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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.

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.