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The Morse Code of Fear

Derek Penwell | Posted 08.05.2014 | Religion
Derek Penwell

If you go through life with very little fear of being attacked, or suspected, or ostracized because of the person you love, don't you have a moral responsibility to create a world in which others don't have to live in fear either?

From a Fatherless Daughter: Dads, You're Doing it Right

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 08.05.2014 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

If we weren't so distracted by the "outstanding" as some kind of bizarre yardstick of self-worth measurement, we would appreciate and relish the real, the small and the imperfect.

In Support of the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act

Rev. G. Jude Geiger | Posted 08.03.2014 | Religion
Rev. G. Jude Geiger

As religious people, we are called to love our neighbor as ourselves. There's not a qualifier to that command. Love one another. That is the basis of community, religious or otherwise.

Pink Is A Color. Blue Is A Color. Teach Your Kids. Please.

Mike Reynolds | Posted 07.30.2014 | Parents
Mike Reynolds

If all parents sit down with their children and tell them that identifying boys or girls by colors is wrong, the kids will have no choice but to understand that.

Leveling the Research Playing Field for Women

Lynn Posluns | Posted 07.30.2014 | Women
Lynn Posluns

With the bulk of research into some of the leading diseases impacting women being conducted on male subjects, there is little understanding of what makes women more susceptible or how to begin turning the tide.

Medicare Can Pay For Transgender Recipients' Gender Confirmation Surgeries: Feds

AP | Posted 06.02.2014 | Business

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Transgender people receiving Medicare may no longer be automatically denied coverage for sex reassignment surgeries, a U.S. Dep...

Celebrity Twitter Followers Split By Gender

Ben Moore | Posted 07.29.2014 | Entertainment
Ben Moore

The most popular accounts on Twitter have millions of followers, but what are their demographics like?

Proud Dad Of Two Geek Girls Talks... Of Boys and Princesses

John Marcotte | Posted 07.27.2014 | Parents
John Marcotte

Boys need to learn that watching a movie about princesses does not necessarily mean you want to be a princess. Putting yourself in a woman's shoes does not make you less of a man. It makes you more of a person.

Mansplaining or Male Muting: Two Sides of the Same Coin

Mariya Yefremova | Posted 07.27.2014 | Women
Mariya Yefremova

A mansplainer assumes a woman knows less than he does. A male muter assumes a woman knows less than he does and thus feels no need to explain.

The Science of Difference: Let's Do It Right!

Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling | Posted 07.23.2014 | Science
Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling

In Nature, Janine Clayton and Francis Collins call for efforts to ensure that preclinical studies include both male and female cells and animals. We worry, however, that this timely call will reinforce an underlying, unwarranted belief that males and females are fundamentally different.

Barbara Annis and Dr. Keith Merron On the Need for Gender Intelligence, An Exclusive Interview (Pt 2)

Jarod Cerf | Posted 07.22.2014 | Books
Jarod Cerf

Although we touched upon the need for gender intelligence in education and leadership last week, in our next few pieces we'll dig a bit deeper with Barbara Annis and Dr. Keith Merron, authors of Gender Intelligence, into how our expectations can shape our decisions on policy and practice.

The Mobbing of Jill Abramson Begins

Janice Harper | Posted 07.18.2014 | Women
Janice Harper

As quickly as the public rallied around Jill Abramson when it was reported that she was fired shortly after raising concerns about pay equity, it is a...

Why I Had to Lose My Religion Before I Could Support Gender Equality

Samantha Eyler | Posted 07.22.2014 | Women
Samantha Eyler

I lost my religion like one loses a beloved family member: with denial, bargaining, acceptance, then grief. I long for a world where we don't have to choose between our individual freedom and the collective strength provided by our religion.

The Problem with 'Real Men Don't Buy Girls'

Amy Auguston | Posted 07.19.2014 | Women
Amy Auguston

But the idea of a "real man" discounts all of the different ways of being a man, and by extension repudiates the full range of gender identities.

5 Things I Learned From Jill Abramson Getting Fired From the New York Times

Holly Epstein Ojalvo | Posted 07.16.2014 | Media
Holly Epstein Ojalvo

It's a complicated story, with issues of gender, leadership style, and office and personal politics. What does it all mean?

Barbara Annis and Dr. Keith Merron On the Need for Gender Intelligence, An Exclusive Interview (Pt 1)

Jarod Cerf | Posted 07.16.2014 | Books
Jarod Cerf

In this exclusive feature length interview, we'll go in depth with Ms. Annis and Dr. Merron about their recent work and learn how their upcoming book, Gender Intelligence: Breakthrough Strategies for Increasing Diversity and Improving Your Bottom Line, can impact future generations.

Causes and Consequences of the Duckface

Jenny Davis | Posted 07.16.2014 | Technology
Jenny Davis

The propensity to utilize such a facial contortion, one that renders the face acceptably feminine, is rooted in a cultural value system in which physical beauty is deeply connected to self-worth.

t's Not About "The Boys' Club" Anymore: 5 Lessons From Women's Startup Lab

Ari Horie | Posted 07.15.2014 | Business
Ari Horie

I began Women's Startup Lab because I believe in the power behind community, even when it comes to the competitive nature of early stage startups and new markets.

Jay-Z's 100th Problem

Midwin Charles | Posted 07.14.2014 | Entertainment
Midwin Charles

Jay-Z's 100th Problem #WhatJayZSaidToSolange is the hash tag that circulated wildly on Twitter and many social networks once news broke that Solange ...

What the White House Isn't Getting About Sexual Assault

Amber Madison | Posted 07.14.2014 | Women
Amber Madison

Although the White House tackling sexual assault is a victory for advocates for sexual assault survivors and prevention, the way the task force is framing this issue is fundamentally flawed. This PSA, while an honorable effort, promotes an extremely patriarchal view of women

How Burnout Impacts Men and Women Differently

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 07.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

Do women and men experience burnout differently? If we can pinpoint the ways men and women experience burnout, then folks like me who work to help busy professionals better prevent burnout can tailor better, earlier and more specific interventions.

Getting Up Close to Homophobia

Jessica Joseph | Posted 07.13.2014 | Gay Voices
Jessica Joseph

I've started engaging homophobes in deep conversation, looking for the reasons, spoken and unspoken, that they feel this total incomprehension, disgust and dislike when it comes to gay people, especially gay men. My findings have led me to a sort of classification of homophobia into seven (often overlapping) types.

Check Your Privilege: Princeton, Conservatism and Political Correctness

Khanh Ho | Posted 07.09.2014 | Impact
Khanh Ho

Race, class, gender -- these are vital parts of privilege but they are not the alpha and omega. The problem with privilege is that it can be difficult to check.

'Back to the Grassroots': Building a Movement for Sexual and Economic Rights

Beverly Bell | Posted 07.07.2014 | Impact
Beverly Bell

By Anne Lim, interviewed by Deepa Panchang   Anne Lim is from Quezon City, Philippines, where she serves as Executive Director of GALANG, a le...

If Genders Were Reversed In Our Most Memorable Movie Scenes

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 05.07.2014 | Women

Remember the sultry scene in "Basic Instinct" when Sharon Stone crossed and then uncrossed her legs? How about that sensual moment in "Titanic" when L...