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8 Reasons I'm Not Having Kids (Not That It's Any Of Your Business)

Sezin Koehler | Posted 09.17.2014 | Women
Sezin Koehler

I do not assume that my personal life choices are so fundamental that other people are less human or will live less fulfilled lives because they don't make the same ones.

Is The Ridiculous Way I Talk About Sex A Key To Fixing Our Country's Issues With Consent?

Ravishly | Posted 09.08.2014 | Women
Ravishly

The way most of us talk about sex is rather messed up if you take a step back and let it all marinate in your mind for a minute. We speak about sex like it's some consumptive act -- like we're getting frozen yogurt or something.

'The List Of Rules For Women,' As Explained By A Guy Who Gets It

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 09.03.2014 | Women

"Does anyone have a complete, up-to-date list of everything that women are supposed to do and not do so that they qualify for having their humanity re...

The Evolution Of Catcalling

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 08.29.2014 | Women

Sometimes it's hard for even the most empathetic of men to understand the level of street harassment most women face. So if you ever need to explain i...

'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.

What Men Need To Understand About Everyday Sexual Harassment, In One Perfect Comic

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 08.12.2014 | Women

If you've ever had a hard time explaining why a man telling you to "Smile!" on the street is harassment, this comic says it all. Artist Robot Hugs ...

Stop Minimizing The Costs of Teaching Girls To 'Stay Safe'

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 07.29.2014 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

We are socialized to think that sexual assault, and having to bear the costs of avoiding it, is "normal." Children and women are socialized to fear it and we adapt our behavior to avoid or, if exercised by loved ones or friends, to tolerate it.

The Transformative Power of Our Stories

Danielle Chivers | Posted 09.20.2014 | Women
Danielle Chivers

"No more holding back. No more pleasing you. No more making myself small to make you more. I am here, and I am going to take up space. I am going ...

Woman's Secret Video Recordings Let Street Harassers Embarrass Themselves

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 07.21.2014 | Women

"I'm from Ohio. Where I'm from, we holler at women." One man's attempt to justify street harassment didn't satisfy Lindsey, a 28-year-old women fro...

Misogyny, or Not Misogyny? That Is the Question

Shannon Deep | Posted 09.16.2014 | Women
Shannon Deep

Having a feminist boyfriend doesn't mean that he sees the same production of Hamlet you do; it means that when you call out misogyny, he knows enough to say, as mine now does, "I believe you."

Because #YesAllWomen Will Not Be Enough

Bernadette Lim | Posted 09.15.2014 | Women
Bernadette Lim

As a millennial, I worry that the hashtag is becoming not only the preferred form of social protest, but the only form of social activism and social justice of our generation.

The US Will Never Be the 'Land of the Free' Until We Address Street Harassment

Holly Kearl | Posted 08.30.2014 | Politics
Holly Kearl

Street harassment isn't merely a quality of life issue; this is a human rights issue and the US needs to treat it that way. Most harassed women reported changing their life in some way, including avoiding locations where they had been harassed, no longer going places alone, and even moving neighborhoods or quitting jobs.

Re-Wiring Orange is the New Black

Shabnam Javdani | Posted 08.27.2014 | Entertainment
Shabnam Javdani

I want to watch a show that criticizes our reliance on incarceration, not one that depicts a jumpsuit as an item every woman needs in her closet. That helps viewers see how an unequal social playing field can set women up for failure, not one that highlights women's faulty individual choices.

'The Daily Show' Takes On Sexual Assault Double Standards

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 06.26.2014 | Comedy

On Wednesday, "The Daily Show" tackled the failure of college campuses to effectively combat sexual assault, with Jon Stewart outlining a recent case ...

What Scares Me As An Ambitious Young Woman

Basundhara Mukherjee | Posted 08.24.2014 | Teen
Basundhara Mukherjee

For a young girl who grew up feeling invincible and limitless, teenage-hood was a slap in the face.

America Has a Rape Problem

Victoria A. Brownworth | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics
Victoria A. Brownworth

We need much more than dueling hashtags and op-ed columnists debating rape on the Internet. We need a serious deconstruction of real numbers in real time.

One Man's Spot-On Message For 'Men's Rights' Activists

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 06.16.2014 | Women

"Sure, a pretty girl will get into a club before you do, but you know what else a hot girl has to deal with? Six dollars less an hour than I would get...

No, Washington Post, Marriage Won't Make Me Safer

Bustle | Posted 08.16.2014 | Women
Bustle

As a product of what these authors would probably call a "broken home," I know more about what I am looking for in a marriage -- and, equally as important, what I'm not looking for. And I am so grateful for that.

Social Media Is an Equalizer, When You Make the Time to Use It

Ritu_Sharma | Posted 08.13.2014 | Impact
Ritu_Sharma

As we're being pulled in so many directions, it's hard to find time to slow down and figure out a solid social media strategy -- but it's worth it. Here's why.

Laverne Cox: 'Loving Women Is Revolutionary'

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 06.12.2014 | Women

Laverne Cox thinks it's about time society respected and celebrated all women. In a June 9 interview with Elle magazine, the "Orange Is The New Bla...

Dear George Will, Here Are A Few Words On My #SurvivorPrivilege

Katie Klabusich | Posted 08.11.2014 | Women
Katie Klabusich

I'm not surprised when crap is written that perpetuates rape culture. That doesn't make it less important to call out and it certainly doesn't make the discussions that crop up around the idiocy less valid. Which brings us to George Will.

#Pantyproblems

Sharon Kay Edwards | Posted 08.10.2014 | Women
Sharon Kay Edwards

​It seems to me that women have somehow gotten the sour end of the sizing deal. Why can't we rely on measurements of waists and inseams like our male counterparts? Why do our size numbers seem so arbitrary? It's almost like they don't even matter at all!

The Modern Woman as Flawless

Tayler Wiley | Posted 08.06.2014 | Women
Tayler Wiley

It is not to say that there aren't many demanding and also harmful expectations equally projected upon men. Stereotypes hurt everyone, but men have not had to face quite the same inequality as their female counterparts.

Name Our Own

Rev. Miller Jen Hoffman | Posted 08.05.2014 | Gay Voices
Rev. Miller Jen Hoffman

Dorothy Allison wrote, "Two or three things I know for sure, and one of them is just this -- if we cannot name our own we are cut off at the root...." I use this quotation each year for my church's Trans Day of Remembrance service, an event I am tired of observing. I'm weary of counting our dead, and weary of reading the ways we die.

Why More Men Need to Stand With Women

James Michael Sama | Posted 08.05.2014 | Women
James Michael Sama

We cannot stay quiet when our sisters, mothers, daughters, cousins, and friends are being harassed. When our girlfriends have been harassed or abused in the past. When our peers and fellow men are the ones doing the abusing. It should cause absolute outrage in us. It is unacceptable.