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New Sony Ad Markets PlayStation With 'Sexy' Female Doctor

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 11.25.2014 | Technology

It seems there's still work to be done when it comes to sexism in the video game industry.

Maureen Ryan

The One Episode Of 'The Comeback' You Have To Watch

HuffingtonPost.com | Maureen Ryan | Posted 11.24.2014 | Entertainment

"The Comeback" and "Outlander" have almost nothing in common as television shows. The HBO show is a half-hour comedy, the Starz show is an hourlong dr...

Awful Behavior At Tech Companies Probably Does Not Hurt Their Bottom Lines

AP | By BARBARA ORTUTAY | Posted 11.25.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Silicon Valley seems to have more than its share of companies behaving badly. Among up-and-comers in the tech world, privacy abuses ...

Koenig's Emotions Make Serial Great

Alice Wilder | Posted 11.21.2014 | Media
Alice Wilder

It's a mistake to argue that she's not a credible journalist because she does occasionally express emotion. It's an emotional case which involves real people.

To The Boys Who Told My Daughter She Couldn't Play Volcano Because She's a Girl...

Amber Nichols-Buckley | Posted 11.20.2014 | Parents
Amber Nichols-Buckley

You can't ever take back what you told her yesterday in that sandbox. It's a done deal. I know, because I've lived it.

Calling Nevada's Incoming Speaker Racist And Sexist Would Be A Huge Understatement

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 11.20.2014 | Politics

Ira Hansen is a Republican member of the Nevada State Assembly. He's served since his 2011 swearing-in, and with his party's newly acquired majority, ...

Inaction Is Tacit Approval: Why I Deleted My Uber Account

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 11.20.2014 | Technology
Lisa Abeyta

I've realized that when I give my money to companies that not only ignore the negative effects of unchecked bro-culture but actively embrace dirty tactics to get the advantage, I have become part of the problem that I am working to eradicate.

Making Asian American Women Visible: The Joy Luck Club

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 11.19.2014 | Books
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

Asian Americans are grateful to Tan for writing a novel that gives some visibility to a concealed minority group. Her novel gives a voice to young people who struggle to articulate the relational dynamics that they experience as they grow up with immigrant parents.

9 Things You Should Never Say To A Woman Who Is Turning 30

Lindsay Patton-Carson | Posted 11.19.2014 | Women
Lindsay Patton-Carson

OK, don't get me wrong. 29 was a great year. I loved it. But I have a good feeling there are going to be other years I love, too.

If You're Underprivileged and I'm Not Attracted to You, Is 'Hello' Harassment?

Sharanya Haridas | Posted 11.17.2014 | Women
Sharanya Haridas

Street harassment and gender-based violence are real and serious. They should be recognized and called out for what they are. However, to accuse men of harassment just because you don't want to associate with them for whatever reason is a gross trivialization of actual harassment.

Why Sexual Surveillance Of Women Is A Consequence of Conservative Norms, Not Liberal Social Mores

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 11.21.2014 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

"Creepy" is the word most frequently used to describe acts like those Freundel is accused of, but that is a tired, trivializing euphemism for serious infringements of privacy and degradation of dignity.

Sexism Is Alive and Well in Medicine

Elizabeth Horn | Posted 11.13.2014 | Women
Elizabeth Horn

While demographic data may suggest otherwise, I still consider myself a minority, albeit a less common one. I am a young woman in medicine, and I am a natural blonde.

Tumblr Calls Bullshit On Absurdly Sexist Casting Calls

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 11.10.2014 | Women

Casting calls for women can be incredibly sexist -- and one woman is sick of it. Katrina Day, an aspiring actor in NYC, created the "Some Lady Par...

Everything Wrong With Princesses In One Easy Image!

David Trumble | Posted 11.07.2014 | Women
David Trumble

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Let's Not Forget The Point Of The Catcalling Video

Yirssi Bergman | Posted 11.06.2014 | Women
Yirssi Bergman

So no, #NotAllMen cat call, and definitely not only Hispanic and black men, but #YesAllWomen deserve to walk down the street in peace, and this is a point that we need not forget.

10 Easy Ways to Parent Beyond Pink and Blue

Em & Lo | Posted 11.06.2014 | Parents
Em & Lo

After all, being encouraged to try and allowed to enjoy a variety of different experiences as you grow up regardless of whether those experiences are deemed "masculine" or "feminine" creates better brains -- not to mention more empathic humans.

My Thoughts on the Controversy Over My Comments About the Gay Community and Misogyny

Rose McGowan | Posted 11.05.2014 | Gay Voices
Rose McGowan

The LGBT community absolutely needs to combat the misogyny in their midst. I've lived and breathed gay rights for as long as I can remember. I've seen so much change and now I want more. Casual and accepted misogyny no longer works for me and it shouldn't work for you.

The Feminine Athlete

Lindsey Holden | Posted 11.05.2014 | Media
Lindsey Holden

Lipsticked, magazine cover-ready women with just enough muscle tone may pass as athletes in magazines, but culturally perfect models aren't built to win Olympic gold in the 100-meter dash. In reality, women are accepted as athletes, but only when they fit a certain gendered mold.

The Allegations About Lena Dunham Are Bad for Everyone

Ryan Chapin Mach | Posted 11.04.2014 | College
Ryan Chapin Mach

It's not surprising that any of this would find its way into the National Review. What's surprising is how easily that publication has snaked its way into the concerns of people who seriously care about the rights that victims of abuse are entitled to.

The Sexist Case For Vaccinating My Daughter

Jeff Bogle | Posted 11.04.2014 | Parents
Jeff Bogle

My silence was deafening, to me at least. Do my girls have a dad who won't stand up to crap like that from archaic people who still believe a girl's chief purpose in life is to make themselves "cute" for boys?

Stop Asking If I Am Going To Try For A Boy

Ariel Chesler | Posted 11.07.2014 | Parents
Ariel Chesler

My 3-year-old daughter has recently started asking me if certain characters in books and cartoons are boys or girls. After answering her questions, I ask her: "Why is that important?" I'm asking you the same thing now.

Tutu Much, Tutu Soon

Leslie Kendall Dye | Posted 11.03.2014 | Women
Leslie Kendall Dye

Maybe I just wanted to win the argument. Maybe I am as weary of people finding me a killjoy or a cliche of retro hippie culture when I talk about tutus as I am of the tutus themselves. Either way, I thought of another reason I dislike tutus on toddlers.

Feminism Is Not a Plot Against Men

Toni Nagy | Posted 11.03.2014 | Women
Toni Nagy

The conversation shouldn't just be about what we are against, but what we are for. A feminist future is not an apocalyptic crisis where the family unit is destroyed as women pillage the earth for the remaining cotton for their ever-flowing menstruation.

Costumes So Cute, It's Scary

John Marcotte | Posted 10.31.2014 | Parents
John Marcotte

I've dressed up in costumes that ranged from silly, to creative, to scary. Hell, if I could pull off sexy, I might go for that, too -- but I really appreciate the fact that when I go to the store, I have other choices. I hope that someday my girls will be able to say the same.

We Are All As Blind To Racism As Men Are To Street Harassment

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 10.30.2014 | Women
Marianne Mollmann

The video left me with large question marks and quite a bit of discomfort about its unspoken racial bias.