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Misogyny and Homphobia in the NFL: Is America's Crisis of Masculinity Playing Out in Its Favorite Sport?

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 09.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

The only way to change professional football is at its foundation, transforming the culture in our schools and what defines masculinity -- and what defines being a girl or a woman or gay or transgender -- and, most importantly, that needs to happen within sports programs, not separate from them.

How One Woman Is Turning Her Online Harassment Into Art

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 09.12.2014 | Arts

This post originally appeared on Slate. By Phil Plait My good friend, Amy Davis Roth, is awesome. Or, more properly, awe-inspiring. On ...

Are Taylor Swift and Katy Perry Really Fighting Over John Mayer?

Nikki Gloudeman | Posted 09.12.2014 | Entertainment
Nikki Gloudeman

Apparently, the fact that Swift said there was a "personal element" to the fight is proof-positive that it has to do with Mayer. Because, you know, the only personal thing that can exist for women is men.

The Princess's New Clothes

Mical Darley | Posted 09.11.2014 | Parents
Mical Darley

I want to be wary of making her embarrassed or ashamed of what she likes, especially if it seems girly. Because misogyny gets internalized. Because fantasy is the one game in which we all have autonomy. Because that unembarrassed power is a thing I want to preserve for my daughter.

Mark Driscoll, Women as Penis Houses, and Crumbling Temples

Christian Piatt | Posted 09.11.2014 | Religion
Christian Piatt

What does it matter what Mark Driscoll wrote some 13 years ago, especially considering he has since stepped down (at least temporarily) from his role at the helm of Mars Hill? It matters because the information is only coming to light now that the church seems to have nothing left to lose and only something to gain by distancing itself further from Driscoll.

One Hour on the Sidewalk

Abby Klinkenberg | Posted 09.11.2014 | Women
Abby Klinkenberg

As a woman, I exist solely to be commented upon -- unsolicited opinions, either positive or negative (their stupidly contrasting judgments only further show the caprice of the male gaze), are mandatory conditions to which I tacitly agree upon entering the public sphere.

'The List Of Rules For Women,' As Explained By A Guy Who Gets It

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 09.03.2014 | Women

"Does anyone have a complete, up-to-date list of everything that women are supposed to do and not do so that they qualify for having their humanity re...

'Beach House Full of Girls' Proves Street Harassment Is Okay

Shannon Deep | Posted 08.28.2014 | Women
Shannon Deep

Victim-blaming, sl*t-shaming, skepticism, deflection and insults, this perpetual "Not my problem!" mentality... it's all of a piece and it's all part of why some men harass, sexually assault, beat, rape, and kill women.

I Believe In Talking To My Kids About Sex -- But This Pushed Me Over The Edge

Zanthe Taylor | Posted 08.25.2014 | Parents
Zanthe Taylor

I can't accept any longer that crude sexual language, gestures and jokes are merely a harmless manifestation of pubescent development. We can and must educate and empower girls -- and boys -- to stand up to the language and behavior they will inevitably encounter.

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...

Not That Anyone Gives a Damn, But...

Warren Adler | Posted 08.26.2014 | 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 09.16.2014 | 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 09.15.2014 | 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 09.15.2014 | 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 09.11.2014 | 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 09.08.2014 | 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 09.06.2014 | 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 08.30.2014 | 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 08.24.2014 | 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.