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My Son's Disability Doesn't Make Me A 'Special Kind Of Person'

Mary Evelyn Smith | Posted 07.30.2014 | Parents
Mary Evelyn Smith

Believe me, I am not diminishing my work as a mother. I am not pretending that my son is just like everyone else. But when we glorify his friends, or his mother, or his one-day prom date, we imply that he is less-than.

Gender Equality: On Showing Early, Not Telling Later

Maggie Hollander | Posted 07.28.2014 | Women
Maggie Hollander

It's fascinating to see all of this anger and frustration spill out into the media, both social and traditional. But in my humble (and very debatable) opinion, by the time we're old enough to talk about this issue with authority, it's too late.

What It's Like To Run While Female

Karen Cordano | Posted 07.29.2014 | Women
Karen Cordano

The guy was very fit, not struggling with the slow 11-minute pace the way I was. He stayed beside me or a few steps back. At the corner I sped up and made a right around him. For a little while I though he'd stopped following me. But he had not.

IUD Inside

Karen Cordano | Posted 07.25.2014 | Women
Karen Cordano

Would you like to know why I choose an IUD as birth control? Because my husband and I enjoy having sex and we cannot afford another baby. Because I have been on hormonal birth control to manage severe cramps. Because I had a D&C five days postpartum after delivering our first son.

Crosses for Equality

Carol Howard Merritt | Posted 07.25.2014 | Religion
Carol Howard Merritt

A group of Christians gathered at Renaissance Presbyterian Church (USA) in Chattanooga to construct "Crosses for Equality" to show their support of a non-discrimination and domestic partnership ordinance.

Evidence, Brown, and the Civil Rights Act

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 07.24.2014 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

In my own field, education, the "gap" between white students and African American and Hispanic children is always decried but never solved. It has remained about the same since 1980. Could we solve it?

Can Your Love Sustain Big Change?

Allison Hope | Posted 07.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Allison Hope

What happens if life throws you a curve ball so wide and fast and uncertain that it threatens to destroy everything you've built together? Can your relationship survive big change?

Should Teammates Get Equal Pay?

Adam Grant | Posted 07.18.2014 | Sports
Adam Grant

Why is pay equality good in some settings but bad in others?

The Opportunity of a Generation: Ending Extreme Inequality

Winnie Byanyima | Posted 07.17.2014 | Impact
Winnie Byanyima

We need to tackle extreme inequality because is morally indefensible and socially corrosive -- undermining our health, affecting our well-being, and undermining peaceful societies.

The (Other) War on Women

Duncan Hosie | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics
Duncan Hosie

John Milton, the great English poet, once pondered, "For what can war, but endless war, still breed?" The answer: flawed Supreme Court decisions, countless email fundraising solicitations, and a surge of new attack ads. The "war on women" is back.

22 Years Later: Thank You, Colorado!

Conor Gaughan | Posted 07.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Conor Gaughan

In the fall of 1993, my eighth grade English teacher assigned our first research paper. I wrote about a Colorado's Amendment 2, which prevented any town, county or the state from passing laws that would make discrimination against gays illegal.

Dear Gays: UNITE

Justin C. Young | Posted 07.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Justin C. Young

We just made it through another month of Gay Pride and how far have we truly come?

Is Feminism Dangerous to Men, and the Way Society Views Men and Boys?

Quora | Posted 07.11.2014 | Women
Quora

Feminism is a win/win. There is no loser in demanding equal rights for men and women.

Opening Doors: Mondale, Ferraro and the Legacy of July 12

Joel K. Goldstein | Posted 07.11.2014 | Politics
Joel K. Goldstein

The effort to open doors is not simply a matter of aesthetics, as some have suggested. It rather reflects a commitment to equality and to the idea that the American dream is not simply the province of white males, that as Ferraro said, "America is a land where dreams can come true for all of us."

Feminism, Modern Day Ruminations

Sana Syed | Posted 07.07.2014 | Women
Sana Syed

The interpretation of the concept of feminism is surrounded by controversy that is rivaled only by religion. The issue is confounded even more by the contradictory actions and diversity of its proponents.

Nurturing Inequality: A Strategy for Achieving Unequaled Accomplishment for Every Learner

Carlos R. Moreno | Posted 07.01.2014 | Education
Carlos R. Moreno

I believe that schools can make a contribution to reducing overall inequality of opportunity in our society and economy but in what might appear a contrary way: by actually creating inequality in schools.

The Art of Being a Woman in a Male-Dominated Field

Literally, Darling | Posted 07.01.2014 | Women
Literally, Darling

I manage employees, most of which are male and I am managed by males. I can faintly hear my feminist sisters in the background cheering for me, and I usually wear these facts like a badge of honor on my chest. I am proud of this, but if we are being honest, it is no walk in the park.

I'm a Homosexual and There Ain't Nothin' Wrong with That

Michael Rohrer | Posted 07.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Michael Rohrer

Gay people have to be courageous to accept ourselves, be honest about our feelings, and live our lives. I struggle with that courage every day, but when I read the bull**** that people say, I just want to stand tall with my chest puffed out and say, "I'm a homosexual and there ain't nothin' wrong with that!"

No Labels Please

Tami Shaikh | Posted 06.26.2014 | Women
Tami Shaikh

I think we need to understand that beneath the different skin colors, hair colors, languages, body sizes, shapes and our thoughts, we are all made the same way. Why, as humans, do we put a label on someone and assume that the person we are labeling is just that?

Why Pride Is Not a Choice, But Necessary to Our Survival

Allison Hope | Posted 06.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Allison Hope

As we pull ourselves back up and wipe off the loss, we are held up by those before us who took to the streets that fateful night at Stonewall and refused to remain victims. We are leap years closer to equal rights because of their brave sweat and tears and we carry on the fight in their honor.

I'm Just a Girl

Linda Roy | Posted 06.18.2014 | Women
Linda Roy

Why do some women undermine themselves and others? Why do they vote against the female candidate and insist that women shouldn't be part of the military? What are they afraid of? Are they threatened in some way?

4 Things We Can All Learn From One Of America's Oldest Religious Communities

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 07.22.2014 | Religion

Sunlight pours into the plain, open room through its many windows. Men and women of all ages gather in rows of simple wooden benches all aligned to f...

5 Reasons Churches Need to "Come Out" on LGBTQ Rights

Christian Piatt | Posted 06.18.2014 | Religion
Christian Piatt

If we continue to advocate for some people being treated as "less than" others in any way, how can we claim the Gospel as our mandate with any credibility?

The Female Double Bind Part II: The Weakling vs. the B*tch

Kali Rogers | Posted 06.17.2014 | Women
Kali Rogers

Make a commitment and strive to understand your friends, coworkers, daughters and moms -- because they are being judged just as harshly for their intrinsic personalities. Let's work to be embraced by our choices, instead defined by our of limitations.

Who Is Writing Your Story

Kent Reiersgaard | Posted 06.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Kent Reiersgaard

Here's the short story: We're a legally married, Washington State couple living the life of our dreams. But it wasn't an easy road.