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Gender Inequality

How High-Tech Underwear Is Combating Gender Inequality

Melissa Jun Rowley | Posted 10.13.2014 | 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 10.06.2014 | 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 09.17.2014 | 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.

Once We Make This Dream A Reality

Michelle Bachelet | Posted 08.31.2014 | Impact
Michelle Bachelet

The legitimate demands and needs that we have as women are not seen. However, this situation is not merely a challenge in terms of justice. It represents a significant shortcoming in the quality of our democracies.

A New Look at Gender Bias

Laura Riley, Ph.D. | Posted 08.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Laura Riley, Ph.D.

It seems that bias toward males still exists in American research labs. When scientists investigate new drugs to cure diseases, they test them on male rats and men and extrapolate their results to women. Women are prescribed new medications that don't work, make them sick, or kill them because the pills weren't tested on women.

Gender Equity Can Make America Competitive

Eve Ellis | Posted 08.20.2014 | Business
Eve Ellis

In his recent address at West Point, President Obama said the U.S. must always be a leader. And yet, leaders of U.S. corporations, so far, have seemed complacent with a lagging status quo.

Mormon Women's Group Founder Faces Excommunication For Her Views

AP | BRADY McCOMBS | Posted 06.17.2014 | Religion

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two months after Mormon Kate Kelly led hundreds in a demonstration to shed light on gender inequality in the religion — defy...

The Problem Girls Shouldn't Be Having In 2014

Samantha Goodyear | Posted 07.28.2014 | Teen
Samantha Goodyear

There are so many obstacles I have to face in school, simply because I am a girl. Yet, there are girls in countries far away from me who can't even go to school. These girls are the reason why I speak up. Because I have a voice, something that many girls my age aren't given.

Happiness is Having 37 Kids!

Lila Igram | Posted 07.12.2014 | Impact
Lila Igram

What brings comfort to my heart as a mother? I long for the day when my kids want for themselves what I want for them -- pure hearts, faith, health, open minds, great character and the drive to succeed.

Home Economics: Give Mom a Little (Professional) Respect

Alyson Gounden Rock | Posted 07.07.2014 | Business
Alyson Gounden Rock

This Mother's Day, we can all do three things that will bolster mom's value and support gender equality. We can stop making throwaway negative comments about mothers. We can acknowledge that mothers do real work, and we can value that work more highly.

Teaching Filmmaking to Burmese Refugee Students Was an Eye-opening Experience

Lila Igram | Posted 06.24.2014 | Impact
Lila Igram

We achieve success at Connecther.org when our stakeholders achieve success. Azmina Karim, a young woman from Bangladesh who is passionate about uplifting the voices of women and girls in her country, is one such stakeholder.

The Disappearing Woman and Life on the Internet

Astra Taylor | Posted 06.10.2014 | Media
Astra Taylor

The Web is regularly hailed for its "openness" and that's where the confusion begins, since "open" in no way means "equal." While the Internet may create space for many voices, it also reflects and often amplifies real-world inequities in striking ways.

Three Things to Think About Following Equal Pay Day

Barbara Lee | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics
Barbara Lee

Elevating women's pay on par with their male counterparts isn't only symbolic, it is practical. Is there a more literal marker of how we value women than how we compensate their time and talent? It is a step forward for women's leadership as well.

Jimmy Carter: U.S. 'Dormant' On Inequality

AP | PAUL J. WEBER | Posted 06.08.2014 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter on Tuesday night lamented continuing inequalities between black and white Americans during a 50th...

4 Things That Surprisingly Haven't Changed For Women Since The 1960s

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.25.2014 | Fifty

We may have, as the 1968 Virginia Slims ad told us, "come a long way, baby." Or not. Sometimes, it seems, the more things change, the more they stay t...

Persistence: Reflections of a Life-Long Activist

Cami Anderson | Posted 05.17.2014 | Education
Cami Anderson

Persisting to demand equity was one of the hardest things I have ever worked with a group of people to accomplish. And I learned some tough lessons.

The U.S. Ranks Abysmally Low When It Comes To Women And Leadership

Posted 03.19.2014 | Women

By Chad Brooks, BusinessNewsDaily Contributor Published: 03/12/2014 08:00 AM EST on BusinessNewsDaily U.S. businesses aren't doing very well at ...

Bystanders No More

Hon. Judy Harris Kluger | Posted 05.11.2014 | Impact
Hon. Judy Harris Kluger

Whether you are a man or a woman, challenge yourself to be aware of how your inaction supports sexism and homophobia.

Using Technology to Close the Education Gap for Girls

Joel Lamstein | Posted 05.06.2014 | Impact
Joel Lamstein

In March 2011, to mark International Women's Day, I wrote a blog post asking, "Can Technology Close the Gap for Girls and Women?" The ConnectEd progra...