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'Sphinx' Is An Erotic Novel Without Genders

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 07.30.2015 | Arts

In Margaret Atwood’s classic, cheeky short story “Happy Endings” she takes a swift jab at the tropes we rely on when we tell storie...

The Conversation (Not 'Feud') Between Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift

Katherine Warren | Posted 07.28.2015 | Media
Katherine Warren

It would be a mistake to diminish their tweets to a "catfight," which conjures the image of two thirteen-year-old girls fighting over a boy, not two serious artists discussing their careers.

What Gender Stereotypes and Sexism Have to Do With Algorithms and Robots

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 07.27.2015 | Technology
Soraya Chemaly

Years of social-psychology studies show that humans default to organizing each other by gender, race and age and use stereotypes to create, define and perpetuate organizational norms. Implicit, unconscious biases are well understood and, while individual people themselves might not set out to consciously act in sexist and racist ways, systematized biases, left unexplored and addressed, yield sexist and racist results.

The Problem With Pink

Ursula Burton | Posted 07.24.2015 | Women
Ursula Burton

When it comes to the pink craze for girls? Now we have a problem. As currently used in the marketing of everything from clothing to tools, pink is no longer simply a color -- it is the foundation of a constrained concept of femininity.

Week to Week News Quiz for 7/24/15: Way Too Early Campaign 2016 Special Edition

John Zipperer | Posted 07.24.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

It's never too early to bone up on the 2016 presidential campaign, so take our latest Week to Week news quiz to see how much you know about the lineup...

The Unexpected Reason Caitlyn Jenner Is Suffering From Insomnia

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.24.2015 | Entertainment
Van Winkle's

Caitlyn Jenner's public transition has been one of 2015's cultural highlights, and we're excited to more fully explore her story in the new documentar...

When Do Women's Issues Become Men's Issues?

Mike Reynolds | Posted 07.22.2015 | Parents
Mike Reynolds

We don't all come to the realization that women's issues are men's issues at the same time (and some never do). But they are. We don't need to think of our mothers, friends, daughters or sisters when we want to think about how horrible gender-based violence is. We need to think of women as people.

Living in Gender Purgatory: The TransMan Dilemma

Mac Scotty McGregor | Posted 07.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Mac Scotty McGregor

I'm a transgender man who passes; only I don't. What do I mean by that? What I mean is that I can walk into a men's bathroom and no one blinks because I have my clothes on. But once I drop my shorts; there is a lot of explaining to do.

7 Traits Successful Men And Women Don't Share

GOBankingRates | Posted 07.20.2015 | Business
GOBankingRates

By cultivating gender-related strengths, individuals can perform better, advance further and take a more holistic approach to their careers.

I Have Two Boys But Wish I Had a Daughter

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 07.20.2015 | Parents
Samantha Rodman PhD

I think once you stop berating yourself for being a "bad mom" and accept that your fantasies are just normal fantasies, then you can move past them and think about whether to have a third child with a clearer mind and heart.

4 Things You Have to Find Out the Hard Way When You Transition

Mac Scotty McGregor | Posted 07.18.2015 | Gay Voices
Mac Scotty McGregor

Did you enjoy massages? Going to the gym? Using bathrooms? Sitting in the jacuzzi naked? Guess what? This has just become more complicated.

The Brave New World of Gender Pioneers

Mac Scotty McGregor | Posted 07.16.2015 | Gay Voices
Mac Scotty McGregor

I think it's so important in this time of rapid change and fast social media that we remember how new all of this is to most people.

Why Nothing Pisses Me Off More

Unwritten | Posted 07.16.2015 | Gay Voices
Unwritten

I wanna throw a big "hell yeah" to those openly defending their transgender or gender-fluid identities, increasing the activity in this discussion. Although it should never feel taboo to be different than the "norm" (I'm using that term ironically, let me be clear), I'm glad there are some kick-ass role models to guide the way to create a new norm; a norm that lets everyone be whatever the hell they want.

Why All-Male Minions Really Do Matter for Children

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 07.15.2015 | Parents
Soraya Chemaly

Earlier this week, Margot Mogowan, founder of Reel Girls, a web site dedicated to media equity, wrote a post lambasting the movie Minions for its dullard sensibility and disappointingly routine sexism. Most families taking kids to the movies aren't giving sexism a second thought.

Business Needs Sustainable Development Goals, Too

Arancha González | Posted 07.15.2015 | Impact
Arancha González

This year, governments will make decisions that will shape sustainable development possibilities for generations to come. In September, world leaders will gather in New York to agree on a new set of international development goals.

Responding to Responses to Caitlyn Jenner's Vanity Fair event

Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling | Posted 07.14.2015 | Science
Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling

Conducting a measured, informative, respectful conversation on Twitter is an art. I know because I have not mastered it, and the consequences have bee...

Step Into the Light: Eight Years of Authenticity

Stephanie Mott | Posted 07.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

Yesterday was the 8th anniversary of the last time I took off my "Steven Suit". I came home from a meeting where I presented my male persona, never again to cover up the woman who had been hiding beneath. And in so doing, I stepped into the light.

This Gender Non-Conforming Summer Camp Is A Welcoming Oasis

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 07.10.2015 | Arts

Every summer, Lindsay Morris goes to camp. She sits around a fire roasting marshmallows, she kayaks, she swims. On the last night of a relaxing ...

Intersectional Activism: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 07.09.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

It is easy to get caught up in organizing and activism around a single issue or cause. This week, we proudly supported grantees who are working at the intersection of multiple issues, addressing the complexity and interconnectedness of the world we live in through their activism.

Entrepreneurship Has a Gender Problem -- But It's Not What You Think

Catherine Russell | Posted 07.07.2015 | Business
Catherine Russell

Ultimately, it's about recognizing the opportunity we have for progress and taking action so that gender bias no longer stands in the way. It's time for investors to pay attention to these emerging entrepreneurs -- and for governments to do all we can to empower these women.

Charleston Shootings: The Intersection Of Race And Gender

Anushay Hossain | Posted 07.07.2015 | Women
Anushay Hossain

Yes, Black Lives Matter and so do the lives of Black women.

How Sexism and Implicit Bias Hurt Girls and Women's Health

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 07.15.2015 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

Sometimes, the effects of sexism and implicit gender bias are difficult to show. However, in the case of women's health care, there's very little ambiguity. Women should be aware of what these problems look like, so that they can identify doctors who similarly understand them and can fairly diagnose and treat them.

10 Social Justice Reasons to Care About Women's Soccer

Daniel Kort | Posted 07.06.2015 | Sports
Daniel Kort

On Sunday, the U.S. Women's National Team faced Japan in Vancouver for another shot at bringing the cup down the short 30-mile trek back to the States. They won in a dominating fashion by a score of five goals to two. Here are ten reasons to celebrate the success of the USWNT.

FIFA's (Other) Big Problem

Juliana Barbassa | Posted 07.02.2015 | Latino Voices
Juliana Barbassa

FIFA's culture of discrimination goes far beyond the musings of a gaffe-prone, out-of-touch leader.

Declare Your Independence: Why Quitting Isn't Losing

Cyndi Chen | Posted 07.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Cyndi Chen

If you quit when you need to, you're actually placing yourself closer to success.