Avery Basil

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Muslim Woman Sues Police For Forcing Her To Remove Hijab

A Muslim woman who was forced to remove her hijab by police in Michigan claims her religious rights were violated, and she’s hoping a civil rights lawsuit will ensure other women don't have the same experience.<p>Malak Kazan, 27, is suing the police department and city of Dearborn Heights, a suburb of …

Food supplies to Syrian refugees halted as UN's money runs out

World Food Programme says decision to stop food vouchers to 1.6 million people will prove 'disastrous'<p>More than 1.5 million Syrian refugees are to lose a key lifeline after the World Food Programme, the UN aid arm, ran out of money.<p>The WFP announced on Monday that it could no longer afford the cost …

Poland has elected its first openly gay city mayor

A country with a reputation for being staunchly conservative defied that stereotype this weekend, when residents of Słupsk, a city in northern Poland, elected Robert Biedroń, a well-known gay rights activist, as its mayor.<p>Though he doesn’t even live in Słupsk yet, Biedroń, a member of the lower …

LGBTQI

Kendall Jenner Makes A 'Mean Girls' Burn Book To Confront The Haters

Kendall Jenner has had a big year. Not only did the 19-year-old recently become the new face of Estée Lauder and make Time's 2014 list of the 25 Most Influential Teens (with her sister Kylie), but now the model has topped the Dazed 100 list.<p>Even so, Jenner still has haters. After being named on …

Tuğçe Albayrak: Germans pay tribute to student killed trying to help harassed girls

Thousands of Germans paid tribute on Sunday to a 23-year-old student who was murdered after rushing to the aid of two teenage girls who were being harassed by a group of men.<p>Tuğçe Albayrak died on Friday from injuries sustained two weeks ago when she was attacked in the car park of a McDonald’s in …

Two Florida Churches Merge With Hope Of Bridging A Racial Divide

Two Florida churches are soon expected to undergo a merger that pastors hope will help send a message on race relations throughout the state -- and beyond.<p>On Jan. 4, 2015, Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church in Jacksonville -- a predominantly black church -- will take over Ridgewood Baptist Church …

The Psychology of Sex Slave Rings

The recent discovery of a 1,400-victim sex abuse ring in the UK has rocked the country. That it’s the fifth of its kind—lead by Muslim men—leaves no …

Million man snip: Men in Africa flock to get circumcised to protect against AIDS

Nearly two million men have volunteered to be circumcised using U.S. funding in 14 African countries to protect themselves against the AIDS virus, health officials said Wednesday.<p>It’s a small step forward in the fight against the deadly virus, which infects 35 million people globally and has killed …

Forcing Kids To Stick To Gender Roles Can Actually Be Harmful To Their Health

Raising children in societies that adhere to rigid gender roles, with fixed ideas about what should be considered “masculine” and “feminine,” can …

Do Hashtags Count As Activism?

In a commencement speech earlier this month, Shonda Rhimes ruffled some feathers when she said, "A hashtag is not a movement." Here's what Twitter activists had to say in response.<p>On June 8, Shonda Rhimes — producer, writer, and creator of hit TV shows <i>Grey's Anatomy</i> and <i>Scandal</i>, and executive …

Powerful Ad Shows What A Little Girl Hears When You Tell Her She's Pretty

A new Verizon commercial cites a sad statistic by the National Science Foundation: 66 percent of 4th grade girls say they like science and math, but only 18 percent of all college engineering majors are female.<p>People have offered many potential explanations for this discrepancy, but this ad …

5 Things I Learned About Female Sexual Desires

Last year, around this time, I got the chance to share with you, the readers of The Huffington Post, a project I was developing on female sexual desires. At the time, I was looking for respondents to an anonymous survey, which I spotlighted on the site, and more than a hundred of you -- indeed …

The Two Biggest Barriers to a Satisfying Sex Life

An unhealthy relationship with your body can impact your ability to enjoy sex. Body shame, low sexual self-esteem, and buying into myths about how …

Sexual Health

The New Face of Hunger

Millions of working Americans don’t know where their next meal is coming from. We sent three photographers to explore hunger in three very different parts of the United States, each giving different faces to the same statistic:<p>One-sixthof Americans don’t have enough food to eat.<p>Click below to …