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Single Moms Club: Tyler Perry Still Has a Problem With (Black) Women

Olivia Cole | Posted 05.17.2014 | Black Voices
Olivia Cole

The only way a single mom can be happy, Perry tells us, is by ceasing to be a single mom.

Women's History Month: My Favorite Novels About Unforgettable Leading Ladies

Allison Pataki | Posted 04.30.2014 | Books
Allison Pataki

Today I am thinking specifically about some of the strong female characters who have been featured and memorialized in literature. I've come up with a list of fiction and nonfiction books that unfold around these characters.

What Being A 'Strong Female Character' Really Means

Lauren Cooke | Posted 04.25.2014 | Teen
Lauren Cooke

A real person has conflicting feelings all the time and contradicts themselves by accident (as much as we hate to admit it), and it's okay because we're all human. We don't know what we want or how we feel. Or we do. Both is fine. But characters everywhere need to do the same to come alive.

These 8 Female Characters In Literature Deserve Their Own Damn Books

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 02.20.2014 | Books

Books give readers the unparalleled opportunity to assume the perspective of someone other than themselves. But in assuming the perspective of one cha...

Apparently Making Female Disney Characters Is 'Really, Really Difficult'

Posted 10.09.2013 | Women

If over the holidays you decide to indulge your inner child and see the new Disney film "Frozen," keep an eye out for the times when the two female ch...

Kerry Washington: Olivia Pope 'Fully Owns Being A Woman'

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 07.02.2013 | Women

Another day, another reason to love Kerry Washington. Washington portrays high-powered political crisis manager Olivia Pope on ABC's hit show 'Sca...

Fall TV's Most Badass Women

HelloGiggles | Posted 10.05.2012 | Women

The fall TV season is finally upon us and in full swing, as most returning shows premiered their new seasons last week. And boy, is it ever a good tim...

Merida From 'Brave' In Real Life? (PHOTOS)

Posted 07.12.2012 | Teen

"Aeriat," a fiery-haired 19-year-old Redditor from Atlanta, Georgia is many things: a talented seamstress, archer, student in New York City, former re...

'Brave' Heroine Isn't A Lesbian, But She Could Be

Jezebel | Posted 06.26.2012 | Women

Brave was the number one movie over the weekend, earning $66 million, and proving that a Disney princess (or at least, a Pixar princess) doesn't need ...

Proof The New Generation Of Women In TV Support Each Other

BuzzFeed | Posted 06.21.2012 | Women

ABC Family's Bunheads premiered last week to mostly warm reviews, but not everyone was a fan of the show, a brainchild of Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sh...

'Brave' Gives Us A Female Protagonist -- But Still Falls Short

Salon | Posted 06.20.2012 | Women

Merida, the fiery Scottish princess voiced by Kelly Macdonald in Pixar's new animated adventure "Brave," belongs to the same category as Dora the Expl...

Julia Stiles On The Real Problem With Roles For Women In Hollywood

BuzzFeed | Posted 06.20.2012 | Women

Julia Stiles is the star of Blue, one of the series on the new Wigs channel, a new project led by renowned directors Jon Avnet and Rodrigo Garcia, tha...

WATCH: 'Sh*t Shoshanna Says' On HBO's 'Girls'

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.18.2012 | Women

We think Shoshanna Shapiro, the fourth and possibly quirkiest lady in the quartet on "Girls," is kind of amazing. Not only did she introduce us to the...

LOOK: 26 Quotes From The Most Quotable 26-Year Old

The Huffington Post | Michelle Persad | Posted 06.15.2012 | Women

Lena Dunham has accomplished more at age 26 than most hope to accomplish in a lifetime. Not only has she directed the independent film "Tiny Furniture...

Why The Discussion About 'Girls' Is So Great

The Atlantic | Posted 06.14.2012 | Women

Lena Dunham's HBO show Girls-and the online conversation that has surrounded it since its April debut-calls to mind something Violent Femmes singer Go...

Where Lena Dunham Thinks She'll Be At 40

The New York Times | Posted 06.11.2012 | Women

I was shocked to learn that you were living with your parents while you were writing, producing and starring in the first season of HBO's "Girls." Mov...

How TV Tackles Taboo Female Topics

The Hollywood Reporter | Posted 06.07.2012 | Women

Divorce, abortion, single motherhood: Shows from Mary Tyler Moore to Murphy Brown changed the conversation. The 1970s were a watershed moment for A...

Greta Gerwig on ‘Lola Versus’, Insecurity, and Marriage Before 30

The Daily Beast | Posted 06.06.2012 | Women

I started lying about my age when I was 7. It was first grade, and I had turned 7 in August. Having an August birthday meant that I would either be th...

A Love Letter To Lena Dunham

Thought Catalog | Posted 06.06.2012 | Women

Dear Lena, Look, I'm not going to mince words here. I don’t quite know what it means to 'mince words' exactly, but I think I'm not doing that rig...

Why Jessa From 'Girls' Is So Fascinating

The New Yorker | Posted 05.18.2012 | Women

I spend a great deal of time sitting in theatres, evaluating the reality of people's performances. Watching a great actor, or star-sometimes they are ...

Why So Many Films Are Exploring Female Sexuality

The New York Times | Posted 05.14.2012 | Women

"THE plague of our times," a character declares in "Hysteria," Tanya Wexler's new romantic comedy about the invention of the vibrator in Victorian Eng...

'New Girl' Creator Talks Hollywood's 'Double Standard'

The Daily Beast | Posted 05.09.2012 | Women

Created by Elizabeth Meriwether (No Strings Attached), New Girl revolves around a socially awkward teacher, Jess (Zooey Deschanel), who-after discover...

Why Female Actors Are Flocking To YouTube

BuzzFeed | Posted 05.08.2012 | Women

Last week YouTube announced a new channel called Wigs that will feature short scripted dramas about strong female characters -played by stars like Jen...

The Most Independent Woman On Mad Men

Forbes Woman | Posted 05.08.2012 | Women

Did you notice the other night on Mad Men that the men were whining? The 60s were rough on everybody, except maybe the hippies who were all stoned. Bu...

'Girls' Has Passed The Ultimate Woman Test

BuzzFeed | Posted 05.07.2012 | Women

In an interview, cartoonist Alison Bechdel reveals she also watches "Sex and the City" on loop, and discusses how difficult it can be to write about h...