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Sexuality Is Not Morality

Sierra Vandervort | Posted 08.29.2014 | Women
Sierra Vandervort

It's time for women to stop judging each other and discriminating based on an aspect of our lives that is supposed to be private. We live in the 21st century, and if boys get to high-five each other over beer and pizza about their sexual adventures, why can't women do the same thing?

6 Things That Got Better After I Went Gray

Robin Korth | Posted 08.29.2014 | Fifty
Robin Korth

What's wrong with looking my age? I am almost sixty. I don't want to be a younger woman. I love my spirit and my body. I love this age I am in now--one of growing wisdom and longer-lived knowing. So, why do I need to color my hair to a younger woman's shade? This was not about anyone else. It was only about me.

When Men Lose in Politics, It's Never Their Fault

Barbara Lee | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics
Barbara Lee

When women lose races, it's seen as a personal failing. When high-profile men lose, seemingly omnipotent outside forces are to blame. A sampling of press coverage of losses from Tom Daschle to Scott Brown to Mitt Romney to Eric Cantor helps paint the picture.

'Beach House Full of Girls' Proves Street Harassment Is Okay

Shannon Deep | Posted 08.28.2014 | Women
Shannon Deep

Victim-blaming, sl*t-shaming, skepticism, deflection and insults, this perpetual "Not my problem!" mentality... it's all of a piece and it's all part of why some men harass, sexually assault, beat, rape, and kill women.

NSFW: What Happens When Sexist Commercials Are Flipped Around

www.upworthy.com | Posted 08.27.2014 | Women
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I never noticed it before, but she's 100% right. This is totally a thing. ...

Laverne Cox's Powerful Response To Street Harassment

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 08.26.2014 | Women

Leave it to "Orange Is The New Black" actress and advocate Laverne Cox to turn a painful personal story into a poignant teachable moment. In this v...

I Believe In Talking To My Kids About Sex -- But This Pushed Me Over The Edge

Zanthe Taylor | Posted 08.25.2014 | Parents
Zanthe Taylor

I can't accept any longer that crude sexual language, gestures and jokes are merely a harmless manifestation of pubescent development. We can and must educate and empower girls -- and boys -- to stand up to the language and behavior they will inevitably encounter.

I'm A Fat Girl Who Wears Revealing Clothes. Deal With It.

Erin McKelle | Posted 08.27.2014 | Women
Erin McKelle

Because fat girls aren't supposed to take pleasure in our bodies or even consider showing other people what they look like, there is a lot of sh*t that can hit the fan. Mostly caused by other people not knowing how to handle someone as sexy as me owning it.

Yes, It Is Possible To Ban Online Misogyny

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 08.21.2014 | Women

The Internet can be a terrible place, but one website is doing their part to create a safer space for women. Fark, an online link-aggregation comm...

I Can't Believe I'm Writing This: Street Harassment Is Not a Compliment

Shannon Deep | Posted 08.21.2014 | Women
Shannon Deep

Letting someone know you find them desirable does have a time and place; say, flirting at a bar or party. Or maybe on a date. Or how about in bed? The difference is simple and monumental: Consent.

Kind Of Everything You Need To Know About Being A Female Comedian

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 08.31.2014 | Comedy

In this clip from the Live @ The Apt show, comedian Giulia Rozzi explains exactly what it's like to be a funny woman, on the internet and everywhere e...

These Female Musicians Have An Awesome Response To Sexism In The Music World

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 08.20.2014 | Women

It's no secret that sexism often runs rampant in the music industry. Female musicians have spoken up on the ways they're treated differently from t...

How Restaurant Wine Lists Are Sexist

Kurt Michael Friese | Posted 08.20.2014 | Taste
Kurt Michael Friese

Just because you want an Old Fashioned, doesn't mean you need to be old fashioned.

Why the Gender Gap in Comedy Isn't That Funny

Ravishly | Posted 08.19.2014 | Women
Ravishly

The funniest thing about addressing the gender gap in comedy has -- a bit ironically -- nothing to do with humor: It has to do with the curious fact that most people don't really want to talk about the gender gap in comedy.

'Mansplaining' Validated By Oxford Dictionaries

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 08.15.2014 | Women

Ever been talked down to by a man who is trying to explain something? Oxford Dictionaries understands. This week, Oxford Dictionaries announced so...

Two Little Girls Take On Comic Book Action Figures And Everyday Sexism

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 08.15.2014 | Parents

John Marcotte is the father of two geek-chic girls -- Anya, 9, and Stella, 6 -- who have a passion for comic books. Their favorite superhero is Gamora...

What It Is Like to Be a Woman Working in the Video Game Industry

Quora | Posted 08.13.2014 | Women
Quora

My strongest experience as a woman in the gaming industry is being ignored. People don't expect you to know anything or have an opinion about game. They don't give you the "courtesy pause" they normally give to the guys. I feel that I always need to wave my hand and yell, "I'm here!"

Jillian Berman

Why The Next Mark Zuckerberg Probably Won't Be A Woman

HuffingtonPost.com | Jillian Berman | Posted 08.21.2014 | Technology

Every day this summer, MBA candidate Erica Swallow walked into the office of the Boston-based venture capital firm where she was interning and scanned...

My Secret: I Was One of Those Girls Who Had Sex With Older Men on the Internet

Erin McKelle | Posted 08.07.2014 | Women
Erin McKelle

Yes, there was something wrong, but it wasn't with me, and my cyber sex was nothing more than a symptom of something bigger. It was my way of showing that I felt out of control and helpless.

Having Trouble Smiling Like A Lunatic At All Times? Try This.

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 08.05.2014 | Comedy

For every woman who has ever been told to smile on the street, this is the video for you. Written and produced by Janelle James and directed by Laura ...

10 Everyday Sexisms And What Do You Do About Them

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 08.04.2014 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

When women take note of sexism during their daily lives -- for example, talking openly about street harassment or workplace bias -- and name it for what it is, they stop accepting it as "normal."

Educating Geraldo Rivera and the Men Like Him

Craig Chalquist, Ph.D. | Posted 07.29.2014 | Media
Craig Chalquist, Ph.D.

Acts of disparagement usually begin with objectification: misperceiving women as mere objects. The bulk of the mass media apparatus encourages this by sending the message that women matter only for their looks and youth.

Diversity: A Key Component for Thriving Startup Communities

Claire Topalian | Posted 07.28.2014 | Impact
Claire Topalian

Startup leaders and founders are not experts in sociology, but in the face of ample evidence, I believe that founders and community builders have a unique responsibility to alter the future of startup communities and their narratives.

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.