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The One Troubling Line In Jennifer Lawrence's "Sex Crime" Interview

Nick Simmons | Posted 10.20.2014 | Women
Nick Simmons

There is one bit of language in a recent Jennifer Lawrence interview that courts a perception that is still, I believe, a problem worth pointing out. It is a problem I've seen in my own personal life, and a problem I've seen in culture at large.

Middle (St)age. MidLife. Whatever. Quit Looking at My Neck!

Stacia Fernandez | Posted 10.17.2014 | Fifty
Stacia Fernandez

When I was young I refused to sleep with or flirt with men-in-charge for roles in the theatre. I did it on principle. I had some pretty high moral standards for myself as a young actress, and I was NOT going to sell myself out on some casting couch. That was 25 or so years ago.

5 Things Feminists Can Learn From the Kardashians

Erin McKelle | Posted 10.17.2014 | Women
Erin McKelle

There is something fascinating, captivating even, about the Kardashian family that has drawn me in. Part of that I believe is the fact that the family is full of strong, independent women. Being such an avid feminist activist, this is obviously appealing.

Sarah Silverman and the Art of Advocacy

Dana Beyer | Posted 10.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

Social progress, with a concomitant increase in visibility, brings the need for that community to adapt in order to make further progress. A recent case in point is the politically correct backlash from some in the trans community directed toward Sarah Silverman and the equal-pay video from the National Women's Law Center last week.

The Threats Against Anita Sarkeesian Expose The Darkest Aspects Of Online Misogyny

Maureen Ryan | Posted 10.17.2014 | Women
Maureen Ryan

It is tremendously disheartening to suspect that the treatment of women online is getting worse, not better. We've had decades of experience dealing with those who use the Internet with the intent to cause mental or physical distress or harm. We really haven't leveled up?

Women In Construction Offer Advice For Dealing With Sexism From Male Colleagues

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 10.16.2014 | Women

In a career as male-dominated as construction, where women make up less than 3 percent of the workforce, the best way to handle sexism is often to fig...

Corporate Dude Nation Discovers Fair Pay Isn't Karma

Amy Siskind | Posted 10.14.2014 | Women
Amy Siskind

Stockholm Syndrome may be an exaggeration, but many of us, unwittingly, have a high level of internalized sexism. How else could we have ignored and justified something so blatantly wrong.

Don't Call Me A Basic B*tch -- I Can Love Pumpkin Spice Lattes And Still Be Extraordinary

Bustle | Posted 10.14.2014 | Women
Bustle

I may not be the most self-confident person on the planet, but I am confident enough to know that I am neither basic nor a b*tch.

Female Construction Worker: 'We're Judged From The Minute We Get Out There'

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 10.15.2014 | Business

There's sexism everywhere in the American workforce, but especially in the building trade, as revealed in a forthcoming documentary titled “Hard Hat...

Travelling through The Feminine Mystique to Lesbian Feminism

Rachel Wahba | Posted 10.13.2014 | Gay Voices
Rachel Wahba

The Feminine Mystique didn't give me any makeup tips, it gave me a new map, a new consciousness to explore. It felt like a miracle when Betty Freidan landed in my mailbox, leading me back to school at a time where 'Women and Madness' electrified classrooms.

This Comic Perfectly Captures How Feminism Helps Everyone

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 10.16.2014 | Women

A comic artist known as Rasenth wants to set the record straight on sexism. Rasenth, a 25-year-old based in Japan, has created a comic showing how...

Oliver Noble

How Not To Talk To A Woman On The Street

HuffingtonPost.com | Oliver Noble | Posted 10.10.2014 | Women

"Why don't you smile?" "Nice tits, honey!" While these comments may not seem like they have much in common, when said to a stranger in a public spa...

Sarah Silverman Sends A Powerful Message About The Wage Gap

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 10.09.2014 | Women

Sarah Silverman wants everyone to know the wage gap is not OK, and she's not afraid to get all Sarah Silverman to do it. Teaming up with the Natio...

'The Womansplainer' Will Explain Feminism To Anyone In Need

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 10.08.2014 | Women

Know any dudes who just don't understand feminism? Send them a handy link to The Womansplainer. Artist Elizabeth Simins started the satirical site...

Why Children's Cartoons Have A Sexism Problem

Nikki Gloudeman | Posted 10.06.2014 | Women
Nikki Gloudeman

Pretty much without fail, all the classic old cartoons featured a cast almost entirely made up of male characters, with a handful of females tossed in for the express purpose of serving as a sexual foil for the guys

Is My Vagina the Most Important Thing About My Writing?

Carrie La Seur | Posted 10.07.2014 | Books
Carrie La Seur

Recently a literary festival asked me to appear on a panel of regional 'Women Writers.' I'm early enough in my career as a novelist that I'm damned grateful to be invited anywhere, but the panel title gave me pause.

Why I Never Tell My Sons To 'Be A Man'

Joe DeProspero | Posted 10.07.2014 | Parents
Joe DeProspero

It's not that the phrase is abusive, it's that the phrase is limiting -- and frankly, confusing for a small child. Be a man? What does that even mean? I'm 35 and sometimes I'm not even sure what it means.

4 Reasons Why I'm A Feminist

Julia Schemmer | Posted 10.03.2014 | Teen
Julia Schemmer

It's not about which gender is better than the other. The feminist movement is in place to provide equal opportunities for people. It's about taking gender out of the equation, and putting a greater value on what each individual has to bring to the world.

What's Wrong With Denigrating Girls and Women in Schools?

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 10.02.2014 | Education
Soraya Chemaly

Sexism, gender-based double standards, and male entitlement are so normalized that girls think sexual assault and violence are just a "part of life" that they have to live with. Not to put too fine a point on it, but this is seriously f***ed up.

Living at the Intersection of Sexism and Fatphobia

Erin McKelle | Posted 10.02.2014 | Women
Erin McKelle

I live at the intersection of sexism and fatphobia. This is my daily reality, so in all honesty, I expected the backlash I received. It's what keeps many fat women quiet. But I'm here to give all of us a voice. I will not be silenced.

Feminist Mama Manifesto

Lara Lillibridge | Posted 10.02.2014 | 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.