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The 10 Most Sexist Media Moments Of 2014

Patricia Leavy, PhD | Posted 02.21.2015 | Women
Patricia Leavy, PhD

In 2013 our annual list included a story about a female celeb's face, an attack on Black masculinity, the delegitimizing of female politicians, and a Rolling Stone bomb. Remarkably, our 2014 list includes much of the same!


The Huffington Post | Amory Blaine | Posted 10.02.2014 | Training

Attention all women who read articles aimed at women: You probably only care about shoes, not health care, equal pay or reproductive justice. At least...

Fox News: Women's Magazine Readers Want To 'Check Out The Latest Fashions,' Not Politics

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 09.11.2014 | Women

Attention all women who read articles aimed at women: You probably only care about shoes, not health care, equal pay or reproductive justice. At least...

Beach Body Mommy

Morgan Meneses-Sheets | Posted 09.20.2014 | Parents
Morgan Meneses-Sheets

I welcomed getting to the point where what many called a "cute" belly developed and I felt like people could see that I was pregnant.

Dear Esquire, 42-Year-Old Women Were Always Damn Sexy

Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.09.2014 | Women
Ann Brenoff

So you see my point Tom? You are wrong when you suggest that it was the women's liberation movement that made it possible to find a 42-year-old woman appealing, or that 42-year-old women flock to yoga and pilates classes to be appealing to men. It isn't that at all.

Fighting Against the Media's War on Body Positivity

Literally, Darling | Posted 07.02.2014 | Women
Literally, Darling

To deviate from the standard of beauty that is celebrated by the media is not rebellion, it is nature -- but to accept and embrace our own natural individuality has been deemed nothing less than a thought crime

The Awesome Moment That Made Sheryl Sandberg And Megyn Kelly Become Friends

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 04.14.2014 | Women

When Sheryl Sandberg saw Fox News reporter Megyn Kelly "lean in," she knew she'd found a kindred spirit. In May 2013, Kelly gave fellow Fox News p...

This Is The Crazy Sh*t Magazines REALLY Mean When They Tell You About Love And Sex

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker & Tiara Chiaramonte | Posted 03.14.2014 | Women

Everyone's received their fair share of truly terrible love advice, whether from Internet forums, or over-enthusiastic great-aunts. But we'd argue tha...

How To Be A Good Woman, According To Wall Street Journal Op-Eds

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 02.24.2014 | Women

The Wall Street Journal's opinion columnists have some very specific ideas about men, women and the way each gender does (and should) look at the worl...

9 Tweets That Express Our Utter Confusion Over This Hillary Cover

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women

"Is this real?" and "No, but seriously, this is a joke right?," are the two questions we found ourselves asking right after seeing New York Times Maga...

Why Jezebel's 'Bounty' For Unretouched Lena Dunham Images Is Wrong

Inae Oh | Posted 03.18.2014 | Women
Inae Oh

Just because Dunham is a young feminist who speaks confidently about her "real body" does not mean we get to qualify her statements with an inappropriate cash prize.

Time's Hillary Cover Proves We Need A New Way To Depict Powerful Women

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 01.25.2014 | Women

“Powerful Pantsuit Lady Crushes Hapless Men With Her Heel,” may as well have been the headline of Time’s latest cover story on Hillary Clinton...

Jennifer Weiner Talks 'Hate-Reads' And Getting Paid What You're Worth

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 03.03.2014 | Women

Jennifer Weiner is a bestselling author, an outspoken critic of the literary establishment, a self-described feminist, an avid -- and hilarious -- liv...

'Any Man Who Takes Advantage Of Any Woman Sickens Me'

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women

When famous men are known to mistreat women, should other celebrities vow not to work with them? And how feasible is a boycott of someone high-profile...

These Are The Women Who Dominated 2013

Posted 12.17.2013 | Women

There's no disputing that 2013 has been a pretty amazing year for women across the globe. In the spirit of the ubiquitous list-making that caps eac...

Proof The Media Failed Women This Year

Posted 12.10.2013 | Women

It's been quite the year for women in the media. Some things, like the popularity of "Orange Is The New Black" and Sweden's new film rating system...

Where Are The Women?

Posted 01.23.2014 | Women

Hot on the heels of reports that woman journalists face sexual harassment and abuse at the workplace comes more bad news about women in the media -- t...

Lucky Magazine EIC Has Some Important Advice For Young Women

Posted 06.27.2013 | Women

Eva Chen, Lucky Magazine's new editor in chief, recently opened up about her career path on the magazine's website. She also shared some words of wisd...

WATCH: What If Ads Depicted Men This Way

The Huffington Post | Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 05.13.2013 | Women

Media and advertising are often unkind to women, but you get the best sense of how unkind when someone compiles several demeaning ads in one place. ...

WATCH: Elisabeth Hasselbeck Says Women's Groups Don't Support Conservative Women

The Huffington Post | Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 05.07.2013 | Women

Elisabeth Hasselbeck, a host on ABC's The View, appeared on HuffPost Live Monday for a conversation with Abby Huntsman that touched on everything from...

What's Conspicuously Missing From This Week's New Yorker

The Huffington Post | Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 04.27.2013 | Women

The New Yorker regularly publishes theme issues -- the Journeys issue, the Style issue, the Money issue, etc. -- but for the April 29, 2013 edition, t...

Is Women's Media Too Girly?

Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 05.10.2013 | Women
Margaret Wheeler Johnson

The trend seems to have started a few years ago: a tendency among adult women to adopt apparel, activities and accessories reminiscent of childhood, a...

Dear New York Times: Women Curse

Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 03.05.2013 | Women
Margaret Wheeler Johnson

Everyone, there's cursing in the lady mags. Someone dispatch one of Emily Post's descendants to the Conde Nast building STAT.

Clothes Saved My Life

Amanda McGowan | Posted 02.05.2013 | Style
Amanda McGowan

One outfit and one day changed everything for me.

'Seventeen's' BMI Calculator Is Really (Really) Not OK

Christina Huffington | Posted 12.06.2012 | Women

A BMI calculator on a website for teen girls? Seventeen apparently thought it was a good idea. The magazine for adolescent girls featured a calculator...