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Female Stereotypes

Ruby Rails is Right: Girls Deserve to See Themselves as Heroes

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 11.10.2016 | Impact
Lisa Abeyta

Until there is more gender balance among leading roles in entertainment, government and corporate leadership, our sons and daughters will continue to believe the stereotypes perpetuated in the news,  media, and their everyday lives.

The Hardest Part About Dating As A Divorced 20-Something

Meytal Markman | Posted 10.08.2016 | Divorce
Meytal Markman

I was 28 years old when I filed for divorce and became single again for the first time since I was legally allowed to drink.

Don't Call Me A Basic B*tch -- I Can Love Pumpkin Spice Lattes And Still Be Extraordinary

Bustle | Posted 12.14.2014 | Women

I may not be the most self-confident person on the planet, but I am confident enough to know that I am neither basic nor a b*tch.

Pink Is the New Red

Jan Millsapps, Ph.D. | Posted 09.10.2014 | Science
Jan Millsapps, Ph.D.

The girl who'd thrust her hand high in the air when the red planet was offered up to the group claimed Mars. "Why did you want to be Mars?" I asked her afterwards. I was not prepared for her unabashed reply: "I like pink. It was closest to pink."

A Porn Empowerment Model: SAG or Street

Jennifer Ketcham | Posted 06.03.2014 | Los Angeles
Jennifer Ketcham

What action can the porn industry take to empower porn stars suffering (men or women, both during and after their careers) from the negative stereotypes associated with sex work?

Sheryl Sandberg On What We Still Need To Do

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 03.19.2014 | Women

When Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg gave a TEDTalk entitled, "Why We Have Too Few Women Leaders," she wasn't without reservations. She feared that addre...

Throwing Your 'Hopeless Chest' Overboard: How to Get Rid of Expectations That Diminish Your Quality of Life

Christina Pesoli | Posted 10.19.2013 | Women
Christina Pesoli

Figure out what tasks have always caused you to feel inadequate as a woman, and stop letting these outdated notions and unrealistic expectations diminish the satisfaction you get out of all the things you do well.

Being Ugly

April Brucker | Posted 10.05.2013 | Women
April Brucker

Growing up, my mother used to say, "A jealous child is an ugly child, and I didn't raise an ugly child."

Then Wonder Woman Got Married and Opened a Mod Boutique: Sexism, Capitalism and the Struggle of the Unconventional Woman

Lauren Jacobs | Posted 03.25.2013 | Women
Lauren Jacobs

So, instead of asking the question, "Can a woman have it all?" we should be asking, "Is there something left to the 'it' when we remove power/money and spouse/babies from the equation?"

Willow Smith and Female Body Image: Why Girls Have the Right to Own Themselves

Nico Lang | Posted 01.29.2013 | Chicago
Nico Lang

This week, Jada Pinkett Smith sounded off at critics who were upset that she would "let" her daughter, Willow Smith, buzz her hair. This incident is sadly emblematic of a culture where women's bodies and identities are open for public dissection.

I Breastfed the Wrong Baby

Donna Highfill | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Donna Highfill

I looked at the child I thought was Jacob. In a matter of hours he had gone from a baby with thin red hair to a baby with thick, long black hair. His seven pounds had morphed into at least ten. My Scot-Irish son had turned into an Italian. Wow, I thought, They change so fast!

Female Archetypes in Game of Thrones

Ann Marie Rasmussen | Posted 11.10.2012 | Women
Ann Marie Rasmussen

In the popular HBO show Game of Thrones -- and the books on which the series is based -- the female characters include a dastardly queen, an honorable mother and a whore with a heart of gold.

Sexism and Misogyny Ruin the Reputation of Video Games as an Art Form

Matthew Byrd | Posted 10.21.2012 | Teen
Matthew Byrd

If the video game industry ever wants to be perceived as high art by a larger mainstream culture, it must finally address the institutionalized sexism that has come to define the medium.

No Labels, Please

Tiphany Adams | Posted 09.30.2012 | Impact
Tiphany Adams

I just can't stand the idea of being labeled. Yeah, I know we all do it. It is just an easy way to define people. As I live with paralysis, I realize that labels are more confining than my wheelchair.

The Internet Guide to Being a Perfect Girl

Jezebel | Posted 06.06.2012 | Women

Have you always wanted to be a gamine, hippie, or "pink punk girl"? No problem: wikiHow's crowdsourced how-to guides have you covered, especially if y...

What These Young Women Have In Common With Katniss From "The Hunger Games"

Eatocracy | Posted 03.19.2012 | Women

"Within a few minutes, I spot a rabbit and make my first kill with the bow and arrow. It's not my usual clean shot through the eye, but I'll take it,"...

The Only Three Women In Bruce Springsteen's Music

Jezebel | Posted 03.16.2012 | Women

As an unabashed Bruce Springsteen fan, I've always loved the nuance he brings to his characters. Though he's sometimes portrayed as a heartland carica...

Why You Shouldn't Judge A Hairdresser By Her Cup Size

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 05.02.2012 | Women
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

I sit in a salon chair with each one of those large breasts beside my two ears as Crystal stands behind me checking my current hair color under the light.

Women Entrepreneurs and Female Stereotypes

Karin Kamp | Posted 04.17.2012 | Business
Karin Kamp

How could an organization devoted to inspiring the next generation of women entrepreneurs get caught up in allegedly reinforcing stereotypes?

The 8 Female Stereotypes You'll Meet In 'New Year's Eve'

The Gloss | Posted 12.08.2011 | Women

Banana Republic invited us to a screening of the upcoming movie New Year's Eve, which we liked more than we expected, despite, you know, a lot of emot...

Choosing Common Sense over Sexy Banter and Bra Size

Hillary St. Pierre | Posted 12.27.2011 | Women
Hillary St. Pierre

Life is different for beautiful women. I know: I used to be one.

Watch: Arianna Talks Strong Women On 'Morning Joe'

Huff TV | Posted 08.03.2011 | Media
Huff TV

When Arianna said that "women need to sleep their way to the top", in a discussion on today's 'Morning Joe', she drew gasps from host and author Mika ...