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Gender Inequality

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

Kelley Calkins | Posted 02.08.2016 | 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 ...

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 ea...

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 a...

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

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 01.23.2016 | Business

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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 whil...

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&rsqu...

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 ge...

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 g...

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 m...

What's Missing From These Images Says A Lot About The Gender Gap

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 10.13.2015 | Women

In order to prove an important point about gender imbalance, Elle U.K. got rid of men -- sort of. As part of its #MoreWomen campaign, the ma...

The Global Search for Education: Gender, Gender, Gender -- Do we get it?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 10.07.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

I ask her about her research and concern for gender equality. Her thorough analysis of the global situation makes it clear that gender inequality is not only cruel, but also economically disadvantageous. In our interview, Linda shares her tips for what educators and parents can do to combat gender inequality.

Making Trade More Inclusive

Anabel González | Posted 09.30.2015 | Impact
Anabel González

As much as 85 percent of small-scale traders at border crossings in the Great Lakes region of Africa are women -- but the majority of border officials are men, with corruption and gender-based abuse running rampant.

Geena Davis Is Frustrated By Hollywood's Gender Inequality

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 09.28.2015 | Entertainment

Geena Davis is speaking out against the inequality women face in Hollywood.  In an interview with The Guardian, the actress talks about her expe...

Carly Fiorina Is Exceptional In This One Particular Way

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 09.25.2015 | Business

Say what you will about Carly Fiorina, but in at least one regard, the former CEO and current presidential candidate is exceptional: She’s one ...

Emmy-Nominated 'Homeland' Director Finds Hollywood Gender Inequality 'Unacceptable'

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 09.19.2015 | Entertainment

No women were nominated for Outstanding Drama Director at last year's Emmy awards, when the Academy president spoke about TV diversity while Sof...

Gender Inequality on a Late Summer's Day

Val Brown | Posted 09.03.2015 | Women
Val Brown

I've always hated asking for raises. It's like asking your father for money (and yes, in most industries it's still usually a man you're asking). If they say no, you're not loved. I do remember one new boss from early in my career offering me a significant raise.

Women Still Feel Like They're Not Treated Fairly At Work

The Huffington Post | Janie Velencia | Posted 09.02.2015 | Women

It's 2015, but women are still being held back when it comes to pay and promotions at work because of their gender, according to a Gallup poll releas...

Schools for Sustainability Inc. Praises Stanley and the Green Technology Team

Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso | Posted 08.29.2015 | Education
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Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso

Recently, we had the pleasure of interviewing Stanley Dorsainville. His captivating personal journey and commitment to human rights have driven him to accomplish quite astounding feats before the age of 26.

The Price of Speaking Up Against Inequality

Patricia Leavy, PhD | Posted 08.06.2015 | Education
Patricia Leavy, PhD

Claiming there is no price to pay for speaking up against inequality is akin to colorblindness. It may be well intentioned, but it is a dangerous lie. When a kid says that they "don't see race" they may have the best of intentions.

The Not-So-Secret Reason Why Women Lack Political Power

Charlotte Hill | Posted 07.17.2015 | Politics
Charlotte Hill

When these economic elites are predominantly male -- the names of Jeb Bush's super PAC donors read like a bachelor party guest list -- this means that American public policy is disproportionately influenced by men. Decisions about whether to prioritize issues like paid sick leave, affordable child care, birth control access and equal pay are not ultimately made by the people they impact most: women.

Wimbledon, the (Women's) World Cup, and Gender Equality

Michael Kimmel | Posted 07.17.2015 | Sports
Michael Kimmel

What a week for gender equality, huh? Let's compare the two for a moment. At Wimbledon, the male and female champions played on the same courts, received the same massive paycheck (over $2.9 million each), which was handed to each of them by the Duke of Kent, the president of the All-England club.

'When Yo Girl' Memes Turn Feminist

The Huffington Post | Aaron Nemo | Posted 07.17.2015 | Comedy

The phrase "when yo girl" is one of those early indicators that a sentence is headed down a dangerously tasteless path. Other examples include, "I'm n...