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Washington Redskins: The Danger of Sexism in Sports

Dani Bostick | Posted 09.04.2015 | Sports
Dani Bostick

There is controversy involving Washington Redskins organization again, and this time it does not involve head coach Jay Gruden or recently-demoted quarterback Robert Griffin III. Instead, the scandal involves sexism and sexual shaming.

10 (Mostly Sarcastic) Strategies to Help You Deal With Mansplainers

Elizabeth C. Medlin | Posted 09.04.2015 | Women
Elizabeth C. Medlin

The big problem with mansplainers is that the advice they give women is usually unsolicited and unwanted. Mansplainers patronize women by talking down to them as they assume women are incapable of reaching the same conclusion on their own.

How Emma Thompson Responds To Anyone Who Says She's Too Old

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 09.04.2015 | Fifty

When 36-year-old Emma Thompson starred alongside 35-year-old Hugh Grant in 1995's "Sense and Sensibility," there were comments made about the relative...

All Colors Are for Everyone

Jennifer Canvasser | Posted 09.03.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Canvasser

It is perfectly fine that some little boys love construction sites and some little girls love dollhouses, but that doesn't mean we should label their choice and then stop exposing them to different possibilities.

How Machismo Culture Impacts Queer Latinos

The Huffington Post | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 09.03.2015 | Latino Voices

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Casual Sexism In The Workplace May Affect Women More Than We Realize

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 09.01.2015 | Women

Academic studies can be fascinating... and totally confusing. So we decided to strip away all of the scientific jargon and break them down for you.&n...

Rentboy Raid: the Stonewall for Sex Workers?

Katherine Koster | Posted 08.31.2015 | Gay Voices
Katherine Koster

If this is the "Stonewall" of sex work, let it not be the aftermath of Stonewall where a privileged minority colonizes and benefits off the work of society's "others."

'Sexist' Tweet About Amal Clooney Prompts Outrage Online

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 08.31.2015 | Media

She’s a renowned human rights lawyer whose clients have included Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia T...

We've Replaced Your Wife With Folgers Crystals

Lester & Charlie | Posted 08.28.2015 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

Everything indicated that the American divorce rate would drop after the invention of Folgers Crystals. Research indicates, however, that in the early 1960s, when these commercials were introduced, divorce was at its lowest rate of the decade. Over the next ten years, the divorce rate doubled. Maybe the right coffee would have cooled down Donald Trump.

Ashley Madison and the Hypocrisy of Male Internet Privacy Activists

Charles Clymer | Posted 08.28.2015 | Media
Charles Clymer

This is about a vicious sense of entitlement to women's minds and bodies by a large population who wield enormous influence over the primary means of communication among human beings. It's not just about hacking a nude photo or revenge porn or the unceasing stream of harassment women receive online.

Judge Fines Attorney For Making Menopause 'Joke'

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.28.2015 | Fifty

Menopause is no joking matter. It's an important lesson that cost one male lawyer a pretty penny. Attorney Camilo Salas found himself at the center of...

This Is The Kind Of Bullsh*t You Face As A Woman In The Music Industry

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 08.27.2015 | Women

With the help of women on Twitter, a music critic has shed light on an uglier aspect of the industry she works in. Jessica Hopper, music and culture c...

Honest Puberty Video Shows What It's REALLY Like To Become A Woman

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 08.27.2015 | Women

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Family Leave Programs Should Favor Women Over Men

Janis Powers | Posted 08.27.2015 | Women
Janis Powers

Make no mistake, however. There's nothing gender neutral about having a baby. Pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum recovery are strictly women's issues. Since healthy women are the foundation for producing healthy babies, the design of any family leave program must prioritize the needs of women over those of men.

Brooklyn's 2015 Afropunk Festival: NO Ism Schism!

Marlon Regis | Posted 08.26.2015 | Entertainment
Marlon Regis

No Sexism. No Racism. No Ableism. No Ageism. No Homophobia. No Fatphobia. No Transphobia. No Hatefulness. Basically, no divide among people caused by ANY prejudice beliefs!

Body Shame In Our Schools

Samara Wolpe | Posted 08.26.2015 | College
Samara Wolpe

At lunch that day I crossed the open expanse of concrete with a few friends and ran across a member of the administration. She looked pointedly down at my neckline and told me that I had "nice cleavage," and to conceal it so that nobody would see it "too soon." Horrified, I pulled my neckline up to my chin and walked around flushed for the rest of the day.

Getting Wild: This Latina Finally Gets to Experience the Thrill of the Outdoors

Ana Beatriz Cholo | Posted 08.26.2015 | Latino Voices
Ana Beatriz Cholo

So much was off-limits to me because of my culture and my traditional parents. I was not allowed to have sleepovers or sleep at anyone's house. When I wanted to skateboard, I was firmly told no. That was for boys. Besides, good girls stay home to mind their business, but boys could stay out because, well, they were boys. It was their birthright.

Ending Domestic Abuse

Bill Johnson II | Posted 08.24.2015 | Women
Bill Johnson II

Where is the outrage for the taken lives of these women? Where are the marches and protests in resistance of male violence against women? This issue should headline every Sunday news show; talks of the prevalence of IPV should be on the front page of local and national newspapers tomorrow morning (and every morning).

What My 3 Sisters Taught Me About Being a Man

Bill Johnson II | Posted 08.24.2015 | Women
Bill Johnson II

I am the only male of four siblings and second in the birth order. Not being the oldest meant leadership often fell to my older sister. However, her style of leading was not domineering or autocratic. She led by cooperation more than delegation.

Jonathan Franzen Demonstrates His Spirit Animal Is Lucille Bluth

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 08.21.2015 | Arts

In a recent interview with The Guardian's Alison Flood promoting his hefty new novel, Purity, Jonathan Franzen made a startling admission. As Flo...

My Life as a Latina Feminist

Tatiana K. Tenreyro | Posted 08.18.2015 | Latino Voices
Tatiana K. Tenreyro

Latinas need feminism. We are the ones who are most affected in the wage gap and are also among the most affected by domestic violence, among other issues.

What We Forget When We Talk About Hip-Hop's Women Problem

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 08.17.2015 | Women

Consider this: there is a glaring double standard in the way that we talk about hip-hop music and misogyny.  There's been a resurgence of both in...

Chelsea Manager Jose Mourinho Accused Of Sexism After Demoting Female Team Doctor

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 08.14.2015 | Sports

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Whitewashed History Is Unpatriotic

Steve Nelson | Posted 08.13.2015 | Politics
Steve Nelson

"All lives matter" is a trite rejoinder to "black lives matter" and diminishes the ugly reality of racism. It is a classic and childish false equivalence. Of course "all lives matter." But white lives have never "not mattered."

Dr. Dre Says He Regrets Beating Up A Female Journalist In The '90s

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 08.13.2015 | Black Voices

Dr. Dre has finally addressed his abusive past.   In 1991, hip-hop journalist Dee Barnes accused the rapper of brutally beating her in a Los Ang...