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Feminists

Women's History: A Story of Diversity

Teresa C. Younger | Posted 03.04.2015 | 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?

Why 2015 Will Be the Year of the Powerhouse Woman

40 Percent and Rising | Posted 02.23.2015 | 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.

Two Women Hilariously Remind Us What Feminists Really Want For Christmas

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 12.18.2014 | Women

We just found the song of the holiday season -- and it's got the perfect mix of Christmas cheer and patriarchy-smashing. The Doubleclicks, describe...

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...

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 ...

Everything Wrong With Princesses In One Easy Image!

David Trumble | Posted 01.07.2015 | Women
David Trumble

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Feminism: The Men Arrive! (Hooray! Uh-Oh!)

Rebecca Solnit | Posted 01.03.2015 | Women
Rebecca Solnit

There are infinite varieties of men or at least about 3.5 billion different ones living on Earth now, Klansmen and human rights activists, drag queens and duck hunters. For the purposes of feminism, I'd like to delineate three big blurry categories.

Where Are My Rape Threats?

David Trumble | Posted 12.23.2014 | Women
David Trumble

The malignant only threaten those who make inroads, who carve out spaces where they can be heard and can affect change, who realize their independent and collective power and wield it, from every dark corner into every dark corner.

How I Set Off To Define Feminism Using A Sharpie And Tumblr Page

Celia Buckman | Posted 12.24.2014 | Teen
Celia Buckman

To be a feminist doesn't mean that you have a quota of protests to attend or spend a minimum amount of time ranting about the patriarchy. It means you believe in equality.

Seriously, Why Is There No Good Porn For Women?

Nikki Gloudeman | Posted 12.17.2014 | Women
Nikki Gloudeman

I know this argument has been made before. That "there's no good porn for women" is even something of a punchline at this point. But what will it take for someone, somewhere, anywhere, to do something about it?

Feminist Issues Are Transgender Issues

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 12.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

If we only work on behalf on the "right" kinds of women, it diminishes the movement and repeats mistakes of the past, where feminism was not nearly intersectional enough. Beyond a concept of simple solidarity, though, is that many of the core issues of feminists and transgender people are the same.

Our Brains on Chick-Lit

Patricia Leavy, PhD | Posted 11.29.2014 | Women
Patricia Leavy, PhD

For many women, there's nothing that makes for a better beach or airport read than a fun chick-lit novel. They are vacation must-haves. But are they bad for us? That's what one study claims.

Modern Feminism's Alive and Kicking: Immigrants' Input

Fiona Citkin, Ph.D. | Posted 11.25.2014 | Women
Fiona Citkin, Ph.D.

feminism shouldn't be a bad word. All progressive-thinking people, women and men, should be proud to call themselves feminists, because the many modern feminist flavors all enrich the beautiful bouquet we call womanhood.

Internet Trolls Threaten To Release Nude Photos Of Emma Watson After Feminist Speech

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 09.24.2014 | Women

UPDATE: Sept. 24 -- The website EmmaYouAreNext.com, which previously claimed it would leak nude photos of Emma Watson and was believed to have been cr...

The Princess's New Clothes

Mical Darley | Posted 11.11.2014 | Parents
Mical Darley

I want to be wary of making her embarrassed or ashamed of what she likes, especially if it seems girly. Because misogyny gets internalized. Because fantasy is the one game in which we all have autonomy. Because that unembarrassed power is a thing I want to preserve for my daughter.

I Asked Men On Tinder Whether They Were Feminists -- Here's What They Said

Bustle | Posted 11.11.2014 | Women
Bustle

Yes, many of these answers were horrible and ignorant, but a majority of the guys I talked to at least attempted thoughtful responses.

TERF Wars: Trans Women and Feminist Extremism in Context

Dana Beyer | Posted 10.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

Second-wave feminism included many lesbians who didn't know many trans women, because few were out and active in those circles in the '70s, and found it very easy to weave into their philosophy the absurd idea that trans women are "the avant-garde of the patriarchy's invasion of women's spaces."

Who Needs Feminism Anyway?

Kimberly Tan | Posted 09.20.2014 | Women
Kimberly Tan

Ultimately, it's time to redefine the word "feminist" and what it actually means. Because the truth is, we all need feminism. Only once being a feminist becomes the norm and not the exception, will we finally be able to make true, structural progress toward gender equality.

Why Women in Film Matter

Vivian Norris | Posted 08.06.2014 | Entertainment
Vivian Norris

Without women's stories, we see only half of our world. Without women filmmakers showing us what it really means to be a woman within what has long been a patriarchal society, we cannot appreciate the many struggles women have experienced, nor the sweetness of the victories won.