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5 Myths About Feminism That Make It Seem Scarier Than It Is

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 06.29.2015 | Women

“Why is it so scary to call yourself a feminist?” That’s the question Melissa Fabello, managing editor of Everyday Feminism, asks in a new vi...

Why Guys Rarely Hang Out With Other Guys

Jack Anderson | Posted 06.23.2015 | Fifty
Jack Anderson

Today, I am not a member of one single Man Tribe. Where did my Man Tribe go? I'm far from alone here. Most guys, not just my age, but those much younger and older than me, just don't hang out with other guys anymore. The Man Tribe, for most of us, has died. Why?

Taylor Swift, Tori Amos, and Me: Women Make Their Most Powerful Art When They Ditch the Boys and Find Themselves

Patricia Leavy, PhD | Posted 06.19.2015 | Women
Patricia Leavy, PhD

The strength in these feminist empowerment projects is clear to fans who use them to navigate their own lives, but I want to highlight the message for other artists: use creativity to carve your identity and empower others.

Fathers Can Be Feminists Too

Beth Morrison | Posted 06.18.2015 | Impact
Beth Morrison

Myself and others that I work with, now as well as in the past, are feminists. And feminism, in its simplest of definitions, is a belief in and practice of equality.

The Taking Tree: A Feminist Parody of Shel Silverstein's Classic

Brian Gresko | Posted 06.18.2015 | Women
Brian Gresko

Remember Shel Silverstein's classic story The Giving Tree? In it, a female tree gives everything -- her apples, branches, even her trunk -- to this little boy she loves. She has a total martyr complex; it's messed up! So I started wondering, what if the genders were reversed?

Girls Can't Play With Dinosaurs?

Emma 'The Gecko' Davidson | Posted 06.09.2015 | Parents
Emma 'The Gecko' Davidson

"Of course you can be a paleontologist when you grow up, you can be anything you put your mind to... You can't have dinosaurs they're for boys! What a...

Sasha Bronner

Roxane Gay: ‘We Demand Perfection Of Feminists. We Do Not Need To Do That.'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sasha Bronner | Posted 05.29.2015 | Women

Roxane Gay has become known as a 'bad feminist.' The label comes from her August 2014 book's title, a collection of essays which challenged how we ...

Why Being a Woman Is Difficult

Danielle Campoamor | Posted 05.29.2015 | Women
Danielle Campoamor

I'm telling you, the shaving and the periods and the sometimes-annoying breasts are one thing but deciding what kind of woman you'll end up criticizing me for being? That's, for lack of a better word, difficult.

#RespectHerName: Start Giving a Damn About Black Women Immediately

Ernest Owens | Posted 05.27.2015 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

For hundreds of years, women of color have not only paid their dues, but partially paid ours. It's not enough to just defend them when times get rough, but to empower them even when our own victories are close.

5 Struggles Feminists Will Understand

Kali Rogers | Posted 05.27.2015 | Women
Kali Rogers

The struggle between femininity and feminism is real, my friends, and even in this new millennium of progression and open mindedness, it still very much exists. Here are my current feminist struggles, and I'm sure you have way more to add to this list as well.

6 Places Dads Can't Go With Babies

Hasna El Maroudi | Posted 05.22.2015 | Parents
Hasna El Maroudi

The baby had filled up her diaper and there was no place to change her nappie. Well, there were facilities, but there was no place for him to change her diaper; the changing rooms were for women only, because -- duh -- changing diapers is a woman's task.

I'm Done Being Quiet About Feminism

Anna Quesse | Posted 05.21.2015 | Teen
Anna Quesse

When you Google "feminism," the first thing that comes up is the definition. After that, a couple of articles about Emma Watson, and then a website called "feminism.org." You know what doesn't pop up? Man hating.

Charlize Theron On Why 'Mad Max' Is An 'Incredible Feminist Movie'

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 05.15.2015 | Women

Charlize Theron plays a badass action star in "Mad Max: Fury Road," a new movie that shows her fighting for freedom in a post-apocalyptic world. And w...

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.

The Wayward Movement of the Movement

Rev. Jeff Hood | Posted 05.06.2015 | Religion
Rev. Jeff Hood

While I am tremendously proud of all the organizing efforts that are taking place all over the country, I don't think we have spent much time thinking about where we are going. I think this is partly due to the fact that many people are just trying to survive.

Here's What Happened When a Feminist Lesbian Had Wings at Hooters

Jenny Block | Posted 05.03.2015 | Gay Voices
Jenny Block

So here's my quandary: What's a girl to do about places like Hooters and Twin Peaks or -- eek -- strip clubs when one both loves and respects the female body?

Job Interviews, Diversity and the Feminist Woman of Color

Ashley Velez | Posted 06.28.2015 | Women
Ashley Velez

I have to acknowledge that my mixed Afro-Latina heritage has given me both a lighter complexion and a looser curl pattern than most Black women. These factors alone grant me privileges in the workplace, privileges that must be acknowledged in order to have an honest conversation.

The Cost of Gender Inequality

Lewis Worrow | Posted 06.26.2015 | Impact
Lewis Worrow

Gender inequality, sexual objectification and sexist attitudes need to be a relic of the past. A persons worth, to any extent or dimension, should not be determined by their physical being.

Middle School Removes The Word 'Feminist' From Girl's Shirt In Class Photo

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.21.2015 | Politics

When Sophie Thomas saw her eighth grade class' picture recently, she couldn't believe what she was looking at. "I checked it to make sure I didn't...

Celebrating 21st-Century Feminism and Why It Matters

Emmanuelle Herman | Posted 06.17.2015 | Women
Emmanuelle Herman

In a room full of feminists the other day, someone asked 'What have we achieved over the past 10 years?' To my surprise, the room fell silent. Is it really that hard to name a couple of recent successes?

Want to Go to Paris? Take a Shortcut Through Broadway

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 06.14.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

Don't get me wrong, there's no problem with being a sex worker, or a wife, or a ballerina, or a heiress if you so choose. But what the female protagonists and antagonists in Gigi and An American in Paris lack is agency in their happily ever afters.

What Is Feminism?

Women's Rights News | Posted 06.03.2015 | Women
Women's Rights News

Feminism is not the belief that one gender should be raised in power above another. The very definition of feminism shows a complete opposition to this belief. So when people comment against feminism, they are supporting sexism. There is no sitting on the fence.

Global Activists Demand The Release Of Our Sisters In China

One Billion Rising | Posted 04.03.2015 | Impact
One Billion Rising

One Billion Rising activists around the world continue to demand the release of our activist feminist sisters from China -- Li Tingting, Zheng Churan, Wei Tingting, Wang Man and Wu Rongrung -- who were arrested for their work to create awareness and education on violence against women and girls issues.

What I Learned When I Turned The Camera On Myself

Giselle Noelle Morgan | Posted 06.03.2015 | Women
Giselle Noelle Morgan

The mere act of being a woman artist is an act of rebellion since it was and still is male-dominated. These handpicked pieces take the rebellion one step further by illustrating the stories of women in isolation through their own art.

Why You Shouldn't Marry Your Soulmate

Kristina Tsipouras | Posted 06.02.2015 | Weddings
Kristina Tsipouras

"Don't marry your soulmate." When I first heard this advice, I was not on board, but now I realize, it is the best advice I have ever been given. My last relationship was the most intense I had ever experienced in my life.