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Fixing the Green Economy Gender Gap

Kathleen Rogers | Posted 08.07.2013 | Women
Kathleen Rogers

With more than a century of industrial development at our backs, the moral imperative to change how we treat natural resources and human capital while reducing and eliminating dirty fossil fuels is urgent.

He's a Bad Boy, But She's a Hot Mess: Is It a Gender Thing?

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 08.06.2013 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

Amanda Bynes is, without a doubt, an 11 on the media dubbed "hot mess" Richter scale, and it seems like there is some kind of cultural payoff in watching her seismic mishaps expand.

Breadwinner Moms and Gaffe-Prone Men

Margie Omero | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics
Margie Omero

it's not just Republican leaders who have more traditional views toward gender equality -- it may be men as a whole. As families and the workforce change, many men's views are not changing in kind.

Playing the Game or Hacking the System?

Ruha Benjamin, Ph.D. | Posted 06.05.2013 | Technology
Ruha Benjamin, Ph.D.

Ultimately, who we imagine as "civic hackers" is important, because it determines what problems we see around us and what solutions we create to address them.

Romance Cooties: Women and Science Fiction

Foz Meadows | Posted 08.03.2013 | Books
Foz Meadows

Science fiction is a sandbox, and for most of its history, men have been hogging it. Now that women are well and truly getting a turn, it's like the boys are sitting on the sidelines, wailing at how we're using their toys.

Pornographic Activism: The Rebranding of Buck Angel

Logan Lynn | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Logan Lynn

Buck Angel (and his vagina) are full-blown gay porn stars, friends. Is your mind blown? Well, good. That's the point.

Carolina Infant's Mistaken Sex Assignment Surgery More Than a Case of Malpractice

Erica K. Landau | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Erica K. Landau

Born intersex, the child identified in court papers only as "M.C." had "ambiguous genitals" and "both male and female reproductive organs." When he was 16 months old and a ward of the state, doctors and health officials in South Carolina decided that he would become a girl.

TV vs. the Movies: Which Does Better by Women?

Lisa Wade | Posted 07.31.2013 | Media
Lisa Wade

I don't like movies, generally speaking. In contrast, I quite like TV. Does this seem weird? The Geena Davis Institute on Gender and Media offers a clue as to why I might lean towards television.

Misidentification and Transphobia: One Musician's Experiences Touring America

JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
JamesMichael Nichols

With the knowledge that Janke identifies as trans and has experienced violence in multiple forms in response to this identification, I felt that their travels performing their musical project would in some way speak to issues for trans individuals during this crucial time for the queer community.

The Washington Post Owes Apology to White House Counsel Kathryn Ruemmler

Debbie Hines | Posted 07.30.2013 | Women
Debbie Hines

The Post's article was a slap in the face to women and particularly to Ruemmler, who has reached the pinnacle of her legal career as White House counsel, to be known for her shoes instead of her legal attributes.

What Gender Doesn't Have to Do With Making Babies

Cory Silverberg | Posted 07.28.2013 | Parents
Cory Silverberg

When I sat down to write What Makes a Baby, I didn't think gender would be the most controversial part. I thought that if anyone had a problem with the book it would be because I don't put a married heterosexual couple in the middle of the story. I should have known.

We Must Target the Origins of Homophobic Violence: Religion, Patriarchy and Heterosexism

Murray Lipp | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Murray Lipp

Although the increasing visibility of LGBT people and gains in equality may be associated with short-term rises in homophobic violence, these changes are merely triggers. We must move beyond superficial and individualistic analyses of such heinous events and target their root causes.

An Open Letter to Facebook

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 07.21.2013 | Technology
Soraya Chemaly

We call on Facebook to make the only responsible decision and take swift, clear action on this issue, to bring your policy on rape and domestic violence into line with your own moderation goals and guidelines.

A Scarlet R

Bruce Fein | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics
Bruce Fein

Rapists should be automatically expelled from the military, colleges, and universities. They should be required to wear a scarlet R. Masculinity should find expression in sexual restraint, not coercion. It is up to male leaders to rescue the male species from obloquy.

Liberal Arts Professors in the 36th Percentile?

Victor M. Feraru | Posted 07.14.2013 | College
Victor M. Feraru

Julie Winterich, associate professor of sociology and anthropology, was researching women's salaries in higher education when she came across some interesting information regarding Guilford faculty salaries. Guilford faculty and staff are some of the lowest paid in the industry.

Street Harassment Is an LGBTQIA Issue

Hollaback | Posted 07.08.2013 | Impact
Hollaback

Street harassment is an issue that we cannot, and should not, remain silent about. It is an issue that demands change - and as we move closer to marriage equality and other noted marks of accomplishment as a movement, we cannot forget the continual, systematic discrimination we face when we walk out the door.

5 Myths About Women And Sex That People Still Believe

Kristen Mark | Posted 07.09.2013 | Women
Kristen Mark

Women's sexual desire (and men's, too) is far from simple -- it is more like a complicated puzzle, the pieces of which the pieces we are still trying to put together. Having pervasive sex-negative myths isn't helping anyone.

The Gender Coverup

Maureen Johnson | Posted 07.07.2013 | Books
Maureen Johnson

If you are a female author, you are much more likely to get a package that suggests the book is of a lower perceived quality. We're the high fructose corn syrup of literature, even when our products are the same.

The Reasons Why Women Retire Earlier Than Men

Phyllis Moen | Posted 07.07.2013 | Fifty
Phyllis Moen

Bloggers have had much to say lately about the difficulties of working women who are raising children and/or managing dual-career marriages, as well as those who are planning to marry or to have children. They've paid less attention to women in their 50s, 60s and early 70s who are confronting work-family pressures, too -- but of a different sort.

3 Smokin' Hot Clarifiers

Zach J. Hoag | Posted 07.03.2013 | Religion
Zach J. Hoag

It's more obvious to me than ever after hearing from readers that this problem of a demeaning culture in the church is real; and until we are honest about that, change will not happen.

On Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment: An Interview with UN Women's Lakshmi Puri

ZP Heller | Posted 07.01.2013 | World
ZP Heller

Puri has been a force in elevating UN Women's prominence over the last couple years. Talking to Puri gives one the deep sense of the interconnectedness that UN Women prioritizes in advancing gender equality and women's empowerment.

Placing More Value On Creating Technology Instead of Using It

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 06.30.2013 | Technology
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Youth Radio's Christina So thinks schools should teach computer programming. Photo Credit: Brett Myers/Youth Radio By Christina So “I&rsquo...

What 'The Mindy Project' Gets Right About Body Image

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 06.25.2013 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

"The Mindy Project" challenges the idea that body acceptance is a herculean task that inevitably consumes all women. Neither Kaling nor her character on the show, Dr. Mindy Lahiri, have time for that.

Why Wives Are Fed Up With Marriage

Vicki Larson | Posted 06.24.2013 | Divorce
Vicki Larson

Forget about "two becoming one" when a man and woman marry; in fact, what we really experience is a "his" and a "hers" marriage -- a husband's and a wife's.

Guess Which Gendered Words Are Out In Washington State

Reuters | Laura L. Myers | Posted 06.22.2013 | Women

By Laura L. Myers SEATTLE (Reuters) - Washington state's governor signed into law on Monday the final piece of a six-year effort to rew...