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30 Days of Online Dating: Naughty by Nature

Stacie Corliss | Posted 03.24.2015 | Comedy
Stacie Corliss

This is a modern dating experiment. One girl. Five dating sites. Hundreds of chats. Thirty days. Thirty dates. Eighteen guys. (?) boyfriend. To start ...

A 'Fat' Woman Responds to Her Body-Shaming Trolls

Ravishly | Posted 03.24.2015 | Women
Ravishly

There are a few ways of reframing the troll situation for your own sanity: 1. If you're pissing people off, good. You're making people talk. 2. For every troll there are at least 50 people who heard your message and were ready to hear it. 3. Haters gonna hate.

I Was Raped

Jacqui Zadik | Posted 03.20.2015 | Women
Jacqui Zadik

I never had any intention of telling anyone what happened. But as I get older and see my kids growing up, I fear for what I may be teaching them with my silence.

6 Female Illustrators Weigh In On Sexism, Feminism And The Newsweek Fiasco

Katie Tandy | Posted 03.23.2015 | Women
Katie Tandy

What does it mean that women across the globe are paid significantly less than men? Doesn't this suggest our thoughts, projects, words and actions are less valued?

#FatisNotaFeeling Activists Are Getting Harassed Like Whoa

Hannah R. Winsten | Posted 03.17.2015 | Women
Hannah R. Winsten

Why has #FatisNotaFeeling inspired such rage from the Internet trolls? Why are the women behind it meriting hate blogs and Internet stalkers? We're talking about a Facebook emoticon, here -- not a federal law or a constitutional amendment.

Being Masculine Doesn't Make You a Top: The Real Problem With Russell Tovey

J Nelson Aviance | Posted 03.05.2015 | Gay Voices
J Nelson Aviance

Second, Tovey isn't just "proud to be masculine," as I've seen some trolls insisting. It isn't "just the way he is" or "who he wants to be." Tovey places a positive moral value on being masculine, and negative value on gay male effeminacy.

Why Didn't You Warn Me?

Lila Nordstrom | Posted 03.04.2015 | Women
Lila Nordstrom

Like many women my age, my experience with sexism at work has not been defined by overt actions but by insinuations, subtly gender-specific suggestions and bad advice couched as compliments about how "young I look."

Terrorist Labels, Terrorist Sitcoms

Jeff Kreisler | Posted 02.26.2015 | Comedy
Jeff Kreisler

Watch the first episode of The Final Edition's new Jihadistan-based sitcom, "Secret Diaries of a Terrorist."

The Queer's Guide to Surviving (and Thriving in) the Straight Male Barbershop

Naomi Gordon-Loebl | Posted 02.17.2015 | Gay Voices
Naomi Gordon-Loebl

Barbershops are incubators for masculinity. As a visibly queer person, regardless of gender, entering a space like that can be intimidating and even scary. But under the right circumstances, going to the barber can also be a positive and affirming experience.

Ethan Czahor's Tweets: Why Media Should Stop Saying 'Offensive' or 'Controversial' to Describe Sexism

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 02.11.2015 | Media
Soraya Chemaly

Just because people, particularly in this instance, self-serving conservative Republican men in party leadership, fail to acknowledge sexism and gender discrimination that is as clear as the noses on their faces, doesn't mean media should too.

What Are You Bringing to the Party: At the Intersection of Feminism and Fraternity

Rachel R. Carroll | Posted 02.03.2015 | College
Rachel R. Carroll

That's why women have such an easy time getting into frat parties, bars, or clubs: we are thought of as being there for consumption.

Mary Cheney, Here's Why Drag and Blackface Are Different (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 02.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

Next time someone asks why drag is OK and blackface isn't, you can tell them that drag is an expression of yourself, whereas blackface is an attack on someone else; blackface reinforces an imbalance of power, whereas drag disassembles an imbalance of power; blackface is a relic, whereas drag is what we all do, every day, every time we put on clothes.

