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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?

I'm a Hip-Hop Feminist Dating a Patriarchal Man

Ravishly | Posted 11.18.2014 | Women
Ravishly

When I'm cuddling in bed with my non-feminist man and discussing what I'm teaching and what I'm learning and what I'm researching, all I see and know is that he loves me -- regardless of what his feminist commitments are.

Love Jihad, Rape and Teen Sex: A Complicated Trio

Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy | Posted 11.12.2014 | Impact
Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy

Three stories, three continents, one message: when culture insists that men control women, the result is horrific wherever it occurs. When the police sit idly by, as they did in all three of these cases, you understand that patriarchy has very powerful allies and roots.

Everything Wrong With Princesses In One Easy Image!

David Trumble | Posted 11.07.2014 | Women
David Trumble

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How to Get Talked Into a Relationship You Don't Want

Reductress | Posted 11.04.2014 | Comedy
Reductress

He's been texting you "Hey" every morning for weeks, and you've been responding with the bare minimum required for him to not think you're rude. He hasn't gotten the message that you're not into him, so it's probably time for you to date him for six to twelve months.

5 Ways to Fight the Patriarchy Without Coming On Too Strong

Reductress | Posted 11.03.2014 | Comedy
Reductress

Fight the power by trying one of those messy, undone, "I woke up like this" looks that are so hot right now and share your just-okay-looking face with the world!

Feminist Issues Are Transgender Issues

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 12.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

If we only work on behalf on the "right" kinds of women, it diminishes the movement and repeats mistakes of the past, where feminism was not nearly intersectional enough. Beyond a concept of simple solidarity, though, is that many of the core issues of feminists and transgender people are the same.

Making Day of the Girl Matter

Eliana Stanislawski | Posted 12.13.2014 | Women
Eliana Stanislawski

Celebrations are taking place all over the world, with groups of every size pitching in to help make a difference. It is inspiring how communities around the world have united behind the idea of a commemorative day dedicated to advancing girls' lives and opportunities. But it is not enough.

Hong Kong's Protesters: Pragmatism or Passion?

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics
Tom Doctoroff

For the past week, the commercial arteries of Hong Kong have been clogged with (mostly) student demonstrators clamoring for "democracy." What is the end game here? I predict resolution, albeit one unsatisfying to most Westerners as well as a minority of Hong Kong citizens who aspire an American brand of democracy.

Do Men Hate Women?

June Eric-Udorie | Posted 11.23.2014 | Impact
June Eric-Udorie

I'm not a man-hating feminist, I'm simply stating the facts -- men are so threatened by women that they are willing to go to extreme lengths to control us and hate us so the system of patriarchy thrives and continues.

Man's World

John Odum | Posted 11.24.2014 | Books
John Odum

While it's a great thing to step back and consider the significant progress made in the last few decades towards social and economic equality for women, the fact is you never have to wait very long before encountering a stark reminder of just how much work is left to do - even up here in oh-so-liberal Vermont.

How Restaurant Wine Lists Are Sexist

Kurt Michael Friese | Posted 10.20.2014 | Taste
Kurt Michael Friese

Just because you want an Old Fashioned, doesn't mean you need to be old fashioned.

Educating Geraldo Rivera and the Men Like Him

Craig Chalquist, Ph.D. | Posted 09.28.2014 | Media
Craig Chalquist, Ph.D.

Acts of disparagement usually begin with objectification: misperceiving women as mere objects. The bulk of the mass media apparatus encourages this by sending the message that women matter only for their looks and youth.

The Worst Marriage Advice I Ever Gave

Steph Wagner | Posted 08.31.2014 | Divorce
Steph Wagner

I was still reeling in the painful aftermath of learning that my husband of nearly two decades had been living a double life. The father of my three sons and the man I had built a life around, had been having an affair for almost three years.

No, Thought Catalog, My Short Hair Cut Still Isn't the Same as Rape

Kelsey Bain | Posted 08.19.2014 | Women
Kelsey Bain

In a culture where women's bodies are constantly objectified, where men such as yourself seem to think that they have some kind of claim over them, a post such as this only serves to further the idea that consent is some silly slogan those "crazy feminists" throw around, rather than something that is essential for safe and healthy sexual encounters.

Empathy Depletion: An Environmental Hazard

Harold A. McDougall | Posted 08.17.2014 | Green
Harold A. McDougall

It seems more and more clear that sustainable development requires that we look closely not only at how we treat the environment hut at how we treat each other.

Heavy Makeup, Fishnets And Short Shorts Don't Make Me Less Of A Feminist

Gabriela Rivera-Morales | Posted 08.11.2014 | Women
Gabriela Rivera-Morales

You can't convince me that I'm immediately complicit in a sexist system for loving makeup, and wearing booty shorts or itty-bitty crop tops.

Why a TV Presenter's Comments About Early Motherhood Made My Blood Boil

Zoe Strimpel | Posted 08.03.2014 | Women
Zoe Strimpel

Too many people, such as Allison Pearson of The Telegraph and everyone who has remained silent, seems to think that TV presenter Kirstie Allsop had a point when she said women should get pregnant instead of going to university.

#YesAllWomen Awakens the Beast

Lynn R. Huber | Posted 07.26.2014 | Religion
Lynn R. Huber

It is the Beast's pervasive and pernicious nature, as well as its tendency to destroy those who are innocent, that Revelation seeks to reveal and ultimately resist. It is patriarchy's pervasive and pernicious nature, as well as its tendency to destroy the innocent, that #YesAllWomen seeks to reveal and ultimately resist.

To LCWR: Be Out of Order

Carole Ganim | Posted 07.22.2014 | Religion
Carole Ganim

If the good ol' boys want to keep their robes and mitres and rules and constrictions and money and their insistent antimony toward women, let them. Religious women can love God and others without the bureaucracy and the rules and the dictatorship.

Patriarchy and Religion: Built to Oppress Women

Dennis Trainor | Posted 07.20.2014 | Women
Dennis Trainor

From Texas to Alabama to Congressmen saying that women can't get pregnant when raped because their bodies have a way of shutting that down, men, usually white conservative men with ties to patriarchal religious institutions are working their balls off trying to control women; specifically a woman access to birth control and abortion.

11 Reasons Christianity Needs Feminism

Eliel Cruz | Posted 07.21.2014 | Religion
Eliel Cruz

Without women leaders in visible places of our church, we hinder young people by not teaching them to look up to women.

What the White House Isn't Getting About Sexual Assault

Amber Madison | Posted 07.14.2014 | Women
Amber Madison

Although the White House tackling sexual assault is a victory for advocates for sexual assault survivors and prevention, the way the task force is framing this issue is fundamentally flawed. This PSA, while an honorable effort, promotes an extremely patriarchal view of women

Until A Decade Ago, You'd Be Considered A 'Spinster' If...

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 05.01.2014 | Weddings

When you think of the term "spinster," the image of a bitter, old maid comes to mind. But alas, history is here to remind us that single women of any ...

Three Ways to Be a Game Changer

Birute Regine | Posted 06.18.2014 | Business
Birute Regine

In day-to-day office politics, the domination game of seeking power and ego boosting is a great distractor from the real work that needs to be done.