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Transgendered In The Music Business

Baltimore Sun | Posted 07.24.2011 | Arts

On a YouTube video, Tona Brown is first seen playing some Bach on the violin. Then she breaks into song, delivering "Climb Ev'ry Mountain" in a full-t...

A New Voice for Women in U.S. Aid

Ritu Sharma | Posted 07.05.2011 | World
Ritu Sharma

Women are the majority of the more than one billion people living on just a dollar a day, and account for 6 out of 10 of the world's hungry. Despite this, they very often get left out of assistance programs.

Father Stands Up For His Transgender Teen Daughter

Joanne Herman | Posted 06.24.2011 | Impact
Joanne Herman

This dad's daughter looks and acts "all-girl" to those who know her. The problem arose when an adult, who knows the girl's history, forced her school to deny her access to the girls' room.

Daddy Confusion

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Talk about daughters and power, and the discussion inevitably wends its way to fathers. Fathers give girls confidence. Fathers set the bar in expectations about how to be treated by men. Fathers prepare girls for the world.

Transgender Man Says Employer Fired Him Over Birth Gender

AP | GEOFF MULVIHILL | Posted 06.11.2011 | New York

HADDONFIELD, N.J. — A transsexual man has sued the drug-treatment center where he worked, claiming it discriminated against him when it fired hi...

Malcolm X Was "Gay-for-Pay," New Book Says

Irene Monroe | Posted 06.07.2011 | Books
Irene Monroe

We need to closely examine the recent revelation that for a period in his life Malcolm X engaged in same-sex relationships.

How Reconciling Fathering With Feminism Just Got More Complicated

Andrea Doucet, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Andrea Doucet, Ph.D.

The fit between feminism and fathering has become a taken-for-granted part of my work and my life. But I was recently forced to rethink this combination as I followed a debate between men's rights activists (MRAs) and their critics.

Teen Challenges High School Policy, Can Wear Tux To Prom

Posted 06.01.2011 | Chicago

Story courtesy of the Windy City Times CHICAGO -- Little less than a year after a young Mississippi woman captured national headlines successfully ch...

How Men And Women Can Be Wiser About Each Other

Deepak Chopra | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

What I hear from women is that they yearn for men to join them in finding that kind of fulfillment, but, sad to say, I don't often hear the same thing from men, which means that there is a gender gap to be closed.

Men: We Must Evolve Beyond Male Stereotypes

Deepak Chopra | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

Social conditioning is hard to change, I know. Peer pressure is a dominant force in creating the sexual stereotypes we live with. To evolve beyond them takes one thing: self-awareness.

Why Aren't There More Women In Office?

Melinda J. Rising | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Melinda J. Rising

The nagging question is, why do so few women feel qualified or confident in running for elective office? And when a woman does run, why don't more women vote for her?

Six Degrees Of Charlie Sheen: God, Fame Games & The Global Female

Jennifer Danielle Crumpton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jennifer Danielle Crumpton

Girls and women stand to benefit from our collective contemplation on the Sheen machine, the media who propel him, and the info-tainment-cloaked misogynist American ethos that is exported around the planet.

Why We Don't Need A 'Men's Movement' To Be Good Men

Tom Matlack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Matlack

There are plenty of ways the law (particularly family law) and popular culture, as represented by the media, have limited men. But we have no one to blame but ourselves. We made the laws. We control the media. Our popular culture has dumbed down men to sex- and sports-crazed idiots, with very little space for the nuanced truth of how hard it is to try to be a good dad and a good husband and breadwinner

Misogyny, Moralism And The Woman At The Well

David Lose | Posted 09.19.2011 | Religion
David Lose

There is a long history of misogyny in Christian theology that stands in sharp contrast to the important role women play in the gospels themselves.

XX Chromosocial: Women Artists Cross The Homosocial Divide

G. Roger Denson | Posted 09.15.2014 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

The rise of feminism corresponds roughly with the expansion of the artworld to include women's production. This is a history that began predominantly in impelling women's art as an expression of the identification of women apart from men.

Accelerating the Path to Gender Parity

Saadia Zahidi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Saadia Zahidi

There are still vast differences between women and men in terms of access to resources and opportunities. How can we ensure that we do not have to wait another hundred years before we can celebrate full equality between women and men?

Women, Men and Handling Mistakes

Alina Tugend | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alina Tugend

Most agree that women are more likely to agonize and blame themselves for mistakes and men get over their blunders faster and look for others to blame. But is there any research to back up this common wisdom? Yup.

Yepoka Yeebo

Why Women Still Lag Behind | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Despite massive strides, women still lag behind in America. Women have caught up in education and employment but still earn significantly less than m...

Women and Quotas: Will It Break the (Plexi) Glass Ceiling?

Dr. Sasha Galbraith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dr. Sasha Galbraith

Companies won't change unless someone forces them to do so. Women on boards bring higher profits, higher quality earnings, better share price growth, better decisions and higher innovation.

Supporting a Real Women's Champion

Ritu Sharma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ritu Sharma

Economies are strained worldwide, but economies will be the first to benefit if women are fully able to participate in all of their nation's activities.


Ilene H. Lang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ilene H. Lang

Miss Representation, which premiered on Saturday in New York City, explores how one-dimensional, hypersexualized images of women in mainstream media reinforce negative gender stereotypes.

Transformative Moments: When Was Yours?

Dr. Sharon Ufberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Sharon Ufberg

Many of the major shifts in consciousness happened when experiencing those expected big moments in my life cycle; falling in love, the death of a parent, and at the absolute top of my list -- becoming a mother.

Widening the Gender Gap: A Response to Salon's Laura Miller

Jason Pinter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jason Pinter

Salon's Laura Miller recently examined the long-argued notion that women are underrepresented in book criticism. Now, I will not argue Miller's thesis. My problem is where it goes from there.

Developing Women Leaders: Five Factors That Matter

Lucy P. Marcus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lucy P. Marcus

There are five universal factors that, no matter where people are, where they are from, or what sector they are in, make a real difference in encourag...

Mona Lisa Model Was Male, According To Italian Researchers

Eleanor Ide (AFP) | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

ROME -- Italian researchers who specialise in resolving art mysteries said Wednesday they have discovered the disputed identity of the model for Leona...