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What Women Want

Robin Koerner | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics
Robin Koerner

Feminism is about enabling women to have what they choose. But women choose to feel like women - to experience the delectable polarity of the female and the male, and that requires a culture that empowers, and celebrates, both.

#AOLBUILD Hosts Director Extraordinaire Rob Reiner

AOL BUILD | Posted 08.05.2014 | Entertainment
AOL BUILD

Gino DePinto, AOL BUILD "If you are a creative person, you try to create things that are an extension of yourself" - professed Hollywood's jack-of...

Binaries Not Included

Stephanie Mott | Posted 08.06.2014 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

Eliminating the binary does not mean that someone can not identify as purely male or purely female. It means that no one has to. Gender does not paint the picture of who I am. Who I am paints the picture of my gender. Why not use all of the colors on the palette?

Is This the Life You're Living?

Jeanine Celeste Pang | Posted 08.02.2014 | Women
Jeanine Celeste Pang

You trust in saving graces like this. You trust that one day soon, you'll be able to laugh about this -- life's tragedy and consequent comedy. Because, at nearly 31, all you can do is accept that this is the life you're living.

Jonze's Her and Female Bodies on Film

Nel McDonald | Posted 04.26.2014 | Entertainment
Nel McDonald

Her and the lack of a female body seems less like a feminist victory, and more like the unfortunate end result of an industry thoroughly uncomfortable with the realities of the female form.

Why Are Some Women (Like Me) So Wildly Happy About Her?

Alexia Parks | Posted 04.05.2014 | Entertainment
Alexia Parks

In the end it is not a movie about the end of men. It's about breaking the man trance. It frees us all from everything we thought a relationship should be and uplifts us toward a higher state of living called "joy."

When Strong Women Are Attacked by Weak Men (and Women)

Vivian Norris | Posted 04.01.2014 | Media
Vivian Norris

These past weeks, French and international press has placed the private life of the President, Francois Hollande, his now former companion, Valerie Trierweiler and a French actress, Julie Gayet, on the front page non-stop.

Does the Look of Leadership Matter If Content Is Still King?

Alexia Parks | Posted 03.29.2014 | Women
Alexia Parks

Whether it's President Obama addressing the nation or a class valedictorian addressing graduating students, the question is the same: To lead, do we have to dress like a leader? Or does what we have to say matter the most?

Led Across a Left-brain Landscape, These Women are Looking for Strong Men to Match Their Vision

Alexia Parks | Posted 03.05.2014 | Women
Alexia Parks

In a recent commentary in Time magazine, Camille Paglia singles out a small group of feminists whose views on men are well known, and then acts as if ...

San Francisco, Seattle and Portland Top Chart of Leading Cities for Female Entrepreneurs

VisualNews.com | Posted 09.30.2013 | Small Business
VisualNews.com

Amongst 48 of the most populated cities in America, San Francisco ranks as the #1 city for female entrepreneurs based on education levels, unemployment rates, income, population and the percentage of businesses owned by women in each city.

On Being a Woman in Comedy and Podcasting

Alison Rosen | Posted 07.01.2013 | Comedy
Alison Rosen

I think people are really getting at when they ask me about my experience is why aren't there more women in these fields. There are a lot, to be sure. Probably more now than ever. But the perception is that comedy and podcasting are still heavily male, and I do have some thoughts about that.

Why The TSA Targets Women

Christopher Elliott | Posted 03.19.2013 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

On her last four trips through U.S. airport security, Anita Nagelis says she's been pulled aside and subjected to a more thorough search by TSA agents, including an aggressive pat-down. Nagelis, who works for a nonprofit organization in Washington, D.C., doesn't know why.

LORI Connexion: Supporting Female Entrepreneurs

Ekaterina Walter | Posted 03.06.2013 | Small Business
Ekaterina Walter

Women supporting other women might still be an issue, but men supporting women is no longer just a dream. I recently met a young guy who created the w...

Vote for Abigail

Josh Tetrick | Posted 01.16.2013 | Impact
Josh Tetrick

We live in a complex world. And having an impact is not always simple. This is. Here's why educating one girl changes, well, everything.

We'd All Be Better Off if There Were More Female Entrepreneurs

Olivia Chapman | Posted 12.26.2012 | Small Business
Olivia Chapman

I started my own business, natural skincare company Oleo Bodycare, at the age of 49 -- a time when most people start to look seriously at their retirement plans not becoming an entrepreneur!

Setting a New Female Ideal: Fit Instead of Fat or Thin

A.J. Walkley | Posted 12.25.2012 | Women
A.J. Walkley

We are barraged in the media with "skinny" and "fat," but the "fit" is missing, and that's a problem.

Iran's War on Female Doctors and Male Nurses

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 10.22.2012 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

The announcement that 36 universities across Iran have banned 77 fields of study to women is just the latest example of the Iranian government's particular disdain for the progress that women have made in education.

Is Science a Girl Thing?

Mary Ann Rankin | Posted 09.09.2012 | Education
Mary Ann Rankin

The European Union recently put out a music video to encourage girls to go into science -- and recalled it after a chorus of complaints. The video was a viral disaster.

Ack, My Friend Dumped Me

Karen Bergreen | Posted 06.25.2012 | Women
Karen Bergreen

I don't exactly know what to take from this story. Maybe it's how vulnerable we all are to those we love, how a break-up doesn't have to be with a lover to knock the bejeezus out of you.

Beltway Influencers Still Mad Men

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 03.29.2012 | Money

If the worst-kept secret on Capitol Hill is that top lobbying groups actually control the show, then the best-kept secret is that the whizzes behind t...

'The Richer Sex': Women Are Bringing Home The Bread

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 03.21.2012 | Money

Forget equality for women, the fairer sex is on pace to outrun men when it comes to making money. In remarkable shift from even a decade ago, the m...

The Battle Over the Thermostat or the Winter of My Big Hot Flash

Nancy Wurtzel | Posted 04.29.2012 | Fifty
Nancy Wurtzel

I've taken to signing my emails and other correspondence "Warmly, Nancy." Sadly, it's all too true. Even though it is cold outside, I am warm much of the time. Hot, actually.

PHOTOS: Artists And Their Mentors Show Together At 'The Influentials'

Posted 10.26.2011 | Arts

"The Influentials" exhibition features the work of some of the School of Visual Arts' most distinguished female alumni. Everything from photography to...

Grotesque Perfection: The Photography Of Petrina Hicks (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Anne B. Kelly | Posted 04.13.2012 | Home
Anne B. Kelly

A fleshy tongue licks a supernatural, waxy pink flower in slow motion. Upon second notice, teenage girls clustered together invoke Caravaggio's penetr...

I Just Need to Check My Female

James Napoli | Posted 08.02.2011 | Home
James Napoli

I've been male my entire life, and there are things you get used to. Like knowing that your nipples just aren't that exciting to anybody. Or the fact that you project your male identity onto anything that doesn't already have a gender. Like words.