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Modern Feminism

I'm Done Being Quiet About Feminism

Anna Quesse | Posted 05.21.2015 | Teen
Anna Quesse

When you Google "feminism," the first thing that comes up is the definition. After that, a couple of articles about Emma Watson, and then a website called "" You know what doesn't pop up? Man hating.

Frank151 Curates All Female Book on Modern Feminism

Melissa Henderson | Posted 05.01.2015 | Style
Melissa Henderson

FRANK151 has finally launched a book dedicated to their favorite female personalities who embody modern feminism.

Celebrating 21st-Century Feminism and Why It Matters

Emmanuelle Herman | Posted 04.17.2015 | Women
Emmanuelle Herman

In a room full of feminists the other day, someone asked 'What have we achieved over the past 10 years?' To my surprise, the room fell silent. Is it really that hard to name a couple of recent successes?

Fierce Grace -- Women on the Move

Lisa Marie Jenkins | Posted 04.11.2015 | Women
Lisa Marie Jenkins

It is time to move to higher frequencies and thought. The divine feminine is way more than a spiritual concept and it is happening at every level of societies and around the globe today.

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.

A Journey Into Feminism

Jessica Lovejoy | Posted 03.30.2015 | 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.

What the Internet Gets Wrong About Eminem and Feminism

Andy Hoglund | Posted 01.14.2015 | Entertainment
Andy Hoglund

In other words, Eminem is less a bona fide sexist, and more deliberately pushing buttons. We've had this discussion before.

The Problem With the New Goldieblox Ad

Sisterhood of the Sensible Moms | Posted 01.11.2015 | Parents
Sisterhood of the Sensible Moms

I want to live in a world where wearing lip gloss and understanding quantum physics is not mutually exclusive. I want it to be normal for baking and welding to coexist on a hobby list. I want women to feel like they can leave the house without makeup, but if they choose to wear stilettos, they aren't lowering their IQs.

Your Compliments Are Gross And So Are You

DJ Kalkutta | Posted 12.30.2014 | Women
DJ Kalkutta

A victim of street harassment myself, I often wonder, If you're a construction worker in the throes of the sausagefest that IS your work site, have you offered up as many niceties to your own wife as you did to me just now?

Trans Women's Place In The Feminist Movement

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 10.17.2014 | Gay Voices

As more high-profile women (and men!) proudly call themselves feminists, the conversation around feminism is getting bigger and louder. But where do t...

5 Things Feminists Can Learn From the Kardashians

Erin McKelle | Posted 12.17.2014 | Women
Erin McKelle

There is something fascinating, captivating even, about the Kardashian family that has drawn me in. Part of that I believe is the fact that the family is full of strong, independent women. Being such an avid feminist activist, this is obviously appealing.

Is Wearing High Heels Unfeminist? It's Complicated

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 10.10.2014 | Women

Can you wear high heels without pandering to the patriarchy? It's... complicated. At an Oct. 7 panel at The New School in New York, renowned femin...

Your Crash Course In Being A Teenage Feminist

Reilly Wieland | Posted 11.30.2014 | Teen
Reilly Wieland

For most, it feels like sometimes you have to "come out" as a feminist, like it is something that is not just a given. When I began to identify as a feminist, most people said ridiculously rude things, like it was just some angsty teenage phase.

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.

"Women Against Feminism" Misses the Point: Why No Woman (or Man) Should be Against Feminism

Heather Martin | Posted 10.04.2014 | Women
Heather Martin

I don't enter a room and state that I am a woman, a feminist and white. They are all descriptive of who I am, but I also don't want to pigeon hole my persona, and besides, there is so much else behind all of those labels!

Are Black Women Excluded From The Feminist Movement?

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 06.06.2014 | Black Voices

The Feminist Movement is not necessarily an all-united front. Huff Post Live spoke with feminist writers and activists to discuss how race plays in...

Top 10 Male Celebrity Feminists Andrew Garfield Could Learn From

Em & Lo | Posted 06.25.2014 | Women
Em & Lo

Clearly Emma Stone is not shy about educating her boyfriend in all matters relating to feminism (who knew that Spidey's secret power was a feminist girlfriend?!), but we thought Andrew Garfield might find additional inspiration in these awesome quotes from male celebrities who are unabashed feminists.

It's a Boy's World: How Young Men Are Building Our (Infantile) Dating Scene

Zoe Strimpel | Posted 05.05.2014 | Women
Zoe Strimpel

Dating platforms have gone from a "numbers game" to just "game" -- with no shame whatsoever. It's like we're all being dragged into the lowest common denominator of masculine playtime values

Girls' Night Out? Count Me Out

Melody Moezzi | Posted 04.26.2014 | Women
Melody Moezzi

While I've enjoyed plenty of evenings out with female friends, I've never especially appreciated any outing billed specifically as a "girls' night out" (GNO). The whole concept -- including its male counterpart, the "guys' night out" -- just seems strange to me.

Ok, Stupid: Hand-Drawn Selfies and Online Dating

Mensen | Posted 04.16.2014 | Arts

"Ok, Stupid" is an ongoing series of drawn self-portraits inspired by self-representation of women in the digital age and online dating as a young, working-class feminist survivor navigating a surveillance/exhibition culture.

Denver Mother Teaches School A Lesson About Gender Discrimination

Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents

Sometimes it seems like the whole world is conspiring against your daughter’s self-esteem: the ads in her magazines, the characters on her tv shows,...

Emily Thomas

The Original Riot Grrrl Tells All In New Documentary | Emily Thomas | Posted 03.23.2013 | Arts

"I'm the girl you can't shut up,"Kathleen Hanna tells me over the phone quoting from her song in "The Middle Of The Night In My House." The lead...

Why I Don't Call Myself A Feminist Anymore

Kate Fridkis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kate Fridkis

It isn't that my generation doesn't need feminism anymore. But too many of my peers, whether incorrectly or not, translate the word through a sticky web of connotations.