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Violeta Ayala | Posted 01.22.2017 | Women
Violeta Ayala

Women's march on Sydney, January 20, 2017. Australia ©VioletaAyala I march because I choose to believe in humanity. I march because as an indigenous...

Ladies, Trump Wants You To Edit Your Selfies

Megan Bruneau | Posted 01.13.2017 | Women
Megan Bruneau

”Did Sarah do something to her face? Check out her latest Insta,” my friend Jasmine messaged to our group chat. I tapped to Sarah’s most recent ...

Forget Fairytales Comics: New Wise Walrus Comics for January 2017

Christine Stoddard | Posted 01.11.2017 | Arts
Christine Stoddard

Christine Stoddard is the creator of Forget Fairytales, including the Wise Walrus series, which regularly runs on Feminist Wednesday and Quail Bell Ma...

Choose Radiance

Cornelia Powell | Posted 12.26.2016 | Women
Cornelia Powell

Back in the middle of summer, as women's bodies and the feminine spirit were under attack from the old patriarchy (the outdated "old boys' club") and ...

Women in Muslim Countries

Raza Habib Raja | Posted 12.20.2016 | Women
Raza Habib Raja

A few months ago, when Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy won her Oscar, one of my friends got in a heated argument with me. His contention was that people like he...

Here's An Easy Way To Fight Hate: Don't F**K The Patriarchy

Rebecca Orchant | Posted 12.10.2016 | Queer Voices
Rebecca Orchant

It's hard not to feel overwhelmed. It's hard to know where to start. We've been thinking about it and talking about it constantly, and one of the simplest, most gratifying and empowering responses I can think of is for all of us to just stop giving those people pleasure.

Old. White. Men.

Dana Agmon | Posted 10.31.2016 | Religion
Dana Agmon

I don't like generalizations. Nor do I support them. I teach my kids to avoid them at all cost. But if there is one that is true, it is that the peopl...

Trump: The Worst Of Patriarchy

Deborah King | Posted 10.11.2016 | Politics
Deborah King

The second Presidential Debate solidified my impression of Donald Trump as a misogynist representing the worst of patriarchy, which has been the dominant social system for the last 5,000 years.

Why the IMDb Ruling Is a Setback For Age Equality

Ashton Applewhite | Posted 10.03.2016 | Entertainment
Ashton Applewhite

Age denial isn't good for us, because it turns a natural attribute -- something about ourselves that we cannot change -- into something shameful.

5 Common Behaviors Cis Men May Not Realize Are Abusive (And How To Stop Them)

Jamie Utt | Posted 08.24.2016 | Women
Jamie Utt

My actions exist in the context of how I was taught to be a man. My actions exist in the context of patriarchy. And patriarchy is violent. Full stop.

All-Female Skate Crew Challenges Patriarchy, Gentrification In NYC

The Huffington Post | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 08.04.2016 | Latino Voices

Meet the Brujas, the Bronx’s all-female skate crew and the subject of the New York Time’s aptly named mini-doc, “Brujas of the Bronx.” The vid...

The Case Against Honor Killings In Pakistan

Talal Almas | Posted 07.26.2016 | Religion
Talal Almas

Honor killings in Pakistan have climbed to an acme in recent years. Every year, countless girls and women, naïve otherwise, are persecuted as a consequence of having relationships with individuals of their own choice.

How Religion Might Influence Rape Culture

Kimberly Carfore | Posted 06.27.2016 | Religion
Kimberly Carfore

While religion in the past has taught us how to live ethical lives and be moral people, it seems as though society is going through some sort of transition. When that which used to keep us safe begins to perpetuate violence, it is time to reevaluate these systems. The problems and promises of religions are most worthy of thought and consideration.

The Toll of Muslim Masculinity: How It Is Pondered, Practiced, Perpetuated - and Poisonous

Zoha Qamar | Posted 06.15.2016 | Religion
Zoha Qamar

There is a stand. Maybe it's marked by a booming black mic, a large maple podium, some tape on the carpet, an etch in the dirt. Perhaps it's nestled u...

How About We Stop Policing Women's Language?

The Establishment | Posted 06.14.2016 | Women
The Establishment

I was in my mid-twenties the first time someone called attention to the way I spoke in a professional setting. She was my supervisor, a few years older than I, and had already accomplished an impressive amount in her career.

Can I Be A Feminist Yet?

Alex McKelvey | Posted 06.08.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Alex McKelvey

I made sure I was an ally before pitching this article, but I'd like to go as far as to appropriate the label. So can I? Can I go ahead and be feminist now?

The Bathroom Bogeyman: Policing Trans* Bodies and Protecting Women

Liz Hanssen | Posted 06.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Liz Hanssen

Outing the true culprits hiding in the stall: transmisogyny and gender-based violence.

Men Need To Step Up To Combat Female Genital Mutilation, Activists Say

Thomson Reuters Foundation | Sarah Grossman | Posted 05.17.2016 | Impact

COPENHAGEN, May 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Female genital mutilation (FGM) will never end until men also throw their weight behind efforts to e...

Motherhood Shouldn't Be a Competitive Sport

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 05.06.2016 | Women
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

When I first became a mother, I hoped to find a supportive community among the sisterhood of other moms. Instead, I found myself on a battlefield. Knowingly or unknowingly, mothers get drawn into a competitive landscape -- and it's one that offers no trophies or awards.

Why We Made a Video Making Fun of Patriarchy

Jim Wallis | Posted 04.16.2017 | Religion
Jim Wallis

In the midst of a sexist and even misogynist conservatism that calls itself "Christian," and a secular left that too often discounts the value of faith in the public sphere, we desperately need women faith leaders.

My "Hips Don't Lie," but They Do Demand Consent

Erin Moyer | Posted 04.13.2017 | College
Erin Moyer

While some people argue that grinding is simply "all in good fun," even the definition of the word grind, "to oppress," leaves me wondering if other women are having a hard time having fun in this culture of no consent.

It's Important For Men to Understand That They Need To Stop Telling Women to Smile

Erika Hardison | Posted 04.12.2017 | Women
Erika Hardison

The sexualization behind telling women to smile is alarming. It makes women feel that we are only meant to be happy and pretty and it's a passive way to engage into an unwanted conversation.

'Female' Is an Adjective, Not a Noun

Joshua Adams | Posted 04.05.2017 | Women
Joshua Adams

While some men may not have have ill-intent by making this mistake, many women are keen to its underlying microaggressive, patriarchal power, regardless of intent.

On César Chávez Day, Honor Farmworkers' and Women's Struggles for Equality and Justice

Gaye Theresa Johnson | Posted 04.01.2017 | Latino Voices
Gaye Theresa Johnson

This week we observe one of the most significant holidays of the year: César Chávez Day, in honor of the farmworkers movement and the hard-won triumphs of some of the most marginalized among us.

Bernie's "Revolution" Ignores Race and Gender

Liz Hanssen | Posted 03.30.2017 | Politics
Liz Hanssen

Some may well see a revolution in Sanders and the impressive grassroots campaign he has waged. Others may see that the old hierarchies and status quo remain firmly in place, supported by the myth that gender and race are insignificant to the larger issues at stake.