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Amanda Duberman is the News Editor of HuffPost Women. She was formerly a Blog Editor for The Huffington Post. She attended Barnard College.

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Women Don't Talk More Than Men, They're Just More Likely To Collaborate, Study Finds

(0) Comments | Posted July 31, 2014 | 2:58 PM

In a world full of "Chatty Cathys" and "Mansplainers," which gender really talks more?

Whomever you think is more talkative, there's probably a study to back you up. Women have long been assumed the more talkative sex, but some studies indicate that men may be the...

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kGoal Fitness Tracker Ensures You'll Never Lose Count Of Your Kegels Again

(1) Comments | Posted July 21, 2014 | 12:28 PM

How often have you sat down (Stood up?) to do Kegel exercises, only to lose count of how many you've done? Whether the answer is "literally never" or "every single time," it might fall among those tedious tasks it's about time to outsource to our smartphones.

Exercise tracking devices...

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Pare com a loucura da beleza: anúncios com mensagens brutalmente honestas

(0) Comments | Posted July 11, 2014 | 9:57 AM

É uma coceira psicológica que as mais bem-sucedidas, esclarecidas e até mesmo belas mulheres ainda tendem a coçar: se minha aparência é melhor, eu sou melhor.

Agora, uma campanha está tentando convencer as mulheres a se livrarem dessa linha de pensamento. A “Stop The Beauty Madness” (“Pare com a loucura...

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Zooey Deschanel: "Nem toda mulher quer ter filhos"

(0) Comments | Posted July 9, 2014 | 2:00 PM

Os olhos azuis e o ar retrô podem enganar você, mas Zooey Deschanel nos lembrou de um assunto sobre o qual ela definitivamente não é nada retrô.

Na edição de julho da revista InStyle, Deschanel diz ao escritor Mike Albo que está está cansada da moralidade sexista com dois pesos...

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Zooey Deschanel: Not Every Woman Is 'Dying To Give Birth'

(528) Comments | Posted July 9, 2014 | 10:31 AM

Lest the doe-eyes and vintage flair fool anyone, Zooey Deschanel has reminded us of one thing she is decidedly non-retro about.

In the August issue of InStyle, Deschanel tells writer Mike Albo that she's sick of the sexist double standard implicit in the "do you want kids"...

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'Stop The Beauty Madness' Brands Ads With Brutally Honest Messages

(264) Comments | Posted July 8, 2014 | 2:58 PM

It's a psychological itch that the most enlightened, successful and even beautiful women still tend to scratch: if I look better, I am better.

Now one campaign is trying to convince others to break free from that line of thought. The Stop The Beauty Madness campaign wants...

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Meghan Trainor's 'All About That Bass' Will Get Body Positivity Stuck In Your Head

(37) Comments | Posted July 7, 2014 | 12:23 PM

"I'm all about that bass, 'bout that bass -- no treble."

So declares Meghan Trainor in the relentlessly catchy "All About That Bass." Trainor, a 20-year-old songwriter based in Nashville, lends her own voice to this retro-pop body acceptance jam. A summer anthem promising to "bring booty back?"...

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世界の美意識はこんなに違った! 1人の女性を20カ国以上でフォトショップ加工(画像)

(3) Comments | Posted June 28, 2014 | 9:24 PM


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Isto é o que acontece quando uma mulher tem seu rosto editado em 25 países

(0) Comments | Posted June 27, 2014 | 3:14 PM

"Me faça parecer bonita".

Foi o que Esther Honig pediu a 40 editores de foto - em 25 países. Através do site de compartilhamento Fiverr, Honig, uma jornalista que se interessa por Humanidades, mandou uma foto dela mesma "photoshopada" pelo mundo para mostrar como critérios culturais afetam os padrões de...

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So unterschiedlich sind die Vorstellungen von Schönheit weltweit

(2) Comments | Posted June 27, 2014 | 12:39 PM

"Machen Sie mich schön.“

Das sagte Esther Honig 40 Fotoredakteuren in über 25 Ländern. Sie schickte ein Foto von sich um die Welt, um zu sehen, wie viel Einfluss kulturelle Werte auf die Definition von Schönheit haben.

