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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
Quora

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...

Caitlyn Jenner -- The Breakfast of Future Champions

Jonathan Schmock | Posted 06.02.2015 | Entertainment
Jonathan Schmock

The breakfast of future champions.

Unconscious Gender Bias: Everyone's Issue

Lisa Marie Jenkins | Posted 05.27.2015 | Business
Lisa Marie Jenkins

I have been on a quest for two years to understand this million dollar question: Why do women in developed countries still only hold approximately 14% of all leadership roles? I've finally discovered the answer!

Why I Decided To Propose To My Boyfriend

Rosie Noesi | Posted 05.26.2015 | Divorce
Rosie Noesi

I did it! I popped the question to my boyfriend. Why, you may ask? I had a really intimate conversation with Tashera Simmons, DMX's ex-wife. Who!? DMX, the rapper. Yes, the rapper.

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 06.16.2015 | 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...