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Alanna Vagianos is a Women's Editor for The Huffington Post. She graduated from Elon University in North Carolina and is a die-hard sneaker head.

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Girls Who Love Sports Are Basically Unicorns, According To Sexist T-Shirt

(0) Comments | Posted May 27, 2016 | 9:00 AM

If you haven't heard, women don't like sports. According to a recent sexist t-shirt, at least. 

According to a t-shirt sold by clothing company Live Love Gameday, girls who love baseball and football are rare unicorns that men should "wife up" ASAP. And it's making

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Tamanho do pênis importa? O que homens e mulheres de 10 países pensam do assunto

(0) Comments | Posted May 25, 2016 | 5:52 PM

Uma nova pesquisa conduzida pelo site médico britânico Dr. Ed questionou homens e mulheres da Europa e da América do Norte sobre saúde sexual e felicidade. Os entrevistados tinham de adivinhar o tamanho médio do pênis ereto e também responder qual é o comprimento ideal do...

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This Parody Of Beyoncé’s 'Hold Up' Is All About Hermione Granger

(0) Comments | Posted May 24, 2016 | 10:05 AM


A Potterhead and card-carrying Beyhive member just created the perfect "Lemonade" parody -- starring Hermione Granger.


YouTuber Dominique Taylor wrote the Harry Potter parody of Beyoncé's song "Hold Up," appropriately titled "Wand Up!" Taylor sings the song from the perspective of Granger when she was in love...

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The 20 Funniest Tweets From Women This Week

(0) Comments | Posted May 24, 2016 | 9:40 AM

The ladies of Twitter never fail to brighten our days with their brilliant -- but succinct -- wisdom. Each week, HuffPost Women rounds up hilarious 140-character musings. For this week's great tweets from women, scroll through the list below. Then visit our Funniest Tweets From Women page for...

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세계 10개국에서의 이상적인 페니스 크기는?

(0) Comments | Posted May 24, 2016 | 3:25 AM

이상적인 페니스 길이는 당신이 사는 곳에 따라 다르다.

영국 온라인 의료 웹사이트 Dr. Ed는 유럽과 북미 남녀에게 성적 건강과 행복에 대한 조사를 진행했다. 응답자들은 발기한 페니스의 평균 길이를 추측해 대답하고, 이상적인 길이도 답했다.

누구나 평균이라고 생각한 길이보다 이상적인 길이를 더 길게 답했다. 정말 보편적인 것들도 있는...

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How This Former NFL Player Became A Feminist Activist

(0) Comments | Posted May 18, 2016 | 2:58 PM


When you hear "former pro football player," LGBT and feminist activist isn't necessarily what comes to mind. But that's exactly who Wade Davis is -- an openly-gay, former NFL player, who is fighting homophobia and sexism, one conversation at a time. 


"Often, we as...

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This Entire Instagram Account Is Dedicated To Hot Dudes Eating Hummus

(0) Comments | Posted May 18, 2016 | 12:28 PM

Prepare to get hot, bothered and... hungry. 

We happily present to you: Hot Dudes And Hummus, a delicious Instagram account that follows the footsteps of feeds like Hot Dudes Reading, Hot Dudes With Kittens and Hot Dudes In Bed. The account features smokin' hot guys...

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4 Men Get Photoshopped To Have ‘Ideal’ Bodies

(0) Comments | Posted May 17, 2016 | 9:50 AM


“My fear is that I’m going to like the way I look when I’m professionally photographed and then it’s just a reminder that I don’t look that way," Zach Kornfeld says in the beginning of a new BuzzFeed video. 


Kornfeld -- along with BuzzFeed's three other "

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The 20 Funniest Tweets From Women This Week

(0) Comments | Posted May 16, 2016 | 11:21 PM

The ladies of Twitter never fail to brighten our days with their brilliant -- but succinct -- wisdom. Each week, HuffPost Women rounds up hilarious 140-character musings. For this week's great tweets from women, scroll through the list below. Then visit our Funniest Tweets From Women page for...

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Comedian Has Horribly Sexist Reaction To Woman Who Politely Turned Him Down

(0) Comments | Posted May 16, 2016 | 9:07 AM

Comedian Mike Faverman just went viral for all the wrong reasons.

On May 11, Twitter user Heather Rae posted a screenshot of a text message conversation between the LA-based comedian and an anonymous woman. (The Huffington Post reached out to Rae, but was unable to verify...

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Como o feminismo virou 'tendência' (e por que deveríamos dar importância a isso)

(1) Comments | Posted May 13, 2016 | 10:46 PM

O que todas essas celebridades têm em comum além de serem mulheres famosas? Nos últimos anos, todas se identificaram publicamente como feministas, na era do “feminismo de celebridade” – ou, como escreve Andi Zeisler em seu novo livro, a época em que o “feminismo ficou cool”.

Zeisler,

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This Web Series Is Saying 'F**k Yes' To Consent

(0) Comments | Posted May 13, 2016 | 1:45 PM


A new web series shows that consent is really, really sexy. 


The series of digital shorts called "F**k Yes" highlights how affirmative consent is not only vital -- but can be a really awesome turn on. Created by a team of only women, the series launched Thursday...

