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Why Sheryl Sandberg Changed Her Mind On The Other F-Word

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 04.09.2014 | Women

Sheryl Sandberg hasn't always loved the word "feminism," but she's come around on it. When the Facebook COO dropped by HuffPost Live to chat about ...

If You Don't Like "Rape Culture" Then Focus For A Minute On Sex and Status

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 04.07.2014 | College
Soraya Chemaly

Last week saw two media flare-ups related to how we think and talk about rape. The first erupted over a statement made by Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network (RAINN) to the White House Task Force to Protect Students From Sexual Assault.

Unhooked

Karen Paperno | Posted 04.07.2014 | Style
Karen Paperno

The other day, a guy rode up behind me on his bicycle. As soon as I heard him say something I quickly looked down. It's not a regular holla-back when ...

Anger vs. Passion - #FactsOnly

Brandon L. Greene | Posted 04.01.2014 | Black Voices
Brandon L. Greene

If we are going to talk solutions, we need to clearly understand the problems; and when people talk about society, progress and injustice, the numbers don't lie.

Why Leslie Knope Is My TV Hero... And Why She Should Be Yours Too

Kathryn Lamble | Posted 03.26.2014 | Entertainment
Kathryn Lamble

Leslie Knope is proof that there is room for driven women on TV. She's complicated, strange and charming, and, despite her superhuman ability to get by on three and a half hours of sleep, she feels very real, and what better example for women is that?

Experimental Poetry and a Good Old-fashioned Mystery: Lesbian Staples to Live By

Janet Mason | Posted 03.24.2014 | Books
Janet Mason

Like most mystery writers, if not all, Timberlake, uses her plotlines to explore a backdrop of interest to her.

Notes From a Default 'Feminist'

Courtney McKinney | Posted 03.20.2014 | Women
Courtney McKinney

If we continue with the expectation that men will do the heavy lifting (literally and figuratively), then gender equality will continue to evade us. However, if high expectations are set regardless of gender, I think default gender equality is the most likely outcome.

In Defense of Sheryl Sandberg: Lean In, Ban Bossy, and Whatever Else She Comes Up With

Karen Cahn | Posted 03.19.2014 | Women
Karen Cahn

Women are regarded more favorably in the workplace if they defer to others, if they are collaborative and soft. Women who are direct and strong are not valued as much as humble and demure women. This is what Ban Bossy is all about.

Hey Sheryl: Lean On This

Erica Payne | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics
Erica Payne

In two weeks, the U.S. Senate will vote on a bill to raise the minimum wage. This would shrink the gender wage gap by nearly five percent. So where is the multimillionaire author of the self-professed feminist manifesto?

On Being Flawless

Megan Lent | Posted 03.11.2014 | College
Megan Lent

Obviously, we can't all be the queen, but we can still all be flawless. Some days, I like to streak eyeliner above my lids like I'm Cleopatra, wear my favorite vintage gold lamé lacket and floral Doc Martens, and take on the world.

When Girls Are Part of the Solution Everyone Benefits

Lauren Hersh | Posted 03.07.2014 | Impact
Lauren Hersh

Our journey began in March 2013 with the creation of Project Impact, an arts-based leadership workshop for teen trafficking survivors. We spent three months working with the 15-18 year-old residents of JCCA's Gateways

Sinister Wisdom and the Legacy of Adrienne Rich

Julie R. Enszer | Posted 03.07.2014 | Gay Voices
Julie R. Enszer

The death of Adrienne Rich on March 27, 2012, filled me with grief and a profound sense of loss. It took a few months before I could contemplate a tribute issue, but I knew immediately that Sinister Wisdom must do a tribute issue.

The Feminist's Dilemma: Why We Can't Stop Caring About How We Look

Tamara Shayne Kagel | Posted 02.24.2014 | Women
Tamara Shayne Kagel

Most of us want to be appreciated and loved and valued for more than how we look, but are unable to completely expunge all interest in our outward image. If this is where most of us live, shouldn't we be asking for acceptance to be in this middle space?

What You Should Know Before You Date Me

Hana Malik | Posted 02.20.2014 | Teen
Hana Malik

This article should probably be retitled: "How to Get A Feminist to Like You," because that's the basic challenge. She can't date you if she doesn't like you. Knowing if a feminist likes you isn't hard because feminists know what they want and will never settle for anything less.

Challenges for Women in the Arts: Reflections on the MAKERS Conference

Lia Chavez | Posted 02.18.2014 | Arts
Lia Chavez

The feminists I know are intriguing creatives, entrepreneurs, mothers and lovers; we love our lingerie and our men (not necessarily in that order), and are passionate about excellence, human dignity, empathy, collaboration and co-creation.

Hot and Spicy Gluten-Free Indian Dumplings For Valentine's Day

Amber Rehman | Posted 04.16.2014 | Taste
Amber Rehman

There are some dishes that can transport me back to my grandmother's kitchen with every bite I take.

Heroines Gone Wild

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.09.2014 | Books
Maria Rodale

By guest blogger Maya Rodale, author of smart and sassy romance novels Once upon a time, if a woman wanted to make it in the world she had to keep ...

Boys Need Feminism, Too

Dana Dela Cruz | Posted 04.01.2014 | Teen
Dana Dela Cruz

Women have generally faced more institutionalized oppression and, thus, it may seem that advocacy for women's rights is the only focus. However, men will benefit from feminism as well.

Dear Kacey Musgraves, I Have a Big Lesbian Crush on You!

Jodi Savitz | Posted 03.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Jodi Savitz

Drawn in by her adorableness and very nice legs, I found my eyes glued to the screen. "Who is this chick?" I thought, half genuinely curious, half just thinking she was attractive. Then I heard, "Kiss lots of boys, or kiss lots of girls if that's what you're into," and it was as if a thunderbolt had struck!

We Are All Lena Dunham

Jen Simon | Posted 03.26.2014 | Women
Jen Simon

If you wouldn't make a joke about someone's race, sexuality or religion, you should know better than to make a joke about someone's weight.

Hannah and Nate, Love and Hate: Gender in The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.

Sunny Bjerk | Posted 03.26.2014 | Books
Sunny Bjerk

What is at stake when a female author captures the male experience so vividly? Is it that the male perspective, or the male gaze -- where ever that is -- can be mimicked or performed? Perhaps.

The White Feminist Savior Complex

Anne Theriault | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics
Anne Theriault

My intentions are good and my heart is, as they say, in the right place. All of our hearts are in the right places. All of our intentions are good. But intent isn't magic, and sometimes the ways that we carry out our intentions cause more harm than they do good.

Women in Art: Marilyn Minter

Malcolm Harris | Posted 03.23.2014 | Arts
Malcolm Harris

Marilyn Minter's work is like an explosion of wonderfulness. To be exact, her work is like wonderfulness on steroids, glamour on crack and iconography on cocaine.

The Church Is a Her: Why I Love the Ecclesia Effeminate

Zach J. Hoag | Posted 03.14.2014 | Religion
Zach J. Hoag

The church is not only a Bride -- the church is also an incarnational Body and a royal kingdom Witness -- but when it comes to gender, the beauty of the feminine in communion with the Divine is the only metaphor that Scripture gives us. And for this reason, we ought to love the ecclesia effeminate.

How to Turn on a Feminist

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine | Posted 03.11.2014 | Women
Emma Tattenbaum-Fine

Writer and comedian Emma Tattenbaum-Fine demonstrates that feminism and sex are NOT mutually exclusive.