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Spectacular Black-And-White Portraits Shed Light On Bangladesh's Third Gender

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.22.2014 | Arts

“I feel like a mermaid. My body tells me that I am a man but my soul tells me that I am a woman. I am like a flower, a flower that is made of paper....

Talk to the Shield!

Michael Goldberg | Posted 09.19.2014 | Business
Michael Goldberg

Leave your shield (and sword) at the office when attending events and you'll absolutely generate more prospects, more referrals, and more business. That is, if you're into that sort of thing.

Why More Men Need to Hear Jackson Katz's 'More Than a Few Good Men' Talk

Luis Ruuska | Posted 09.16.2014 | Women
Luis Ruuska

More men need to hear Jackson Katz and others like him speak not because their minds and attitudes will automatically be changed, but because their existing attitudes and evaluations of women will be fundamentally and critically challenged.

15 Stunning Male Dancers Expand What It Means To Be Masculine

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.05.2014 | Arts

"Masculinity as a socially constructed identity is not a stable entity, but one made up of conflictual and contradictory aspects.” Those are the ...

Kim Bhasin

How Gap Instituted Equal Pay For Men And Women

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bhasin | Posted 09.05.2014 | Business

In an uncommon display of transparency, Gap recently disclosed that it pays men and women equally for equal work. Exponential Talent, a consulting ...

The Balance of the Sexes in Divorce: Gender Differences and Parity

Nicole H. Sodoma | Posted 07.24.2014 | Divorce
Nicole H. Sodoma

What is clear? It is the end of a partnership. Regardless of your gender and what position you held in your marriage, change is inevitable and managing your response to that change is going to be critical for you and your family.

Finally, A Ninja To Inspire My Little Girls

Cort Ruddy | Posted 07.24.2014 | Parents
Cort Ruddy

The world has many flaws, even more than I realized before I became a dad of daughters. But there are also a million things that are great, and awesome, and inspiring about it. This is one.

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

Quora | Posted 09.10.2014 | 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 08.30.2014 | 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 08.05.2014 | 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.