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#MyTrueLove Campaign Shows Who Girls Are Really Crushing On

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 02.12.2016 | Impact

For some girls, there are more important things to celebrate this Valentine's Day than their latest crush and guys are the last thing on their minds. ...

The New Curvy Barbie Dolls: What They Tell Us About Being Overweight

Julie Wosk | Posted 02.12.2016 | Women
Julie Wosk

Some observers have pointed out that the new Curvy Barbies are not really mirrors of overweight women and like traditional Barbies, are still prettified: The Barbies will have thicker thighs, and broader hips -- but will still look attractive in their specially designed fashionista clothes to fit their broader shape.

A Message To Women With "No Curves"

Outspeak | Posted 02.11.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Outspeak

Not only are teen girls "supposed to" be thin and flawless, but the pressure to have curves like Beyonce and Kim Kardashian is unattainable. That's where vloggers like Cara Nicole come in.

6: Not Just Blossom's Friend. In Her Opinionation, The Sun Is Gonna Surely Shine!

Stacey Gish Wallenstein | Posted 02.10.2016 | Parents
Stacey Gish Wallenstein

Last year on my daughter's fifth birthday I wrote "Forever Young. Want Her to Be Forever Young". On her sixth birthday I think how this year is so dif...

Women and girls hold the key to ending gender-based violence

Dr. Musimbi Kanyoro | Posted 02.10.2016 | Women
Dr. Musimbi Kanyoro

We live in a world of misplaced priorities, a world in which 60 million girls are not in school. The majority of these girls are from poor communities...

The Mean Girls Club: Does It Truly Exist Among Women?

Charmaine Carraway | Posted 02.08.2016 | Women
Charmaine Carraway

The better question is, how do we break this cycle of feminine destruction among women? We begin with the embrace of our own insecurities, and the allowance of those insecurities to become our strengths.

Lead by Following: How Girls Can Show Us the Way

Victoria Dunning | Posted 02.08.2016 | Impact
Victoria Dunning

Life has improved in concrete ways for millions of children around the world, and the progress for girls is especially notable. Despite these improvements, however, there is much to do, and the work is complex because the challenges girls face are unique. In too many cases, a school is not a safe haven of learning but a place of harassment and exploitation.

FGM In the U.S. Is On The Rise. Here's How We Can Stop It.

Patricia T. Morris, Ph.D. | Posted 02.05.2016 | Impact
Patricia T. Morris, Ph.D.

Treated as a right of passage, Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is viewed by many parents as a prerequisite for their daughters to find suitable husbands.

How to Protect 200 Million Girls From FGM

Toyin Ojora-Saraki | Posted 02.05.2016 | Impact
Toyin Ojora-Saraki

On Saturday 6th February, the world will mark the International Day for Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

Terribly late, yet all is not lost

George Srour | Posted 02.04.2016 | Impact
George Srour

Under the shade of three mango trees, the community of Somba sang and danced to the news of the opportunity to construct a Building Tomorrow Primary S...

Sixteen Reasons to Campaign for Women's Rights in 2016

Aspen New Voices Fellowship | Posted 02.04.2016 | Impact
Aspen New Voices Fellowship

Combined with important grassroots efforts, no doubt once there are more women in leadership roles, the value of a woman's life will no longer be treated as less than that of a cow. We have seen this first-hand in our work.

Why I Teach Young Women About Amy Schumer

Naomi Katz | Posted 02.03.2016 | Women
Naomi Katz

Amy Schumer's comedy is not an example of a woman finding success in a men's world. It is an example of a woman defining success, reclaiming a language of realism for women by expressing her truth.

Body Shaming. Bitches, Boys and Bad Attitudes

Katy Humphrey | Posted 02.03.2016 | Women
Katy Humphrey

I remember when I was at school, I was probably about 14/15, there was a guy in my class that I fancied the pants off. Seriously, I was crushing on hi...

Teaching My Girls To Become Tough Cookies

Amber Sabathia | Posted 02.03.2016 | Parents
Amber Sabathia

I urge any mother who is seeking a group that builds confidence, courage and character to look into Girl Scouts. They teach a girl power that shines through in leadership and caring for one another. I will forever be a part of the Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey.

Women's Empowerment Begins With Assuring Our Girls' Right to Eat

Susan M. Blaustein | Posted 02.02.2016 | Impact
Susan M. Blaustein

In many parts of India, girls in poor families are the last to eat.

Reacting to Your Celebrity Doppelganger

Jimmy Fowlie | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jimmy Fowlie

Happy National Doppelgänger Week (and yes that is a real thing). In honor of the "holiday" I present to you this short sketch. We've all been tempted by those apps that match your picture to a celebrity. Do we try it out and take a chance at being matched with someone disappointed? Enjoy!

Photo Essay: My Observations of Toilets Around the World

Jennifer James | Posted 02.02.2016 | Impact
Jennifer James

When I stepped inside the stall in Kenya I nearly vomited. The smell was overwhelming. Since that jarring experience five years ago I have been slightly obsessed with pit latrines and toilets when I travel to low-and middle-income countries

Want Your Kid to Love What She's Doing? Try This One Thing.

Danielle Fuligni McKay | Posted 01.27.2016 | Good News
Danielle Fuligni McKay

As they learn with our help to talk through situation after situation out loud, it'll become second nature to do it independently in their head. String enough of these experiences together and she's on her way.

Little Girl Films Her First Makeup Tutorial And Things Escalated Quickly

The Huffington Post | Kimberley Richards | Posted 01.27.2016 | Parents

A little girl named Aubrey was determined to create her own video beauty tutorial. And create one she did -- giving herself new bang...

Why We Need to Keep Talking About Feminism

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 01.26.2016 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

I'm afraid to dig the book out of my bag and plunk it on the table, but I'm also afraid not to. Because what kind of feminist does that make me if I'm not willing to meet discussion of my politics and beliefs head on? Pathetic.

Minsky Stripper Turns 100 (the Last Living Star of Burlesque)

Leslie Zemeckis | Posted 01.25.2016 | Entertainment
Leslie Zemeckis

On January 23, 1916, Betty Jane Rowland was born in Columbus, Ohio. On the day of her 100th birthday I spent the afternoon with the still flame-haired...

Learning to Treasure Time

Megan B. Baldwin | Posted 01.22.2016 | Parents
Megan B. Baldwin

Somewhere along the line, my babies who needed me for everything, from sleeping to eating to diaper changes to constant cuddles, they grew into these little people who talk to me and each other and friends and strangers, who ask for things and love school and play make-believe and try to be independent.

The Gift of Success

Melissa Curry | Posted 01.14.2016 | Style
Melissa Curry

My idea of a successful woman is not a visual one -- how she looks to the world -- but what she carries inside.

Over 4MM People Joined This Little Girl To Fight Bullying

The Huffington Post | Kimberley Richards | Posted 01.22.2016 | Parents

The Internet can be a cruel place, but when a young girl named Lexie used social media to open up about being bullied, the response prove...

From Hate to Hope: A Roadmap for 2016

Susan M. Blaustein | Posted 01.05.2016 | Women
Susan M. Blaustein

The year closed in an epidemic of fear and displacement. Fear of terror, of violence, of speaking up, of being gunned down -- in church, in the street, in a park, at an office party, in one's own home. Displacement, due to barrel bombs and cluster bombs, terrorist thuggery and the very real threats on multiple continents from dictators clinging to power.