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

Avery Stone | Posted 11.20.2014 | 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 11.19.2014 | 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 11.20.2014 | 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 11.17.2014 | 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 11.14.2014 | 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 11.14.2014 | 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 11.13.2014 | 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 11.07.2014 | 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.

Everything Wrong With Princesses In One Easy Image!

David Trumble | Posted 11.07.2014 | Women
David Trumble

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The Big Loser in the 2014 Election Was Discrimination

John A. Tures | Posted 11.07.2014 | Politics
John A. Tures

Throughout the night, pundits spent their time talking about Republican wins and Democratic defeats, though the latter was still able to salvage some wins. But the biggest thing many in the media seemed to miss was the biggest loser: discrimination.

She Looks Black, but Her Politics Are Red: What Mia Love's Victory Means for the Face of the GOP

Darron T. Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 11.11.2014 | Black Voices
Darron T. Smith, Ph.D.

Mia Love and others like her are seemingly out of touch with the political realities of African Americans and what remains at stake for them. Viewing herself and others through the prism of individualism, she strays from the political stances that would benefit the black community as a whole.

From Cooking to Conservation: Women Take Action to Protect the Planet

Meg Lowman | Posted 11.06.2014 | Science
Meg Lowman

In my work as a conservation biologist, I often find myself as the only woman at the table. Despite the many advances of women in the boardroom and on the corporate payroll, the world of conservation brokers remains male-dominated. Why not engage the other 51 percent of the population?

Unequal Pay Every Day

Laura Riley, Ph.D. | Posted 11.05.2014 | Women
Laura Riley, Ph.D.

The Equal Pay Act doesn't seem to be working very well. In the United States today, mothers are the primary or sole breadwinners in more than 40 percent of families. They work for the same reasons men do and merit the same pay.

Two Guys and a Girl on Why Most Men Hate Shopping With Women

Quora | Posted 11.05.2014 | Style
Quora

The Fear. The sheer terror. The knowledge that we're going to have to formulate an opinion on clothes that we're totally indifferent to.

Where Have All The 'Marriageable' Men Gone?

Tristan Bridges | Posted 11.04.2014 | Women
Tristan Bridges

Both Apple and Facebook recently announced that they will cover egg freezing for their employees. The policies at both companies provoked a series of smart analyses of why they are simultaneously something to celebrate and challenge.

Tutu Much, Tutu Soon

Leslie Kendall Dye | Posted 11.03.2014 | Women
Leslie Kendall Dye

Maybe I just wanted to win the argument. Maybe I am as weary of people finding me a killjoy or a cliche of retro hippie culture when I talk about tutus as I am of the tutus themselves. Either way, I thought of another reason I dislike tutus on toddlers.

Feminism Is Not a Plot Against Men

Toni Nagy | Posted 11.03.2014 | Women
Toni Nagy

The conversation shouldn't just be about what we are against, but what we are for. A feminist future is not an apocalyptic crisis where the family unit is destroyed as women pillage the earth for the remaining cotton for their ever-flowing menstruation.

Mostly White, Mostly Male Amazon Publishes Diversity Report

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 11.05.2014 | Technology

E-commerce giant Amazon has revealed that the company is a lot like its tech industry peers: mostly male and predominantly white.

Costumes So Cute, It's Scary

John Marcotte | Posted 10.31.2014 | Parents
John Marcotte

I've dressed up in costumes that ranged from silly, to creative, to scary. Hell, if I could pull off sexy, I might go for that, too -- but I really appreciate the fact that when I go to the store, I have other choices. I hope that someday my girls will be able to say the same.

That Cat Call Video (#Analysis & #Video #Response)

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 10.31.2014 | New York
Jon Hotchkiss

By now everyone has seen that cat calling video, right? The one with the young woman in New York City who gets cat called about 100 times over the course of 10 hours while walking alone through various parts of New York City.

My Son Likes Nail Polish

Caren Chesler | Posted 10.28.2014 | Parents
Caren Chesler

I pointed to a bottle with red and green sparkles that reminded me of Christmas and another one with silver sparkles that seemed a good choice for New Year's Eve. "No. This one," he said, sidestepping my choices and picking the sparkly pink. I threw it in my cart.

How I Set Off To Define Feminism Using A Sharpie And Tumblr Page

Celia Buckman | Posted 10.24.2014 | Teen
Celia Buckman

To be a feminist doesn't mean that you have a quota of protests to attend or spend a minimum amount of time ranting about the patriarchy. It means you believe in equality.

Black Women Less Biased Against 'Masculine' STEM Fields

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 10.24.2014 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

The research team tested participants at an unconscious level through an implicit association test. They were able to look at the way the participants internally felt about STEM gender biases.

Hot Topics in Work and Family Research

Judi Casey | Posted 10.23.2014 | Education
Judi Casey

As we celebrate National Work and Family Month, here's my view of the topic areas that are getting the most attention from the global community of work and family scholars.