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#WakingTheFeminists Arrives in New York Demanding Greater Gender Parity in the Arts

Naomi McDougall Jones | Posted 02.12.2016 | Arts
Naomi McDougall Jones

Depending on how active you are on Twitter, you may or may not be aware of a pretty remarkable occurrence last year in Ireland. Amidst the masses of swirling articles and videos regarding the lack of gender parity in theater that are justifiably and importantly flying around the Internet, a group of women and men in Ireland joined in solidarity to effect some pretty substantive change.

Could Faking the Big O Delay Finding Mr. Right?

Alicia Armeli MSEd MSN RDN CHLC | Posted 02.11.2016 | Women
Alicia Armeli MSEd MSN RDN CHLC

In this day and age, women have won the right to vote, to burn our bras, and to climb the corporate ladder. Why do we still find it a challenge to be honest in the bedroom? And could this duplicity potentially lead us astray when looking for Mr. Right?

Why Are Some Women Leaders So Out of Touch With Young Feminists?

Rebecca Griffin | Posted 02.10.2016 | Women
Rebecca Griffin

It's important that we respect and honor the women who have come before us in this fight. I'm sure it can be frustrating for them to see younger women disagreeing with them about the path to change. But the respect needs to go both ways. Make the effort to listen to and lift up the work of young feminists

Who Me, a Feminist?

Jessica R. Dreistadt | Posted 02.01.2016 | Women
Jessica R. Dreistadt

I hadn't realized that some women, particularly those who are not old enough to have lived through the women's movement of the 1960s, consider the wor...

AGAFIA LYKOVA: Religious Hermit or Modern Feminist?

Karen Alea | Posted 01.29.2016 | Impact
Karen Alea

Agafia, who was born on the reclusive homestead, had not seen anything of modern life except the debris of Russian rockets that fell, and still remain, near their cabin. Until their discovery in 1978 by a team doing an aerial geological survey, the Lykovs hadn't seen other humans for 40 years.

This Calendar Celebrates 'Misbehaved' Women Everywhere

The Huffington Post | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 01.30.2016 | Latino Voices

This woman is redefining what it means to be “malcriada.” When the Peruvian newspaper Tome started to publish photos of scantily ...

Oxford English Dictionary Agrees To Review Language After Accusations Of Sexism

TakePart | Jade Walker | Posted 01.26.2016 | Arts

Why does the Oxford English Dictionary portray feminists as rabid?  ...

It's Still 'Game on' for Billie Jean King

Lori Sokol | Posted 01.26.2016 | Business
Lori Sokol

It is the tennis court that has long provided King with a platform to create change. But where does the answer to achieving gender equality ultimately lie? King believes it's up to the Millennial generation.

To The Men In My Life

prisca dorcas mojica rodriguez | Posted 01.22.2016 | Latino Voices
prisca dorcas mojica rodriguez

Who gave you that right, the liberty, to have anything to say about me? I think someone forgot to tell you that nothing of mine is for you. Why is my clothing suppose to be appropriate for my age, the event, other people, children, but never is it about what I want to wear on MY body.

Leaning in to the Feminine Mystique

Lauren Murphy | Posted 01.25.2016 | Women
Lauren Murphy

Path Breakers - Then and Now In 1963, the Feminine Mystique was published, my mother was born and my grandmother was 23 years old. 50 years after t...

Not Bossy, Just the Boss: a Conversation with Speedy Ortiz

Reilly Wieland | Posted 01.19.2016 | Arts
Reilly Wieland

There are few girl crushed I hold closer than my crush on Speedy Ortiz's Sadie Dupuis. From her blatantly girl power lyrics to her no-bullshit attitude and earned MFA in Poetry, she, along with the rest of the band, has proved that Speedy Ortiz is a force to be reckoned with.

9 Feminist Resolutions For 2016

The Cut | Posted 01.14.2016 | Women
The Cut

What if we all set some 2016 goals that melded the personal with the political?

