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Stop Talking About Women in Ministry

Zach J. Hoag | Posted 05.22.2015 | Religion
Zach J. Hoag

We need to stop talking about women in ministry. Really, we do. Because every time we, men, talk about women in ministry we, perhaps inadvertently, place ourselves in the center of the conversation.

This Dad Painted His Nails To Support His Bullied Son

HuffPost Brazil | Diego Iraheta | Posted 05.20.2015 | Parents

When a 4-year-old Brazilian boy was bullied at school, his parents, Thiago and Laura Sagrilo, had the best response. Arthur, it seems, has a...

Stop Playing the Gender Card

Thuy Sindell | Posted 05.19.2015 | Business
Thuy Sindell

We can take a page from the men's playbook and embrace being more masculine instead of complaining about how it's not fair. If men can "woman" up in the house in growing numbers, then women can certainly "man" up in the workplace at a faster pace. We would love to see women win this race to the finish line that is true "balance."

Our Boys Need Nurturing Too

Gail Hoffer-Loibl | Posted 05.18.2015 | Parents
Gail Hoffer-Loibl

I want my son to feel that his desire to be gentle and nurturing will be encouraged as much as our daughters are encouraged to be strong and independent.

'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...

Why It's OK If Moms 'Abandon' Their Kids

Vicki Larson | Posted 05.13.2015 | Parents
Vicki Larson

Few of us, rightly or wrongly, raise an eyebrow when we hear of a dad giving up custodial rights. But, a mom? That goes against everything we believe -- or choose to believe -- about mothers. Still, it happens, and there are many ways to look at it.

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 05.19.2015 | 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 05.16.2015 | 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 05.11.2015 | 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 05.10.2015 | 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.