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God is Transgender

Christian Piatt | Posted 07.02.2015 | Religion
Christian Piatt

Many of us have accepted such patriarchal theology because it feels familiar. But that doesn't make it right.

FIFA's (Other) Big Problem

Juliana Barbassa | Posted 07.02.2015 | Latino Voices
Juliana Barbassa

FIFA's culture of discrimination goes far beyond the musings of a gaffe-prone, out-of-touch leader.

5 Things You'll Never Hear Women Say To Catcallers

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 07.02.2015 | Women

Whether it's worth the time or potential risk to respond or not, it should surprise no one that women's general reactions to catcalling are not favora...

Can I Love Hip-Hop and Not Hate Women?

Rich Hawkins | Posted 07.01.2015 | Women
Rich Hawkins

No man should consider women as disposable, irrelevant or only as sexual playthings, even if he can sell a million copies of the track by doing so. I guess all I'm saying is let's drop some feminism into hip-hop.

How Sexism Can Help You Understand Racism

Joshua Adams | Posted 07.02.2015 | Black Voices
Joshua Adams

The best way to commit to our causes is to understand how they are connected to others. In that way, we realize that our liberations are inseparably linked to the liberation of others. If your advocacy is not rooted in intersectionality, it doesn't take much for others to surmise that you're merely pursuing your privilege, not equality.

Cara Delevingne Calls Out 'Totally Sexist' Superhero Movies

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 06.30.2015 | Women

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's...another person calling out the sexism women superheroes face. And this time, it's supermodel and actress Cara Delevi...

Who's in Charge? Our Assumptions About Race and Gender

Frank H. Wu | Posted 06.30.2015 | Education
Frank H. Wu

In service of this cause, I offer a series of true stories -- acknowledging that for almost all of us our understanding of complex social phenomenon comes down to our own anecdotes.

Women and People of Color Soon on U.S. Paper Currency?

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 06.25.2015 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Since the year 2020 marks the 100 year commemoration of the passage of the 19th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution granting women the vote, petition organizers argue that the time has long-since come for women to grace our currency, especially our paper bills.

What Teenage Boys Should Know About Teenage Girls

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 06.24.2015 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

Our lives, beginning when we were teenagers, have distinctly different aspects and are affected in ways that teenagers today are usually still not talking about. As young as 11 or 12, different rules and double standards based on gender begin to alter our day-to-day experiences in subtle, and often not-so-subtle, ways.

Sexism in Science Is Alive and Kicking

Mercy Mascreen Davidson | Posted 06.24.2015 | Science
Mercy Mascreen Davidson

Professor Tim Hunt, a knighted and Nobel Prize-winning biochemist, resigned from his position at University College London after making inappropriate, sexist comments about women scientists at a conference in Seoul, South Korea.

Everybody, Give Attention To These Men For Doing Things Women Do Every Day

The Cut | Posted 06.23.2015 | Women
The Cut

Remember, ladies: Your experiences may not be legitimate unless a man has confirmed them himself.

A Women's World Cup Team Tackles Sexist Criticism In The Perfect Way

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 06.23.2015 | Sports

By pretending to admit that they suck at soccer.

Whom Do We Look At After a Tragedy?

Mike Domitrz | Posted 06.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Mike Domitrz

Nine people were killed in an act of racial terrorism. As our country and the world continues to discuss what brings so much pain, terror, and violence into our lives, one of the common reactions after a tragedy is for people to ask, "Why?"

Why Do Women Find It So Difficult to Put Themselves First?

Rosjke Hasseldine | Posted 06.22.2015 | Women
Rosjke Hasseldine

The language that asked women what they felt and needed was not spoken in our mother's and grandmother's day. They did not know how to ask themselves what they felt and needed, and they did not know how to teach their daughters how to honor their own feelings and needs.

Auto Repair: No Place for Women

Lora Frost | Posted 06.18.2015 | Women
Lora Frost

I learned a powerful lesson when I took that car for its first drive with a working clutch. Knowing I could fix anything on my own was liberating and I was hooked on the freedom of knowing that I could learn anything.

Avoiding the Manshake

Mindi Westhoff | Posted 06.18.2015 | Women
Mindi Westhoff

Sometimes a handshake lasts too long. That brief connection between two strangers can quickly turn awkwardly intimate with one too many pumps due to lack of focus.

Is Sexism In Science Actually Paternalism?

Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H. | Posted 06.17.2015 | Science
Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H.

Because of improvements in medical ethics over the past thirty years, we tend to think that this paternalistic attitude no longer or minimally exists. However paternalism in science is all too alive and healthy.

Helen Mirren Drops F-Bomb When Calling Out Hollywood's Ageism

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.17.2015 | Fifty

We've come to know that Dame Helen Mirren is not afraid to speak her mind ... and one surefire way to get her riled up is to talk about the double sta...

What Street Harassment Would Look Like If Catcalls Were Cheeseburgers

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 06.16.2015 | Women

"Hey, you’re asking for it dressed like that." "Be polite you bitch." "Just trying to make you smile." For women, it can be difficult to walk dow...

Sexism in Marketing

SidneyAnne Stone | Posted 06.15.2015 | Media
SidneyAnne Stone

As a woman who likes fly fishing and DIY home improvement projects, it has always irked me how Mother's Day ads are geared toward flowers and sewing m...

The Problem With Sir Tim Hunt's Comments About Women in Science

Dr. Zoe Schnepp | Posted 06.12.2015 | Science
Dr. Zoe Schnepp

I realize that Sir Tim Hunt probably thought he was being light-hearted or funny, but in a world where women still face real discrimination in science it is spectacularly inappropriate for someone so prominent to say the things he has said.

No, They Didn't Do the Same Thing: Why It's Dangerous to Compare Josh Duggar and Lena Dunham

Chelsea Stone | Posted 06.12.2015 | Women
Chelsea Stone

Calling something sexual assault that clearly isn't helps no one; worse, it diminishes the trauma of real sexual assault and its consequences.

Someone Told Maggie Gyllenhaal She Wasn't 'Pretty Enough' To Act

The Huffington Post | Aimie Rigas | Posted 06.10.2015 | Entertainment

During a roundtable with The Hollywood Reporter, Emmy contenders Maggie Gyllenhaal, Lizzy Caplan, Jessica Lange and Ruth Wilson recounted their person...

How Women React To ‘90s Rap Videos They Haven't Seen In Years

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 06.15.2015 | Women

What do you remember about '90s rap videos? Perhaps it's the iconic Hammer pants that M.C. Hammer wore in videos like “U Can’t Touch This,” or m...

Why Women Take a Backseat in the College Greek System

Jennie Shulkin | Posted 06.09.2015 | College
Jennie Shulkin

Fraternities should not control who attends social events. Competition should not be a way of life for college women. Sex should not be an obligation. The sooner the problems of an archaic fraternity-sorority dynamic are corrected, the sooner the overall college experience can be far richer.