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Stop Arguing About Feminism

Lilian Klatskin | Posted 01.30.2015 | Teen
Lilian Klatskin

Overall, whether you consider yourself a "feminist" or an "anti-feminist," you care about women. So stop disagreeing and calling each other names, and realize what you agree on.

'A History Of Sluts' Chronicles The Women Who Changed The World While Being Sexy As Hell

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.29.2015 | Arts

Frida Kahlo. Nan Goldin. Hatshepsut. Lena Dunham. Hannah Hoch. Wallis Simpson. Emilie Du Chatelet. Stevie Nicks. These are just some of the women who,...

A Journey Into Feminism

Jessica Lovejoy | Posted 01.28.2015 | Women
Jessica Lovejoy

I had some knowledge of feminism, but I don't think I'd ever come into contact with a woman who identified as a feminist before. To be honest, the first time I was actually exposed to feminism on the internet is what made me rethink the notion all together.

I'm A Feminist Who's Flattered By Catcalling

Nikki Gloudeman | Posted 01.24.2015 | Women
Nikki Gloudeman

What kind of feminist must I be if I'm at odds with the fundamental feminist principle that street harassment dehumanizes women?

The 9 Most Feminist Things About 'Friends'

Bustle | Posted 01.21.2015 | Women
Bustle

Even though Friends was pretty PG show most of the time, it had a secret, beautiful feminist core that really came through sometimes. Here, we take a look at the nine most feminist things about Friends -- which was actually, as it turns out, way more progressive than you probably realized.

Lean In? But What if I Just Want to Stand Still?

Danielle Herzog | Posted 01.15.2015 | Women
Danielle Herzog

Over the past few years, thanks in great part to Sheryl Sandberg's movement to "lean in," women are being encouraged to constantly gravitate to more. To seize every opportunity for advancement, to never give up on your dreams.

Sexism and My 'Truman Show' Moment That We All Need to Have

Sophia Herbst | Posted 01.15.2015 | Women
Sophia Herbst

The usual spate of year-in-review articles by the media has made it clear that 2014 was a great year for feminism. Note: It was a great year for feminism, not necessarily a great year for women.

Farewell, 2014: A Year Scorned by Many Led to Personal Discovery

Aimee Heckel | Posted 01.15.2015 | Weird News
Aimee Heckel

Yes, 2014, I look back at you and I think you were crazy. Certifiably. But you weren't trying to be mean. You were beautifully wild, and you spoke in unusual ways.

Why Most Women Don't Want a Feminist Boyfriend

Karin Agness | Posted 01.14.2015 | Women
Karin Agness

I'd guess that the original feminists -- fighting for women's equality decades ago -- wouldn't have recognized today's gender wars. And even they probably wouldn't have wanted a man who would appeal to today's self-proclaimed feminists.

Am I a Feminist?

Bri Seeley | Posted 01.07.2015 | Women
Bri Seeley

What if I could be an empowered feminist and still be the soft, feminine woman that I love being? What if, as a feminist, I could advocate for the advances of equality for women without having to act like a man? What if I could help bring the more understanding and compassionate side of feminism to light?

7 Feminist New Year's Resolutions

Maureen Shaw | Posted 12.30.2014 | Women
Maureen Shaw

I'm usually not a fan of New Year's resolutions, mostly because they tend to center on weight loss, looks and other superficialities, plus they're nearly impossible to observe 100 percent of the time. But this year I'm shaking things up.

2014's Best Feminist Videos -- And Worst WTFs

Nikki Gloudeman | Posted 12.30.2014 | Women
Nikki Gloudeman

From cuttingly clever videos critiquing street harassment to downright offensive ones equating the female vote with wedding dress shopping (yes, that happened), 2014 ran the gamut between commendable and despicable.

I Am a Woman. I Am a Feminist. How Can I Question the Story of a Rape Victim?

Kiara Imani Williams | Posted 12.30.2014 | Women
Kiara Imani Williams

I can personally admit that my racial, ethnic, gender, and religious identities play a role in my decision making. I cannot say that this is inherently bad, but it is something that all of us should be cognizant of while framing our opinions on controversial issues.

7 Reasons Why 2014 Was A Great Year For Feminism

Jazmin Kay | Posted 12.31.2014 | Teen
Jazmin Kay

In 2014 the word "feminism" was all over the media, from politics to music, reaching audiences it never has before. Here were some of the most notable moments.

Why 2015 Will Be the Year of the Powerhouse Woman

40 Percent and Rising | Posted 12.24.2014 | Women
40 Percent and Rising

My bet is that 2015 is going to be a year when we see powerhouse women rise, not just to add to the dialogue, but to take action and effect change on issues that matter to women everywhere. Here's why.

A Line-by-Line Take Down of 'Baby, It's Cold Outside'

Em & Lo | Posted 12.19.2014 | Women
Em & Lo

If our rape problem is still so bad today, 70 years later, but we're at least now aware of this problem, then why does this creepy song still get so much play?

What Role Should Men Play In Feminism? 5 Men Weigh In

Ravishly | Posted 12.18.2014 | Women
Ravishly

The fight for equality among all genders, races and sexual orientations requires just that same rainbow of people who want change -- and this includes men.

Time to Equalize Islam

Coming of Faith | Posted 12.17.2014 | Religion
Coming of Faith

To tell women to pray at home, especially during the last ten nights of Ramadan, is dehumanizing. I am not a houseplant or a goldfish to be left by the window.

An Illustrated Guide To Feminism

Katherine Fritz | Posted 12.18.2014 | Women
Katherine Fritz

Sometimes, when I tell people that I am a feminist, they are a little confused about what, exactly, I mean.

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...

What Aging Women Want Most That Money Can't Buy

Iris Krasnow | Posted 12.09.2014 | Fifty
Iris Krasnow

The perfect gift for your female partner over 50 cannot be found in jewelry or clothing stores. You have likely bought her enough sweaters and jewels to last 50 lifetimes -- and much of the stuff has never come out of safes and drawers. What aging women want most money cannot buy. What we want most is to be left the hell alone -- and to be loved.

What's So Feminine About Being a Feminist?

Lisa Marie Jenkins | Posted 01.25.2015 | Women
Lisa Marie Jenkins

Do we need a few policy changes, sure, but the real issue is the lack of balance between masculine and feminine characteristics in the world. And I don't mean male vs. female. True empowerment comes from peace, which is exactly what the 21st century should be about.

Celebrities, Being a Feminist Isn't Just About Sex And Beauty

Ernest Owens | Posted 01.25.2015 | Media
Ernest Owens

op culture has reduced feminism to a fight for body politics and sexual liberation only. It makes us forget about equal employment opportunities, equal access to medical health protection and benefits, sharing parenting responsibilities, and sexual assault and abuse prevention.

Online Feminism: Who Are We Excluding?

DebateOut | Posted 01.20.2015 | Media
DebateOut

The feminist blogosphere has become as much a space for social activism and encouraging change as it has for people to air their opinions and comments without fear of consequence. Though online feminism has been instrumental in bringing important issues to light, others worry that it has become exclusive to a fault.

Time Apologizes For Including 'Feminist' In List Of Words To Ban

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 11.17.2014 | Media

Time magazine has apologized for including the word "feminist" in a readers' poll of terms to ban in 2015. The original post, which was published ...