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Everyday Sexism

Striking Photos Capture Just How Intrusive Everyday Sexism Feels

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 04.13.2015 | Women

A striking photo series shows the sexism women face in their everyday lives. "Boundaries," by artist and photographer Allaire Bartel, is a jarring ...

11 Tweets That Sum Up The Everyday Ageism And Sexism Older Women Face

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 04.08.2015 | Fifty

Sexism is a harsh reality many women face, whether in the form of catcalling on the sidewalk or sexual harassment in the workplace. And, as women age,...

Changing Perspectives on Racism

Hasna El Maroudi | Posted 04.03.2015 | World
Hasna El Maroudi

Living in a society where we spend most of our time staring at a screen, be it smartphone, iPad, laptop or television, having a show that reflects on modern society, like Scandal, is especially important.

'Luck'

Mona R. Washington | Posted 04.02.2015 | Black Voices
Mona R. Washington

SETTING: March 2015. A weekday morning. The bedding/housewares department in the local branch of one of the largest department stores in America. BLM wears a t-shirt from highly competitive School X.

What To Do When Your Friend Tells A Sexist Joke

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 03.10.2015 | Women

"Make me a sandwich," your friend pleads. Your crew laughs, assuming he's just joking, but you're cringing on the inside. Do you say something? Do you...

Kids Need To See Women On Currency, Here's Why And What You Can Do

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 03.10.2015 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

Money, like statues, holidays and postage stamps, is a form of public media that speaks particularly to what we, as a culture, think is important to note and admire. Women and their contributions remain either hugely underrepresented or, in the case of paper money, erased.

10 Ridiculously Sexist and Dangerous Laws From Around the World

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 04.17.2015 | Politics
Soraya Chemaly

Once in a while in the U.S. we hear about a bill or a law that seems like it must be a joke. These examples might seem silly and inconsequential, but even so, at their core, they speak to very discriminatory ideas about gender, authority and rights that manifest themselves in much more dangerous ways all over the world.

16 Questions For Men That Reveal The Casual Sexism Women Experience Every Day

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 02.04.2015 | Women

Sexism can be hard to point out when it's so engrained in our everyday lives. Clementine Ford, however, found an awesome way to highlight casual sexis...

Is My Vagina the Most Important Thing About My Writing?

Carrie La Seur | Posted 12.06.2014 | Books
Carrie La Seur

Recently a literary festival asked me to appear on a panel of regional 'Women Writers.' I'm early enough in my career as a novelist that I'm damned grateful to be invited anywhere, but the panel title gave me pause.

Do Men Hate Women?

June Eric-Udorie | Posted 11.23.2014 | Impact
June Eric-Udorie

I'm not a man-hating feminist, I'm simply stating the facts -- men are so threatened by women that they are willing to go to extreme lengths to control us and hate us so the system of patriarchy thrives and continues.

We Need #YesAllWomen Now More Than Ever Before

Madeline Wahl | Posted 11.23.2014 | Women
Madeline Wahl

We are living in the year 2014 and we are still fighting for equality between men and women. We are still fighting for equal rights and equal pay. Women should not have to feel afraid to walk alone at night. Women should not be afraid to speak their voices loud and clear. Women should not be afraid to want a higher education, to want to learn.

Two Little Girls Take On Comic Book Action Figures And Everyday Sexism

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 08.15.2014 | Parents

John Marcotte is the father of two geek-chic girls -- Anya, 9, and Stella, 6 -- who have a passion for comic books. Their favorite superhero is Gamora...

10 Everyday Sexisms And What Do You Do About Them

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 09.30.2014 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

When women take note of sexism during their daily lives -- for example, talking openly about street harassment or workplace bias -- and name it for what it is, they stop accepting it as "normal."

New York State of Mind

Mona R. Washington | Posted 09.09.2014 | New York
Mona R. Washington

PASSENGER: I'll tell you what. Make believe I'm a white businessman and drop me off directly in front of the hotel. That is all.

10 Words Every Girl Should Learn

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 08.30.2014 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

Listener bias results in most people thinking that women are hogging the floor when men are actually dominating.

Dream Date

Julie Gray | Posted 08.02.2014 | Women
Julie Gray

"You don't think every living moment of my life since I was maybe 12, I have not hated my body?" I yell.

Watch What Happens When A Woman Reverses Everyday Sexism

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 04.16.2014 | Women

When The Guardian's Leah Green went undercover in London, she was not reporting on breaking news. Instead, she took a new lens to a centuries-old ...

On the Policing of Female Sexuality

Yirssi Bergman | Posted 06.02.2014 | Women
Yirssi Bergman

This paradigm, that women are supposed to be beacons of purity throughout the span of their lives, while "boys will be boys" is tiresome and outdated. Women are sexual beings too, and should be able to explore and enjoy their sexuality as much as they want to without being judged or chastised for it.

Try Doubting Everyday Sexism After Watching This Video

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 02.07.2014 | Women

Wolf-whistles, "hey baby" and "keep smiling honey!" are the types of things you'd expect to hear directed at a woman walking down the street. But what...

13 Perfect Responses To Street Harassment

Posted 01.25.2014 | Women

All too often women experience street harassment and don't know what to do. Sometimes we want to respond but can't quite think of anything to say in t...

What I Realized on My Morning Jog

Allena Tapia | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Allena Tapia

I'm not telling you that you need feminism because a few men are sexist. When I can't jog through a small, relatively safe, populated town in broad daylight without feeling like a slab of beef, we both need feminism at a much higher level.

Zelda Wasn't 'Crazy': How What You Don't Know About Fitzgerald Tells Us Something About 'Crazy' Women, Then and Now

Heather Laine Talley | Posted 07.20.2013 | Women
Heather Laine Talley

The "crazy" Zelda that has emerged in our popular imagination is as much Scott's making as The Great Gatsby itself. This is, in and of itself, part of the F. Scott legacy. His work depended on Zelda's silence.

To New Delhi: A Letter Back, From Washington, DC

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 01.10.2013 | World
Soraya Chemaly

Violence against women, everything from "harmless" catcalls to gang rape, means one thing which cannot be said enough: Nowhere in the world do girls and women feel safe.