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It's About Time to Speak Up

Christa Dowling | Posted 02.27.2015 | Women
Christa Dowling

After many years, it is shameful that the subject of pay or wages is not solved. No, we must not skulk in the background, but put the subject center-stage. We've had endless conversations, and over many years, and they have gone unheeded.

Nobel Winning Women Agree: World Bank Safeguards Don't Cut It

Nezir Sinani | Posted 02.27.2015 | Green
Nezir Sinani

As of right now, the World Bank does not have a mandatory gender safeguard policy. As they note, women and girls make up well over half of the world's population, but they have no safeguard to insure their fair share of Bank projects.

Hillary Clinton Addresses Silicon Valley's Women in Tech

Tabby Biddle | Posted 02.25.2015 | Technology
Tabby Biddle

Yesterday in Silicon Valley, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stood before an audience of 5000 women in the tech industry, eager to hear her perspective on advancing women's leadership, advocating for themselves and other women in the workplace.

Everything You Wanted to Know About Being a Trans Man but Were Afraid to Ask

Jamie Davis Smith | Posted 02.24.2015 | Gay Voices
Jamie Davis Smith

Jessie listed questions he thinks most people want to know the answer to but are too afraid to ask. Here I paraphrase his answers, which are based on his own experience and may not represent the experiences of every transgender person, but his responses reflect his own experience openly and honestly.

Why Trans Lives Matter to This Lesbian

Allison Hope | Posted 02.23.2015 | Gay Voices
Allison Hope

As of today, trans women of color are the most targeted victims of hate. They are murdered by men who pass them on the street, by intimate partners in bed and by lovers who traded in love and understanding for ignorance and violence.

Countries Are Banning Rapists From Marrying Their Victims To Avoid Punishment: Report

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 02.23.2015 | Impact

More countries are aiming to end sexual violence against women, as gender equality continues to become a priority around the world. In a new report...

Meet Florence Henri, The Under-Acknowledged Queen Of Surrealist Photography

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 02.20.2015 | Arts

Think about surrealism and a few names inevitable spring to mind -- André Breton, Max Ernst, Man Ray, Hans Arp and Yves Tanguy. Yet an upcoming exhi...

Dana Liebelson

Obama Administration Urges Homeless Shelter Programs To Protect Transgender Residents

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Liebelson | Posted 02.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As temperatures dip far below freezing in the Northeast, the Obama administration is urging homeless shelter programs to respect the sel...

Dear Tom Corbin, I Am Not a 'Lesser Cut of Meat'

Erin Spencer | Posted 02.20.2015 | Politics
Erin Spencer

Most days, I'd be proud to say I'm a resident of the state of smiling faces and beautiful places. But, today, I'm not going to be tooting my SC pride horn, because a man from Greenville, SC, ironically a city rich in culture, has decided to open his mouth.

re Women Mind Readers?

Joselyn DiPetta | Posted 02.17.2015 | Small Business
Joselyn DiPetta

Everyone possesses the ability to be empathetic and read the room. Though this skill appears to be better utilized by women, men can develop and hone this skill as well, enabling all teams to be more effective.

The Queer's Guide to Surviving (and Thriving in) the Straight Male Barbershop

Naomi Gordon-Loebl | Posted 02.17.2015 | Gay Voices
Naomi Gordon-Loebl

Barbershops are incubators for masculinity. As a visibly queer person, regardless of gender, entering a space like that can be intimidating and even scary. But under the right circumstances, going to the barber can also be a positive and affirming experience.

Jill Abramson on Women, Leadership and Authenticity

Tabby Biddle | Posted 02.17.2015 | Media
Tabby Biddle

"I have always felt, for better or worse in my own working life, that at a certain level you are who you are, and the only way to do your best work is to be true to yourself," said Jill in a phone interview with me last month.

What It Means to Act "Like a Girl"

Lorena Aguilar | Posted 02.17.2015 | Impact
Lorena Aguilar

The "Like a Girl" advertisement that aired on Super Bowl Sunday was inspiring. And so are the many women and girls across the globe who overcome seemingly insurmountable odds on a daily basis. Let us not forget what it means to act "like a girl" - not just athletically, but in terms of human prosperity and a more just world.

What My Children Taught Me About Gender

Georgia Kolias | Posted 02.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Georgia Kolias

The other night he pulled his arms through the neck hole of his Paw Patrol shirt and pushed the neck hole down around his waist. "Look Mama!" he said. "Paw Patrol skirt!" He laughed. I laughed too. I'm pretty sure he's a boy, but he's a boy not afraid to wear a skirt.

Act Now to End FGM

Tewodros Melesse | Posted 02.14.2015 | Impact
Tewodros Melesse

Every year, in Africa alone, three million girls are subjected to female genital mutilation. That's about 8,000 every day.

Who Is Making the Decisions This Valentine's Day?

Ishani Banerji, Ph.D. | Posted 02.12.2015 | Business
Ishani Banerji, Ph.D.

We asked a fairly simple question to people who said they were planning to make some purchases for their significant other this Valentine's Day: Who will be making most of the decisions regarding the gift(s), meal and activities for this Valentine's Day?

Trans* People Murdered for Truth Telling

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 02.12.2015 | Gay 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.

When I Was a Girl

Stephanie Mott | Posted 02.10.2015 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

I was never a boy. I was always a girl. In spite of the lies that were constantly being told to me, by my body and by the world, there was never any real doubt about this truth. I was just one of those girls who were told that they had to live as a boy.

One Search of a Stock Photo Site Will Show You Every Sexist Stereotype You Can Think of

Katie Tandy | Posted 02.09.2015 | Comedy
Katie Tandy

To give you a sweet-and-sour taste--like the cheapest, shittiest Chinese food you've ever tasted--of life in the trenches of Thinkstock, I've gone ahead and rounded up some of our favorite search terms, side by gender side.

Black History Month: Feminism and Inclusion

Teresa C. Younger | Posted 02.09.2015 | Black Voices
Teresa C. Younger

Together we can bring more people to the table by expanding feminist narratives and acknowledging the intersection of issues within the larger movement for women's empowerment. To strengthen our movement, we have to address inequality as all women experience it.

My Transgender Life -- Transitioning at Age 64

Grace Anne Stevens | Posted 02.06.2015 | Gay Voices
Grace Anne Stevens

My name is Grace Anne Stevens, and even one decade ago, I did not have the words to understand all the deep feelings inside of me that kept fighting the outward "reality" that I was a man. I was in my mid-50s.

Poll Reveals Shift In Support Of Gender As A Spectrum With Unconventional Categories

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.05.2015 | Gay Voices

Fusion’s Massive Millennial Poll shed some interesting light into how "millennials" view gender. The survey, which polled 1,000 people between t...

These Masculine/Feminine Hybrids Show Gender Is Always More Complicated Than We Think

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 02.05.2015 | Arts

"From a young age I have been aware of both my female and male side," artist Daantje Bons told The Huffington Post. The Dutch photographer channels as...

Davos & Disruption Done Right: In Praise of "Difficult Women" in Finance

Janine R. Wedel | Posted 02.06.2015 | Business
Janine R. Wedel

Women are still most definitely outsiders in places that matter, not least in finance. And we saw last fall what a Wall Street outsider can uncover, just the latest woman in finance to blow the whistle.

The Filmmaker's Guide to an Oscar: Dress the Part, or Lose the Prize

Amanda Glassman | Posted 02.04.2015 | Style
Amanda Glassman

Should Angelina Jolie's wardrobe really have any bearing on her perceived talent and serious role as a director, or influence how her film is received by the Academy? Should we be writing articles that feed into this type of superficiality?