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Amy Schumer Nails The Absurd Difficulties Of Shopping While Female

(0) Comments | Posted May 13, 2016 | 9:36 AM


Amy Schumer strikes again.


The comedian hilariously tackles how hard it is to find clothing when you're a woman over a size eight in Thursday night's episode of "Inside Amy Schumer." In true Amy Schumer-fashion, the comedian nails everything that's wrong with women's sizing. 


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This Dude Tried On His Girlfriend's Clothes To Make An Important Point

(0) Comments | Posted May 11, 2016 | 10:03 AM


One male Facebook user has discovered what any woman who wears clothes learned long ago: sizes can be completely absurd. 


On May 5, Facebook user Benjamin Ashton Cooper posted two photos of himself wearing his girlfriend's clothing to make an important point. As Cooper wrote...

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The 20 Funniest Tweets From Women This Week

(0) Comments | Posted May 11, 2016 | 9:51 AM

The ladies of Twitter never fail to brighten our days with their brilliant -- but succinct -- wisdom. Each week, HuffPost Women rounds up hilarious 140-character musings. For this week's great tweets from women, scroll through the list below. Then visit our Funniest Tweets From Women page for...

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Samantha Bee Exposes Just How Terrifying Crisis Pregnancy Centers Are

(0) Comments | Posted May 10, 2016 | 12:47 PM

PSA: Crisis pregnancy centers are not the same as women's health clinics. Allow Samantha Bee to break it down for you.  

On Monday night's episode of "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee," the late-night host looked at the insidiousness of crisis pregnancy centers.

Crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) are faith-based organizations that claim to offer advice and support to pregnant women, but in practice present themselves in ways that mislead women into thinking they are abortion clinics. Women who come in are then discourages from having abortions, and are even given false medical information -- often by staff who do not have any sort of medical license.

In the sketch, president and CEO of the National Abortion Foundation Vicki Saporta explains how crisis pregnancy centers spread lies about abortion and women's bodies. Another woman, Cherisse Scott, explains her personal experience as a victim of a crisis pregnancy center:

"The nurse told me that if I had an abortion, my uterus would be perforated and I would not be able to have children. I ultimately decided to go ahead and have the baby because I didn’t want to chance not ever being able to have a baby."

With the comedic help of Patton Oswalt as a magician and Sam Bee as a fake CPC doctor, the sketch is a horrifying look at the damage crisis pregnancy centers do to women on a daily basis. 

The sketch draws attention to the lies CPCs tell women about their bodies and about what abortion actually entails. As Saporta says in the video, many CPCs tell women they won't be able to have children after they've had an abortion or that their risk of breast cancer will increase if they have the procedure. Saporta added that these fake clinics often make women wait for hours to get the results of pregnancy tests in order to make them listen to religious sermons and other propaganda.

And according to Saporta, while there are twice as many fake clinics as there are legitimate abortion providers in the U.S, “most of these fake clinics do not have licensed medical staff."

This all sounds pretty insane, But shockingly, what CPCs do is apparently totally legal! God bless America.

As Oswalt The Magician sums up at the end of the sketch:

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'Hamilton' Star: 'There's Huge Profit In Seeing Powerful Women's Stories Told'

(0) Comments | Posted May 10, 2016 | 10:23 AM


You may not know the name Renée Elise Goldsberry, but unless you've been living under a rock for the past year, you probably know of "Hamilton."


The musical about "founding father with a father" Alexander Hamilton has rapidly become one of the

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Cyndi Lauper And James Corden Sing ‘Girls Just Want Equal Funds’

(0) Comments | Posted May 10, 2016 | 9:11 AM

Cyndi Lauper wants girls to have fun... and equal pay! 

The iconic singer, whose new album, "Detour," is out today, stopped by The Late Late Show with James Corden on Monday night to perform her song "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" with a feminist twist. With some (hilarious) help from Corden, Lauper parodied her famous hit and sang "Girls Just Want Equal Funds." 

A few favorite lyrics include: "Guys, if she’s mad it’s not PMS / It’s cause you do the same job but she’s makin’ less / Don’t need no Midol just need more income / Cause girls they want equal funds / Oh girls just want equal funds!" 

Check out the video of the duo's performance, complete with matching pink...

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This Teen Was Kicked Out Of Her Prom For Wearing A Tuxedo

(1) Comments | Posted May 9, 2016 | 9:26 AM


This is not how prom is supposed to go. 


Aniya Wolf, a student at Catholic high school Bishop McDevitt in Harrisburg, PA, was kicked out of her own prom this past weekend for wearing a tuxedo. The junior told ABC27 News that she received a last-minute...

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Best Coast Singer On Sexual Harassment: ‘It’s Everywhere'

(0) Comments | Posted May 6, 2016 | 9:35 AM


In January, Dirty Projectors frontwoman Amber Coffman tweeted that music publicist Heathcliff Berru had sexually harassed her. After Coffman came forward with her story, she quickly gained support from other women in the music industry -- one of them being musician Bethany Cosentino. 


Cosentino, one half...

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