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Gender Inequality

LOOK: 'Boys Clubs' Tumblr Highlights 'Corners Of The World Where Women Have Yet To Tread'

The Huffington Post | Christina Huffington | Posted 04.17.2013 | Women

We know that women are woefully underrepresented atop Fortune 500 companies, in the STEM fields and in the reception of awards across almost every fie...

Fall Into the Gap

Alex Palombo | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics
Alex Palombo

The causes for income inequality and the gender pay gap are many and varied, and the solutions should be the same. We, as a nation, cannot just pass one limited pay equality bill and sit on our hands, saying that we fixed the problem.

Making it in a (Hu)man's World

Lili Balfour | Posted 06.08.2013 | Small Business
Lili Balfour

We, as a society, are moving in the right direction. We are seeing more women taking on leadership roles and paving the way for the next generation. We cannot let sexuality stand in the way of our progress.

Do We Need Separate Awards For Women?

Nina Bahadur | Posted 04.05.2013 | Women

Restaurant magazine has given its Veuve Clicquot World "Best Female Chef" award for the last three years, but this year when the winner was announced,...

WATCH: The Most Inspiring Thing You're Going To See Today

Posted 04.05.2013 | Women

We've found the next must-see film on our list. "Girl Rising," a movie produced by the girls education campaign 10x10, tells the stories of nine y...

Let's Move the Lean In Debate Forward

Jennifer Siebel Newsom | Posted 06.03.2013 | Women
Jennifer Siebel Newsom

The systemic gender inequality in America isn't just holding women back -- it's holding us all back from experiencing a more inclusive, prosperous and peaceful way of life.

Want to Worry Less and Achieve More?

Helene Lerner | Posted 05.18.2013 | Women
Helene Lerner

Your instincts and judgments are good. Pick your issues and go with what you believe is right. Once you make a decision, don't second-guess yourself. It's not a productive use of your energy.

The Vow I Made To My Daughter About Our World

Thea Goodman | Posted 05.18.2013 | Parents
Thea Goodman

I cannot make the world safe or perfect or even more evolved for her but I can tell the truth as I see it. As I turn out her light, I vow to do better, to turn off the noise.

The Confidence Gap on Campus: Why College Women Need to Lean In

Rachel Simmons | Posted 05.12.2013 | Women
Rachel Simmons

Speaking out, taking risks and being willing to rock the boat is what distinguishes campus leadership. In an information economy, a woman's skills will not be enough; her inner resume -- the personal authority and confidence to advocate for herself -- are essential.

The Top Job For Women Hasn't Changed In 60 Years

The Huffington Post | Christina Huffington | Posted 02.02.2013 | Women

If you were asked to picture the average working woman in the 1950s or early 1960s, chances are you would picture a secretary -- think Mad Men's Joan ...

2012 Was a Year for Women and Girls: Will We See the Same Momentum in 2013?

Purnima Mane | Posted 03.12.2013 | Women
Purnima Mane

In March of this year, on International Women's Day, I asked, "Is 2012 the Year for Women and Girls?" Now, as we enter 2013, I find myself looking back on my call for stronger partnerships, more global coalitions and wondering, Are those enough?

Transitioning In A Misogynistic Society

Lucas Waldron | Posted 02.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Lucas Waldron

I took my seventh shot of testosterone just a few days ago, and I still don't have a way to reconcile my utter disgust with misogyny and personal commitment to feminism with my male identity. I find it hard to believe that feminism and masculinity are mutually exclusive.

2012 World Vision Strong Women Strong World Luncheon: A Woman's Right to Personal Hygiene

Chelsea-Lyn Rudder | Posted 02.06.2013 | Impact
Chelsea-Lyn Rudder

We must view the progress of the water and sanitation MDGs through a gendered lens. It is easily understood that the need for safe water is universal, a necessity for every man, woman and child. Sanitation conditions are still largely seen as private and taboo.

Being Married to Me Isn't Easy

Nicola Kraus | Posted 02.06.2013 | Parents
Nicola Kraus

If you're in a bar and someone with a real job offers to buy you a drink -- and a writer makes the same offer -- take the employed person! Being marred to a writer sucks.

What Monkeys Can Teach Us About The Gender Pay Gap

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 12.03.2012 | Women

I could have done with some of that monkey's unfailing self-belief and refusal to accept the scraps out of life.

The Kennebunk 'Client List' and What This Is Doing to Women in My Community

Patricia Leavy, PhD | Posted 12.22.2012 | Crime
Patricia Leavy, PhD

How is it that the question of whether or not to release the names of 150-plus johns has morphed into a subtle but clear attack on women?

Gender Inequality In Workplace Follows Women Into Retirement

Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics

The average female retiree on Social Security gets a monthly benefit $300 smaller than the average male retiree. Because retirement benefits are tied ...

Really Now? List Of Top 50 Films Of The 90's Has No Women Directors

Indiewire | Posted 10.12.2012 | Women

The A.V. Club recently published a three-part series listing their top 50 films from the '90s. As expected the likes of Tarantino, Scorsese, Fincher a...

LOOK: The Countries With The Worst Gender Gaps

Slate | Posted 10.11.2012 | Women

In Half the Sky, a documentary series and book, journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn offers a compelling narrative of women’s suffering. T...

Girls Rule

John Hope Bryant | Posted 09.19.2012 | Impact
John Hope Bryant

Imagine what would happen if we unleashed the true potential of the average of 50 percent of the populations that are women. The economy would just take off. GDP growth would spike, and society would be more well-rounded.

Real Men Don't Exist

Jincey Lumpkin | Posted 09.18.2012 | Gay Voices
Jincey Lumpkin

The idea of Real Men and Real Women is marginalizing to anyone who doesn't fall into the "correct" bin.

Be A Proud Ally Year-Round

Nancy K. Kaufman | Posted 08.28.2012 | Gay Voices
Nancy K. Kaufman

The more your speech and behavior contributes to the general sense that being LGBT is normal, the more LGBT persons will be able to enjoy acceptance and normality in everyday life. And the more others who believe in equality will be empowered to say so.

My Grandmother's Lessons

Hannah Weintraub | Posted 08.20.2012 | Teen
Hannah Weintraub

My fear of a regression in women's rights is not unfounded, as the reproductive rights debates have shown. Let's honor the struggle of our grandmothers and mothers and keep working for justice.

Male Model: I Don't Get Along With Gisele

Posted 06.18.2012 | Style

You may not know David Gandy by name, but you certainly know him by abs. The British model is the face in those ubiquitous Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue ...

The Age Where Women's Pay Peaks

Forbes Woman | Posted 06.01.2012 | Women

A new analysis by compensation research firm PayScale maps out exactly when college-educated women begin earning less than their male counterparts-and...