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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 07.23.2014 | 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.

Transgender Children Today: Shifting the Responsibility for Change Away From Children and Onto Society

Aidan Key | Posted 07.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Aidan Key

How do we change society? We start by listening to the truths of these children and believing, rather than dismissing, them. If we can start by believing the child's clearly stated truth, we are well on our way.

Houston, We Have a Leadership Problem

Silvia Damiano | Posted 07.21.2014 | Business
Silvia Damiano

If companies want to make a real change, they can start by expanding their definition of leadership success to address the current built-in gender biases that subordinate the leadership competencies in which many women excel.

WATCH: You Won't Believe What This Model Just Did To Challenge Ideas About Gender

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.23.2014 | Gay Voices

Model and DJ Ruby Rose has released an incredible short film that explores the fluidity of the way humans embody concepts of gender. Called "Break ...

5 Things Not to Say to a Transgender Person (and 3 Things You Should)

Jennifer Finney Boylan | Posted 07.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Jennifer Finney Boylan

1. "Hey, you! Have you had 'the surgery'?" This is kind of like someone coming up to you and asking about your vagina or penis. No, wait, it's exactly like that.

I Am NOT Cisgendered

J Nelson Aviance | Posted 07.18.2014 | Gay Voices
J Nelson Aviance

I am NOT "cisgendered." I reject that label. Why? From what I've read, "cisgendered" is a label that began in academic discourse as a way of describing people who weren't trans. But the meaning of it was akin to what we might call "normatively gendered."

Summer's Culture of Ignorance

Paul Stoller | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics
Paul Stoller

Things often get crazy during an American summer. It was during the summer months, after all, that the Tea Party emerged. Maybe summer gives people ...

To Sir with Love or Ain't I a Woman Too

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 07.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

I am a woman with a deep voice; I am almost always called "sir" over the telephone. When I correct the person I usually say, "It's not sir, I am a woman with a deep voice." I get various reactions after that.

Through the Lens: My Journey to Celebrate Trans Lives Across the U.S.

Rhys Harper | Posted 07.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Rhys Harper

I set out to change the way the rest of the world sees us, but this project has ended up helping change the way we see ourselves.

Is It Food or Is It Foodiness? Depends on Your Sex

Erica Wides | Posted 07.16.2014 | Taste
Erica Wides

Greetings from the Foodiness fallout shelter, where we are spending the summer months, and where we work hard to help you see your way out of the Food...

Cute and Pink to the Left, Cool and Blue to the Right

Cort Ruddy | Posted 07.15.2014 | Parents
Cort Ruddy

There's no doubt about it, our daughters and sons are getting very different messages beyond just pink and blue. And it starts when they are babies.

The Surest Way to Make a Woman Angry at Work? Call Her This

Cari E. Guittard | Posted 07.09.2014 | Business
Cari E. Guittard

Experts in Gender Intelligence and those who have studied the differences between the male and female brain argue that women are just as rational when they are emotional.

My Boss Congratulated Me for Negotiating: Gray's #LaunchLikeABoss Story

Emilie Aries | Posted 07.08.2014 | Women
Emilie Aries

We must consciously choose to be among the 7 percent of women attempting to negotiate in order to be among those seeing an average of 7 percent bump in our paychecks.

The Honorable Thing to Do Is Kill Someone: Defeating Men's Culture of Honor to Overcome the Syrian Catastrophe

Marc Gopin | Posted 07.02.2014 | World
Marc Gopin

First the bad news: a fracture in the Middle East is looming. There is a fracturing of states along sectarian lines that has been funded and instigate...

Why Keira Knightley Is Part of Hollywood's Gender Bias

Katie Day | Posted 07.01.2014 | Women
Katie Day

Knightley admitted that there's a gender bias in Hollywood (like we haven't heard that before), but she goes on to admit that she's part of the problem.

The Art of Being a Woman in a Male-Dominated Field

Literally, Darling | Posted 07.01.2014 | Women
Literally, Darling

I manage employees, most of which are male and I am managed by males. I can faintly hear my feminist sisters in the background cheering for me, and I usually wear these facts like a badge of honor on my chest. I am proud of this, but if we are being honest, it is no walk in the park.

'You're Smarter Than You Look'

Danielle Sinay | Posted 06.30.2014 | Women
Danielle Sinay

I am (a fake) blonde and have large breasts. I am also a writer, employed and pursuing my Master's. These are things that make me "me." These are all things that have nothing to do with each other. Right?

Smile!

Sharon Marcus | Posted 06.30.2014 | Women
Sharon Marcus

I learned something: If you want to get another person to smile, lead by example. Because everyone, even a sourpuss like me, likes to experience a genuine connection with another human being and to share the gift of a small act of random human kindness

10 Words Every Girl Should Learn

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 07.02.2014 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

Listener bias results in most people thinking that women are hogging the floor when men are actually dominating.

Kristina Wong's Vagina Expounds on the Broadness of Queerness

Kristina Wong | Posted 07.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Kristina Wong

So you are probably wondering, why is a vagina giving a keynote speech at a queer conference? What does this vagina know about being queer and Asian more than a gold star queer person who can speak to these issues?

Will 'Bad Bitch @ Instagram 2014-2020' Fit On a Resume?

Ise Lyfe | Posted 06.26.2014 | Technology
Ise Lyfe

I'm not saying there's anything wrong with feeling beautiful and wanting to flaunt it. I also believe that women should be free to express their sexuality however they choose. To me the issue is the wackness of the one dimensional pretty girl.

On Transgender Issues, We Tend to Forget Our Most Powerful Sexual Organ Is the Brain

Leslie P. Henderson | Posted 06.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Leslie P. Henderson

The first problem is the assumption that sex is solely defined by penises and vaginas, ignoring the fact that one of the most important sexual organs is the brain.