Hayley Stevenson

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The FDA just approved a game-changing cancer treatment

CAR T-cell immunotherapy is a brand new way treat cancer.<p>Today, the Food and Drug Administration approved a brand new type of cancer treatment: One that employs the body’s immune system—a method known as immunotherapy—to fight cancer. This approval marks the first use of gene editing to treat …

Cancer

11 Misconceptions About Ancient Rome, Debunked

Released in 1959, Charlton Heston's <i>Ben-Hur</i> is considered one of the greatest motion pictures of all time. Unfortunately, the film helped perpetuate a …

Bernie Sanders is about to face a do-or-die stretch to keep up with Hillary Clinton

"H-R-C! Twenty-sixteen!" they chanted, jumping up and down.<p>Clinton only picked up four more delegates than Sanders in a state long seen as more favorable to her. But the campaign had good reason to be relieved.<p>Sanders' failure to break through Clinton's so-called "firewall" in Nevada represented a …

Government

A-level music student forces exam board to include women on syllabus

Jessy McCabe was shocked to find there were no female composers among the 63 pieces she had to study for Edexcel's exam<p>A teenage student has succeeded in her campaign to have female composers included on an A-level music syllabus.<p>Jessy McCabe, from Twyford, began a petition last month after …

Here's Who To Follow On Instagram For New York Fashion Week

#NYFW4All<p>With New York Fashion Week kicking off Sept. 10, make sure your Instagram feed is filled with every awesome moment. And this year we hope those images are a more truthful reflection of our world.<p>To that end, The Huffington Post has created the hashtag #NYFW4All, which will highlight …

Fashion Week

Emma Watson calls the fashion industry to action on gender equality

Emma Watson has told the fashion world they're not doing enough for gender equality.<p>In an effort to speak for change in a unified voice, Watson …

How to Steal a Democracy

Imagine that you are a group of rich and powerful people eager to be still richer and more powerful. But you live in a democratic society that gives each citizen an equal vote and thus sets sets limit on how much power you can amass. So you decide to steal the people's democracy.<p>How can this be …

Astronauts are about to eat the first food grown in space

Space: the final frontier for leafy greens.<p>The first food grown and harvested in space—a crop of red lettuce—is about to be eaten by astronauts aboard the International Space Station. The lettuce was grown for 15 months with a system called Veg-01, which uses red, blue, and green LED lights to grow …

Space Exploration

Mexican Court Sentences Five Men for Femicides

Five men in northern Mexico were sentenced to an unprecedented 697 years in prison for the gender-driven killing of 11 women, a state where hundreds of young women have been murdered since 1990.<p>The sentence was the longest-ever given for a femicide, the killing of a woman due to her gender and was …

Mexico

Are you holding your own daughter back? Here are 5 ways to raise girls to be leaders.

Think you’re raising your daughter to be a strong leader? Look more closely: You, and the people around her, may unwittingly be doing just the opposite.<p>Teen boys, teen <i>girls</i>, and, yes, even parents have biases against girls and women as leaders, new research from the Harvard Graduate School of …

Parenting

Mean Girls, Caitlyn Jenner and the Responsibility of Being a Trans Ally

This past Saturday, along with some fellow queer friends, I made my way to the neighborhood park where a local organization was showing the film Mean Girls. I ordered vegan tacos from a food truck and enjoyed a margarita or two during the showing, so it was an otherwise very pleasant outing. That …

Peruvian army rescues Shining Path kidnap victims after 25 years' captivity

Thirteen adults and 26 children – many of whom were born to raped captives – evacuated by helicopter from Andes valley<p>A Peruvian military operation has secured the release of more than a dozen people who were kidnapped by the Shining Path rebel group up to 25 years ago.<p>After being used as slaves in …

Africa

After Turkey bombs Islamic State for the first time, what happens next?

