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"Cloud Nine:" A Mental Challenge for the Theatergoer

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 10.05.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

As you approach the Linda Gross Theater, you're struck by the imposing quiet of it. Sealed doors keep out the faint of heart; the Church-like building sleeps, bathed in the light of an October moon. Could this be your destination, or have you made a mistake?

What Exactly Do You Mean?

Loolwa Khazzoom | Posted 06.14.2015 | Impact
Loolwa Khazzoom

We frequently ascribe traits to someone (violent, intelligent, cheap, successful), on the basis of something irrelevant to the matter at hand, such as ethnicity, religion, sex, or nationality -- whichever we may take issue with, for reasons of our own ignorance or unprocessed baggage.

Why Is the Indian Government so Afraid of This Film?

Nish Gera | Posted 05.06.2015 | World
Nish Gera

What this documentary did is to reignite the issue, even if for another brief moment. By banning it though, the Indian government has raised questions that are both urgent and dangerous. What does this mean for free speech in India, the world's largest democracy?

It's Time for Hillary to Start 'Busting Some Balls'

Pamela Newton | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics
Pamela Newton

What makes Hillary more of a "ball buster" than, say, Bill Clinton? But Bill is repeatedly praised for getting things done during his tenure, while Hillary is maligned for being pushy.

5 Myths Women Are Told About The Workplace

Dee Poku-Spalding | Posted 12.06.2014 | Women
Dee Poku-Spalding

I got to a really good place in my career. And then, reality set in. I plateaued, I had no personal life and I was exhausted by the late hours and the daily grind of navigating corporate culture.

Are You Tired Of People Being 'Outraged'?

Kia Makarechi | Posted 03.19.2014 | Arts
Kia Makarechi

Outrage fatigue is like anti-intellectualism for conservatives and liberals (and especially neo-liberals) alike.

Do Women Civilize Men?

Adam Grant | Posted 10.06.2013 | Women
Adam Grant

When male CEOs father their first child, they pay their employees less when it's a son, but more if it's a daughter.

Joe Biden and Four Other Closet Male Feminists in Government

Liana Gamber Thompson | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics
Liana Gamber Thompson

In 2012, women gained a record number of Senate seats. But are women the only ones who can bring a feminist agenda to Washington? Those on this list of secret male feminists have been working behind the scenes to enact legislation that supports women and equity.

Gender Politics: You Can't Have It Both Ways

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

I think the idea of differentiating between male and female moderators in fact is a bit outrageous and offensive, a reverse form of gender discrimination.

Why Women Aren't Dominating Startups -- Yet

Forbes Woman | Posted 04.10.2012 | Women

Over the past few decades, women have overcome tremendous obstacles and have made a lot of progress in the area of gender equality in America. We n...

'Women Will Run Banks Before The White House'

Bloomberg | Posted 04.06.2012 | Women

A woman will serve as chief executive officer at one of the five biggest U.S. banks before the nation gets its first female president, said U.S. Senat...

Nicki Minaj Reveals Her 'Alpha Male' Side

Salon | Posted 04.06.2012 | Women

The new Nicki Minaj album, "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded," is out and set to take the top spot on Billboard's albums next week, despite the fact she’...

What Megan From 'Mad Men' Tells Us About Being 'Wife Material

Salon | Posted 03.27.2012 | Women

During a long train ride with an acquaintance, my female friend was recently paid the ultimate compliment by a friend. Comparing her to a woman he was...

New York's "Women's College" Offers First Gender-Neutral Dorms

Womens eNews | Posted 10.16.2011 | Women

NEW YORK -- Gender-neutral or "open" dorms may be increasingly commonplace on U.S. campuses, but they aren't expected at women's colleges, a presumabl...

More Gender Equality Leads To More Sex, Global Study Shows

USA Today | Posted 10.08.2011 | Women

Equality leads to more sex. That's the gist of a new study about the sexual marketplace that used global data and found there's more sex in countri...

Transgender Man Says Employer Fired Him Over Birth Gender

AP | GEOFF MULVIHILL | Posted 06.11.2011 | New York

HADDONFIELD, N.J. — A transsexual man has sued the drug-treatment center where he worked, claiming it discriminated against him when it fired hi...

The Shifting Roles And Expectations For Men And Women

Morra Aarons-Mele | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Morra Aarons-Mele

Our society is still so conflicted about this new normal, and I think we are, too, personally and in our relationships. We are the "shift" generation -- men and women are in the middle of a major shift in roles and expectations.

Little Indignities

Ellen Snortland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Ellen Snortland

I was recently taken aback during a business meeting when a woman in her 20s (I'll call her Heather) referred to me and my two older sisters as "girls."

A Manual for Men: Let's Talk Real Men

Janet Carlson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Janet Carlson

The fact that we're all so worked up about gender roles, relationships and communication, still, after all this time, tells us something. At least we care.

In "Manly" Midterms, Vote Like a Girl

Barbara Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barbara Lee

I understand the frustrations of women voters, but there is simply too much at stake to sit these elections out. The message for progressive women is clear: Elections are tough. Get out there and vote like a girl.

No Makeup Week: Women Pledge To Keep Their Faces Bare For 7 Days

The Huffington Post | Jen Sabella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Could you go a week without makeup? While some women avoid it altogether, others have developed an inexplicable need for the stuff over the years. Wha...

In an Era of Soft Power, a Way Forward for Women

Indra Adnan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Indra Adnan

What do women offer politics that is currently missing and would benefit everyone? Would gender balanced politics deliver a softer, smarter style of governance than the hard-powered style we have come to see as normal?

Martha and Scott: A Gender Blender in the New Internet Order

Rosalyn Hoffman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Rosalyn Hoffman

The huge growth of social networking is fueled by a desire to connect. But Coakley missed the point online and in person -- she failed to realize that voters want to reach out and touch someone.

Why We Love Mad Men

Victoria Namkung | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Victoria Namkung

While it may seem like watching Mad Men is like opening an archive to the past, I think we watch it because its themes are symbolic to the present.

MSNBC's Donny Deutsch: "If Palin Wasn't Hot Would We Be Talking About Her?" (VIDEO, POLL)

Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

On MSNBC today, CNBC commentator Donny Deutsch touched on two of the biggest Sarah Palin talking points -- why she continues to be a story in the news...