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What Role Should Men Play In Feminism? 5 Men Weigh In

Ravishly | Posted 12.18.2014 | Women
Ravishly

The fight for equality among all genders, races and sexual orientations requires just that same rainbow of people who want change -- and this includes men.

Reese Witherspoon, From Legally Blonde to Visionary, Genius Producer

Ira Israel | Posted 12.08.2014 | Entertainment
Ira Israel

"Wild" is a daring, inspiring film of one brave woman's self-overcoming and the journey she had to go on to own her life, to embrace all aspects and every minute of it, and release the "woulda-shoulda-coulda-didn'ts" that our minds are wont to create.

The Shocking Comment That Reminded Me of Everything I Need to Teach My Kids

Catherine Pearlman | Posted 12.03.2014 | Parents
Catherine Pearlman

My shock at his words spewed out automatically. I looked at him and asked, "Did you just say he was beat by a girl?" Immediately my friend recanted. He himself didn't know where that comment came from. He felt badly and that was that. But days and weeks later, I couldn't forget it. Something truly bothered me.

Jessica Samakow

The Dangerous Lessons Kids Learn From Sexist T-Shirts

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Samakow | Posted 12.04.2014 | Parents

Art by Damon Scheleur Mike Adamick was shopping at Target with his daughter when she saw a retro Superman shirt in the boys’ section. She w...

I Didn't Choose to Be Gay, but I Would!

Leon Acord | Posted 11.24.2014 | Gay Voices
Leon Acord

The other day my friend and I were talking about the ridiculous notion that being gay is a choice rather than a biological disposition. He asked, "What man would choose to be gay? Being straight is so much easier!" I thought about it for a moment. Is it?

When the 'Default Parent' Goes Remote

Kerry Lyons | Posted 11.21.2014 | Parents
Kerry Lyons

As much as I might b*tch about the role I play, how exhausting it is, how overwhelmed I am, blah blah blah, I love it. And them.

The Job Description for Men Has Changed But Some Haven't Gotten the Memo

David Adams | Posted 11.19.2014 | Impact
David Adams

In our abuser education groups, we like to describe empathy as a muscle that grows stronger with use. Those who do well in our program commit themselves to working their empathy muscles. Some also learn that sometimes their partners and children do not want them to "solve their problems" but to listen to them.

I'm a Hip-Hop Feminist Dating a Patriarchal Man

Ravishly | Posted 11.18.2014 | Women
Ravishly

When I'm cuddling in bed with my non-feminist man and discussing what I'm teaching and what I'm learning and what I'm researching, all I see and know is that he loves me -- regardless of what his feminist commitments are.

A Gay Dad's Open Letter to Rose McGowan on Lessons Learned

Rob Watson | Posted 11.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Rob Watson

I am sorry that you have not felt that the outcry against misogyny from gay men has been loud enough. Given your comments about Speedos and Molly, I can only assume that your comments are in part the result of seeing the "gay community" as the buff young men on the party circuit.

Masks of Sexism: Trick-or-Treating From Fairy Princess to Miss Behaved

Sarah Key | Posted 10.27.2014 | Parents
Sarah Key

What makes girls (and women) retreat from our superpowers to damsels in distress? When we reach for a mask, why is it so often one of prettiness and not power?

Mrs. and Mrs. Who?

Sasha Lotrian | Posted 12.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Sasha Lotrian

I am proud to have taken my wife's name for both romantic and political reasons. Personally, this whole gay marriage thing has been a lovely surprise in every way; marriage is about unity. If you aren't willing to merge your names, are you really ready to merge entire lives?

The Woman Code by Sophia A Nelson -- A Review

Suna Senman | Posted 12.13.2014 | Books
Suna Senman

The sincere and open introduction tells how writing this book moved Nelson from broken hearted into a strong woman. While her stories of "loosing self" are familiar to most women, Nelson's roadmap from crushed to whole is unique.

