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Why Parents May Cause Gender Differences In Kids | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Among certain parents, it is an article of faith not only that they should treat their sons and daughters alike, but also that they do. If Jack gets L...

Important and Unimportant Imbalances in the World

Jarvis Coffin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jarvis Coffin

This is interesting: MediaPost referred to a report in the Digits Blog of the Wall Street Journal yesterday that says of 53,000 qualified respondents ...

After Semenya: Tracking Male and Female, Injury and Insult

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Philip N. Cohen

Men's sex advantage in some sports is not a sexist myth, as The Nation would have you believe.

Omero: Virginia update

Margie Omero | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Margie Omero

I just wanted to post this brief update in the interest of full disclosure: After, and partly because of, the work I did for this post, I am now ...

No, Not My America, You Mean Our America

2morrowknight | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Rather than wage a losing fight against impending social and demographic changes, it is incumbent upon people to go beyond their communities, and to get to know the residents of other communities.

The Unfinished Work of Women's Political Equality

Linda Basch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Basch

Today is Women's Equality Day, the anniversary of the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote. Looking around, I see in too many places the unfinished work of women's political emancipation and equal representation.

Omero: Even on Mad Men women are in the workplace (unsolicited advice for Creigh Deeds)

Margie Omero | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Margie Omero

The Virginia Governor's race is coming to a slow boil in the post-thesis environment.  Polls show Democratic candidate Creigh Deeds narrowing the...

Boys Bite Beast

Ellen Snortland | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ellen Snortland

Women and girls need men and boys who are willing to articulate the injustice they see toward their mothers, sisters, daughters and wives.

Obama, Clinton: Elevating Women's Issues but Not Global Development?

Nandini Oomman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nandini Oomman

The Obama administration has made separate pronouncements on global health, food security and women's rights. It's not yet clear how it will fit these together into a coordinated global development strategy.

Why We Need to Declutter Our Friendships

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Audit your friendships -- because having too many bad ones can prevent you from having good ones.

Hillary Comes Out of the Bill Closet: But How Does She Really Feel?

Phil Bronstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Phil Bronstein

I've never been a huge Hillary fan, but this was both heartbreaking and endearing, watching the cold steel of a too-often back seat passenger to power explode into the molten lava that's been percolating all these years.

Hell Hath No Fury Like Hillary Clinton

Natalie Holder-Winfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Natalie Holder-Winfield

Yesterday, I cheered when I read the transcript of Sec. Hillary Clinton's response when a student asked about Bill Clinton's thoughts on foreign policy, but I could see the double standard coming.

Go Ahead, Let Outrage Start the Much Needed Gender Conversation

Andrea Learned | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Andrea Learned

We don't need a fight to the death between men and women to see who is "better." Rather we need to be identifying those qualities women tend to have that make them transformational leaders.

Gender Stupid (Psychically) and That is Fine with Me

Margaret Ruth | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Margaret Ruth

Cultural overlays about gender and hetero and homo couplings do some funky stuff to people and block their ability to have perfectly healthy, joyful and whole partnerships.

Gender Elephant in the Gladwell's Outlier Living Room

Ellen Snortland | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ellen Snortland

Public challenge to Malcolm Gladwell: examine the "glass ceiling," the long shadow cast by both rich and poor men's forms of primogeniture.

Different Friendship Styles For Boys And Girls: Study

TIME | John Cloud Friday, Jul. 17, 2009 | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Pardon the sexism, but a question: Why are girls so girly? For the better part of the past half-century, feminists, their opponents and armies of aca...

What Would You Do If You Woke Up Tomorrow and You Were Beautiful?

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marcia G. Yerman

Cho's All American Girl was replaced in the line-up by The Drew Carey Show. Cho pointed out that a double standard was at play. Why wasn't Carey, also a comedian, judged by his looks?

G.I. Jane Breaks The Combat Barrier: Number Of High-Ranking Military Women Rising Considerably | LIZETTE ALVAREZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Before 2001, America's military women had rarely seen ground combat. Their jobs kept them mostly away from enemy lines, as military policy dictates. ...

Our Children Are Watching

Marie Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marie Wilson

These proceedings may serve to discourage a generation of women from following in Sotomayor's trailblazing footsteps precisely because of the treatment they are witnessing.

Women Can Plow Under A Global Hunger Crisis

Ritu Sharma | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ritu Sharma

This week, 4 million more people worldwide will go to bed hungry. Seven out of 10 of them are women.

Debunking the Myths About Women's Rights in Afghanistan

Rethink Afghanistan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rethink Afghanistan

Paper gains for women's rights mean nothing when the only two rights women are guaranteed by the constitution are the right to obey their husbands and the right to pray, but not in a mosque.

A Lesson About Female Friendship from the Ad World

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

When it comes to customer loyalty, women aren't necessarily more loyal than men; it's just that their loyalties take a different form.

Caring for Health: Expanding the Policy Dialogue

Abby L. Ferber | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Abby L. Ferber

Providing universal health coverage is essential, but there are many, many other social policy avenues to pursue if we seek to improve the health of our citizenry.

MY Healthcare Problem

Abby L. Ferber | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Abby L. Ferber

Health insurance companies are not in the business of making healthcare easier for us; they are in business.

Sex Change Surgery In China Might Require Police Approval

AP | GILLIAN WONG | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING — China's first medical guidelines on sex change surgery could require patients to gain police approval before the procedure, according ...