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The 'Gay Moment' in Pro Sports

Michael Kimmel | Posted 05.04.2014 | Sports
Michael Kimmel

Before we rush into what I like to call "premature self-congratulation" -- patting ourselves on the back at our own tolerance -- let's pause for a moment and put things in perspective.

10 Things That Street #HarassmentIs, In Case You Really Don't Think It's Important

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 05.03.2014 | Impact
Soraya Chemaly

Harassment is a global issue, it doesn't affect everyone equally, and it is a serious problem that undermines equality in the public sphere.

On International Women's Day, Is There a Place for Men?

Gary Barker, Ph.D. | Posted 05.03.2014 | Women
Gary Barker, Ph.D.

Of course I think there is a place for men in achieving full equality for girls and women. I've got skin in this game.

Why the World Needs to End Discrimination Now

Jim Yong Kim | Posted 05.03.2014 | Impact
Jim Yong Kim

Eliminating discrimination is not only the right thing to do; it's also critical to ensure that we have sustained, balanced and inclusive economic growth in all societies -- whether in developed or developing nations, the North or the South, America or Africa.

I'm Trans* and I Have a Right to Date However I Want (Even If It's Not Heteronormative)

J Mase III | Posted 04.29.2014 | Gay Voices
J Mase III

I deserve to have someone(s) in my life that is EXCITED to hold my hand and maybe even, gasp, KISS me in public. ('cause I'm kind of awesome.)

You Can't Have Equal Pay Without Equal Opportunity

Jan Sharry | Posted 04.27.2014 | Women
Jan Sharry

Is there a discrepancy in work assignments and responsibilities that result in a difference in pay between men and women? Is there another reason for the gaps in compensation?

The Disposability of Boys

Cameron Conaway | Posted 04.23.2014 | Impact
Cameron Conaway

The UN's recent reports on the treatment of children in Syria and in the Roman Catholic Church revealed some of the despicable acts committed again...

Call the (Gender) Police!

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 04.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

When lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer kids are attacked, they are usually the ones who are gender-nonconforming. This highlights the underlying problem: Our culture isn't killing people for being transgender; they're doing it for failing to stay within gender boundaries.

The Alpha Woman Vs. The Princeton Mom

Dr. Sonya Rhodes | Posted 04.21.2014 | Women
Dr. Sonya Rhodes

As a therapist who works with individuals and couples, I can tell you: you have every chance of finding happiness if you're single in your 30s or 40s or beyond. College is a time to have fun, learn about yourself, and define your goals. Many women in their 20s aren't ready to pick a life partner yet.

Leaning In, in Houses of Prayer

Student Reporter | Posted 04.21.2014 | Religion
Student Reporter

By Patricia Nilsson, BA Student at SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies), University of London Women are structurally underrepresented and of...

Custom Gender

Brie Harrison | Posted 04.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Brie Harrison

For those of us who have lived our lives not quite falling into the binary description of "traditionally male" or "traditionally female," this small change is a world of difference.

Toughness, Sensitivity Not Mutually Exclusive in a 'Real Man'

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 04.14.2014 | Women
The University of Central Florida Forum

As a Women's Studies instructor, I am familiar with the association of feminism with man-hating but am equally familiar with the mythology of such assumptions.

Can Women Have It All? A New Model

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 04.14.2014 | Women
Paula Davis-Laack

It took me years to realize how destructive the pursuit of perfection really is. Thinking you have to do things perfectly and/or be perfect is like carrying around a heavy weight on your back, and it absolutely crushes happiness.

Male Sexual Assault: The Silent Epidemic That Must Be Addressed

Elwood D. Watson | Posted 04.10.2014 | Impact
Elwood D. Watson

It is a tormenting situation to have to endure. Thus, as a result, many men, rather than speak out, often decide to suffer in silence.

Female Scientists Do Roam Among Us, and Gasp! Some Even Wear Lipstick

Lynda Bekore | Posted 04.09.2014 | Women
Lynda Bekore

We fixate on the minutiae of score-keeping and numbers-balancing, of how much pink vs. blue, of how the evil patriarchy is ruining girls' lives, while we ignore the forest for the trees.

The Problem With Being First: The Dangers Behind Being the Token Hijabi

Laila Alawa | Posted 04.09.2014 | Religion
Laila Alawa

When the day comes that we have a Muslim American woman make it, it'll be the day that her identity is just another part of her, not the reason she was catapulted to fame. Otherwise, we really have not made it. We just will think we have, and that's what needs to be changed.

Men in Aprons: An Ode to Gourmet Magazine

Food Politic | Posted 04.09.2014 | Food
Food Politic

And so it went in issue after issue of many of America's bestselling magazines through the 1940s and '50s. Rosie the Riveter may have found her way to the factory floor during World War II, but you'd never know it by looking at these publications. But in the midst of all this, a different voice was born: Gourmet.

A New Study Has Found Staying Calm Isn't Necessarily the Best Way

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 04.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peggy Drexler

The next time you feel nervous or anxious, worked up about a big presentation or your husband's forgetfulness, instead of willing yourself to calm down, try telling yourself to get jazzed instead.

11 Questions for Poet and Essayist Elisa Gabbert

Travis Nichols | Posted 04.06.2014 | Books
Travis Nichols

Elisa Gabbert is a poet and essayist whose most recent book, The Self Unstable, is a vibrant humming meditation on how we make our selves out of stories, data, and suggestion.

12 Gender-Bending Photos That Challenge Traditional Relationship Roles (NSFW)

Posted 02.05.2014 | Arts

When it comes to the roles men and women play in relationships, there exists a very traditional, not to mention heteronormative, mentality that says p...

The Gender-Friendly Classroom: Tips and Tools for Teachers

Randal Mason | Posted 04.01.2014 | Education
Randal Mason

As UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon noted recently, "Today, there are 57 million children out of school -- and most of them are girls." Teachers and ...

Beyoncé and the Oversimplification of Women Through Beauty

Ernest Owens | Posted 03.31.2014 | Celebrity
Ernest Owens

Whether you like her music or not, you cannot deny her tenacity. But unfortunately, not even Beyoncé herself is letting us see that side of her as much anymore.

For Daughters, Is Babysitting the First Step on the Mommy Track?

Vincent O'Keefe | Posted 03.30.2014 | Parents
Vincent O'Keefe

By endorsing my daughter's entry into the babysitting business so unconsciously, was I contributing to the cycle of gender discrimination when it comes to childcare and housekeeping?

Interracial Couples and Marriage More Accepted Among Americans

Elwood D. Watson | Posted 03.29.2014 | Black Voices
Elwood D. Watson

Younger Americans have grown up in an environment where they have been immersed with multi-cultural images from sports, to television, to music, to gender to literature. On the contrary, older Americans inhabited an America that was rigidly segregated by race, class and in a number of cases, religion.

How A Yoga Dropout Transformed Herself Into A Competitive Athlete In Just 1 Year

Rebecca Kukla | Posted 03.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Kukla

One of the most amazing transformations for me has been the change in my courage. I am not afraid of people looking at my body, nor of what the scale says, nor -- most importantly -- of trying new things. For the first time in my life I feel like I'll try anything at least once.