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The 'Halal Version' Of The 'Happy British Muslims' Video Gets Rid Of All The Women

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 04.18.2014 | Religion

It's been just three days since the "Happy British Muslims" video was posted, and the Internet has already exploded with opinions about it, ranging fr...

Why Steve Harvey Needs to Have a Seat

Olivia Cole | Posted 04.17.2014 | Women
Olivia Cole

Rather than using the Mimi and Nikko sex tape as a teachable moment about privacy, permanence and the longevity of Internet decisions, Harvey can't resist transforming that moment into a diatribe about shame and God's plan for women's bodies.

Straw-Man Feminism: What Beyoncé and Miley Have in Common

Rose Courteau | Posted 04.16.2014 | Celebrity
Rose Courteau

After centuries of being objectified, our chief feminist demand, as reflected by the stars we've elevated to celebrity status, is the right to be sexy. This is, to put it bluntly, farcically sad.

Winning Women Candidates, Know These 5 Truths

Mary Hughes | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics
Mary Hughes

Whether the conversation is between a candidate and a reporter, or a press conference demand for a wholesale change in editorial policy depends on the particulars. The point is: Women can't let sexism go.

Watch What Happens When A Woman Reverses Everyday Sexism

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 04.16.2014 | Women

When The Guardian's Leah Green went undercover in London, she was not reporting on breaking news. Instead, she took a new lens to a centuries-old ...

Kathy Griffin Blasts Sexist Executives

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 04.10.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Kathy Griffin has won two Emmys and one Grammy for her biting brand of comedy, but even a shelf full of awards hasn't saved her from sexism. During...

Taking a Community Approach to Campus Sexual Assault Prevention

Robert Pleasants | Posted 04.09.2014 | College
Robert Pleasants

Ending sexual assault is not a "women's issue," and until we change our thinking to include everyone in the effort, we won't begin to see a significant decline in this form of violence. This move toward a more inclusive community approach has gained traction in the last decade, a trend I've noticed at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Words Count

Robin Lakoff | Posted 04.08.2014 | Women
Robin Lakoff

Women, working together and speaking as one, have to make it clear that dispelling misogyny and sexism of all kinds should be seen not as "nice" or "virtuous," but as a patriotic necessity.

The Fear Behind the Sexism in Hayden's Attack on Feinstein

Christine Pelosi | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

The minute I heard former CIA Director Michael Hayden refer to Feinstein as "emotional," I rolled my eyes. This is what men do to dismiss powerful women all over the world. Then I laughed -- because clearly for all his intelligence gathering experience, Michael Hayden sure misread Dianne Feinstein.

Mi Madre

Quassan Castro | Posted 04.07.2014 | Latino Voices
Quassan Castro

You ride the silent subway from Spanish Harlem to the Bronx at 4 a.m. fists pound on the empty seat beside you face-hardened like a solider in combat lips locked tight

Winning the Future for Women in Politics and Service

Ola Ojewumi | Posted 04.03.2014 | Impact
Ola Ojewumi

As a country, we are failing in our efforts to include women in national and local politics while subjecting politicians to insufferable forms of sexism

On the Policing of Female Sexuality

Yirssi Bergman | Posted 04.02.2014 | Women
Yirssi Bergman

This paradigm, that women are supposed to be beacons of purity throughout the span of their lives, while "boys will be boys" is tiresome and outdated. Women are sexual beings too, and should be able to explore and enjoy their sexuality as much as they want to without being judged or chastised for it.

Are the 'Real Housewives' Sexist?

Jim Joseph | Posted 04.02.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Joseph

I've been a fan of The Real Housewives franchise since day one, when it first debuted in Ocean County as a response to the popularity of Desperate Housewives. But it never occurred to me until just recently that there's been an underlying issue brewing: sexism.

Is Governor Christie Guilty of Slut-Shaming?

Jeanne Zaino | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics
Jeanne Zaino

That question has been asked repeatedly since the legal team hired by Christie released its findings last week.

WATCH: Arizona Pastor Thinks Women Should Remain Silent In Church

Posted 03.26.2014 | Religion

Pastor Steven L. Anderson of Faithful Word Baptist Church in Tempe, Arizona has drawn criticism for a sermon uploaded to YouTube on Sunday in which he...

What's Wrong With Women's History Month?

Lynn Yeakel | Posted 03.25.2014 | Impact
Lynn Yeakel

The reality is that women's contributions to our nation's history are not limited to one month in a year, and so learning about them should not be limited either.

Ahhhh, Weddings

Zoe Strimpel | Posted 03.21.2014 | Weddings
Zoe Strimpel

Ok, so here are some things I'd do differently. Joan and Peter [names have been changed]: you were divine. Looked tip-top, were generous to have me, and threw a fabulously foodie party. It could have been anyone's wedding that prompted these thoughts.

Parents Explain Why School's Leggings 'Ban' Sends The Wrong Message To Students

Posted 03.20.2014 | Parents

Parents at a Chicago-area middle school are speaking out against a purported ban on leggings and tight yoga pants arguing the dress code policy unfair...

Persistence: Reflections of a Life-Long Activist

Cami Anderson | Posted 03.17.2014 | Education
Cami Anderson

Persisting to demand equity was one of the hardest things I have ever worked with a group of people to accomplish. And I learned some tough lessons.

Single Moms Club: Tyler Perry Still Has a Problem With (Black) Women

Olivia Cole | Posted 03.17.2014 | Black Voices
Olivia Cole

The only way a single mom can be happy, Perry tells us, is by ceasing to be a single mom.

Rules Are Made to Be Broken

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Renee James, essayist and blogger A few years ago, we were all buzzing about books that offered the "rules" for women, the "rules"...

Racism Is So Gay

Omar Sarwar | Posted 03.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Omar Sarwar

It is unreasonable to expect people to become attracted to every kind of look, but it is still better to try and fail than to defend brazenly racist attitudes in the name of "preference."

Why Women Don't Speak Up and What We Can Do About It

Dr. Sonya Rhodes | Posted 03.12.2014 | Women
Dr. Sonya Rhodes

Would we speak up if someone made racial slurs? Or anti-Semitic ones? Or, anti-gay comments? I think so. It is easier to defend someone else. But as women, why don't we step up in a situation when there is unwarranted verbal aggression toward us? What makes us so afraid of confrontation?

The S&M Experience

Robin Korth | Posted 03.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Robin Korth

Do you remember the first time you heard the "S" (sir) word or the "M" (ma'am) word when someone was addressing you? In the timeline of maturity this event stands stark in many people's memories. The first time I got "ma'am-ed," I actually turned around to see who the person was talking to. It certainly could not have been me!

On Islam and Feminism

Sami H. Elmansoury | Posted 03.12.2014 | Religion
Sami H. Elmansoury

My concern is the rush to defend these actions. My concern is the lack of recognition that there is, in fact, a problem. My concern is the dominating reluctance to speak out.