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Gender Roles

An Apology From A Dad To His Daughter, On Behalf Of Fathers Everywhere

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 02.26.2016 | Women

Traditional gender roles are passed down through generations -- but a new commercial is proving that cycle can be broken if men step up. Created by I...

Transgender Oppression (Cissexism) and Conservative Religion

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 02.22.2016 | Religion
Warren J. Blumenfeld

In my recent editorial, Pope Francis Erects and Fortifies Walls, I critiqued the symbolic and literal walls the Catholic Church has and continues to c...

Transition in the Fierce Year of the Dragon

Willy Wilkinson | Posted 02.16.2016 | Queer Voices
Willy Wilkinson

Chinese New Year was the most important holiday in my family, and has always felt very special to me, so it was fitting that I would announce my transition on the eve of the New Year.

Growing Up She: Coming of Age In the Patriarchy

Ali Owens | Posted 02.08.2016 | Women
Ali Owens

We can fully recognize the leaps and bounds that have already been made. Women can now do things like vote, and ride astride horses instead of using a sidesaddle, and veto corsets and bustles in favor of sneakers and sweatpants. There's no denying that advancements have been made. But one thing is also clear: we are not there yet.

If the Character Is an A-Hole, Is the Author One Also?

Phil Fragasso | Posted 02.02.2016 | Books
Phil Fragasso

The thing is I'm okay with all of this as long as readers don't feel the same about me. That's where it gets complicated. Is Millay's "public eye" viewing me with my pants actually down or only imagining my pants being down?

Sexism in Therapy

Rosjke Hasseldine | Posted 01.27.2016 | Women
Rosjke Hasseldine

Within the therapy community there is a general belief that counselors and psychotherapists are gender neutral and that they do not impose their personal beliefs about gender roles onto their clients. In my experience, this belief is incorrect.

Women Are Better Than Men at Investing. Because Sex.

Jon Colgan | Posted 01.26.2016 | Women
Jon Colgan

Are women better than men at investing? According to one robot, the simple answer is "yes."

Leaning in to the Feminine Mystique

Lauren Murphy | Posted 01.25.2016 | Women
Lauren Murphy

Path Breakers - Then and Now In 1963, the Feminine Mystique was published, my mother was born and my grandmother was 23 years old. 50 years after t...

Why Fight Like A Man When You Can Talk Like A Woman

Anthony Conwright | Posted 01.11.2016 | Women
Anthony Conwright

This post was originally published on Son, You have not been born or conceived. As of now, you are still an idea that exists some...

I'm Brave Enough To Embrace The Woman (And Man) In Me

Michael Rohrer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Rohrer

My courage grew three sizes that day on the subway platform. I'm now less worried about other people's reactions to my trying on women's shoes or testing nude lipsticks. What does any of it really matter? It's my life. I own it.

What Your Princess Daughter Can Learn from Miley Cyrus and Caitlyn Jenner

Julie Mencher | Posted 01.05.2016 | Women
Julie Mencher

The gender revolution offers an opportunity for every parent to teach our kids that there's not just a spectrum of masculinity to femininity out there in the world -- but inside each of us as well.

The Business Consequences of Being Gender Blind, Deaf and Dumb

Joanna L. Krotz | Posted 12.18.2015 | Business
Joanna L. Krotz

The business world remains tense about sex roles and conventions, even as rules and etiquette keep evolving. Confusion continues to reign. Men still c...

Stop Perpetuating Gender Types with Children's Christmas Toys

Catherine Tinsley | Posted 12.15.2015 | Parents
Catherine Tinsley

We, as a collective, socialize boys and girls to be different. We create and then amplify gender-based differences and then pass these along through both overt and subtle messages. Aside from the obvious anatomical differences, boys and girls are much more alike than they are different.

The Rules of Being a Dad

Bonnie Koehn | Posted 12.16.2015 | Parents
Bonnie Koehn

My 4-year-old son decided this weekend that he wants to "get married with" his best friend. Yesterday he carefully chose a sparkly princess crown ring at the mall, and this morning before preschool he very earnestly offered it to her. She graciously accepted and told him she loved him, while her mom and I eavesdropped around the corner and tried not to cry.

7 Reasons Marriage Is On the Decline

Kathy Kaveh | Posted 12.14.2015 | Divorce
Kathy Kaveh

If you're blissfully in love and think you are among the 50 percent who will stay together, by all means, go for it. But please have long, meaningful talks (and often) with your would-be spouse about your goals, responsibilities, dealbreakers, and keeping your identity.

This Is What It Meant To 'Be A Man' In 2015

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 12.10.2015 | Women

Judging from advertising and movies, being a dude is pretty simple: Have lots of sex, money and power. But is that limited conception of masculinity d...

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 roles alon...

Trans* People Murdered for Truth Telling

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.