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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...

Playground Rules for the Public Square

Ben Austin | Posted 07.18.2014 | Education
Ben Austin

Anyone who calls themselves a leader in the debate about the future of American public education should adhere to one simple rule: don't say anything in the public square you wouldn't be able to say on an elementary school playground.

This Company's Sexist, Racist And Homophobic Slogans Have Got To Go

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 07.17.2014 | Women

An Australian camping company's offensive advertising slogans have sparked Internet outrage -- and rightfully so. Brisbane-based camper van rental...

Living Under an Unequal Rainbow

Annie E. Clark | Posted 07.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Annie E. Clark

If we don't address these intersecting identities and the fact that sexism, racism, classism and the like are within our rainbow bubble, we are hurting the very members of our community that we proclaim we are fighting to protect.

How This Female Pilot Is Flying Through The Glass Ceiling

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 07.15.2014 | Women

Nearly 80 years after Amelia Earhart attempted to circumnavigate the globe, another Earhart is taking the reins. Although pilot Amelia Rose Earhar...

Leighton Meester Asks, Is 'Of Mice and Men' A Feminst Tract?

Leighton Meester | Posted 07.15.2014 | Arts
Leighton Meester

If Steinbeck's woman character is purely a victim, why is she so hated? And if she is truly harmless, why is she so threatening? Without question, it was a commentary on the social climate at the time, which still surprisingly applies today.

Man Tells Woman He Can't Get Turned On By Her Aging Body -- And She Reacts Perfectly

Robin Korth | Posted 07.22.2014 | Fifty
Robin Korth

Naked, I stood at the closet doors with the lights on and made myself ready. I took a deep breath and positioned the mirrors so I could see all of me. I consciously worked to remove my self-believed inner image. I opened my eyes and looked very carefully at my body. And my heart lurched at the truth.

Hobby Lobby 2.0: The Broader Implications for the Left

Katherine Franke | Posted 07.11.2014 | Politics
Katherine Franke

While the decision marked a devastating loss for reproductive rights and women's workplace equality, it's radical reach will likely radiate far beyond the pickets of the specific context raised in the case.

Kim Bellware

12 Images That Remind Everyone Women Are The Bosses Of Their Bodies | Kim Bellware | Posted 07.10.2014 | Women

Women around the world represent a rich mosaic of experiences and expressions, but the one belief that unifies the sisterhood: Don't you dare tell a w...

5 Reasons Why Hillary Clinton Is the Best Person for the Job

Erin McKelle | Posted 07.16.2014 | College
Erin McKelle

Hillary Clinton is without question, the most talked-about woman in politics right now.

A Letter to My Former Self

Erin McKelle | Posted 07.09.2014 | Women
Erin McKelle

ou'll start to see that your body type isn't being represented, anywhere. You will try to get a "bikini body" and wish that you could rock one -- if only you knew that you could all along! You'll develop an unhealthy relationship to food and your body

Swipe Left on Sexist Tinder Sh*tstorm: Co-founder Claims She Was Sexually Harassed

Ravishly | Posted 07.08.2014 | Women

Tinder co-founder and marketing executive Whitney Wolfe brought a suit against her fellow co-founders last week -- and for damn good reason.

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.

Theological Reflections on "Gangnam Style"

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 07.07.2014 | Religion
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

Western music comes with Western privilege and, like white privilege, this type of agency does not need to crossover to the margins because Western pop stars are already idolized the world over.

Songbirds and Superwomen

Graham Milne | Posted 07.01.2014 | Books
Graham Milne

Emmie Mears has been searching for superwomen her entire life.

Can We All Just Relax About Casual Sexism?

Sarah Watts | Posted 07.01.2014 | Parents
Sarah Watts

Sexism is real. It's subtle and it's damaging. And I do agree with the (poorly-conveyed) message of this video: If we treat our daughters like they're adorable morons, persistently and insistently, they'll probably grow up thinking exactly that. But people, I am so sick of fear-based parenting.

'You're Smarter Than You Look'

Danielle Sinay | Posted 06.30.2014 | Women
Danielle Sinay

I am (a fake) blonde and have large breasts. I am also a writer, employed and pursuing my Master's. These are things that make me "me." These are all things that have nothing to do with each other. Right?

Big Moments in My Big-Breasted History

TueNight | Posted 06.30.2014 | Women

Boobs can make men stupid, and since you can't hide them, you get to witness a lot of stupidity. Being a mother -- and having a boy -- does make me wonder how ingrained men's love for boobs really is. The answer? Pretty damn ingrained.

10 Words Every Girl Should Learn

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 07.02.2014 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

Listener bias results in most people thinking that women are hogging the floor when men are actually dominating.

Matt Lauer, It Was Sexist to Ask GM CEO Mary Barra If She's a Good Mom

Bonnie Fuller | Posted 07.09.2014 | Women
Bonnie Fuller

Matt, when you asked this question, it was like a knife in the hearts of career-minded women everywhere, because so many of us feel like we have had to work harder than any man to get ahead -- if we can get ahead at all.

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.

Taking My Baby to Kara Walker's Sugar Baby

Rev. Vicki Flippin | Posted 06.27.2014 | Religion
Rev. Vicki Flippin

Her latest work in Brooklyn is at the Domino sugar factory, a defunct warehouse that is set for demolition. Walker is taking this opportunity to make a statement about slavery, perceptions of black bodies, human exploitation, and the sugar-coating of history.

Will 'Bad Bitch @ Instagram 2014-2020' Fit On a Resume?

Ise Lyfe | Posted 06.26.2014 | Technology
Ise Lyfe

I'm not saying there's anything wrong with feeling beautiful and wanting to flaunt it. I also believe that women should be free to express their sexuality however they choose. To me the issue is the wackness of the one dimensional pretty girl.


Mona R. Washington | Posted 06.25.2014 | Comedy
Mona R. Washington

Cast: CONCERNED AMERICAN ONE and CONCERNED AMERICAN TWO Setting: American supermarket. Rush hour. June 25, 2014.

I Am Not Your Manic Pixie Bookworm

Kaite Welsh | Posted 06.23.2014 | Women
Kaite Welsh

Why is it that reading, once a tool for female empowerment, has become a tool of female exploitation?