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Patriarchy

Celebrating Mother's Day and the Sacred Feminine

Tim Ward | Posted 05.10.2015 | Religion
Tim Ward

Mother's Day is just around the corner, the day we venerate the women who gave birth to each one of us. Kind of a penance for the other 364 days a year during which women suffer discrimination, unequal pay, harassment and, in all too many cases, live in financial insecurity and fear of abuse.

Black Lives Matter... They Always Have and Always Will

Michael Carosone | Posted 04.30.2015 | Arts
Michael Carosone

I urge all of my sisters and brothers of the LGBTQ Community to stand with the Black community.

Why One Artist Is Carrying A 'White Man' In Her Pocket

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.03.2015 | Arts

"Privilege is plastic," artist Kenya (Robinson) explained in an interview. "Just like 'race' is a plastic material. It's totally made up. It's...

What Is Feminism?

Women's Rights News | Posted 04.03.2015 | Women
Women's Rights News

Feminism is not the belief that one gender should be raised in power above another. The very definition of feminism shows a complete opposition to this belief. So when people comment against feminism, they are supporting sexism. There is no sitting on the fence.

What I Learned When I Turned The Camera On Myself

Giselle Noelle Morgan | Posted 04.03.2015 | Women
Giselle Noelle Morgan

The mere act of being a woman artist is an act of rebellion since it was and still is male-dominated. These handpicked pieces take the rebellion one step further by illustrating the stories of women in isolation through their own art.

When Is It Bad to Seek Attention?

Matt Hartman | Posted 03.27.2015 | Impact
Matt Hartman

Most of us are called attention-seeking at some point, and it's usually a way to silence or delegitimize. We silence and delegitimize those who are oppressed -- those we want to stay in their place. Often, its done subconsciously, but just as, if not more, often it's done with purpose.

A Challenge for Women: Love Yourself Even When Society Says Otherwise

Nora Turriago | Posted 05.04.2015 | Women
Nora Turriago

It must be noted that the process of confidence and self-love is exactly that: a process. It doesn't occur overnight. Rather, consider every day an opportunity to practice reminding yourself who, exactly, you are. Love yourself unconditionally.

The Conversation That Harms Women

Amy Chan | Posted 04.29.2015 | Women
Amy Chan

The actresses were the subject of much scrutiny and criticism, mostly around their physical appearance. The people doing the bashing? Women. All women

First World Ignorance

Rebecca Tinsley | Posted 04.11.2015 | Impact
Rebecca Tinsley

Perhaps we should also ask a simple question about the rights of a woman in any given society: can she determine when she has children, and how many of them she will have? If she cannot, then what use are her supposed positions of honor or status? But come to think of it, shouldn't that right extend to women in the so-called developed first world, too?

Is the Gay Community Scaring Away Our Straight Allies?

Mason Hsieh | Posted 03.16.2015 | Gay Voices
Mason Hsieh

When one of my new straight-male friends asked if he could sit in on a QSA meeting, I immediately said yes and took him to a panel on LGBT dating, hoping to show him how cool the queer community is. The discussion was mostly civil, until my fledgling ally worked up the courage to ask one simple question.

Straight Women, Gay Men Are Friends, Not Accessories

Ernest Owens | Posted 03.10.2015 | Gay Voices
Ernest Owens

This was not the first time I'd been accosted by a straight woman wanting me to be her shopping pal, nor was it the first time I'd been told how oh-so-fabulous I, as a gay man, would make a straight woman's life.

ManServants Are Not A Sign Of Feminist Progress

Katie Tandy | Posted 02.15.2015 | Women
Katie Tandy

If you would never -- in a million years -- dress yourself up (or your best friend, mother or sister) as a French courtesan and dust the furniture while men ogled your lace-clad bottom while chuckling over cognac and cigars, why on earth would you do it to someone else?

I'm a Hip-Hop Feminist Dating a Patriarchal Man

Ravishly | Posted 01.17.2015 | Women
Ravishly

When I'm cuddling in bed with my non-feminist man and discussing what I'm teaching and what I'm learning and what I'm researching, all I see and know is that he loves me -- regardless of what his feminist commitments are.

Love Jihad, Rape and Teen Sex: A Complicated Trio

Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy | Posted 01.12.2015 | Impact
Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy

Three stories, three continents, one message: when culture insists that men control women, the result is horrific wherever it occurs. When the police sit idly by, as they did in all three of these cases, you understand that patriarchy has very powerful allies and roots.

Everything Wrong With Princesses In One Easy Image!

David Trumble | Posted 01.07.2015 | Women
David Trumble

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How to Get Talked Into a Relationship You Don't Want

Reductress | Posted 01.04.2015 | Comedy
Reductress

He's been texting you "Hey" every morning for weeks, and you've been responding with the bare minimum required for him to not think you're rude. He hasn't gotten the message that you're not into him, so it's probably time for you to date him for six to twelve months.

5 Ways to Fight the Patriarchy Without Coming On Too Strong

Reductress | Posted 01.03.2015 | Comedy
Reductress

Fight the power by trying one of those messy, undone, "I woke up like this" looks that are so hot right now and share your just-okay-looking face with the world!

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.

Making Day of the Girl Matter

Eliana Stanislawski | Posted 12.13.2014 | Women
Eliana Stanislawski

Celebrations are taking place all over the world, with groups of every size pitching in to help make a difference. It is inspiring how communities around the world have united behind the idea of a commemorative day dedicated to advancing girls' lives and opportunities. But it is not enough.

Hong Kong's Protesters: Pragmatism or Passion?

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics
Tom Doctoroff

For the past week, the commercial arteries of Hong Kong have been clogged with (mostly) student demonstrators clamoring for "democracy." What is the end game here? I predict resolution, albeit one unsatisfying to most Westerners as well as a minority of Hong Kong citizens who aspire an American brand of democracy.

Do Men Hate Women?

June Eric-Udorie | Posted 11.23.2014 | Impact
June Eric-Udorie

I'm not a man-hating feminist, I'm simply stating the facts -- men are so threatened by women that they are willing to go to extreme lengths to control us and hate us so the system of patriarchy thrives and continues.

Man's World

John Odum | Posted 11.24.2014 | Books
John Odum

While it's a great thing to step back and consider the significant progress made in the last few decades towards social and economic equality for women, the fact is you never have to wait very long before encountering a stark reminder of just how much work is left to do - even up here in oh-so-liberal Vermont.

How Restaurant Wine Lists Are Sexist

Kurt Michael Friese | Posted 10.20.2014 | Taste
Kurt Michael Friese

Just because you want an Old Fashioned, doesn't mean you need to be old fashioned.

Educating Geraldo Rivera and the Men Like Him

Craig Chalquist, Ph.D. | Posted 09.28.2014 | Media
Craig Chalquist, Ph.D.

Acts of disparagement usually begin with objectification: misperceiving women as mere objects. The bulk of the mass media apparatus encourages this by sending the message that women matter only for their looks and youth.

The Worst Marriage Advice I Ever Gave

Steph Wagner | Posted 08.31.2014 | Divorce
Steph Wagner

I was still reeling in the painful aftermath of learning that my husband of nearly two decades had been living a double life. The father of my three sons and the man I had built a life around, had been having an affair for almost three years.