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What's With Jonathan Franzen Bashing Edith Wharton?

Lev Raphael | Posted 05.25.2015 | Books
Lev Raphael

Planning to teach Wharton soon, I took another look at Franzen's New Yorker hatchet job on Edith Wharton, and it was worse than I remembered. The critics' darling praises her classics The House of Mirth, The Custom of the Country, and The Age of Innocence but grossly misreads her character and her life.

A Letter to My Unborn Black Daughter

Amanda Bennett | Posted 05.22.2015 | Black Voices
Amanda Bennett

You won't be here for years and years, if ever at all. But I wanted you to have this, to know that you are not alone, and that you have an obligation to the black women who have been silenced to continue their work.

Hyper-Masculinity, Twin Peaks, & Gendered Violence

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 05.22.2015 | Crime
Warren J. Blumenfeld

While is it common knowledge that dogs, in particular male dogs, urine scent mark their territories, human males often mark their territories in other forms more noxious and poisonous than urine.

Maggie Gyllenhaal, 37, Told She's 'Too Old' To Play Love Interest Of 55-Year-Old

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 05.21.2015 | Entertainment

Apparently, a 37-year-old actress is not young enough to play the romantic interest of a 55-year-old actor. Maggie Gyllenhaal discussed ageism and...

Melissa McCarthy Schools Critic On Sexism After He Targeted Her Looks

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 05.20.2015 | Entertainment

Melissa McCarthy handled a critic, who viciously targeted her looks in a film review, by giving him a lesson on sexism. The actress sat down with ...

Sexist Cartoon Depiction of Hillary Clinton Published by McClatchy's Sacramento Bee

Susan Frank | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics
Susan Frank

Editorial board member and political cartoonist Jack Ohman's approach to drawing one of the most accomplished and inspiring female politicians of our time left us dumbstruck. It is a gratuitously insulting, sexist depiction.

Should Those Who Spoke Out Against Donald Sterling do the Same With Isiah Thomas?

Eric Marmon | Posted 05.19.2015 | Sports
Eric Marmon

Here we are, in 2015, and Isiah Thomas is running a WNBA franchise. It seems fair to wonder, as a national issue, are we essentially saying racism is intolerable, but sexism, not so much?

Women Scientists' Academic-Hiring Advantage Is Unwelcome News for Some: Part 3

Wendy M. Williams | Posted 05.18.2015 | Science
Wendy M. Williams

The bane of every researcher is the critic who says a study is actually about some question it was never designed to answer -- then proceeds to demean the study for failing to answer the question it never asked.

I Hate To See 'Mad Men' Go, But I Love To Watch It Leave

Leslie Bowman | Posted 05.18.2015 | Entertainment
Leslie Bowman

Mad Men has everything to do with Ferguson. It has relevance in congressional stalemates, with e-commerce. But perhaps the most perplexing result of the displacing plot techniques of Mad Men is the idea that the show isn't about men at all -- it's about American women.

Gay Men and Bottom Shaming (VIDEO)

Matthew J. Dempsey | Posted 05.18.2015 | Gay Voices
Matthew J. Dempsey

2015-05-18-1431962062-5981619-ScreenShot20150518at11small.jpgIn my latest video I break down the psychological nuts and bolts of why we tend to label and judge sexual roles and the gay men who fill them -- pun intended. I describe how this common practice can be limiting, both individually and collectively, as well as what we can do to challenge bottom shaming so that we can all grow, heal, and have better sex. Heels up!

Emily Peck

The Sexist Reason Men Don't Ask For Directions

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Peck | Posted 05.14.2015 | Business

New research offers up a simple and intuitive reason guys don’t ask for help: They’re judged harshly for it.

Gabriel Arana

'Sweaty, Sloppy' Dad Bods Are Sexy -- But Not Mom Bods

HuffingtonPost.com | Gabriel Arana | Posted 05.14.2015 | Media

As popular culture celebrates the sex appeal of the “dad bod” -- a conversation kicked off by an essay on college news website The Odyssey -- come...

