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The Problem With Masculinity

Rhoda Jordan | Posted 07.17.2014 | Women
Rhoda Jordan

We've short-changed our boys and men by defining masculinity in such a way as to constrict the complex essence of their humanity. Criticizing masculinity doesn't mean pitting males against females. Masculinity is not exclusive to men. We all carry its qualities.

To Sir with Love or Ain't I a Woman Too

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 07.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

I am a woman with a deep voice; I am almost always called "sir" over the telephone. When I correct the person I usually say, "It's not sir, I am a woman with a deep voice." I get various reactions after that.

Please Pass the Priesthood

Wendy Adams Mendenhall | Posted 08.05.2014 | Impact
Wendy Adams Mendenhall

So here we sit in the 21st century. Women still asking if they can work, eat, be paid equally, have abortions, a job and an education. Here we are still wondering what we need to do to be equal in the world, in our families, cultures, and in ourselves.

Facial Features Just May Affect Women's Odds Of A Political Win

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 05.15.2014 | Science

As more female politicians vie for seats in Congress and the one in the Oval Office, it's increasingly clear that factors unrelated to their political...

Hanna Ranch Despite the Odds

Nancy Cohen-koan | Posted 07.08.2014 | Green
Nancy Cohen-koan

If one accepts symbolism, then the idea of Mother Nature, is surely the feminine aspect of reality. And as global chaos reminds us every day, the Moth...

How to Be a Man: Redefining Masculinity

Literally, Darling | Posted 07.02.2014 | Women
Literally, Darling

Whether gay or straight, a man who is seen as gentle and kind may be well-liked, but will rarely be held up as an ideal man.

What Your Girlfriend's Face Says About Where You Grew Up

| Sarah C. P. Williams | Posted 05.01.2014 | Science

Guys, do you prefer more feminine faces? If so, chances are you grew up in a relatively healthy place. New research suggests that men raised in countr...

Emma Stone Frame By Frame

Dr. Sonya Rhodes | Posted 06.25.2014 | Women
Dr. Sonya Rhodes

I suspect that Emma and Andrew have a deep respect for one another. They appear to be two equals who can challenge each other without hostility, and embrace the values of sensitivity and assertiveness.

Tough Girls Finish Last -- Find Out How to Finish First!

Heather Strang | Posted 06.21.2014 | Women
Heather Strang

I valued being independent but hated the thought that my options were to either let my relationship define me (from my grandmother's generation) or be so tough I only attracted a man who followed me around like a lost puppy (the wounded feminine from my mother's generation).

True Confessions: I Didn't Know How to Be a Woman

Heather Strang | Posted 05.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Heather Strang

I was born a woman. But, I had no clue about what it meant to truly be a woman. Instead, I learned from the well-meaning women in my life that being a...

South Africans Reinvent Themselves for the 21st Century

Elza S. Maalouf | Posted 04.12.2014 | Politics
Elza S. Maalouf

An interview with a candidate on reigniting Mandela's vision Twenty years after the end of apartheid, South Africa seems to be at a new crossroad. T...

How to Get the Saggy Boob Look

Mr. Kate | Posted 03.11.2014 | Style
Mr. Kate

There are some deep cultural implications that we can glean from this here saggy boob or perceived saggy boob syndrome. The truth is, my boobs aren't really THAT saggy, but I think what's deceptive about their downward persuasion is that they're REAL!

The Living Work: Reconnecting With the Feminine Energy

Kingsley Dennis, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Kingsley Dennis, Ph.D.

Whereas the previous masculine-orientated energy wished to stand visible and powerful, like the tower on the hill, the feminine energy is more subtle.

Gay Love vs. Magnets: Why We Are Missing the Point

Gilles Herrada, Ph.D. | Posted 11.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Gilles Herrada, Ph.D.

Amalaha's worldview is based on the grand principle of the complementarity of polar opposites. Gender polarities have constituted the pillars of nearly all worldviews in the Old World since late antiquity. Eventually the European colonizations made the gender polarity a standard.

Lights Go On -- Part X -- You Sir...

Thomas Bähler | Posted 11.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Thomas Bähler

Recently I came across this quote by Shirley Maclaine: "The most profound relationship we will ever have is the one with ourselves." In this writer'...

Rebirth of the Divine Feminine

Lindy McMullin | Posted 11.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Lindy McMullin

The Divine Feminine is Mother Nature crying out, not in despair, but with conviction, challenging us all to take inventory. The Divine Feminine is not...

Lights Go On -- Part IX -- Your Essence...

Thomas Bähler | Posted 11.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Thomas Bähler

your essence is indescribable -- but I'll try... You are the lips that bring and complete the passion of my life... You are the eyes to my soul Yo...

Relinquishing Power

Mirabai Starr | Posted 11.04.2013 | Religion
Mirabai Starr

A growing group of women leaders is emerging in every one of the world's faiths -- from the most institutionalized to the radically reformed -- bringing the fierce tenderness of the feminine to the table and offering much needed sustenance to the withering collective spirit.

The Heart Honors the Sacred Feminine

Susanna Bair | Posted 08.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Susanna Bair

Recently there has been a surge of reported incidents of gang rape of girls and young women across the globe. I question what the staggering levels of...

Monique Svazlian, CPCC: Why We Need 'Feminine' Qualities in Our Leaders

Monique Svazlian, CPCC | Posted 08.03.2013 | Women
Monique Svazlian, CPCC

I realized that in order to stay competitive and be taken seriously in a business setting, women had been hiding their natural feminine gifts and abilities and adapting to a more male-centric model and approach to success.

Why Sheryl Sandberg Can't Help Me

Dr. Cindy Haines | Posted 05.14.2013 | Women
Dr. Cindy Haines

Seeing high-profile businesswomen under fire for something that wouldn't even rise to radar for men is very stressful to me. Like Gwen Stefani sings in "Just a Girl": "I'm just a girl, my apologies. What I've become is so burdensome."

In Defense of 'Angry Women'

Carey Purcell | Posted 04.08.2013 | Women
Carey Purcell

The philosopher Aristotle once said, "We praise a man who feels angry on the right grounds and against the right persons and also in the right matter at the right moment and for the right length of time." But what about a woman who feels angry?

Women Should Choose Miracles Over Fear in 2013

Sheila Kelley | Posted 03.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Sheila Kelley

Gabrielle Bernstein is a bright and shining light, a feminine voice of great impact. When Gabby mentioned her new book, May Cause Miracles, I asked if we could sit down together and chat about our parallel missions to elevate the feminine in 2013.

Marianne Williamson on the Next Arena for Transformation

Tara Sophia Mohr | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Tara Sophia Mohr

A few weeks ago, I sat down with one of my greatest teachers, best-selling author and spiritual teacher Marianne Williamson, to talk about women, politics and her upcoming, unprecedented event Sister Giant.

A Conversation With Marianne Williamson

Tara Sophia Mohr | Posted 12.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Tara Sophia Mohr

"Sometimes love sets limits. Sometimes love sets a boundary. That is true not only of the feminine within us but of any healthy psychological and even spiritual response."