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Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin | Posted 07.23.2014 | Impact
Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin

It is the nature of news -- and, sadly, terrible events happening elsewhere -- that the Chibok girls, and indeed, more Nigerian girls who have been kidnapped since, are no longer in the global spotlight.

The F-Word

Courtney McKinney | Posted 07.23.2014 | Women
Courtney McKinney

If you don't like feminism, don't call yourself a feminist. But I have a hunch that when your brilliant little girl grows up and voices her desire to be president you are not going to tell her she should instead look for a man to open her jars -- you may even encourage her to call herself a feminist.

The Transformative Power of Our Stories

Danielle Chivers | Posted 07.21.2014 | Women
Danielle Chivers

"No more holding back. No more pleasing you. No more making myself small to make you more. I am here, and I am going to take up space. I am going ...

The Problem With Masculinity

Rhoda Jordan | Posted 07.17.2014 | Women
Rhoda Jordan

We've short-changed our boys and men by defining masculinity in such a way as to constrict the complex essence of their humanity. Criticizing masculinity doesn't mean pitting males against females. Masculinity is not exclusive to men. We all carry its qualities.

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.

Where Are the Stories of Girls?

Pam Allyn | Posted 07.16.2014 | Impact
Pam Allyn

This call to action rings as true today as it did over 70 years ago. The power lies with us, the people. Listening to stories, honoring them, and valuing the power of a young girl's voice cannot wait.

Living Under an Unequal Rainbow

Annie E. Clark | Posted 07.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Annie E. Clark

If we don't address these intersecting identities and the fact that sexism, racism, classism and the like are within our rainbow bubble, we are hurting the very members of our community that we proclaim we are fighting to protect.

Double the Giving, Double the Fun: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 07.15.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

July has been a busy month for Daily Giving, so we decided to double our efforts and give two grants a day for the entire month of July. These seed gr...

A Story About the Importance of Educating Afghan Girls in Afghanistan and... New York?

The Advice Project | Posted 07.15.2014 | World
The Advice Project

Women for Afghan Women is fighting an uphill battle. Last year, violence against Afghan women increased 28%. But WAW's work is critical, and betters not only the safety and health of women in both the States and Afghanistan, but assists them - one at a time - often in seemingly small but very important ways.

The 3 Biggest Myths About Feminism, Busted

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 07.11.2014 | Women

"No word is so dirty as feminism. Say anything about it, I'm called a feminazi and being compared to Hitler." Videoblogger Laci Green is spot-on in...

Is Feminism Dangerous to Men, and the Way Society Views Men and Boys?

Quora | Posted 07.11.2014 | Women
Quora

Feminism is a win/win. There is no loser in demanding equal rights for men and women.

What the World Food Programme, Hillary Clinton, Women and Nutrition Have in Common

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 07.10.2014 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

I got the chance to be in an inspiring place where you can actually breathe knowledge and engagement for social-economic and human causes, namely poverty eradication and food access ( or accessibility) to all.

Stop Asking If Women Can Have It All

Tina Karkera | Posted 07.09.2014 | Women
Tina Karkera

I have a young daughter and my message to her will always be that she can be whatever she wants to be. But I would be doing her a disservice, not to mention setting her up for failure, if I told her that she can "have it all."

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.

Being a Modern Indian Woman

Charu Sharma | Posted 07.07.2014 | Women
Charu Sharma

I am proud to be an Indian. But ours is a hypocritical society, and after tasting immense freedom abroad, I wonder if I will be able to marry a Brahmin man and settle in India to live a relatively submissive, traditional life that perhaps my family may have already pictured for me.

Once We Make This Dream A Reality

Michelle Bachelet | Posted 07.01.2014 | Impact
Michelle Bachelet

The legitimate demands and needs that we have as women are not seen. However, this situation is not merely a challenge in terms of justice. It represents a significant shortcoming in the quality of our democracies.

'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

What I Learned at the First International Men's Issues Conference

Arthur Goldwag | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics
Arthur Goldwag

When it comes to the fringes, neither side is really fighting about what they say they are -- they're projecting and acting out much deeper hurts. The 150 or so attendees of the convention I went to weren't all monsters by any stretch of the imagination. But I daresay most of them weren't very happy people either.

Re-Wiring Orange is the New Black

Shabnam Javdani | Posted 06.27.2014 | Entertainment
Shabnam Javdani

I want to watch a show that criticizes our reliance on incarceration, not one that depicts a jumpsuit as an item every woman needs in her closet. That helps viewers see how an unequal social playing field can set women up for failure, not one that highlights women's faulty individual choices.

Why Didn't Mary Barra 'Lean In' to Respond to Matt Lauer?

Leah Singer | Posted 06.27.2014 | Media
Leah Singer

When Lauer asked the question about whether she can run a company and be a mother, why didn't she call him out on the biased nature of the question? Sadly, she missed a huge opportunity for herself and fellow female executives.

As the World Bank Turns

Robert Walker | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics
Robert Walker

The World Bank, which for decades has been criticized has overly focused on the construction of dams and other infrastructures as the cure for poverty, is turning its focus to the real engine of economic progress in the developing world: girls and women.

A New Look at Gender Bias

Laura Riley, Ph.D. | Posted 06.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Laura Riley, Ph.D.

It seems that bias toward males still exists in American research labs. When scientists investigate new drugs to cure diseases, they test them on male rats and men and extrapolate their results to women. Women are prescribed new medications that don't work, make them sick, or kill them because the pills weren't tested on women.

Programming: A Mark of Inequality?

Thai-Huy Nguyen | Posted 06.27.2014 | Education
Thai-Huy Nguyen

For less advantageous students, exposure to basic programming early on in their education can matter a great deal more for them and their families' future.

A Father's Letter To Young Men About How To Treat A Woman

Kelly M. Flanagan | Posted 06.23.2014 | Parents
Kelly M. Flanagan

If there is a golden rule in life and in love, it is this: the quality of your love for another is always limited to the quality of the love you have for yourself.