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We Are All Polanski's Victims, and We All Deserve Justice

Jaclyn Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jaclyn Friedman

In the confused minds of many, Polanski is a real-life Batman, a flawed anti-hero living outside the law because that's the only way he can truly overcome his tortured history.

The College Insider: Admissions Freak-Out Countdown #2: SAT Prep, The Good, The Bad, And The Goofy

Karen Stabiner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Stabiner

Test-taking strategies: If there's a consensus on anything, it's that your child doesn't want to spend valuable time reading the instructions for the first time on the day of the test. Before you pay for sample tests in a room at a prep center, or proctored by a tutor, consider a few free sample tests at home.

Women, Men, and Happiness: We're All in Transition

Morra Aarons-Mele | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Morra Aarons-Mele

The huge societal shift brought about by women's move into the workforce has only begun to play out, and its consequences are truly complex. So when telling this story, we should be careful not to isolate our focus to just women.

Live On Stage: Moms Tell All

Heather Cabot | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Heather Cabot

Through a series of new stage productions in New York and elsewhere, mom bloggers and tweeters will step into the spotlight and tell motherhood like it is to a live audience.

Omero: Remember the Women (in the HC debate)

Margie Omero | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Margie Omero

Right now the health care debate has shifted--perhaps temporarily--from the public option to abortion and mammograms. This makes it a good moment to r...

Yin/Yang: An Intersexed South African Runner As Symbol Of The Universal

Suzie Heumann | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Suzie Heumann

In some cultures, over the millennia, inter-sexed people have even been revered as shamans and holy people - they are closer to the ideal of a balanced, universal soul. Think of the Yin/Yang symbol. We all know it. It means 'balance' - male/female balance.

Caster Semenya: Outrage, Worry In South Africa Over Report On Runner

AP | CELEAN JACOBSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PRETORIA, South Africa — Caster Semenya had heard the taunts and whispers – that she was different from other girls. Now the most intimate...

Caster Semenya: Tests Reveal Sprinter Has Both Male, Female Characteristics

New York Daily News | By Oren Yaniv | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Tests show that controversial runner Caster Semenya is a woman ...and a man! The 18-year-old South African champ has no womb or ovaries and her testo...

Transsexual To Be Transferred To Women's Prison

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — A British court issued a landmark ruling Friday, allowing a transsexual prisoner serving life for manslaughter and attempted rape to be...

Why Parents May Cause Gender Differences In Kids

newsweek.com | 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
2morrowknight

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.

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.

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.

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.

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...

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.