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Women and Girls Lead Sustainable Development for All

Anna Shen | Posted 10.09.2015 | Women
Anna Shen

A remarkable consensus has emerged: Women's leadership and inclusion is essential for meeting not only UN Sustainable Development Goal No. 5 -- gender equality -- but the 16 other global goals as well.

Do You Really Understand Women, Your Biggest Customer?

Jeffery Tobias Halter | Posted 10.09.2015 | Business
Jeffery Tobias Halter

As the grocery decision maker, the home category manager or any new term you want to put on her, the customer is typically over 85 percent female. And most store staffs are well north of 50 percent female as well.

Pope Francis's Hollow Rhetoric On Place of LGBTQ People in the Church

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 10.09.2015 | Religion
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Rather than requiring women to ask it for forgiveness, the Vatican needs, instead, to ask those of us whom it has repressed and oppressed for forgiveness of its sins throughout its existence.

This Kid's Mom And Dad Win Parents Of The Year For His Halloween Costume

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.07.2015 | Gay Voices

A three-year-old boy in Virginia is about to have an amazing Halloween dressed as Princess Elsa from Disney's "Frozen." Paul Henson's ...

Mass Killings in the US: Masculinity, Masculinity, Masculinity

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 10.09.2015 | Crime
Soraya Chemaly

Yes, we need strict gun control laws, a deeper understanding of the role of media and better mental illness treatment. However, what we really need, central to all of those dimensions, is a public conversation about hegemonic masculinity in the United States.

Deaf West Theatre Gets Loud with "Spring Awakening"

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 10.02.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

In Spring Awakening, Steven Sater's lyrics sing like poetry. Their intimacy tingles in your throat as you repeat them under your breath. Your eyes close, just long enough to dance on the brink of surrender.

Gender Reveals: Stop Revealing Yourselves as Uninformed

Kate Peterson | Posted 10.01.2015 | Impact
Kate Peterson

We have to stop misusing language in a way that promotes the idea that gender is inextricably linked to our sex organs. We have to stop enacting hard and fast rules for children's behaviors, attitudes, preferences, and desires based on their biology.

After the "Summer of Trans," Is It Time for T to Break Away from LGB?

Adam Lewis | Posted 09.30.2015 | Gay Voices
Adam Lewis

While neither sexuality nor identity should be subject to any form of discrimination, shouldn't this nuanced-yet-not-insignificant distinction be reflected in the way these groups advocate?

Tom Boy?

Janna Barkin | Posted 09.30.2015 | Gay Voices
Janna Barkin

Being transgender is not a "lifestyle choice;" rather, it is just one more beautiful, normal variation of being human. Having the support of family is the number one way to prevent depression and suicide among transgender youth. Every child deserves to be loved and supported unconditionally.

How My Parents Put the Lie to Mad Men

Robin Hardman | Posted 09.29.2015 | Business
Robin Hardman

When it comes to figuring out how to meet the needs of both their jobs and their families, women and men in the U.S. today are on their own to an unconscionable degree. But it's nothing compared to what my parents must have dealt with.

There Is No Justice in Climate Change

Lorena Aguilar | Posted 09.28.2015 | Green
Lorena Aguilar

Climate change will continue to pose a severe threat to all of humankind. We must raise our voices for women everywhere--especially those that are most impacted yet often unable to speak for themselves.

Women's Advancement: 3 Things Men Aren't Telling Women

Jeffery Tobias Halter | Posted 09.24.2015 | Business
Jeffery Tobias Halter

Why is it so hard for men to have this conversation about female leadership? It's a question that almost answers itself when you scan our current business environment. I would say the main challenge for organizations is that they have not approached women as an "operating priority."

Four Ways of Fostering a Less-Than-Toxic Work World

Laura Mather | Posted 09.28.2015 | Business
Laura Mather

The natural effect of flexible, digital work environments are workdays that go beyond an 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. window. Vacations are critical to employee satisfaction and mitigating burnout.

