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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 07.16.2014 | 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 07.15.2014 | 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 07.11.2014 | 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 07.07.2014 | 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 07.04.2014 | 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 06.27.2014 | 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 07.01.2014 | 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 06.23.2014 | 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.

Critique Or Create? You Decide

Julie R. Enszer | Posted 06.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Julie R. Enszer

Once I knew I was not going back to Saginaw, not finding a man to marry, not going to have children, not going to collect all of the things that people told me were an important part of life, were in fact the very things in life that bring happiness, once I rejected all of these things, the real work begins.

Who Needs Feminism?

Ilana Greenstein | Posted 06.26.2014 | Women
Ilana Greenstein

Who needs feminism? I need feminism. And you'd better need it, too. Feminism helps men as well as women by challenging traditional gender roles and social norms and allowing people to feel and do what they want, regardless of their gender.

How Being a Stay-at-Home Dad Made Me a Feminist

Bustle | Posted 06.16.2014 | Parents
Bustle

I've come to recognize that there is a political dimension to my domestic choices and my work. If men don't decide to be more involved around the house and with childcare, and more candid discussing these decisions, then the gender dynamic in our culture that sees women as primarily responsible for children or affected by having a family will never change.

How a Feminist Lens Failed Me

Andreea Nica | Posted 06.13.2014 | Women
Andreea Nica

You see, when it came to women, I didn't have a clear standard to measure their advances. I couldn't reconcile the fact that these were women. Our culture teaches us how to defend ourselves against male aggressors but these same-sex threats were too alien.

Heavy Makeup, Fishnets And Short Shorts Don't Make Me Less Of A Feminist

Gabriela Rivera-Morales | Posted 06.11.2014 | Women
Gabriela Rivera-Morales

You can't convince me that I'm immediately complicit in a sexist system for loving makeup, and wearing booty shorts or itty-bitty crop tops.

Contra Acte: Mimi Smith and Susan Bee Unleash the Comic Repressed

G. Roger Denson | Posted 06.06.2014 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

The humor employed by Mimi Smith and Susan Bee isn't conventional. In fact it is more an antihumor they indulge. Not anti in being against humor, but in being against a repression that has traditionally been the source of much mainstream humor.

The Problem Girls Shouldn't Be Having In 2014

Samantha Goodyear | Posted 05.28.2014 | Teen
Samantha Goodyear

There are so many obstacles I have to face in school, simply because I am a girl. Yet, there are girls in countries far away from me who can't even go to school. These girls are the reason why I speak up. Because I have a voice, something that many girls my age aren't given.

Feminism Is More Than What Young Hollywood Thinks About It

Heather Wood Rudúlph | Posted 05.27.2014 | Women
Heather Wood Rudúlph

Young women talking about feminism is important. But focusing only on which young, famous women embrace or reject the label of "feminist" essentially reduces the issue of equal rights to a hashtag.

The Santa Barbara Shooter: That Guy Was in My Class

Kimberly Dark | Posted 05.27.2014 | Crime
Kimberly Dark

Oh. My. God. That guy's been in my class. It was my first thought as I watched Elliott Rodger's youtube channel. All of those cry-for-help videos hav...

Horror Trending

Amanda Magee | Posted 05.27.2014 | Women
Amanda Magee

What now? Where do we go from a conversation that some are too afraid to participate in, others are worried that it unfairly villainizes them and others still think that it is just more complaining?

This Video Reminds Us Why We Need The Women's Movement

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 05.23.2014 | Women

There's been so much controversy surrounding the other F-word -- from multiple celebrities coming out as feminists to "leaning in" in the workplace --...