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The More Things Change: A Few Depressing Thoughts on Bias

Susan R. Meyer | Posted 12.18.2014 | Fifty
Susan R. Meyer

As we neared the end of our peer group meeting, one of the women brought up the difficulty she was having in finding baby dolls of color to donate to a charity she supports. The conversation moved on to finding good books with ethnically diverse characters for young readers.

An Open Letter to Penn's Phi Delta Theta Fraternity for Their 'Beyonce' Blow-Up Doll Holiday Card

Ernest Owens | Posted 12.17.2014 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

Sorry doesn't excuse ignorance. Sorry doesn't change rape culture, racist imagery, and misogyny on a campus that represents otherwise.

ManServants Are Not A Sign Of Feminist Progress

Katie Tandy | Posted 12.16.2014 | Women
Katie Tandy

If you would never -- in a million years -- dress yourself up (or your best friend, mother or sister) as a French courtesan and dust the furniture while men ogled your lace-clad bottom while chuckling over cognac and cigars, why on earth would you do it to someone else?

The 'Plain' Truth: Confessions of a Non-Beauty Queen

Kathleen Long | Posted 12.15.2014 | Women
Kathleen Long

The plain truth that they're missing is that physical appearance isn't very important. To some extent, it reflects a life lived, especially at the extreme ends of the "looks" continuum.

At Tiger Inn, Women Are the Punch Line

Alexandra Scheeler | Posted 12.12.2014 | Women
Alexandra Scheeler

Women shouldn't be a punch line, and I don't want TI to be a punch line when we talk about sexism at Princeton.

Yes, Sexism Hurts Men Too

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 12.12.2014 | Women

While sexism negatively affects women, Laci Green is here to remind us that everyone is impacted by gender inequality. Green, a sex-positive vide...

Classic Television Wasn't Always Classy

James Peron | Posted 12.14.2014 | Women
James Peron

In recent weeks, I've almost exclusively been watching television shows from the early '60s. Often suffering culture shock while doing so.

2014 Misogyny of the Year: TIME Magazine

Charles Clymer | Posted 12.11.2014 | Media
Charles Clymer

When TIME ignores so many influential women in favor of less influential men, it increases the disparity of how women are viewed in society because when they put something on the cover (and choose to ignore other subjects), people talk about it (or don't), regardless of its importance or accuracy.

The 29 Best Moments For Women In 2014

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 12.11.2014 | Women

Though there are many parts of 2014 we'd rather not revisit, the year brought so many good things. From the incredible stories of survivin...

Rosie Perez Slams The 'Pure Sexism' People Use To Describe 'The View'

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 12.10.2014 | Women

Don't call it a catfight. Rosie Perez told HuffPost Live's Ricky Camilleri on Tuesday that she's not happy with the way she and her fellow "The Vi...

Why Being Good At My Job Makes Me Bad At Dating

Jamie Silverman | Posted 12.08.2014 | Women
Jamie Silverman

Last time I checked, people in relationships, whether new or established, want to see their partners. This phenomenon can be nearly impossible while juggling work deadlines.

'Potty-Mouth Princesses' Team Up With Santa To Slam The Wage Gap

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 12.08.2014 | Women

The "potty-mouth princesses" are back again, this time with Santa. In a video produced by for-profit t-shirt company FCKH8, little girls ask: “Ho...

The Shocking Comment That Reminded Me of Everything I Need to Teach My Kids

Catherine Pearlman | Posted 12.03.2014 | Parents
Catherine Pearlman

My shock at his words spewed out automatically. I looked at him and asked, "Did you just say he was beat by a girl?" Immediately my friend recanted. He himself didn't know where that comment came from. He felt badly and that was that. But days and weeks later, I couldn't forget it. Something truly bothered me.

Women Are Better Leaders

Madison Lawson | Posted 12.02.2014 | Women
Madison Lawson

Saying women or men make better leaders is an overgeneralization of a large and diverse group of individuals who have nothing in common except for claiming the same gender identity. Maybe women are better. We're not quite sure because there's been so few female leaders, compared to their male counterparts.

7 Desserts For The Manliest Of Men

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 12.05.2014 | Taste

Finally, men can eat sweets without being judged.

Week to Week News Quiz for 11/28/14

John Zipperer | Posted 12.01.2014 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Forget Black Friday and Cyber Monday; it's time for News Quiz Everyday, which doesn't make much sense, but take our latest Week to Week news quiz and it will help you make more sense of the world.

Our 'Rape Problem' Can't Be Solved By Colleges

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 12.01.2014 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

Particularizing "rape on campus" in the search for real and lasting prevention and solutions will not solve the problem of rape on campus. The culture that enables rape is the broader one of male dominance, violence and exploitation.

3 Reasons Men And Women Both Belong In The Kitchen (So There, Kirk Cameron)

Anne Radcliffe | Posted 11.26.2014 | Parents
Anne Radcliffe

The kitchen deserves respect for what it already is and has the potential to be. We all belong here.

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.