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Newspaper Calls Famous Writer 'Overweight' In Obituary

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 01.30.2015 | Books

When a notable figure dies, it’s typical to lead an obituary with that person’s remarkable achievements. When famed Australian author Colleen McCu...

Like a Man, a Good Bra Is Hard to Find

Mara Menachem | Posted 01.28.2015 | Style
Mara Menachem

Speaking of financial investment, bras are not cheap. And I've been racking my brain, trying to understand what women, no matter the age, would frivolously throw out such expensive undergarments, especially when like a man, a good bra is hard to find.  

5 Ways Parents of Preschoolers Can Raise a Body-Positive Kid

Common Sense Media | Posted 01.28.2015 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Here are five ways to immunize your kids against poor body image, with conversation starters, media picks and resources to support your discussions.

When Street Harassers Realize The Women They're Catcalling Are Their Moms Undercover

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 01.28.2015 | Women

If you've ever wanted to tell a street harasser to stick it where the sun don't shine, but couldn't find the right words -- don't worry, these mamas g...

My Bias Against Measuring Bias

Margie Omero | Posted 01.26.2015 | Politics
Margie Omero

We'll need far more than a single question to decode the role gender has in Clinton's political fortunes. We would need to control for party, and mask that we're investigating bias. Because if voters are viewing Clinton through the lens of party, rather than gender, perhaps that may be progress after all.

What's Your Kids' Wage Gap? Boys Paid More, More Profitably

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 01.26.2015 | Parents
Soraya Chemaly

Fathers are, in the words of researchers, "gatekeepers" of their daughter's ambitions. Father's have to put in the time at home doing chores with their kids, especially daughters. Paying lip service to "equality" isn't good enough.

Represent

Helen Eisenbach | Posted 01.27.2015 | Entertainment
Helen Eisenbach

Thursday morning when I learned the Academy's list of nominees, I spent the rest of the day alternating between despair and rage. In fact, I have loved movies unabashedly since I was 18 months old and my mother took me to see my first feature.

New Year, New Chance to Tackle the Old Problem of Workplace Inequality

Susan Bulkeley Butler | Posted 01.20.2015 | Business
Susan Bulkeley Butler

January always presents a fresh start to tackle old problems. And unfortunately, we still have our work cut out for us going into 2015 when it comes to tackling the problem of gender inequality in the workplace, according to a just-released report from Pew Research.

The Guerrilla Girls Are The Feminist Masked Avengers The Art World Still Needs

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.20.2015 | Arts

We had always hoped the real life super-heroines of our time would wear masks. And then there were the Guerrilla Girls, a feminist art collective that...

Sexism and My 'Truman Show' Moment That We All Need to Have

Sophia Herbst | Posted 01.15.2015 | Women
Sophia Herbst

The usual spate of year-in-review articles by the media has made it clear that 2014 was a great year for feminism. Note: It was a great year for feminism, not necessarily a great year for women.

Billie Jean King - Rallying for a New Equality

Lori Sokol | Posted 01.18.2015 | Gay Voices
Lori Sokol

Currently, there is no U.S. federal law that adequately protects lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) workers from employment discrimination. But King has no plans to retire, at least not off the court.

Men Couldn't Handle It When A Woman Agreed With Compliments They Gave Her Online

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 01.14.2015 | Women

The next time someone sends you a "you're so hot" opening line on a dating app, try simply saying "Yeah I am." That's exactly what one college student...

Rethinking the 'Problems With Black Marriage'

Vicki Larson | Posted 01.14.2015 | Black Voices
Vicki Larson

For anyone who is worried about the "problems of black marriage" -- the lack of marriageable black men, the rise of single unwed black moms, the dismal statistics that indicate black marriages are hard to maintain -- the study is illuminating.

Why I Am Raising My Child to Be a Feminist and Why I Think You Should Too

Dan Arel | Posted 01.12.2015 | Parents
Dan Arel

Raising a feminist means raising a child who looks for these disparities in our society and instead of accepting them as a social norm, sets out to eradicate them.

Straight Women, Gay Men Are Friends, Not Accessories

Ernest Owens | Posted 01.09.2015 | 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.

Jason Linkins

If It's Sunday Morning, Is It Sexist?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.08.2015 | Politics

If you've spent any length of time watching the Sunday morning political talk shows, as I once, regrettably, did, you've probably noticed that the on-...

Activist Argues Women's Restroom Lines Are Sexist

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 01.07.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

A winding line of women waiting for the restroom may seem like a simple inconvenience, but feminist critic and activist Soraya Chemaly calls it a prim...

The More Things Change: A Few Depressing Thoughts on Bias

Susan R. Meyer | Posted 12.18.2014 | Fifty
Susan R. Meyer

As we neared the end of our peer group meeting, one of the women brought up the difficulty she was having in finding baby dolls of color to donate to a charity she supports. The conversation moved on to finding good books with ethnically diverse characters for young readers.

An Open Letter to Penn's Phi Delta Theta Fraternity for Their 'Beyonce' Blow-Up Doll Holiday Card

Ernest Owens | Posted 12.17.2014 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

Sorry doesn't excuse ignorance. Sorry doesn't change rape culture, racist imagery, and misogyny on a campus that represents otherwise.

ManServants Are Not A Sign Of Feminist Progress

Katie Tandy | Posted 12.16.2014 | 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?

The 'Plain' Truth: Confessions of a Non-Beauty Queen

Kathleen Long | Posted 12.15.2014 | Women
Kathleen Long

The plain truth that they're missing is that physical appearance isn't very important. To some extent, it reflects a life lived, especially at the extreme ends of the "looks" continuum.

At Tiger Inn, Women Are the Punch Line

Alexandra Scheeler | Posted 12.12.2014 | Women
Alexandra Scheeler

Women shouldn't be a punch line, and I don't want TI to be a punch line when we talk about sexism at Princeton.

Yes, Sexism Hurts Men Too

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 12.12.2014 | Women

While sexism negatively affects women, Laci Green is here to remind us that everyone is impacted by gender inequality. Green, a sex-positive vide...

Classic Television Wasn't Always Classy

James Peron | Posted 12.14.2014 | Women
James Peron

In recent weeks, I've almost exclusively been watching television shows from the early '60s. Often suffering culture shock while doing so.

2014 Misogyny of the Year: TIME Magazine

Charles Clymer | Posted 12.11.2014 | Media
Charles Clymer

When TIME ignores so many influential women in favor of less influential men, it increases the disparity of how women are viewed in society because when they put something on the cover (and choose to ignore other subjects), people talk about it (or don't), regardless of its importance or accuracy.