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Microaggressions Weigh Heavy on the Heart

Nashwa Lina Khan | Posted 04.11.2014 | Education
Nashwa Lina Khan

They could champion me; I was the brown girl at student senate representing what otherwise looked like a very homogeneous white space. I was Muslim, but not "scary Muslim."

These Photos Challenge Stereotypes About The 'F-Word'

Posted 04.02.2014 | Women

The word "feminist" has a bad reputation, but a new campaign from the Feminist Collective at McGill Law School shows us that the "f-word" encompasses ...

Equal but Separate

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.02.2014 | Women
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Renee James, essayist and blogger I can't believe it took researchers this long to figure out two things about heterosexual prefer...

Women Just Want More than F..un.. Gather at UN

Nancy Cohen-koan | Posted 03.17.2014 | Women
Nancy Cohen-koan

Without going into UN-speak and trilling off lots of initials for groups that I'm only just becoming familiar with, let me say that events at the 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women this week and next is a welcome energy in our all too male-centered consciousness.

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.

8 Women Who Already Made The World A Better Place In 2014

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 03.10.2014 | World

1. Afghanistan's first female police chief showed the world what courage looks like. Col. Jamila Bayaz was appointed to run security in the Kabul's...

The Courage of Pussy Riot

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 03.08.2014 | Women
Dr. Peggy Drexler

The women of Pussy Riot were attacked again today. This time by six men at a McDonald's restaurant in the city of Nizhny Novgorod. They were attacked with garbage, pepper spray and green antiseptic, leaving them with chemical burns and head injuries.

Why I Love the 'F' Word: How Having a Daughter Changed My Language and My Life

Christina Pesoli | Posted 04.13.2014 | Parents
Christina Pesoli

Avoiding the "F" word wasn't a conscious decision on my part. Rather, I accepted the game that was in place. I sized things up from the standpoint of what I needed to do to succeed. I learned the rules and played as well as I could. That all changed on December 5, 2000.

I'm Pro-Choice and I'm a Man -- Why More Men Need to Speak Up For Reproductive Rights

Bustle | Posted 04.13.2014 | Women

As a man who is also a feminist, I feel somewhat uncomfortable making the argument that the pro-choice movement needs more men. It reeks of "knight-and-shining-armor"-ism. But as with any social cause, this fight is ultimately about changing minds.

Why the Church Needs Some Masculine Feminists

Derek Penwell | Posted 03.29.2014 | Religion
Derek Penwell

Men making decisions about women's lives and bodies isn't something new. Men have been running the show forever -- not because that's what God wanted, but because they could.

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.

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 ...

Black Gay Men on their Relationship to Feminism

Steven-Emmanuel Martinez | Posted 02.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Steven-Emmanuel Martinez

When gay men badger other gay men because of socially constructed ideals about how a man is supposed to act, when our position in the bedroom becomes a foundation for establishing gender roles, what we're doing is protecting and promoting misogyny and sexism.

Our Bodies, Ourselves: Gisele's Breastfeeding Photo and Our Obsession With Our Physical Selves

Suzanne Barston | Posted 02.12.2014 | Women
Suzanne Barston

By focusing so much on these constructs of birth and breastfeeding and smacking the labels "progressive" or "feminist" on them, we're once again defining ourselves by our bodies and how they operate.

How Americans Feel About This Common Label

Krystie Yandoli | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Krystie Yandoli

It's no secret that feminism get a bad rap, but a new study from the University of Toronto cements any kind of remaining speculation about what people think when they hear the word feminist.

10 Ways To Be A Better Male Feminist

Aaminah Khan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Aaminah Khan

Feminism is a movement that is largely based on female lived experiences. If you're not a woman, you can empathize, but you simply can't say you know what we've been through. And that's fine!

What It Really Means To Be A Feminist (And What It Doesn't)

Leah Kashar | Posted 01.23.2014 | Teen
Leah Kashar

The feminist movement has a long way to go. Stereotypes need to be dispelled, and then women can finally live equally to men, without the fear of being shunned for wanting equal rights.

What I Realized on My Morning Jog

Allena Tapia | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Allena Tapia

I'm not telling you that you need feminism because a few men are sexist. When I can't jog through a small, relatively safe, populated town in broad daylight without feeling like a slab of beef, we both need feminism at a much higher level.

'6 Reasons To Not Send Your Daughter To College' Is All Kinds Of Stupid

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 09.12.2013 | Women

This has been a banner month for feminism on the internet. Between Kim Hall's rant about teen girls and social media and Hanna Rosin's claims that "th...

Giving Feminism Meaning

Gloria Yu | Posted 11.02.2013 | College
Gloria Yu

The bottom line is this: Given that there is no salient definition of the word, what we do in the name of feminism now matters to what the future of women's experiences will be.

Don't Mess With Black Twitter

Daniella Gibbs Leger | Posted 10.22.2013 | Black Voices
Daniella Gibbs Leger

Change within movements doesn't happen when parties just sit quietly on the sidelines. People aren't going to change their behavior, or be more aware of it, unless they are called on it. Some people may have gotten their feelings hurt last week, but I'm guessing that more people walked away learning something.

Why I'm Cool With Not Being 'Girly'

Odelia Kaly | Posted 07.31.2013 | Teen
Odelia Kaly

Do my androgynous tendencies -- short hair, near exclusion of pink in my wardrobe, very little makeup, unshaved legs -- imply that I am actively aspiring to look like a teenage boy? Not in the least bit.

What Being A Feminist Really Means

Ella Gonzalez | Posted 07.20.2013 | Teen
Ella Gonzalez

"Feminism" is not a scary word, and identifying as one does not make you any of the aforementioned stereotypes: feminism is for everyone. The definition of feminism cannot be packed neatly into a box.

Emily Swanson

Poll: Don't Call Me This (Even If It's True) | Emily Swanson | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics

Only one-fifth of Americans identify as feminists, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll. But the vast majority fit the basic definition of the word...

'Boys Can Be Feminists, Too'

Kassandra Fotiadis | Posted 06.09.2013 | Teen
Kassandra Fotiadis

I still want to go to my junior prom, and I still apply makeup every morning. Women's equality will not come from diminishing femininity; in fact, being feminine might be the most essential way to dismantle patriarchy.