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Double Standards in Our Foreign Policy -- and That's Just the Way It Is

András Simonyi | Posted 02.13.2015 | Politics
András Simonyi

Pragmatism however should not be an easy way out of the responsibility for human rights and dignity that we, as democracies, share in the world. We should not suggest that we do not have an influence, when we actually do.

The New Yorker's Dreck Problem

Lynn Messina | Posted 03.22.2015 | Media
Lynn Messina

The New Yorker called my writing dreck. It did not level the slight directly at me but lobbed it wholesale at the self-publishing community of which I'm a member.

Dear Working Father

Reem Kassis | Posted 02.10.2015 | Parents
Reem Kassis

Your identity changed, your responsibilities increased, you were no longer the most important person to your partner and your needs and feelings took a back seat. You and your life were entirely changed, yet all this was overlooked.

It's Okay To Know (Or Not Know) How You Want To Shape Your Life

Isabel Song | Posted 12.20.2014 | Teen
Isabel Song

Even with all those unknowns, I'm not letting them -- or anyone else -- keep me from chasing after my dreams, my wants. Just because there's a possibility I'll change my mind one day isn't justification for not pursuing my current dreams at all.

Sexually Active Teen Girls More Likely To Be Bullied Than Similar Boys, Study Finds

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Svokos | Posted 09.26.2014 | Parents

Sexually active high school girls are more likely to say they've been bullied than sexually active high school boys, a study from Brown University rel...

'The List Of Rules For Women,' As Explained By A Guy Who Gets It

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 09.03.2014 | Women

"Does anyone have a complete, up-to-date list of everything that women are supposed to do and not do so that they qualify for having their humanity re...

Wait! A Former College President Who Implies It's 'Her' Fault?

Elaine Williams | Posted 11.03.2014 | College
Elaine Williams

How many more girls and boys are going to get eating disorders because of the pressure they feel to look a certain way? I don't know what is in a young man's heart and mind. I can't imagine what it is like to have testosterone pulsing through my body. But if we keep talking about ALL of this, maybe, together we can find a solution.

#FreeTheNipple: Facebook Changes Breastfeeding Mothers Photo Policy

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 08.09.2014 | Parents
Soraya Chemaly

The idea that women should be able to share non-sexually objectifying images of their bodies, a form of counter-speech to our pervasive sexual objectification, eludes many people, who seem to skim the surface of what the core issues are.

The Female Double Bind

Kali Rogers | Posted 07.29.2014 | Women
Kali Rogers

Instead of turning on each other, we can support each other. We shouldn't be making these decisions alone, and we shouldn't expect every one else to make the same choices we do. Think about any regrets you may have and realize the woman standing next to you has them as well.

Comprehending Comprehensive Sexual Education

Hannah Berkman | Posted 06.10.2014 | Education
Hannah Berkman

The message is clear: the United States public demands the amelioration and perhaps an overhaul of the sexual education system. More importantly, students deserve to receive accurate and objective information.

5 Things Women Are Judged More Harshly For Than Men

Posted 03.07.2014 | Women

When it comes to gender, double standards are alive and well. Let's face it: despite all of the advances toward gender equality, many people still exp...

What This Commercial Gets Scarily Right

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 12.10.2013 | Women

"Don't let labels hold you back." That's the takeaway message from a new Pantene Philippines commercial, which first aired in November 2013. The sh...

Do Men And Women Have Different Sexual Regrets?

Posted 01.23.2014 | Women

In an ideal world, no one would regret their informed, consensual sexual choices -- or feel like their sex lives need to fall in line with what's ster...

Double Standard for Women: Democrats and Republicans on Common Ground

Cynthia Dill | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Cynthia Dill

The challenge for women regardless of party in the blood sport of politics is to succeed without appearing to want success. To win a fight without being scrappy. What's admired as "bold" in men is scorned as brash in women. What's sharp is shrill.

The Great Halloween Double Standard

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 12.26.2013 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

Hello, Mr. Ghostbuster. His barely there, tight coveralls (Coveralls, you think, quickly wracking your brain for a clever line like, "Looks like those coveralls don't cover... all") do little to hide the outline of his packed pecks, his astonishing abs, his tight titanium glutes.

The Insulting Double Standard I Wish Would Disappear

Mike Spohr | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Mike Spohr

It's sad that in a situation like that, people are so quick to think "kidnapper" instead of "father," and that probably says something about how our society views men and fatherhood.

The Last Time You Saw a Congresswoman Naked on Twitter Was Never

Susanna Quinn | Posted 10.02.2013 | Women
Susanna Quinn

I'm not suggesting for a moment that women are less capable than men of wrongdoing. But it is rather evident that women in politics seem vastly less inclined actually to fall victim to the temptations of sin.

If George Zimmerman Was a Cop, He Never Would've Been Charged

Eliyahu Federman | Posted 09.29.2013 | Crime
Eliyahu Federman

When it comes to civil lawsuits under Title 42 of the civil rights act of 1982, the police have broad immunity from "harassment, distraction, and liability when they perform their duties reasonably." But when it comes to criminal charges, no such blanket immunity exists.

Everyone Lies About Sex, Study Claims

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.30.2013 | Women

Does everyone lie about sex? A study led by professor of psychology Terri Fisher of the Ohio State University at Mansfield, published in the April...

What Hating Gwyneth Paltrow Says About Us

Nico Lang | Posted 07.21.2013 | Chicago
Nico Lang

Two-thirds of our most hated celebrities are women, and females count for seven of the top 10 slots. What makes Gwyneth Paltrow 20 times more hateable than Chris Brown?

The Gender Double Standard: What Message Are We Sending Our Boys?

Jackie Morgan MacDougall | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Jackie Morgan MacDougall

Why is it OK for girls to be "tomboys" while boys are often ridiculed?

Older Women, Younger Men: Is There a Double Standard?

Melissa Chapman | Posted 12.25.2012 | Women
Melissa Chapman

I'll admit it -- I've always had a sugar daddy complex.

A Harsh Lesson for Our Daughters: My Open Letter to Taylor Townsend

Kelly Smith Beaty | Posted 11.17.2012 | Black Voices
Kelly Smith Beaty

Dearest Taylor Townsend: It is when life tells you "no" that you must stand tall and insist "yes!" There will be roadblocks in your path, but know that you stand on the shoulders of many tenacious, unyielding, celebrated sisters that have created the path that you must now follow.

Romney's Ridiculous Double Standard Presents Gigantic Opening for Obama

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.30.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Romney's conveniently rewriting his own record. This is what spin is for, of course, but Mitt has just opened the door for a realistic comparison of the numbers, even if the Romney team (or the Obama team, for that matter) hasn't realized it yet.

A World Aids Day Plea To Women

Dr. Logan Levkoff | Posted 01.31.2012 | Women
Dr. Logan Levkoff

Give the women in your life the confidence and freedom to be their own woman, free from judgment and free to pursue a sexually healthy life.