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“Lean In” Messages and the Illusion of Control

In a world in which men dominate leadership roles, should we focus on changing the systems and structures that favor men at women’s expense? Or should we emphasize the tactics individual women can use to get ahead?<p>Our research explored this question. The first message, that it’s processes and …

David Sandberg

Comics Book Review: Fruit of Knowledge: The Vulva vs. the Patriarchy by Liv Strömquist, trans. from the Swedish by Melissa Bowers. Fantagraphics, $22.99 trade paper (144 p) ISBN 978-1-68396-110-9

Fruit of Knowledge: The Vulva vs. the Patriarchy<p>Liv Strömquist, trans. from the Swedish by Melissa Bowers. Fantagraphics, $22.99 trade paper (144 p) …

Book Reviews

Sip on These 7 Metabolism-Boosting Drinks for a Natural Detox

So many people swear by squeezing fresh lemon juice in hot water for a natural detox—there's a reason Gwyneth Paltrow swears by its health benefits. …

Nutrition

5 exercises that will help you master a pullup

Build your upper body strength with these five exercises that will help you master a pullup!<p>As a health and fitness expert, sometimes my clients come to me with specific requests, like wanting to run a 5K with only a week of prep time. My philosophy is that slow and steady wins the race — no matter …

Workouts

9 Self-Love Books That Will Legit Boost Your Confidence

You’re killing it, girl.<p>Want to get in on the #SelfLoveSunday movement but not quite sure where to start?<p>Yeah, finding answers in the self-help aisle at the bookstore might feel awkward (I'm looking at you, movie trope about a character shamefully entering that section at their local Books-a-Lot). …

‘Black Panther’ Star Danai Gurira’s Trainer Swears By These 5 Moves

Holy intensity.<p>If you’ve watched Danai Gurira kick some serious ass in <i>Black Panther</i> or <i>The Walking Dead</i>, then you already know calling her “fit” would be an understatement.<p>So it should come as no surprise that the actress works hard (like, really hard) to achieve her impressive strength. And she has …

Sex, Sport, and Why Track and Field’s New Rules on Intersex Athletes Are Essential

Last week, track and field’s world governing body limited entry into women’s events to athletes who have testosterone levels that are capable of being produced solely by ovaries.<p>These rules apply across the board to athletes however they presented at birth. Advocates for intersex and transgender …

7 Insanely Useful Books That Helped My Writing Career in Many Ways

I eat people’s brains…<p>I love to crack open their skulls and peek into the inner workings of their mind.<p>Metaphorically, of course.<p>Reading feeds your …

If You Say This During An Apology, You're Doing It Wrong

Leave your non-apology at the door.<p>A genuine, heartfelt apology is a powerful step toward mending hurt feelings and finding a resolution. A half-assed apology, on the other hand, can be worse than none at all.<p>The difference between a sincere apology and cheap one has a lot to do with how it’s …

Positive Thinking

The male glance: how we fail to take women’s stories seriously

Male art is epic, universal, and profoundly meaningful. Women’s creations are domestic, emotional and trivial. How did we learn to misread stories so badly? By Lili Loofbourow<p>In spring 2013, HBO conducted a sly experiment on the “elite” TV-viewing public. It aired two new shows – both buddy dramas …

Schadenfreude

The Only Dumbbell Exercises You’ll Ever Need

There are hundreds of ways you can use weights to ramp up your workouts. But many basic moves target just one group of muscles, such as the biceps or …

18 Realistic Ways To Become A Happier, More Chill Person In 2018

Because it was basically impossible to be one this year.<p>What a year it’s been.<p>From current events ― including political turmoil and high-profile allegations of sexual misconduct in several industries ― to regular life stressors, it’s been a loooong 365 days.<p>If you’re overthinking everything and …

Self-help

How we inherit masculine and feminine behaviours: a new idea about environment and genes

The now infamous Google memo, written by engineer James Damore, has inflamed longstanding debates about the differences between women and …

13 Questions That Will Change Your Life

A great life runs on questions, not answers.<p>When things aren’t going quite the way you’d like them to, it’s often the result of not asking yourself …

Self-improvement

"Sexy, but Not Sexual": How We Sexualize Girls While Teaching Them to Refuse Sex

As a kid, one of the most explicit messages I got about sex came from an unusual place: Christian horse camp. Like lots of preteen girls, I had a thing for horses, and the closest, cheapest, and easiest way for my parents to let me get my fix was to send me off for the weekend to a camp run by a …

