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Cookie Doughprah Winfrey and S'moria Steinem: 10 Solutions to Ben & Jerry's Women Problem

Amanda McCall | Posted 03.27.2015 | Women
Amanda McCall

There are currently no female flavors of Ben & Jerry's ice cream (even Tina Fey would agree that, while "Greek frozen yogurt" is certainly a healthy ice cream alternative, it is not the same as ice cream).

When Is It Bad to Seek Attention?

Matt Hartman | Posted 03.27.2015 | Impact
Matt Hartman

Most of us are called attention-seeking at some point, and it's usually a way to silence or delegitimize. We silence and delegitimize those who are oppressed -- those we want to stay in their place. Often, its done subconsciously, but just as, if not more, often it's done with purpose.

When Social Media Confuses the Dating Game

Rachael Oakes-Ash | Posted 03.26.2015 | Women
Rachael Oakes-Ash

But there's still a lot, scratch that, there's everything to be said for real human connection, face to face, breathing the same air in the same space. A space where all the senses feed your positive intuition not just a random set of images feeding your fear (if you're Lycra man).

A Framework for Understanding Lethal School Violence: Part 1

Jonathan J. Doll, PhD | Posted 03.25.2015 | Education
Jonathan J. Doll, PhD

Many of those reading can remember exactly where they were during one or more --even several (or many) -- incidents of lethal school violence. These events erode at the core of safety we cherish for education.

Egalitarian Entrepreneurship?

Mary Flanagan | Posted 03.25.2015 | Business
Mary Flanagan

New inventions come from new voices. Send a message to young women that it is possible to pursue a dream of being a game designer -- especially with a little help from friends through crowdfunding. Find and back a game made by a woman, and fund the next wave of gameplay innovation in the 21st Century's art form.

I Don't Want To Raise 'Gentlemen'

Kathleen Siddell | Posted 03.23.2015 | Parents
Kathleen Siddell

We talk a lot about raising strong girls, about challenging them to break stereotypes, about pushing them to do anything boys can do. But what about our boys?

Who Should Bring Home the Bacon?

Catherine Tinsley | Posted 03.20.2015 | Women
Catherine Tinsley

While previous studies have examined gender roles, our paper looks beyond shifting social level metrics to determine if individuals have embraced the gender changes in society and how their attitudes influence their own preferences and behaviors.

Barbies, Hot Lava and One Unhappy Dad

Julie Tarney | Posted 03.20.2015 | Parents
Julie Tarney

Ryan looked up at his father, and a tiny wrinkle of worry appeared between his eyebrows. His dad was not happy, and it was clear Ryan didn't know why. My pulse accelerated. I felt uncomfortable witnessing this scene.

Why It Sucks Going To The Bank As A Woman

Sasha Bronner | Posted 03.24.2015 | Women
Sasha Bronner

How often do I have to raise my voice to be taken seriously? How acutely attuned are we to the way a man looks at the hem of our dress or the cut of our neckline?

Why I Teach Feminism at an Urban High School

Sarah Marcus | Posted 03.19.2015 | Women
Sarah Marcus

During one of our discussions about gender expectations, one of my senior girls says, "A master key is a key that can open any lock. That's how we treat boys having sex. But, a lock that can be opened by any key is a bad lock. That's how people look at girls." Brilliant. Devastating.

Norouz at the 'People's House' as Inspiration for Pluralism

Marjan Keypour Greenblatt | Posted 03.16.2015 | World
Marjan Keypour Greenblatt

This week, over 200 men and women representing a diversity of ethnicities, languages, professions and political views gathered to participate in what was perhaps the largest celebration of the ancient holiday of Norouz, the Persian New Year at the White House.

High Heels For Men Show Just How Much Gender Expression Has Changed

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 03.13.2015 | Arts

"Never before have a few inches mattered so much." The tagline for an upcoming exhibit at the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto says everything about guys i...

