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Misogyny

Yes, It Is Possible To Ban Online Misogyny

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 08.21.2014 | Women

The Internet can be a terrible place, but one website is doing their part to create a safer space for women. Fark, an online link-aggregation comm...

I Can't Believe I'm Writing This: Street Harassment Is Not a Compliment

Shannon Deep | Posted 08.21.2014 | Women
Shannon Deep

Letting someone know you find them desirable does have a time and place; say, flirting at a bar or party. Or maybe on a date. Or how about in bed? The difference is simple and monumental: Consent.

The Black Lips Confront Gene Simmons On HuffPost Live

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 08.13.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

With their faces painted black and white, much like KISS, members of indie rock band The Black Lips ambushed KISS frontman Gene Simmons on Monday's ed...

Nobody Gives a Damn, But...

Warren Adler | Posted 08.12.2014 | Comedy
Warren Adler

1. I wonder how many tunnels for illegal trade and immigration have been dug between Mexico and the United States. 2. To work my way through college...

What Does the Lackluster Attitude Towards Rape and Sexual Assault Say About American Society?

Rosjke Hasseldine | Posted 08.08.2014 | Women
Rosjke Hasseldine

Does the lackluster attitude to bringing perpetrators of sexual assault reveal America's hidden or not-so-hidden misogyny? Is this lackluster approach part of today's backlash against women becoming powerful, in charge, and equal?

My Secret: I Was One of Those Girls Who Had Sex With Older Men on the Internet

Erin McKelle | Posted 08.07.2014 | Women
Erin McKelle

Yes, there was something wrong, but it wasn't with me, and my cyber sex was nothing more than a symptom of something bigger. It was my way of showing that I felt out of control and helpless.

Pinterest Just Hired The Man Behind Axe's Infamously Sexist Ads

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 07.23.2014 | Business

Pinterest, a social network dominated by women, just hired the man behind a series of infamously sexist advertisements to head its marketing. David...

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."

Stereotyping Asian Americans As Misogynist

Sital Kalantry | Posted 07.16.2014 | Women
Sital Kalantry

Our report identifies six major myths being used to promote sex-selective abortion bans in the United States. Once these myths are exposed and the facts are brought to light, all that remains in support of these laws are harmful stereotypes about Asian Americans.

Dear Black Gay Men, Don't Get Comfortable

Jay Dodd | Posted 07.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Jay Dodd

When performing black femininity at the request of white or non-black spaces, we are continuing the violence against black women. Without reconciling the privilege of masculinity, we are continuing that violence. Letting our white gay counterparts parade black femininity only reproduces the problem.

Are Women Sexually Oppressing Men?

Nica Noelle | Posted 07.14.2014 | Media
Nica Noelle

"What makes you, or any modern American woman think she's deserving of a good man?" asks improbable Internet anti-hero Mark Bellrose, known to readers...

How 'Gone Girl' Is Misogynistic Literature

Nile Cappello | Posted 07.09.2014 | Books
Nile Cappello

I'm going to be really up front here: I know public opinion is that Gone Girl is a wonderful work of literature, and in some ways I do understand why. But I have some serious issues about it, and fans may not like what I have to say.

Almost Everything You've Read About Amanda Knox Is Wrong

Lisa Marie Basile | Posted 07.08.2014 | Crime
Lisa Marie Basile

When I wrote, "Amanda Knox is innocent," I believed it. I continue to believe it. The innocence is clear once you navigate the twisted, false and misinterpreted information published every day. That's the issue. There's a lot of faulty reportage out there.

What I Learned at the First International Men's Issues Conference

Arthur Goldwag | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics
Arthur Goldwag

When it comes to the fringes, neither side is really fighting about what they say they are -- they're projecting and acting out much deeper hurts. The 150 or so attendees of the convention I went to weren't all monsters by any stretch of the imagination. But I daresay most of them weren't very happy people either.

What Scares Me As An Ambitious Young Woman

Basundhara Mukherjee | Posted 06.24.2014 | Teen
Basundhara Mukherjee

For a young girl who grew up feeling invincible and limitless, teenage-hood was a slap in the face.

How the Media Devalue Women

L. Susan Zhang | Posted 08.19.2014 | Media
L. Susan Zhang

Wouldn’t it be great if you could read an article about a woman’s achievements and the first sentence was about her actions and not her shoes? The day the media start treating women as they would their male counterparts is when we can finally have a fair fight.

Why New York Magazine's Terry Richardson 'Interview' Is Not OK

Ravishly | Posted 08.18.2014 | Women
Ravishly

There's a reason Richardson is being slowly crucified, and it's not because he's participating in your everyday, ho-hum nude shots. It's because he's allegedly using his fame and "I'm not like everybody else" euphemism to get blow jobs by intimidated women looking for a slice of fame pie.

Who Needs Feminism?

Ilana Greenstein | Posted 08.16.2014 | 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.

No, Washington Post, Marriage Won't Make Me Safer

Bustle | Posted 08.16.2014 | Women
Bustle

As a product of what these authors would probably call a "broken home," I know more about what I am looking for in a marriage -- and, equally as important, what I'm not looking for. And I am so grateful for that.

Stop Misappropriating Tragedy

Melody Moezzi | Posted 08.06.2014 | Crime
Melody Moezzi

Why? It's the first thing people want to know when tragedy strikes. Why us? Why here? Why now? Why this? Perhaps if we know the cause of a given tragedy, then we can prevent similar ones from happening in the future.

Guns vs. Misogyny vs. Mental Illness: A False Choice

Briallen Hopper | Posted 08.03.2014 | Politics
Briallen Hopper

In the wake of last week's massacre at UCSB, people have been arguing about what the tragedy was "really" about. The "#YesAllWomen" campaign blames mi...

Virgin Homicides: The Matrix of Elliot Rodger's Mass Murder in Santa Barbara

Roger Friedland | Posted 08.03.2014 | Crime
Roger Friedland

What's really going on behind closed doors in Isla Vista? Does Rodger's fantasy accord with reality? In 2012, I surveyed student's sex lives together with Paolo Gardinali of the university's survey research center. Some 1,500 students responded.

Dream Date

Julie Gray | Posted 08.02.2014 | Women
Julie Gray

"You don't think every living moment of my life since I was maybe 12, I have not hated my body?" I yell.

I Was Threatened For Rejecting A Guy

Mandy Velez | Posted 08.01.2014 | Women
Mandy Velez

Whenever I see a photo of Elliot Rodger's blank face, shivers flow up my spine. It is a startling reminder of what could have been. But it's a reminder to keep fighting, too.

How To Make a Man-Friendly ‪#‎YesAllWomen Post

Reductress | Posted 07.28.2014 | Comedy
Reductress

Many women have been taking to social media to share their experiences of harassment this week, but few women take the time before posting to consider, "Am I alienating men?"