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Our Mothers Played Hard and We Won

Kim Turner | Posted 07.10.2013 | Women
Kim Turner

From grandmother to mother to daughter, the women in our family experienced firsthand the many gifts of sports, but also the academic and professional advantages. Sports gave us a sense of ourselves, our power, and the willingness to dig deep to turn challenging situations around.

Tyler Kingkade

Feds To Investigate Occidental Over Sexual Assault Response

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.09.2013 | College

The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights will investigate Occidental College over allegations the Los Angeles-based school failed to...

Naked Sweethearts & Mud Crawls: A Small College's Big Hazing Problem

Jezebel | Posted 04.30.2013 | College

Anonymous posters on Greek Life forums have long swapped rumors about the horrific hazing at Young Harris College, a tiny private college up in Appala...

Law & Order SVU Directly Quotes Rape Survivors, Calls Itself "Fiction"

Lisa Wade | Posted 06.26.2013 | TV
Lisa Wade

Law & Order is brazenly capitalizing on the pain and trauma of young women and not only failing to compensate them for stealing their stories, but actually denying that they exist by claiming that the "story is fictional and does not depict any actual person or event." Stunning.

Gloria Allred, Leading Civil Rights Attorney, Takes Sexual Assault Cases Against Occidental College

Lisa Wade | Posted 06.22.2013 | College
Lisa Wade

we will no longer live in a world in which going to college increases one's risk of sexual assault, in which administrations promote rape myths and stoke rape culture, in which reporting a sexual crime exposes you to further trauma and betrayal. 

Sexual Assault Survivor Activists Launch 'Know Your IX' Campaign

Dana Bolger | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Dana Bolger

Title IX guarantees students' civil right to an education unimpeded by violence and harassment. Our colleges unabashedly took advantage of our ignorance of our Title IX rights -- and this past year's headlines suggest that our experiences are not unique.

What I Found in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue

Linda Flanagan | Posted 04.24.2013 | Women
Linda Flanagan

As a teenage girl, I used to study the photos of those otherworldly creatures and marvel at their sheer perfection -- Kathy Ireland, Christie Brinkley, Cheryl Tiegs and Paulina Porizkova, the Czech beauty who was rumored to speak five languages. Did these astonishing creatures actually exist?

Do Boys Face More Sexism Than Girls?

Michael Kimmel | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics
Michael Kimmel

2013-02-20-300x70_blog_lets_talkcopy.pngWhen it comes to education, are boys the new girls? Are they facing more discrimination than their female peers, just because they are sexually different?

The Feminine Mystique and Women's Equality -- 50 Years Later

Peter Dreier | Posted 04.20.2013 | Books
Peter Dreier

Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique -- published 50 years ago this week -- catalyzed the modern feminist movement and catapulted its author into becoming an influential and controversial public figure.

5 Things I Learned From Hillary Clinton

Christine Horansky | Posted 04.09.2013 | Women
Christine Horansky

It's OK to be unapologetically awesome.

The Equal Rights Amendment Needs You - Now!

Martha Burk | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics
Martha Burk

The only constitutional right specifically guaranteed to women on an equal basis with men is the right to vote, affirmed by the 19th Amendment in 1920 after an arduous 72-year political struggle. The campaign for the Equal Rights Amendment has been even longer and at least as grueling.

Taking Title IX Global -- On the Court and In Life

Ann Stock | Posted 04.02.2013 | Impact
Ann Stock

Today, in every region of the world, we are working to engage, inspire, and empower women and girls through sports. Not because it's the right thing to do -- although it is -- but because it is the smart thing to do.

The Good, the Bad, and the Downright Ugly for Women in 2012

Linda Hallman | Posted 03.02.2013 | Women
Linda Hallman

Here's the American Association of University Women's rundown of the good, the bad and the downright ugly for women in 2012.

A Remarkable Year for Transgender Civil Rights

Dana Beyer | Posted 02.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

The "baker's dozen" of 2012 -- the most incredible 13 months in transgender (as well as LGBT) civil rights history, began on Dec 6, 2011, with two remarkable events.

A Holiday Message for Obama

Susan Bulkeley Butler | Posted 02.05.2013 | Women
Susan Bulkeley Butler

In 1961, Jacqueline Kennedy began the tradition of selecting a theme for the official White House Christmas tree. John F. Kennedy, meanwhile, started something else during that holiday season: On Dec. 14, he established the President's Commission on the Status of Women.

The Future of a College Soccer Program, Hanging in the Balance

Ryan Madden | Posted 04.01.2013 | Sports
Ryan Madden

This fall, 25 valorous student-athletes representing the University of Richmond's men's soccer team took the field -- possibly for the final time. But why the university plans to euthanize its own program is still being debated as the final board of trustees vote approaches.

Let New York City Kids Exercise!

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 01.08.2013 | New York
Taina Bien-Aime

Parents should put pressure on the DOE to publish a complete inventory of physical education curricula, time and space allocated to physical education classes, along with the number of qualified teachers for each school.

Encouraging Girls to Get Into Sports

Cecilia Attias | Posted 12.31.2012 | Women
Cecilia Attias

More women in sports means better public health all round, and will help to ensure that women can thrive and gain equality with men. Luckily, as the Olympics revealed, the determination of many women to succeed, in sports -- and in other realms, too -- is stronger than ever.

The Changing View From Mount Olympus

Kathie Lingle | Posted 12.02.2012 | Politics
Kathie Lingle

Throughout the months-long energetic debate about how, why and whether women can have it all, my interest has been piqued by something important that women are undeniably getting more of - Olympic medals.

Making Progress in Women's Sports

Rachel Cosgrove | Posted 11.19.2012 | Sports
Rachel Cosgrove

If women are going to be taken more seriously as athletes, to reach the same level as Men's Athletics, it has to start with the little things like the language we use.

Sport: Bridging the Gender Gap

Richard Attias | Posted 10.28.2012 | Sports
Richard Attias

The achievements of women during London 2012 help to make the case for unleashing the potential of women and girls around the world -- a testament to the need for greater participation by females in all fields, from business to politics to health.

London Olympics Make the Case for Unleashing the Potential of Women and Girls

Melanne Verveer | Posted 10.20.2012 | Sports
Melanne Verveer

There's been a lot of talk about how the London Olympics will best be remembered as the Women's Olympics. Not only because of the individual performances, but because of the collective achievements of women who participated in these London games.

BOTH SIDES: Reagan and Matalin Debate Ryan Rollout and Voter ID Laws and Preview the Republican National Convention

HuffPost Radio | Posted 08.19.2012 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgWhile Mary gets on the Ryan Express, Ron calls him a "dishonest hypocrite." Is the race now Back-Forward -- Ozzie & Harriet vs. Modern Family? Also: She warns about voter fraud, but he says voter ID laws are suppressing minority voters.

After the Olympics: Helping Our Future Olympic Stars

Rep. Louise Slaughter | Posted 10.15.2012 | Sports
Rep. Louise Slaughter

Despite our incredible progress over the years, we still have more work to do. Although our female Olympians broke through new barriers, future generations of American women are facing declining athletic opportunity.

Olympic Champions and Birth Control

Laura Stepp | Posted 10.14.2012 | Politics
Laura Stepp

Were Romney and Ryan to win the election and succeed in their efforts to defund Planned Parenthood, less-privileged girls with lots of athletic potential talent might find themselves shopping for baby food instead of practicing their high jumps.