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Gender Equality

Why More Men Need to Hear Jackson Katz's 'More Than a Few Good Men' Talk

Luis Ruuska | Posted 09.16.2014 | Women
Luis Ruuska

More men need to hear Jackson Katz and others like him speak not because their minds and attitudes will automatically be changed, but because their existing attitudes and evaluations of women will be fundamentally and critically challenged.

The Limited Edition Female Scientist

Kate Van Dellen | Posted 09.16.2014 | Parents
Kate Van Dellen

These sold-out limited edition Research Institute Legos have probably found their way to bright and high potential girls whose parents are positive STEM advocates in their education. What about the kids who don't have such strong advocates?

We Need More Women in Energy and STEM

Amy Francetic | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics
Amy Francetic

Gender and ethnic diversity is fundamental to American competitiveness -- and without it, the U.S. may never see the full-scale clean energy revolution we so desperately need.

Putting Women and Girls at the Center of Development

Dr. Gary L. Darmstadt | Posted 09.12.2014 | Impact
Dr. Gary L. Darmstadt

It is well-recognized that gender inequalities exist around the world. Evidence has also mounted showing that the marginalization and neglect of the needs, roles and potential of women and girls are key factors limiting advances in human health and development outcomes for all -- women, men, boys and girls.

The Power of Self-Awareness

Christa Dowling | Posted 09.12.2014 | Women
Christa Dowling

Women are not anti-men for we need both genders to balance our world in a more productive and responsible way .We are also not the weaker sex... or let's say gender... we just have a more balanced way of thought

Physical Challenge: Name it for a Woman

Lynn Yeakel | Posted 09.11.2014 | Impact
Lynn Yeakel

It's a rare occurrence that a woman's accomplishments have been so legendary or laudatory that she is remembered with a physical tribute.

Do Brain Sex Differences Explain Gendered Job Preferences?

Lise Eliot | Posted 09.09.2014 | Science
Lise Eliot

There are problems with the "hardwired" view, and especially with the two lines of research its adherents rely on to stake their claim of fixed, innate gender differences.

Eight Ways to Knit A Community: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 09.08.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

In 2013, I began giving a seed grant every single day of the year to a social change visionary with a practical plan to make their community and the w...

Marriage and Gender Equality Today: An Interview With Stephanie Coontz

Omega Institute | Posted 09.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Omega Institute

Most relationships work on an economy of gratitude -- recognizing and acknowledging the many ways in which your partner makes your life richer or easier. Demonstrating that sense of gratitude and appreciation every day, in whatever way works for your particular relationship, counts for far more than whether you follow some generic tip handed out by a relationship guru.

Re-thinking Family Values

Sarah Key | Posted 09.05.2014 | Politics
Sarah Key

Families like mine are the new reality in America. While pundits and politicians have used "family values" as an artificial dividing line in our nation, the kind of family they imagine is obsolete.

Tech Revolution or Gender Revolution: Which Has Had a Greater Economic Impact?

Shelley Bird | Posted 09.04.2014 | Business
Shelley Bird

Over the last three decades, technology has significantly altered our economic landscape, as well as social conventions and public policy.

Shit My (Non-Biological) Kids Say About Race And Gender

Sarah Gladstone | Posted 09.03.2014 | San Francisco
Sarah Gladstone

I am what I like to call a "Professional Child." I work with kids, and I take the business of play pretty seriously. I'm in the business of fun, but that doesn't mean all I do is giggle and supervise. When working with such raw flows of imagination, shit can get real.

"It's Important for Youth to be Involved at the High Level"

UN Women | Posted 09.02.2014 | Impact
UN Women

Girls are getting education and employment opportunities in the Pacific, but they also face harassment within school and work environments, as well as other social issues like domestic violence. We need everyone on board.

Beyoncé's Hip New Club: Feminism

Emily Gallo | Posted 08.29.2014 | Women
Emily Gallo

All over the internet Beyoncé is hailed for bringing FEMINISM to the masses, for delivering it to teens and anyone watching who might have considered it a bad word. If Beyoncé is a feminist, well, hell, then I am, too! Where do I sign up? But what are they signing up for?

The Myth of a Post-Racial America

Tré Easton | Posted 08.28.2014 | Black Voices
Tré Easton

The election of Barack Obama was the Lexington and Concord in the latest great battle of race in America. We are a nation at war with itself. For all of our desire to move beyond the narrow confines of many of the events of our tragic history, we cannot. The president's election gave new life to what had been lying dangerously dormant for the better part of 50 years.

Women's Equality Day? Not At All!

Carlynne McDonnell | Posted 08.26.2014 | Women
Carlynne McDonnell

If we want to be truthful, we should call it the "Women Were Given the Right to Vote" day because the current name is a misnomer. Women are still not treated as equal.

Here Are The Best (And Worst) States For Gender Equality

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 08.26.2014 | Women

The United States has a problem with gender equality. In the World Economic Forum’s list of the most gender-equal countries, the nation doesn't even...

The Emmys Still Aren't A Feminist Award Show

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 08.27.2014 | Entertainment

There were some high-profile wins for female writers and directors at the Emmy awards on Monday, but that doesn't mean we should be celebrating. Mo...

Gender Equality As an Investment Concept

Joe Keefe | Posted 08.25.2014 | Impact
Joe Keefe

In my view, investing in women -- or investing in companies that are committed to gender equality and women's leadership -- is just such a strategy. Moreover, there is a growing body of evidence to suggest that it is a smart investment strategy:

Driving Without Being Taken For a Ride

Luise Meyer | Posted 08.25.2014 | Women
Luise Meyer

Picture courtesy of Nordic Motors Having a great and trustworthy auto-mechanic is something I value very highly for three reasons:  I am ...

Finding One's Voice: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 08.25.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

In 2013, I began giving a seed grant every single day of the year to a social change visionary with a practical plan to make their community and the w...

Having it All vs. Having What Matters

Kimberly Inskeep | Posted 08.21.2014 | Women
Kimberly Inskeep

I came of age at a time when women's appeal for equal opportunity on the career ladder was coupled with a decree that we could, in fact, do it all and have it all. We believed that "work-life balance" was an achievable, worthy pursuit.

Creating Gender and Cultural Diversity in Your Organization

Susan Bulkeley Butler | Posted 08.19.2014 | Women
Susan Bulkeley Butler

Just as every company has a profit and revenue goal, every company should have gender and cultural diversity goals. Like any goal, these should stretch the organization, and they should be realistic.

Encourage Women's Involvement in Tech at an Early Age

Brian Honigman | Posted 08.20.2014 | Technology
Brian Honigman

As the future of work moves inexorably towards tech, it is shocking and troubling to see just how underrepresented women are in the tech world.

3 Reasons Why All Entrepreneurs Deserve Silicon Valley Access

Shea Tate-Di Donna | Posted 08.25.2014 | 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.