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Why I Haven't Left the Church, Even Though I Was Hurt

Rachel Toalson | Posted 08.04.2015 | Religion
Rachel Toalson

From the day I changed my name, in the eyes of the Church, I have stood in my husband's shadow. That was the day I began to wonder if this was the kind of Church I could love, this one that could pass so easily over so magnificent a choir director just because she was a woman.

Why It's Not Cool to Criticize a Female Musician for Not Being 'Ladylike'

Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 08.04.2015 | Entertainment
Joseph Erbentraut

Female artists, particularly pop musicians, are continually defined within parameters that are practically impossible to satisfy: Not too sexy but not too prudish, not too aggressive but not too meek, not too serious or smart but not too fun or "dumb." And it sets them up to "fail."

John Green Defends Cara Delevingne Over Sexist Interview Questions

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 07.31.2015 | Entertainment

"Paper Towns" author John Green took to Medium to defend Cara Delevingne over a sexist morning show interview. Delevingne made headlines ea...

That Viral Cosmo Video 'Men React to Their Girlfriends Getting Catcalled' Totally Inflates Sexism

Ernest Owens | Posted 07.31.2015 | Women
Ernest Owens

The mere fact that these men can only feel a sense of empathy of their girlfriend's daily struggles with being catcalled only further highlights the sexist culture we still reside in.

How Excusing Tyga And Kylie Jenner's Relationship Validates The Sexualization of Young Girls

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 07.29.2015 | Women

In a Complex  interview released July 27,  Khloe Kardashian came to the defense of her 17-year-old sister Kylie Jenner's relation...

There Is No Such Thing As a 'Real Man' @huffpostblog

Jeffrey Platts | Posted 07.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Platts

The only thing I care about is: Are you embracing and expressing the unique flavor of your own masculinity? That's the real question.

16 Things Sexist Male Writers Say To Female Writers

Christine Stoddard | Posted 07.28.2015 | Women
Christine Stoddard

"Adult women's writing isn't that much different from what they wrote as angsty teen girls. Boo-hoo, sorry you didn't get Prince Charming."

Top Science Publisher Failing Minority Groups, Industry Leaders Say

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 07.27.2015 | Science

The world's largest professional organization for scientists has been feeding into "harmful stereotypes" about minority groups, including p...

What Gender Stereotypes and Sexism Have to Do With Algorithms and Robots

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 07.27.2015 | Technology
Soraya Chemaly

Years of social-psychology studies show that humans default to organizing each other by gender, race and age and use stereotypes to create, define and perpetuate organizational norms. Implicit, unconscious biases are well understood and, while individual people themselves might not set out to consciously act in sexist and racist ways, systematized biases, left unexplored and addressed, yield sexist and racist results.

You're Asking the Wrong Questions About Sandra Bland

Anna Nti-Asare | Posted 07.27.2015 | Black Voices
Anna Nti-Asare

I cannot fully express the frustration that results from being reminded daily that your life is worth less in your country simply because of your skin tone. But what frustrates me even more are the distractions people use to keep what's most important out of the limelight.

God and the Battle Over Women's Bodies (All Together Podcast)

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 07.24.2015 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

What happens when we explore the parallels between wars among nations and the war on women's bodies.

No, I'm Not Going To Hide My Tampon From You

Madeline Wahl | Posted 07.24.2015 | Women
Madeline Wahl

There's no shame in being a woman and there's definitely no shame in being a woman who has a period. There's also no shame in being a woman who wants to have sex while on her period.

Most Obvious Study Ever Declares Women Like Sex on Vacation

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.24.2015 | Women
Van Winkle's

New research confirms what we already knew: Women are more inclined to let their freak flag fly on vacation and less concerned about catching a ...

#SayHerName: Centering the Lives and Deaths of Black Women and Girls

Legal Momentum | Posted 07.23.2015 | Women
Legal Momentum

Black women have often been relegated to the status of supporter or mourner, or otherwise not sufficiently centered in a debate that should rightfully include the violence and the homicides to which we ourselves have been subjected.

20 Realities Of #GrowingUpAGirl

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 07.29.2015 | Women

Growing up as a girl is a mixed bag. It's full of joy, but also dictated by many unfair double standards, from being judged for your sexual choices&nb...

Twitter Is Sorry For Throwing 'Frat' Party

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 07.22.2015 | Technology

Few things embody the tech industry's gender diversity problem better than a giant "TWITTER FRAT HOUSE" banner hanging in the office. Si...

If We Don't Feel Oppressed, Are We?

Mette Ivie Harrison | Posted 07.22.2015 | Religion
Mette Ivie Harrison

Look, it isn't that I think that the prophets of the Mormon church are bad men or that they intend to take power to themselves. But they do have that power, and women do not. In my opinion, this diminishes us as a group.

Emma Thompson Says Hollywood Sexism Is Only Getting Worse

The Huffington Post | Madeline Kaplan | Posted 07.21.2015 | Entertainment

Though some have called 2015 "the year of the woman" in cinema, Oscar-winning actress and screenwriter Emma Thompson says that sexism in the ind...

Legalized "Cheating" in Marriage

Gracie X | Posted 07.21.2015 | Women
Gracie X

They object to us "breaking the rules" of marriage. As if there is one correct way to do marriage. The idea of me desecrating this institution actually frightens them. But what frightens me is the idea of somebody else controlling my sexuality.

Go Set a Watchman: A Review

Jessica Denis | Posted 07.20.2015 | Books
Jessica Denis

There are so many amazing quotes from this book regarding social inequality and justice, picking from them isn't exactly an easy task. One being, "Prejudice, a dirty word, and faith, a clean one, have something in common: they both begin where reason ends."

Petition Calls For Target To Remove T-Shirt That 'Perpetuates Rape Culture'

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 07.20.2015 | Women

A Milwaukee, WI woman has launched a petition calling for the retail chain Target to stop selling what she believes to be a sexist t-shirt. The petiti...

Where's the Travel Writing for Black Women?

Sarah Enelow | Posted 07.20.2015 | Black Voices
Sarah Enelow

Ever since I got into travel writing, I've been told to read the works of Joseph Conrad, Jack Kerouac, Edward Abbey, Bruce Chatwin, Paul Theroux, William Dalrymple, Bill Bryson, and other white men. While I learned a lot from their stories, I was also repeatedly left with questions about misogyny and racial insensitivity.

Your Own 'Do It Yourself' Psychoanalysis Kit

Lester & Charlie | Posted 07.20.2015 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

Everyone needs a break from Prilosec and Paxil these days. So here are a few of the funniest, most misguided, sexist, dangerous and just plain stupid mid-century PSAs to perk us all up.

4 Things You Have to Find Out the Hard Way When You Transition

Mac Scotty McGregor | Posted 07.18.2015 | Gay Voices
Mac Scotty McGregor

Did you enjoy massages? Going to the gym? Using bathrooms? Sitting in the jacuzzi naked? Guess what? This has just become more complicated.

Why I Keep Apologizing When I'm Not Really Sorry

Lee Kolbert | Posted 07.17.2015 | Women
Lee Kolbert

Are you sorry? Next time you apologize, ask yourself what you are apologizing for, then consciously think of a different way you will approach that same situation next time. Because it will come up again, you can be sure of that.