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Women 2012: Taking a Worldwide Reading

Linda Basch | Posted 02.21.2012 | Impact
Linda Basch

What is the status of women worldwide in 2012? Join the National Council for Research on Women as we explore the gains and gaps in different regions w...

Study: Restaurants Feed on Exploited Women's Labor

Michelle Chen | Posted 04.20.2012 | Politics
Michelle Chen

Next time you plunk down some change on the table before leaving a restaurant, think about what might be behind that service with a smile. A new study warns that when Americans eat out, they feed into an industry fueled by exploitation and rampant discrimination against women.

The Birth Control Debate That Isn't Happening

Margie Omero | Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics
Margie Omero

It's 2012, but to hear the Right talk about birth control, and "emotional" women in the workforce and the military, one might think we're trapped in Downton Abbey's 1914.

Male Privilege and the Birth Control Debate

Daniella Gibbs Leger | Posted 04.15.2012 | Politics
Daniella Gibbs Leger

The last time I checked, men cannot give birth. That's not to say that they don't have a vested interest in the issue, because obviously they do. But they don't get to speak with absolute authority about something they never personally experience.

EVA & ADELE On Their Lifelong Collaboration

Posted 02.21.2012 | Arts

You've probably seen them at a gallery at some point, but then again, this Austro-German duo is arguably its own moving museum. Meet the living works ...

Counting Fathers as Babysitters: Why It Matters

Kristin Maschka | Posted 04.14.2012 | Parents
Kristin Maschka

Today's parents have an uphill battle. We're struggling to share parenting and employment roles but the government tells us that when dad takes care of the kids it's a childcare arrangement, but when moms do it, it's just what moms do.

WATCH: If Women Acted Like Men In A Bar

Jessica Pearce Rotondi | Posted 04.09.2012 | Women
Jessica Pearce Rotondi

If you've had your fill of bad pickup lines, offers of shots from uninteresting and/or creepy parties and drunks attempting to grind on your friends on the dance floor, this is the video for you.

Mars and Venus in the... Parking Garage?

Sam Sommers | Posted 04.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Sam Sommers

It's one of the perils of theorizing about sex differences: Our own expectations and intuitions get in the way. We hear about a study that reveals a significant sex gap and we immediately jump to conclusions.

The Class Warrior of the 1%

June Carbone | Posted 04.01.2012 | Politics
June Carbone

Charles Murray is at it again, out with a new book and a long article in the Wall Street Journal attempting to explain income inequality among whites.

Veronica Rhodes: Toeing the Gender Line

Red Room | Posted 03.28.2012 | Parents
Red Room

Ann likes to keep her hair cut short, wear boys' clothes, and play sports instead of Barbies. It's just who she is, nothing more or less than that. As we often say around here, you like what you like, so go ahead and like it and don't pay any attention to anyone who has anything to say about it.

It's the Economy, Girlfriend!

Amy Siskind | Posted 03.24.2012 | Women
Amy Siskind

The central issue for today's women is economic empowerment. With money comes control -- not dependency, the root cause for so many of the evils impacting today's women.

Did Men Invent Art to Become Women? Must Women Become Men to Make Great Art?

G. Roger Denson | Posted 03.08.2013 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

Imagine you are a man living amid the Paleolithic millennia. If you were seeking great rewards from beyond the mortal realm, would you mutilate yourself, or submit to an order of mutilation, to become as much a woman as would be possible to you?


Bess Rowen | Posted 03.16.2012 | Arts
Bess Rowen

Seeing naked female bodies happens a great deal in theatre, but it is often in entirely gratuitous scenes, with flattering lighting, adhering to some sort of fetishized concept of female sensuality.

Men And Women: Still Both From Earth

Joan Williams | Posted 03.15.2012 | Women
Joan Williams

These results are being used as proof that men and women's brains are fundamentally different, but what's important is what the study doesn't measure.

Gender Discrimination: Religious vs. Secular

Eliyahu Federman | Posted 03.14.2012 | Religion
Eliyahu Federman

Is there a stronger element of coercion when gender roles are imposed in a completely secular context versus the confines of ritual practice?

Why Women Rule At Negotiation

Tara Sophia Mohr | Posted 03.12.2012 | Women
Tara Sophia Mohr

Women, can you change your vision of a what a highly skilled negotiator looks like, to a picture that looks more like you?

Going With Your Gut in the Voting Booth

Sam Sommers | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics
Sam Sommers

No, this is not another blog post about the benefits (or costs) to being beautiful, though attractiveness certainly is a characteristic that can impact an election. Just ask Richard Nixon. But I'm not talking about physical attractiveness per se.

Do Clothes Make The Man? Caleb Cole Pretends To Be Everyone

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Massara | Posted 01.06.2012 | Arts

Caleb Cole describes himself on his website as "a former altar server, scout, and 4-H Grand Champion in Gift Wrapping." He is also a photographer who ...

Context, Gender, and Why Riley's Right to Be Pissed Off About Toys

Sam Sommers | Posted 03.06.2012 | Parents
Sam Sommers

Behavioral science has now shown us that many of the gender differences we habitually chalk up to biology or evolution aren't as set in stone as we assume.

Gender And Humor: Was Christopher Hitchens Right When He Said Women Aren't Funny?

Peter McGraw and Joel Warner | Posted 03.04.2012 | Comedy
Peter McGraw and Joel Warner

The studies that do find gender differences conclude men might have a slight advantage over women in coming up with good jokes. But such research misses the fact that men's advantage may come at a cost.

A Black Mark on the Israeli Society, One That We Must Erase

Shelly Yachimovich | Posted 03.04.2012 | World
Shelly Yachimovich

Forbidden pavements for women. Sounds like a science fiction movie featuring an especially grim, hallucinatory reality. Yet this is a reality. And this kind of reality, in the State of Israel, in the 21st century, puts a black mark on the Israeli society.

When Will HRC And GLAAD Go After Miller Lite's Offensive Ads?

David Groshoff | Posted 03.03.2012 | Gay Voices
David Groshoff

On Christmas I took the day off from researching corporate law and watched whatever programming our cable TV provided. And that programming contained a seemingly disturbing amount of "manliness," whatever that means.

What You Don't Know About People

Sam Sommers | Posted 02.29.2012 | Home
Sam Sommers

You've been lied to. Or, at the very least, misled. It's simply not true that everything you need to know about life you learned in Kindergarten.

Is Hollywood Experiencing an 'End of Men' Backlash?

Michele Willens | Posted 02.28.2012 | Women
Michele Willens

So much attention has been focused on bringing girls up to equality that the other gender has stood by patiently. Apparently, long enough -- at least on the big screen.

Islam, Gender And Democracy In Turkey

Roger Friedland | Posted 02.28.2012 | Religion
Roger Friedland

In Turkey secularism means state control of Islam and the exclusion of Islam from the public sphere, an enforced privatization of religion. Ataturk's secular republic had shut down all independent mosques.