It's easy to blame the victims. It's easier still to blame the perpetrators -- the batterers, the abusers, the pimps. Yet we live in a society where it is perfectly respectable for one person to have more money than an entire state full of people.
A victim of street harassment myself, I often wonder, If you're a construction worker in the throes of the sausagefest that IS your work site, have you offered up as many niceties to your own wife as you did to me just now?
I had the electric experience of sitting down with Amy Poehler as part of AOL BUILD, in which she shared her quick-witted blend of humor and wisdom on a wide range of topics including her career advice.
As gender-based inequalities continue to pose grave threats to health systems, economies and societies, it's empowering to watch these women fighting for a healthier, more educated and more equal world.
As children, Halloween was a night of simple joy. It was a damn great holiday. You donned whatever costume you felt like a boss in and without second-guessing it, went out and ended the night with a pillowcase full of candy. You were #FLAWLESS before Beyoncé made it a thing.
Take that desk of yours and decorate the sh*t out of it until it magically transforms into that corner office. To create the ultimate workspace, start by making it homey and personal with a jolt of energy. Think ambient lighting, warm pops of color and personal touches like artwork.
I fear that my daughters will be limited by the culture they ingest, that I will be powerless to stop it. That they will, in the end, be eaten by Cinderella.
Witches are tricky. If I say the word "witch" to you, I suspect an immediate image comes to mind. It involves a broomstick, a hat, an ill-tempered fel...
While the best way to get consent is verbally, it's not the only option. Yes, consent can be and given and received through other cues such as body language and reciprocation. Yes, can be given in other ways.
There are a number of complicated perspectives and positions on trans inclusion in women's spaces, and these dialogues illustrate some of the complexities of combating patriarchy.
To be a feminist doesn't mean that you have a quota of protests to attend or spend a minimum amount of time ranting about the patriarchy. It means you believe in equality.
If a female movie star, driven crazy by all demands and expectations, does go ahead and under the knife or other assorted tortures to pump up and fill all there is to fill, the same vicious attack by the cruel Hollywood hounds is launched like a weapon. So, damned if you do, damned if you don't, this being the blue print for women's lives worldwide.
The malignant only threaten those who make inroads, who carve out spaces where they can be heard and can affect change, who realize their independent and collective power and wield it, from every dark corner into every dark corner.
This Tower of (breastfeeding) Babble has reached a fever pitch. It's time for it to come down. Pick up your axe and start chopping. And next time someone asks, simply tell them, "You don't need to know why I don't breastfeed. Because it shouldn't matter."
Quick-witted, sharp-tongued, and each holding a special place at the heart of our culture, Lena and Carrie talked to one another as though no one was watching... and it was glorious.
Admit it: You're a tad disappointed. There's not one photo of Oscar-winner Renée Zellweger here. Not one. Tragic. Or, as the hipsters say: tragiq...
Over the past six months, I've played 20 questions more than I've wanted to about my lack of martial name change. These are the top 10 things married women, who kept their maiden name, are sick of hearing.
After two pregnancies and nearly five years of nursing, the once ripe peaches have deflated into more prune-like fruits. An entirely natural consequence of motherhood and gravity, though not one that pleases me. But my children have never seemed to mind -- until now.
Ekpecham's warm embrace of her juxtaposing roles as doting housewife and shrewd brand owner echoes the uneasy alliance between fashion and feminism.
What is wrong with a strong, independent and intelligent woman who wants to take on her husband's name after marriage? Does that finish her identity? Does it make her a doormat? I don't think so.