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Gender Stereotypes

The Limited Edition Female Scientist

Kate Van Dellen | Posted 09.16.2014 | 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?

The Power of Self-Awareness

Christa Dowling | Posted 09.12.2014 | Women
Christa Dowling

Women are not anti-men for we need both genders to balance our world in a more productive and responsible way .We are also not the weaker sex... or let's say gender... we just have a more balanced way of thought

The 7 Queerest Questions I've Been Asked as a Gay Dad

Brent Almond | Posted 09.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Brent Almond

While the motivations may be different, the questions all make the same assumption -- that every child needs a father and a mother in order to be healthy and happy.

When Gender Norms Didn't Work For My Kid

Erika Kleinman | Posted 09.08.2014 | 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 09.05.2014 | 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and politicians have used "family values" as an artificial dividing line in our nation, the kind of family they imagine is obsolete.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....

In Defense of the Pink Hat

Angelina Massoia | Posted 08.27.2014 | Sports
Angelina Massoia

Survey the excited crowd of a Red Sox home game and you'll see a lot of red, a lot of navy blue, a lot of white. You'll also inevitably run into a dash of pink. Consider what you are now thinking about the individual wearing that pink hat.

6 Ways Men and Women Are (Mostly) Different

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 08.27.2014 | Women
Dr. Peggy Drexler

It's important to recognize that the qualities men and women share, or don't, are fluid and ever-changing, and prone to shifting with time, experience, and relationships.

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

Marissa Higgins | Posted 08.25.2014 | 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.

These Little Boys Are Quashing Gender Stereotypes Without Even Trying

2014-02-25-MSLOGOcopy.jpg | Posted 08.21.2014 | Parents

By Ilana Wiles, Mommy Shorts A few weeks ago, I posted about that tearjerker of a commercial -- the #likeagirl ad campaign for Always. If you haven...

5 Tips to Handle Microaggressions Effectively

Anna Giraldo Kerr | Posted 08.08.2014 | Women
Anna Giraldo Kerr

Learning to handle microaggressions -- also known as micro inequities -- could feel like training to become a martial arts black belt: A slow process where most times you end up bruised and sore.

Historic Becky Hammon Hire Focuses on the Talent - and that's Awesome!

Emily Cornelius | Posted 08.07.2014 | Sports
Emily Cornelius

What is most notable about this announcement though is the focus on her work ethic, skills, and successes as the new hire. Sure, every headline, including this one, focuses on her gender, but her gender is not the reason she was hired.

How Can Men Support Women in the Workplace? A Conversation on Male-Female Mentorship

Sophie Sakellariadis | Posted 08.04.2014 | Women
Sophie Sakellariadis

I agree that it's important to treat people equally and as individuals with unique needs and preferences.That said, it's also true that men and women tend to embody different behaviors in the workplace.

Not That Anyone Gives a Damn, But...

Warren Adler | Posted 08.26.2014 | Comedy
Warren Adler

For those of you who got a kick out of my first Nobody Gives a Damn, But... column, inspired by the great sportswriter Jimmy Cannon, I offer thanks. T...

Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminism: What Exactly Is It, And Why Does It Hurt?

Kelsie Brynn Jones | Posted 08.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Kelsie Brynn Jones

Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminism, or TERF, is a loosely-organized collective with a message of hate and exclusion against transgender women in particular. They have attached themselves to radical feminism as a means to attempt to deny trans women basic access to health care, women's groups, restroom facilities, and more.

Authenticity Offers Its Own Beauty

John Friedman | Posted 07.28.2014 | Business
John Friedman

Authenticity is what turns a pretty picture into a priceless work of art. Likewise it is what people look for -- or should -- in their personal relationships. I believe this holds true for our relationships with businesses as well.

What's the Stink About Pink?

Jenny Darroch | Posted 07.28.2014 | Business
Jenny Darroch

When marketers use pink to signal their products are "female friendly" they fall squarely into the trap of stereotyping women as being feminine, kind and nice.

Why We Need to Talk About the Sexual Assault of Men and Boys

Kristen DeFalco | Posted 07.25.2014 | Impact
Kristen DeFalco

Let's talk about rape. No, not the rape of women and girls that seems to consume the media, and has become a staple for just about every drama on television these days. I'm talking about the conversation that nobody is having; the rape and sexual assault of men and boys.

How Stereotypes Take Shape

Pacific Standard | Tom Jacobs | Posted 07.25.2014 | World

Unfair and offensive as they may be, stereotypes are ubiquitous. Logic tells us it’s ludicrous to label all, or most, members of a particular ethnic...

Awesome Campaign Reminds Boys That They're Free To Wear Pink

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 07.22.2014 | Parents

From an early age, kids are often told pink is a "girl" color while blue is for boys, perpetuating the idea that only girls can wear pink clothing. In...

I Am NOT Cisgendered

J Nelson Aviance | Posted 09.17.2014 | Gay Voices
J Nelson Aviance

I am NOT "cisgendered." I reject that label. Why? From what I've read, "cisgendered" is a label that began in academic discourse as a way of describing people who weren't trans. But the meaning of it was akin to what we might call "normatively gendered."

To Sir with Love or Ain't I a Woman Too

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 09.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

I am a woman with a deep voice; I am almost always called "sir" over the telephone. When I correct the person I usually say, "It's not sir, I am a woman with a deep voice." I get various reactions after that.

Cute and Pink to the Left, Cool and Blue to the Right

Cort Ruddy | Posted 09.14.2014 | Parents
Cort Ruddy

There's no doubt about it, our daughters and sons are getting very different messages beyond just pink and blue. And it starts when they are babies.

Boys Kissing Boys

Brent Almond | Posted 09.07.2014 | Gay Voices
Brent Almond

I don't want my boy to stop being the loving, hugging, kissing free spirit he's been up till now. I guess I just want the world to know it, and to stop telling him it's not okay.

The Masculine-Feminine Continuum

Caroline Turner | Posted 09.05.2014 | Business
Caroline Turner

When I talk about the business case for achieving gender diversity in leadership, I propose a solution that goes beyond gender. The solution I propo...