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Feminist Mama Manifesto

Lara Lillibridge | Posted 10.01.2014 | Parents
Lara Lillibridge

It's hard not to fall into sexism as the mother of sons. It's hard not to look at your friend's daughters as potential wives to your future head of the household. I know, I know, you can't say it. But you think it when no one is looking.

Bette Davis Skewers Sexism In Unheard Interview From 1963

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 09.30.2014 | Women

When film legend Bette Davis (1908 - 1989) sat down with entertainment journalist Shirley Eder to discuss the sexes, the year was 1963, and Davis was ...

Sexism in Tech, and What One NYU Student Is Doing About It

Guy Cimbalo | Posted 09.30.2014 | Technology
Guy Cimbalo

The Tumblr blog Hackers of NY launched in February this year and very quickly became a phenomenon, spawning spin off sites everywhere from Miami to Bangalore -- there's now a "Hackers of..." in nine countries and 13 cities.

The New Scourge

Robert Slayton | Posted 09.30.2014 | Technology
Robert Slayton

Bias today is not just a cop misusing his power. It's the tech guy down the block, and it's your local bank official.

Colleges Need to Protect Women in Practice, Not Just Theory

David Cahn | Posted 09.29.2014 | College
David Cahn

Despite my preconceived notions, when I arrived on campus this Fall I was impressed by lengths to which campus officials went address this issue of sexual assault. This was premature. Within a couple weeks of coming to campus, the blatant sexualization of women became apparent.

Awful '50s Marriage Advice Shows What Our Mothers And Grandmothers Were Up Against

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 09.26.2014 | Weddings

"Of course, she herself was largely responsible for [her husband's] infidelity."

I'm No Longer A 'Good Girl'

Robin Korth | Posted 09.25.2014 | Women
Robin Korth

My life was all about how I fit into other people's lives -- as mother, sister, daughter, wife, teacher, student and friend. I didn't know I was allowed to have my own life. As a good woman, I am a full partner in my own life.

Embracing Your Roots

Heather Deason Zynczak | Posted 09.24.2014 | Women
Heather Deason Zynczak

While the ability to triumph does come from within, be proud of where you came from. Use your background to your advantage.

We Need #YesAllWomen Now More Than Ever Before

Madeline Wahl | Posted 09.24.2014 | Women
Madeline Wahl

We are living in the year 2014 and we are still fighting for equality between men and women. We are still fighting for equal rights and equal pay. Women should not have to feel afraid to walk alone at night. Women should not be afraid to speak their voices loud and clear. Women should not be afraid to want a higher education, to want to learn.

Contagious Racism

Jeremy Bamidele | Posted 09.23.2014 | Black Voices
Jeremy Bamidele

The mechanism by which race affects has never been fully understood. Even when accounting for other factors, race exhibits a larger effect on outcomes than can be attributed for.

My Journey to Feminism: How Questioning Religion Started it All

Erin McKelle | Posted 09.23.2014 | Religion
Erin McKelle

My journey with religion is really important to my journey to feminism, because if I had never had the courage to rebel and go against what I had been told, I probably would have never found feminism.

The NFL Must Stop Promoting Sexism -- and Start Promoting More Women

Teresa C. Younger | Posted 09.18.2014 | Women
Teresa C. Younger

The goal of the NFL policy should be to stop violence against women -- not to punish perpetrators to turn down the heat when a high-profile case causes a public relations nightmare.

Battle of the Sexists: 'Blurred Lines' VS. 'Rude'

Em & Lo | Posted 09.18.2014 | Women
Em & Lo

With "Blurred Lines," you know you're getting a sexed-up, sexist song -- there's no hiding it. With "Rude," its retro sexism is hidden under layers of romance and love, which makes it more insidious.

Angry White Men on the Right

Andy Schmookler | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

The Republican Party, as the instrument of the forces of corporatist oligarchy, has had a major hand (more so than the Democrats) in injuring the economic prospects of these men. But the ways these injuries have been inflicted are more hidden than the social revolutions that toppled the old order of automatic superiority.

