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Female Heroines

The Average American Has a Lot to Learn About Women's History

Joan Wages | Posted 12.29.2015 | Women
Joan Wages

Nearly 60 percent of respondents said their history education focused more on the contributions and accomplishments of men than women, and previous research has demonstrated that only 15 percent of figures in history textbooks are women.

Why Do Women Read More Novels Than Men?

Warren Adler | Posted 11.16.2014 | Books
Warren Adler

There is statistical evidence showing that adult women read more novels than men, attend more book clubs than men, use libraries more than men, buy more books than men, take more creative writing courses than men, and probably write more works of fiction than men. If women suddenly stopped reading, the novel would nearly disappear.

92 Artists Drew Our Favorite Female Disney and Pixar Characters

Simone Collins | Posted 06.18.2014 | Arts
Simone Collins

To celebrate Disney's fun female characters, Canadian animation student Miranda (aka @snarkies) created a collaborative ode to them, inviting nearly 100 artist friends on Twitter and Tumblr to choose one of their favorite ladies and illustrate her.

Here's to a Night Out With Veronica Mars, The Hero Within

Maggie Hollander | Posted 05.10.2014 | Entertainment
Maggie Hollander

Friday on Video on Demand and in theaters across the country, the crowd-funded Veronica Mars movie will finally be available for all fans to see. Thre...

Alice Gets Her Stuyvesant Diploma 40 Years Late

David Mager | Posted 08.24.2013 | Good News
David Mager

My deceased friend Margaret Mead said, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful people can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." And Alice DeRivera wasn't even a group, just a 13 year old girl, acting alone.

Why Greta Gerwig Makes A Great 'Un-Heroine'

Salon | Posted 04.06.2012 | Women

Violet Wister, the would-be campus reformer played by Greta Gerwig in Whit Stillman's weird, wacky and mostly wonderful college comedy "Damsels in Dis...

Katniss vs. Bella Faceoff! Who Would Win?

About the author: Walter is a junior at Saint Patrick and a reporter for The Mash, a weekly teen publication distributed to Chicagoland high schools....

Face It: Where Are Today's Heroines?

Michele Willens | Posted 08.20.2011 | Women
Michele Willens

These days, potential heroines are not those filling the screens. Rather, I find myself drawn to the obituary section to learn about women who quietly crossed barriers or found balance long before doing either was expected.