Women Have A Brilliant Response To City's Sexist Training On How To Deal With Women

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 05.13.2015 | Women

According to a March training session for Austin, Texas, city employees -- on the topic of female leaders -- women "don’t want to deal with numbers,...

People Who Are Anti-Abortion Are Also Sexist, Worrying Study Finds

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 05.13.2015 | Women

A new study has found a link between sexism and anti-abortion attitudes. PhD candidate Stephanie Begun and professor N. Eugene Walls published a s...

Afaxys CEO Ronda Dean Is Empowering Girls During Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month and All Year Long

Erin McKelle | Posted 05.11.2015 | Women
Erin McKelle

May is Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month, and considering that we are still living in an age where birth control is trying to be outlawed and teens are shamed for seeking out information about their sexuality, we have a lot of progress to make.

Somewhere Right Now, On This 21st Century Mother's Day, a Woman Is Being Accused Of Witchcraft

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Richard (RJ) Eskow

We may idealize women in the role of mother, but the urge to demonize the female isn't just a tribal one. Do you know when the last woman was imprisoned for witchcraft in Great Britain?

At the Bentonville Film Festival, Women Are Playing in the Major Leagues

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.18.2015 | Impact
Vivian Norris

A League of Their Own's Geena Davis, is doing something extremely important this week in, of all places, Bentonville, Arkansas. The Geena Davis Institute on Gender and Media has is supporting her effort to call attention to the unacceptable reality in which women, both behind and in front of the camera, find themselves in Hollywood.

Ultron's Black Widow Is a Complex Person -- and That Shouldn't Be News

Chelsea Stone | Posted 05.07.2015 | Entertainment
Chelsea Stone

Ultron's Black Widow is no less of a hero for falling in love or liking children. She's a complex character, but that complexity doesn't make her special--and it shouldn't.

Stop Minimizing Fraternity Misogyny

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 05.21.2015 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

Women do not benefit in anywhere near equal measure from the Greek system, and they pay a high price being part of it. An estimated 40 percent of women in sororities report rape or attempted rape, much higher than those who are not in sororities.

Mae Whitman Is Hot! (Why it Doesn't Matter)

Kara Post-Kennedy | Posted 05.05.2015 | Women
Kara Post-Kennedy

Too hot for one role, not hot enough for the other and I say: MAKE IT STOP. Hot is not a cup size, a waist measurement or a perfectly symmetrical face... hot is confident, strong and willing to take chances.

Women Scientists' Academic-Hiring Advantage Is Unwelcome News for Some: Part 2

Wendy M. Williams | Posted 05.04.2015 | Science
Wendy M. Williams

Our goal was to conduct a controlled experiment to reveal attitudes about gender. This task would not be possible using real applicants giving real talks, since so many variables would be confounded.

Scientific Journal Tells Female Scientists To Add A Male Author To Study, Twitter Firestorm Ensues

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 05.06.2015 | Women

A scientific journal sparked a Twitter firestorm when it rejected two female scientists' work partly because the paper they submitted did not have mal...

Stacey Dash Defends Her Ill-Informed Wage Gap Comments

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 05.01.2015 | Women

Stacey Dash is defending comments she made on "The Meredith Vieira Show" about the wage gap. On Wednesday, Dash, an actress and Fox News contribu...

What Is This Prom Poster Telling Young Girls?

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 05.01.2015 | Women

A high school has taken down ridiculous posters that criticize young women who engage in sexual activity on prom night. Lincoln High School, a pub...

Women Scientists' Academic-Hiring Advantage is Unwelcome News for Some: Part 1

Wendy M. Williams | Posted 05.01.2015 | Science
Wendy M. Williams

Stephen J. Ceci and Wendy M. Williams Cornell University For a long time, two seemingly inconsistent phenomena coexisted, but few seemed to notice: F...