Wolf and BBC host Matthew Sweet handled the awkward situation remarkably well.
The next time you hear the word "fat" used or perceived as the ultimate way to insult a woman, do your best to react neutrally. As we collectively make this a practice, we will remove the negative charge of being called fat. In doing so, we free ourselves from the shackles of an obsession with thinness.
Brands have, in recent years, begun to perpetuate the notion that the products they sell can help us love our bodies and, by a false equivalence, ourselves. Women shouldn't need makeup or lingerie to feel sexy. More importantly, they shouldn't need to feel sexy in the first place.
She the rest of the stunning illustrations below. "It was a great opportunity, then, to depict women of color with their
The biblical story of Saul teaches us a powerful lesson regarding the individual's moral choice and what that choice may lead to.
What if we start to live into the promise and hope for liberty for everyone? What if we hope to believe and live like everyone is created equal? What if we actually lived like everyone is my neighbor?
Does the lackluster attitude to bringing perpetrators of sexual assault reveal America's hidden or not-so-hidden misogyny? Is this lackluster approach part of today's backlash against women becoming powerful, in charge, and equal?
Western feminism has made some memorable theoretical mistakes; a major one is the frequent assumption that, if women held the decision-making power in society, they would be "kinder and gentler" (a phrase devised for George H.W. Bush in 1988 to appeal to the female vote). Indeed, so-called "second-wave" feminist theory abounds in assertions that war, racism, love of hierarchy, and general repressiveness belong to "patriarchy"; women's leadership, by contrast, would naturally create a more inclusive, collaborative world. The problem is that it has never worked out that way, as the rise of women to leadership positions in Western Europe's far-right parties should remind us. Leaders such as Marine Le Pen of France's National Front, Pia Kjaersgaard of Denmark's People's Party, and Siv Jensen of Norway's Progress Party reflect the enduring appeal of neofascist movements to many modern women in egalitarian, inclusive liberal democracies.
As a girl growing up in the church, I was never taught the biology of female bodies or sexuality. Information like, our bodies
Naomi Wolf's latest book, Vagina, is my new bible. And yes, this from a licensed spiritual practitioner and former devoted Christian.
Head over to HuffPost Live to see the full interview. "Porn is addicting and desensitizing," asserted Naomi Wolf. The activist
Author Naomi Wolf joins HuffPost Live to discuss the dangers of porn.
Revisiting Wolf's text now, 20 years later, evokes an all-too-common feeling I get when reading old feminist texts: Holy sh*t, nothing has changed.
Meanwhile we walk around with the mask tightly fitted to our face, still hiding the anxiety and fear we feel, the exact emotion
Back in the murky pre-history of San Francisco's fabled Haight-Ashbury, even before the fabled "Summer of Love," were the Diggers.
If you and your mate haven't included pornography in your sexual arsenal, there's no time like the present. After all, couples that play together, stay together.
Given that the torture scenes are so repulsive, but shown nonetheless, it is clearly Bigelow's goal to make us never forget the horror and demeaning nature of torture both for the victim and for the torturers.
One of the Guardian's most prominent columnists will no longer be writing regularly for the paper.
"The most erotic thing a man can do for a woman is... the dishes." You've no doubt encountered this oft-repeated claim, or one like it, before. Yet, as always, reality is far more complex than the headlines.
In response to the hype surrounding Fifty Shades of Grey, Roiphe gained national prominence in 2012 with a Newsweek cover story about why sadomasochism is a feminist dream. The story went viral, and many feminists again called for her to be tied up and gagged.