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#ILookLikeASurgeon: Breaking Stereotypes and Promoting Diversity

Andrea Merrill | Posted 09.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Andrea Merrill

What many may not realize is that #ILookLikeASurgeon goes well beyond gender stereotypes. It is not just about women. It is about challenging the stereotype of what a surgeon should look like. Historically white men dominated medicine, especially surgery, and this is what many visualize when they hear the word "surgeon."

Women Still Feel Like They're Not Treated Fairly At Work

The Huffington Post | Janie Velencia | Posted 09.02.2015 | Women

It's 2015, but women are still being held back when it comes to pay and promotions at work because of their gender, according to a Gallup poll releas...

Hardwired for Combat? First Female Army Ranger Graduates Prove Grit Beats Gender in Military Training

Lise Eliot | Posted 08.31.2015 | Women
Lise Eliot

Grit does need to be cultivated, however, and the best way to do this is through challenge and practice. No one is born capable of leading a combat patrol or marching a dozen miles with a 75-pound backpack, no matter how much testosterone is circulating in their veins.

Why Bernie Sanders Is Best on Women's Issues

Heather Gautney | Posted 08.29.2015 | Politics
Heather Gautney

Many people believe that electing a woman president will help. I'm not so sure. Does breaking glass ceilings constitute a real political strategy -- that's capable of improving women's lives? And does voting one's gender really translate to voting one's interest?

Our Bigender God

Suzanne DeWitt Hall | Posted 08.27.2015 | Religion
Suzanne DeWitt Hall

My wife and I have been thinking a lot about gender lately. An article my daughter posted pointed out the layers of complexity of the issue which Caitlyn Jenner brought to America's door step.

Why Do Western "Jihadi Brides" Join ISIS?

Inna Naroditskaya | Posted 08.27.2015 | World
Inna Naroditskaya

What could possibly attract these women, whose act of rebellion, disobedience and escape from the family, does not coincide with traditional Muslim values and contradicts the role of women prescribed in radical Islamic society?

6 Steps to Deleting the 'R' Word

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.26.2015 | Impact
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

The next time you see a middle-schooler or even a peer use derogatory terms, make faces or inappropriate impressions or gestures related to disability, take that opportunity to talk about it. It all starts with a conversation. A conversation many won't have, unless you bring it up.

Convert Anger to Power: What a Force We Women Can Be, 49.6% of the World's Population

Dr. Ruth Nemzoff | Posted 08.24.2015 | Women
Dr. Ruth Nemzoff

It felt great to be acknowledged. It also helped me to understand a new wave of feminists, whether they call themselves that or not, will continue the work of my generation and those who came before.

From Awareness to Action: How Technology Can Transform Its Industry's Own Bias Problem

Laura Mather | Posted 08.21.2015 | Technology
Laura Mather

Women and people of color who are engineers don't fit the pattern of what looks like success in their own industry, so they don't seem "real" to the majority. This implicit bias is embedded in our gut -- the gut we rely on to hire or dismiss candidates who are not a "culture fit."

Who's Responsible for Gender Equality?

Pablo Freund | Posted 08.20.2015 | World
Pablo Freund

In order to solve global problems holistically we have to make sure we are asking the right questions. When it comes to the question of equality of gender, we first have to ask ourselves what we mean by equality?

An Inclusive Mobile App That Will Change Online Dating

Craig Newmark | Posted 08.24.2015 | Technology
Craig Newmark

My team and I interviewed Queery Founder Hayley Thayer about the LGBTQ mobile app. In 2014, Thayer founded and incubated Queery in a graduate communication course in intimacy and technology with the aim of disrupting online dating experiences.

Jaden And Willow Smith Explain Why They Enjoy Being 'Misfits'

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 08.18.2015 | Black Voices

Jaden Smith, 17, and his younger but equally-as-cool sister Willow, 14, say they "100 percent" consider themselves misfits and they're totally cool wi...

Breaking Down Gender in the Toy Aisle

Laurie Schacht | Posted 08.17.2015 | Parents
Laurie Schacht

It's an important aspect of this buzz-worthy conversation to understand what we're really talking about when it comes to gendering in the toy industry as a whole. There is a big difference between the way retailers and marketing teams are handling gender, and the role that gender plays in toy design.

Guy Impersonates Target On Facebook, Hilarious Trolling Ensues

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.15.2015 | Gay Voices

Now THIS is how you troll effectively. When Target announced last week that it would be taking a gender-neutral approach to signage in its stores by n...

A Primer on Gender Identity and Transgender Children

Dr. Joe Wenke | Posted 08.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Dr. Joe Wenke

For transgender people, claiming our authentic gender identity is very challenging. For children, that's especially true. Our voices are silenced very early.

Does 'Feminism' Deserve Its Bad Rap?

Samara Wolpe | Posted 08.12.2015 | Women
Samara Wolpe

I consider myself a feminist, but when I argue for equal rights, I am disregarded because of the label of feminism. I wish it were not this way, but feel an obligation to fight for equality, even if it comes at a heavy cost.

What Will It Take to Realize Pakistan's Potential?

Sri Mulyani Indrawati | Posted 08.12.2015 | World
Sri Mulyani Indrawati

As a former finance minister myself, I know that the logic of better policies often clashes with entrenched attitudes, vested interests and real or perceived security concerns. It takes tough decision-making and persistence to succeed.

The Best Cities for Diversity in STEM

SmartAsset.com | Posted 08.11.2015 | Business
SmartAsset.com

While STEM diversity is a national problem, it isn't equally severe in all parts of the country.

A Response To Sunnivie Brydum

J Nelson Aviance | Posted 08.11.2015 | Gay Voices
J Nelson Aviance

I recognize that in some contexts the word 'cis-' is useful, particularly in legal documents. I also understand the alienating nature of 'othering' language, which would include making a binary of 'trans' and 'nontrans'. However, a 'trans'/'cis-' binary is a problem.

Target Angers Customers With Its Stores' New Non-Gendered Policy

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 08.11.2015 | Gay Voices

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This Is Why Shame Isn't Working For You

Jeffrey Marsh | Posted 08.10.2015 | Gay Voices
Jeffrey Marsh

If we're going to be accepted by the world, we've got to learn to accept ourselves first. And to do that, we need to get over feeling bad. If we're going to do it, if we're going to give up feeling bad, we need to dispense with this foolish notion that shame and feeling bad are helping.

Stop Being So Sensitive! The Shift From Gender-Sensitive to Gender-Responsive Action

Lorena Aguilar | Posted 08.10.2015 | Green
Lorena Aguilar

If environmental initiatives move beyond acknowledgement and sensitivity to fully embracing and responding to the principles of gender equality and women's empowerment, they can have an unprecedented impact.

These Photos Show The Beautifully Unique Ways These People Express Their Gender

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.10.2015 | Gay Voices

The world is certainly changing for queer people. From more and more people being able to live as their authentic selves to ensuring ri...

He Said, She Said: 8 Helpful Facts About Gender Differences

Carol Morgan | Posted 08.07.2015 | Women
Carol Morgan

I have been teaching gender communication for about 15 years, and it's my favorite class. Why? Because my students become mesmerized. They have so many "ah ha!" moments. I love that! Here are eight research-proven facts about gender that could be helpful to you:

The Price of Speaking Up Against Inequality

Patricia Leavy, PhD | Posted 08.06.2015 | Education
Patricia Leavy, PhD

Claiming there is no price to pay for speaking up against inequality is akin to colorblindness. It may be well intentioned, but it is a dangerous lie. When a kid says that they "don't see race" they may have the best of intentions.