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Friendship Advice: Just Friends or More?

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 06.19.2012 | Women
Dr. Irene S. Levine

You need to come to terms with your own desires and motivations before you decide whether to broach the subject with your friend.

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Does Gender Define Us?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 08.24.2012 | Science

2012-04-18-Screenshot20120418at12.28.13PM.jpgWhat makes us male or female? What happens when our biological gender is out of sync with our gender identity?

Ten Reasons I Will Not Be Buying A Pink Fishing Rod

Lori Day | Posted 06.17.2012 | Women
Lori Day

The flashing lights in the pink reel do not attract fish. They might or might not attract men, but that is not why I fish.

unEqual Pay Day

Rep. Jackie Speier | Posted 06.17.2012 | Women
Rep. Jackie Speier

There is cruel irony in having Equal Pay Day fall on Tax Day. Women and men share the responsibility of paying taxes, but there is no sharing when it comes to receiving equal pay for comparable work.

The Global Problem of Gender Inequality

Nake M. Kamrany | Posted 06.11.2012 | World
Nake M. Kamrany

The evidence of gender discrimination is rooted in history, tradition and culture. Gender inequality is a highly debilitating stigma and leads to detriments of women's psychology of their worth and dignity to themselves and to society.

Birthing Justice: Without Firing an Arm, We Created a Revolution

Beverly Bell | Posted 06.09.2012 | Impact
Beverly Bell

Today, land access remains largely unfair and inequitable. Never has such a high percentage of the world's population been displaced from their indigenous or ancestral lands, left without land, a secure home, or the ability to feed themselves.

How Marriage Laws Force Couples Into Gender Roles

Vicki Larson | Posted 05.26.2012 | Weddings
Vicki Larson

Conservatives may indeed be right -- same-sex marriage has the power to take marriage and spin it on its head. And that should be something all hetero husbands, wives and would-be spouses should celebrate.

Are Boy Bylines Better Than Girl Bylines?

Michele Weldon | Posted 06.06.2012 | Media
Michele Weldon

Do we have to resort to using initials in our bylines so our gender is hidden in order to get published, lauded, hired or promoted?

Nicki Minaj Reveals Her 'Alpha Male' Side

Salon | Posted 04.06.2012 | Women

The new Nicki Minaj album, "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded," is out and set to take the top spot on Billboard's albums next week, despite the fact she’...

Moms and Dads Spring Open Gender Traps

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 06.05.2012 | Parents
Dr. Peggy Drexler

A gay man can grin and say ironically, "I'm a really good mother," which may mean that he performs the daily child care in his home, but his comment does not define him as a mom. Nor is a lesbian who coaches her son's hockey team a father. Both are just doing what parents do.

BIRTHING JUSTICE: Women in Peace-Building -- Peace Amidst War for Resource Control

Beverly Bell | Posted 06.03.2012 | World
Beverly Bell

There is a need to integrate gender into all levels of power to enable women to participate and become full beneficiaries of the oil revenue. That's why we're advocating for women to be part of government and part of whatever bodies are set up to address the issues of the Niger Delta.

Kickstarter Spotlight: Young Transexuals And Drag Queens In Puerto Rico

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.11.2012 | Arts

The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico is a difficult case; its residents live in a strange realm where they are not strictly "American" or "Puerto Rican", b...

Women Still Struggling To Make It To The Top Of The Ladder

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 04.02.2012 | Business

Women still aren't making it to the top of the ladder. Male chief financial officers in the U.S. get paid 16 percent more on average than their fe...

Republicans Alienating Both Men and Women on Birth Control

Margie Omero | Posted 06.02.2012 | Politics
Margie Omero

Polling released today confirms recent Republican missteps threaten to damage them with voters of both genders. While women are more interested in the issue, both men and women disagree with Santorum's and Romney's position.

Zackary Drucker's "Gold Standard" (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.21.2012 | Arts

Zackary Drucker is a transgender performance artist who breaks down the way we think about gender, sexuality and seeing. The artist uses a female pron...

The Hunger Games' Hopeful Vision for the Future

Joan Williams | Posted 05.22.2012 | Entertainment
Joan Williams

There's not a whole lot about the world of The Hunger Games that I'd like to see carried into the future. But it's truly refreshing to see a world where gender isn't a restrictive category.

In Praise of the Dude Teaching at My Son's Preschool

Nathan Hegedus | Posted 05.19.2012 | Parents
Nathan Hegedus

Challenging gender roles should not stop at the preschool door, and it should not just be about getting my daughter to see princesses in a different way or letting my son wear pink mittens.

Sadly, It Seems Sandra Fluke Wasn't The First Woman Falsely Accused of Being a Prostitute by an Intimidated Man.

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 05.16.2012 | Women
Sarah O'Leary

It seems the Bible never referred to Mary Magdalene as a prostitute. A Catholic Pope did.

10 Countries With The Most Workplace Diversity

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 03.16.2012 | Business

High school history books might call the United States the world's melting pot, but that characterization doesn't quite hold true in today's workplace...

Fired Up! Republicans Are Taking the Country Back ... in Time

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm

Between Rush Limbaugh, Governor McDonnell and the U.S. House of Representatives, it's been an ugly week in the war on women. So what can you do about this?

International Women's Day: A Time for Concern, Not Complacency

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 05.08.2012 | Women
Otaviano Canuto

There are another 364 days of the year where mem and women have to take action. This is not the time to be complacent; this is a time for us all to be concerned.

A Chef -- Neither Man Nor Woman

Gillian Clark | Posted 05.06.2012 | DC
Gillian Clark

Not many people outside of the business of food know the meaninglessness of gender that food industry workers experience. Gender is insignificant when tickets are piling up and you wish you had another arm to get through the night.

The Oscar-winning Artist and the Pain of Men's Job Loss

Sarah Damaske | Posted 04.29.2012 | Business
Sarah Damaske

This is a moving tale of love and (job) loss, but it's also one that is very deeply rooted in gender ideologies. Imagine, for a second, that the story were reversed.

When Your Job Plan Isn't Part of Your Family's Plan

Karin Kamp | Posted 04.27.2012 | Women
Karin Kamp

"We can't live out our own dreams by following our parent's passions."

'Bad' Women, Teachers, and Politics

Sabrina Stevens | Posted 04.25.2012 | Education
Sabrina Stevens

Our field has been under bipartisan attack for a while now, as our feminized profession (76% female) has joined the ranks of all the other "bad" women throughout history accused of threatening society's well-being.