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What's an Appropriate Way to Tell a Woman She is Attractive? Advice From a Sociologist

Quora | Posted 01.10.2017 | Women

As a feminist, how could a man talk about a woman's attractiveness, or the importance of women's attractiveness? originally appeared on Quora - the kn...

The Ugly Truth About Why I Need to Raise My Daughter Differently Than My Sons

Quora | Posted 01.05.2017 | Parents

Should you raise girls differently than boys? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by ...

#NotMySon - Raising A Jewish Feminist In An Era Of Blatant Misogyny

Dr. Sharon Weiss-Greenberg | Posted 11.17.2016 | Education
Dr. Sharon Weiss-Greenberg

Last night I was still receiving emails congratulating me and JOFA on being chosen as one of the Forward 50 for our work in bettering the status quo. ...


Maile Zambuto | Posted 10.24.2016 | Women
Maile Zambuto

Over the past two weeks, we have heard egregiously disrespectful statements about women, along with deeply misguided assertions about sexual and domes...

Sex, Lies And Videotapes: Is Gender The New Black?

Terry Smith | Posted 10.13.2016 | Politics
Terry Smith

Trump has been an unfit candidate for a long time and for many reasons, so it's curious that an videotape that has brought his misogyny into sharp relief is becoming the tipping point in this year's presidential race. But perhaps we shouldn't be surprised by Republicans' disparate tolerance of racial bigotry versus misogyny.

Dating & Mating: Why 'Good Girls' Find Love - and Bad Girls Don't

Suzannah Galland | Posted 06.28.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Suzannah Galland

"My place for a drink?" Ella asked Chris, knowing full well she wanted more than wine to top off three hours of steak and stimulating conversation. ...

Nativists Now Control the GOP

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.16.2016 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

The coalescence of the Republican leadership around Donald Trump may be happening slightly quicker than expected, but it was entirely predictable. Turns out that for many Republicans #NeverTrump actually meant, "on balance we would prefer somebody like Marco Rubio, but we will support pretty much anybody who is not a Clinton or an Obama."

Trumping Office Politics

Jocelyn Greenky | Posted 04.06.2017 | Politics
Jocelyn Greenky

There is a reason companies don't hire racist and sexist leaders and employees. It's called lawsuits and company policy. And lawsuits are costly on many fronts. They cost public good will. They cost customers. They cost sales and earnings.

Don't Call Me 'The Cutest Weightlifter'

Ravishly | Posted 06.20.2015 | Women

Four years ago, I not only entered the national weightlifting scene, I also crossed the threshold into the land of the Internet. GIFs and memes captured my most unflattering movements, Tumblr artists offered their best renditions of me.

I Wasn't 'Asking For It'

Danielle Campoamor | Posted 06.20.2015 | Women
Danielle Campoamor

"You keep wearing trash like this and you'll end up a whore, just like the women who represent Playboy. Is that what you want? To be nothing but a slut?"

Indian Women Take Down Their Country's Rape Culture In 3-Minute Rap

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 03.31.2015 | Impact

Two Indian women busted rhymes to make a point, and they got the world's attention. Uppekha Jain and Pankhuri Awasthi uploaded a video to YouTube o...

Why It Sucks Going To The Bank As A Woman

Sasha Bronner | Posted 05.20.2015 | Women
Sasha Bronner

How often do I have to raise my voice to be taken seriously? How acutely attuned are we to the way a man looks at the hem of our dress or the cut of our neckline?

Feminism Is Not a Plot Against Men

Toni Nagy | Posted 01.03.2015 | Women
Toni Nagy

The conversation shouldn't just be about what we are against, but what we are for. A feminist future is not an apocalyptic crisis where the family unit is destroyed as women pillage the earth for the remaining cotton for their ever-flowing menstruation.

What the Viral Street Harassment Video Doesn't Show

Lea Grover | Posted 12.30.2014 | Women
Lea Grover

I want to see the comparison videos. Women in more expensive clothes, in less expensive clothes. Women of color. Women of different ages. Of a different weight.

People Think Women Lie Because That's What We Teach Our Children

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 11.11.2014 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

This "wink, wink -- we all know women lie" masked as journalistic concern isn't just about Davis, but all of us. Words like "highly suspect" "evidence" and "verification," used in circumstances like this, leverage a diffuse and atavistic suspicion of women.

Throwing Stones

Samantha Nutt, MD | Posted 08.02.2014 | Women
Samantha Nutt, MD

It is infuriating, though not surprising, that in the same week that a 22-year-old Elliot Rodger went on a hate-filled rampage in Santa Barbara, a 25-year-old pregnant woman, Farzana Parveen, was stoned to death in front of a Pakistani courthouse for marrying the man of her choosing.

Can Hooters Please Take These Signs Down?

Tony Posnanski | Posted 07.30.2014 | Women
Tony Posnanski

When I looked I saw two signs plastered on their building. Two signs that I have probably seen in the past, but ignored. One was of breasts with the word "bumps" underneath. The other said "Caution Blondes Thinking."

Crocheting Burkas: What The Heck Are Gender Role Classes?!?

Sally Kohn | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics
Sally Kohn

What would such gender classes look like? Because before we dismiss Rep. Gingrey's grunts about raising "ideal" women and men in society, maybe we should explore what he might mean.

Maybe Not So Far, Baby

Karyn L. Wiseman, Ph.D. | Posted 05.05.2013 | Religion
Karyn L. Wiseman, Ph.D.

Many have grown complacent with the belief that women "have come a long way, baby." Women have made great strides in the past few decades. But the truth is we still have a fight on our hands.

In Defense of 'Angry Women'

Carey Purcell | Posted 04.08.2013 | Women
Carey Purcell

The philosopher Aristotle once said, "We praise a man who feels angry on the right grounds and against the right persons and also in the right matter at the right moment and for the right length of time." But what about a woman who feels angry?

Repudiating Limbaugh: A Matter of Integrity, Not Politics

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 05.05.2012 | Politics
Menachem Rosensaft

It would behoove every one of us, especially those of us who are husbands, fathers of daughters or who have women as friends and colleagues, to also ask ourselves one simple question before we vote for anyone: Has he or she been willing to stand up to the likes of Rush Limbaugh?

High School Student Puts Stop To Racist Team Chant | Posted 12.12.2011 | Home

Before every game, the girls' basketball team at Kenmore East High School have a disturbing tradition. "The whole team before our game has a ritua...

Student Arrested For Ranking Female Classmates On Facebook

Posted 07.10.2011 | Chicago

In January, an Oak Park-River Forest High School student found himself in hot water after publishing a list of 50 of his female peers, ranking them ba...

Tell MSNBC that Pat Buchanan Is a Bigot

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Menachem Rosensaft

I don't really care if MSNBC decides to keep Buchanan on its roster. What MSNBC should not be allowed to get away with is passing him off as a respectable analyst rather than identifying him as its bigot in residence.

ALL THE PRESIDENT'S WOMEN: The Tale of Elena Kagan's Nomination

Michelle Kraus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michelle Kraus

The tale of Elena Kagan's nomination to the highest court of this nation reveals the under belly of prejudice in this country against women. The very ...