Die Ergebnisse zeigen, dass die „perfekte Frau“ überall anders aussieht. Bei einigen Bildern war Honig sehr überrascht, wie stark sich die kulturellen Werte auf das Foto auswirkten. Bei dem Bild aus Marokko sei sie zunächst sogar „ein bisschen schockiert“ gewesen, schrieb sie in einer Mail an die Huffington Post. „Das Projekt hat meinen Mangel an Kulturbewusstsein hervorgehoben.“

Ihr Foto in so vielen unterschiedlichen Versionen zu sehen, hatte tiefgreifende Auswirkungen auf die eigene Selbstwahrnehmung von Honig: „Ich habe mir das freiwillig ausgesucht und war zufrieden mit dem, was herauskam. Aber es machte mir manche Dinge auch erst bewusst: Zum Beispiel wurde meine unebene Haut auf fast jedem Bild bearbeitet“, sagt sie.

Außerdem habe sie durch das Projekt gelernt, dass es keine definierte Schönheit gebe: „Photoshop ermöglicht es uns, unerreichbare Schönheitsnormen zu erreichen, aber wenn wir diese dann mit den Vorstellungen weltweit vergleichen, bleibt das Erreichen dieser Ideale illusorisch.“


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What Happened When One Woman Had Her Picture Photoshopped In 25 Different Countries

(1643) Comments | Posted June 26, 2014 | 4:47 PM

"Make me look beautiful.”

That's what Esther Honig asked 40 photo editors to do -- in over 25 countries. Using the service-sharing site Fiverr, Honig, a human interest reporter, sent a picture of herself to be photoshopped around the world to see just how much...

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An Open Apology To My 'Bad Side'

(3) Comments | Posted June 26, 2014 | 9:20 AM

Like many women, I have no idea what I really look like.

Generally, this works for me. I can wallow in self-pity or indulge an inflated ego -- a delusion I prefer to control. To see myself in video, for an extended period of time, would alter that irrevocably....

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12 Things We Learned From Mindy Kaling This Year

(10) Comments | Posted June 24, 2014 | 9:41 AM

If we learned anything in the year since our last open birthday card to Mindy Kaling, it's never to claim "truer words were never spoken" when talking about this woman. By the next week, she'll have said something equally incisive and hilarious.

Kaling perfectly articulates well-documented annoyances...

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Trophy Wives Are Probably More Myth Than Reality

(15) Comments | Posted June 20, 2014 | 6:01 PM

When a pretty woman marries a rich man, you'll always find some people offering snide comments about "trophy wives." But is the trophy wife actually a thing? New research suggests not.

In an upcoming study in the journal American Sociological Review, Elizabeth McClintock, an assistant professor of sociology at the...

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'Feminist Bros' Are Very Concerned About The Lack Of Women In 'Expendables 3'

(2) Comments | Posted June 16, 2014 | 10:51 AM

Meet Don and Tony. Don and Tony are bro'ing out about the "Expendables" franchise. The third installment is going to be "f*cking awesome" except for "one huge problem":

"Wait a minute -- where's all the women?"

Don and Tony, played by Jamie Kilstein and John Frusciante,...

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The Ridiculous Things People Say To TV's Funniest Women

(0) Comments | Posted June 13, 2014 | 12:11 PM

In the June 20 issue of The Hollywood Reporter, six of television's most visible comedy actresses trade stories of nude scenes gone wrong, bizarre fan encounters and the subtle ways sexism creeps into life on- and off-screen.

Filmed for The Hollywood Reporter's website, the roundtable...

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Invite-Only Dating App 'Wyldfire' Hopes To De-Creep Your Matches

(9) Comments | Posted June 12, 2014 | 10:56 AM

Where women go, dick pics follow.

Forthcoming dating app Wyldfire seems to get this. With herds of men vying for virtual female attention, its founders hope to apply a measure of quality control.

When the app launches next month, women may join Wyldfire freely, but men can...

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Busy Philipps On Motherhood, Her 'Freaks And Geeks' Days And Why She Sticks With TV

(0) Comments | Posted June 10, 2014 | 8:46 AM

What does it take to get to the top -- without losing your center? Our “Making It Work” series profiles successful, dynamic women who are standouts in their fields, peeling back the "hows" of their work and their life, taking away lessons we can all apply...

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Why We Need To Ask Celebrities Whether They're Feminists

(21) Comments | Posted June 6, 2014 | 9:47 AM

Want to make your boring celebrity interview go viral in one easy step? Ask your subject if she's a feminist -- the media loves a young ingenue denouncing the "-ism" du jour.

When TIME magazine asked Shailene Woodley if she was a feminist in May,...

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14 Times The Women Of 'Orange Is The New Black' Were Seriously Badass

(2) Comments | Posted June 5, 2014 | 1:55 PM

When "Orange Is The New Black" premiered in June 2013, most of us had no idea how delightful it would be. Perfectly written, hilarious and culturally relevant, the series chronicling a diverse group of women behind bars proved to be a feminist triumph.

The show passes the...

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