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Gender Inequality

The (Other) War on Women

Duncan Hosie | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics
Duncan Hosie

John Milton, the great English poet, once pondered, "For what can war, but endless war, still breed?" The answer: flawed Supreme Court decisions, countless email fundraising solicitations, and a surge of new attack ads. The "war on women" is back.

Avoiding the Clonal Effect

Dr. Natasha Josefowitz | Posted 07.01.2014 | Business
Dr. Natasha Josefowitz

What I have named "the clonal effect" is the tendency of individuals, groups, and organizations to replicate--or clone--themselves or others that are familiar to them wherever they have an opportunity to do so.

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.

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.

Gender Equity Can Make America Competitive

Eve Ellis | Posted 06.20.2014 | Business
Eve Ellis

In his recent address at West Point, President Obama said the U.S. must always be a leader. And yet, leaders of U.S. corporations, so far, have seemed complacent with a lagging status quo.

Mormon Women's Group Founder Faces Excommunication For Her Views

AP | BRADY McCOMBS | Posted 06.17.2014 | Religion

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two months after Mormon Kate Kelly led hundreds in a demonstration to shed light on gender inequality in the religion — defy...

The Problem Girls Shouldn't Be Having In 2014

Samantha Goodyear | Posted 05.28.2014 | Teen
Samantha Goodyear

There are so many obstacles I have to face in school, simply because I am a girl. Yet, there are girls in countries far away from me who can't even go to school. These girls are the reason why I speak up. Because I have a voice, something that many girls my age aren't given.

Happiness is Having 37 Kids!

Lila Igram | Posted 07.12.2014 | Impact
Lila Igram

What brings comfort to my heart as a mother? I long for the day when my kids want for themselves what I want for them -- pure hearts, faith, health, open minds, great character and the drive to succeed.

Home Economics: Give Mom a Little (Professional) Respect

Alyson Gounden Rock | Posted 07.07.2014 | Business
Alyson Gounden Rock

This Mother's Day, we can all do three things that will bolster mom's value and support gender equality. We can stop making throwaway negative comments about mothers. We can acknowledge that mothers do real work, and we can value that work more highly.

Teaching Filmmaking to Burmese Refugee Students Was an Eye-opening Experience

Lila Igram | Posted 06.24.2014 | Impact
Lila Igram

We achieve success at Connecther.org when our stakeholders achieve success. Azmina Karim, a young woman from Bangladesh who is passionate about uplifting the voices of women and girls in her country, is one such stakeholder.

The Disappearing Woman and Life on the Internet

Astra Taylor | Posted 06.10.2014 | Media
Astra Taylor

The Web is regularly hailed for its "openness" and that's where the confusion begins, since "open" in no way means "equal." While the Internet may create space for many voices, it also reflects and often amplifies real-world inequities in striking ways.

Three Things to Think About Following Equal Pay Day

Barbara Lee | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics
Barbara Lee

Elevating women's pay on par with their male counterparts isn't only symbolic, it is practical. Is there a more literal marker of how we value women than how we compensate their time and talent? It is a step forward for women's leadership as well.

Jimmy Carter: U.S. 'Dormant' On Inequality

AP | PAUL J. WEBER | Posted 06.08.2014 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter on Tuesday night lamented continuing inequalities between black and white Americans during a 50th...

4 Things That Surprisingly Haven't Changed For Women Since The 1960s

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.25.2014 | Fifty

We may have, as the 1968 Virginia Slims ad told us, "come a long way, baby." Or not. Sometimes, it seems, the more things change, the more they stay t...

Persistence: Reflections of a Life-Long Activist

Cami Anderson | Posted 05.17.2014 | Education
Cami Anderson

Persisting to demand equity was one of the hardest things I have ever worked with a group of people to accomplish. And I learned some tough lessons.

The U.S. Ranks Abysmally Low When It Comes To Women And Leadership

Posted 03.19.2014 | Women

By Chad Brooks, BusinessNewsDaily Contributor Published: 03/12/2014 08:00 AM EST on BusinessNewsDaily U.S. businesses aren't doing very well at ...

Bystanders No More

Hon. Judy Harris Kluger | Posted 05.11.2014 | Impact
Hon. Judy Harris Kluger

Whether you are a man or a woman, challenge yourself to be aware of how your inaction supports sexism and homophobia.

Using Technology to Close the Education Gap for Girls

Joel Lamstein | Posted 05.06.2014 | Impact
Joel Lamstein

In March 2011, to mark International Women's Day, I wrote a blog post asking, "Can Technology Close the Gap for Girls and Women?" The ConnectEd progra...

The FDA, Sexual Dysfunction and Gender Inequality

Anita H. Clayton, MD | Posted 04.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Anita H. Clayton, MD

Sexual desire is not valued because it is not necessary for a woman to have desire in order to participate in partnered sexual activity. And if sex can occur without desire, the thought that follows is that lack of desire must not be a serious problem.

Gender-Based Violence in Cambodia: The Intersection of Rights and Poverty

Gina Reiss-Wilchins | Posted 04.02.2014 | Impact
Gina Reiss-Wilchins

A new report published the Phnom Penh Post paints a picture of women as rights-less creatures who lack standing before the law and resources of their own. So it makes it easy to see how the exploitation and trafficking of women and girls could continue to exist today.

13 Works That Made The Art World A Better Place For Women

Posted 01.27.2014 | Arts

Part political posters, part works of fine art, the Guerrilla Girls' wheatpaste prints shook up the art world in 1980s New York and far, far beyond. P...

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...

Shampoo the Stereotype

Lindsey Orlofsky | Posted 02.17.2014 | Women
Lindsey Orlofsky

I'm a 23-year-old working in corporate America and I'm expected to look clean-cut, professional and sophisticated each day. Executives aren't going to take me seriously if I'm wearing a suit but have alfalfa sprouting from my scalp.

2013 Strong Women Strong World Luncheon, A Time to Reflect and Act

Chelsea-Lyn Rudder | Posted 02.15.2014 | Impact
Chelsea-Lyn Rudder

Conceived nearly a decade ago in recognition of World AIDS Day, the Strong Women, Strong World Luncheon is more than just another event on the social calendar.

Why Pantene's Gender Inequality Ad Is Total Bullsh*t

Ashley Hesseltine | Posted 02.13.2014 | Women
Ashley Hesseltine

I'm all for female empowerment, but I do NOT think this video accomplishes it (as for dramatizing sexism to sell shampoo, I can't even). It didn't leave me feeling empowered and inspired; it left me feeling like I needed a shower.