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How Men Leading LGBT Rights in Sports Culture Can Help Stop Violence Against Women

Mallika Dutt | Posted 07.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Mallika Dutt

It's only a short step from "don't cry like a girl" and "don't be a bitch" to "women are inferior." These assumptions and connections, part of what many are calling "toxic masculinity," enable violence against gay (or "effeminate" men) and violence against women alike.

LOOK: Is This Cervical Cancer PSA Sexist?

The Huffington Post | Christina Huffington | Posted 05.13.2013 | Women

Singapore isn't exactly known for subtlety when it comes to public service announcements. Earlier this year, BuzzFeed alerted us to a seriously creepy...

The Gender Coverup

Maureen Johnson | Posted 07.07.2013 | Books
Maureen Johnson

If you are a female author, you are much more likely to get a package that suggests the book is of a lower perceived quality. We're the high fructose corn syrup of literature, even when our products are the same.

The Problem with 'Boys Will Be Boys'

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 07.06.2013 | Crime
Soraya Chemaly

I know it's a lurid metaphor, but I taught my daughter the preschool block precursor of don't "get raped" and this child, Boy #1, did not learn the preschool equivalent of "don't rape."

In a Meritocracy, Sexism Is Shocking and Hard to Believe

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 07.03.2013 | Politics
Soraya Chemaly

We do not live in a meritocracy, not even in the most privileged corners of the country where diverse, academically driven kids enjoy access to what might legitimately be seen as unlimited opportunities. This idea deeply disturbs people.

Ad-Friendly Sexcoms: The Mom Conundrum

Adrienne Becker | Posted 07.02.2013 | TV
Adrienne Becker

Men and women do talk, and think, about sex differently -- as they do about plenty of other subjects. The problem is that those differences nearly always skew toward the male POV when we package mass-market media products such as 22-minute TV shows.

The Emasculation of Black Men, Homophobia and Misogyny: A Dangerous Vicious Cycle

Glennisha Morgan | Posted 07.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Glennisha Morgan

From a gruesome point in American and black history, intertwined with systematic oppression and economic disparities, black men have been forced to defend their manhood. Out of externally forced insecurity, homophobia, sexism, misogyny and other oppressive subtle and blatant dogmas were born.

Pink Embraces the Word 'Slut' and We Should Too

Ashley Knierim | Posted 10.14.2013 | Celebrity
Ashley Knierim

It's amazing how many words exist in the English language for a woman who enjoys sex -- and how few exist for a man who does the same.

LOOK: Most Sexist Fortune Cookie Ever?

The Huffington Post | Lori Fradkin | Posted 04.26.2013 | Women

We’ve all received a fortune cookie that baffled us, whether it elicited an “Um, that’s more of a statement than a fortune” or “I have no id...

Chicago Blackhawk Catching Heat For Sexist Remark

Posted 04.24.2013 | Chicago

Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith was left sore after his team fell to the Vancouver Canucks Monday night, but his post-game comments to a fe...

Jason Linkins

Anonymous Sources: Our Boss, NYT Executive Editor Jill Abramson, Is So ... Bossy!

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.24.2013 | Media

Great googly-moogly, newspaper fans! According to this piece in Politico today, New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson has "lost the newsroom."...

Singer Blasts Sexism In Music

Posted 04.24.2013 | Entertainment

Canadian singer Grimes is speaking out. Born Claire Boucher, Grimes took to her Tumblr account on Tuesday to confront issues of sexism in the music...

Online Petition Against Disney's Sexist Avengers T-Shirts Gets Nearly 6,000 Signatures

Daniel Vahab | Posted 06.15.2013 | Parents
Daniel Vahab

A recent Change.org online petition to get the Disney Store to "stop selling sexist Avengers T-shirts" has received nearly 6,000 signatures. The shirts in question include one for boys that reads, "Be a Hero," and one for girls that reads, "I Need a Hero."

LOOK: Guess What The Girl's Version Of This T-Shirt Says?

The Huffington Post | Christina Huffington | Posted 04.16.2013 | Women

Sexist apparel and toys for children are sadly nothing new, but it's even sadder that manufacturers continue to produce them. Marvel, the comic book p...

Was President Obama's Remark About California Attorney General Kamala Harris Sexist?

Quora | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Kat Li, Product Marketing and Business Development A New York Magazine article by Dan Amira ...

A 5-Step Guide on How Not to Be a Sexist Politician

Sandip Roy | Posted 06.08.2013 | Politics
Sandip Roy

Here are five simple commandments on how to avoid the sexism trap when you are a male politician who feels the need to charm a woman in public.

Don't Hate the Player, Hate the Game

Cameron Russell | Posted 06.02.2013 | Style
Cameron Russell

We took five of the most badass media-making women we could find, and turned them into glamazons. We made a mockery of what media executives want.

Half-Naked Women at a Tech Conference Sends Some IGDA Leaders Packing

Cassie Slane | Posted 06.01.2013 | Technology
Cassie Slane

The substance of video games and how they portray women is not likely to change overnight. But one thing that has changed is how people are reacting.

Crying Wolf and Sexism in Tech

David Litwak | Posted 05.28.2013 | Technology
David Litwak

If enough people cry wolf too many times, we'll be too tired for the real fight, for things like nurseries in the workplace, flextime, maternity leave, etc. More of us are on your side than you realize. Even if we tell lousy jokes.

Nirvana in the Supermarket, DOMA on the Line

Emmett Rensin | Posted 05.27.2013 | Politics
Emmett Rensin

As oral arguments over California Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act begin before the Supreme Court, I can't help feeling that marriage equality will soon follow indecency and rock and roll into the halls of blasé consensus.

Reddit Co-Founder To 'Fellow Geeks': Stop Being Sexist

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 03.26.2013 | Technology

Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian is aware of the sexism haunting the site and he has one word for his fellow geeks: "Stop." Penning a post titled ...

I F@#%ing Love... Sexism

Rob Brooks | Posted 05.25.2013 | Science
Rob Brooks

What do you know? The creative force behind science's favorite Facebook site is ... a woman. Holy mother of Christ.

'This One Is For The Girls'

Posted 03.25.2013 | Entertainment

Helen Mirren is speaking out. At this weekend's Empire awards, honoring the best in film, Mirren offered a defense of women in film. "Skyfall" dire...

The Tweet And Mysterious Penis Joke That Rocked Silicon Valley

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 03.22.2013 | Technology

One tweet seems to have upended the lives of at least two people and transfixed Silicon Valley over the past two days. Adria Richards, a San Franci...

What the Beyoncé Farce Tells Us About Rush Limbaugh (Seriously)

Larry Womack | Posted 05.21.2013 | Media
Larry Womack

This all comes down to the fact that Limbaugh seems to think that women are worth so little that even Beyoncé needs a man to provide for her.