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Tuesday Night Choreplay -- What Really Happens When Men Lean Into Their Housework

Stacey Brook | Posted 04.29.2015 | Women
Stacey Brook

Pour yourself a glass of wine as I sew on all your missing buttons nice and tightly and water the plants until they scream for mercy. Watch me plow through your taxes and plunge into the dog food bag to feed little Sparky.

Who Is the 21st Century Man?

Maria Shriver | Posted 04.29.2015 | Impact
Maria Shriver

Changing family dynamics, a shifting economic landscape, the surge of women into the workforce and public life are all adding pieces to the kaleidoscopic picture of what it means to be a man in America today. Begging the question: Just who is the 21st Century Man?

WATCH: Here's Why You Should Never Ask A Gay Couple 'Who's The Woman?'

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 04.20.2015 | Gay Voices

We've heard it all before, and these vloggers are here to explain why there are just some things you should never ask a gay couple. From YouTuber A...

Online Violence: Just Because It's Virtual Doesn't Make It Any Less Real

Clare Winterton | Posted 04.14.2015 | Technology
Clare Winterton

As the Internet becomes an increasingly important part of human existence and a critical space for marginalized populations to make their voices heard, a woman's inability to feel safe online is an impediment to her freedom, as well as to her basic human rights.

12 Brilliant Kids' Clothing Lines That Say No To Gender Stereotypes

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 04.09.2015 | Parents

In October 2013, Jennifer Muhm's 4-year-old daughter declared she wanted to be an astronaut for Halloween. But when the mom and daughter flipped throu...

To Quote Emma Watson...

Sarah Cannata | Posted 03.31.2015 | World
Sarah Cannata

It wasn't until attending the first event in the series and listening to a panel of successful and inspiring women that I too was asking this question: In 2015, why are we still engaging in a conversation based on obtaining equality for all?

9 Confessions Of A Tomboy

Randi Evans | Posted 03.27.2015 | Women
Randi Evans

I never wanted to be Barbie. I chose Ken every time. Same goes for playing house; I was never the mother or the daughter; I was always the dad or the son.

Thousands Of Indian Schools Implement Gender Classes To Fight Inequality

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 03.24.2015 | Impact

Some boys in India are questioning why their girl classmates have much more housework than they do. And according to some, those questions could le...

When People Say "Ray Rice = Solange Knowles"

Anna Nti-Asare | Posted 03.19.2015 | Black Voices
Anna Nti-Asare

Both instances happened on an elevator, both involved one person hitting another, both came as results of violence and anger, both have details that cannot be seen or completely understood by outsiders to the circumstances. And that's really where the list ends.

The Parenting Club, Daddy Privilege and Mommy Martyrdom

Theresa Sirles | Posted 03.16.2015 | Parents
Theresa Sirles

As a divorced mother who shares custody, I've had to examine my own assumptions about parenting gender roles and expectations. I continue to own my self-imposed guilt and attempt to dismantle it like a boss.

I'm An 18-Year-Old Boy Who Wears Blue Nail Polish -- Get Over It

Nasir Fleming | Posted 03.11.2015 | Teen
Nasir Fleming

Sometime last year, I complimented a mother on an adorable child who happened to be sporting periwinkle attire. I kindly asked, "Is it a girl or a boy?" She looked at me with disgust, and said, "She's clearly a girl, look at the color of her clothing."

The Competitive Blueprint of a Woman

Alison Chrun | Posted 03.10.2015 | Women
Alison Chrun

Well, now I look in the mirror and ask the hard questions. I separate the important from the unimportant; the real from the fake; the benefit of the doubt from the judgments, the love from the darkness. And I make a choice.

How Old-School Gender Norms Hold Everyone Back

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 03.09.2015 | Women

“You’re a man. Whoever the woman is, it’s their responsibility to listen to what you say." That's how one man defines masculinity in a new vi...

The New Gender Divide in Education

Andreas Schleicher | Posted 05.04.2015 | Education
Andreas Schleicher

While many countries can claim victory in having closed gender gaps in the knowledge and skills of boys and girls, we may have lost sight of important social and emotional dimensions of learning that may be far more predictive for the future life choices of children.

The Truth About Feminism

Janelle Ann McCarthy | Posted 05.03.2015 | Politics
Janelle Ann McCarthy

Feminism is the advocating the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes and promoting gender equality in society. Feminism is not misandry, which is hatred toward men or women wanting power over men in society.

I Am The Slacker Parent

The Cut | Posted 05.02.2015 | Parents
The Cut

Surely, once there's a baby, someone has to be the primary caregiver, the default parent -- the better parent. And in the case of my baby, it's supposed to be me.

The Tracks of Men's Tears

Michael Kimmel | Posted 04.29.2015 | Women
Michael Kimmel

Modern masculinity is measured not by a stoicism that makes us resemble an inanimate object (a rock, a pillar) but by a capacity for feeling, a capacity to be moved -- even moved to tears. It may once have been true that, as the Cure sang, "Boys don't cry." But not anymore. Today, real men cry.

'My Husband Didn't Take My Last Name'

Brita Long | Posted 04.27.2015 | Weddings
Brita Long

When Dan told me he didn't plan on taking my last name, I felt like less of a woman.

Finding Jake: A Talk With Bryan Reardon

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 04.25.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

The suspense builds inexorably as Simon struggles to find his child, while clinging to the belief his son is not a cold-blooded killer.

re Women Mind Readers?

Joselyn DiPetta | Posted 04.19.2015 | Small Business
Joselyn DiPetta

Everyone possesses the ability to be empathetic and read the room. Though this skill appears to be better utilized by women, men can develop and hone this skill as well, enabling all teams to be more effective.

This Is What It Means To 'Lift Like A Girl'

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 02.09.2015 | Women

"I like to feel strong. I like showing that I can." That's what one young woman has to say about powerlifting in a new video from students at Oxfor...

Amber Genuske

This Is What Masculinity Really Means To Men

HuffingtonPost.com | Amber Genuske | Posted 01.23.2015 | Women

"Dominance." "Power." "Strong." "Alpha." "Control." These are just a few of the words traditionally associated with masculinity. We often hear ...

How Vine Taught Me to Accept Myself

Jeffrey Marsh | Posted 03.10.2015 | Gay Voices
Jeffrey Marsh

With each video I make, I hope to give people, including parents, additional tools. I make silly, happy Vines and sincere, touching Vines, all trying to show the humanity of someone who is different. There is nothing wrong with me (and it only took 37 years to figure that out).

10 Consumer Trends and Implications for Marketing Practice in 2015

Jenny Darroch | Posted 03.07.2015 | Business
Jenny Darroch

As a marketing professor and therefore an active researcher, I pay close attention to changes in consumption and how these changes might impact marketing strategy. Below, I outline ten observations related to consumer trends and offer questions for you to contemplate as you fine-tune your marketing strategies for 2015.

What Role Should Men Play In Feminism? 5 Men Weigh In

Ravishly | Posted 02.17.2015 | Women
Ravishly

The fight for equality among all genders, races and sexual orientations requires just that same rainbow of people who want change -- and this includes men.