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An Open Letter to Secretary Madeline Albright

Susan Wilson Solovic | Posted 02.09.2016 | Business
Susan Wilson Solovic

I'm a firm believer of women supporting women, but not when it means compromising our values and beliefs. That would mean we are nothing more than sheep following the pack instead of independent, strong and smart leaders.

A Feminist's Guide To Critiquing Hillary Clinton

Kelly Wilz | Posted 02.08.2016 | Politics
Kelly Wilz

Call out sexism and misogyny -- especially if it's coming from someone who claims to be progressive. However, I worry the label is being thrown around loosely and being applied to many well-meaning, non-sexist male critics of Clinton.

Growing Up She: Coming of Age In the Patriarchy

Ali Owens | Posted 02.08.2016 | Women
Ali Owens

We can fully recognize the leaps and bounds that have already been made. Women can now do things like vote, and ride astride horses instead of using a sidesaddle, and veto corsets and bustles in favor of sneakers and sweatpants. There's no denying that advancements have been made. But one thing is also clear: we are not there yet.

#ItsNotOver: Why the One Year Anniversary of Natasha McKenna's Death Matters

Rachel Anspach | Posted 02.07.2016 | Black Voices
Rachel Anspach

February 8 marks the one-year anniversary of McKenna's death. Now is the time for journalists who were missing a year ago to shed light on the circumstances surrounding McKenna's death. This date is an opening for activists across the country to take to the streets and march for justice for Natasha McKenna just as they have for Black men.

3 Things Gender Non-Conforming People Would Like You To Know

Brooke M. Feldman | Posted 02.05.2016 | Queer Voices
Brooke M. Feldman

While we are generally pretty understanding of the fact that our gender presentation doesn't fit neatly into the folds of all you've been taught in this world, we really don't desire your assistance in repackaging us so we can fit in.

The Science Behind Why So Many Women Want to Befriend Gay Men

The Conversation US | Posted 02.04.2016 | Science
The Conversation US

Evolutionary psychology and human mating can help explain why relationships between straight women and gay men tend to flourish.

Coming Out to Your Partner as Transgender

Charlize Veritas | Posted 02.08.2016 | Queer Voices
Charlize Veritas

If you're transgender and you're not telling your partner, you are not living a true relationship. You are lying to them. Think about this: If they don't love you for who you really are, then they don't really love you.

Extreme Inequality Is a Symptom of a Broken Society

Sri Mulyani Indrawati | Posted 02.02.2016 | World
Sri Mulyani Indrawati

Ultimately the world's leaders need to be willing to challenge the status quo and tackle the common challenges of limited capacity, corruption, lack of accountability, and elite capture.

10 Women in Tech to Watch in 2016

Craig Newmark | Posted 02.04.2016 | Technology
Craig Newmark

Hey, I've been working some within the women in tech community, supporting women-led startups and code programs for women and girls. Lots of times, the folks in this community don't get the recognition they deserve.

Angry Old Men -- Quo Vadis America?

Dr. Dr. phil. Immanuel Fruhmann | Posted 02.01.2016 | Politics
Dr. Dr. phil. Immanuel Fruhmann

It is not the USA that is in decline, but it is their rule, and an America of the past, in which they were in charge.

What The Malheur Occupation Teaches Us About Masculinity

Susan M. Shaw | Posted 02.01.2016 | Politics
Susan M. Shaw

While the folks who illegally occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge claimed to want to overthrow the tyranny of the federal government, they seemed quite willing to leave the tyranny of patriarchy unquestioned.

What Wednesday's Redeye Cover Art Got Wrong About Gender Neutrality

Alicia Swiz | Posted 01.29.2016 | Chicago
Alicia Swiz

Rather than suggest an overall move towards eliminating male and female identifiers on restrooms, the image does illustrate a very uncomfortable truth in our culture. A truth so deeply embedded in all of our psyches and systems that it is almost impossible to recognize.

You Are Man Enough? You Are Woman Enough?

Kelly Ladd Bishop | Posted 01.29.2016 | Religion
Kelly Ladd Bishop

I'm here to tell you, there is no fear in Christ, there is freedom. There is no shame in Christ, there is strength. There is no guilt in Christ, there is redemption.

My 2016 Fantasy: Get A Danish Au Pair

Diana Whitney | Posted 01.29.2016 | Parents
Diana Whitney

For my top 2016 resolution, I've chosen imagination instead: imagination, fantasy, and a radical questioning of the status quo.

The Power of Women: Combating Blizzards, Droughts and the Changing Climate

Lorena Aguilar | Posted 01.29.2016 | Green
Lorena Aguilar

All around us, extreme weather is intensifying and climate change is finally being recognized as one of the most serious threats of this century -- but a clear path to mitigating the challenges of a warming planet remains unseen.

Becoming the Parent of a Transgender Child

Charlize Veritas | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Charlize Veritas

If your child has the courage to come to you and tell you that they are transgender, then honor that.

All Vaginas Are Welcome; Creating a Healing Space For Female Identified Persons

Pamela Madsen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Pamela Madsen

In this new age of expansion and inclusion; some of us are really working hard to create a safe space for all of it. That is the intention --- and trying to speak to all vagina holders at the same time and be inclusive is an ongoing challenge.

Women Are Better Than Men at Investing. Because Sex.

Jon Colgan | Posted 01.26.2016 | Women
Jon Colgan

Are women better than men at investing? According to one robot, the simple answer is "yes."

Painting Feminism

Rebecca Campbell | Posted 01.23.2016 | Arts
Rebecca Campbell

I'm painting portraits of every woman artist I know. It's a simple gesture. I'm painting them so they will not disappear.

Femotions: Living in Fear of the Angry Feminist Stereotype

Olivia Pepper | Posted 01.22.2016 | Women
Olivia Pepper

The bigger worry, the bigger issue nagging me, was that if I responded, if my comment was out there for a larger audience to see, I'd be immediately categorized as The Angry Feminist. The girl who couldn't hold back her rage at the world. The girl who has to speak up on every small thing.

You Never Know Who You Are Talking To: Making Stigmatizing Assumptions About Health

Chelsea Jack | Posted 01.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Chelsea Jack

I have lived a privileged life made rich by an education and resources that helped me flourish. These privileges separate me from the suffering people in Appalachia who I think and write about. But since my diagnosis, for the first time in my life, I have an immature, but nontrivial, inkling of how social stigma feels.

Airport Security and Gender Identity: Time to Fly into Embracing Gender Diversity

Brooke M. Feldman | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Brooke M. Feldman

As a gender non-conforming female who presents in a way that would be unfortunately labeled by much of the world as more masculine than feminine, I experience challenges regarding my gender identity and presentation on a daily basis.

Happy Transgender Birthday!

Charlize Veritas | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Charlize Veritas

For me, the day I started taking hormones was the day I started to take back control of myself and my body. I started to take back control of my life. It was my choice. No one forced me. No one or anything made a choice for me that day. I owned it. I was reborn.

Nomad on the Gender Spectrum

Leo Caldwell | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Leo Caldwell

The expectations of femininity didn't suit me so I assumed that I had to pick the other option. I didn't realize it didn't have to be an either/or situation.

Why Am I So Sad About Having A Boy?

The Cut | Posted 01.19.2016 | Parents
The Cut

My husband and I shared a daydream that was incredibly specific -- and I believed that meant it avoided simplistic gender norms.