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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 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.

Barbara Annis and Dr. Keith Merron on the Need for Gender Intelligence, An Exclusive Interview (Pt 4)

Jarod Cerf | Posted 06.05.2014 | Books
Jarod Cerf

Let's take a closer look at how pervasive our own blind spots are and see where, in society, we're most likely to change.

Profound Portraits Of Young Agender Individuals Challenge The Male/Female Identity

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 06.03.2014 | Arts

Sparked by a tragic incident of violence and hate, photographer Chloe Aftel's portrait project "Agender" shines a spotlight on the beautiful complexit...

I Got Fat-Shamed on My Morning Commute

Rachel Gillett | Posted 07.22.2014 | Women
Rachel Gillett

Did it really bother this man that much that we were touching legs on the train? Was it the audacity of this "fat b*tch" to think she could fit in the space? Or was it that she felt she had the right to sit down when clearly, a little standing could do her some good?

When You Don't Click With Your Boss, From Jill Abramson (VIDEO)

Posted 04.24.2014 | MarloThomas

Executive Editor of The New York Times, Jill Abramson, had a less than ideal professional relationship with her former boss, Howell Raines, she said, ...

The Surprising Way Gender Norms May Endanger Our Health

Livescience | Agata Blaszczak-Boxe | Posted 04.17.2014 | Women

By Agata Blaszczak-Boxe, Staff Writer 04/16/2014 03:20 AM EDT LiveScience Teenage girls who see themselves as the most feminine and teenage boys wh...

Fashion Wrongs: 'Career Ready' Ad Proves Nordstrom is Overdue for a Marketing Makeover

Christina Pesoli | Posted 05.18.2014 | Women
Christina Pesoli

I might expect this sort of depiction of women in a photo accompanying a story in Penthouse Forum targeting guys with office sexcapade fantasies.

What Is the One Most Difficult Thing About Being a Woman in the United States of America in 2014?

Quora | Posted 04.14.2014 | Women
Quora

It is hard to see something when it is everywhere you look. It is the absence of it that makes it noticeable. For example, when was the last time we herald the "first man" to do whatever?

Gender Bias in the Classroom

Kate Bancks | Posted 03.08.2014 | Impact
Kate Bancks

Were my girlfriends and I encouraged to cooperate rather than compete, as it's pointed out that boys are encouraged to do? Was my behavior, when assertive, seen as disruptive and viewed negatively by my teacher?

Women in Business: Q&A with Caryl Rivers and Dr Rosalind C. Barnett, authors of The New Soft War on Women

Laura Dunn | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Caryl Rivers is a professor of journalism at the College of Communication at Boston University. A nationally known author and journalist, she received...

Here's What Happened When One Queer Woman Dressed More Feminine For Her Job

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 11.19.2013 | Arts

All it took was one versatile haircut, and voila. The seeds for "Warpaint," a nuanced art project addressing the subtleties of gender expression, were...

Women and the Peace Talks

Shari Eshet | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Shari Eshet

How can we call for more women to represent us if we don't even know who is already sitting there? We know about Tzipi Livni and we know about Yitzhak Molcho, who are leading the talks for the Israeli side, but that is pretty much it.

She, He and Ze All Have the Right to Make Own Identity Choices

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 10.07.2013 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

Issues around sex and gender have been heatedly floating around my social networking circles recently. An uncomfortable divide seems to be brewing among those who see feminist assertions around gender as a challenge to transgender identities, and vice-versa.

Close the Wage Gap by Changing Your Major

Christina Hoff Sommers | Posted 08.05.2013 | College
Christina Hoff Sommers

If today's young women want to close the wage gap, they should change their college majors. Aspiring early childhood educators or social workers should reconsider careers in petroleum engineering and metallurgy degrees, which promise far more money.

3 Complementarians And A Mutualist

Zach J. Hoag | Posted 07.14.2013 | Religion
Zach J. Hoag

It's time to talk about complementarianism, the theological root of the demeaning, misogynistic evangelical fruit that I surveyed recently.

Promise to Protect Immigrant Women's Rights

Mallika Dutt | Posted 05.27.2013 | Politics
Mallika Dutt

We stand today at a watershed moment. At least three moments, actually. And I believe that if we seize them all together, right now, we can advance the rights and improve the lives of all women in America.

The Good News/Bad News About Oz: The Great and Powerful's Complicated Gender Issues

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.11.2013 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

The women of Oz: The Great and Powerful may have serious issues in how they are written and presented, but at least Oz: The Great and Powerful has women (plural) in it at all.

More Grim News For Women In Media

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 10.16.2012 | Media

A new study released on Tuesday revealed that men dominate newspaper front pages in Britain. The study, conducted by Britain's Women in Journalism...

Study Finds Black Female Leaders Face Harsher Criticism Than Others

Posted 09.13.2012 | Black Voices

In the corporate world, it looks like women are making significant strides. This year's Fortune 500 list boasted 18 female CEOs, more women to make th...

New York Magazine: Meet The 'Agender,' Neither Man Nor Woman

New York Magazine | Rachel R. White | Posted 08.21.2012 | Gay Voices

"I didn't really want nipples," Cory said, running a hand through a mop of bleached blond hair. Born female, 23-year-old Cory uses the pronoun co--an...

What Are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Being a Woman?

Quora | Posted 09.24.2012 | Women
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. By J.C. Hewitt, Product-maker ProsYou're unlikely to be conscripted. In war, you're collate...

Women Who Closed Gender Gap In Media

Posted 07.09.2012 | Media

Forty years ago in July, Ms. debuted as a stand-alone magazine. Thanks to the efforts of Gloria Steinem, Suzanne Levine (a former editor of this magaz...

Review: Brave (2012) Is Pixar's Most Impersonal and Least Consequential Film and a More Troubling Failure Than Cars 2

Scott Mendelson | Posted 08.23.2012 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Brave is rarely boring but rarely engrossing, a trifling piffle that fails as art and nearly fails at entertainment as well. It may not supplement Cars 2 as the worst film Pixar has yet made, but it clearly qualifies as the most disappointing.

Men Dominate Media Discussions Of Women's Issues

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 06.05.2012 | Media

A recent study brings grim news for people hoping to see women more equally represented in the media. 4th Estate, a group that makes infographics a...