Here's Why the World Doesn't Need a 'Yahoo for Men'

Katie Tandy | Posted 12.01.2014 | Media
Katie Tandy

In a world steeped in miserable estrogen, tampons, squalling babies, mascara and stilettos, one man has had enough. James Heckman, former head of global media strategy at Yahoo!, has launched Scout.com, an online portal dedicated to all things men.

Get a Job (, or How My Wife Let Me Quit and Write a Novel)

Scott Cheshire | Posted 11.30.2014 | Arts
Scott Cheshire

We raised our glasses, and introduced ourselves to the other couples around us until someone kindly congratulated me on my book. Because hadn't I just published a book, too? That's not exactly true, but it certainly feels like it is.

Men Don't Have It All

Rebecca Fishman Lipsey | Posted 11.29.2014 | Women
Rebecca Fishman Lipsey

It's time to change the conversation about gender equality. While at first blush, men seem to benefit from many privileges at work, the truth is, they pay a heavy price. As we barrage women with questions about whether or not they "have it all," we silently assert that men do. And they don't.

Woman at Work: Negotiations -- Foreign and Domestic

O'Brien Browne | Posted 11.26.2014 | Business
O'Brien Browne

Negotiations can be employee to boss, team to team, interdepartmental or company to company, and may include internal, domestic and international negotiating partners.

The Limited Edition Female Scientist

Kate Van Dellen | Posted 11.16.2014 | Parents
Kate Van Dellen

These sold-out limited edition Research Institute Legos have probably found their way to bright and high potential girls whose parents are positive STEM advocates in their education. What about the kids who don't have such strong advocates?

Back-to-School Not Welcoming to All LGBTQ-Students in Massachusetts

Irene Monroe | Posted 11.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

It's back-to-school season for most and stepping back into the scene isn't easy for a lot of students -- especially LGBTQ students.

When Gender Norms Didn't Work For My Kid

Erika Kleinman | Posted 11.08.2014 | Parents
Erika Kleinman

Instead of trotting out the same old stereotypes about what girls and boys are like, we could talk about what our children do; how they move through the world. We could talk about all the ways they are human, and how great it is just to be a part of it.

Re-thinking Family Values

Sarah Key | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics
Sarah Key

Families like mine are the new reality in America. While pundits and politicians have used "family values" as an artificial dividing line in our nation, the kind of family they imagine is obsolete.

Everyday Sexism In Just 9 Illustrations

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 08.29.2014 | Women

From "leaning in" to "having it all," it can sometimes be hard to keep track of where we have and haven't made progress when it comes to gender roles....

Yes, Other Women Are Picking Apart Your Latest Selfie -- And Here's Why

Marissa Higgins | Posted 10.25.2014 | Women
Marissa Higgins

No matter how empowered, aware, and educated we are as individuals, we all experience the pressures of a largely stifling society and we all struggle to deal with it -- some of us have better days than others, but no one is entirely hardened to a life time of judgments and expectations.

I'm a Domestic Disaster: Does That Make Me a Bad Woman?

Nikki Gloudeman | Posted 10.25.2014 | Women
Nikki Gloudeman

I think I'm a pretty fun girl to have around. Yet on some level, despite my progressive ideals, I've always feared that my domestic inadequacies will prevent any man from wanting a real future with me -- when there are, presumably, Martha Stewart minions just waiting in the wings.

Woman at Work: Your Personal Brand and the Irrelevancy of Gender

O'Brien Browne | Posted 10.15.2014 | Business
O'Brien Browne

You're committed, engaged, hard-working and loyal: so why do incompetents rise to the top while you stay trapped in your current role at a low-level t...

A Punk-Rock, Gender-Bending, Rockstar Haircut Fit For a Little Girl Ninja With Autism

Shanell Mouland | Posted 10.18.2014 | Parents
Shanell Mouland

It was time to get Kate's haircut and we decided to get that old hair out of her way and give her the punk rock, gender-bending haircut our little rock star deserves.