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I'm 29, Child-Free and Just Had My Tubes Tied

Anjali Sareen | Posted 05.09.2016 | Women
Anjali Sareen

I am single, I have no children, and six weeks ago, at the age of 29, I underwent a tubal ligation. It was, undoubtedly, the best decision I have ever made. The process of the tubal was less about physical preparing myself for the procedure than it was about mentally and emotionally preparing everyone else in my life

Why We Need Women's History Month, In One Brilliant Comic

The Huffington Post | Kyli Singh | Posted 03.03.2016 | Women

In celebration of Women's History Month, cartoonist and Tumblr user Rebecca Cohen posted an illustration that remembers some of the most inspiring fem...

Let's Talk About Male Hormones

Lori Day | Posted 08.14.2016 | Women
Lori Day

There are good things about testosterone, like the way it builds strong bones and muscles, or makes guys grow sexy chest hair. But I'm seeing a pattern to violence and aggression and the clouded judgment that unleashes that angry poison onto the world, namely that it is usually male.

Harem-seeking Men Use Legalization of Gay Marriage to Pursue Legal Right to Hoard Women

Lori Day | Posted 07.13.2016 | Women
Lori Day

Plural marriage of the polygynous variety is patriarchy on crack.

I'm An Addict Who Loved 'Tomorrow'

Tony Posnanski | Posted 04.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Tony Posnanski

You can not reason with an addict until the addict is ready. At least that is how I felt. I finally was ready to be reasoned with.

Feminism Should Not Be Controversial

Tony Posnanski | Posted 01.04.2015 | Women
Tony Posnanski

I have a son. I have a daughter. I want my daughter to have every opportunity my son has. Not more. Not less. Equal.

Dear Abby's Non-Apology Is Ridiculous

Tony Posnanski | Posted 11.16.2014 | Women
Tony Posnanski

You said, "it's important to make beneficial lifestyle changes to promote healthy weight, just as it is important to have healthy self-esteem." You are trying to tell people that you can only feel good about yourself if you are not fat.

How 'Free to Be' Heralded the Most Successful Revolution of Our -- or Any -- Era

Michael Kimmel | Posted 06.08.2014 | Women
Michael Kimmel

In fact, "Free to Be" heralded, announced and championed the most dramatic and most rapid transformation of gender relations in our nation's history. Today, we are, in the U.S., incontestably more gender equal than we have ever been. Don't believe me? Look around your workplace.

The Editor's Response to 13-Year-Old Is Horrible

Tony Posnanski | Posted 06.01.2014 | Women
Tony Posnanski

Luke Kennedy, editor of Tracks Magazine, started by talking about how his mother got him into surfing. How he loved the sport because of her. How so many of his writings have to do with her. How he has tried and really worked hard on bringing women's surfing into his magazine. Yet, he did not discuss what Chelsea, the August vixen in Tracks, had to do with surfing.

Facebook Found a Way to Make Me Feel Even Worse About Myself: The Facebook Movie

Jennifer Garam | Posted 04.09.2014 | Women
Jennifer Garam

y sister's video told the story of her meeting her now-husband, their dates and vacations and their wedding. It showed the announcement that she was pregnant with twins, belly bump pictures and her adorable newborns.

Study Shows The Exact Age Actresses Begin Getting Paid Less

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 02.07.2014 | Women

Unless you're Meryl Streep, actresses over the age of 34 are pretty much screwed when it comes to earning power. Although it's no secret that Holl...

All The Perks Of Not Having Kids In One Video

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 04.14.2014 | Women

"Are you beginning to feel pressure from others to have children of your own? Do you find you are not yet ready to obliterate any chance you have left...

Of Course: A Tweeting Bra

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.28.2013 | Women

It had to happen: a Tweeting bra. But it's happening for a good cause. Every time Greek TV host Maria Bacodimou unhooks her specially wired brassie...

What I Learned From My Failed OKCupid Date

Jennifer Garam | Posted 12.13.2013 | Women
Jennifer Garam

Sure, it was only one date and I didn't really know him, but a few years ago that wouldn't have stopped me from becoming inconsolable if he wasn't in touch.

New Study Finds Most Breast Cancer Deaths Happen in Women Who Don't Get Screened -- Should You Care?

Dr. Elaine Schattner | Posted 11.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Elaine Schattner

An intriguing new study found that the vast majority of deaths from breast cancer occur among women who didn't have routine mammography. The paper's method is flawed, and conclusions limited. But sometimes an imperfect study can hint at real insights.

Are You Moving Forward or Falling Backwards?

Tara Marino | Posted 11.10.2013 | Style
Tara Marino

Can you think of a recent time in your life when things didn't turn out the way you want them to? I'm sure you can.

How to Step Into Your Dreams

Tara Marino | Posted 11.04.2013 | Style
Tara Marino

I have a personal message I want to share with you today. It's something really special that's been happening behind the scenes. Before I get there, ...

WATCH: Is Being Single Really This Lonely?

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 08.06.2013 | Women

"It's About A Girl" is a new web series from filmmaker Andrew Jenks, charting the experience of looking for love in your twenties -- and what happens ...

What NOT To Do When Leaving Your Job

Kathy Caprino | Posted 09.18.2013 | Women
Kathy Caprino

Don't wait until you are desperately unhappy in your current situation to make change. And definitely don't leap before you've improved your current situation.

If You Didn't Know It's Clitoris Awareness Week, It's Not Too Late to Celebrate This Weekend

Jill Di Donato | Posted 07.14.2013 | Impact
Jill Di Donato

Clitoraid, an organization that has devoted six years to humanitarian work such as repairing clitorises that have been harmed by genital mutilation, is happy to announce, its "first annual International Clitoris Awareness Week, May 6 to May 12."

Averting the Fiscal Cliff: Retired Postal Worker Shames One Percent

Janet Mason | Posted 03.02.2013 | Politics
Janet Mason

The U.S. Treasury Department has been taking contributions toward the national debt since 1961. The largest single donation, made in 1992, was $3.5 million. Most contributions have been under $100 dollars.

Gun Control Laws and Race And Class: Let's Talk About It

Janet Mason | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics
Janet Mason

We can start with gun control legislation. President Obama is in his second term and now is in a position to take action. Public opinion is on his side. Let's put pressure on our legislators to make sure this happens.

Domestic Violence: Everybody's Issue

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 12.31.2012 | Crime
Marcia G. Yerman

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. It is essential to go beyond the statistics to place domestic violence within a larger societal framework.

Vote for Romney and He'll Take Your Rights Away: In Remembrance of Post-Feminists and Back Alley Abortions

Janet Mason | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics
Janet Mason

Have no doubt -- Mitt Romney plans to take Planned Parenthood's funding away and he plans to do his best to let the Supreme Court and then the states overturn Roe v. Wade.

Mitt's Multiple Personalities

Brenda Peterson | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics
Brenda Peterson

The presidential debates offered us unscripted and revealing glimpses into each candidate's character. Very different -- and often conflicting -- Romneys emerged in each debate.