Is Consent Sexy? Breaking the Unspoken Rules of Sex

Mason Hsieh | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mason Hsieh

I believe if we can integrate these messages into our cultural narratives, we can reshape our society's sexual focus from that of negation to that of consent and mutual respect. Boys will grow up actively soliciting consensual language, and girls will feel comfortable actively providing it.

You're Not Believable As A Love Interest

Harmony France | Posted 01.08.2016 | Arts
Harmony France

Artistic directors, casting directors, directors, anyone involved with casting... we have to do better. We need to diversify. We need to start casting in a way that looks like the world that we live in. Casting predominantly white and male is antiquated. I will no longer change myself in any way for you.

The Thoughtful Reason 'American Crime' Creator Won't Label Himself A Feminist

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 01.08.2016 | Women

John Ridley doesn't call himself a feminist, but it's not because he doesn't believe in gender equality. Rather, he thinks that claiming the l...

Growing Up As A Brown Girl: My Chonga Manifesto

prisca dorcas mojica rodriguez | Posted 01.07.2016 | Latino Voices
prisca dorcas mojica rodriguez

Chongas are everywhere. When a chonga is around, you know it. We will make ourselves known. We are hypervisible, so you will remember our names, what we wore, what we said, and how we said it. And in a land that tries to ignore our existence and push us into living as the least of these, our visibility is power because you cannot erase what you have no control over and you cannot control those who have never bowed down to your notions of a hegemonic America. We are loud, we are proud, and we do not back down. Ask anyone who has gone up against a chonga about their experience. They will teach you to see us as we are: DIVINAS.

Wrapping Up 2015 for Women

Martha Burk | Posted 12.31.2015 | Politics
Martha Burk

Well we did it. Made it through another year. When it comes to women, we've had some good news, and some bad news, with a little weird news thrown in.

The Day I Asked My Feminist Wife if Our Marriage Was an Egalitarian One

André Corrêa d'Almeida | Posted 12.31.2015 | Politics
André Corrêa d'Almeida

When I began looking back over the myriad events involving gender equality -- victories and losses -- in 2015, I wondered how our relationship measured up under Sara's own feminist ideal.

Steinem, Strayed and Seattle

Petra Perkins | Posted 12.21.2015 | Women
Petra Perkins

I hit the road to join a pilgrimage of ladies gathering in Seattle -- a conversation with Gloria Steinem about her memoir My Life on the Road. A compelling force drove me (like in Close Encounters of the Third Kind) a thousand miles to attend this epic intercourse between two of my favorite authors/speakers, in my favorite city.

A Card Trick To Explain Why Everyone Should Be A Feminist

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 12.16.2015 | Women

You don't need magic to see that the fight for gender equality is still an ongoing battle. Still, Hudson Taylor decided to use it to illustrat...

The Imperfect Superhero

Pavita Singh, MPH | Posted 12.11.2015 | Arts
Pavita Singh, MPH

You don't need to fly over buildings or shoot lasers with your eyes in order to be a superhero(ine). Having the courage to look within yourself and to show your true colors can be what it takes to have a lasting impact on the world.

Holtzclaw Defense Uses Verbal Tics, Troubled Past, Lack of Education to Deflect and Implicate Witnesses in Okla. Sexual Assault Case

Deborah Douglas | Posted 12.10.2015 | Crime
Deborah Douglas

Somebody should be in the courtroom watching out for the interests of the 13 black women who have accused former Oklahoma City policeman Daniel Holtzclaw of rape and sexual assault. Even the prosecution can't get it right.

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.

Fatima Mernissi: Great Woman, Feisty Feminist, Spiritual Inspiration

Katherine Marshall | Posted 12.02.2015 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

Fatima Mernissi, a great woman and a dear friend, died yesterday in Morocco. She was the supreme scholar/activist, a sociologist and gifted writer and someone determined to advance the cause of the disadvantaged, and especially women.

How To Raise Boys Who Believe In Gender Equality

The Huffington Post | Christina Anderson | Posted 12.01.2015 | Parents

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