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Striking Photos Capture Just How Intrusive Everyday Sexism Feels

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 04.13.2015 | Women

A striking photo series shows the sexism women face in their everyday lives. "Boundaries," by artist and photographer Allaire Bartel, is a jarring ...

The 2014 Best and Worst Sex List

Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T. | Posted 03.01.2015 | Women
Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T.

A lack of robust and healthy sex education is a set-up for the worst sexual issues we can imagine in society. We need to celebrate the fact that sex comes in every style, and experts agree that there's a wide range of sexual feelings and acts worthy of exploration, as long as they're consensual and don't harm anyone.

7 Reasons Why 2014 Was A Great Year For Feminism

Jazmin Kay | Posted 02.28.2015 | Teen
Jazmin Kay

In 2014 the word "feminism" was all over the media, from politics to music, reaching audiences it never has before. Here were some of the most notable moments.

10 Ways Human Rights and Democracy Won in 2014 (Yeah, You Heard That Right)

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 02.28.2015 | Impact
Sarah van Gelder

Let's be honest: It was a brutal year for human rights. But we still have victories worth celebrating.

Perhaps God Wants Us to Just Listen

John Backman | Posted 02.03.2015 | Religion
John Backman

by listen, I don't mean waiting impatiently for the other person to stop so I can have my say. I don't mean listening through the filter of every belief I've ever held. I mean listening that is deep, openhearted, and fully attentive, that strives to experience the other person as she is

Men Behaving Badly

Matthew Fox | Posted 01.13.2015 | Impact
Matthew Fox

All the bad news about men behaving badly offers us an opportunity to speak out, to ask the deeper questions, to redirect the messages our boys and young men are getting from a patriarchal and reptilian-brain-driven culture that is dangerous to women and men, children and the Earth.

How Twitter Made Me a Feminist

Joe Randazzo | Posted 01.04.2015 | Women
Joe Randazzo

So many conversations are initiated and shaped by women on Twitter. Important conversations about terms that used to fly right by me in their ideological camouflage: Rape culture. Misogyny. Privilege, gender bias, slut-shaming.

To Win the War Against Women, You Need Leverage

Auren Kaplan | Posted 11.24.2014 | Women
Auren Kaplan

In sum, there is a cultural zeitgeist occurring within America at the moment. And that cultural zeitgeist is the fact that our entire society is now paying attention to women's issues such as rape and domestic violence in a way that has never happened before.

We Need #YesAllWomen Now More Than Ever Before

Madeline Wahl | Posted 11.23.2014 | Women
Madeline Wahl

We are living in the year 2014 and we are still fighting for equality between men and women. We are still fighting for equal rights and equal pay. Women should not have to feel afraid to walk alone at night. Women should not be afraid to speak their voices loud and clear. Women should not be afraid to want a higher education, to want to learn.

8 Reasons I'm Not Having Kids (Not That It's Any Of Your Business)

Sezin Koehler | Posted 11.15.2014 | Women
Sezin Koehler

I do not assume that my personal life choices are so fundamental that other people are less human or will live less fulfilled lives because they don't make the same ones.

Is The Ridiculous Way I Talk About Sex A Key To Fixing Our Country's Issues With Consent?

Ravishly | Posted 11.08.2014 | Women

The way most of us talk about sex is rather messed up if you take a step back and let it all marinate in your mind for a minute. We speak about sex like it's some consumptive act -- like we're getting frozen yogurt or something.

'The List Of Rules For Women,' As Explained By A Guy Who Gets It

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 09.03.2014 | Women

"Does anyone have a complete, up-to-date list of everything that women are supposed to do and not do so that they qualify for having their humanity re...

The Evolution Of Catcalling

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 08.29.2014 | Women

Sometimes it's hard for even the most empathetic of men to understand the level of street harassment most women face. So if you ever need to explain i...

'Beach House Full of Girls' Proves Street Harassment Is Okay

Shannon Deep | Posted 10.28.2014 | Women
Shannon Deep

Victim-blaming, sl*t-shaming, skepticism, deflection and insults, this perpetual "Not my problem!" mentality... it's all of a piece and it's all part of why some men harass, sexually assault, beat, rape, and kill women.

What Men Need To Understand About Everyday Sexual Harassment, In One Perfect Comic

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 08.12.2014 | Women

If you've ever had a hard time explaining why a man telling you to "Smile!" on the street is harassment, this comic says it all. Artist Robot Hugs ...

Stop Minimizing The Costs of Teaching Girls To 'Stay Safe'

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 09.22.2014 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

We are socialized to think that sexual assault, and having to bear the costs of avoiding it, is "normal." Children and women are socialized to fear it and we adapt our behavior to avoid or, if exercised by loved ones or friends, to tolerate it.

The Transformative Power of Our Stories

Danielle Chivers | Posted 09.20.2014 | Women
Danielle Chivers

"No more holding back. No more pleasing you. No more making myself small to make you more. I am here, and I am going to take up space. I am going ...

Woman's Secret Video Recordings Let Street Harassers Embarrass Themselves

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 07.21.2014 | Women

"I'm from Ohio. Where I'm from, we holler at women." One man's attempt to justify street harassment didn't satisfy Lindsey, a 28-year-old women fro...

Misogyny, or Not Misogyny? That Is the Question

Shannon Deep | Posted 09.16.2014 | Women
Shannon Deep

Having a feminist boyfriend doesn't mean that he sees the same production of Hamlet you do; it means that when you call out misogyny, he knows enough to say, as mine now does, "I believe you."

Because #YesAllWomen Will Not Be Enough

Bernadette Lim | Posted 09.15.2014 | Women
Bernadette Lim

As a millennial, I worry that the hashtag is becoming not only the preferred form of social protest, but the only form of social activism and social justice of our generation.

The US Will Never Be the 'Land of the Free' Until We Address Street Harassment

Holly Kearl | Posted 08.30.2014 | Politics
Holly Kearl

Street harassment isn't merely a quality of life issue; this is a human rights issue and the US needs to treat it that way. Most harassed women reported changing their life in some way, including avoiding locations where they had been harassed, no longer going places alone, and even moving neighborhoods or quitting jobs.

Re-Wiring Orange is the New Black

Shabnam Javdani | Posted 08.27.2014 | Entertainment
Shabnam Javdani

I want to watch a show that criticizes our reliance on incarceration, not one that depicts a jumpsuit as an item every woman needs in her closet. That helps viewers see how an unequal social playing field can set women up for failure, not one that highlights women's faulty individual choices.

'The Daily Show' Takes On Sexual Assault Double Standards

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 06.26.2014 | Comedy

On Wednesday, "The Daily Show" tackled the failure of college campuses to effectively combat sexual assault, with Jon Stewart outlining a recent case ...

What Scares Me As An Ambitious Young Woman

Basundhara Mukherjee | Posted 08.24.2014 | Teen
Basundhara Mukherjee

For a young girl who grew up feeling invincible and limitless, teenage-hood was a slap in the face.

America Has a Rape Problem

Victoria A. Brownworth | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics
Victoria A. Brownworth

We need much more than dueling hashtags and op-ed columnists debating rape on the Internet. We need a serious deconstruction of real numbers in real time.