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Changing the Dialogue for Women Vets

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 11.11.2015 | Impact
Marcia G. Yerman

The stories of female vets don't always get traction. For example, awareness of concerns like Military Sexual Trauma have recently received recognition. Yet, the experiences that women go through in the military frequently remain under the radar.

Couples Who Share Chores May Have Better Sex, And Sex More Often

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 11.05.2015 | HuffPost Home

Honey, you're going to want to do some ironing. A new study from the University of Alberta found that male-female couples had better and more ...

28 Badass Women You Should Be Following On Instagram

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 10.26.2015 | Women

A new initiative from Instagram will highlight women who are using the platform to tell  their inspiring stories  -- and challenging gender ...

Trans* People Murdered for Truth Telling

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 10.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

When any group of people is targeted for oppression, it is ultimately everyone's concern. We all, therefore, have a self interest in actively working to dismantle all the many forms of oppression, including cissexism.

5 Reasons to Teach Gender Equality in Schools

Joel Peterson | Posted 10.19.2015 | Education
Joel Peterson

Besides the fact that equality -- not sameness -- for all is the law as well as the founding value of our country, here are five additional reasons why (and maybe how) gender education should be taught in our schools.

The Evolution of Male-Female Relationships: An Interview With Leon Silver

Gloria Feldt | Posted 10.14.2015 | Women
Gloria Feldt

I recently had a chance to speak with my friend and Take The Lead board member Leon Silver, co-managing partner of the Phoenix office of law firm Gord...

Women Without Choices

Swati Desai, Ph.D., LCSW | Posted 10.12.2015 | Impact
Swati Desai, Ph.D., LCSW

Could I have taken time off to pursue my "passion" if I were a man? Could I have practiced psychotherapy only as much as I wanted because of wanting to spend time raising my children?

What I Learned From My Nicaraguan Family

Ellie Hamalian | Posted 10.05.2015 | College
Ellie Hamalian

"Keyler, ¿que haces?" What are you doing? Two-year-old Keyler stares blankly, guiltily back at his mother, Sandra, as he finishes urinating on himself and all over the floor.

Deaf West Theatre Gets Loud with "Spring Awakening"

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 10.02.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

In Spring Awakening, Steven Sater's lyrics sing like poetry. Their intimacy tingles in your throat as you repeat them under your breath. Your eyes close, just long enough to dance on the brink of surrender.

My Son Was A Princess For Halloween, And I Became A Better Parent

Laurin Mayeno | Posted 09.30.2015 | Parents
Laurin Mayeno

A few weeks before my son Danny's 4th birthday, I asked him what he wanted to be for Halloween. "I wanna be a princess," he said. He didn't hesitate for a second. But I did. I cringed inside and tried hard not to show it.

How My Parents Put the Lie to Mad Men

Robin Hardman | Posted 09.29.2015 | Business
Robin Hardman

When it comes to figuring out how to meet the needs of both their jobs and their families, women and men in the U.S. today are on their own to an unconscionable degree. But it's nothing compared to what my parents must have dealt with.

My Culture Taught Me to be a Homemaker. Thanks, but I Want More

Aleichia Williams | Posted 09.22.2015 | Latino Voices
Aleichia Williams

I learned that day that cleaning, cooking, looking pretty, and taking care of babies were the major tasks associated with womanhood in my family and as the eldest girl I was expected to comply without question or complaint.

More Than Just a 'Plus One'

Gail Becker | Posted 09.16.2015 | Women
Gail Becker

I suppose that in today's ever-evolving society we should be equally conscious of the proper title for all...even when that title may (inadvertently) be as simple as a ''plus one.'

I'm Tired of Churches Teaching Male Headship

Kelly Ladd Bishop | Posted 09.15.2015 | Religion
Kelly Ladd Bishop

I'm tired of it because, at best it silences women and keeps their voices out of the pulpits and the classrooms. At worst it traps women and girls in abusive and damaging situations, and fuels a culture of male privilege and power.

It's Time to Retire 'Mr. Mom'

Liam Robb O'Hagan | Posted 09.11.2015 | Parents
Liam Robb O'Hagan

Language both reflects and creates culture. It is a self-perpetuating system. If you can change the language you can alter the culture. The results are not always perfect. Stereotypes are hard to break down, but those who complain about political correctness are usually on the wrong side of the cultural shift.

Are Boys Just Wired to Treat Girls Differently

Gail Hoffer-Loibl | Posted 09.01.2015 | Parents
Gail Hoffer-Loibl

So how does a child, who has yet to learn about the generally accepted rule that females are the "weaker" sex already treat girls more delicately than boys? I honestly have no idea. Maybe he is just picking up on the behavior of other children.

Why I Don't Define Myself as Mother

Dani Bostick | Posted 08.20.2015 | Parents
Dani Bostick

Single with no backup at home, I would hire babysitters to go out for mom's night, only to realize it wasn't enjoyable. No, not because I felt guilty leaving my kids with a sitter. It was because the sole topic of conversation revolved around children.

Our Love Affair With the Butt-Kicking Black Widow

Meredith Spidel | Posted 08.19.2015 | Parents
Meredith Spidel

I don't disagree with Target's choice to create one ginormous androgynous toy section. I actually don't care. My kids know what toys they want and will manage to find it and drain my wallet whatever shelf it's stashed on.

3 Ways Entrepreneurship Is Helping Evolve the Role of a Woman

Lolita Taub | Posted 08.10.2015 | Business
Lolita Taub

What do you think of when you think of the role of a woman in society in your country? What do you think about women's roles in the Middle East? When I went to the Middle East with The F SHOW World Tour, the perspective on women became crystal clear: it's great.

The Unexpected Reason Caitlyn Jenner Is Suffering From Insomnia

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.24.2015 | Entertainment
Van Winkle's

Caitlyn Jenner's public transition has been one of 2015's cultural highlights, and we're excited to more fully explore her story in the new documentar...

4 Things You Have to Find Out the Hard Way When You Transition

Mac Scotty McGregor | Posted 07.18.2015 | Gay Voices
Mac Scotty McGregor

Did you enjoy massages? Going to the gym? Using bathrooms? Sitting in the jacuzzi naked? Guess what? This has just become more complicated.

The Ultimate Guide for Men That Need to Shop at Victoria's Secret

Quora | Posted 07.06.2015 | Style

Here are some pro-tips and work-arounds to get the average guy through a shopping trip at VS with minimal trauma.

4 Words My Husband Says That Reflect the Importance of Parenting

Pamela Boccia | Posted 07.01.2015 | Parents
Pamela Boccia

My husband is certainly not perfect, but he's pretty extraordinary in his recognition of the value of parenting. He lives out this value every day in his interactions with our children. He gives everything he has to them -- every ounce of energy, attention, patience and love that he has within.

Amy Schumer On Why ‘Trainwreck' Defies Dating Stereotypes

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 06.29.2015 | Women

Amy Schumer is the feminist gift that keeps on giving. From her hilarious acceptance speech at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards to her declara...

Men's Group: Finding My Manhood in a World of Skinny Jeans, Hipster Beards and David Beckham

Shaun Zaken | Posted 06.24.2015 | Comedy
Shaun Zaken

It's dark. Very dark. And I'm in the woods, surrounded by strange men with flashlights on their heads. I'm cold. Hungry. And really scared. A guy with neck tattoos is squinting at me. Please, God, don't let me piss him off.