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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 05.27.2016 | 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...

Meet Faith, The Body-Positive Superhero Of Our Dreams

The Huffington Post | Tricia Tongco | Posted 02.18.2016 | Arts

When you think about female superheroes, the images that come to mind might include taut stomachs, skintight bodysuits and hourglass measurements. But...

4 Things Nobody Tells You About Sex After 35 | Emma Haak | Posted 02.16.2016 | OWN

The "Dirty-30s" Aren't Guaranteed We've all heard that women hit their sexual peak starting in their late 30s and extending up to their early 40s, but...

It Shouldn't Be Radical For a Woman to Like Her Body

Summer Innanen | Posted 01.27.2016 | Women
Summer Innanen

I want to live in a world where it's not radical for a woman to like her body. Where it's not brave for a woman to wear a bikini. Where it's not newsworthy to be fat and happy or fit or healthy. But, unfortunately we're not there yet.

She Was Killed Because She Said No

The Root | Kelly Chen | Posted 01.25.2016 | Black Voices

I did not know Janese Talton-Jackson on a personal level. There’s a chance I might have seen her before. And a lesser chance I might have spoken to ...

Amy Schumer On Why It Isn't 'Brave' To Have A Little Belly Fat

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 01.18.2016 | Women

Amy Schumer accepted the MVP award at the Critics' Choice Awards on Sunday night, and she gave a speech that was a hilarious eff you to Hollywood's do...

What 3 Intimate Selfies Taught This Woman About The ‘Perfect’ Body

The Huffington Post | Sasha Bronner | Posted 01.15.2016 | Women

Jennifer Kramer has always been a hard worker. She worked hard when she started running marathons at the age of 25. She worked hard to build her own s...

Trump and Bodily Fluids: There's a Theology for That

Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | Posted 12.28.2015 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite

It is now strikingly obvious that bodily fluids, especially women's bodily fluids, drive Donald Trump up the wall. This might look like behavior in the script for a fictional film called, "Frat Guys Talk Women," but it's not. It is a profound theological problem.