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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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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, ...

10 Ways Society Can Close the Confidence Gap

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 04.23.2014 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

While I'm happy for any conversation about gender gaps that need closing, I'm not interested in teaching adult women how to become more confident. I want women to keep the confidence they have as young girls. The confidence we, collectively, crush.

Star Jones Blasts Sexist Critics Of A Hillary Clinton Presidency

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 04.23.2014 | Women

Star Jones hit back at what she perceives to be sexist arguments against a Hillary Clinton presidency during an interview with HuffPost Live on April ...

Jon Stewart On When 'It's OK To Be A P***y'

Posted 04.23.2014 | Comedy

When news of Chelsea Clinton's pregnancy broke, the pundits immediately began wondering what it would mean for Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential hop...

The Second Sexism? Gender Discrimination Is Not a Zero-sum Game

Katie Schad | Posted 06.22.2014 | Women
Katie Schad

But the truth is, as with any ideologically-driven legislation, half of the country probably won't like the president's new rules. In addition to the fiscally conservative, some men will also likely take issue with the policies that regulate gendered wage disparities.

Why Female Nudity Isn't Obscene, But Is Threatening to a Sexist Status Quo

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 04.22.2014 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

The threat that female toplessness and self-articulated nudity poses is culturally defined and can be culturally redefined so that people recognize that the offense to morality is misogyny, not nudity.

These Books Are Hazardous to Your Child's Future

Linda Rosen | Posted 06.22.2014 | Women
Linda Rosen

Get a load of these pages from two companion sticker books, one for young boys and the other for young girls.

The 'Halal Version' Of The 'Happy British Muslims' Video Gets Rid Of All The Women

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 04.18.2014 | Religion

It's been just three days since the "Happy British Muslims" video was posted, and the Internet has already exploded with opinions about it, ranging fr...

Why Steve Harvey Needs to Have a Seat

Olivia Cole | Posted 06.17.2014 | Women
Olivia Cole

Rather than using the Mimi and Nikko sex tape as a teachable moment about privacy, permanence and the longevity of Internet decisions, Harvey can't resist transforming that moment into a diatribe about shame and God's plan for women's bodies.

Straw-Man Feminism: What Beyoncé and Miley Have in Common

R.D. Courteau | Posted 06.16.2014 | Celebrity
R.D. Courteau

After centuries of being objectified, our chief feminist demand, as reflected by the stars we've elevated to celebrity status, is the right to be sexy. This is, to put it bluntly, farcically sad.