Wedding Trailblazers: 'The Artful Bachelorette' Offers A New Take On The Bachelorette Party (PHOTOS)
Here at HuffPost Weddings, we're all about celebrating unique and innovative ideas in the wedding world. In this series, Wedding Trailblazers, we'll be spotlighting wedding-industry professionals doin...
Hanging With The Girl-Kings Of One Of The World's Only Matriarchies
Mawlynnong isn't like the rest of India, or the rest of the world for that matter. Tucked into the jungle of the northeast Indian state of Meghalaya, on the border of Bangladesh, the village is home t...
Clan Mother
Clanmothers are the traditional roles of Elder Matriarch Women of within certain Native American Clans, who were typically in charge of appointing tribal chiefs and Faithkeepers.
The Hopi (in what...
Dowager
A dowager is a widow who holds a title or property—a "dower"—derived from her deceased husband. As an adjective, "dowager" usually appears in association with monarchical and aristocratic titles.In po...
Wedding Trailblazers: 'The Artful Bachelorette' Offers A New Take On The Bachelorette Party (PHOTOS)
Here at HuffPost Weddings, we're all about celebrating unique and innovative ideas in the wedding world. In this series, Wedding Trailblazers, we'll be spotlighting wedding-industry professionals doin...
Hanging With The Girl-Kings Of One Of The World's Only Matriarchies
Mawlynnong isn't like the rest of India, or the rest of the world for that matter. Tucked into the jungle of the northeast Indian state of Meghalaya, on the border of Bangladesh, the village is home t...
Matrifocal family
A matrifocal family structure is one where mothers head families and fathers play a less important role in the home and in bringing up children.
"A family or domestic group is matrifocal when it i...
Female Chauvinist Pigs
Female Chauvinist Pigs: Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture (2005) is a book by Ariel Levy which critiques the highly sexualized American culture in which women are objectified, objectify one anothe...
Female Chauvinist Pigs - Wikipedia
Sexualization
Sexualization (or sexualisation) is to make something sexual in character or quality, or to become aware of sexuality, especially in relation to men and women. Sexualization is linked to sexual object...
Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women
The Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) is an international treaty adopted in 1979 by the United Nations General Assembly.Described as an international b...
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Lingeer Fatim Beye
Lingeer Fatim Beye Joos Fadiou (commonly Lingeer Fatim Beye) was a 14th-century (c. 1335) Serer princess and queen (Lingeer) from the Kingdom of Sine. She is the matriarch and early ancestor of the J...
Lingeer Fatim Beye - Wikipedia
List of parties to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women
The list of parties to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women encompasses the states who have signed and ratified or acceded to the international agreement to p...
List of parties to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women - Wikipedia
Bachelorette party
A bachelorette party, hen(s) party, hen(s) night or hen(s) do, is a party held for a woman who is about to get married. The terms hen party, hen do or hen night are common in the United Kingdom and Ir...
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International Women's Year
International Women's Year (IWY) was the name given to 1975 by the United Nations. Since that year March 8 has been celebrated as International Women's Day, and the United Nations Decade for Women, f...
International Women's Year - Wikipedia
Female slavery in the United States
The institution of slavery in North America existed from the earliest years of the colonial period up until 1863, when President Abraham Lincoln freed slaves in the rebellious southern states through ...
Female slavery in the United States - Wikipedia
Mommy track
The mommy track is the diminishing opportunities of women in the workforce upon becoming mothers. References to the mommy track often go along with "opting out" of the workforce by leaving it permanen...
List of uprisings led by women
Women-led uprisings are mass protests that are initiated by women. They range from village food riots to the protests that initiated the Russian revolution.
E.P. Thompson's classic article "The Mo...
List of uprisings led by women - Wikipedia
Dowry
A dowry is a transfer of parental property at the marriage of a daughter.Dowry contrasts with the related concepts of bride price and dower. While bride price or bride service is a payment by the groo...
Dowry - Wikipedia
Pornified
Pornified: How Pornography Is Damaging Our Lives, Our Relationships, and Our Families is a 2005 book by American writer Pamela Paul, discussing the impact of ready access to pornography on Americans.T...
Pornified - Wikipedia
Matriarchy
A matriarchy is a social organizational form in which the mother or oldest female heads the family. Descent and relationship are determined through the female line. It is also government or rule by a ...
Women in heraldry
Due to the differing role of women in past society, special rules grew relating to the blazoning of arms for women. In both the English and the Scottish systems of heraldry these differences remain ac...
Women in heraldry - Wikipedia
Star Maidens
Star Maidens is a British-German science-fiction television series made by Portman Productions for the ITV network. Produced in 1975, and first broadcast in 1976, it was filmed at Bray Studios and on ...
Star Maidens - Wikipedia
Women in firefighting
Firefighting was formerly an all-male profession. While it is dominated by men in both professional and volunteer contexts today, there are women who actively fight fire alongside their male counterpa...
Women in firefighting - Wikipedia
Exchange of women
The exchange of women is an element of alliance theory - the structuralist theory of Claude Lévi-Strauss and other anthropologists who see society as based upon the patriarchal treatment of women as p...
Dowry system in India
In India, dowry (Hindi: दहेज, Dahēj) is the payment in cash or some kind of gifts given to a bridegroom's family along with the bride. Generally, they include cash, jewellery, electrical appliance...