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Why Men (Yes, Men) Are Better Multitaskers

Wray Herbert | Posted 10.03.2012 | Science
Wray Herbert

We should all be forgiven for believing that women are good at multitasking, and far superior to men. The problem with this popular image is that there is not a shred of evidence to back it up.

Favorite Women-Empowering Movies of Recent Memory

Juliette Fretté | Posted 10.03.2012 | Entertainment
Juliette Fretté

Let us not forget that art and entertainment do affect the masses and the masses affect the arts. In many ways, what is popular and successful is a barometer of where we are and where we're headed.

Sexual Assault in the West: The Next 'Not In My Backyard' Problem

Lisa De Bode | Posted 10.02.2012 | World
Lisa De Bode

Amid outbursts of indignation over cases of sexual assault of women in Egypt, Afghanistan, and India, the cries of their western counterparts are often ignored.

Junking "Junk Science"

Caryl Rivers | Posted 10.01.2012 | Education
Caryl Rivers

We have to dump dangerous "junk science" pushed by powerful advocates who argue that due to vast differences between boys and girls, single-sex classrooms are needed to improve children's academic achievement. It's not true.

Are Today's Young Women Afraid To Lead? Part 2

Mary Pritchard | Posted 09.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Mary Pritchard

I recently posted a blog about the fear of leadership among women of the millennial generation. It received numerous comments -- several from people who voiced the opinion that men are natural-born leaders, whereas women are not. Thus, the topic of discussion became not women's fear of leadership, but women's inability to lead.

The Morality Gap: Are Men Moral Bums?

Nicole Balin | Posted 09.26.2012 | Women
Nicole Balin

I've never had a problem meeting bread winners. My challenge is meeting a wage earner who cares about something besides himself, his screenplays and Tim Tebow.

Saudi Arabia's Olympic Paradox: Insulting Women, Islam and "Prostitutes"

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin | Posted 09.26.2012 | World
Ahmed Shihab-Eldin

I cannot celebrate Saudi's female Olympians who will compete while millions of their Saudi sisters back home watch, all the while being told that the women on tv are "prostitutes," and that they are exceptions to the rules that oppress the masses.

Opportunities to Support Marginalised Groups in Thailand Must Be Seized

Matt Crook | Posted 09.24.2012 | Impact
Matt Crook

As we near the 2015 target for achieving the Millennium Development Goals, there is a great need to ensure the rights of women and girls are at the forefront of the minds of everyone, from government to civil society.

Pink Dad, Blue Son

Udi Urman | Posted 09.23.2012 | Parents
Udi Urman

I could already hear his teachers gossiping about how his gay dads are imposing their lifestyle on the poor boy.

Intentional Environmentalist, Accidental Feminist: Fixing the Conservation Sector's Biggest Mistake

Jamie Bechtel | Posted 09.18.2012 | Green
Jamie Bechtel

Throwing more money at the conservation problem, in and of itself, will not improve the rate or effectiveness of conservation efforts; conservation organizations must also improve the way they invest their financial resources.

Pink Really Does Stink

Belinda Parmar | Posted 09.17.2012 | Impact
Belinda Parmar

Some of you will have read before about my distaste for tech's 'pink it and shrink it' tactic when marketing towards women -- namely, the belief that it is enough when designing a product for women to make it pinker, cuter and simpler than the 'male' version. Why do they do this?

Boys Will Be Boys, At Last!: Thank You, Joel Stein

Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W.

Many thanks to you, sir, for your considered thoughts on gender correctness in last week's New York Times. It's a relief to know that "boys will be boys" (masculine, car-loving, toilet-fixing, lady-killing hunters) if parents get out of their own overly empathic, feminist-mind-controlled way.

Should Modern Men Be More Masculine?

The New York Times | Posted 07.14.2012 | Women

Your dad was manlier than you. His dad was manlier than him. And so on, for all of history back to the Stone Age. I'm thrilled with technology, the...

The Woman Who Conducted The World's First Sex Survey

Stanford Magazine | Posted 07.13.2012 | Women

In 1973, historian Carl Degler was combing the University archives, gathering research for a book on the history of the family. Sifting through the pa...

So, He Likes You Because You're Asian

Vivienne Chen | Posted 09.09.2012 | Women
Vivienne Chen

How do we, as Asian women, deal with an overall decent, respectable guy who doesn't just like Asians, but likes us because we're Asian? Is it really a dealbreaker?

Single-Sex Public Schools Increases Sexism -- Not Learning

Hayley Krischer | Posted 09.08.2012 | Education
Hayley Krischer

The concept is based on the different learning styles of boys and girls as well as cuts down on "distractions such as flirting."

Heather Cassils Creates Visual Options With Her Body

Noah Michelson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Heather Cassils is a performance artist and body builder who uses her body to investigate issues related to gender, mass consumption and the industria...

10 Countries Where Fewer Women Work

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 07.05.2012 | Business

Still today, women around the world are struggling to gain a foothold in the workforce. A significant number of countries continue to struggle wit...

Why Twitter is Great for Women

Belinda Parmar | Posted 09.04.2012 | Women
Belinda Parmar

There is something incredibly refreshing about a platform that lets the world talk to each other so openly while putting so little emphasis on projected style, gender or personality.

Voice To Voice: Ken Corbett And Mark O'Connell Discuss Gender, Bullying And More

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

This month we've shared a Voice to Voice conversation between author Whitney Joiner and the ACLU's Chris Hampton, one between Jason Cianciotto and Sea...

In the Public Interest : Women or Men Leading the Trend Away from Driving?

Phineas Baxandall | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics
Phineas Baxandall

The biggest shift away from driving comes from young men, the demographic group traditionally most obsessed with cars.

We Can't Have It All, But We Can Give Her Credit

Ming Holden | Posted 08.28.2012 | Media
Ming Holden

Two main misconceptions have cropped up in the buzz around Anne-Marie Slaughter's current cover story in The Atlantic, "Why Women Still Can't Have It All."

From the Soccer Field to the Senate Floor

Stephanie Schriock | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics
Stephanie Schriock

Sports and politics have so much in common we often use the same terminology. You know how they say strong teams have a deep bench? We have the same theory at EMILY's List, where we are always working to building a pipeline of future leaders.

Is Being Single Selfish?

Natasha Scripture | Posted 08.21.2012 | Women
Natasha Scripture

My mom is, of course, not convinced of this singles fad. "Just marry someone like your father," she instructs me, as if it's as easy as picking up a roll of Bounty at the supermarket.

Woman Makes Showtime Documentary About Her Intersex Condition

BuzzFeed | Posted 06.19.2012 | Women

Hart was diagnosed with androgen insensitivity syndrome - in which the body is chromosomally male but doesn't respond to testosterone, so it develops ...