We're told that harassment is a compliment. Being followed, threatened, told to smile, or being on the receiving end of unwanted sexual comments isn't a compliment. It's unacceptable.
In a surprising announcement, The National Coalition of American Nuns has said it supports women's right to access free birth control under the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare.
The past year has seen unprecedented reforms in the way the military handles sexual assault cases.
The post, which appeared in January, gave instructions for how to make the woman want to perform oral sex. "If not," it said, "have her do it anyways."
Seeking to address the fact that women between the ages of 18 and 24 are at the highest risk for relationship violence, researchers at the University of Missouri and Johns Hopkins University have developed a new way for young women in abusive relationships to seek help.
Feb 25, 2014
Spurred by their own experiences with sexual assault and the statistic that one in four college women will be sexually assaulted by the time she graduates, a group of Syracuse University students have started a new anti-sexual assault organization.
Feb 11, 2014
That's right, it turns out that all those women on their slutty slut pills are bringing down the abortion rate.
Feb 4, 2014
Don't blink – abortion rights are being rolled back so quickly all over the country that it's tough to keep up. In 2013, lawmakers introduced over 300 different abortion restrictions, and 2014 is shaping up to be yet another record-breaking year.
Good news for people with ovaries: the International Olympic Committee (IOC) finally thinks your reproductive organs are sturdy enough to compete in ski jumping.
You know what the worst part is about the news that America’s grade for women’s reproductive health is a C-?...
Yellen will be one of the few women among the world's central bankers. But if anybody is ready to take on that boys' club, it's Janet Yellen. Here are five reasons she's awesome aside from the obvious fact that she's the first woman ever to be appointed to this position.
2013 was a tumultuous year filled with advancements and setbacks for women, debates about what it means to be a feminist, and discussions about the shortcomings of the mainstream feminist movement. Here are a few big 2013 issues to keep an eye on as they continue to develop in 2014.
What with all the gifting and traveling, I know that finances can be extra tight this time of year. But if the giving spirit so moves you, there are lots of organizations you can contribute to that do great work to help women.
Over the past few days, the internet has been all abuzz over Beyonce's stunning new visual album. It's amazing because... Beyonce. But for those of us feminist nerds out there, one of the most exciting parts of all this is that we're witnessing Beyonce's feminist evolution.
The Huffington Post has added a new section to its ever-expanding website: one entirely devoted to the issue of sexual assault on college campuses. It's called "Breaking the Silence: Addressing Sexual Assault on Campus," and features news articles and firsthand accounts from sexual assault survivors.
Today is a special day: it's Julianne Moore's birthday! And if you don't know why that's exciting, then we're not friends anymore. Kidding. No, but seriously.
Sometimes Twitter is a depressing place. Like yesterday, for example. Yesterday, the Washington Post, a highly respected news outlet, decided that it would be a good idea to use a graphic description of sexual assault to get clicks.
Fortunately, I've learned from my bizarre holiday experiences past. You know you're going to get some weird questions this Thanksgiving, or at least some that you'd rather not answer. Here's how to deal with them without running away and while (hopefully) maintaining your sanity.
To help the women negatively affected by Texas' new abortion restrictions, several pro-choice organizations got together to put on an online telethon, hosted by comedians Lizz Winstead and Sarah Silverman.
Her discussion of sexual assault, tattoos and healing branches out into a larger discussion of the need for a social and sexual revolution in Egypt, and the need to defend women's reproductive rights in the United States.
The fact that so many smart, powerful women either don't understand what feminism is or are afraid to call themselves feminists proves how badly feminism is still needed.
On October 28, a federal judge struck down an important provision of the now-infamous Texas abortion law that could have forced one third of the state's abortion clinics to close.
While feminists might not think it's funny that women get paid less than men for the same jobs, and have their personal medical decisions fought over by politicians, we have a killer sense of humor when we want to.
Some misguided ideas are repeated constantly, no matter how solidly they have been debunked by scientific research. Many of these are aimed at women in particular.
The world gave us Sarah Palin (bummer), but the world also gave us Tina Fey.
If we know anything about Wendy, it's that she's a resilient badass, and if there's anyone who can stand up to a tough race, it's her. The woman was a teenage single mother who went on to graduate from Harvard Law.
We live in some dramatic times, y'all.
People from around the world have shared their stories on the Stop Street Harassment blog, and 50 of those stories are the basis for Holly's new book.
Bad breakups suck. You have to pick up the emotional pieces, get your stuff back, maybe change your number, and... check for naked photos of yourself on the internet?
That's right, she's 64 and just swam over 100 miles across the Florida Straits.
All sexist stereotypes are stupid. But one of the weirdest ones still hanging around is that women aren't funny. It makes no sense, and there are so many hilarious ladies who disprove it. After all, where would the world be without Tina Fey and Amy Poehler?
This summer, there’s a bit of good news in the otherwise pretty dismal land of politics: one of the world’s most influential cities is about to have its first female leader.
I've been receiving unwanted male attention in public since I was about 13 or 14 years old, and it's never gotten any easier.
Here's a list of some of the universities in the hot seat.
Support a female director, and you're not only supporting her, but all the women that she hired.