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Indiana's RFRA May Help End Bigotry

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 04.17.2015 | Politics
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Racism, homophobia, the refusal to regard women as equals -- these beliefs will only end if we keep talking about why and how they're problematic, and force those who hold them to own them -- and face the consequences.

Michael Bublé Posts A Photo Of A Woman's Butt, Fans Don't Appreciate It

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 04.17.2015 | Women

Not everyone is a fan of Michael Bublé's cheekiness. The singer is under fire on social media after sharing a photo on Instagram this week. The ph...

The Role You Can Play in Preventing Sexual Assault

Scott Berkowitz | Posted 04.16.2015 | Impact
Scott Berkowitz

There are a number of ways you can help to end sexual violence. From being aware of the risks to trusting your instincts and stepping in when a friend needs your help, you may be able to help prevent a sexual assault from occurring.

Celebrating National Poetry Month 2015

Michael Carosone | Posted 04.16.2015 | Gay Voices
Michael Carosone

For National Poetry Month 2015, here is one of my poems: "My Laundromat"//I will buy a Laundromat//so that//I can take the perfectly blue and green//rounded sphere which we call planet Earth// and give it a very needed cleaning.

Analysis of Some of the Recent Sexist Tweets About Hillary's Campaign

Em & Lo | Posted 04.15.2015 | Women
Em & Lo

Yep, we totally live in a post-feminist world, where gender doesn't matter, everyone's on an equal playing field, and sexism has been stamped out. And can we get a pony, while we're at it? Maybe a unicorn? Because that's just not the reality we live in.

Demographic Symbolism

Jonathan Richards | Posted 04.14.2015 | Politics
Jonathan Richards

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Striking Photos Capture Just How Intrusive Everyday Sexism Feels

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 04.13.2015 | Women

A striking photo series shows the sexism women face in their everyday lives. "Boundaries," by artist and photographer Allaire Bartel, is a jarring ...

A Warning to Hillary Clinton

Brent Budowsky | Posted 04.13.2015 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

I am a strong supporter of Hillary Clinton for president, but here is my warning to her: American voters don't want to be sold a "new Hillary," which is reminiscent of an earlier politician whose handlers invented the term "new Nixon."

Yes, Men Are Still Harassing People On The Street. No, It's Still Not Okay.

Patrick McNeil | Posted 04.13.2015 | Impact
Patrick McNeil

Efforts like Stop Street Harassment's (SSH) annual International Anti-Street Harassment Week, which is happening now, are so important. While street harassment itself is a very public, visible act, the week-long campaign is a sustained moment to make visible the message that it's not okay.

Leaving Fear Out of the College Experience

Britnae Purdy | Posted 04.13.2015 | College
Britnae Purdy

College is the time when we learn to reach for our fullest potentials. It is also often the time when we learn to be afraid. I think it's time for that to change.

8 Things Young Female Professionals Are Sick To Death Of Hearing

Cecily Trowbridge | Posted 04.13.2015 | Women
Cecily Trowbridge

I should not have to work twice as hard as any male or elder in my position would in order to prove my worth. I should not feel the desperate need to grapple for job stability because I happen to have a '90s birthday and breasts.

Google Image Search Has A Gender Bias Problem

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 04.10.2015 | Business

Not all doctors or CEOs are men. Not all nurses are women. But you might think otherwise if you searched for these professions in Google images. I...

The Misunderstanding of Objectification

Francisco Micheo-Marcial | Posted 04.08.2015 | Entertainment
Francisco Micheo-Marcial

While there is absolutely nothing wrong with seeing past a man's chubbiness, I believe that the opposite should be just as normalized. Men's bodies are allowed to be, there is no shame in the male form. Meanwhile, women are socialized to liberate their bodies only under the male gaze.

11 Tweets That Sum Up The Everyday Ageism And Sexism Older Women Face

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 04.08.2015 | Fifty

Sexism is a harsh reality many women face, whether in the form of catcalling on the sidewalk or sexual harassment in the workplace. And, as women age,...

When Is It Enough?

Angela Lee | Posted 04.07.2015 | College
Angela Lee

Rape is not one narrative. I wasn't at a party. I didn't get a rape kit done or press charges. But I did not want to have sex and my partner did not accept that.

Things My Male Tech Colleagues Have Actually Said To Me, Annotated

Cate Burlington | Posted 04.08.2015 | Women
Cate Burlington

"It's not 'P.C.' to say this, but..." Thank you for this helpful preface alerting me to the fact that I can spend the next 30 seconds fantasizing about "Star Trek" without missing anything important.

Healing From Any Form of Sexual Violence is a Long Journey

Katie Koestner | Posted 04.06.2015 | Impact
Katie Koestner

Take Back The Night invites you to speak, to add your story to the heap. We invite those who stand against sexual violence to Walk the Walk with us, to do more than just talk the talk.

Ways to Take Action to End Sexual Assault

Mallory Gricoskie | Posted 04.06.2015 | Impact
Mallory Gricoskie

Preventing sexual violence takes all of us, working together in big and small ways to create a culture of safety and respect on college campuses and beyond. It's time to act.

Madonna Says Not Much Has Changed For Women Over The Last 25 Years

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 04.06.2015 | Entertainment

Twenty five years ago, Madonna covered Cosmopolitan's 25th anniversary issue. Fast forward to today, the blond bombshell is back on the cover for the ...

Bowling Green Coach Fired For Harassing Women In Bar

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 04.05.2015 | Sports

Bowling Green State University has fired head basketball coach Chris Jans after an investigation into his behavior at a local bar, where some said he ...

Success, Service and Sexism

Kayla Behbahani, D.O. | Posted 04.03.2015 | Women
Kayla Behbahani, D.O.

I attended med school with some of the smartest, most accomplished women I had ever met. To have our accomplishments reduced for a few cheap laughs is frustrating. What's even more frustrating is that it's not restricted to academia.

Changing Perspectives on Racism

Hasna El Maroudi | Posted 04.03.2015 | World
Hasna El Maroudi

Living in a society where we spend most of our time staring at a screen, be it smartphone, iPad, laptop or television, having a show that reflects on modern society, like Scandal, is especially important.

Unbreakable -- Lessons Learned in an Ex-Gay Bunker

Peterson Toscano | Posted 04.03.2015 | Gay Voices
Peterson Toscano

Watching Kimmy Schmidt navigate her new world, I recognize that after breaking out of my bunker-like closet, I did not simply come out gay. No, day by day I come out more and more as myself.

Locking Up Traumatized Girls Is No Way to Help Them

Francine Sherman | Posted 04.02.2015 | Impact
Francine Sherman

Every day our juvenile justice system locks up girls who are victims of sexual violence, and physical and emotional abuse. In fact, we often incarcerate victimized girls in a misguided effort to provide them with services and to "protect" them.

For Trolls, Not Even My Young Child Is Off Limits

Ravishly | Posted 03.30.2015 | Women
Ravishly

I don't know whether it's a good idea to write about this; I'm worried that I'll make things worse by addressing the threats that were made. On the other hand, I want people to be aware that this is how dire the consequences can be for outspoken mothers on the Internet.