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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.

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.