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Let's Talk About Sex

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 06.03.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

Women today are raised on empowering messages. From the time we're little, we're told girls can do anything boys can do. This doesn't mean we should do things the way they do.

Facing Tough Financial Choices, Health Insurance Is Often Sacrificed

Anika Rahman | Posted 06.02.2012 | Politics
Anika Rahman

The Affordable Care Act would change the outlook for thousands of low-income women, including significant numbers of women of color, across the country who bear the brunt of our current health-care crisis.

Of Religion, Reproduction And Racist Incarcerations

Rev. Dr. Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder | Posted 05.28.2012 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder

If there is this 'movement' to put African American males behind bars, what is the point? What will such achieve?" Is it just a matter of supposedly keeping our streets safer? No.

How I Failed My Granddaughter

Karin Kasdin | Posted 05.28.2012 | Fifty
Karin Kasdin

Your mother's most sacred private space, her body, is even less safe from political interference than your grandmother's was. And now here you are, a tiny pink bundle of trust, and I am left with nothing to say but "I'm sorry."

IUDS: Pamper, Pamper, Pamper -- Plus 9 Other Tips For Falling In Love With Your IUD

Valerie Tarico | Posted 05.27.2012 | Home
Valerie Tarico

On the scale of uncomfortable things women do to their bodies, an IUD insertion usually falls somewhere on the piercing-to-Brazilian end of the spectrum.

Babies in the New Economy

S. Lochlann Jain | Posted 05.23.2012 | Comedy
S. Lochlann Jain

Want to make some extra cash in a depressed economy? All you may need is a young terminally ill man and a good dose of American entrepreneurial spirit.

Over My Dead Body (Literally)

Nancy Cronk | Posted 05.23.2012 | Denver
Nancy Cronk

We must find ways to have a civil dialogue that balances the needs and rights of women. When all sides can come together in reason, committed to caring for every person on this planet, maybe we'll make some headway on this issue.

Adam Goldberg

WATCH: Haley Barbour Slams Obama Administration Over Religious Rights | Adam Goldberg | Posted 04.12.2012 | Politics

The Huffington Post caught up on Thursday with former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour outside of New York's famed Loews Regency Hotel. In addition to d...

Reversing the Sixties: The 2012 Republican Agenda

Bob Burnett | Posted 05.23.2012 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Republicans have a consistent conservative philosophy that they dogmatically promulgate. Their objective is not merely to elect a true believer such as Santorum or Romney. The GOP objective is reverse the gains made in the sixties.

You Have Only the Right to Remain Silent

Dylan Brody | Posted 05.21.2012 | Politics
Dylan Brody

There has been a push in the past several months for anyone who sees bullying taking place to speak up. Well I see it and I am saying something.

Help, Help! There's an Elephant in My Uterus. Permission Slips from Men for Abortion?

Jeanne Devon (AKMuckraker) | Posted 05.21.2012 | Politics
Jeanne Devon (AKMuckraker)

Alaska has become the latest state to fall victim to the Republican War on Women. One legislator even wants women to get a permission slip signed by the man who impregnated her before she can have an abortion.

Looks Like the 80s Are Back

Tracey E. Vitchers | Posted 05.20.2012 | Politics
Tracey E. Vitchers

I don't need neon spandex or a new Madonna album if it means reliving the 80s Culture Wars. But, if Doc Brown is still around, I think I'll take a spin in the Delorean to a future free from attacks on contraception, abortion, and the LGBTQ community.

Vagina Dialogues And White Gay Men: A Lenten Discipline

Rev. Jay Emerson Johnson, Ph.D. | Posted 05.19.2012 | Gay Voices
Rev. Jay Emerson Johnson, Ph.D.

I want to make a confession. (This is Lent, after all, and I'm also an Episcopal priest.) I confess my own failures to connect the dots among sexism, racism, and homophobia and my failure to act on those vital connections.

Seeing Red in Texas

Beth Broderick | Posted 05.19.2012 | Politics
Beth Broderick

For women, reproductive health care is total health care. Without it I might not be alive to write this article and that is why I am seeing red in Texas.

10 Reasons the Rest of the World Thinks the U.S. Is Nuts

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics
Soraya Chemaly

Mr. England, unlike the calves and pigs for which you expressed so much empathy, I am not a beast of burden. I am a woman and I have these human rights.

Seamus? Or Shame on Us?

Robert Walker | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics
Robert Walker

Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul are not running for dog catcher. The dogs of the world will little note nor long remember who wins the presidency of the United States, let alone the GOP nomination. I am more interested to know what this election means for... people.

Why Some Women Are Sexists

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 05.13.2012 | Home
Soraya Chemaly

Every day people, like me, are banging their heads on their desks, asking "What is wrong with that woman?" "Why is she doing that?" "Doesn't she realize she's being used by a system that denigrates her?" Women in these positions clearly don't see it that way.

Obama's Plummeting Poll Numbers Reveal Larger Trends

Arthur Bruzzone | Posted 05.13.2012 | Politics
Arthur Bruzzone

Unlike four years ago, it's the American voter, not a candidate, who now wants change, real change. They're going to continue to vote down every politician until they find a generation of elected officials that will face political realities. That's what the recent gyrating polls show.

A Slut Manifesto

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics
Soraya Chemaly

Every woman, even one simply speaking intelligently in her own interest, is a potential slut. A slut is also any woman who wants to control her reproduction, build a life, earn a living of her own, dress how she wants, and take care of her health and her family.

Fired Up! Republicans Are Taking the Country Back ... in Time

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm

Between Rush Limbaugh, Governor McDonnell and the U.S. House of Representatives, it's been an ugly week in the war on women. So what can you do about this?

Elise Foley

Pollster: There's No Democrat Conspiracy On Sandra Fluke | Elise Foley | Posted 03.10.2012 | Politics

Pollster Celinda Lake responded on Friday to the rumblings of conservative commentators who claim the Obama administration planted Georgetown law stud...

Who's Getting Paid to Have Sex? The Politicization of Female Sexuality

Nicole Skibola | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics
Nicole Skibola

We need to think about gender parity as not equal expenditure by an employer on male and female employees, but equal treatment as to the physiological needs of each sex.

International Women's Day and Latina's health

Destiny Lopez | Posted 05.08.2012 | Latino Voices
Destiny Lopez

Politics should not stand in the way of women's access to family planning. Investing in women's health leads to a healthier, more prosperous society -- this is the legacy we should be exporting.

Birth Control, Abortion Battles Inspire Protest Legislation (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics

Debates over birth control and abortion have taken center stage in the states and in Congress, with Republicans in many state legislatures weighing bi...

Rough Language and Real Politics Jeopardize Women's Health

Dr. Elaine Schattner | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics
Dr. Elaine Schattner

Last week I realized that I've taken women's health, or what's really at issue -- women's access to needed care -- for granted. That's changed now.