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We, women who defend rights, are beautiful

Semanur Karaman | Posted 11.29.2016 | Women
Semanur Karaman

Women activists who defend rights are beautiful. Our beauty lies in our resistance. In November 2013, the United Nations General Assembly's Third Com...

The Whiteness Of A Liberal In The Age Of Trump

David Palumbo-Liu | Posted 11.30.2016 | Politics
David Palumbo-Liu

The proper reaction to Trump's victory is not to fight him for the helm of a white America where concerns over race, sexuality, and other issues are banished to the back of the bus, it is to commit to defending the rights of everyone, especially those most threatened by hatred and prejudice.

Call to Action and Innovation

Patricia M. Davidson | Posted 11.15.2016 | Women
Patricia M. Davidson

The health and well-being of women is the health and well-being of the world. And yet: Every day, 1,600 women and more than 10,000 newborns die from ...

Four Toxic Messages I Learned About Gender (And Four To Teach Instead)

GLSEN | James Nichols | Posted 11.15.2016 | Queer Voices

Young people are often denied the opportunity to explore gender for themselves and instead are told about gender by the adults around them. Especially...

Making Paris Climate Change Agreement deliver for women and girls - the Marrakech opportunity

Lakshmi Puri | Posted 11.15.2016 | Women
Lakshmi Puri

A truly transformational agenda on climate action and sustainable development with a historic gender equality compact was achieved in 2015. Parties to...

Immoral hazard: the gender inequality of risk

Yannick Glemarec | Posted 11.14.2016 | Impact
Yannick Glemarec

Whilst the international media reported that over 800 people died in Haiti due to the impact of the recent Hurricane Matthew, a gender breakdown was n...

Japan's politics is opening up to women, but don't expect a feminist revolution yet

The Conversation Global | Posted 11.11.2016 | Women
The Conversation Global

The appointment of three women to politically powerful roles is symbolically significant for Japanese women. Shibuya246/Flickr, CC BY-NC Emma Dalton...

A President in a Pantsuit

The Conversation US | Posted 11.08.2016 | Women
The Conversation US

By Deirdre Clemente, University of Nevada, Las Vegas Over the past several years, Hillary Clinton has transformed her signature pantsuit -- a loose-f...

Young Thug Says He Wants People To 'Stop Believing In Genders'

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Rapper Young Thug is once again pushing beyond traditional notions of gender and gender-based expectations. This time, the artist is doing so an inter...

How Background Music Influences Our Behavior At Work

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 10.31.2016 | Business
Greater Good Science Center

By Jill Suttie Last summer, I took my niece shopping at an urban clothing store in New York City. While she shopped, I couldn't help but notice the m...

Gender Parity Just Went Into Reverse. Can We Get Back On Course?

Uschi Schreiber | Posted 10.31.2016 | World
Uschi Schreiber

The World Economic Forum's (WEF) latest Global Gender Gap Report 2016 estimates that we won't achieve this milestone until the year 2186! The same report in 2014 estimated parity by 2095.

Latin American Women's Problem: We Keep Getting Murdered

The Conversation Global | Posted 10.29.2016 | Latino Voices
The Conversation Global

Horrifying but not isolated, these incidents reflect a regional reality. Several studies have shown that Latin America is the worst place in the world to be a woman.

8 Photographers That Know Gender And Identity Are A Drag

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 11.01.2016 | Arts

Drag, in case you didn’t know, is the tradition of dressing up in and often exaggerating qualities of a certain gender for the sake of performance. ...

10 Radical Acts Of Grace Needed To Get Through The Last Two Weeks Of The 2016 Presidential Election

Vernā Myers | Posted 10.25.2016 | Politics
Vernā Myers

What we need in the next few weeks and to start the healing process in the election's aftermath is more consciousness, more courage, a ton of compassion and above all, grace.

Yes, Millennials, We Have Gender Biases against Hillary

Kate Manne | Posted 10.23.2016 | Politics
Kate Manne

You might think she’d be squarely in Hillary’s target market. But Amanda, 27, a white single mother who lives in the suburbs, and voted for Obama ...

What Do Women Really Want?

John Gottman | Posted 10.18.2016 | Books
John Gottman

New from the "Love Lab" comes the book that I have been struggling to write for the past decade. This masterwork finally tells the story of what women...

Altruists Have More Sex

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 10.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

So singles who are tired of Tinder may want to opt for a different strategy. Volunteering at the local food pantry won't only make you feel good; it may be an excellent way to meet a mate.

Early Voting Numbers Are Starting To Confirm What The Polls Have Suggested

Michael P. McDonald | Posted 10.17.2016 | Politics
Michael P. McDonald

Another week of early voting has passed and at least 1.4 million people have cast their ballots. More states are coming online, and patterns are beginning to emerge across the country that generally confirm the polling and campaign activities.

Why #Repealthe19th Is A REALLY Big Problem

Danielle Sinay | Posted 10.14.2016 | Women
Danielle Sinay

Please don't let angry men who just discovered smartphones decide the future of this country. As women, you have the right to vote, to speak your mind, and to stand for what you believe is right. You are strong and powerful, and your voice matters. Never let anyone, or a hashtag, lead you to believe otherwise.

White Girl Writes About Race

Colleen Sargeant James | Posted 10.13.2016 | Women
Colleen Sargeant James

Since returning home at the end of 2015, I am finding myself far more sensitive to it than before. With white privilege being thrown right in my face, what kind of person would I be if I chose to come home and ignore it?

Miley Cyrus Opens Up About Being Pansexual And Gender-Neutral

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.15.2016 | Queer Voices

Over the past several years, Miley Cyrus has evolved into a queer icon who pushes the boundaries of mainstream notions of gender and sexuality. Now, t...

The Top 10 Things To Know If You're Transitioning

Sandra McDonald | Posted 10.10.2016 | Queer Voices
Sandra McDonald

Transition isn't just a big change -- like a move to a new city, or taking a different job. It is the start of a brand new life.

Battle of the Sexes: Male Vs. Female Leadership

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 10.07.2016 | Women
Vanessa Van Edwards

While they share the same responsibilities in any given leadership role, researchers have found that in all the areas that really set leaders apart like how helpful, supportive and personally engaged they are, male and female leaders typically vary.

The Gender Bias

Tanushree Ghosh | Posted 10.06.2016 | Women
Tanushree Ghosh

Women are as ready for any role, as men are. They have been. Forever.

Prioritizing Maternal And Newborn Survival: Time To Look To The Developing World For Affordable Solutions

Susan M. Blaustein | Posted 10.03.2016 | Women
Susan M. Blaustein

With America unique among developed and most developing countries in its rising maternal mortality, it's especially encouraging to see significant progress in mothers' and newborn survival in sites across the developing world.