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An Honest Dictionary Of Words Used To Describe Women

The Huffington Post | Amanda Duberman | Posted 05.16.2014 | Women

When it comes to talking about women, "saying what you mean" and "meaning what you say" don't always have much in common. Words like "b*tchy" and "slu...

Sissies and Kisses: On Michael Sam and Femmephobia

Mathew Rodriguez | Posted 07.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Mathew Rodriguez

I am all for people appreciating Michael Sam's achievements, but there is no need to denigrate femme gay men and further femmephobia to do it. Femmephobia is a serious problem inside and outside the gay community.

Former Florida Lt. Gov. Hits Rick Scott On Sexism

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics

Despite her loyalty to Florida Gov. Rick Scott, former Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll (R) faced many challenges working as an African-American woman in his...

Getting Up Close to Homophobia

Jessica Joseph | Posted 07.13.2014 | Gay Voices
Jessica Joseph

I've started engaging homophobes in deep conversation, looking for the reasons, spoken and unspoken, that they feel this total incomprehension, disgust and dislike when it comes to gay people, especially gay men. My findings have led me to a sort of classification of homophobia into seven (often overlapping) types.

Study Finds Perceived Age Discrimination Worse For Health Than Perceived Racism And Sexism

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 05.09.2014 | Fifty

People who believe they've suffered age or weight discrimination actually have poorer health than victims of racism and sexism, a new study has found....

These Vintage Newsreels Are Absurdly Sexist

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 05.07.2014 | Women

When it comes to backwards ideas about women, vintage print ads weren't the only pieces of media history that served up casual sexism by the truckload...

Women's Food?

Julie Bindel | Posted 07.06.2014 | Home
Julie Bindel

Men, we are led to believe, don't like chocolate unless it comes in the form of a Yorkie bar, but women are supposed to treat it as if it is crack cocaine.

I'm Tired

Paul Stoller | Posted 07.05.2014 | Politics
Paul Stoller

As spring slowly unfolds into summer, I wonder if most Americans feel frustrations similar to mine. Like most people I know, I'm weary of "things as they are." To borrow from the title of Joe Louis Walker's blues song, "I'm Tide." In that tune he sings about the frustrations of contemporary life.

Not Bad For a Girl: Can Bias Give Women the Advantage?

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 07.03.2014 | Women
Lisa Abeyta

The next time you find the words "for a girl" going through your head when you're assessing a woman entrepreneur or businesswoman, you might want to ask yourself if your own sexism might cause you to greatly underestimate a woman's talents and strength.

5 Ways to Fail at Tech Recruiting

Jonathan Spiess | Posted 07.05.2014 | Huffpost Code
Jonathan Spiess

Meet the world's worst recruiter.

Avoiding Sexism, Perhaps Excessive in Religion

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 07.03.2014 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

Avoiding being labeled as "sexist" is very important these days. The current emphasis on bias-free language has created difficulties for today's writ...

10 Names for Me That I Find Offensive, Incorrect, Bigoted, Sexist and Just Plain Wrong!

David Toussaint | Posted 07.01.2014 | Gay Voices
David Toussaint

Calling me a boy implies that I am either immature or some kind of sexual plaything, and not at the same intellectual level as a man. There's a demeaning hierarchy in motion.

Maren Sanchez and Rage as the Male Emotion

Ariel Chesler | Posted 07.01.2014 | Women
Ariel Chesler

Following the recent killing of Maren Sanchez, a 16-year-old honor student in Connecticut, by a fellow student -- Chris Plaskon -- who was apparently in love with her, everyone is searching for root causes for such violence.

Politics Belong in Science Fiction

Foz Meadows | Posted 07.01.2014 | Books
Foz Meadows

Science fiction both is, and always has been, a political genre. Of necessity, the politics of science fiction are reflective of the political climate in which it's written -- why else do we speculate about the future, but that we're concerned with the present?

Is Game of Thrones Really Sexist and Racist?

Lev Raphael | Posted 06.30.2014 | Entertainment
Lev Raphael

Writing in The Guardian, Danielle Harrison says that she gave up watching Game of Thrones at the end of Season Three because of the scene where Daener...

Rich White Thugs, Begone

Mark Morford | Posted 04.29.2014 | Sports
Mark Morford

Let's not get crazy. Let's not take the NBA's rather surprising and (cautiously) encouraging smackdown of racist billionaire team owner Donald Sterlin...

Can Jeb Bush Be a Grandfather and President?

Charles Clymer | Posted 06.28.2014 | Comedy
Charles Clymer

This is science, people, and since Florida was ranked 44th in high school graduation rates when Jeb Bush left office as governor in 2008, it's not hard to see why he doesn't understand this very simple concept.

This Site Uses Stripping Women To Help Bros Code

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 04.28.2014 | Women

While we really hope CodeBabes -- the coding tutorial site that uses sexy, stripping women to motivate users -- isn't real, we're facing up to the fac...

The Flowering of Feminism in Hungary

John Feffer | Posted 06.28.2014 | World
John Feffer

The feminist movement, which gathered strength in the 1960s and 1970s in the West, arrived in East-Central Europe much later. Women's equality was a stated principle of the Communist governments, and official women's organizations operated in all of the countries.

Ageism -- Another Dumb "Ism"

Ellen Snortland | Posted 06.28.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Snortland

My worth, or any other woman's relevance, should not be based on how "hot" we are -- what I call the Breedability Quotient or BQ -- unless we subscribe to that disempowering social view that young is superior. We should honor older women; not disgrace them.

Maren Sanchez and the Gender Gaps No One Is Talking About

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 06.25.2014 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

We have a national problem with not expecting or teaching boys to control themselves when they are quite clearly biologically capable of doing so. That's a gap no one is talking about on Sunday morning news programs.

Emma Stone Frame By Frame

Dr. Sonya Rhodes | Posted 06.25.2014 | Women
Dr. Sonya Rhodes

I suspect that Emma and Andrew have a deep respect for one another. They appear to be two equals who can challenge each other without hostility, and embrace the values of sensitivity and assertiveness.

Top 10 Male Celebrity Feminists Andrew Garfield Could Learn From

Em & Lo | Posted 06.25.2014 | Women
Em & Lo

Clearly Emma Stone is not shy about educating her boyfriend in all matters relating to feminism (who knew that Spidey's secret power was a feminist girlfriend?!), but we thought Andrew Garfield might find additional inspiration in these awesome quotes from male celebrities who are unabashed feminists.

An Open Letter to Rap Music (For My Daughters)

Mike Heenan | Posted 06.24.2014 | Parents
Mike Heenan

If you choose to forgo "Happy Birthday" for crooning about your "Magic Stick," you'd better be the guy in the Gandalf getup passing goodies out to the party-goers. You will NOT be "making it rain" around my girls unless you are a sprinkler technician.

What You Needed To Become A Secretary In 1959

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 04.24.2014 | Women

Do you have a pleasing, well-modulated voice -- and can you talk to your boss as easily as your can converse with the office boy? Congratulations, ...