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11 South Asian Feminist Moments in 2015 We Must Celebrate

Brown Girl Magazine | Posted 01.20.2016 | Women
Brown Girl Magazine

From not having a proud legacy of gender equality to the unfettered spirit of feminism spreading across the entire South Asian diaspora, this is just the badass attitude we need before ringing in the new year.

Question for Bernie: Whatever Happened to Your Mayoral Foreign Policy?

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 01.07.2016 | Politics
Nikolas Kozloff

Perhaps it is time for Bernie's followers, the "Sanderistas," to start pressuring their candidate to come up with a more convincing narrative on international affairs.

Modern Feminists Have Neglected To Empower The New Muslim Suffragettes

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 01.06.2016 | Religion
Ida Lichter, M.D.

Today's feminist movement seems bizarrely out of touch with the original, universal standards of their forbears. In sidelining Muslim women's basic rights, today's feminists ignore the suffragette legacy and the necessity for urgent reform of international human rights violations.

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...

Rowan Blanchard On The Problem With 'Squad Goals'

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 12.10.2015 | Women

Actress Rowan Blanchard recently offered a compelling argument against "squad goals," impressively using her knowledge of feminism as support. In...

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.

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...

This Spoken Word Poem Is The Ultimate Love Letter To Selfies

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 11.18.2015 | Women

"If you think it's cool or edgy to hate selfies, it's not cool, it just means you're uneasy about the fact that girls believe they are beautif...

This Is What Can Happen When Men Talk About Gender Equality

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 11.13.2015 | Women

Here's more proof that men are important allies in the movement for gender equality. As part of its #ThatsWhatHeSaid series, SoulPancake invit...

Why Gloria Steinem Thinks 30-Under-30 Lists Are "Bulls**t"

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 11.05.2015 | Fifty

There's a whole lot of pressure on people in their 20s and 30s to steer their careers in the right direction so that they can make their big break. B...

The Age That Was Particularly Hard For Gloria Steinem

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 11.03.2015 | OWN

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An American Bride in Kabul Speaks to Lilith

Phyllis Chesler | Posted 10.26.2015 | Women
Phyllis Chesler

I find it interesting that a number of feminists who are neither activists nor pioneers are genuinely upset by the fact that I continued a twice-yearly relationship with my former Afghan husband once he and his family fled the Soviet invasion in 1979-1980.

Gloria Steinem: 'Growing Up' And 'Settling Down' Don't Have To Go Together

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 10.26.2015 | OWN

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Young Girls Talk About Feminism One Year After Learning What It Is

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 10.07.2015 | Women

A lot can change in a year. Just ask these young feminists.  SheKnows Media introduced young girls in its Hatch program to fe...

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.

The Work of Feminism Is Far From Over

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 08.07.2015 | Women
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Trainwreck is predictable in part because it's Hollywood, but if you peel away the layers, it sends a message that is not at all untrue. Even--spoiler alert--Amy learns about her own double standards.

How Women 5 To 50 Feel About Feminism

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 06.25.2015 | Women

Every woman defines the role of feminism in her life differently -- and one woman's perspective may never be completely clear to another. But it's eve...

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...

Women's History: A Story of Diversity

Teresa C. Younger | Posted 05.04.2015 | Women
Teresa C. Younger

As the feminist movement evolves, we must stay committed to not only seeking to raise the collective voice of women but also to ensuring that voice reflects the rich diversity of women.

'The First Feminists In America'

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 03.03.2015 | Women

Author Jo Piazza explores the spirit of activism within the Catholic sisterhood in her new book If Nuns Ruled the World: Ten Sisters on a Mission. Hav...

What I Learned As A Man Who Lives With A Feminist

Mike Reynolds | Posted 05.02.2015 | Women
Mike Reynolds

I've spent the last 10 years getting to know my feminist more. And you know what's weird? She's awesome. She's amazing. She's an amazing feminist person.

The Problem With Shoppable Feminism

Rebecca Deczynski | Posted 04.12.2015 | Women
Rebecca Deczynski

While feminist fashion products may allow feminists to display their beliefs with pride, they also reduce those beliefs to something that amounts to nothing more than a trend, easily packaged up and put on the self until it becomes in-style again.

Feminism Is a Popularity Contest That I'm Losing

Erin McKelle | Posted 04.09.2015 | Women
Erin McKelle

No, I don't live in New York; I'm not competing for press; I'm not trying to be the most liked or endorsed. Sure, I still have moments of frustration, but I'm focused on me. And I can honestly say I've never felt more comfortable in my skin.

Why Most Women Don't Want a Feminist Boyfriend

Karin Agness | Posted 03.16.2015 | 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 03.09.2015 | 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?