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Feminist Movement

5 Ways You Could Be Excluding Women From Your Feminism Without Realizing It

Bustle | Posted 01.08.2016 | Women
Bustle

If you're concerned that you might be excluding women from feminism without realizing it, good. This is a sign that you want your feminism to be inclusive, and that's wonderful.

Modern Feminists Have Neglected To Empower The New Muslim Suffragettes

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 01.06.2016 | Religion
Ida Lichter, M.D.

Today's feminist movement seems bizarrely out of touch with the original, universal standards of their forbears. In sidelining Muslim women's basic rights, today's feminists ignore the suffragette legacy and the necessity for urgent reform of international human rights violations.

I Confess My Regrets About Being a Successful Career Woman and a Mother!

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 12.15.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

It's time for me to me to speak up. Please hear my voice so I can try and shed my regrets about having career and motherhood at the same time.

7 Reasons Marriage Is On the Decline

Kathy Kaveh | Posted 12.14.2015 | Divorce
Kathy Kaveh

If you're blissfully in love and think you are among the 50 percent who will stay together, by all means, go for it. But please have long, meaningful talks (and often) with your would-be spouse about your goals, responsibilities, dealbreakers, and keeping your identity.

8 Christmas Gifts For Feminists

Erin McKelle | Posted 12.09.2015 | Women
Erin McKelle

If you have someone in your life who is a feminist activist or works to empower women, keep it simple and get them one of these must-haves. Or, if you're the diehard feminist, put these on your wish-list or subtly hint to family and friends that you've been dying to read/try/wear one of the gifts on the list.

Why Women Are Dominating Thought-Leadership Across All Fields

Erin McKelle | Posted 11.24.2015 | Women
Erin McKelle

When you envision a thought-leader, what first comes to mind? For me personally, I get a mental image of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg giving a speech ...

11 Powerful Feminist Messages, Written On The Bodies Fighting For Them

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 08.04.2015 | Women

A powerful project by photographer Liora K gorgeously captures the issues individual women care about most. (Some images below may be considered ...

Betty's Fate and the Birth of Feminism in 'Mad Men'

Melissa Miles McCarter | Posted 05.12.2015 | Entertainment
Melissa Miles McCarter

Now that Betty's story is literally ending, we see her going back to school -- but it is no coincidence that her efforts for self-fulfillment are going to be cut short.

'Free The Nipple' Campaign Re-Emerges After Icelandic Teen Mocked Online

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.28.2015 | Women

The "Free The Nipple" movement has regained steam after a teen in Iceland was taunted for showing a photo of her breasts to promote a "Free The Nipple...

Boston's Forgotten Role in the Women's Movement

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.05.2015 | Women
Irene Monroe

Dore documents the hilarity, excitement and outright boldness (along with the scandalous moments) of the Movement. If you thought for one moment these women lacked chutzpah, Dore quickly disabuses you of the notion.

Feminism Is a Popularity Contest That I'm Losing

Erin McKelle | Posted 04.09.2015 | Women
Erin McKelle

No, I don't live in New York; I'm not competing for press; I'm not trying to be the most liked or endorsed. Sure, I still have moments of frustration, but I'm focused on me. And I can honestly say I've never felt more comfortable in my skin.

Amanda Scherker

The Badass Feminist History You Never Learned In School

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Scherker | Posted 12.15.2014 | Women

For many in the United States, the feminist movement has been reduced to vicious stereotypes that are still repeated today: feminists are angry, man-h...

The First Steps To Really Achieving Gender Equality

Megan Foo | Posted 11.30.2014 | Teen
Megan Foo

Gender cannot be divorced from race, sexuality, religious or socio-economic backgrounds, and the feminist movement must be accommodating to this intersectionality.

Why We Still Need Feminism

Casey Cavanagh | Posted 11.18.2014 | Women
Casey Cavanagh

Being a feminist has nothing to do with how you look, what you wear, who you date, or how often you have sex. Being a feminist doesn't mean you think women deserve special rights; it means you know we deserve equal ones.

#LikeAGirl Campaign Is a Game Changer in Feminist Movement

Dr. Bernice Ledbetter | Posted 09.10.2014 | Women
Dr. Bernice Ledbetter

Where this feminist movement fought for inclusion and equality, the current movement that Always is helping to further is focused on developing self awareness around our language. Phrases get so embedded and entrenched in our culture, often putting a particular group of people at a disadvantage.

Could Hobby Lobby Affect Women Around the World?

Anushay Hossain | Posted 08.31.2014 | Women
Anushay Hossain

America has a history of promoting comprehensive reproductive healthcare around the world, so why are American women still fighting for birth control?

'Feminist Frank' Is The Meme (And Man) We've Been Waiting For

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 05.19.2014 | Women

Look out, "Feminist Ryan Gosling," there's a new meme in town. "Feminist Frank" -- a meme featuring a guy with perfectly spiked hair and an overexp...

On Not Being a Parent

Julie R. Enszer | Posted 07.07.2014 | Women
Julie R. Enszer

As the United States moves into the frenzied celebrations of female parenthood, I want to register an alternate voice and declare my autonomy from children. I am not a parent, and I am happy to not be a parent.

On Being Flawless

Megan Lent | Posted 05.11.2014 | College
Megan Lent

Obviously, we can't all be the queen, but we can still all be flawless. Some days, I like to streak eyeliner above my lids like I'm Cleopatra, wear my favorite vintage gold lamé lacket and floral Doc Martens, and take on the world.

LOOK: Today Is The Anniversary Of 3 Big LGBT Milestones

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

On September 20, in three separate decades, three significant events occurred that changed LGBT history: 1973: Out tennis player Billie Jean King s...

Giving Feminism Meaning

Gloria Yu | Posted 11.02.2013 | College
Gloria Yu

The bottom line is this: Given that there is no salient definition of the word, what we do in the name of feminism now matters to what the future of women's experiences will be.

WATCH: Does Feminism Exclude Women Of Color?

Posted 08.13.2013 | Black Voices

The hashtag #SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen is raising eyebrows and raising awareness on Twitter about the discrimination women of color experience within ...

Free To Be… Me

Dyllan McGee | Posted 04.27.2013 | Women
Dyllan McGee

I spent my early years in New York City, went to college, got married, had kids and just assumed this is how my life would be and how it has always been. It wasn't until I listened to the stories that are a part of MAKERS that I realized how these choices were privileges by any other name.

Gender Wars: Women Redefining Customs as Crimes

Ruth Rosen | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics
Ruth Rosen

For the first time, young activists organized a movement around their own lives and that of other women. Once they saw inequality, they saw it everywhere. And, it was everywhere. But like fish in water, it had just seemed normal.

More Than Vintage: Wives With Beehives Promotes Out-of-Date Ideals

Aleida Fernandez | Posted 03.05.2013 | TV
Aleida Fernandez

It depresses me to think that people -- especially women -- in the 21st century believe that these out-of-date gender roles should be reintroduced as the norm. And It depresses me even further that TLC felt like this was an appropriate show to air.