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MSNBC’s Town Hall With Donald Trump Was Disgraceful

Slate | Annum Masroor | Posted 02.18.2016 | Politics

Is Donald Trump in trouble? After facing hostile questions from Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski Wednesday night—they comprehensively laid out hi...

Faith Leaders: 2016 Election Needs Civility

Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie | Posted 02.17.2016 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie

Political season is in full swing, and no one is happy about it.

Leading as a Woman?

Kristina DiPalo | Posted 02.16.2016 | Women
Kristina DiPalo

Hillary Clinton's recent trouncing by Bernie Sanders among young women in New Hampshire's primary is a telling sign; young women do not feel compelled to support Hillary just because she is one of their own.

This Silver-Haired Pinup Shows Just How Sexy 60 Can Be

Sabine Reichel | Posted 02.16.2016 | Fifty
Sabine Reichel

You can do two interesting things with your body when you're a woman over 60: Cover up (with hat and gloves!) like the delightful Diane Keaton (69), or strip down like audacious Susan Sarandon (also 69).

"How To Get Away With Murder" Star, Aja Naomi King, On Sexism In Hollywood

Quora | Posted 02.15.2016 | Entertainment
Quora

These questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. ...

Would You Say That to a Man?

Rebecca Griffin | Posted 02.15.2016 | Women
Rebecca Griffin

Sexism today very often is not overt. It's subtle, and that makes it all the more difficult to identify and root out. It's not your boss hitting on you and then demoting you to secretary when you spurn his advances.

This Is What Happens When A Woman Supports Bernie Sanders Online

Leslie Lee III | Posted 02.15.2016 | Women
Leslie Lee III

Emily Ratajkowski found the Internet to be no kinder to a woman who supports Bernie Sanders than it is to a woman who supports Hillary Clinton. Online harassment is a serious issue, and it would be great if both campaigns addressed it in a productive way.

Milbank: Sexist Double Standards Hurting Hillary

Washington Post | Whitney Snyder | Posted 02.13.2016 | Politics

Much of Hillary Clinton’s difficulty in this campaign stems from a single, unalterable fact: She is a woman. I’m not referring primarily to the Be...

Friday Talking Points -- Back to the 1960s

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.12.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

For those readers who weren't alive (or old enough) to experience the 1960s, this week we had somewhat of a history lesson, packaged as a Democratic debate. Part of why this happened is that the Democratic presidential campaign has entered into a "convince the minority voters" phase.

It's Still a Woman Thing With Hillary

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 02.12.2016 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Clinton is not simply another marked man presidential candidate. She's exactly what she was in 2008, a marked woman presidential candidate.

In Defense of Madeleine Albright (Not That She Needs It)

Lee Lee | Posted 02.10.2016 | Politics
Lee Lee

If you consider yourself a feminist and are supporting Sanders during this primary season, please ask yourself honestly: Do I support his policies in and of themselves? Or am I swayed to his side because of a lifetime of covert sexist microaggressions that leave me disgusted with "the establishment?"

a lower-case explosion of feelings regarding liberal backlash against criticizing hillary clinton

Robert Lanham | Posted 02.09.2016 | Politics
Robert Lanham

what's all the shouting about? shouldn't we all take it down a notch. yes, the dialogue between the clinton and sanders camps has gotten tense lately. it's enough to make you want to write in hushed, lower case letters. skipping the caps. skipping the italics. walking on eggshell around the word "shout."

Wanting America Back

Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith | Posted 02.08.2016 | Politics
Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith

So, when they started talking about politics and the current slate of GOP candidates, the fact that they were sharing their views for all to hear was not surprising. They were Republicans, committed Republicans, that was for certain, because they said so, out loud.

Democracy, Diversity, Dissent and Human Rights Necessitate Freedom of Expression and Assembly

Noam Schimmel | Posted 02.08.2016 | Politics
Noam Schimmel

At the heart of the moral and political tensions depicted in Andrew Anthony's recent article in The Observer, 'Is Free Speech in British Universities ...

Sexism, Alive and Well in 2016 Presidential Campaign

Nina M. Lozano-Reich, Ph.D. | Posted 02.08.2016 | Politics
Nina M. Lozano-Reich, Ph.D.

Regardless of what you think of Hillary's voting record, regardless of what you think about her take on the issues, it is undeniable that in this election, as in 2008, public perceptions of her political persona will undeniably be tainted by the media's role in the perpetuation of double standards and blatant sexism.

Gloria Steinem Apologizes For Remarks About Young Female Sanders Supporters

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 02.07.2016 | Women

On Friday night feminist activist and icon Gloria Steinem made a tone-deaf remark to Bill Maher on his show “Real Time with Bill Maher," implying th...

Bernie Sanders Condemns Supporters' Sexist Comments About Hillary Clinton

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 02.09.2016 | Politics

Bernie Sanders likes to express appreciation for his grass-roots supporters, but he is not standing by the so-called Bernie Bros. Jake Tapper asked Se...

What Young Voters Don't Understand About Hillary

Susan Bordo | Posted 02.07.2016 | Politics
Susan Bordo

As I witness Sanders become the gatekeeper of progressivism, while in the interests of his own campaign allowing a generation of twitter-educated kids to swallow a sound-bite generated portrait of Hillary, I am amazed at all that has gotten eclipsed by the terms of the current debate.

You Can Vote for Black or Latino Candidates and Still Be Racist

Lauren Horn Griffin | Posted 02.04.2016 | Politics
Lauren Horn Griffin

Patting ourselves on the back for voting for racial minorities, women, LGBTQ individuals, or people with disabilities obscures the systemic discrimination these groups still face. The "friend" discourse masks deeper problems that scream for better understandings of diverse experiences.

I Despise Hillary Clinton, And It Has Nothing To Do With Her Gender

Isaac Saul | Posted 02.04.2016 | Politics
Isaac Saul

Labeling all of "us" a sexist mob like our beef with Hillary has to do more with her being a woman than our general fears about another moderate, left of center, establishment democrat in office isn't just unfair, it's a blinders-on-generalization to defend a flawed candidate.

Mainstream Feminism Is Sexism in Disguise

Ella Gonzalez | Posted 02.03.2016 | Women
Ella Gonzalez

fear that what we champion as feminism today is nothing more than the preexisting seeds of misogyny, of our own oppression. I think this fear is legitimized in the hyper feminine version of girl power that exists today, that champions a one-size fits all version of feminism.

A History of Things Said About Hillary Clinton

Charles Clymer | Posted 02.03.2016 | Politics
Charles Clymer

The tragedy of Hillary Clinton's career is that, unlike male politicians on her level, she has always had to tailor her appearance, tone, and cultural awareness to what America believes is appropriate for a woman.

Bob Woodward's Problems With Hillary Clinton Definitely Aren't Sexist, No Sir

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 02.03.2016 | Media

Bob Woodward seems to think running for president should be a relaxing experience, judging by his criticism of Hillary Clinton on Wednesday. The veter...

Male Scientists Throughout History Described As If They Were Women

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 02.02.2016 | Women

It doesn't take a very thorough survey of media coverage of athletes, film stars and scientists to see that women are more often valued for their appe...

I'm A Woman In Tech, But Even I Didn't 'Get It' Until This Week

Laura Roeder | Posted 01.29.2016 | Technology
Laura Roeder

After 10 years as a business owner, I encountered a specific kind of sexism this week that I've actually never come across before.