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Peter Pan: My First Lesbian Role Model

Dana Rudolph | Posted 02.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Dana Rudolph

I know J. M. Barrie never intended Peter to be a girl, much less a lesbian. It was hardly a perfect fit then, but my childhood encounter with it remains a bright spot in my memory. Playing Peter was in many ways the beginning of my coming out process

Sex-Segregation in Schools Is Bad Policy

Lucas Waldron | Posted 02.01.2015 | Gay Voices
Lucas Waldron

Sex-segregation in public schools is not only an archaic policy, it also threatens the safety of trans students and institutionalizes patriarchal definitions of gender that harm our entire society.

Breastfeeding At The Bar Exam?

Alecia Wartowski | Posted 02.01.2015 | Parents
Alecia Wartowski

The Board of Admissions initially decided that Ms. Pagano could leave the room every two to three hours and then return to testing, but that an adjusted time would not be allowed. Why do women, and mothers, need to put their identities to the side in order to be successful?

Why Women in The Executive Suite Are Good, And Where It's Happening

Julie Fox Gorte | Posted 02.01.2015 | Women
Julie Fox Gorte

It is difficult to imagine -- impossible, actually -- that just 12% of the world's management talent is female when the evidence shows that companies with more female managers actually perform better.

The Gender Employment Gap Is Alive and Well, Thank You

Amanda Glassman | Posted 02.01.2015 | Business
Amanda Glassman

Watching my mother, who had grown up fatherless and put herself through law school, work her way up to a highly-respected leader of a small town, is an ascent which has left a mark on me.

The Time Is Now To Incorporate Gender Considerations Into Environmental Policy

Lorena Aguilar | Posted 02.01.2015 | Green
Lorena Aguilar

Instead of ignoring the differences between how men and women utilize natural resources, women should be viewed as equals and agents of change.

Why I'm Boycotting Movies About Men

Lori Day | Posted 01.30.2015 | Entertainment
Lori Day

I've spent half a century watching films that are by, for, and about men. I've paid too much of my hard-earned money supporting a fantasy world where half the human population has gone missing.

What Is The Dating World Like For The Transgender Community?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.28.2014 | Gay Voices

What is it like to navigate the dating world after coming out as transgender? In this eighth episode of AOL's docuseries "True Trans," Against Me!'...

Mexico as a Shining Example of Gender and Forest Policy

Lorena Aguilar | Posted 01.26.2015 | Green
Lorena Aguilar

Environmental challenges are too huge for just part of the population to participate -- these challenges need to be tackled by both men and women so that the whole community has the tools and knowledge to protect and develop their forests.

Celebrities, Being a Feminist Isn't Just About Sex And Beauty

Ernest Owens | Posted 01.25.2015 | Media
Ernest Owens

op culture has reduced feminism to a fight for body politics and sexual liberation only. It makes us forget about equal employment opportunities, equal access to medical health protection and benefits, sharing parenting responsibilities, and sexual assault and abuse prevention.

African Youth Launch New Alliance Against Gender Violence

Randal Mason | Posted 01.24.2015 | Impact
Randal Mason

There were eight of them from Botswana, the DRC, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and Uganda. Changu had worked in a women's shelter. Brian used sports to teach alternatives to violence.

People in High Profile Careers and Unfulfilling Relationships: Why It's Your Fault for Marrying a "Jerk"

Thuy Sindell | Posted 01.21.2015 | Business
Thuy Sindell

Any woman or man who complains about their partner not stepping up to support them has no one to blame but themselves. If you never communicated what you wanted or needed from the start of the relationship, you have trained them that you will take on more than your share.

Choosing Authenticity

Stephanie Mott | Posted 01.24.2015 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

It is not a choice about being male or female. It is a choice about being true to myself or not. It is a choice between living in the sunlight or dying in the shadows. It is mine and mine alone. It is the absolute, uninhibited truth. I choose authenticity.

Focusing On Your Ability

Gabi Holzwarth | Posted 01.24.2015 | Women
Gabi Holzwarth

Having choices is supposed to be a good thing, but when you are a woman, one choice in life sucks. The choice that I am referring to is the one regarding embracing either your feminine side or your intellectual side based on the career you enter.

Koenig's Emotions Make Serial Great

Alice Wilder | Posted 01.21.2015 | Media
Alice Wilder

It's a mistake to argue that she's not a credible journalist because she does occasionally express emotion. It's an emotional case which involves real people.

It's Time for Hillary to Start 'Busting Some Balls'

Pamela Newton | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics
Pamela Newton

What makes Hillary more of a "ball buster" than, say, Bill Clinton? But Bill is repeatedly praised for getting things done during his tenure, while Hillary is maligned for being pushy.

Michael Phelps' Supposed Girlfriend Came Out As Intersex. She Was Not 'Born A Man.'

Avery Stone | Posted 01.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Avery Stone

The bottom line is this: If the media covers someone who comes out as intersex, it is its responsibility to educate itself about what that means. In Chandler's case, although some outlets did cover the term correctly, the majority failed. This is deplorable. Why? Because it just reinforces stereotypes.

Love (and the Market) Actually

Markus Giesler | Posted 01.19.2015 | Women
Markus Giesler

Love, Actually exemplifies a remarkable shift from a society that understood female empowerment as a systemic concern to one that interprets all feminism through the ideological lens of market-based morality.

What I Gained From Having A Sister And No Brothers

Joe DeProspero | Posted 01.18.2015 | Parents
Joe DeProspero

By having a sister, I developed an early respect for the opposite sex I may not have if I had been an only child or one of three brothers.

How Keira Knightley's Breasts Inspired Our Family Body Image Talk

Mike Reynolds | Posted 01.17.2015 | Parents
Mike Reynolds

I think her anti-Photoshopping statement, coming from someone more commonly referred to as "too skinny" than "too large," means as much for the future body image of my girls as it does from someone preaching the same message because they're seen as "too fat."

To the Ladies Who Still Dream of Being Superheroes

Millennium Campus Network | Posted 01.14.2015 | Impact
Millennium Campus Network

Just as the best part about the Justice League was that it combined the unique power of each individual superhero and made them better by acting together, the MCC2014 brought together different real-life heroes from around the globe and gave them a place to be better together.

Yes, Kim Kardashian Is Hot Nude -- But Where Are the Naked Men?

Nikki Gloudeman | Posted 01.14.2015 | Women
Nikki Gloudeman

In a fair and truly gender-equitable world, there would be an equal assortment of nude shots featuring both genders, and we wouldn't be conditioned to perceive of them as anything other than damn fine.

There's Strength in Softness: How Femininity Can Dictate the Rules in a Boy's Game

Maria X. Liu | Posted 01.13.2015 | Women
Maria X. Liu

We have to examine who's actually setting standards for what is an acceptable version of femininity. The patriarchy reaffirms this ideal of acceptable femininity to better conceptualize, understand, and control the fairer sex.

This Is Why Women Crave Cake, Men Want Steak

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 11.11.2014 | Taste

Could this be why men dominate the grill?

Why Do We Assume A Hot Cheerleader Can't Be A Sexual Abuser?

Nikki Gloudeman | Posted 01.07.2015 | Women
Nikki Gloudeman

The struggle for equality isn't just about equal rights, but also equal accountability, and an abuser is an abuser -- man or woman.