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We Should Affirm All Women as Queens

Cierra Lockett | Posted 01.13.2017 | Black Voices
Cierra Lockett

For the men who claim that women no longer carry themselves as queens, several questions emerge: "What makes you a king?" "Who decided that all men were kings?" "Can you lose your crown if your actions prove that you're no longer worthy of wearing it?"

The Hateful Eight

Michael Jones | Posted 12.31.2016 | Chicago
Michael Jones

Today, December 30th, with just two days left in 2015, I saw the worst movie of the year. I don't usually do Worst Movies of the Year lists, but if I ...

Tolerance Terrifies Terrorists

Adam Neiman | Posted 01.01.2017 | Politics
Adam Neiman

Tolerance Terrifies Terrorists. It should. Tolerance is what made the West strong. It started with religious tolerance after a couple of exhausting ...

6 Times Women In Tech Faced Total BS In 2015

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 12.31.2015 | Technology

It wasn't a great year for women in tech. (Is it ever?) Sexism, harassment and outright exclusion continued apace. Here were the year's six worst mome...

The Problem With Drake Is His Problem With Women

The Establishment | Posted 11.30.2016 | Entertainment
The Establishment

The crux of the problem seems to be that he wants to categorize women into one of two categories: good girls and bad girls. While this paradigm is both well-trod and seemingly straightforward, Drake makes it something more complicated.

Men Need to Stop Telling Women What to Write, Say, Think, Feel...

Kimberley A. Johnson | Posted 11.29.2016 | Women
Kimberley A. Johnson

Men who give unsolicited advice about what I should or shouldn't be saying are sexist chauvinists who just can't stand that a woman has a voice. To them I say with a smile; too bad.

My Open Knees Are None of Your Business

Kimberley A. Johnson | Posted 11.23.2016 | Women
Kimberley A. Johnson

The truth is I've never participated in an orgy, and I have no actual desire to do it -- but judgy conservatives make me want to do it as a way to hold up my middle finger. It's my body and I'll get off any way I see fit.

When It Comes to Street Harassment, Bravery Isn't Cut-and-Dry

Olivia Kuncio | Posted 11.18.2016 | Women
Olivia Kuncio

On Halloween, four boys who most likely went to my university pulled up next to me in a battered sedan as I walked to meet my friend. "Must be cold in that skirt," they yelled, and then gunned the engine before I could respond. I ran the rest of the way home.

Caitlin Stasey Breaks Down Why Hollywood Sexism Is Just 'F**king Lazy'

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 11.17.2015 | Women

In the latest video from StyleLikeU's "What's Underneath Project," actress Caitlin Stasey shares some powerful truths about navigating the sexism in H...

Woman Shuts Down Dude Who Demanded $5 Back For Coffee Date

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 11.13.2015 | Women

We've all had at least one date from hell, but how many people have been asked to "pay back" a date who they've rejected? It happened to one U.K. woma...

My Opinion Doesn't Justify Your Rape Threats

Nora McInerny Purmort | Posted 11.06.2015 | Women
Nora McInerny Purmort

I'm alive and I'm a person. I don't like when a**holes tell me to smile. I don't like being told to be quiet, and I don't like having to turn the other cheek because strangers on the Internet could light me up all day long because they don't like big mean feminists. You don't get to make me afraid.

Michelle Rodriguez Can Have Several Seats When It Comes to Trans Narratives

Sidney Chase | Posted 11.06.2016 | Queer Voices
Sidney Chase

Not only does this put into the minds of Americans that transition is something external that is forced, but it also paints us as villains in a time where over 20 trans women have been killed this year.

A 3D Film Attempts To Show Sex On Screen Like It's Never Been Done Before

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 11.05.2015 | Arts

Warning: This article contains spoilers about the film's plot and some graphic content. Be (double) warned. This is Murphy. He's the protagonist of ...