Yes Means Yes: Breaking Down Sexual Violence on UC Berkeley's Campus

Hannah Berkman | Posted 09.18.2014 | College
Hannah Berkman

The California state legislature unanimously passed a bill this month requiring universities to redefine their official definitions of consent as an "affirmative, conscious, and voluntary agreement to engage in sexual activity." The bill's passing is an incredibly needed step in the right direction.

What Happened When My 4-Year-Old Received Her First 'Blonde' Joke

Mike Reynolds | Posted 09.16.2014 | Parents
Mike Reynolds

Well, my 4-year-old daughter has been presented with her very own blonde joke and like many things that happen to my oldest child I find myself wondering if this is a milestone I'm supposed to be celebrating or one I should be shuddering from.

Dream, Girl: How One Film Is Inspiring Girls to Go for Their Dreams

Erin McKelle | Posted 09.12.2014 | Women
Erin McKelle

Meet Erin Bagwell: She's the director and creator of Dream Girl, a film that is encouraging girls everywhere to become leaders and realize their entrepreneurial dreams. This documentary is redefining what it means to be a businesswoman.

Are Taylor Swift and Katy Perry Really Fighting Over John Mayer?

Nikki Gloudeman | Posted 09.12.2014 | Entertainment
Nikki Gloudeman

Apparently, the fact that Swift said there was a "personal element" to the fight is proof-positive that it has to do with Mayer. Because, you know, the only personal thing that can exist for women is men.

People Think Women Lie Because That's What We Teach Our Children

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 09.12.2014 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

This "wink, wink -- we all know women lie" masked as journalistic concern isn't just about Davis, but all of us. Words like "highly suspect" "evidence" and "verification," used in circumstances like this, leverage a diffuse and atavistic suspicion of women.

9/11: On Terror, Grief and Forgetting

Jay Dodd | Posted 09.11.2014 | Black Voices
Jay Dodd

What 9/11 did to us as a nation is solidify tensions of Brown/Black bodies carrying terror. From the security line to workplace to college campuses, brown bodies are policed and monitored. But this is how we are. This is the America we foster and develop.

The Princess's New Clothes

Mical Darley | Posted 09.11.2014 | Parents
Mical Darley

I want to be wary of making her embarrassed or ashamed of what she likes, especially if it seems girly. Because misogyny gets internalized. Because fantasy is the one game in which we all have autonomy. Because that unembarrassed power is a thing I want to preserve for my daughter.

Is Coverage of the Apple Watch Sexist?

Nikki Gloudeman | Posted 09.11.2014 | Women
Nikki Gloudeman

The Internet has its proverbial panties in a bunch over the new release of the gee-whiz Apple Watch. Except "panties in a bunch" may be a bit of a misnomer. Because as also tends to happen when a new tech product is dropped, the people doing the reporting are predominantly male.

Mark Driscoll, Women as Penis Houses, and Crumbling Temples

Christian Piatt | Posted 09.11.2014 | Religion
Christian Piatt

What does it matter what Mark Driscoll wrote some 13 years ago, especially considering he has since stepped down (at least temporarily) from his role at the helm of Mars Hill? It matters because the information is only coming to light now that the church seems to have nothing left to lose and only something to gain by distancing itself further from Driscoll.

Prosecutorial Misconduct and the "P" word

Andrea Lyon | Posted 09.09.2014 | Crime
Andrea Lyon

Using what you consider to be the ultimate pejorative word to describe someone critical of your work, Mr. Former D.A., is unethical, sexist, selfish and weak. Like most bullies are.

I'm A Dad. I Have Daughters. And Worries.

Mike Reynolds | Posted 09.09.2014 | Parents
Mike Reynolds

I'm glad there are posts like Jeff Bogle's about how it only gets better when it comes to raising daughters, because I need to be reminded that my girls themselves are just fine. I worry a lot, though. About my girls.