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Dream, Girl: How One Film Is Inspiring Girls to Go for Their Dreams

Erin McKelle | Posted 09.12.2014 | Women
Erin McKelle

Meet Erin Bagwell: She's the director and creator of Dream Girl, a film that is encouraging girls everywhere to become leaders and realize their entrepreneurial dreams. This documentary is redefining what it means to be a businesswoman.

The Princess's New Clothes

Mical Darley | Posted 09.11.2014 | Parents
Mical Darley

I want to be wary of making her embarrassed or ashamed of what she likes, especially if it seems girly. Because misogyny gets internalized. Because fantasy is the one game in which we all have autonomy. Because that unembarrassed power is a thing I want to preserve for my daughter.

One Hour on the Sidewalk

Abby Klinkenberg | Posted 09.11.2014 | Women
Abby Klinkenberg

As a woman, I exist solely to be commented upon -- unsolicited opinions, either positive or negative (their stupidly contrasting judgments only further show the caprice of the male gaze), are mandatory conditions to which I tacitly agree upon entering the public sphere.

I Asked Men On Tinder Whether They Were Feminists -- Here's What They Said

Bustle | Posted 09.11.2014 | Women
Bustle

Yes, many of these answers were horrible and ignorant, but a majority of the guys I talked to at least attempted thoughtful responses.

Let's Not Pretend Joan Rivers Was A Feminist Icon

Nikki Gloudeman | Posted 09.05.2014 | Women
Nikki Gloudeman

Yes, Rivers often zinged herself too, but isn't that also a form of woman-bashing? Indeed, it seems Rivers' shrewdness was in recognizing a patriarchal appetite for misogynistic humor -- and exploiting it.

Beyoncé's Hip New Club: Feminism

Emily Gallo | Posted 08.29.2014 | Women
Emily Gallo

All over the internet Beyoncé is hailed for bringing FEMINISM to the masses, for delivering it to teens and anyone watching who might have considered it a bad word. If Beyoncé is a feminist, well, hell, then I am, too! Where do I sign up? But what are they signing up for?

Finding My Voice (and Using It) to End Sexual Violence

Erin McKelle | Posted 08.24.2014 | Impact
Erin McKelle

As much as people may want to deny it, young people are driving the sexual assault prevention and feminist movements forward. They are the catalysts.

I Am Who I Am

Coming of Faith | Posted 08.14.2014 | Religion
Coming of Faith

I can't count the number of hours that I've waited with (literally) bated breath, hoping and praying that someone will say "Of course you're Egyptian! I could totally tell." But I think what I've really always wanted to hear is, "You belong with us."

Run Like a Girl

Meg Waite Clayton | Posted 08.04.2014 | Women
Meg Waite Clayton

Run like a girl. Study like a girl. Work like a girl. Dream like a girl. Achieve like a girl. That's what the viral spread of "Run Like a Girl" is about -- the appetite for a world in which "like a girl" isn't an insult, but rather something about which we all might be as justifiably proud

Why It's Wrong to Condemn The Bachelorette's Nick

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 07.31.2014 | Entertainment
Dr. Peggy Drexler

If a man in her same position wouldn't have been embarrassed by it, why should Dorfman? If we're going to argue that Dorfman has the right to sleep with whomever she wants without shame, we can't react as if Viall was wrong to call her out on it.

What Is a Man?

Jack Anderson | Posted 07.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Jack Anderson

Perhaps my friend, with her pat answer, stumbled upon a naked truth about men today -- that maybe we really don't have a clear definition of who we are, as men, and perhaps even worse, we can't even define it for ourselves.

The F-Word

Courtney McKinney | Posted 07.23.2014 | Women
Courtney McKinney

If you don't like feminism, don't call yourself a feminist. But I have a hunch that when your brilliant little girl grows up and voices her desire to be president you are not going to tell her she should instead look for a man to open her jars -- you may even encourage her to call herself a feminist.

10 Things You Might Not Know About Cindy Sherman: Looking at One Untitled Film Still

Matthew Israel | Posted 07.18.2014 | Arts
Matthew Israel

I was wondering recently what might be gleaned from them if they were considered individually. This is the reality of how they're most often exhibited and reproduced now anyways.

Girlfriends: The Other Women

Sandra Ramos O’Briant | Posted 07.17.2014 | Fifty
Sandra Ramos O’Briant

Fortunately, I got to go to college in the late '60s. The Second Wave ruled! Birth control was readily available and there were savvy girls from all over the world at UNM. What was even better, they knew nothing about me. Sure, I was a little weird, but weird was in. I could blend. Somewhat.

Misogyny, or Not Misogyny? That Is the Question

Shannon Deep | Posted 07.17.2014 | 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."

Women Against Feminism, Please Read

Lynsi Freitag | Posted 09.15.2014 | Women
Lynsi Freitag

Something new is trending on twitter. It's not grumpy cats, unfortunately. I wish that were the case.

The Word I Wish We Didn't Have to Use

Ravishly | Posted 09.14.2014 | Women
Ravishly

I wish there were another catch-all word like "feminist" that I could use to express my belief that all people -- male, female, transgender and otherwise -- should have the exact same fundamental rights and opportunities in this world we share. "Gender-equalist," perhaps? "Advocate for gender fairness"?

Build Your Own Feminist

Stephanie Schroeder | Posted 09.10.2014 | Women
Stephanie Schroeder

I was probably too young to realize it at the time, but that bear taught me everything I needed to know about feminism.

The 3 Biggest Myths About Feminism, Busted

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 07.11.2014 | Women

"No word is so dirty as feminism. Say anything about it, I'm called a feminazi and being compared to Hitler." Videoblogger Laci Green is spot-on in...

Jane Szabo: Sense of Self

Shana Nys Dambrot | Posted 09.05.2014 | Arts
Shana Nys Dambrot

The images in Jane Szabo's Sense of Self exists at the intersection of multiple threads of contemporary photography.

Stand Up For Voting Rights -- The Inalienable Rights You Save May Be Your Own

Christine Pelosi | Posted 09.03.2014 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

How will America pass this test of character -- this test of our liberty, community, and equality? The clearest step we can take is to demand our liberty, community and equality at the polling place.

Why Women REALLY Shave Their Legs

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 06.30.2014 | Women

Like wax on a hot plate, the cultural discussion about -- and policing of -- women's body hair is heating up. This clip from BuzzFeed Video adds to...

I've Come A Long Way Since Writing One Very Misguided Letter

Reghan Conrey | Posted 08.27.2014 | Teen
Reghan Conrey

The majority of today's youth is grossly uninformed and misinformed regarding the subject of feminism. Issues surrounding the gender gap are lost somewhere between college applications and countless hours of Netflix.

Standing With Kate

Lynn R. Huber | Posted 08.24.2014 | Religion
Lynn R. Huber

Although not a member of the LDS church, as a Christian who desires equality for women in all strands of the tradition, I stand in solidarity with Kate Kelly.

What If Feminists Stole the National Health Agenda?

Liz Margolies, L.C.S.W. | Posted 08.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Liz Margolies, L.C.S.W.

Recently, on one of my long walks, I asked myself, "What if we started from scratch and redefined 'health and wellness' in a way that is fad-proof and could withstand the test of time without dictating regular changes in diet, exercise and outfits? What would that look like?" Then a friend sent me a link to Ms. Fit.