Gender Liberation: Leaving Men Behind

Brett Gleason | Posted 09.23.2015 | Gay Voices
Brett Gleason

Even with my chin length hair kids mock me for having 'girl hair' -- as if there's something inherently offensive about being a girl. So much has evolved with gender identity since I was a kid but I fear men and boys are being left behind in our liberation of behavior from gender.

I've Also Wanted to Look Like a Boy -- Not Be One

Katie Kein | Posted 09.24.2015 | Gay Voices
Katie Kein

I never wanted to be a boy, I just wanted to look like one. I certainly don't mean to demean the experiences of trans individuals, for whom the "born in the wrong body" narrative is a very real truth.

Dear Men, It's OK to Be a Pussy

Anna Waletzko | Posted 09.22.2015 | College
Anna Waletzko

Working as a local lifeguard over the summer, I observed how feminism isn't solely a women's issue, but a male issue as well. I watched many young boys get teased by their friends with phrases like, "Don't be such a pussy" or "Be a man, stop crying" and my personal least-favorite, "You throw like a girl."

3 Gender Stereotypes Crushed by Two Female Millennials in Robotics

Lolita Taub | Posted 09.22.2015 | Business
Lolita Taub

The Qualcomm Robotics Accelerator class of 2015 awarded 10 companies $120 thousand dollars in funding and a 16 weeks acceleration program to get them off the ground.

An Open Letter to the Stranger Who Called Me a Girl

Paul Florez | Posted 09.21.2015 | Gay Voices
Paul Florez

Little background on me, you're not the first person to say I'm not a man. In fact, this isn't even the first time I've been told I look like a girl.

Reminding Yourself You're F&^*% Hot (Step 1)

Alex Madda | Posted 09.19.2015 | Comedy
Alex Madda

Women are subliminally encouraged to retain "inherent" insecurities and buy things to make themselves "less ugly"." To which I say, FUCK THAT NOISE. To continue this combat of ugliness, I had a sexual encounter with my definition of a "100% fuck-ya holy shit I'm drooling" hottie.

Every Reason Your School's Gendered Dress Code Is Probably a Sexist Mess

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 09.25.2015 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

Dress code conflicts announced the beginning of the school year with a bang. Usually, I'd provide an example, but it makes more sense to talk about the Missouri Legislature, where a few weeks ago, a dress code for interns was proposed, to much dismay and no small amount of ridicule.

Three Lessons From My 3-Year-Old on Diversity, Gender and Race

Laura Mather | Posted 09.16.2015 | Parents
Laura Mather

As the mother of a three-year-old, each day comes with an enormous sense of wonder. I watch my son process, learn and form neural connections. I hear his brain's innerworkings out loud.

On the Road to Healthcare Justice

New York Legal Assistance Group | Posted 09.15.2015 | Gay Voices
New York Legal Assistance Group

Unfortunately, our transgender and gender non-conforming TGNC clients in particular experience significant barriers to accessing services during some of their most vulnerable moments.

I'm Tired of Churches Teaching Male Headship

Kelly Ladd Bishop | Posted 09.15.2015 | Religion
Kelly Ladd Bishop

I'm tired of it because, at best it silences women and keeps their voices out of the pulpits and the classrooms. At worst it traps women and girls in abusive and damaging situations, and fuels a culture of male privilege and power.

A Rosh Hashanah Sermon on Gender Equality

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 09.15.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

"Man and woman were created in the Divine image. Male and female God created them." Each year we reread the story of creation. We return to our story of origin as a signal that Rosh Hashanah is all about returning to our truest selves -- or as we say in Hebrew, tshuvah.

Just Yell/Poetry as Self Defense: The Physical Embodiment of Language

Poetry Foundation | Posted 09.14.2015 | Books
Poetry Foundation

Monday, August 10, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Poetry Foundation 61 West Superior Street Free admission In the second of three performances in Cheryl Pope's ...