Seven Facts About Gender You Should Know

Just because you don’t understand something doesn’t invalidate it.<p>In the past few months there have been an increasing number of attacks on the legitimacy of transgender and gender non-conforming people coming from both the left and the right. Most of these attacks stem from either a flawed …

LGBTQI

Indonesians take 'concrete stand' against cement plant

Farmers in Indonesia are resorting to extreme measures of protest to show the government how the construction of a cement factory will paralyse their lives.<p>Sticking their feet in cement and thus unable to move for days, the women behind the rallies are called the Kartinis of Kendeng - named after …

Education Doesn't Solve the Gender Pay Gap

For women in professions that require advanced degrees, such as dentists and physicians, discrepancies in pay are becoming harder to explain.<p>In recent decades, women have been making significant headway in becoming dentists, doctors, and lawyers—professions which require a significant amount of …

Gender

The US women's hockey team gave their employers the whipping of their lives

The US players earned a huge win for themselves and for women’s hockey, but they also showed the power athletes have in this age of social awareness<p>The US women’s hockey team knows blowout victories. In the last two Winter Olympics, they recorded wins of 9-0, 13-0 and 12-1 on the way to the medal …

The 15-Day Plank Challenge

Planks are one of the most effective ways to tone and strengthen your core; but if you never push yourself beyond the basic plank, you're not getting …

Workouts

Teen Girl Sues High School to Play on Boys' Basketball Team

"They said girls don't play with boys."<p>When 13-year-old Sydney Phillips asked her school to let her play basketball on the boys' team, things got really bad really fast. St. Theresa's School in Kenilworth, New Jersey, wouldn't let her play on the boys team, so Sydney's dad filed a lawsuit in hopes …

Title IX

Oklahoma lawmakers want women to get written consent from father of fetus to get abortion

Oklahoma state legislators are making it all the more clear that they don't trust women to make their own reproductive choices.<p>On Friday, Rep. Justin …

First US person to have 'intersex' on birth certificate: 'There’s power in knowing who you are'

Sara Kelly Keenan’s victory could help pave the way for public officials, doctors and parents to better recognize and respect a marginalized group<p>Sara Kelly Keenan didn’t think a Google search would change her life. But in 2009, at age 48, a few clicks revealed the truth that her parents and …

Designer babies: an ethical horror waiting to happen?

Nearly 40 years since the first ‘test-tube baby’, how close are we to editing out all of our genetic imperfections – and should we even try to do so?<p>Comfortably seated in the fertility clinic with Vivaldi playing softly in the background, you and your partner are brought coffee and a folder. Inside …

27 Powerful Images Of Women Protesting Against Femicide In Latin America

“The one death that we want is that of patriarchy.”<p><i>Please note that this article contains graphic depictions of violence against a young woman.</i><p>On October 8, 16-year-old Argentinian school girl Lucia Perez was violently raped and murdered in the coastal town of Mar del Plata. Perez was abducted …

South America

Entertainment - MarketWatch.com

Boys make twice as much as girls, according to a new study.<p>4:30 p.m. July 11, 2018<p>This woman believes her sister may have run away with her father’s …

Ever Been Confused By How Many Gender Identity Terms There Are? Watch This

Cisgender... gender fluid... transmasculine -- your questions answered!<p>Keeping up with all of the different ways that people identify can feel overwhelming -- especially since we know gender exists on a spectrum and identity can be fluid.<p>This new video from Curious Jack attempts to demystify some …

Toxic masculinity doesn’t just target women: The viciousness and vacuity of modern American manhood is also harmful to the self

<b>(AP/Andrew Weber)</b><p>It’s time we recognize that American macho culture is also a form of slow and steady suicide<p>David Masciotra<p>July 4, 2016 10:30pm (UTC)<p>The late Jim Harrison – one of America’s greatest novelists and poets – acquired an unwanted reputation as a “macho writer.” He was hateful of both …

Concussion

'Empowerment' Is Warping Women's View of Real Power

You can safely assume that if an activity is described as “empowering,” no one in any actual position of authority will be going anywhere near it. …

Obama on feminism and other lessons from the first United State of Women summit

There are more people fighting for gender equality than ever before. We need to harness this power while there’s still time<p>“Wow, that’s a lot of women.” Those were the first words my taxi driver uttered since we left my Washington DC hotel and embarked on our journey to the White House-convened …