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Artist Merges Genders With Her Late Lover As Ultimate Artistic Collaboration (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.19.2014 | Arts

Warning: This post contains nudity and graphic imagery, and may not be appropriate for work. If you are not familiar with the epic tale of the arti...

Who Narrates Business? The Gender Disparity of Social CEOs

Andrea Learned | Posted 09.19.2014 | Business
Andrea Learned

Women may be leaning in, or at least talking a lot about what that means as business leaders, but they are not doing the greatest job getting their voices heard. Instead, men are still perceived to be narrating business.

From Peru to the World: Ensuring a New Climate Change Framework that is Gender-Responsive

Lorena Aguilar | Posted 09.19.2014 | DC
Lorena Aguilar

Peru, the world will be watching you, you have in your hands the opportunity to propel action that will have an impact in the lives of millions of women around the world.

Hand-In-Hand: Marriage Equality and Gender Equality

Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W. | Posted 09.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W.

We do have a long way to go, even if SCOTUS takes up the issue this fall. But our society is clearly moving in the direction of marriage equality for all. More than ever before, couples of all stripes are demanding equality, freedom and recognition in their marriages, and are refusing to abide by laws that lag behind.

Kannagi-Pattini - a Symbol of Resilience to the Women Left Behind

Prashanthi Jayasekara | Posted 09.17.2014 | World
Prashanthi Jayasekara

Every 90 minutes, a woman is raped in Sri Lanka, and is the fifth-worst country in the world for domestic abuse. Yet we boast of our achievements in the millennium development goals and human development indicators. This begs the question, what kind of 'development' are we talking about?

Barrel Chests, Brawn, and Buffoonery: Controlling Images of Masculinity in Pixar Movies

Tristan Bridges | Posted 09.17.2014 | Entertainment
Tristan Bridges

The films in Pixar's collection show a patterned reliance on controlling images associated with the embodiment of masculinity that shores up the very systems of gender inequality the films are often lauded as challenging.

Pink Is My Son's Favorite Color, And He Doesn't Care What You Think

Emily Gallo | Posted 09.16.2014 | Parents
Emily Gallo

Pink is my boy's favorite color. While I draw the line at hot pink walls in his bedroom, I can identify him on the ice by the pink laces in his hockey skates. Ask Noah, and he'll do his best to convince you that pink is for boys.

7 Things I Wish I Knew Before Coming Out as Gay

John Paul Brammer | Posted 09.16.2014 | Gay Voices
John Paul Brammer

Coming out was the best thing I've ever done for myself. That being said, coming out came with its fair share of struggles that I felt I had to navigate alone. To all the gay men who have just come out or are in the process of coming out, I hope this list helps make your experience a little easier.

Police Mistakes in Ferguson Involve Gender as Well as Race: The Forgotten Lessons of Los Angeles' Christopher Commission

Mary Anne Case | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics
Mary Anne Case

We would do well to remember the lessons that the 1991 Christopher Commission drew from its investigation into the police practices that led to Rodney King's beating at the hands of the LAPD and the riots that followed.

People Think Women Lie Because That's What We Teach Our Children

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 09.12.2014 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

This "wink, wink -- we all know women lie" masked as journalistic concern isn't just about Davis, but all of us. Words like "highly suspect" "evidence" and "verification," used in circumstances like this, leverage a diffuse and atavistic suspicion of women.

The 7 Queerest Questions I've Been Asked as a Gay Dad

Brent Almond | Posted 09.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Brent Almond

While the motivations may be different, the questions all make the same assumption -- that every child needs a father and a mother in order to be healthy and happy.

Amanda Slavin: Not Just a Statistic

Amanda Slavin | Posted 09.10.2014 | Business
Amanda Slavin

While I may be helping with the statistics, I am still in a situation where the rest of the world hasn't caught up just yet. Through these experiences, I have learned a few key lessons in terms of being a woman in a work setting, usually with a lot of men.

Marina's 'Post-Racial' Brazil

Julia E. Sweig | Posted 09.10.2014 | World
Julia E. Sweig

Stating the obvious can have its merits, so I'll risk the inevitable criticism for stating the obvious: Two women, one white, one black, are the top contenders for the presidency of one of the world's largest democracies.

Back-to-School Not Welcoming to All LGBTQ-Students in Massachusetts

Irene Monroe | Posted 09.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

It's back-to-school season for most and stepping back into the scene isn't easy for a lot of students -- especially LGBTQ students.

An Ode to the Innovating Women of Technology

Farai Chideya | Posted 09.09.2014 | Technology
Farai Chideya

The same facile arguments about why the world doesn't need women get made over and over again. Some of it is ignorance, some of it is hostility, and some of it, I daresay, is the limited roster of people who have come to epitomize success.

When Gender Norms Didn't Work For My Kid

Erika Kleinman | Posted 09.08.2014 | Parents
Erika Kleinman

Instead of trotting out the same old stereotypes about what girls and boys are like, we could talk about what our children do; how they move through the world. We could talk about all the ways they are human, and how great it is just to be a part of it.

School Dress Codes: The Funny-Not-Funny Video You Have to See

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 09.05.2014 | Parents
Soraya Chemaly

Dress codes have less to do with sexy than with social order. They are like sumptuary laws, frequently, unconsciously or not, designed to protect a sexist, frequently racist and homophobic status quo and kids know it.

Re-thinking Family Values

Sarah Key | Posted 09.05.2014 | Politics
Sarah Key

Families like mine are the new reality in America. While pundits and politicians have used "family values" as an artificial dividing line in our nation, the kind of family they imagine is obsolete.

Pink Is for Girls and Purple Is for Boys

Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead | Posted 09.05.2014 | Parents
Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead

It's 2014. This all seems so archaic. Can't we all agree to let our kids like what they like without imposing on them an old-fashioned, arbitrary view about colors? They're just colors!

Boners + Belly Laughter: Laughterbating With Aella's Avant-garde, NSFW Performance Art (Part II)

Jesse Damiani | Posted 09.03.2014 | Weird News
Jesse Damiani

Weird stuff happens here all the time. Sometimes we have dance parties. I have these lights that flash and stuff, and they play a lot of rap music.

Shit My (Non-Biological) Kids Say About Race And Gender

Sarah Gladstone | Posted 09.03.2014 | San Francisco
Sarah Gladstone

I am what I like to call a "Professional Child." I work with kids, and I take the business of play pretty seriously. I'm in the business of fun, but that doesn't mean all I do is giggle and supervise. When working with such raw flows of imagination, shit can get real.

The LEGO Gender Divide

Supriya Kelkar | Posted 09.02.2014 | Parents
Supriya Kelkar

Treat boys and girls as equals, because they are. Help more kids create LEGO worlds where a man can be dressed in pink and purple and a woman can be a construction worker. You know, like in real-life.

Carly Fiorina on Leadership and Unlocking Human Potential

Katie Day | Posted 08.29.2014 | Women
Katie Day

See possibilities, not limitations. See possibilities in yourself. See possibilities in others. See possibilities in the circumstances around you. And you'll have an impact and make a difference, and when you do, people will take notice.

Facebook Adds New Gender-Neutral Options

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 08.29.2014 | Gay Voices

Facebook is making some changes towards a more inclusive community for users with the addition of gender-neutral options for family member identificat...

In Defense of the Pink Hat

Angelina Massoia | Posted 08.27.2014 | Sports
Angelina Massoia

Survey the excited crowd of a Red Sox home game and you'll see a lot of red, a lot of navy blue, a lot of white. You'll also inevitably run into a dash of pink. Consider what you are now thinking about the individual wearing that pink hat.