Four days after Isil attacked a mainly Kurdish gathering of youth activists, the Turkey-Syria border is a new hotspot in the Middle East's widening war, writes Raziye Akkoc<p>They say a week in politics is a long time and this week proved just how true that was in Turkey. After months of accusations …

Bill That Lets Bosses Fire Single Women For Getting Pregnant Gains Steam

Critics say the language could protect an employer who doesn't believe unmarried people should have sex outside of wedlock.<p>WASHINGTON ― In wake of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in favor of same-sex marriage, Republicans are pushing legislation that aims to protect Americans who oppose these …

LGBTQI

China's 'sexual revolution' ain't all it's cracked up to be. Believe me

A video of a couple having sex in the changing rooms of a Beijing Uniqlo store has gone viral and titillated China's young people (they're even wearing t-shirts). Yuan Ren sounds a note of caution<p>Over the past few days, a selfie sex-video, showing a naked Chinese woman with a man humping her from …

The Search for a Women's Condom Alternative That Could Prevent HIV

Researchers are trying to crack the holy grail of sexual health with an anti-HIV microbicide ring.<p>It's the holy grail for scientists working in sexual health: a device that women can use discreetly to protect themselves from contracting HIV.<p>Worldwide, only five percent of men wear condoms …

We’re Failing Trans Women of Color

India Clarke is the tenth transgender woman of color to be murdered in the U.S. this year, and the media still can’t get her story right.<p>For the 10 …

LGBTQI

17 Memoirs By Women You Should Add To Your Reading List

Looking for some end-of-summer reading? We have some women's stories to suggest -- 17 of them, in fact.<p>The remarkable women on this list of unputdownable memoirs have shared the most personal and painful parts of their lives through their writing. They have suffered from mental illness, escaped …

Democrats Plan To Introduce Sweeping LGBT Rights Bill In Congress This Week

The measure, which lawmakers plan to file in the House and Senate, would ban discrimination in seven categories — including housing, education, and public accommodations.<p>Democrats in Congress plan to introduce broad legislation this week to protect LGBT people from discrimination — including in …

LGBTQI

14 Girls Explain Why Women Should Learn How To Code

Narrowing the gender gap in technology, one girl at a time<p>These girls want to change the face of coding.<p>This summer, over 1,000 girls around the country are participating in a free summer program that gives them intensive instruction in computer science and mentorship from top female technology …

Computer Science

Maternity leave discrimination means 54,000 women lose their jobs each year

Women returning to work after a child more likely to face discrimination than they were ten years ago, says Equality and Human Rights Commission report<p>Women returning from maternity leave are more likely to face discrimination in the workplace than they were a decade ago, according to a report …

Pregnancy

Three Situations Where Women Make Better Leaders

New research reveals that there are certain circumstances when female leaders get better results than men.<p>While they only represent 5% of Fortune 500 CEOs, recent studies suggest that if companies want great leadership, they should hire a woman. Corinne Post, associate professor of management at …

14 Women Pose Naked To Redefine 'American Beauty' On Their Own Terms

The "American beauty" comes in all shapes, sizes, ages and colors.<p>That's what photographer Carey Fruth set out to prove with her photo series, "American Beauty," which features 14 diverse women lying naked in a bed of lilacs.<p>Fruth told The Huffington Post that the series was inspired by the iconic …

Mainstream Media

19 Books On Intersectionality That Taylor Swift Should Read

After her kerfuffle with Nicki Minaj, "I'm sorry" is cool, but wouldn't "I have learned" be even cooler?

Feminism

Taylor Swift's Tweets To Nicki Minaj Are Peak 'White Feminism'

The first step to being an ally is not making it all about you.<p>Last night, Nicki Minaj tweeted her frustrations that the music video for her single "Anaconda" was not nominated for the MTV VMA Video of the Year Award. She suggested that race might have something to do with it; that despite the …

Feminism

Stephen Colbert schooled Fox News hard: Comedy, Bill O’Reilly and the exposure of right-wing patriotism lies

The comedian’s hyper-patriotic persona was the key to parodying blathering know-nothings like Fox’s Bill O’Reilly<p>As we enter the final days of "The Colbert Report" there is much speculation about what will come next for the comedian when he goes on to host "The Late Show." One of the most important …

UN Issues Scathing Assessment of U.S. Human Rights Record

The UN Human Rights Council adopted a scathing report today, consisting of 348 recommendations that address myriad human rights violations in the United States.<p>The report came out as a part of a mechanism called the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), which examines the human rights record of all UN …

Thai officials among more than 100 charged with human trafficking

Army general, politicians and police among those charged after dozens of bodies, believed to be of migrants, exhumed from abandoned camps<p>Thailand’s state prosecutors are pressing charges against more than 100 people, including an army general, in a multinational human trafficking scandal that came …

Human Rights