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Stop Policing Women's Bodies

Beth Cone Kramer | Posted 05.26.2015 | Women
Beth Cone Kramer

We can teach our children there's a time and place for cocktail or beach attire without shaming girls for their bodies. And we need to teach and show boys that a girl's attire or presence at a party doesn't mean she's fair game.

15 Feminist Artists Respond To The Censorship Of Women's Bodies Online

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.13.2015 | Arts

In March, artist and poet Rupi Kaur uploaded an image to Instagram, depicting Kaur curled up on the bed in sweats and a t-shirt. She's also on h...

Comic Book Women With Realistic Bodies Are The Heroines We Need

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.26.2015 | Women

Yes, comic book heroines are supposed to have powers that are out of this world, but the illustrations of their bodies could definitely be brought dow...

Breasts on Facebook: Stop the Censorship, Mark Zuckerberg!

Éloïse Bouton | Posted 04.05.2015 | World
Éloïse Bouton

In real life, I was able to appeal this decision, but with you, we cannot click on an "appeal" tab. And since I am a feminist, I cannot stop myself from noticing male chests circulating all over your site without consequence and receive your narrow-minded precepts like a discriminatory slap in the face. Is Facebook chauvinistic?

Women's Bodies and Sexuality Are Not Gross

Jenny Block | Posted 02.03.2015 | Gay Voices
Jenny Block

We are told we don't want sex often enough. We want it too much. We are too made-up. We are not made-up enough. We should love our bodies. We should hate our disgusting bodies. And articles like "8 Things That Actually Gross Guys Out in Bed" are examples of the worst of this kind of shaming.

Women's Bodies Were the Ultimate Battleground of War-Torn 2014

Bina Shah | Posted 02.17.2015 | World
Bina Shah

When there is conflict in unstable nations, the tide comes in with the strength of a tsunami to drown out the precious advances that women have made in those countries.

6 Tips for Raising Daughters

Kemi Nekvapil | Posted 01.20.2015 | Women
Kemi Nekvapil

Our daughters will learn from us how to value themselves. Whether we like it or not, we are responsible for what they are exposed to and what they hold up as values while they are young.

Old Men and Plus-Sized Men Can Be Sexy Too. Said No One Ever.

Lori Day | Posted 01.04.2015 | Women
Lori Day

How does the democratization of female beauty actually help women transcend objectification? Isn't this in some ways an extension of the patriarchal bargain to more women?

Power and Powerlessness in Religion

Pamela Brill | Posted 12.23.2014 | Religion
Pamela Brill

And before people get up in arms about using this heinous crime to promote a feminist agenda -- I disagree (although each and every one of us promote agendas every day of our lives). I see it as an opportunity to unearth the worms and re-soil.

Stretch Marks of the Soul

Jessica Zucker, Ph.D. | Posted 11.30.2014 | Parents
Jessica Zucker, Ph.D.

I'm trying to figure out how best to honor my pregnancies -- all three -- and the body that housed them. They don't necessarily need to be emboldened in my postpartum size and I guess stretch marks of the soul are the stretch marks that aren't readily visible to anyone other than me.

When You Buy Jeans, Remember, It Could Be Worse

Kate Baer | Posted 11.25.2014 | Parents
Kate Baer

Can you think of anything worse? Maybe dental surgery. Dental surgery is worse than jeans shopping. Unless there is full anesthesia, then dental surgery just becomes a long nap with consequences and a long nap with consequences is not worse than jeans shopping.

'Real Women, Real Bodies' Silhouettes Are So Much More Than Nude Photos

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 09.26.2014 | Women

These nude photos offer a powerful message -- without showing any skin. The University of Wyoming Union's "Real Women, Real Bodies" organization p...

We're Still Getting This Body Love Thing All Wrong

Amanda Trusty | Posted 11.05.2014 | Women
Amanda Trusty

Body love is driving to work in the morning and not judging the different-sized women that run past us on the sidewalk. It's going shopping and not eyeing up the woman next to us trying on clothes that we decide are too tight on her.

Shut Up About Women's Bodies

Jill Di Donato | Posted 11.04.2014 | Women
Jill Di Donato

By commenting on a woman's body, you are continuing a cycle of perceiving our bodies for how they appear rather than for what they can do.

How Breastfeeding Brought Me Into My Power as a Woman

Sophie Darch McEntee | Posted 10.26.2014 | Parents
Sophie Darch McEntee

As my daughter and I come to the end of our breastfeeding journey together, I rejoice, and I weep. Deeply... for I am still healing. And I am still celebrating the lessons.

Contraception: A Big Ape Ruling

W. Hunter Roberts | Posted 09.01.2014 | Religion
W. Hunter Roberts

The recent decision on contraception was not about the sanctity of human life, non-interference in religious freedom, or scriptural high ground. It was a victory, pure and simple, for those who want to control women's bodies.

What It's Really Like After Breast Cancer Treatment

Betsy Hnath | Posted 08.25.2014 | Women
Betsy Hnath

As I look in my bathroom mirror even the skin made so angry from radiation is only a shade or two darker than the right. And yet there is not one part of my reflection that looks attractive to me. I wonder if I will ever turn the corner and begin to accept what I see.

Secrets to the Perfect Body

Tara Hedman | Posted 08.17.2014 | Women
Tara Hedman

The messages of body image and appearance are exhausting. But, real value does not rise or fall with the number on a scale. Real worth does not count wrinkles or number of years.

THIS Is Why I Prefer The Bodies Of Older Women

Chuck Nyren | Posted 07.29.2014 | Fifty
Chuck Nyren

I thank my lucky stars I've lived long enough to go nutty over older women's bodies. It's not anything I ever thought I'd go nutty over.

It's Amazing How Much The 'Perfect Body' Has Changed In 100 Years

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 02.13.2014 | Women

A woman with a "perfect body" in 1930 would barely get a second look from Hollywood producers or model casting agents today. Addiction and eating ...

Thank Your Body

Jessica Lovejoy | Posted 03.09.2014 | Women
Jessica Lovejoy

Have you taken the time to thank your body today? We look at our bodies more and more with disdain than with love, which perpetuates the negativity we feel towards ourselves.

I Love My Body: How to Stop Listening to the Haters

Literally, Darling | Posted 03.02.2014 | Women
Literally, Darling

Now let's get into your head. If you are evaluating your entire self based on a few body parts, you are doing a huge disservice to the spectrum of services your body provides. Do you even KNOW what your pancreas has done for you lately?

Why Is Lululemon Blaming Female Customers?

Andrea Bonior | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Andrea Bonior

His poor, poor fabric, having to quake, quiver and eventually surrender under the Godzillian heft of a woman's curves!

23 Things You Should Never Say To A Curvy Woman

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 11.05.2013 | Women

Despite the fact that we should all know better, a shocking number of people think that it's acceptable to comment on women's bodies -- curvy, skinny,...

Modesty Culture's Hidden Victims

Emily Timbol | Posted 10.06.2013 | Religion
Emily Timbol

In that moment, my impressionable mind latched onto an idea that took over a decade to dismantle. My worth was in my body. More specifically, my worth only existed in relation to how boys saw my body.