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HuffPost Personal
My year away from the office showed me just how toxic these environments are to women.
Women
The general strike will take place on March 8th, International Women's Day.
Women
"Sometimes you can't just shut the computer."
Culture & Arts
Is this not a case of injustice collecting and is anyone who makes such a point to the author, just another online harasser? What's the exact crime? Looking at women's or men's bodies?
Women
"It impacts us in such huge ways that we haven’t even begun to understand."
Women
Researchers continue to debate the nature vs. nurture dynamics of these gender differences in sleep and dreaming. But one thing we do know with a high degree of confidence is that dreams tend to reflect people's most pressing emotional concerns in waking life.
Women
The very personal nature of these comments remind us just how tough it is to be a woman with an opinion on the Internet. Watch
Women
She the rest of the stunning illustrations below. "It was a great opportunity, then, to depict women of color with their
Books
Having been at the center of a few online shitstorms myself, here's my advice for dealing with criticism.
Media
When a writer like New York Magazine’s Jonathan Chait feels it necessary to whine in print about his and other (mostly well
Books
Earlier this year, I almost quit writing. The hours are endless, the pay is wildly unpredictable, and writing emotionally driven books is draining.
Latino Voices
We have to stop being scared to talk to each other frankly about how our cultures do sex differently and why. And if we're not prepared to get our feelings hurt or our intentions misunderstood in the process, I fear we'll miss out on each other's insights.
Politics
When it comes to high-minded discussions about feminism, nobody knows quite how to talk about abortion. Organizers of the TEDWomen conference -- a prominent forum for these discussions -- have chosen to "solve" that problem by prohibiting any talk about abortion at all. Jaw, meet floor.
Women
When Your Brown Body is a White Wonderland Tressie McMillan Cottom, tressiemc.com Cottom sets aside discussions about the
Women
Sure, ad revenue-generating cover stories often hit on the trifecta of fashion, beauty and lifestyle. But women's magazines are aptly proving that these topics and "serious" journalism can seamlessly co-exist.
Parenting
More people are recognizing what we've been taught to believe about parenthood is just that -- what we've been taught to believe.
Parenting
Our ability to nurse is presented to American women as the most basic, natural thing a woman can do for her child. So when it doesn't work, we're blamed.