We don't tend to think of women as sexist, largely because historically, sexism has been something perpetrated by men towards women. But sexism refers simply to unequal treatment in relation to a person's gender. It often involves a power dynamic -- common in the workplace -- and can happen to, and be inflicted by, anyone. Many feminists have rejected the notion that women can be sexist towards men because women lack the institutional power than men have. Except we know that's changing, most notably at work, as more females rise to management positions, a trend that will only continue to grow, since women now comprise the majority of college and graduate students nationwide.
When I was a child, the only women you were likely to encounter on the front lines of America's military didn't wear uniforms. Instead, they wore high heels, hose and sequins. That's because these women were not among our soldiers but, instead, part of the U.S.O.
Why should middle-class students pay more for loans than is absolutely necessary, all the while padding the government's coffers and enabling state universities to build facilities that the students will only get to use for four years?
In this week's special summer issue, we're putting the spotlight on all the season's diverse offerings, with an emphasis on ways to enjoy the summer with less stress -- from guides to the best of entertainment, culture and lifestyle to tips and new twists on how to make the most of beloved summer pastimes.
Continuing to ban lesbian den mothers and gay scoutmasters is sending a horrible message to American youth, including the scouts, gay and straight. The Boy Scouts of America made this change to take some of the heat off, and no matter what equality advocates hope for, that will happen.
Omar Bakri Mohammed, 54, who has harnessed a dangerous sliver of American and British youth to religious terror and extremism is a notorious English-speaking hate cleric who for almost two decades, while on public assistance, fomented radicalism in the United Kingdom.
The message Disney sends to the public in changing Merida is that she is not good enough the way she is. In doing that, they are making the same statement to all the young girls out there.
Every time journalists cite contrarian scientists or industry-funded think tank spokespeople, they validate them as a trustworthy source. And every time journalists fail to disclose where contrarians get their funding, they fail to explain whose interests they serve.
Let's hope when the next Memorial Day rolls around, the good news will be that changes have been made. Our military women deserve to be safe from attack by their own ranks. Those who assault their peers and dishonor the country in the bargain deserve to be punished, not protected.
On Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved a new comprehensive immigration reform bill with a bipartisan vote. It isn't perfect, but the key elements that many of us have been fighting for are intact. That really is a triumph of the common good.
On Memorial Day, we'll remember those who died in service to our country. But this year, my thoughts are also with our injured service members and their families -- the folks who carry the biggest burden when loved ones return, different, broken, hurting.
By ensuring the effective prosecution of journalists' killers and halting the era of anti-press violence, Sharif and his new government will be protecting Pakistani democracy for years to come.
Casey wasn't the most popular dog in her owner Carol Baird's neighborhood. She had a heart of gold but a nose for trouble. So when a man rapped on Carol's door, said he lived three blocks away and then asked for her dog's name, Carol braced herself.
Need a break from scrambled eggs? Change it up using the mighty avocado (derived from the Aztec word for "testicle" [ahuacatl], by the way). With the instructions here, you can enjoy a no cleanup wonder of a dish.
The latest in APA's fluffy public relations has come from the president of the American Psychiatric Association. He has made two astounding claims -- that criticism of DSM-5 is somehow equivalent to criticism of psychiatry and that it signifies stigma against mental illness.
People will say Peter Worthington faced death bravely, and he did. But he also faced it with that same curiosity that led him to run away and enlist in WW2 and again in Korea; that eventually led him to every major crisis and hotspot of the second half of the 20th century; to the farthest places of the earth; to the most interesting people on the planet; and sometimes, simply, just to see what something felt like, such as jack-knifing off a cliff.
Now we have The Hangover 3 -- the end of the so-called Wolfpack Trilogy. The fact that it's the last is the only good thing I have to say about this truly awful, shockingly unfunny movie.
Tavis Smiley is a STAR. Congratulations on 2,000 shows; here's wishing you 1,000 more! Hey, before you know it, you'll be in this game as long as me. Get ready to hold on to your suspenders!
Napoleon Bonaparte once famously observed "history is a set of lies agreed upon." For those who look for the truth, it is often far too easy to believe in fraudulent history and science when they tell us what we want to hear.
Your daughter was not molested by a predator. She was involved in an overly adult-like relationship with another teen. She was not targeted by someone wanting to do her harm. She was embraced by someone who loved her and wanted good for her.
Unlike a wedding or an engagement party, a proposal is not a public event. No matter how much you dress it up, a proposal is this and only this: a decision.
With each pipeline that is approved, each greenlight given to coal and natural gas exports, we're putting more bullets in the chamber, and doubling down on our dangerous game of 13 Tzameti.
I'm curious to see how this all looks in 3D, and I'm curious to know what a paying audience will think. But for now, at least, the dark rumors that World War Z would be dead-on-arrival appear to have been greatly exaggerated.
The goal of Universal Access to prevention, treatment care and support and to ensuring zero transmission of HIV in children may appear to be a daunting task. But it is achievable. The driving force for realization of this goal is the mobilization of resources for implementation.
There's no better time than now to beef up your hamburger skills. Here are seven tips for taking your burgers to the next level.
For our children and their children, Memorial Day weekend may become a time to reflect on another loved one lost: Mother Earth.
I sat down to talk with Anne Heche about her new comedy, Save Me -- what looks to be a very funny, brave and timely series that puts God on primetime in a way that we have never seen him/her before.
You see, there are things they never tell you when you become a parent. One is that, from the day you give birth, some part of you will be afraid -- always and forever. The other is that, someday, the child you love will love someone else even more than they love you.
When Anders Breivik, self-styled member of an 'international Christian military order', massacred 77 innocent Norwegians, most them children, in July 2011, did we indict Christianity? Sadly, we hold Islam and Muslims to a separate standard...
While a very slight glimmer of hope existed after the fraudulent elections in 2009 that the negative trajectory could be reversed through the ballot box, even that small probability may now have been eliminated.
Who is the real you? The happy, focused, vital woman who made the drastic choice to "mutilate herself" and then move on? Or the physically intact, "natural" woman who lives in dread of the next round of surveillance?