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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.

Is It Going To Be Open Season On All Women In Politics In 2016?

John A. Tures | Posted 08.10.2015 | Entertainment
John A. Tures

Trump's comments talking about "blood coming out of her whatever," were more than just some rantings of an unseasoned political candidate making a gaffe. It was a trial balloon of sorts.

That Viral Cosmo Video 'Men React to Their Girlfriends Getting Catcalled' Totally Inflates Sexism

Ernest Owens | Posted 07.31.2015 | Women
Ernest Owens

The mere fact that these men can only feel a sense of empathy of their girlfriend's daily struggles with being catcalled only further highlights the sexist culture we still reside in.

Why I Won't Be Wearing a Plus-Size Bikini This Summer

Sarah Sapora | Posted 07.30.2015 | Women
Sarah Sapora

Plus-size women have been previously ignored, shamed and pushed aside by the fashion industry. We should be able to wear whatever we want and be able to buy the exact same styles that our more slender friends can. But just because it's available, do I have to buy it?

'Sophie Mania' Returns

Katharine Kramer | Posted 07.29.2015 | Entertainment
Katharine Kramer

I had the rare pleasure of seeing The Outrageous Sophie Tucker, a new documentary feature currently playing in select theaters. It opened the recent 2015 Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival, and is a genuine "rags to riches" show business story that will inspire today's performers.

Legal Battle Dogs Lebanese 'Fe-Male' Journalist

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 07.29.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Mirshad had worked on one of Khalifeh's shows at Al Jadeed (New) TV where she said she detected his male chauvinist and traditional ideas towards women before he moved to MTV Lebanon to host another program.

Yes, I Can Be a Feminist and Get My Nails Done

Alice McAlexander | Posted 07.23.2015 | Women
Alice McAlexander

I love to get my nails done as often as possible. I have a collection of aspirational high heels that I'll wear once and then never again. Do any of these things take away from the fact that I'm an independent, confidant woman who works hard, loves a lot, and is proud to call herself a feminist? NO.

These Female-Focused Charities Are Advancing Women Around The World

Posted 08.25.2015 | Impact

You know what’s cool? Feminism. Emma Watson has publicly fought for gender equality, and more and more male celebrities (like Channing Tatum, Ma...

'Game of Thrones' Actress Maisie Williams Is Proud to Say She Fights 'Like A Girl'

Carly Steyer | Posted 07.08.2015 | Teen

Whether it's for a good cause or to avenge her family's misfortunes as Arya on "Game of Thrones," 18-year-old Maisie Williams is proud to say she figh...

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?