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The Rise of Female Business Journalists in China

Pro Journo | Posted 10.19.2014 | Media
Pro Journo

Hu's impressive career boosted an increase in Chinese women working in business journalism. After years when business journalism was dominated by men, with the field even called "the forbidden city," the number of female business reporters is rising.

What Exactly Is Gender Dysphoria?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.18.2014 | Gay Voices

What exactly is gender dysphoria? In this second episode for AOL's docuseries "True Trans" with Against Me!'s Laura Jane Grace, the singer explores...

Dude, Where's My Mat? Meet the Guys Shattering Yoga's 'Housewife' Stereotype

Sophia Herbst | Posted 10.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Sophia Herbst

It is fairly obvious that yoga in the Western world is a discipline dominated by women's participation. So it may be surprising to learn that yoga was...

Swedish Town of Umeå Enjoys Gender Balance in Its Print, TV and Radio Outlets

Pro Journo | Posted 10.16.2014 | Media
Pro Journo

It took years of monitoring and determination, but three media outlets in Sweden pursue gender balance in their reporting, for the benefit of their audience and their own economic success.

We Need to Talk About Non-Gender-Conforming Media Workers, Too

Pro Journo | Posted 10.14.2014 | Media
Pro Journo

Women's magazine Marie Claire announced last July the addition of a new name to its masthead: Author Janet Mock was named contributing editor. We talked with trans and intersex journalists about their perspectives on having a presence, voice and career in the media.

The Local Women Who Hold Up the Sky in Syria

Pro Journo | Posted 10.13.2014 | Impact
Pro Journo

Gender issues go largely unreported in times of war. As soon as the civil unrest in Syria went violent, women disappeared as subjects in media stories. The Syrian Female Journalist Network wants to change this.

Enough Is Enough: Why #HeForShe Is Long Overdue -- and What Men Should Do About It

Daniel Gastfriend | Posted 10.09.2014 | Women
Daniel Gastfriend

Emma Watson is right that men need to join the fight for gender equality. But if HeForShe is to make waves, it needs to move beyond a Twitter trend to a concerted shift in social norms. So let's talk about what HeForShe should look like in practice.

The Gender Gap in Dreaming

Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D. | Posted 10.08.2014 | Women
Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D.

It may seem like bad news for anyone who hopes to change the destructive dynamics of gender inequality in modern society. The results here might appear to endorse the psychological and social status quo. Boys will be boys and girls will be girls, even in their dreams.

Football and Fashion! Black-Tie Touchdowns?

Stephanie D. Lewis | Posted 10.07.2014 | Comedy
Stephanie D. Lewis

"You'd be amazed how much the two subjects have in common," I gushed enthusiastically to my guy last night, as his eyes riveted to the screen during Monday Night Football.

Science Denial And Religious LGBT Phobia

David MacMillan | Posted 10.06.2014 | Gay Voices
David MacMillan

Both climate crisis denial and the anti-vaccination movement follow the same trend of dismissing science. But the phenomenon of religious and political science denial extends far beyond the obvious examples. It can get much worse, and much uglier.

Women in Tech You Need to Know

Craig Newmark | Posted 09.30.2014 | Women
Craig Newmark

Recently, I asked my folks to contribute names of impressive women in the STEM field who really have their boots on the ground. We got some really good responses, and have compiled an abbreviated list in no particular order.

Beyond Lean In: How to Achieve the Very Real Business Advantages of Diversity

Sallie Krawcheck | Posted 09.26.2014 | Business
Sallie Krawcheck

It's 2014, and yet we still struggle across the board with issues of gender and how we treat women, and particularly women of color, in the workplace. It speaks volumes to the issue of how we as a society value women's contributions, both in and outside of work.

Ruling Galaxies But Not Countries: New Research on Women in Film

David Kleeman | Posted 09.25.2014 | Entertainment
David Kleeman

Worldwide, across about 5,800 speaking or named characters, roughly 69 percent were male and 31 percent female. Fewer than a quarter of the films had a female lead

A Call To Man Up: The Next Conversation on Gender Equality

Mark W. Guay | Posted 09.25.2014 | Impact
Mark W. Guay

Nested in the hills of the Hudson Valley, a group of men took the stage to talk about what it means to be a man. The conversation continued throughout the weekend and was the first time men were invited to the annual conference Women and Power.

LEGO's Girl Problem Starts With Management

Avivah Wittenberg-Cox | Posted 09.25.2014 | Business
Avivah Wittenberg-Cox

This summer, LEGO launched a minor revolution. It introduced professional women -- scientists, no less -- into its latest toy line aimed at girls. The new figurines -- called "minifigs" by Lego die-hards -- feature a female palaeontologist, an astronomer, and a chemist. They sold out on the first day.

I Am Vulnerable Because I'm Disabled, Not Because I'm a Woman

Erin M. Kelly | Posted 09.29.2014 | Impact
Erin M. Kelly

Violence is violence, no matter how much we categorize, justify or classify it. When one's level of vulnerability plays a role in violence, however, it doesn't matter who you are, or whether you can stand or sit.

Man's World

John Odum | Posted 09.24.2014 | Books
John Odum

While it's a great thing to step back and consider the significant progress made in the last few decades towards social and economic equality for women, the fact is you never have to wait very long before encountering a stark reminder of just how much work is left to do - even up here in oh-so-liberal Vermont.

Miss America's Are Complex Human Beings: Like Most of Us!

Elwood D. Watson | Posted 09.24.2014 | Impact
Elwood D. Watson

Despite wearing a tiara and traveling across the nation for a year promoting their causes, they have emotions like the rest of us. Some are liberal, others are conservative, middle of the road, deeply political, apolitical etc... She should not be expected to harbor a particular ideology or to solely represent just one segment of the population.

Is "Coming Out" All It's Cracked Up to Be?

Michael Solis | Posted 09.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Michael Solis

I nearly shook my computer to death upon reading Noah Michelson's article on Jonathan Bennet, which advocates for the obligatory "coming out" among in...

The Hummingbird and the Climate Summit

Mia MacDonald | Posted 09.23.2014 | Green
Mia MacDonald

Climate change will not be mitigated, let alone stopped or reversed, unless all the countries of the world become serious about systemic, total, and orchestrated reorientations of their economies and societies' ways of living on the Earth.

My Journey to Feminism: How Questioning Religion Started it All

Erin McKelle | Posted 09.23.2014 | Religion
Erin McKelle

My journey with religion is really important to my journey to feminism, because if I had never had the courage to rebel and go against what I had been told, I probably would have never found feminism.

Spectacular Black-And-White Portraits Shed Light On Bangladesh's Third Gender

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.22.2014 | Arts

“I feel like a mermaid. My body tells me that I am a man but my soul tells me that I am a woman. I am like a flower, a flower that is made of paper....

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

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.22.2014 | 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.