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Gender Inequality

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 03.04.2015 | 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 02.26.2015 | 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 02.27.2015 | 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.

Barrel Chests, Brawn, and Buffoonery: Controlling Images of Masculinity in Pixar Movies

Tristan Bridges | Posted 11.17.2014 | Entertainment
Tristan Bridges

The films in Pixar's collection show a patterned reliance on controlling images associated with the embodiment of masculinity that shores up the very systems of gender inequality the films are often lauded as challenging.

Women's Equality Day? Not At All!

Carlynne McDonnell | Posted 10.26.2014 | Women
Carlynne McDonnell

If we want to be truthful, we should call it the "Women Were Given the Right to Vote" day because the current name is a misnomer. Women are still not treated as equal.

Here Are The Best (And Worst) States For Gender Equality

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 08.26.2014 | Women

The United States has a problem with gender equality. In the World Economic Forum’s list of the most gender-equal countries, the nation doesn't even...

Privileges: One Contribution to Vassar College's 'Privilege Campaign'

Tim Koechlin | Posted 10.04.2014 | Politics
Tim Koechlin

No one is ever surprised or concerned or confused or threatened when I enter a classroom, a bank, a store, an elevator, a church, an expensive restaurant, a college campus, or a conversation.

When it Comes to Leveling the Playing Field for Women Writers, VIDA Reminds us that Women are Not Alone

Janice Sands | Posted 10.01.2014 | Arts
Janice Sands

With the pervasiveness of gender inequality in nearly every arena, it's heartening to know that there are passionate individuals and organizations out there working hard to affect change.

The (Other) War on Women

Duncan Hosie | Posted 09.14.2014 | Politics
Duncan Hosie

John Milton, the great English poet, once pondered, "For what can war, but endless war, still breed?" The answer: flawed Supreme Court decisions, countless email fundraising solicitations, and a surge of new attack ads. The "war on women" is back.

Avoiding the Clonal Effect

Dr. Natasha Josefowitz | Posted 08.31.2014 | Business
Dr. Natasha Josefowitz

What I have named "the clonal effect" is the tendency of individuals, groups, and organizations to replicate--or clone--themselves or others that are familiar to them wherever they have an opportunity to do so.