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Happily Never After: The Sad (and Sexist?) Rush to Cast Some of Our Most Promising Young Actresses as Fairy Tale Princesses

Scott Mendelson | Posted 09.27.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

If recent developments are any indication, Hollywood has a genuine desire to roll back the progress clock and turn young female actresses into fairy tale princesses.

The Root

Ilene H. Lang | Posted 09.27.2011 | Women
Ilene H. Lang

Let's talk about sexism. Now I know the word "sexism" carries baggage. But no matter what you call it -- gender bias, systemic inequity, inequality o...

Jason Linkins

Michele Bachmann Is The One 2012 Candidate Who's Not Allowed To Spend The Money Necessary To Look Good On Teevee, Apparently

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.26.2011 | Media

Politicians are a vain lot, and even if they weren't, the necessities of the television age enforce a certain need to maintain a baseline level of att...

FL-22: Allen West Should Apologize for Sexist Tirade

Lois Frankel | Posted 09.19.2011 | Politics
Lois Frankel

Allen West has a real problem with women. He's voted to deny us healthcare and curb our rights, and now he's openly attacking one of us with sexist comments. I won't stand for it.

WATCH: Bill Maher Takes On Bachmann, Palin, Sexism & Jesus

Posted 09.16.2011 | Comedy

One thing is abundantly clear: Bill Maher is not afraid of offending you. Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin are an interesting force in American po...

Is America in an Age of Action, or Apathy?

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 09.14.2011 | Women
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Yes, we are angry about a lot of things... but we are not sure what to do about it. End result? We're not doing too much of anything.

Is Curbing Women's Rights the Path to Gender Equality?

Sujatha Jesudason | Posted 09.12.2011 | Politics
Sujatha Jesudason

We can no longer afford to ignore the growing use of technology to select for boys and against girls. One hundred sixty million girls never born and a future of seven brides for seventy brothers is indeed cause for alarm.

Jason Linkins

Bloomberg Businessweek (Accidentally?) Makes It Clear That Warren Critics Are Primarily Animated By Sexism

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.06.2011 | Media

I'm going to generously assume that the weird, critical, slam-book-style bubbles that dot the cover of the July 11-17 issue of Bloomberg Businessweek,...

New Zealand Businessman Fired After Linking Women's Workplace Productivity To Menstruation

Posted 09.05.2011 | World

The head of a major New Zealand employers' group has been fired after implying that women were paid less than men because they took more sick leave du...

Colbert: Men & Woman Finally Equally Powerless

Posted 08.29.2011 | Comedy

Stephen Colbert hailed an unfortunate "win" for equality on Tuesday night's show when he announced that the Supreme Court ruling in the Wal-Mart sexua...

'Strong Female Characters' To End Sexism

Comics Alliance | Posted 08.28.2011 | Comedy

Cartoonist Kate Beaton has created another characteristically hilarious webcomic lampooning the popular treatment of female characters in mainstream A...

Bullies Posing as Adults (Coming to a Neighborhood Near You...)

Laura Munson | Posted 08.27.2011 | Education
Laura Munson

I've been crossing the country sharing an old message with people who often seem to think it's new news. I like to say, "What if someone told you that emotions are your choice when you were ten years old? Wouldn't you have lived your life differently?" The heads nod.

Why Are Women So 'Bright'?

Mike Amato | Posted 08.24.2011 | Comedy
Mike Amato

Ever notice how often men refer to women as "bright?" Ever notice how often whites refer to blacks as "bright?" Ever notice you rarely hear white men praised for their brightness, unless they're either very young or very old? It's an interesting compliment.

Too Big to Sue? Supreme Court Blocks Massive Gender Discrimination Suit Against Wal-Mart

Elizabeth B. Wydra | Posted 08.20.2011 | Women
Elizabeth B. Wydra

However strong the evidence of discrimination may or may not be, it is important to recognize that the Supreme Court's ruling today was not about whether Wal-Mart was guilty.

Anthony Weiner Criticized "Sexist" Art

ARTINFO | Posted 08.09.2011 | Arts
ARTINFO

An ironic New York statue might well now stand as an adequate symbol for Weiner's situation over the last week: A larger-than-life, scantily clad male public figure, trying to keep down the images of vice represented by multiple women.

What If Weiner Was a Woman?

Nina Burleigh | Posted 08.07.2011 | Politics
Nina Burleigh

We can only hope for the day that a U.S. Congresswoman is caught sending boob and crotch pictures to boy-fans, but no woman who leaves the second button undone on a blouse can get elected dog catcher in America.

It's Sexist to Support Palin for Her Anatomy

Shawna Vercher | Posted 08.06.2011 | Politics
Shawna Vercher

Setting the crazy and emotional fervor of the '08 campaign aside, it's time to take a real look at this almost-candidate -- who now might run to be the leader of the free world -- and see what she has shown us.

The Undefeated: The Movie I Wish Hillary Had Made

Amy Siskind | Posted 08.06.2011 | Politics
Amy Siskind

Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin share next to nothing in political ideology or background. Here's what they do have in common: both woman candidates were victims of a media smear campaign which played a major factor in their temporary political demise.

Top 10 Reasons Palin Should Run for President

Amy Siskind | Posted 08.03.2011 | Politics
Amy Siskind

Almost every country in Europe and Latin America; along with India, Israel, New Zealand, Canada, China, Pakistan, Rwanda and many other countries have been led by a woman. Why hasn't the US?

Organizer Explains Message Behind SlutWalk Chicago

| Ashley Henshaw | Posted 08.02.2011 | Chicago

Earlier this year, the Toronto Police Service made international news when one of their representatives said that "women should avoid dressing like sl...

A Secret Weapon for Fighting Climate Change: Empowering Women

Sigourney Weaver | Posted 08.02.2011 | Green
Sigourney Weaver

You might think that a force as sweeping as global warming would be an equal opportunity threat, but the fact is climate change exacts a heavier toll on women.

Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo: The Beauty of Educating Buddhist Nuns (VIDEO)

Posted 07.31.2011 | Religion

Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo left England for India at the age of 20 to pursue her Buddhist training and becoming one of the first westerners to be ordained ...

Laura Gottesdiener

In Badminton, Pants Are Back

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Gottesdiener | Posted 07.31.2011 | Sports

The Badminton World Federation ditched a proposed skirts-only rule for female players in the face of intense opposition from both players and women’...

Zero Tolerance: Trump, Schwarzenegger, and Strauss-Kahn

Jim Wallis | Posted 07.26.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

While the primary blame for abuse and misdeed against women lies with the perpetrators themselves, we should look next at the good men who say nothing. It's time for good men to hold accountable those who abuse women.

A Sexist Motion? Lawyer Claims Paralegal Has Distracting Breasts

Posted 07.25.2011 | Chicago

A Chicago lawyer is being accused of sexism after requesting that a "large breasted woman" seated at the opposing counsel's table be moved as to not d...