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ManServants Are Not A Sign Of Feminist Progress

Katie Tandy | Posted 12.16.2014 | Women
Katie Tandy

If you would never -- in a million years -- dress yourself up (or your best friend, mother or sister) as a French courtesan and dust the furniture while men ogled your lace-clad bottom while chuckling over cognac and cigars, why on earth would you do it to someone else?

Most White People Don't Have A Single Close Black Friend

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 09.03.2014 | Black Voices

Despite all the talk about our supposedly post-racial society, friend groups among Americans remain starkly segregated. A recent study conducted by...

Jezebel Calls Out Bosses For Failing To Address Violent Rape Threats

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 08.12.2014 | Media

Gawker Media is facing internal revolt after its women's site Jezebel revealed on Monday that the company has failed to address a series of violent, r...

Reza Aslan Defends Celebrities Speaking Out About Gaza

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 08.01.2014 | Media

From Rihanna to Penelope Cruz to Madonna, celebrities have taken to social media to weigh in on the ever-escalating conflict in Gaza. And according to...

Not Just Another Nice Guy

Dr. Sonya Rhodes | Posted 09.01.2014 | Women
Dr. Sonya Rhodes

In our culture, men historically have been trained and expected to be aggressive, competitive and hierarchical. Male self-worth has been based on embodying those qualities and on being a successful breadwinner

Prison Labor and Goat Dairies: A Response

culture magazine | Posted 08.25.2014 | Green
culture magazine

These men and women are serving time, and it behooves them -- and us -- to give them the means to spend that time productively, both physically and mentally. If it benefits yuppies shopping at Whole Foods or bamboo fishing-rod aficionados on the side, does it matter?

The 5 Best Things to Say on a Date

Jamie Silverman | Posted 07.30.2014 | Women
Jamie Silverman

People like to hear themselves talk. So giving your date (or interviewer) the chance to speak -- and actually listening to what they have to say -- is always a good idea. I'm serious. Try it sometime.

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

Tamara Shayne Kagel | Posted 04.26.2014 | 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?

Lena Dunham Disses Jezebel Over Vogue Retouching Crusade

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.21.2014 | Women

Lena Dunham was not happy with Jezebel's crusade to get the unretouched photos from her Vogue photo shoot. "That was messed up," Dunham told Grant...

Here's How Jezebel Feels About That 'Girls' Reference

Posted 01.28.2014 | TV

On Sunday night's (Jan. 26) episode of "Girls," Hannah Horvath referred to Jezebel as a "place feminists can go to support one another, which we need ...

The Myth of "Gay Male Privilege"

Noah Baron | Posted 03.28.2014 | Gay Voices
Noah Baron

"Privilege" is not something that exists "out there" in the ether, or a quality that adheres to someone by virtue of having any sort of privilege; rather, privilege is relational.

Jezebel Offers $10,000 for Article Ideas That Aren't About the Evils of Photoshop

Reductress | Posted 03.25.2014 | Comedy
Reductress

This article originally appeared on Reductress.com. On the heels of Jezebel's "body-positive" campaign to obtain original, un-retouched images from...

Leave Lena Dunham Alone!

Anna Szymanski | Posted 03.23.2014 | Women
Anna Szymanski

If Vogue had refused to put Dunham on their cover and had instead chosen a more conventionally attractive starlet, we would all be demanding an apology. But then Dunham goes on the cover, and everyone is all, why are you supporting the beauty industrial complex!

A Middle-Aged Woman Weighs In on the Selfie Debate

Victoria Ordin | Posted 01.25.2014 | Women
Victoria Ordin

To read recent pieces in Slate, Jezebel, and the Washington Post, it seems that the selfie controversy counts as news, so I thought I'd explain why this middle-aged woman thinks it's much ado about nothing, except perhaps Second Wave silliness and shallow pop psychology.

No Tears, Just a Selfie: A Response

Maurice Tracy | Posted 01.24.2014 | Black Voices
Maurice Tracy

Selfies on their own are neither good nor bad; they do not only signify narcissism nor do they signal a need to be praised, nor are they innocent images of altruism.

Carol Hartsell

Is This The Next Thing We'll Be Arguing About Forever?

HuffingtonPost.com | Carol Hartsell | Posted 11.20.2013 | Comedy

When you see a post on Reddit entitled, "Girls Are Assholes," there are expectations, nay, concerns you might naturally have about what you will encou...

Jezebel Founding Editor Reacts To Urban Outfitters Not Carrying 'The Book Of Jezebel'

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.25.2013 | Women

Anna Holmes, founder of the female-centric and often provocative website Jezebel, stopped by HuffPost Live to talk about her new book "The Book of Jez...

LOOK: The ABCs Of Womanhood

Posted 10.22.2013 | Women

Anyone who's spent time with women's media is well acquainted with Jezebel, the fun, smart and appropriately snarky website started by Anna Holmes in ...

The Problem With Most Women's Media -- And How She Changed It

The Huffington Post | Lori Leibovich | Posted 03.03.2014 | Women

What does it take to get to the top -- without losing your center? Our “Making It Work” series profiles successful, dynamic women who are standout...

WATCH: When A Man Tries To Start A Women's Magazine

Posted 09.19.2013 | Women

When a man who doesn't understand much about women tries to start a lady mag, he faces some very particular challenges. New Jersey-based comedian E...

What Happens When Women Tell Rape Jokes?

Gina Barreca | Posted 08.06.2013 | Comedy
Gina Barreca

The funny woman wields humor in such a way as to remove one gag (through her refusal of silence), even as she makes another -- a joke. Thus, she simultaneously resists shutting down and shutting up.

What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape (and Lindy West)

Fariha Roisin | Posted 08.04.2013 | Media
Fariha Roisin

Hi, I'd like to share a story. Once in New York I watched a comedy show where the last and headlining comedian made a barrage of rape jokes to much of...

Naked Sweethearts & Mud Crawls: A Small College's Big Hazing Problem

Jezebel | Posted 04.30.2013 | College

Anonymous posters on Greek Life forums have long swapped rumors about the horrific hazing at Young Harris College, a tiny private college up in Appala...

On Shaming The 'Other Woman' In Sonic Youth Split

The Huffington Post | Christina Huffington | Posted 04.25.2013 | Women

We all know that having an affair with a married man is an awful (really, really awful) thing to do. But does that make it okay for the media to publi...

The Nine Lives of the Internet Cat Video Festival

Paul Schmelzer | Posted 06.09.2013 | Arts
Paul Schmelzer

The difference between cat and dog owners is the social aspect. There's no cat park. The cat park is the Internet.