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Misogyny

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 06.19.2014 | 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 06.18.2014 | 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 06.26.2014 | 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 06.16.2014 | 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 06.06.2014 | 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 06.03.2014 | 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 06.03.2014 | 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 06.02.2014 | 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 06.02.2014 | 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 05.30.2014 | 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?"

Connecting the Digital Dots From Elliot Rodger to Alyssa Funke: Slacktivism, Reductionism and the Predictable Blame Game of Tragic Death

Clay Calvert | Posted 05.30.2014 | Media
Clay Calvert

The bottom line is that we often seem to engage in simplistic and superficial soul searching and feel-good social media activity. The danger is that we really may not be taking much real-world action. And the clearly cathartic and therapeutic vigils and protests we now hold won't last long.

Why The UCSB Shooter's Manifesto Is All Too Familiar

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 05.30.2014 | Women

Elliot Rodger's killing spree near the University of California, Santa Barbara was a particularly extreme case of misogynistic violence, but the hatre...

NBC Sitcom Star Chris D'Elia Rips #YesAllWomen

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 05.29.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Comedian Chris D'Elia voiced a strong dislike for #YesAllWomen, the hashtag that emerged on social media after last Friday's Isla Vista shooting. W...

Self-Proclaimed Nerd Asks 'What The F--k Is Wrong With Us?'

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 05.29.2014 | Women

Self-proclaimed nerd Arthur Chu, also a 12-time "Jeopardy!" winner, says that Elliot Rodger, the young man suspected of killing six people in Isla Vis...

The Things We Tell Our Girls

Katie Lowe | Posted 05.28.2014 | Women
Katie Lowe

Misogyny and shame culture go hand in hand, because they both perpetuate an idea that women have to look and behave a certain way -- to perform a certain role -- in order to play their part in society.

Advocate for Women's Rights Inspired by High School Activism

Global Kids | Posted 05.28.2014 | Impact
Global Kids

It was through the training that we did at Global Kids that I was able to feel confident and comfortable in myself enough to know that I could push the issue without it being seen as salacious.

Elliot Rodger and the High Price of Misogyny

Danielle Paradis | Posted 05.28.2014 | Women
Danielle Paradis

It's not surprising to me that these dark feelings, this rage born of isolation and suffering, led Rodger to the dark, dank corners of the Internet -- places where the stench of misogyny is so settled into the carpet that people no longer notice the smell.

Elliot Rodger And The C-Word

Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.28.2014 | Women
Ann Brenoff

It was one of those icky moments that, if you are a woman, you have likely experienced. It may have been years ago, but it might as well have been yesterday because you still remember it in vivid detail -- including how vulnerable you felt, how powerless you must have seemed.

The Santa Barbara Shooter: That Guy Was in My Class

Kimberly Dark | Posted 05.27.2014 | Crime
Kimberly Dark

Oh. My. God. That guy's been in my class. It was my first thought as I watched Elliott Rodger's youtube channel. All of those cry-for-help videos hav...

Horror Trending

Amanda Magee | Posted 05.27.2014 | Women
Amanda Magee

What now? Where do we go from a conversation that some are too afraid to participate in, others are worried that it unfairly villainizes them and others still think that it is just more complaining?

No Man Is an Island: Recognizing Gun Violence as a Cultural Symptom

Craig Chalquist, Ph.D. | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics
Craig Chalquist, Ph.D.

Six years of counseling violent criminals convinced me long ago that monocausal explanations for violence (was it the parents? Genetics? Bad wiring? Medication or its lack?) blind us to the depths of cultural, structural violence boxing us in on all sides.