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Gender Discrimination

Gender Inequality in the Labor Market: Don't Call It a Wage Gap

Katie Bardaro | Posted 06.15.2014 | Politics
Katie Bardaro

When President Obama announced the Paycheck Fairness Act on Equal Pay Day this week, we applauded his efforts to address the so-called "gender wage gap" but, from a data point of view, mourn the fact that he, like many others before him, is building his case around a flawed number.

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

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 05.28.2014 | 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.

Maryland Becomes the 18th State to Vote for Comprehensive Gender Identity Protections

Dana Beyer | Posted 05.28.2014 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

The state of Maryland has finally joined the civilized world of equality, passing the Gender Identity Anti-Discrimination bill and sending it to the governor for his signature.

Why Men Should Be 'Leaning in' Too

Chris Looney | Posted 05.27.2014 | Business
Chris Looney

Men my age are beginning to define their success in different ways, with their (future) families being the number one concern. Sure, they are not yet vocal about it, but the more I talk to my peers, the more worried I realize they are.

Raising Gender-Oblivious Children

Sandra Shpilberg | Posted 04.28.2014 | Parents
Sandra Shpilberg

I am grateful to my hard-working parents, who, despite the fact that they may not have deliberately intended to raise me into such gender oblivion, provided regular reinforcement of the message that gender is not a determinant of abilities, preferences, professions or status.

You Can't Have Equal Pay Without Equal Opportunity

Jan Sharry | Posted 04.27.2014 | Women
Jan Sharry

Is there a discrepancy in work assignments and responsibilities that result in a difference in pay between men and women? Is there another reason for the gaps in compensation?

Opting Back In: Not As Peachy As it Seems for the Divorcée

Quenby Wilcox | Posted 04.21.2014 | Divorce
Quenby Wilcox

Why is it that when these women enter divorce courts, they and the contribution they have made to their family and husband's career is treated with such disregard and disdain by the courts?

What Gender Inequality Looks Like In Latin America

VOXXI | Johanna Mendelson Forman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices

When half the population is faced with wage discrimination, the development of any country suffers. From the looks of it, the wage gap between women a...

It Wasn't Rape. Just Assault.

American Anthropological Association | Posted 02.22.2014 | Crime
American Anthropological Association

How fair is it to discriminate against any demographic, or presume their guilt? How just is it to dismiss any survivor of sexual violence? How funny is it to spare one group, but victimize another? How wise is it, to ignore an entire strain of sex offender?

Denver Mother Teaches School A Lesson About Gender Discrimination

Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents

Sometimes it seems like the whole world is conspiring against your daughter’s self-esteem: the ads in her magazines, the characters on her tv shows,...

BP Allegedly Fires Black Executive Because Of Her Hair And Ethnic Clothing

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Black Voices

Melphine Evans, A black former executive at BP (British Petroleum Oil Co.), is suing the oil company for allegedly firing her because of her braided h...

Neither Gender Is an Island

Rachel Ryan | Posted 02.04.2014 | Women
Rachel Ryan

Despite feminism's reluctance to associate biological differences with social and psychological ones, this new study indicates that these differences are intimately related.

12-Year-Old Fights For Her Right To Wrestle With The Boys

Posted 11.22.2013 | Parents

All 12-year-old Audrianna Beattie wants to do is wrestle -- even if that means going against the grain and testifying in court to do so. With only...

Gasbags in Maine

Cynthia Dill | Posted 01.25.2014 | Media
Cynthia Dill

I dare you to speculate what will happen when the people of Maine are finally given "direct exposure" to women's voices in the media about political issues like the chronic wage gap between men and women.

WATCH: Gender Stereotypes Are Alive And Well

Posted 11.01.2013 | Women

Not convinced that sexism exists? Try a simple Google search. In a powerful video project, Brown University student Emma Hall asked some of her cla...

The Insulting Double Standard I Wish Would Disappear

Mike Spohr | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Mike Spohr

It's sad that in a situation like that, people are so quick to think "kidnapper" instead of "father," and that probably says something about how our society views men and fatherhood.

Men Feel Bad Around Smart, Successful Women

Lisa Wade | Posted 11.06.2013 | Women
Lisa Wade

You know all those badass ladies out there that are inexplicably single? Well, maybe it's not so inexplicable.

Reflections on the 50th Anniversary of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'I Have a Dream' Speech

Kim Keating | Posted 10.29.2013 | Women
Kim Keating

Women must commit to negotiating for higher pay and advocating for themselves. Organizational leaders must commit to hiring, giving raises to and promoting women at the same pay levels as men.

9 Things Women Couldn't Do In 1913 -- And 3 Things They Still Can't

The Huffington Post | Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 08.27.2013 | Women

It's Women's Equality Day, which is a good moment to take stock of how far we've come -- and the areas of our lives where we are not feeling the equal...

Transgender Children, a Tree Stand and Family Traditions

Wayne Maines | Posted 10.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Wayne Maines

I wish that parents of transgender kids had more opportunities to pass on family traditions, but we are more often struggling with daily survival. It makes me very sad.

The Gender Pay Gap: It Affects us All

Susan Bloch | Posted 10.19.2013 | Business
Susan Bloch

Parity is not only a "women's" issue. It affects us all. It makes no sense to penalize women when the benefit of their leadership to organizations and the economy are clear.

Pondering Male Privilege Post-Transition

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 10.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

The reality of male privilege is well established, but sometimes it feels taboo to ask how far male privilege goes. Who better to ask about it, though, than trans men and women who have lived on both sides of the divide?

The Insulting Comment Men Still Make To Danielle Steel

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 08.08.2013 | Women

Danielle Steel is the bestselling author alive and the fourth bestselling author of all time. And yet even she isn't immune to belittling comments abo...

Riley Cooper Provides Us With an Almost Teachable Moment

Jeffrey E. Schwarz | Posted 10.06.2013 | Sports
Jeffrey E. Schwarz

"The Riley Cooper affair" provides a pivotal opportunity for the National Football League to take the lead on this issue by getting its own house in order.

Christina Moss: Why I'm a Woman in Tech

Christina Moss | Posted 09.17.2013 | Women
Christina Moss

I have loved technology ever since I learned a little lightbulb in a plastic oven could make cake. I love working under pressure to solve a problem that a business relies on you to handle.