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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 ...

Superheroine Princesses Protecting the People and the Planet

Pavita Singh, MPH | Posted 11.24.2015 | Books
Pavita Singh, MPH

Fashion designer and feminist, Coco Chanel, said, "A girl should be two things. Who and what she wants." I don't believe that all princesses have to wear glittery pink dresses and dazzling tiaras. And I definitely don't think that every fairy tale needs a prince.

15 Essential Reasons We All Need Feminism

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 11.23.2015 | Women

Using only a whiteboard and markers, a Rhode Island college's feminist organization has provided an opportunity for its members to express why they ne...

Why Feminism Still Needs To Be Called Feminism

Bustle | Posted 11.19.2015 | Women

If people really want a word that's all about fighting for the rights of women in the world, "feminism" is the best we've got, and there are good historical reasons as to why.

Childhood Influences: Where Ideas Are Born

Sandra Ramos O’Briant | Posted 11.11.2015 | Latino Voices
Sandra Ramos O’Briant

Many of us remember movies from our childhood, their effect on us then and now. Sure, I saw all the Disney releases of my generation, but I was raised by a single mother and old movies shown on late night TV were my babysitters.

When Can Black Women Stop Asking, 'Ain't I A Woman'?

Charmaine Davis | Posted 11.05.2015 | Black Voices
Charmaine Davis

Recent attempts to justify the horrific violence against black women and girls has me again returning to Sojourner Truth's question: "Ain't I a woman?" As a society we have to set a standard without compromises: Adult men should not beat, hit, pull the hair of or slam to the ground women and girls.

Watch Feminists Swiftly Shatter Stereotypes About Themselves

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 11.05.2015 | Women

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Gloria Steinem, Iconic Feminist, Says 'RBG Must Stay!'

Tavis Smiley | Posted 11.02.2015 | Politics
Tavis Smiley

Gloria Steinem has been at the forefront of the women's rights movement for decades, and at age 81, she's still striving to break down the barriers that have blocked full equality for women.

KillJoy's Kastle: Sexiest, Smartest Haunted House Ever!

Lisa Derrick | Posted 10.28.2015 | Arts
Lisa Derrick

October 30th marks the last day of KillJoy's Kastle, the smartest, arty-ist haunted house to ever grace West Hollywood.

Women's Right to Vote as the Downfall of Democracy

Suzanne DeWitt Hall | Posted 10.23.2015 | Entertainment
Suzanne DeWitt Hall

Surely every American knows that women have the same decision-making capacity as men, and that our right to participate in elections was long overdue. Don't they?

The Pope, the Church, Rabbis, and Women

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 10.19.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

Should Rabbis speak out about the subordination of women in the Catholic Church and Catholic theology -- or is it entirely an internal Church question?

Why This "Girl in Tights" is Over the "No Homo" Defense of Ballet Boys

Nadia Khayrallah | Posted 10.19.2015 | Arts
Nadia Khayrallah

What does it say about our cultural values that staring at butts (as long as it's hetero) is considered a more acceptable motivation for boys in ballet than practicing a challenging art form?

10 Things You Shouldn't Say to a Latina Feminist

Latina Magazine | Posted 10.19.2015 | Latino Voices
Latina Magazine

By Raquel Reichard for Latina. From The Bad Dominicana sparking critical conversations on race, gender and class on Twitter and Latina Rebels making ...

My Big Beautiful Birthday Party

Phyllis Chesler | Posted 10.16.2015 | Women
Phyllis Chesler

My son, Ariel, and my daughter-in-law Shannon organized a very beautiful and a very meaningful birthday party for me.

A New Lena Dunham Show Is Coming To HBO

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 10.14.2015 | Entertainment

Lena Dunham is bringing more feminism to HBO with "Max," a new half-hour pilot about a woman trying to rise in the magazine world during the 1960s. A...

Gender Liberation: Leaving Men Behind

Brett Gleason | Posted 09.23.2015 | Gay Voices
Brett Gleason

Even with my chin length hair kids mock me for having 'girl hair' -- as if there's something inherently offensive about being a girl. So much has evolved with gender identity since I was a kid but I fear men and boys are being left behind in our liberation of behavior from gender.

In America, Only Some Nipples Can Be Free

Madeline Wahl | Posted 09.17.2015 | Women
Madeline Wahl

If men can barely control themselves around women who wear clothes in the workplace or on the street, how can a man control himself next to a woman who is not wearing a top and has exposed breasts and not one but two exposed nipples?

Was Lili St. Cyr an Accidental Feminist?

Leslie Zemeckis | Posted 09.15.2015 | Books
Leslie Zemeckis

I am praised for showing Lili to be a one such; a pioneer, a free-thinking independent woman. Yet, I had to question, was she a feminist?

2016's True Feminist Candidate

Rachel R. Carroll | Posted 09.11.2015 | College
Rachel R. Carroll

The problem was, I couldn't shake the feeling that I wasn't backing Hillary out of any sort of excitement or belief that she would fight for the things that I valued, but rather, that I was pulling for her by default. But then, along came Bernie.

Not All Women Want to Date a 'Career Man'

Jennifer Dziura | Posted 09.10.2015 | Women
Jennifer Dziura

Some women have really type-A, go-getter personalities. And some men are really not cut out for the stress of having to make a living. Some women aren't just looking for a relationship where everybody does everything.

Taylor Swift, the Feminist of Our Wildest Dreams

Audrey Hayworth | Posted 09.09.2015 | Women
Audrey Hayworth

howing vulnerability does not make one weak, it shows others who are not yet to their strongest point yet, that anything is possible. The very basis of what every feminist needs to learn in her crusade for equality.

Twenty First Century Feminism: New and Improved

Julie Schwartzbard | Posted 09.04.2015 | Women
Julie Schwartzbard

Looking back at my experience and then ahead to my daughters,' it has become clear that being a feminist in the 21st century means doing better than I did. It's no longer enough to "be anything that we want."

Feminist Masterpiece on Teen Survival

Kimberly Dark | Posted 09.03.2015 | Books
Kimberly Dark

It's not that you want to save Taylor; you know you can't. By the end of page two, Debra Busman has established a child character as complex and compelling as any adult.

6 Questions With A Black Mormon Feminist

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 09.03.2015 | Religion

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has a complicated history with race. In 1852, church leader Brigham Young announced that men of ...

This Feminist Is Defending The Sorority Sisterhood

Amanda Oliver | Posted 08.27.2015 | Women
Amanda Oliver

What frustrates me the most, and still often surprises me, is how much I am asked about how I could have been in a sorority when I am such a proud feminist. What so many people fail to realize is that I am a proud feminist because I was in a sorority. The two are not, and never have been, mutually exclusive.