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Stop Talking About Women in Ministry

Zach J. Hoag | Posted 05.22.2015 | Religion
Zach J. Hoag

We need to stop talking about women in ministry. Really, we do. Because every time we, men, talk about women in ministry we, perhaps inadvertently, place ourselves in the center of the conversation.

We Are In A Wonder Woman Moment

Natalia Mehlman Petrzela | Posted 05.20.2015 | Books
Natalia Mehlman Petrzela

Who is Wonder Woman? What is Wonder Woman's relationship with the history and, more excitingly, the future of feminism, particularly in a moment when women are both exhausted and excited by the desire to gracefully have and do "it all," superhero-style?

Hiding in Plain Sight: Progress in the Middle East and North Africa

Neil Ghosh | Posted 05.20.2015 | Impact
Neil Ghosh

While significant development challenges remain in the region, progress is being made in a number of key areas by both governments and local communities.

Stop Playing the Gender Card

Thuy Sindell | Posted 05.19.2015 | Business
Thuy Sindell

We can take a page from the men's playbook and embrace being more masculine instead of complaining about how it's not fair. If men can "woman" up in the house in growing numbers, then women can certainly "man" up in the workplace at a faster pace. We would love to see women win this race to the finish line that is true "balance."

Paradoxes of Women's Equality in Bangladesh

Katherine Marshall | Posted 05.19.2015 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

Perpetually snarled traffic in Dhaka, Bangladesh's capital, symbolizes the vibrant spirit of this nation of 160 million but also the host of difficult problems it confronts.

A Strong Beginning Makes Way for Improved Results: Equality in Climate Finance Mechanisms

Lorena Aguilar | Posted 05.20.2015 | Green
Lorena Aguilar

Climate change is happening now and it's happening globally--it affects everyone everywhere. However, climate change will not affect everyone equally.

White House 2016: Is Hillary Clinton More Pro-Woman Than Her Democrat Rivals?

Heather Gautney | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics
Heather Gautney

NOW chapters around the country and leagues of women voters are lit up over the possibility of a woman president. And many of them are hankering for Hillary.

'Stop Telling My Kid to Dress Like a Girl'

Kaitlyn Jones | Posted 05.13.2015 | Parents
Kaitlyn Jones

My child is perfect the way she looks. I want her to feel beautiful wearing her princess dress and feel adventurous in her superhero outfit. I want her to love baby dolls and get excited about trucks.

Becoming Obsolete

Sarah Trillin | Posted 05.13.2015 | Parents
Sarah Trillin

Between now and the end of the year, my husband and two sons, ages 8 and 11, have three separate trips planned without me

How Highly Gendered Toys Present an Exclusively Heterosexual Worldview to Children

Lori Day | Posted 05.12.2015 | Parents
Lori Day

Let kids choose. What are we so afraid of? If we are fine with choice, it is time to show the toy manufacturers and marketers that their financial profiteering off the gendering of our children's toys is over.

Jeffrey Marsh: Being Gender Different AND Popular On Social Media

Jeffrey Marsh | Posted 05.12.2015 | Gay Voices
Jeffrey Marsh

Being this popular has plugged me into a community, and has helped me to unearth the people who say yes without hesitation -- who feel the way I do. These are the people who, for whatever reason, are outsiders like me. Connecting with them is priceless.

The Perfect Salad and the Imperfect Church: Scot McKnight's A Fellowship of Differents

Jack Levison | Posted 05.12.2015 | Books
Jack Levison

What happens when you cross a first-rate New Testament scholar, a genuinely funny guy, and a former fundamentalist?

Lessons for Parents on Pink Versus Blue Tech

Smart Parents | Posted 05.12.2015 | Education
Smart Parents

I've spent the better part of my career looking at how technology influences kids and teens, and how gender can play a role in media experiences. Of course, we know that awareness for gender equality means being attune to our own personal biases and preferences.

A New Deal for Moms

Alyson Gounden Rock | Posted 05.10.2015 | Business
Alyson Gounden Rock

Caring for us came at a cost to mom's career. Workplace attitudes and practices continue to penalize mothers and keep the gender pay gap wide, even as it is narrowing for young women pre-motherhood.

What I Really Want for Mother's Day Is to Say 'I Am Sorry'

Sothy Eng | Posted 05.10.2015 | Women
Sothy Eng

Women are told that they can do it all. They can have a profession, a family, and a life of their own. They can be engineers, CEOs, even fight for our country on the front lines during war. Yet, tributes to motherhood neglect ways in which they can honor the diversity that motherhood has come to represent.

Changing Sexes, Needing Church (and God)

Peggy Payne | Posted 05.08.2015 | Religion
Peggy Payne

"As a result of being transgender and accepting myself, my faith has grown deeper but still sits on the shaky foundation laid down by my family, the church and society."

At the Bentonville Film Festival, Women Are Playing in the Major Leagues

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.18.2015 | Impact
Vivian Norris

A League of Their Own's Geena Davis, is doing something extremely important this week in, of all places, Bentonville, Arkansas. The Geena Davis Institute on Gender and Media has is supporting her effort to call attention to the unacceptable reality in which women, both behind and in front of the camera, find themselves in Hollywood.

Stop Minimizing Fraternity Misogyny

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 05.21.2015 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

Women do not benefit in anywhere near equal measure from the Greek system, and they pay a high price being part of it. An estimated 40 percent of women in sororities report rape or attempted rape, much higher than those who are not in sororities.

The Missing

John Feffer | Posted 05.07.2015 | World
John Feffer

One of the most remarkable symbols of racial discrimination are the missing African-American men. According to an analysis last month in The New York Times, 1.5 million African American men have gone missing in this country.

Why I Hate Pink: Abandoning Gender Stereotypes

Smart Parents | Posted 05.07.2015 | Education
Smart Parents

The night I found out we were having a baby girl, I found myself wide awake in the middle of the night panicked. Not because I wasn't excited for a girl but because I feared she wouldn't grow up knowing she can be and do anything that she wants.

We Welcome Bruce Jenner With Open Arms -- But He's Not Our Standard Bearer

Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R | Posted 05.05.2015 | Gay Voices
Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R

Bruce stands on the shoulders of those before. His acceptance is only possible because of the courage of those who resisted at Stonewall, and the countless others who have rebelled against intolerance while simply attempting to be the people they felt themselves to be. They are our heroes and heroines.

Anna Kendrick Says 'WTF?' To Hollywood's Gender Bias

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 05.05.2015 | Entertainment

"What the f--k?" That was Anna Kendrick's response to gender bias in Hollywood while discussing the pervasive issue with Glamour for the fashion m...

Kids, Gender, and Being a Grownup: How Love Can Win Over Fear

Chana Rothman | Posted 05.06.2015 | Impact
Chana Rothman

Anti-bullying conversations and curricula sometimes "wimp out" by avoiding uncomfortable questions, like "How do I feel about a boy wearing a dress?" or "What are gender norms? Do we have to follow them?

Hollywood's Gender Gap: What's Next?

Gina Hall | Posted 04.30.2015 | Los Angeles
Gina Hall

Something dramatic happens after a woman directs her first indie feature -- nothing. After successfully directing that first film, the offers to direct a studio feature come flowing in like molasses.

Jon Pressick on Best Sex Writing of 2015: Consent, BDSM, Porn, Race, Sex Work & Being Canadian

David Henry Sterry | Posted 04.29.2015 | Books
David Henry Sterry

I met Jon Pressick a few years ago when I wrote a book about sex. That's what happens when you write a book about sex. You get to meet Jon Pressick. He has talked about sex to some of the coolest sex people in America, and lived to tell the tales.