjee

This county needs doctors, teachers and other public servants more than any other. If more of these professionals leave Mandera, the people will suffer, especially women and girls.

Using Data To Reduce The Health Divide Between Women And Men

Laura Rosella | Posted 12.31.2014 | Impact
Laura Rosella

In many regions of the world, her female gender would be one of the most important determinants of her health and the health of her family.

How High-Tech Underwear Is Combating Gender Inequality

Melissa Jun Rowley | Posted 12.13.2014 | Impact
Melissa Jun Rowley

Today is International Day of the Girl, a day declared by the UN as the time to speak out against gender inequality around the world. I can't think of a better way to commemorate this occasion than to spotlight a powerhouse female entrepreneur whose mission is to empower girls and women across the globe. Enter serial social entrepreneur Miki Agrawal.

New Film Questions The Meaning Of 'Women's Work​'

Nathalie Vassallo | Posted 12.04.2014 | Women
Nathalie Vassallo

In the upcoming documentary, Hard Hatted Woman, filmmaker Lorien Barlow explores gender stereotypes entrenched in the workforce by shining a spotlight on an industry that has remained stubbornly male even despite federal interventions in the late '70s: construction.