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Edith Wharton Rocked My World

Lev Raphael | Posted 03.27.2013 | Books
Lev Raphael

Wharton just had her 151st birthday, and I feel like she's been part of my life for decades. I wouldn't say that she haunts me, exactly, but she's lodged in my consciousness like a rich piece of chamber music -- the Schubert quintet, perhaps -- continually revealing new depths.

Allen West: Combat Is No Place For A Woman

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 01.24.2013 | Politics

Former Florida Rep. Allen West (R) took to Twitter on Wednesday to express his dismay at plans to lift a combat ban and allow women to fight on the fr...

Hillary Clinton Benghazi Hearing: Now With a Heaping Dose of Sexism!

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 03.25.2013 | Media
Joanne Bamberger

Some of us haven't gotten past what's been ingrained in us societally -- that if a man cries, it's an honest show of emotion. If a woman even chokes up, she is a weak little girl who can't be trusted in a position of power.

Then Wonder Woman Got Married and Opened a Mod Boutique: Sexism, Capitalism and the Struggle of the Unconventional Woman

Lauren Jacobs | Posted 03.25.2013 | Women
Lauren Jacobs

So, instead of asking the question, "Can a woman have it all?" we should be asking, "Is there something left to the 'it' when we remove power/money and spouse/babies from the equation?"

You Can't Run Away From Your Real Education

Megan McFeely | Posted 03.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Megan McFeely

I have recently reunited with a few much beloved friends from my college years. People I love and value for our shared history and all that they broug...

Lechery and the Law

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 03.12.2013 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

Jim's attorney described the outcome as a victory for family values since Melissa was fired so Jim could save his marriage. Melissa, it turns out, was a sacrificial lamb rather than an attractive nuisance.

Jason Linkins

Hillary Clinton Criticized For Long Hours And Travel Because It Supposedly Made Her Less Pretty | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics

Michael Kinsley has a piece out today in which he broadly complains about Secretary of State Hillary Clinton without first figuring out what, exactly,...

Sexism vs. The Costa Prize

Foz Meadows | Posted 03.06.2013 | Books
Foz Meadows

If a female writer makes the claim that the literary establishment is predominantly male-centric on account of sexism, and your response is to claim that women are both inherently less interesting and worse writers than men, then congratulations! You are being sexist.

2012 Was Not the Year of the Woman

Melissa Tapper Goldman | Posted 03.02.2013 | Women
Melissa Tapper Goldman

With 2012 closing, some are ready to declare a new Year of the Woman. Apparently, the first one did not do the trick. The anemically aspirational "Year of Whoever" trope reminds us how far whoever still has to go, having exceeded our self-defeatingly low expectations.

Iowa Court Blames Woman for Man's Lustful Desires

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Though females stand as the numerical majority in the United States and many countries throughout the world, we must not confuse majority in terms of numbers with dominance in terms of social power.

Top 10 Sexist-Media Moments of 2012

Patricia Leavy, PhD | Posted 02.22.2013 | Media
Patricia Leavy, PhD

We have elected to share our top 10 sexist media moments of 2012 outside of the world of "entertainment" news.

Sexism, Bullying and Press Responsibility

Yetta Kurland | Posted 02.19.2013 | Gay Voices
Yetta Kurland

It was upsetting for many of us to read the recent coverage of Chirlane McCray's life and activism before she met her husband of 18 years. To put this into context, imagine if someone had been called out or ridiculed for once identifying as straight and coming out as LGBT later in life.

Another Man Against Brogramming

Toph Whitmore | Posted 02.12.2013 | Technology
Toph Whitmore

Satirically or otherwise, the term "brogramming" presents a vision of high tech as a hard-partying, single-sex frat culture. Yes, I get the joke. It's funny because it's ironic. But it's also inane, puerile, and bluntly sexist.

Female Reporters Can Like Sports, Too

Krystie Yandoli | Posted 02.11.2013 | College
Krystie Yandoli

I couldn't believe my ears. This was the profound advice being dispensed to young, impressionable interns from the publisher of a widely circulated newspaper in New York City -- in a post-millennium world, no less.

It's Time for Women of Color to Talk Back

Eva Shang | Posted 02.11.2013 | Teen
Eva Shang

As a member of the SPARKteam, I recently had the privilege of becoming involved in the fight against the degradation of women in the media industry.

Female Scientists Parody Sexist Video

Bruce Hood | Posted 02.10.2013 | Science
Bruce Hood

In a well-intentioned move earlier this year to promote science to girls, the European Commission produced a video "Science:It's a Girl Thing." Ironically, the result was an appalling mix of female stereotypes.

Nike: Why Are They "Men's Shoes"?

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 02.06.2013 | Sports
Soraya Chemaly

Question: If girls and women can "fit" into "men's shoes," if they are "game" doing so, if they like them, if they earn money to pay for them, if the...

Female Marine Demands Equality: 'Women Are Categorically Excluded'

Posted 12.05.2012 | HuffPost Live 321

U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Captain Zoe Bedell told HuffPost Live host Jacob Soboroff that she was joining a lawsuit against the government policy banni...

Mostly Male Configuration of Republican Leadership Shows Meritocracy, Not Sexism

Brian Jencunas | Posted 02.03.2013 | College
Brian Jencunas

Defending the makeup of the Republican leadership is not grounds for overlooking the Republican's difficulties with women voters. But the gender gap will only be fixed by policy changes, not by identity politics.

50 Facts About Domestic Violence

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 01.30.2013 | Crime
Soraya Chemaly

My question to feminist-bashers and abuse deniers is this: What is your Goldilocks number for violence, especially violence against women?

Women, According To 14 'Daily Mail' Headlines

Christina Huffington | Posted 11.30.2012 | Women

Do you ever find yourself reading and then re-reading a headline to make sure that it's real and that you haven't accidentally landed on the Onion? ...

NYT Critic Taken To Task In Open Letter

Posted 11.30.2012 | Arts

An open letter is demanding New York Times critic Ken Johnson acknowledge racist and sexist language in his recent writings. The art critic's revi...

UCLA Asian Women Called 'White-Boy Worshipping Whores'

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 11.30.2012 | Los Angeles

UCLA police are investigating racist, sexist slurs attacking Asian women that were found on campus this week. On Tuesday, a student found a sign th...

Combating Discrimination: The Good News, Sort of

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 01.26.2013 | Politics
Marianne Mollmann

This year, for Thanksgiving, I celebrated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. It's been almost half a century since Congress codified the fact that we are all equal, at least on paper. I trust it won't take us another 50 to really make it a reality.

A Seriously Sad Day For The Church Of England

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 01.21.2013 | Religion
Rev. Susan Russell

Yesterday, the Church of England confused "unity" with "unison" and voted down a compromise resolution that would have ended centuries of discrimination against women as bishops while leaving a place to stand for those who disagree.