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Why the Supreme Court Waited on Marriage Equality

Adam Winkler | Posted 12.06.2014 | Politics
Adam Winkler

Today the Supreme Court announced it would not hear a marriage equality case in the near future, turning down several appeals of lower court rulings that voided bans on same-sex marriage. No doubt this is a disappointment to many who have been waiting for the Court to declare marriage equality a constitutionally protected right. Yet the decision is still a major victory for LGBT rights. Same-sex marriage is absolutely necessary for our country to fulfill its constitutional promises of equal protection and due process of law. Yet there were good reasons for the Court to hold off on deciding the marriage question this term.

Social Media Backlash: How I Went From Beautiful to Being a Stuck Up B*tch In Less Than 12 Hours

Natalie E. Illum | Posted 07.15.2014 | Women
Natalie E. Illum

I know I am not alone. Misogyny, harassment and verbal abuse toward women goes beyond what's trending in social media.

What Men Call Me When I Ask for What I Want

Daylle Deanna Schwartz | Posted 09.25.2013 | Women
Daylle Deanna Schwartz

It's an old story that hasn't changed enough. Men can be aggressive and abrasive and earn respect, but women get called names when we stand up for ourselves, even nicely.

Why a Gay Marriage Backlash Is Unlikely

William D. Blake | Posted 05.29.2013 | Gay Voices
William D. Blake

Few pundits think that the justices will legalize gay marriage across the board, if for no other reason than the Court's anxiousness over a potential backlash from the public. I believe these fears the justices may hold are misguided.

Why a Supreme Court Marriage Victory Won't Spark a Backlash

Gabriel Rotello | Posted 05.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Gabriel Rotello

If the Court rules to legalize gay marriage in all 50 states, we won't see the beginning of some nasty national debate. We'll see the end of one.

Rules of One's Own

Judith Greenberg, Ph.D. | Posted 05.14.2013 | Women
Judith Greenberg, Ph.D.

Sheryl Sandberg's book Lean-In hits bookstores this week, promising women the wisdom to command more authority and success in the workplace. I'm intrigued.

WATCH: Why Is Everyone Hating On Anne Hathaway?

Posted 03.01.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

With an Oscar and a Golden Globe to her name, and a perch on top of the Hollywood scene, why does everyone still hate on Anne Hathaway? Her recent fil...

Our Daughters, Moms, and Sisters: Republican Attacks on Women's Choice Should Also Mobilize Men

Hans Johnson | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics
Hans Johnson

Men should join in rejecting the attack on reproductive health and insisting on candidates who know the issues around access to contraceptives and abortion and promise to advocate and advance coverage, affordable care, and fairness.

The Elephant in the Room at the Comedy Awards

J-L Cauvin | Posted 07.01.2012 | Comedy
J-L Cauvin

That is how comedy should work. You are only as good as your last show. Sure fans will give you a break because they are your fans, but should an entire industry be giving the same blind loyalty to a performer?

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WATCH: Eva Longoria Defends New Show 'Devious Maids'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lee Hernandez | Posted 04.09.2012 | Latino Voices

While most primetime TV shows don't even have one Latina star, the new pilot "Devious Maids," which is headed to ABC this fall, has four: Ana Ortiz ("...

What The Iowa Caucus Means for Women

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 03.03.2012 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

It's unpatriotic and irresponsible to ignore sexism.

Netflix Loses Another 800,000 Subscribers

The Huffington Post | Jason O. Gilbert | Posted 12.24.2011 | Technology

Netflix has lost 800,000 subscribers in the last three months, according to numbers released as part of the company's third quarter financial report o...

Why (Almost) Everything Women Are Told About Work Is Wrong

Joan Williams | Posted 12.20.2011 | Women
Joan Williams

Not only does a lot of the advice out there not help women, much of it actually hurts them.

Nine Years Later

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Zogby

So here we are, 9 years after a devastating attack that shocked and then unified our nation and we are engaged in a debate, not about building a mosque, but whether or not Muslims will find a place in America. The very soul of America is at risk.

The Obama Backlash: Taking on the Radicals

Geri Spieler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Geri Spieler

The Backlash goes into the deep background and the bizarre rise of Glenn Beck in a series of personal and professional vignettes mixing his failed personal life with his success as a radio personality.

A Feminist's U-Turn: A Torrid Tale of Disappointment and Discovery

Megan Carpentier | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Megan Carpentier

Writing about women's issues made me learn more about those issues and feminist theories about them than a classroom ever did. It also allowed reclaim the word "feminist" for myself.

Should You Marry that Rude, Stinky, Creepy Person Since You're Not Perfect Either?

Bella DePaulo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bella DePaulo

Once upon a time, a reporter for a major magazine declared, in all seriousness, that women should just get married already - even if it means settling...

Poll: Muslim Backlash Is Concern For Solid Majority Of Americans

The Plum Line | Greg Sargent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The headline on the new Rasmussen poll is this: "60% Want Fort Hood Shooting Investigated as Terrorist Act." But the more interesting news, buried in...

Sexism in America: Alive, Well, and Ruining Our Future

Joyce McFadden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joyce McFadden

While reading Barbara Berg's Sexism in America: Alive, Well, and Ruining our Future, I felt energized and eager to be a part of this third wave of feminism.

Terror Fears Scarier Than Guantanamo Bay Suspects in the Heartland

Esther J. Cepeda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Esther J. Cepeda

I'm less scared of the possibility of an armed Islamic radical coming into my life than I am about the everyday bigots.

Tiring of Facebook Fatigue

Sarah Schmelling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sarah Schmelling

Just a few months after we've splattered the media with pieces about how great something is, we turn around and report on how sick of it everyone has become.

Obama's Gates Trainwreck

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Obama spoke from the heart and said what needed to be said about the thorny issue of racial profiling. No apology needed for that. He just said it in the wrong case and at the wrong time.

Gay Marriage

Sandy Maisel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sandy Maisel

For the state to sanction marriage between males and females, but to deny the same to gay couples violates our Constitution. More than that, it violates the basic essence of who we are as a people.

Obama's Election May Put an End to Sept. 11-related Animosity and Bring Healing

Ray Hanania | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ray Hanania

Obama's election as president has changed America and can also make it a far better nation, one that truly embraces the ideals that motivated our founding fathers.

After the Election

Mark Potok | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mark Potok

After 250 years of slavery, a century of Jim Crow laws, and a legacy of racial terror that includes the lynching of thousands of African Americans, Am...