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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.

The Taking Tree: A Feminist Parody of Shel Silverstein's Classic

Brian Gresko | Posted 06.18.2015 | Women
Brian Gresko

Remember Shel Silverstein's classic story The Giving Tree? In it, a female tree gives everything -- her apples, branches, even her trunk -- to this little boy she loves. She has a total martyr complex; it's messed up! So I started wondering, what if the genders were reversed?

Susan Sarandon Explains Why The 'Fluidity Of Gender' Is So Exciting

OWN | Posted 06.12.2015 | OWN

For decades, the world has known Susan Sarandon not just as a talented actress, but also an outspoken advocate for a wide range of women's issues, fro...

Girls Can't Play With Dinosaurs?

Emma 'The Gecko' Davidson | Posted 06.09.2015 | Parents
Emma 'The Gecko' Davidson

"Of course you can be a paleontologist when you grow up, you can be anything you put your mind to... You can't have dinosaurs they're for boys! What a...

Caitlyn Jenner, Chelsea Manning and the Problem People Have With Transgender Women

Chelsea Stone | Posted 06.03.2015 | Gay Voices
Chelsea Stone

We as a culture do not like women as autonomous beings. We do not support them -- sometimes we punish them.

Is The Husband Supposed to Be the Leader In Marriage?

Seth Adam Smith | Posted 06.02.2015 | Weddings
Seth Adam Smith

While there are many types of relationships with different dynamics, I can promise you that as you sincerely recognize and meet the needs of those you care about, you will feel a greater sense of love and appreciation for those you serve.

A Manifesto for Women as Agents of Peace

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 06.02.2015 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

Men and women who have not had opportunities to question gender roles, beliefs and cultural/religion roots, cannot change them. Women who are not aware of their rights cannot claim them.

Parents Combat Gender Stereotypes With Futuristic Kids' Clothing Line

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 06.03.2015 | Parents

Designer Tiffe Fermaint and her fiancé Keith Walker hope that their kids' clothing line will provide a cool alternative to the countless children's b...