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Gender Rights

'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...

Gender Fluid Generation: Evolving Gender Norms at School

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

The first time I learned that gender could be fluid was in sex ed in the 9th grade. I remember the teacher mumbling under her breath that some people don't identify their gender with the biological sex they were born with.

Countries Are Banning Rapists From Marrying Their Victims To Avoid Punishment: Report

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 02.23.2015 | Impact

More countries are aiming to end sexual violence against women, as gender equality continues to become a priority around the world. In a new report...

Women, We Need To Stop Arguing About Privilege

Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani | Posted 12.20.2014 | Women
Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani

The conversation about privilege threatens to cut off the legs of the feminist movement before it can even crawl (yes -- crawl, we're in 2014 and birth control is seen by many as a dirty word.) Privilege is weighing us down. By us I mean all of us -- all feminists.

What Are Some Common Forms of Sexism That Men Face?

Quora | Posted 02.18.2014 | Women

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Arsène Hodali, Jazz Juner Boys are commonly shown less compassion than girls from an early ...

Fighting for Human Dignity and Women's Equality: Interview with Margot Wallstrom

Natalia Brzezinski | Posted 08.10.2013 | Women
Natalia Brzezinski

Women have to be involved in peace processes as negotiators, mediators and signatories of peace agreements. They have to be represented in political life.

Why Don't You Know About Women's Rights Protests in the U.S.?

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 10.09.2012 | Politics
Soraya Chemaly

Does it sound old-fashioned to you? This marching for women? You know, of course, that the Constitution does not actually ensure equal rights for women? Aren't we "equal enough" yet?

Towards an Environment of (Gender) Balance

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 08.12.2012 | Green
Kumi Naidoo

It may surprise you to consider that climate change is not an equal opportunity phenomena. Women are affected to a much greater degree by climate change and the socioeconomic and environmental disasters it brings.

LGBT Community Makes Strides in Argentina, Loses Ground in US

Hayley Rose Horzepa | Posted 07.11.2012 | World
Hayley Rose Horzepa

In Argentina, "Senators approved the Gender Identity law by a vote of 55-0." 55-0? I can't imagine that unanimity happening with any positive legislature for the LGBT in this country.

WATCH: Fox News Pundit Doubles Down On Incendiary Statement

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 02.21.2012 | Media

Fox News pundit Liz Trotta responded to the barrage of criticism that was unleashed after she made a series incendiary statements regarding rape in th...

Women's History Month: Female Firsts

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kate Kelly

I started keeping a running list of some notable years when certain gender barriers were broken, and when I looked back I found that the list itself provided a fascinating snapshot of our country.