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Little Girl Shuts Down The Idea That Superheroes Are Just For Boys With One Angry Glare

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 11.25.2014 | Parents

When British mom Karen Cole and her daughter Maggie were shopping at chain store Tesco on Saturday, they came across an upsetting sign in the toy aisl...

Why the Kurdish Fight for Women's Rights Is Revolutionary

Nazand Begikhani | Posted 11.25.2014 | World
Nazand Begikhani

While the courage, audacity and resistance of Kurdish women fighters combating Islamic State jihadists in Kobani have made headlines in the last few months, Kurdish women have marked another revolutionary step by passing an equality decree that could guarantee their own rights within family and society.

I Really Love My University, Which Is Why I'm Going on Strike

Meaghan Emery | Posted 11.24.2014 | College
Meaghan Emery

This university administration has an amazing opportunity to make an even better workplace for the amazing and diverse graduate student body it employs, but it seems to need a little bit of a push in that direction.

Big Job, No Rules?

Danny Sriskandarajah | Posted 11.21.2014 | World
Danny Sriskandarajah

At the national level all over the world, we are witnessing protests driven by a rejection of political and economic systems that serve and entrench elite interests.

Are We Paying Colleges to Train Frat Boys to Take Over the World?

Shay Chan Hodges | Posted 11.21.2014 | College
Shay Chan Hodges

Higher education administrators need to recognize and acknowledge that institutionalized gender discrimination -- combined with a sense of privilege and entitlement for men -- cannot be separated from the sexual harassment and misogyny that women experience both on campus and after graduation.

IGNITE: Technology Is a Women's Rights Issue

Dr. Musimbi Kanyoro | Posted 11.20.2014 | Impact
Dr. Musimbi Kanyoro

From the Internet to mobile phones, technology enables us to connect with each other and the world around us in new and innovative ways. Yet there is a serious gender gap when it comes to technological access, literacy, and influence.

Sophia Jones

Despite Legal Gains, Turkish Women Are Still Dying Over The Right To Divorce | Sophia Jones | Posted 11.20.2014 | World

ISTANBUL -- Serdar Gocmen didn't hesitate last year when he killed his wife with a kitchen knife, witnesses say. He walked into the Cumhur Hair Salon ...

In Fast Moving World, We Need to Speed Up on Gender Equality

Susan Bulkeley Butler | Posted 11.18.2014 | Women
Susan Bulkeley Butler

More gender equality in the workplace means creating a better workplace for employees to invest their talents. It helps recruit top talent -- especially women. And it ultimately, it helps the bottom line.

The Legal Loopholes That Perpetuate Child Marriage

Dr. Jody Heymann | Posted 11.18.2014 | Impact
Dr. Jody Heymann

Between today and this time next year, around 15 million girls under the age of 18 will be married -- joining the ranks of another 700 million former child brides around the world, including 250 million who were married before the age of 15.

To the Ladies Who Still Dream of Being Superheroes

Millennium Campus Network | Posted 11.14.2014 | Impact
Millennium Campus Network

Just as the best part about the Justice League was that it combined the unique power of each individual superhero and made them better by acting together, the MCC2014 brought together different real-life heroes from around the globe and gave them a place to be better together.

The Gini Is Out of the Bottle

Laura Riley, Ph.D. | Posted 11.14.2014 | Women
Laura Riley, Ph.D.

These brave Turkish women stood up in a country where females live under constant danger for non-conformity. They risked their personal safety and joined other women demanding freedom from old restrictions. It isn't a small thing they did... not like laughing an indecent laugh.

Me for She

Michael Møller | Posted 11.12.2014 | Impact
Michael Møller

Empowerment of women is needed across the globe. Not only in poor or conflict countries, which is often where they are most at risk, but in rich countries as well.

Super Majority Without The Super Power

Shelley Bird | Posted 11.11.2014 | Business
Shelley Bird

Recognizing the power of the purse and the women who carry them should be a priority for companies if they are going to tap their respective market's full potential. Corporate America would be smart to follow the money.

Closing the Gender Gap: An Inside Perspective

Nicole Schwab | Posted 11.07.2014 | Women
Nicole Schwab

This internalized gender hierarchy is so subtle and so pervasive that most of us don't even know how strongly we subscribe to it. And when we open our eyes to it, we prefer to deny it, rather than have the courage to consciously reclaim our whole selves.

The Big Loser in the 2014 Election Was Discrimination

John A. Tures | Posted 11.07.2014 | Politics
John A. Tures

Throughout the night, pundits spent their time talking about Republican wins and Democratic defeats, though the latter was still able to salvage some wins. But the biggest thing many in the media seemed to miss was the biggest loser: discrimination.

Children's Right to Education: Where Does the World Stand?

Dr. Jody Heymann | Posted 11.07.2014 | Impact
Dr. Jody Heymann

In Mexico, one out of every two teenagers won't finish high school. In India, only a third of students get their high school diploma. Even in the U.S., around 5500 high schoolers will drop out before the end of the day.

Getting Real About Extreme Inequality

Paul O'Brien | Posted 11.05.2014 | Impact
Paul O'Brien

We want to build a global conversation around ending extreme inequality, and folks are already engaging. Here are some good questions I've heard since our launch, and my take.

Finns: The First and Last

Ellevate | Posted 11.05.2014 | Women

You cannot imagine how surprised I was when I realized that Finland is not the Wonderland I had thought regarding compliance with the Finnish Corporate Governance Code and, in particular, with respect to the transparent selection and appointment of board directors.

Women in the Boardroom

Laura Liswood | Posted 11.04.2014 | Business
Laura Liswood

It might be useful to look at some of the dynamics of the boardroom with a gendered lens (although I would quickly add, to focus on what is observed from the dominant group's members and those from the non-dominant group members).

Wait, Women Don't Have Equal Rights in the United States?

Tabby Biddle | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics
Tabby Biddle

I, like many of the young women of my generation, assumed that we had equal rights with men under the law of our Constitution. We lived in the United States of America, the strongest democracy in the world. Why wouldn't we?

Feminism Is Not a Plot Against Men

Toni Nagy | Posted 11.03.2014 | Women
Toni Nagy

The conversation shouldn't just be about what we are against, but what we are for. A feminist future is not an apocalyptic crisis where the family unit is destroyed as women pillage the earth for the remaining cotton for their ever-flowing menstruation.

Band of One

Liam Kelly | Posted 11.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Liam Kelly

Since puberty I've experienced gender dysphoria but developed coping mechanisms to ignore it. It got harder with age. Having just turned 33 and returned from another month-long tour, I felt more depressed than ever. With every single performance the pain of the lie was perpetuated.

New Law Spurs Action, Bringing Protection to Many

UN Women | Posted 10.31.2014 | World
UN Women

A new law against domestic violence adopted in August in The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, coupled with efforts to promote the Istanbul Convention are giving new hope to survivors.

Global Gender Gap Index Shows Need for More Investment in Women and Girls

Katja Iversen | Posted 10.29.2014 | Impact
Katja Iversen

With the World Economic Forum's (WEF) new release of the 9th edition of the Global Gender Gap Index, the world has more hard data than ever before to support the claim that investing in girls and women is a win for everyone.

The Power of Visionary Women

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 10.28.2014 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

Thanks to the eyes of these photojournalists, I feel so much closer to all these women portrayed. I do not exactly know where they all come from, but I know for sure they are my sisters as well.