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Gender Equality

The Celluloid Ceiling Is Positioned Much Lower Than You Think

Mary Liz Thomson | Posted 06.02.2014 | Media
Mary Liz Thomson

I'll never forget one of the first visual effects networking events I went to right after graduating at the top of my class. I expected to be able to mingle and make new contacts as a fellow professional in cool 3D software. Instead, I've never been groped so much in my life.

Not So Sweet Sixteen: Breaking Up the Good Old Boys Network in Women's Basketball

C. Nicole Mason | Posted 05.31.2014 | Sports
C. Nicole Mason

This year, one of the first big women's head coaching jobs at the University of Arkansas went to Jimmy Dykes, a long-time ESPN commentator with little prior coaching experience and none in the last 20 years. It is a move that has prompted many to wonder -- are men taking over women's basketball?

Susan Patton's 'Marry Smart' -- An Idea Whose Time Has Passed

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 05.31.2014 | Women
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

You have to complete yourself, is what I learned. And if you do, you may find that a husband isn't all that necessary. I regret not having one when the car gets cranky or the toilet backs up or something but otherwise... nah. I'm good.

Community: A Focal Point to Inspire Passion for STEM Education in Girls

Njideka U. Harry | Posted 05.28.2014 | Impact
Njideka U. Harry

Increased STEM education for girls will help produce the capable, flexible workforce needed to compete in today's marketplace. It will strengthen democracy by preparing all citizens to make informed choices in an increasingly technological world.

Why Men Should Be 'Leaning in' Too

Chris Looney | Posted 05.27.2014 | Business
Chris Looney

Men my age are beginning to define their success in different ways, with their (future) families being the number one concern. Sure, they are not yet vocal about it, but the more I talk to my peers, the more worried I realize they are.

In the Fight for Gender Equity in the Labor Market, There is No "Other"

Anika J. Hermann | Posted 05.27.2014 | Impact
Anika J. Hermann

These numbers are unconscionable. And they have dire implications. Leaving aside micro-level issues arising from women being economically dependent on men, wage gaps threaten large-scale economic stability.

Prostitution: Shameful for a Girl, 'Shameless' for a Guy

Andrew Cristi | Posted 05.25.2014 | Entertainment
Andrew Cristi

For a 20-something girl who just fed her baby brother cocaine out of negligence and got arrested, turning tricks seems like the bottom of the barrel. For an underage boy who shouldn't even be in a night club to begin with, stripping and hooking and pimping seem like great, lucrative career options.

Redefining Success for Women: The Third Metric of Leadership

Megan Dalla-Camina | Posted 05.26.2014 | Women
Megan Dalla-Camina

It's time women embrace their inherently unique and authentic qualities, rather than trying to dumb them down, stamp them out or repress them in order to fit the required leadership mold.

Raise Your Hand, Daughter

Jennifer Handford | Posted 05.25.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Handford

I'm the entire Ban Bossy campaign and controversy rolled into a mom.

What Could Transgender Experience Tell Us About Workplace Gender Roles?

Anne Loehr | Posted 05.25.2014 | Business
Anne Loehr

Women face many obstacles in the workplace. Perhaps most challenging is a very structured hierarchical system that was not built with them in mind. Kristen Schilt thought the best way to understand these barriers was to hear from those who have experienced both worlds -- those who are transgender.

United Nations Commission Calls for Increased Efforts to Promote Gender Equality

Alexander Sanger | Posted 05.25.2014 | Women
Alexander Sanger

After two weeks of intense negotiations, the 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women ended early Saturday morning with a strong call to prioritize gender equality and the human rights of women in order to achieve sustainable development.

Where Are the Women?

Ellen Snortland | Posted 05.24.2014 | Impact
Ellen Snortland

Even conscientious women and men who are focused on social justice are often unaware that March is an annual event that pays tribute to women who have changed our world.

The Obstacles to Income Equality

Frank A. Weil | Posted 05.24.2014 | Politics
Frank A. Weil

Electing a functional Congress, rather than a limp gesture of sidestepping the one we have, must be a first step toward tackling inequality.

Notes From a Default 'Feminist'

Courtney McKinney | Posted 05.20.2014 | Women
Courtney McKinney

If we continue with the expectation that men will do the heavy lifting (literally and figuratively), then gender equality will continue to evade us. However, if high expectations are set regardless of gender, I think default gender equality is the most likely outcome.

In Defense of Sheryl Sandberg: Lean In, Ban Bossy, and Whatever Else She Comes Up With

Karen Cahn | Posted 05.18.2014 | Women
Karen Cahn

Women are regarded more favorably in the workplace if they defer to others, if they are collaborative and soft. Women who are direct and strong are not valued as much as humble and demure women. This is what Ban Bossy is all about.

Equality for Women Is Progress for All

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka | Posted 05.18.2014 | Impact
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

We are fortified by evidence that equality for women is progress for all.

Here's What An Equal, Mature Partnership Consists Of

Deborah Hecker, Ph.D. | Posted 05.18.2014 | Divorce
Deborah Hecker, Ph.D.

We are told that great relationships are based on realistic expectations, communication know-how, and gender-fluidity when it comes to who manages the household , and who earns the money. But... is there more to it?

What to Give Gloria On Her Birthday

Lori Sokol | Posted 05.18.2014 | Impact
Lori Sokol

How could I sufficiently thank her for all she has given me -- particularly as a teenager growing up in the 1970s -- which included my very first glimpse of a future free from the conventional constraints of housewife and mother?

Treating Women as the Second-Class Citizens of Sports: A Response to Richard Sherman's Critique of the NFL's Proposed Ban of the N-word

Abigail Perdue | Posted 05.17.2014 | Sports
Abigail Perdue

The harmful impact that sex-based slurs may have upon male players, fans, and coaches has also received insufficient attention in the NFL.

Who Is Your Shero?

Ed Gragert | Posted 05.13.2014 | Impact
Ed Gragert

Thinking about heroes and last weekend's International Day of Women reminds me that we should also be looking for sheros. And there are so many everywhere.

On Islam and Feminism

Sami H. Elmansoury | Posted 05.12.2014 | Religion
Sami H. Elmansoury

My concern is the rush to defend these actions. My concern is the lack of recognition that there is, in fact, a problem. My concern is the dominating reluctance to speak out.

Unconscious Lessons Call for Mindful Education

Suna Senman | Posted 05.11.2014 | Impact
Suna Senman

We need to evoke mindfulness in what we think, see and do; or else pass the craziness of our current world onto our children.

Beauty May Be Skin Deep, But Criticism Is Not

Gail Becker | Posted 05.10.2014 | Women
Gail Becker

Question: WHY ARE WE STILL TALKING ABOUT HAIR? In today's world, shouldn't we be able to declare our healthy disagreement without reaching for the ceramic hair straightener?

What's the Difference? Try Our International Women's Day Quiz and Find Out!

OECD | Posted 05.09.2014 | Impact
OECD

By Patrick Love "How abominable before God is the Empire or Rule of Wicked Woman, yea, of a traitress and bastard." That's the opening of John Knox...

Opponents Float Another 'Replacement,' but Most Americans Want to Keep, Fix ACA

Bob Semro | Posted 05.09.2014 | Denver
Bob Semro

The Affordable Care Act is likely to dominate the political debate leading up to the national midterm elections. The Republican message will concentrate on popular dissatisfaction with the law, but it appears there will be little talk about a practical alternative.