Men Couldn't Handle It When A Woman Agreed With Compliments They Gave Her Online

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 01.14.2015 | Women

The next time someone sends you a "you're so hot" opening line on a dating app, try simply saying "Yeah I am." That's exactly what one college student...

2014 Misogyny of the Year: TIME Magazine

Charles Clymer | Posted 02.10.2015 | Media
Charles Clymer

When TIME ignores so many influential women in favor of less influential men, it increases the disparity of how women are viewed in society because when they put something on the cover (and choose to ignore other subjects), people talk about it (or don't), regardless of its importance or accuracy.

Brazilian Congressman Tells Colleague She's Not Worth Raping

The Intercept | GLENN GREENWALD AND ANDREW FISHMAN | Posted 12.11.2014 | Latino Voices

In the lower house of Brazil’s federal Congress on Tuesday, Maria do Rosário – a Congresswoman since 2003 from former President Lula da Silva’s...

7 Inspiring People And Organizations Fighting Misogyny In India

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 12.08.2014 | Women

A new generation of Indian women won't stay silent, owing largely to the brave men and women who have spoken up about women's rights and safety in the...

Why I'm Boycotting Movies About Men

Lori Day | Posted 01.30.2015 | Entertainment
Lori Day

I've spent half a century watching films that are by, for, and about men. I've paid too much of my hard-earned money supporting a fantasy world where half the human population has gone missing.

Our 'Rape Problem' Can't Be Solved By Colleges

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 01.28.2015 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

Particularizing "rape on campus" in the search for real and lasting prevention and solutions will not solve the problem of rape on campus. The culture that enables rape is the broader one of male dominance, violence and exploitation.

Awful Behavior At Tech Companies Probably Does Not Hurt Their Bottom Lines

AP | By BARBARA ORTUTAY | Posted 01.23.2015 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Silicon Valley seems to have more than its share of companies behaving badly. Among up-and-comers in the tech world, privacy abuses ...

The Week When a Woman Wanted to Ban the Word Feminist and Other Misogynistic Musings

Tina Issa | Posted 01.21.2015 | Women
Tina Issa

If my ability to vote and have equal pay and control my body emasculates a man, well the issue is with him, not feminists. I don't see any of these anti-feminists willing to throw away the accomplishments of feminists, and herein lies the irony.

How Long Can Eminem Keep It Up? (or: the Sociology of Aging Hip-Hop Artists)

Galanty Miller | Posted 01.18.2015 | Entertainment
Galanty Miller

I think Eminem should probably stop with the misogynist lyrics. I support his right to free speech and creative expression. Rather, it just might be a good career movie to pivot in a slightly different direction.

A Petition Hopes To Ban Pickup Artist Julien Blanc From Brazil

BrasilPost | Andréa Martinelli | Posted 11.17.2014 | Women

“These step-by-step techniques will get her eyes brighter for you than a little dog’s.” “Get her to like you even if you’re boring.” ...

A Gay Dad's Open Letter to Rose McGowan on Lessons Learned

Rob Watson | Posted 01.12.2015 | Gay Voices
Rob Watson

I am sorry that you have not felt that the outcry against misogyny from gay men has been loud enough. Given your comments about Speedos and Molly, I can only assume that your comments are in part the result of seeing the "gay community" as the buff young men on the party circuit.

Everything Wrong With Princesses In One Easy Image!

David Trumble | Posted 01.07.2015 | Women
David Trumble

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'Hello' Isn't Always 'Hello' in NYC

Shannon Deep | Posted 01.06.2015 | New York
Shannon Deep

I stared at my computer, at a loss for how to explain to a male non-New Yorker exactly why 'Hi!' doesn't mean 'Hi!' in certain situations to a female New Yorker. It can be a one-sided message from a man to a woman. And the message, loud and clear to the woman on the receiving end is: "I'm sexualizing you."