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A Holiday Message for Obama

Susan Bulkeley Butler | Posted 02.05.2013 | Women
Susan Bulkeley Butler

In 1961, Jacqueline Kennedy began the tradition of selecting a theme for the official White House Christmas tree. John F. Kennedy, meanwhile, started something else during that holiday season: On Dec. 14, he established the President's Commission on the Status of Women.

The Future of a College Soccer Program, Hanging in the Balance

Ryan Madden | Posted 04.01.2013 | Sports
Ryan Madden

This fall, 25 valorous student-athletes representing the University of Richmond's men's soccer team took the field -- possibly for the final time. But why the university plans to euthanize its own program is still being debated as the final board of trustees vote approaches.

Let New York City Kids Exercise!

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 01.08.2013 | New York
Taina Bien-Aime

Parents should put pressure on the DOE to publish a complete inventory of physical education curricula, time and space allocated to physical education classes, along with the number of qualified teachers for each school.

Encouraging Girls to Get Into Sports

Cecilia Attias | Posted 12.31.2012 | Women
Cecilia Attias

More women in sports means better public health all round, and will help to ensure that women can thrive and gain equality with men. Luckily, as the Olympics revealed, the determination of many women to succeed, in sports -- and in other realms, too -- is stronger than ever.

The Changing View From Mount Olympus

Kathie Lingle | Posted 12.02.2012 | Politics
Kathie Lingle

Throughout the months-long energetic debate about how, why and whether women can have it all, my interest has been piqued by something important that women are undeniably getting more of - Olympic medals.

Making Progress in Women's Sports

Rachel Cosgrove | Posted 11.19.2012 | Sports
Rachel Cosgrove

If women are going to be taken more seriously as athletes, to reach the same level as Men's Athletics, it has to start with the little things like the language we use.

Sport: Bridging the Gender Gap

Richard Attias | Posted 10.28.2012 | Sports
Richard Attias

The achievements of women during London 2012 help to make the case for unleashing the potential of women and girls around the world -- a testament to the need for greater participation by females in all fields, from business to politics to health.

London Olympics Make the Case for Unleashing the Potential of Women and Girls

Melanne Verveer | Posted 10.20.2012 | Sports
Melanne Verveer

There's been a lot of talk about how the London Olympics will best be remembered as the Women's Olympics. Not only because of the individual performances, but because of the collective achievements of women who participated in these London games.

BOTH SIDES: Reagan and Matalin Debate Ryan Rollout and Voter ID Laws and Preview the Republican National Convention

HuffPost Radio | Posted 08.19.2012 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgWhile Mary gets on the Ryan Express, Ron calls him a "dishonest hypocrite." Is the race now Back-Forward -- Ozzie & Harriet vs. Modern Family? Also: She warns about voter fraud, but he says voter ID laws are suppressing minority voters.

After the Olympics: Helping Our Future Olympic Stars

Rep. Louise Slaughter | Posted 10.15.2012 | Sports
Rep. Louise Slaughter

Despite our incredible progress over the years, we still have more work to do. Although our female Olympians broke through new barriers, future generations of American women are facing declining athletic opportunity.

Olympic Champions and Birth Control

Laura Stepp | Posted 10.14.2012 | Politics
Laura Stepp

Were Romney and Ryan to win the election and succeed in their efforts to defund Planned Parenthood, less-privileged girls with lots of athletic potential talent might find themselves shopping for baby food instead of practicing their high jumps.

The Olympics & American Politics

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 10.14.2012 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

Of course the individual athletes who won the medals deserve the credit for their achievements. But many of them never would have had the opportunity to develop their individual talents to the Olympic level had it not been for sensible, needed government actions.

Why the Women of the U.S. Olympic Team Give Me Hope

Karin Kamp | Posted 10.13.2012 | Women
Karin Kamp

American women athletes beat the sweaty gym socks off of their male counterparts at the 2012 London Summer Olympics, bringing home more gold and total...

How About a Title IX for Women on Boards?

Judith Samuelson | Posted 10.09.2012 | Business
Judith Samuelson

Title IX took women off the sidelines and we are the better for it. Let's do the same for American business. We will not regret it.

Along With Gold and Glory, Injuries a Growing Pain for Female Athletes

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 10.06.2012 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Energy isn't an issue for women in athletics. But we also know that female athletes are at a much greater risk for certain musculoskeletal injuries than their male counterparts.

More Female Than Male Olympians? Thank a Feminist!

Martha Burk | Posted 09.24.2012 | Sports
Martha Burk

When our female athletes march into Olympic Stadium in London, they will be marching on the shoulders of feminists, male and female alike, who worked like hell against very long odds to make it happen.

Opening the Door at Last

Anita L. DeFrantz | Posted 09.16.2012 | Sports
Anita L. DeFrantz

When the Modern Olympic Movement was created in 1894, there was no thought of women competing at the Olympic Games. That has now changed.

The Woman Behind Title IX

Peggy Miller Franck | Posted 09.10.2012 | Women
Peggy Miller Franck

The ball is now in the court of a new generation of women who must guard these hard-won opportunities on the playing field and in classrooms, use them well and pass them on!

Why This Kickstarter for A High-Performance GPS Sports Watch Could Save Your Life

Rachel Sklar | Posted 09.10.2012 | Women
Rachel Sklar

If you've ever been out for a run and suddenly realized that you're alone and no one's around... well, you know that feeling. And it is not "peace of mind."

Olympics Marks Major Milestone For Women In Sports

AP | Posted 07.19.2012 | Sports

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- During this, the summer of the 40th anniversary of Title IX, American women have reached another milestone in sports: For t...

Title IX Lawsuit Filed Against Pennsylvania School District, High School Principal

Katherine Redmond | Posted 08.26.2012 | Education
Katherine Redmond

While we await the trials of Penn State admins thought to have shown deliberate indifference to the young victims of Jerry Sandusky, another head shak...

More Public Schools Splitting Up Boys, Girls

AP | JESSIE L. BONNER and HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH | Posted 07.08.2012 | Education

MIDDLETON, Idaho -- Robin Gilbert didn't set out to confront gender stereotypes when she split up the boys and girls at her elementary school in rural...

I Look to Increase Education, Training and Awareness in Women's Sports

Jennie Finch | Posted 09.04.2012 | Impact
Jennie Finch

Title IX is about equal opportunity at educational institutions that receive federal funding. It is not just about sports, but opportunities for women to play sports have certainly arisen from the passage of Title IX.

Why This Ad Is Encouraging Women To Stick With Sports

Ad Week | Posted 06.29.2012 | Women

Forty years ago, the anti-discrimination amendment known as Title IX changed the way that girls participate in high school and college athletics. Sinc...

How Title IX Made Us All A Little Fiercer

Christine Horansky | Posted 08.25.2012 | Women
Christine Horansky

Sports were my first love affair. It was through them that I learned to set goals, chart progress and witness the rewards of ambition and perseverance. Title IX made this possible.