Corporations, Especially Media and Tech Companies, Should Clearly Commit to Gender Equality and Get Gender Certified

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 03.12.2015 | Business
Soraya Chemaly

EDGE provides a mechanism for companies not only to show the seriousness of their commitment to closing gender gaps, but to then put their money and time where their mouths are. Tech and media companies, in particular, because they so disproportionately shape imaginations and narratives.

Why This Mom Took Her Gender Non-Conforming Child Out Of Public School

The Huffington Post | Brooke Sopelsa | Posted 03.12.2015 | Gay Voices

Faith Yewdall’s son, Ziya, was never the pugnacious type, so when the gender non-conforming 6 year old got into a fight on his second day of school,...

The Beautiful Discomfort of John Ridley's American Crime

Wade Davis II | Posted 03.10.2015 | Entertainment
Wade Davis II

Acceptance and forgiveness cannot happen without being self-reflective. American Crime, in many ways, holds up a mirror to us all, causing internal and hopefully external awareness to occur around the ways we care for each other.

There Will Always Be Zoraks

Stephanie Mott | Posted 03.09.2015 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

The idea that creating legal protections for LGBT citizens grants special rights is purely absurd. Special rights are rights that one group of people have while others do not. The special rights in this situation are the rights that are denied to LGBT Americans.

Hidden Histories: Books in College That Changed Me

Thomas A. Foster | Posted 03.09.2015 | Books
Thomas A. Foster

Too many of my books from college classes eventually got returned, traded, or sold as I moved around -- but their worlds stayed with me. They had changed me, not only in the ways that they boldly portrayed histories previously unknown to me, but also by inspiring me to explore.

A Vine Star Talks Gender

Jeffrey Marsh | Posted 03.09.2015 | Gay Voices
Jeffrey Marsh

The point of this fashion flashback is to emphasize that if there was a specific moment I 'discovered' I was gender different, it was long before I can remember. I was always me -- always wanting to wear a dress.

Kids Need To See Women On Currency, Here's Why And What You Can Do

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 03.10.2015 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

Money, like statues, holidays and postage stamps, is a form of public media that speaks particularly to what we, as a culture, think is important to note and admire. Women and their contributions remain either hugely underrepresented or, in the case of paper money, erased.

What Science Tells Us About The 'Ideal' Body Shape For Women

Rob Brooks | Posted 03.09.2015 | Science
Rob Brooks

It turns out there's more than one way to make an attractive body, and those different body types evolve to be well-integrated. That's a liberating message for most of us: evolutionary biology has more to offer our understanding of diversity than the idea that only one "most attractive" body (or face, or personality) always wins out.

Environment and Gender Index Data Reveal Women's Rights Make a Difference

Lorena Aguilar | Posted 03.09.2015 | Green
Lorena Aguilar

To really "make it happen" this IWD, we invite you to join us in ensuring that data reflects the full picture -- that women are counted, and that women's leadership is championed, all toward a more sustainable, equitable and peaceful world.

What Sells, Sex or Empowerment?

Shenan Reed | Posted 03.09.2015 | Media
Shenan Reed

"Sex sells" has been a mantra of the advertising industry for as long as anyone can remember. And let's be honest, it has worked. Sexy, salacious advertising has sold cars, beer, potato chips and a host of other products over the years. Mostly products target to men.

The Resilient and Heroic Women of South Sudan

Winnie Byanyima | Posted 03.08.2015 | Impact
Winnie Byanyima

When it comes to tackling sexual and gender based violence, as well as gender equality, it's time for leaders in South Sudan and the international community to follow the leadership displayed by Josephine and the inspiring women of South Sudan.

Why Is the Indian Government so Afraid of This Film?

Nish Gera | Posted 03.06.2015 | World
Nish Gera

What this documentary did is to reignite the issue, even if for another brief moment. By banning it though, the Indian government has raised questions that are both urgent and dangerous. What does this mean for free speech in India, the world's largest democracy?

7 Things Women Can Do Now to Achieve 50/50 Gender Equality at Work

Dayna Steele | Posted 03.06.2015 | Business
Dayna Steele

There is an old saying, "Women hold up half the sky." We should be holding up half of the corporate world as well.