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In Sudan, movies made by researchers change the way people see female genital cutting

The Conversation Global | Posted 01.09.2017 | Women
The Conversation Global

Charles Efferson, University of Zurich Female genital cutting and the international response surrounding the practice represent incompatible cultures...

Why Everyone In The World Cares So Much About Your Vagina

Pamela Madsen | Posted 12.08.2016 | Fifty
Pamela Madsen

Why does everyone care so much about vaginas? I think that this is a great question that was recently posed by my friend and colleague, Lawrence Lanoff.

Nude Portraits Without Nipples Challenge Sexist Censorship Policies

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.27.2016 | Arts

Artist Sasha Frolova’s dreamlike series “Busts” was inspired by an occurrence familiar to many women online: the internet tried to police her bo...

American Women Are Frustrated Shoppers And Here's Why

The Huffington Post | Allison Fox | Posted 10.26.2016 | Style

If you’ve gone shopping lately and found that nothing fit, it’s not you. The average American woman now wears between a misses size 16 and 18, whi...

Photographer Captures Women Orgasming For Riveting Series

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 09.12.2016 | Women

The female orgasm is a beautiful thing, and photographer Albert Pocej captured women at “the highest point of physical pleasure” in a new intimate...

15 Stunning Photos Show There’s More To Women Than What Meets The Eye

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 08.10.2016 | Women

Every woman has a different story about her body ― and a new campaign is highlighting just how beautiful these differences are. Created by Australia...

J.K. Rowling Has No Time For Scientists Perplexed By The Female Orgasm

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 08.04.2016 | Women

J.K. Rowling is a gift to Twitter. She made that very clear Wednesday when she tweeted the absolute perfect response to a New York Times piece about ...

New York Will No Longer Tax Women's Periods

The Huffington Post | Jacquie Lee | Posted 07.25.2016 | Politics

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) signed a bill Thursday ending the “tampon tax” in his state, which means menstrual products are now exempt from the...

A Play About Abortion Care Shows How 'Remarkably Normal' It Is

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 07.18.2016 | Arts

According to statistics from 2008, one in three American women will have an abortion in their lifetime. It’s a commonly cited (and sometimes contest...

These Sexy Swimsuit Ads Prove 'Thigh Gap' Is Not A Thing

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 07.05.2016 | Style

We thought swimsuitsforall couldn't be any more on point. The body-positive brand is responsible for Ashley Graham's first Sports Illustrated Swimsuit...

What I Learned The Day 300 People Told Me I Was Fat And Ugly | Joann Pan | Posted 07.01.2016 | OWN

Everyone has that quintessentially awful high school moment. It's that instance where all of the good that high school provides -- academic preparatio...

Plus-Size Blogger Schools Instagram For Removing Her Bikini Photo

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 06.09.2016 | Style

Instagram has come under fire again for removing an image of a woman's body that clearly falls within the parameters of its community guidelines. Aart...

5 Ways Wearing Makeup Actually Makes You Feel LESS Beautiful

Rachael Yahne | Posted 05.27.2016 | Women
Rachael Yahne

This is not a call to action to stop using makeup. On the contrary; it's a call to start using it to empower yourself rather than diminish yourself. It's a call to use makeup, and everything you do for and with your body, as a way to respect yourself more!

Trigger Warning: Rape

Charlene Haparimwi | Posted 08.15.2016 | Women
Charlene Haparimwi

"Trigger warning: rape" is for those who cannot talk about what has happened to them. I want you to know that you are not alone, you cannot be silenced, this isn't your fault, you are not dirty or unlovable and you will get through this.

Shameless: Broad City Takes on Period Shaming

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 05.18.2016 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

I was ten when I read Judy Blume's now legendary novel Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret where Margaret and her friends ride the emotional pendulum...

This Dude Tried On His Girlfriend's Clothes To Make An Important Point

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 07.01.2016 | Women

One male Facebook user has discovered what any woman who wears clothes learned long ago: sizes can be completely absurd. On May 5, Facebook user Benj...

How A Fertility-Tracking App Could Empower Women

The Huffington Post | Chantelle DMello | Posted 04.21.2016 | Women

Kindara is one of a growing number of fertility tracking apps -- and it's helping women learn more about their bodies. The app, launched by CEO Denis...

When I'm An Old Lady, I'll Be Glad I Took This Picture

Rachel Meyer | Posted 04.18.2016 | Women
Rachel Meyer

Do you know how people take yoga selfies? There's not a single graceful thing about it.

Watch Donald Trump Continue To Change His Stance On Abortion

The Huffington Post | Chantelle DMello | Posted 04.05.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

Donald Trump's remarks on abortion during a town hall with MSNBC last week -- where he called for a blanket ban on the procedure, and said there shoul...

Demeaning Ads Get The Best Body-Positive Makeover

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 03.18.2016 | Women

My Body Does, an online community dedicated to self-love, is fighting back against advertisements in New York City that shame women's bodies and promo...

Woman Turns Body-Shaming Logic On Its Head In Just 4 Photos

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 03.17.2016 | Women

One young woman has had enough with being told that only women with a certain (read: thin) body type should be able to wear certain items of clothing....

Woman Brilliantly Recreates Kim K's Nude Selfie With Perfect Caption

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 03.14.2016 | Women

A mom blogger recreated Kim Kardashian's viral nude selfie and shared a powerful message about body image, as well. Constance Hall, an Australian mot...

The Lane Bryant Ad The Networks Didn't Want You To See

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 03.11.2016 | Style

Huh? A gorgeous new Lane Bryant television ad featuring models Ashley Graham, Tara Lynn, Denise Bidot and Georgia Pratt in the brand's underwear (not...

Raw Photos Of Women In Labor Aim To Show That Birth Isn't 'Gross'

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.23.2016 | Parents

Angela Gallo is a doula and birth photographer who is on a mission. Gallo is a mother of two living in Australia who is seeking to change society's p...

Stop What You're Doing And Read Demi Lovato On Female Empowerment

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 02.22.2016 | Entertainment

If you aren't a Demi Lovato fan already, prepare to be a full-fledged Lovatic in three, two, one... After a judge denied the motion to release Kesha f...