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The Surprising Way Gender Norms May Endanger Our Health

Livescience | Agata Blaszczak-Boxe | Posted 04.17.2014 | Women

By Agata Blaszczak-Boxe, Staff Writer 04/16/2014 03:20 AM EDT LiveScience Teenage girls who see themselves as the most feminine and teenage boys wh...

On Earth Day, Look to Women for Innovation and Impact

Lorena Aguilar | Posted 04.17.2014 | Green
Lorena Aguilar

Here in the Gender Office of the International Union for Conservation of Nature, we are excited by gender-based proposals to address climate change. Why gender-based? Because women have too often been left out of high-level decision-making on environmental threats and opportunities.

Agriculture Is a Man's World? Not on My Farm

Val Wagner | Posted 04.16.2014 | Women
Val Wagner

I was told recently, point blank, that "agriculture is a man's world." And I will freely admit that my first reaction was not a very pleasant one. Yes, it made me angry. Very angry.

9 Facts That Prove Traditional Definitions Of Gender Roles Are Bullsh*t

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 04.16.2014 | Women

Remember the good old days when men wore high heels?

The New Gender Gap: It's Not What You Might Expect

Jack E. Kosakowski | Posted 04.14.2014 | Impact
Jack E. Kosakowski

For decades, women were underrepresented in American universities and the U.S. is still working to find more balance in its workforce. But could the status quo be flipped on its head in our lifetime?

Fathers, Daughters and the Second Shift

Wray Herbert | Posted 04.12.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

Wives still report doing about twice as much housework and childcare as their husbands. One difference is that today's couples, even if they unconsciously embrace traditional gender stereotypes and live less-than-egalitarian lives, may publicly proclaim more egalitarian values.

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Lisbeth Darsh | Posted 04.11.2014 | Politics
Lisbeth Darsh

What do we call those people who don't think women should take a back seat, a second place or a lower rung on the ladder because we have vaginas and breasts? What word should replace "feminist"?

Ban Bossy...But Don't Stop There

Elke Govertsen | Posted 04.09.2014 | Parents
Elke Govertsen

While you have the national stage, let's talk about name calling and shaming in general. I am not just talking about kids; I am talking about adults who are talking TO kids. And how we speak to each other.

How 'Free to Be' Heralded the Most Successful Revolution of Our -- or Any -- Era

Michael Kimmel | Posted 04.08.2014 | Women
Michael Kimmel

In fact, "Free to Be" heralded, announced and championed the most dramatic and most rapid transformation of gender relations in our nation's history. Today, we are, in the U.S., incontestably more gender equal than we have ever been. Don't believe me? Look around your workplace.

A Discussion About Children, Toys And Gender-Based Marketing

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 04.08.2014 | Gay Voices

The It Gets Better Project will host a Google Hangout this Wednesday, April 9, to examine the way that the gender-based marketing of toys affects lesb...

Feminist Stories From Women's Liberation: 1963-1970

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 04.08.2014 | Women
Marcia G. Yerman

Shining a light on the grassroots women who had less media visibility, Jennifer Lee traces the fight for rights that now appear to once again be in danger. She also exposes the fissures within the movement, which continue to play out today.

What Is the Wage Gap Costing You Every Day?

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 04.08.2014 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

Women choose to win lower wages just as much as they choose their gender, ethnicity or race. Making the assertion that the wage gap is somehow women's fault is not only sexist, it's racist too.

Missing in Discussions of Climate Change: Women

Lorena Aguilar | Posted 04.04.2014 | Green
Lorena Aguilar

Where are the women? To be fair, they are mentioned as victims of these dire changes. But why are they not included as major actors and agents of change in one of the largest threats humanity has faced in modern times?

'Sometimes You Need Your Knight In Shining Armor'

Posted 04.04.2014 | Celebrity

First appearing on screen at the age of three, Kirsten Dunst is somewhat of a Hollywood fixture. With her next film, "The Two Faces of January," due i...

Teaching Our Boys to Face the Competitive Landscape of Today's World

Gabriella Rowe | Posted 04.03.2014 | Education
Gabriella Rowe

We need students who are okay knowing that there may not be a right answer and there may not be a winner. And this is the opposite of what we traditionally taught our boys as young children.

Women in STEM: It's Time to Redesign the Pipeline

Dr Layla McCay | Posted 04.03.2014 | Technology
Dr Layla McCay

Once women have entered STEM, at every subsequent stage of their career, they run a gauntlet of subtle practical, psychological and social holes in the way of their promotions, appointment to boards, and other indicators of seniority.

Community: A Focal Point to Inspire Passion for STEM Education in Girls

Njideka U. Harry | Posted 03.28.2014 | Impact
Njideka U. Harry

Increased STEM education for girls will help produce the capable, flexible workforce needed to compete in today's marketplace. It will strengthen democracy by preparing all citizens to make informed choices in an increasingly technological world.

Enough With the Bathrooms: Stigma, Stereotypes and Barriers to Trans Equality

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 03.28.2014 | Gay Voices
Marianne Mollmann

The truth of the matter is that everyone has a right to non-discrimination, and that trans people pretty much everywhere face unique barriers to exercising this right because of stigma, stereotypes and legal obstacles to changing gender markers.

The Transformative Power of Visibility

Simone N. Sneed | Posted 03.27.2014 | Women
Simone N. Sneed

As women's history month draws to a conclusion, I have been reflecting on what it means to expand the work of feminism to better include diverse perspectives and narratives.

All Dolled Up: Barbie and the Girl Scouts

Anndee Hochman | Posted 03.25.2014 | Women
Anndee Hochman

I doubt the Girl Scouts, despite their noble history of supporting LGBT inclusion and girls' empowerment, is going to back out of this deal. And Mattel's unlikely to yank the sponsorship, especially since publicity -- pro or con -- can only be good for the Barbie brand.

Where Are the Girls in Family Films and Media? A Conversation With Madeline Di Nonno

Jordan Lloyd Bookey | Posted 03.24.2014 | Parents
Jordan Lloyd Bookey

There are some lovely shows that simply don't do a great job of representing women or girls. Instead of flipping the channel or finding a new movie, consider talking about what your child is watching first.

Video Art Piece Asks 'How Does Freedom Dress?'

Posted 03.24.2014 | Religion

A veil is just a piece of cloth, but it often takes on enormous political and social implications that can fail to take the agency of the wearer into ...

Ahhhh, Weddings

Zoe Strimpel | Posted 03.21.2014 | Weddings
Zoe Strimpel

Ok, so here are some things I'd do differently. Joan and Peter [names have been changed]: you were divine. Looked tip-top, were generous to have me, and threw a fabulously foodie party. It could have been anyone's wedding that prompted these thoughts.

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This Woman Is Challenging Everything You Know About Music, Gender And Beauty

HuffingtonPost.com | Noah Michelson | Posted 03.21.2014 | Gay Voices

"This show is church for people who don't like church," Our Lady J told HuffPost Gay Voices last week when we spoke about her "Gospel For the Godless....

Notes From a Default 'Feminist'

Courtney McKinney | Posted 03.20.2014 | Women
Courtney McKinney

If we continue with the expectation that men will do the heavy lifting (literally and figuratively), then gender equality will continue to evade us. However, if high expectations are set regardless of gender, I think default gender equality is the most likely outcome.