The Bob & Chez Show Podcast: We Recap the Results of Election Day, Plus Ben Carson Fell Asleep at the Wheel Numerous Times

Bob Cesca | Posted 11.05.2016 | Politics
Bob Cesca

Today's topics include: Our Comprehensive Recap of the CNBC Republican Debate; Lies and Lying Liars; Nonsensical GOP Policy Ideas; Trump Lied About Rubio; Fiorina Lied About Everything; Ben Carson Lied About Corporate Affiliations; and much more.

'Hard Work' That Looks Like Mike Rowe and Me

Charles Clymer | Posted 11.03.2016 | Media
Charles Clymer

From what I can tell, although you don't really align with a political party, you believe in the conservative "bootstraps" theory: that people just need to put their shoulder into a task, have good ole American gumption, and they'll be alright.

'Why Won't She Go to the Police?' or How the Police Tolerate Gender-Based Violence in Their Own Ranks

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 11.03.2016 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

Why won't women "just go to the police"? Maybe because they don't have faith the police will help them. Brutality often begins at home, including in police families. In department after department, law enforcement officials are ignoring disciplinary and legal standards for officers accused of sexual violence and domestic violence.

The 3-Letter Word That Cuts Women Down Every Day

Cameron Schaeffer | Posted 10.26.2016 | Women
Cameron Schaeffer

It's immensely difficult to prioritize what's important when we critique ourselves constantly as a result of the world's harsh judgment.

Worth The Fight: The Problem With Denying the Experience of Oppression

Ali Owens | Posted 10.23.2016 | Women
Ali Owens

You don't know what it's like to be anyone but yourself, and you never will. Furthermore, you're not in a position to say whether or not any fight for social justice is "worth it." It is always worth it.

The Offensive, Sexist Joke That Is Candy Carson vs. Michelle Obama

Ashley Mae Hunt | Posted 10.21.2016 | Women
Ashley Mae Hunt

Obama has "DirectTV," Carson has "cable," and apparently, the American people have no class. Just because these women have husbands that have chosen a life in the public eye, serving the public, does not make them fair game for sexist jokes and offensive comparison.

What My Onstage Nip Slip Taught Me About Nipple Shaming

Ali Owens | Posted 10.20.2016 | Women
Ali Owens

I pretended not to even notice the fact that my shirt was literally falling off my body in front of a group of people. I could feel my anxiety level skyrocket. Oh my god. There's a legitimate chance that my naked breast will be exposed to everyone in this room if I don't stop playing right now.

What's Misandry?

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 10.16.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

I canvased over 300 people representing a wide range of socio-economic backgrounds, regarding the word denoting hatred of girls and women. Approximate...

Fraternity Apologizes For 'Rush Boobs' Request

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 10.16.2015 | College

The Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter at the University of California, San Diego apologized Thursday after a female student called out the fraternity for a ...

Million Man March, Media Coverage and Misogyny

Rev. Dominique C. Atchison | Posted 10.14.2016 | Black Voices
Rev. Dominique C. Atchison

I wouldn't be mad if there were a Million Man March every year. Yet I hope that when this and other like gatherings happen we can do the work and stay with the goal of uplifting black men. I hope we can do this without the need to push down any "type" of black woman.

The Dos And Don't of Launching a Feminist Site: An Homage to 'Vice's Broadly

Katie Tandy | Posted 10.09.2016 | Media
Katie Tandy

I've been a VICE-loving broad since I was about 13 -- so at the just-ripe age of 32 you could call me a devotee. As a buck-toothed, flat-chested, polyester-golf-pant wearing teenager, I was all about embracing the Other.

The Purity Standard Is Outdated And Unfair. And it's Time For It To Go

Ali Owens | Posted 10.06.2016 | Women
Ali Owens

If I could sum up the era of my life in which I was discovering my sexuality in one word, that word would be: shame. Despite the personal nature of this story, I feel compelled to share it, because I fully believe that no young woman should have to experience such intense shame -- yet the sad truth is, most do.