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The Absolutely True Part Of Gloria Steinem’s Comments That Everyone Ignored

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 02.12.2016 | Fifty

Feminist icon Gloria Steinem has been savaged -- perhaps, rightly so -- for glibly dismissing young women who support Bernie Sanders, claiming they&r...

How Little-Known WWII Female Pilots Laid the Groundwork for US Military Reform

Elizabeth Kissam | Posted 01.25.2016 | Women
Elizabeth Kissam

U.S. military combat roles are open to women, announced Defense Secretary Ashton Carter just last month. Getting here hasn't been easy. Over 70 years ago, women flew military planes for the first time.

Equality Is Not Special Privilege -- Here's The Difference

Ali Owens | Posted 11.24.2015 | Impact
Ali Owens

Simply put, oppressed groups that fight for social change aren't looking for a role-reversal; they're just looking for equal treatment. It's as easy as that.

What Americans Need to Know About Iceland

Eleanor LeCain | Posted 11.09.2015 | Women
Eleanor LeCain

I just returned from an international conference in Iceland celebrating 100 years of women having the right to vote. What progress has been made in the century? What difference did women voting make? What remains to be done to achieve gender equality?

One Way to Re-engineer "All-Male" Panels

Annabel Hertz | Posted 10.22.2015 | Women
Annabel Hertz

In fact, even when a panel organizer chooses women panelists based on the most relevant qualifications, contributions or message, it is not uncommon for others in the panel-hosting institution to override those decisions using official titles, and organizational protocols around hierarchy, as a rationale.

When Was The Last Time A Male CEO Was Asked How He Would Handle A New Baby?

Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner | Posted 09.04.2015 | Women
Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner

Here's the question that must be asked: Why are we questioning Marissa Mayer's personal decision about how to balance her work and family lives when too few people have this option at all? The last time a male CEO was asked questions about how he would balance having a new baby and with work was never.

Women's Equality Day -- #ERAnow

Amy Sewell | Posted 08.26.2015 | Politics
Amy Sewell

Even Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has publicly stated that the 14th Amendment was never intended to protect women, only to protect race. Federal and state law cannot protect citizens who are not protected under the Constitution, and courts still show confusion on the issue of women's rights.

Here's A Reminder That Some Lawmakers Are Still Fighting For Women's Equality

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 08.26.2015 | Politics

On this Women's Equality Day, we celebrate 95 years of women having the right to vote. President Barack Obama released a proclamation Wednes...

Tribute on Women's Equality Day: Women, Power, Peace

Susan Shaer | Posted 08.26.2015 | Women
Susan Shaer

As the nation is buzzing with what will happen in Congress about the Iran deal, WAND would especially like to thank Wendy Sherman for her outstanding efforts on behalf of the peace and security of the United States and the world.

Women Deserve To Be On The $20 Bill

Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. | Posted 08.26.2015 | Politics
Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr.

On Women's Equality Day, we write to echo the hundreds of thousands of grassroots activists who support the Women On 20s campaign. As we continue making progress for the cause of women's rights, we hope to preserve Alexander Hamilton's place on our currency while elevating a woman to a place she deserves.

Standing United With the U.S. on Gender Equality

Patrick Davies | Posted 08.26.2015 | Women
Patrick Davies

Today, we celebrate Women's Equality Day, marking the 95th anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment, which granted American women the hard-won right to vote.

Spectacular Sports Slam for Women

Carlynne McDonnell | Posted 08.11.2015 | Women
Carlynne McDonnell

I am sure that there will be the usual negative chatter about how women don't belong in professional sports, but that argument is so outdated. The 2015 US women's soccer team euthanized that idea.

5 Steps to Understanding Racial Bias

John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D. | Posted 05.27.2015 | Impact
John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D.

Whether in business or personal life, racial bias separates people from their possibilities, organizations from the causes of equality and justice, and society from the benefits of true inclusion. It is incumbent upon each of us to eliminate racial bias where we find it.

10 Ways Women's Lives Have Changed For The Better Since 2005

The Huffington Post | Amanda Duberman | Posted 05.14.2015 | Women

When it comes to women's equality, we tend to focus on historical victories and present-day battles. We search for answers in the past to solve riddle...

Sharing the Stories of LGBTQ Youth: Caitlyn, 18, From Las Vegas

Diana Scholl | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Diana Scholl


A Golden Opportunity to Tackle Gender Inequality

Tewodros Melesse | Posted 06.17.2015 | Women
Tewodros Melesse

We think we need to move the debate even further so we can try to tackle these challenges and at this moment, we have a golden opportunity to do that.

Why Hillary Clinton's Candidacy Is Important for Young Girls

Benjamin Knoll | Posted 06.13.2015 | Politics
Benjamin Knoll

When my six-year-old daughter saw Hillary Clinton's recent announcement for the presidency, her first response was to say, very innocently and matter-of-factly, "Oh! I didn't know that women were allowed to be president." I thought to myself, "Where did she get the idea that women are not allowed to be president?"

How Madonna Succumbed to 'Victory Blindness'

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Madonna and many others are intoxicated by the heady whirl of victory -- which the media magnifies in an extraordinary way -- and appear to believe, living within this seductive moment of advances for LGBT rights, that we've "arrived" and the rest of it is inevitable.

Why We Have to #Get2Equal

Sri Mulyani Indrawati | Posted 05.05.2015 | World
Sri Mulyani Indrawati

Countries that have invested in girls' education and removed legal barriers that prevent women from achieving their potential are now seeing the benefits. But for countries to leave poverty behind, both men and women need to get to equal and push the frontiers of equal opportunities even further. To get there, we need to tackle three issues.

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The Reaction To #LikeAGirl Is Exactly Why It's So Important | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 02.04.2015 | Women

Out of all the controversial ads that aired during the Super Bowl, the one that may have spurred the most vocal backlash was the one that promoted ge...

Finally: A Solution to Your Outrage About the State of Women's Rights

Morra Aarons-Mele | Posted 12.06.2014 | Politics
Morra Aarons-Mele

If you live in New York State, you can actually help change things and codify equal rights for women by voting for the Women's Equality Party on Election Day.

Physical Challenge: Name it for a Woman

Lynn Yeakel | Posted 11.11.2014 | Impact
Lynn Yeakel

It's a rare occurrence that a woman's accomplishments have been so legendary or laudatory that she is remembered with a physical tribute.

Hurrah for Women's Suffrage

Lynn Yeakel | Posted 10.26.2014 | Impact
Lynn Yeakel

"Hurrah, and vote for suffrage!" That was the message that Phoebe Ensminger Burn sent 94 years ago to her son, the youngest member of the Tennessee legislature. That day, Harry Burn, 24, cast the deciding vote in favor of women's suffrage.

8 Things Women Couldn't Do On The First Women's Equality Day -- And 6 They Still Can't

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 08.27.2014 | Women

In 1971, Congress declared August 26th -- the day in 1920 on which the 19th amendment, which gave American women the right to vote, was certified as l...

Feminism Has Just Started (and It’s Not Stopping Now)

Rebecca Solnit | Posted 07.20.2014 | Politics
Rebecca Solnit

Feminism is an endeavor to change something very old, widespread, and deeply rooted in many, perhaps most, cultures around the world, innumerable institutions, and most households on Earth -- and in our minds, where it all begins and ends.