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Gail Sheehy and Me

Vicki Cobb | Posted 11.24.2014 | Books
Vicki Cobb

I am not exactly the same person after I create a piece of work than I was before. I learn something new about myself while explaining something of the world so that children get it and that they care.

Wait for It...

Jan Millsapps, Ph.D. | Posted 11.26.2014 | Science
Jan Millsapps, Ph.D.

We needed this break between Apollo program and current missions to send humans to Mars, for three big reasons.

What Is a Man?

Jack Anderson | Posted 09.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Jack Anderson

Perhaps my friend, with her pat answer, stumbled upon a naked truth about men today -- that maybe we really don't have a clear definition of who we are, as men, and perhaps even worse, we can't even define it for ourselves.

If He Sees It...

Luise Meyer | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
Luise Meyer

Not only do we need girls to believe in themselves, but we need boys to believe in them, too, in order for the girls to succeed. Why? Those boys will be men some day.

I'm Just a Girl

Linda Roy | Posted 08.18.2014 | Women
Linda Roy

Why do some women undermine themselves and others? Why do they vote against the female candidate and insist that women shouldn't be part of the military? What are they afraid of? Are they threatened in some way?

The Somaly Mam Story: What We Still Know About Sex Trafficking

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 08.02.2014 | Impact
Taina Bien-Aime

When trust is breached, those even slightly involved with the targeted fabricator panic and recoil. The fight or flight response kicks in: Does one stay silent and hide; or support and defend?

This Video Reminds Us Why We Need The Women's Movement

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 05.23.2014 | Women

There's been so much controversy surrounding the other F-word -- from multiple celebrities coming out as feminists to "leaning in" in the workplace --...

The Flowering of Feminism in Hungary

John Feffer | Posted 06.28.2014 | World
John Feffer

The feminist movement, which gathered strength in the 1960s and 1970s in the West, arrived in East-Central Europe much later. Women's equality was a stated principle of the Communist governments, and official women's organizations operated in all of the countries.

Happy Birthday, Gloria Steinem, Mother of Feminism

Tabby Biddle | Posted 05.25.2014 | Politics
Tabby Biddle

Imagine what we could accomplish in these next 50 years if we were to "think big, unite and use our power." Imagine women, men, girls and boys each seeing themselves as equally valuable human beings. Imagine how life would look and feel then.

The Teaching Profession: Then and Now

Vicki Cobb | Posted 02.10.2014 | Education
Vicki Cobb

The department chair handed me a textbook to teach from. I took one look at it, and decided I couldn't inflict such dry, pedantic stuff on my students. I also noticed that my classroom door was closed and no one was watching me.

Why Are We Still Falling for the Princess Bulls**t?

Carole Montgomery | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Carole Montgomery

Once again the media found itself in a feeding frenzy with the pregnancy and subsequent birth of the new little royal Prince George. I remember thinking to myself, isn't it 2013? As a woman who grew up in the '70s I find it hard to understand why we still look to being a princess as being ideal.

Billy Goldberg: The Third Metric From a Male Perspective

Billy Goldberg | Posted 11.18.2013 | Women
Billy Goldberg

Why is this something of interest to me, a white guy in his 40s living in Beverly Hills? The reasons are many.

Women, Hear Me Roar

Abe Gurko | Posted 09.02.2013 | New York
Abe Gurko

During the Golden Age of Hollywood women were heralded and revered but with that era long gone, women needed new roles models if they were to ever bre...

Whatever Happened to the Women's Movement?

Bob Burnett | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics
Bob Burnett

From the perspective of a straight white guy perched on the left coast, there seem to be three reasons why the women's movement hasn't produced gender equity.

Does Liberty and Justice for All Include Our Boys?

Tim Wright | Posted 09.03.2013 | Politics
Tim Wright

As our nation rounds the corner on another birthday and continues its long history of trying to figure out exactly what it means to be a nation of liberty and justice for all, it's a good time to look at an increasingly "lost" group in our culture: our sons.

My Unexpected Research Partner Was My Daughter

Jeffrey W. Rubin | Posted 08.12.2013 | Parents
Jeffrey W. Rubin

Only glimmers of light showed through the hotel windows. "This will make a great story," Emma suggested gamely. Where had I brought my daughter, I worried, and how could I keep her safe?

Women Against Nationalism

John Feffer | Posted 08.12.2013 | World
John Feffer

Militant nationalism is not an exclusively male enterprise. But a principal fuel that keeps the enterprise going is high-octane testosterone.

100 Years Later, Legacy Endures for Suffragists

David Orr | Posted 08.11.2013 | Chicago
David Orr

We all owe a huge debt of gratitude to the legions of women who led the fight, many of whom were considered extreme radicals at the time. Most suffragists first fought on behalf of other causes.

Christina Mace-Turner: A Meaningful Life

Christina Mace-Turner | Posted 08.02.2013 | Women
Christina Mace-Turner

My parents disagreed about many things, but on the topic of success they were surprisingly united. Wealth was, if not the ultimate measure of success, a very important component of getting there.

A Few More Words About Women and Work

Karen Hinton | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics
Karen Hinton

In government, corporate and nonprofit offices across the country are women who are smart, work hard and care about their profession but are regularly ignored because they are viewed as too mousy or too pouty or too inexperienced or too something.

Women of Consequence Convene

Kamala Lopez | Posted 06.30.2013 | Women
Kamala Lopez

The next wave of the women's movement is about to break. Across the public sphere, women are awakening, becoming reenergized, taking stock and speaking up. Nowhere was this more apparent than at the inaugural YaleWomen Global Conference: Vision, Values, Voices.

Women's Voices for (a) Change

Jan Phillips | Posted 06.01.2013 | Arts
Jan Phillips

Fifty years ago, Betty Friedan's book, The Feminine Mystique, sparked a women's movement that rocked the world. It was about "the problem that has no name." They didn't know what to call it back then. But today, ask any woman if she's ever felt silenced, and chances are she'll say yes.

Enough About 'Leaning In'

Tiziana Dearing | Posted 10.24.2013 | Women
Tiziana Dearing

It feels like the real point has been hovering a good thousand feet above the conversation. I believed the goal of the women's movement was to achieve true self-determination -- a society in which a woman can be whatever she wants to be.

50 Years of Women's History -- What Would Betty Say?

Martha Burk | Posted 05.15.2013 | Books
Martha Burk

Revolutionary when it came out in 1963, The Feminine Mystique helped unleash the activism that became the "women's liberation" movement and pushed for equal social, political, and economic rights.

Guys Who Get It: The Men of the Women's Movement

Marlo Thomas | Posted 05.11.2013 | MarloThomas
Marlo Thomas

Here's a riddle: A trucker is sitting in a bar next to a feminist. They've both had a lot to drink and they're arguing. The feminist says women have been oppressed for centuries -- the trucker says they haven't. The feminist says women deserve equal pay -- the trucker says they don't. The feminist says a woman should be president -- the trucker just laughs.