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These Little Boys Are Quashing Gender Stereotypes Without Even Trying

2014-02-25-MSLOGOcopy.jpg | Posted 08.21.2014 | Parents

By Ilana Wiles, Mommy Shorts A few weeks ago, I posted about that tearjerker of a commercial -- the #likeagirl ad campaign for Always. If you haven...

Ebola Isn't Unique: Women Are Significantly More Likely to Die in Disasters

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 08.21.2014 | Impact
Soraya Chemaly

This is an argument for understanding the role that gender plays in problems and their effective solutions. Factors that contribute to higher risks for women are gender role expectations, gendered poverty and the impact of boy preference on education, nutrition and resource allocation -- before, during and after events.

Genre Trouble: How the Music Industry Classifies Iggy Azalea

Emma Joslyn | Posted 08.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Emma Joslyn

Iggy Azalea is the new Miley Cyrus. In the same way that Miley served as a point of entry to many conversations about whiteness and cultural appropriation last year, Iggy is the latest example of how white artists snatch up elements of black culture, whitewash them, and then sell them to the mainstream as their own.

3 Reasons Why All Entrepreneurs Deserve Silicon Valley Access

Shea Tate-Di Donna | Posted 08.20.2014 | Technology
Shea Tate-Di Donna

Even with the growing interest in entrepreneurship, we must actively work to foster it, as it is critical to our success as a society and as an economy.

The Threat of Just-in-Time Scheduling

Sean McElwee | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics
Sean McElwee

One of the most unnoticed labor trends in the past few decades has been the rise of "just-in-time scheduling," the practice of scheduling workers' shifts with little advance notice that are subject to cancelation hours before they are due to begin.

What Women Want

Robin Koerner | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics
Robin Koerner

Feminism is about enabling women to have what they choose. But women choose to feel like women - to experience the delectable polarity of the female and the male, and that requires a culture that empowers, and celebrates, both.

Parents in Transition

Todd Greenwood | Posted 08.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Todd Greenwood

Transition isn't limited to the trans person -- parents experience a transition as well. Our transition was trying to construct a new understanding of how the person we had known to be our daughter could now be our son.

Historic Becky Hammon Hire Focuses on the Talent - and that's Awesome!

Emily Cornelius | Posted 08.07.2014 | Sports
Emily Cornelius

What is most notable about this announcement though is the focus on her work ethic, skills, and successes as the new hire. Sure, every headline, including this one, focuses on her gender, but her gender is not the reason she was hired.

This Is What Happened When I Proposed To My Boyfriend

Katy Miller | Posted 08.07.2014 | Weddings
Katy Miller

I wasn't expecting so many people to assume it was all a joke. After all, no one would think to ask a man if that proposal he put so much time and effort into was just for laughs. Is a woman proposing to a man so hilariously misguided that it could only ever be a prank?

Bali is More than Paradise: It's the Site of the 2014 Summit on Women and Climate

Lorena Aguilar | Posted 08.05.2014 | Green
Lorena Aguilar

The Global Greengrants Fund is a charitable foundation that makes small grants (typically $500 to $5,000) to grassroots environmental causes around the world.

Privileges: One Contribution to Vassar College's 'Privilege Campaign'

Tim Koechlin | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics
Tim Koechlin

No one is ever surprised or concerned or confused or threatened when I enter a classroom, a bank, a store, an elevator, a church, an expensive restaurant, a college campus, or a conversation.

The Discreet Power of Blogging Is Allowing Women to Express Their Expertise

Student Reporter | Posted 07.31.2014 | Media
Student Reporter

Blogging has often been praised for validating female voices, allowing them unprecedented freedom to publish original and unfiltered content, regardless of mainstream agendas and focuses.

Michelle Obama Tells Men To Ask Themselves If They 'Truly View Women As Their Equals'

Reuters | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics

By Annika McGinnis WASHINGTON, July 30 (Reuters) - First lady Michelle Obama embraced her family's African roots in a speech on Wednes...

More Than a Superhero: How Wonder Woman Helped Shape Feminism

Nikki Gloudeman | Posted 07.30.2014 | Women
Nikki Gloudeman

The comic book world is chock full of crime-fighting male superheroes. So it should come as no surprise that women (and men) enthusiastically greeted the recent announcement that Wonder Woman would play a key role in the upcoming Batman vs. Superman film.

I Had a Boyhood Once, Too

Liz Olson | Posted 07.29.2014 | Women
Liz Olson

When you enter the world with two X chromosomes, you get placed quickly into a box. The Girl Box. Here, acceptable hair and clothing preferences are assumed; color and toy preferences are dictated.

The Trouble With Gender Quotas

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 07.29.2014 | Women
Dr. Peggy Drexler

What we know: Having women in the boardroom is a good thing. But are more women a better thing? That depends, of course, on how they get there.

Gender Equality: On Showing Early, Not Telling Later

Maggie Hollander | Posted 07.28.2014 | Women
Maggie Hollander

It's fascinating to see all of this anger and frustration spill out into the media, both social and traditional. But in my humble (and very debatable) opinion, by the time we're old enough to talk about this issue with authority, it's too late.

What It's Like To Run While Female

Karen Cordano | Posted 07.29.2014 | Women
Karen Cordano

The guy was very fit, not struggling with the slow 11-minute pace the way I was. He stayed beside me or a few steps back. At the corner I sped up and made a right around him. For a little while I though he'd stopped following me. But he had not.

Why Renisha McBride's Case Makes Me Wanna Holla

Debbie Hines | Posted 07.25.2014 | Black Voices
Debbie Hines

Ultimately, the jurors will be the judges of the facts and what is reasonable. However, where race and gender clash, the black woman usually ends up on the short end of the deal.

Why We Need to Talk About the Sexual Assault of Men and Boys

Kristen DeFalco | Posted 07.25.2014 | Impact
Kristen DeFalco

Let's talk about rape. No, not the rape of women and girls that seems to consume the media, and has become a staple for just about every drama on television these days. I'm talking about the conversation that nobody is having; the rape and sexual assault of men and boys.

We Are Not White

J. Mijin Cha | Posted 07.25.2014 | Politics
J. Mijin Cha

Politically speaking, the high level of social acceptance and privilege that comes with being Asian-American is ultimately dangerous because it sets up a false notion of who we really are. For starters, we are not white.

The Balance of the Sexes in Divorce: Gender Differences and Parity

Nicole H. Sodoma | Posted 07.24.2014 | Divorce
Nicole H. Sodoma

What is clear? It is the end of a partnership. Regardless of your gender and what position you held in your marriage, change is inevitable and managing your response to that change is going to be critical for you and your family.

Renisha McBride, Trayvon Martin And How Race & Gender Have Affected Coverage

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 07.24.2014 | Black Voices

It's no secret -- the Trayvon Martin and Renisha McBride killings have striking similarities. Both were young black victims and in each case, the kill...

Stop Minimizing The Costs of Teaching Girls To 'Stay Safe'

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 07.29.2014 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

We are socialized to think that sexual assault, and having to bear the costs of avoiding it, is "normal." Children and women are socialized to fear it and we adapt our behavior to avoid or, if exercised by loved ones or friends, to tolerate it.

5 Subjects White People Should Never Initiate in a Conversation With People of Color

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 07.22.2014 | Black Voices
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

These conversations were always awkward for me and never satisfying.