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What The Malheur Occupation Teaches Us About Masculinity

Susan M. Shaw | Posted 02.01.2016 | Politics
Susan M. Shaw

While the folks who illegally occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge claimed to want to overthrow the tyranny of the federal government, they seemed quite willing to leave the tyranny of patriarchy unquestioned.

Gloria Steinem Defines What Is Holding Feminism Back Today

Quora | Posted 01.22.2016 | Impact

Violence against females in all its forms -- domestic violence here, sexualized violence in war zones, sex trafficking, FGM, son preference and daughter deficit -- have added up to the fact that there are now fewer females on earth than males.

Is Consent Sexy? Breaking the Unspoken Rules of Sex

Mason Hsieh | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mason Hsieh

I believe if we can integrate these messages into our cultural narratives, we can reshape our society's sexual focus from that of negation to that of consent and mutual respect. Boys will grow up actively soliciting consensual language, and girls will feel comfortable actively providing it.

An Open Letter to Women Struggling With Their New Year's Resolutions

Esther Litchfield-FInk | Posted 01.11.2016 | Women
Esther Litchfield-FInk

Well, it's not you, it's your resolutions. We make them, and statistically all but 8% of New Year's Resolutions are kept. The job, the man, life. The kids, the divorce, the move, financial insecurity. The patriarchy. Women's roles.

What Is Secular Feminism? An Interview

George Elerick | Posted 01.08.2016 | Religion
George Elerick

I had the enlightening opportunity to interview the creators of the Podcast, Promoting Secular Feminism on the state of Feminism today. Please listen in and share!

Make-Up Mind Control

Annie Walton Doyle | Posted 01.06.2016 | Style
Annie Walton Doyle

As Tyra Banks so wisely puts it, I like the "ugly-pretty." This is an intellectual interpretation of prettiness: if you don't find my shapeless clothes and lack of discernible makeup attractive, then clearly you don't understand.

The Day I Asked My Feminist Wife if Our Marriage Was an Egalitarian One

André Corrêa d'Almeida | Posted 12.31.2015 | Politics
André Corrêa d'Almeida

When I began looking back over the myriad events involving gender equality -- victories and losses -- in 2015, I wondered how our relationship measured up under Sara's own feminist ideal.

5 Small Gestures That Reveal Hints Of Patriarchy In Our Society

Jenna Wawrzyniec | Posted 12.22.2015 | Women
Jenna Wawrzyniec

Most noticeably at restaurants, servers -- both female and male -- always seem to drop the bill directly in front of my husband.

This Is What It Meant To 'Be A Man' In 2015

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 12.10.2015 | Women

Judging from advertising and movies, being a dude is pretty simple: Have lots of sex, money and power. But is that limited conception of mascu...

In San Bernardino Shooting, Patriarchy Pulled the Trigger

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 12.08.2015 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

I am all for religious liberty and the freedom to wear whatever you want, including full-metal burka, but the relatives of American-born, Redlands-r...

The Collaboration of Pacifism and Intelligence

Angie Cordeiro | Posted 12.01.2015 | World
Angie Cordeiro

Jacob Appelbaum's opening remarks at the World Forum for Democracy 2015, posted November 20th, should be required viewing on the internet today as the power brokers of the world meet in Paris to discuss climate catastrophe shadowed by terrorism.

Trans* People Murdered for Truth Telling

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

When any group of people is targeted for oppression, it is ultimately everyone's concern. We all, therefore, have a self interest in actively working to dismantle all the many forms of oppression, including cissexism.

Black Liberation: 9 Books Every Black Man Needs to Read

Bill Johnson II | Posted 10.14.2015 | Black Voices
Bill Johnson II

It would be appropriate to include every book bell hooks has written in this article as each of her manuscripts confronts the systemic and psychological factors out to destroy Black males. My advice is to read every book of hers you can.

"I'm Living in a Sacrifice Zone": Women Speak Out for Climate Justice

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 10.06.2015 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

Women around the globe need to be made aware of all the narratives. The reason is simple. We are all interconnected. Women must recognize their commonalities as they search for solutions. Every story is valid. They all need to be heard -- individually and in unison.

Is Patriarchy the Religion of the Planet?

Susan M. Shaw | Posted 10.02.2015 | Religion
Susan M. Shaw

The world has a problem of gender of religious proportions. We need a reformation, perhaps a revolution, to tear down the altars to male power and rebuild a global sanctuary of inclusion, equity, justice, peace, and love.

Black Queerness/Queer Blackness

Michael Carosone | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Carosone

My thesis is that homophobia -- or heterosexism -- exits in the African-American community because of its strict adherence to religious traditions and norms. Consequently, such homophobia appears in the community's literature, arts and culture.

Divorcing Josh Duggar's Monster God

Zach J. Hoag | Posted 08.26.2015 | Religion
Zach J. Hoag

In response to this unfolding scandal, I submit to you that joining the shame parade is an unhelpful response that misses an important opportunity. The opportunity for the church, for followers of Jesus, for all of us, is to divorce this Monster God once and for all.

My Life as a Latina Feminist

Tatiana K. Tenreyro | Posted 08.18.2015 | Latino Voices
Tatiana K. Tenreyro

Latinas need feminism. We are the ones who are most affected in the wage gap and are also among the most affected by domestic violence, among other issues.

Don't Treat Religious Women As Second-Class Feminists

Jennifer Zobair | Posted 08.17.2015 | Religion
Jennifer Zobair

While mainstream feminism seems desperate to have in its fold a 19-year-old reality television star who is famous in no small part because her older sister's sex tape went viral, mainstream feminism rejects empowered women of faith.

'Diary Of A Teenage Girl' Star Breaks Down 'Taboo' Of Female Sexuality

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 08.11.2015 | Entertainment

"The Diary of a Teenage Girl," Marielle Heller's film adaptation of Phoebe Gloeckner's coming-of-age novel, has been hailed for its hon...

No, Islam Is Not Inherently Misogynistic. Here's Why.

Bina Shah | Posted 07.23.2015 | World
Bina Shah

The advent of Islam sought not only to introduce a new kind of social order but to limit the excesses of Meccan society, which directly harmed women and girls. Early Islam sought to elevate women and define them as independent agents possessed of free will, responsible for their own actions and imbued with certain rights and privileges over men.

Bristol Palin, Stop Judging the World. World, Stop Judging Bristol Palin.

Chelsea Stone | Posted 07.07.2015 | Women
Chelsea Stone

We are all a product of our upbringing, and Bristol grew up a fundamentalist Christian in a patriarchal society, the daughter of a highly visible Republican. She grew up surrounded by ideas of what a good woman is and what a good woman isn't. She is what she was raised to be.

God is Transgender

Christian Piatt | Posted 07.02.2015 | Religion
Christian Piatt

Many of us have accepted such patriarchal theology because it feels familiar. But that doesn't make it right.

Why Do Women Find It So Difficult to Put Themselves First?

Rosjke Hasseldine | Posted 06.22.2015 | Women
Rosjke Hasseldine

The language that asked women what they felt and needed was not spoken in our mother's and grandmother's day. They did not know how to ask themselves what they felt and needed, and they did not know how to teach their daughters how to honor their own feelings and needs.

FtM Feelings On Father's Day

Basil Soper | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Basil Soper

Fathers don't have to be biologically related to their children. Dads can be queer. They can be kind. Fathers shouldn't have anything to do with upholding patriarchal male standards. Fathers are all genders. Fathers can be so much more then what our traditional view of them is.