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I Am Not Bossy But I Am a Boss Lady

Fatima Scipio | Posted 05.13.2014 | Women
Fatima Scipio

We can campaign to ban the word bossy but the most important thing we need to do is to teach girls to be a Boss. We have to teach them to walk in their God given talents, skills and abilities. By doing this we are essentially highlighting skills that will make them productive citizens in our society.

10 TV Shows That Are Giving Us The Serious Munchies

The Huffington Post | April Sperry | Posted 03.13.2014 | TV

What could be better than spending an evening sitting on the couch, watching television and snacking? Okay, maybe that's not how everyone kicks bac...

World Premiere of PODER! Ignites Girls-Focused Film, Poetry and Workshop Initiative

Lisa Russell | Posted 05.12.2014 | Impact
Lisa Russell

While most of my global health films on women and girls are used as tools to advocate for increased awareness of an issue, increased funding or better legislation, I will be using PODER! as a tool to advocate for more leadership training to ensure girls can advocate for their own causes, their own funding and impact legislation in their own communities.

We Need Universal Access to Education for All Girls

Kiana Knolland | Posted 05.12.2014 | College
Kiana Knolland

Education is the key for young girls all over the world to grow up and do great things. In the words of Alice Walker, "The most common way people give up their power is by thinking that they don't have any."

Batul Moradi: 'A Little Light Is Better Than Absolute Darkness'

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 05.12.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

"After our divorce, my husband denied that he was the father of our children and publicly denounced me as an adulteress. This is an extremely serious allegation in Afghanistan."

One Word I Hope My Daughters Will Always Feel Comfortable Saying

Stephanie Giese | Posted 05.11.2014 | Parents
Stephanie Giese

If they have always been coaxed into doing things that they did not want to do in the name of "fun" and making other people happy, how can we expect them to stand up for themselves when it matters?

Sayed-Askar Mousavi: 'Afghanistan Needs Educated Women to Combat Reactionaries'

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 05.11.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

"Our society is a very traditional one, where not only men are against women, but women are even against themselves. Illiteracy is an extremely important factor, as is the lack of a legal system that can adequately deal with discrimination and exclusion."

Lena Dunham: I Feel Prettier With A Naked Face And ChapStick

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 03.12.2014 | Style

Lena Dunham is having a good year so far -- she posed for the cover of Vogue, hosted "SNL" this month, and now she's the cover girl for the April issu...

The 6 Types of Friends Who Make Us Our Best

Nina Vasan | Posted 05.10.2014 | Women
Nina Vasan

Our girlfriends are the family we choose -- they are our support system, sharing everything from breakups to breakthroughs. Whether they are inspiring us, coaching us or cheering us on, our girlfriends use their words and actions to bring out the very best in us.

Farkhunda Zahra Naderi: "A culture of war is not the Afghan culture"

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 05.10.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

At just 32 years of age, Farkhunda Zahra Naderi is a Member of the Afghan Parliament, elected to represent Kabul. After starting her education in Kabu...

What Have You Done Today to Make a Difference?

Lauren Galley | Posted 05.10.2014 | Impact
Lauren Galley

My "superstar" girls here in Africa are determined to build a life of possibility -- despite their circumstances.

5 Perfect Quotes From HBO's 'Girls' Season 3, Episode 10

Posted 03.10.2014 | Women

Here at HuffPost Women, one of the things we love most about Lena Dunham's HBO show, "Girls," is the incisive, witty and hilarious dialogue that Dunha...

WATCH: Lena Pokes Fun At Nudity On 'Girls'

Posted 03.10.2014 | Comedy

Lena Dunham poked fun at the frequent nudity on 'Girls' in her SNL monologue this week. "I am so honored to be here hosting SNL and it's also reall...

Mike Ryan

Did Lena Dunham Deliver A Good 'SNL'?

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 03.09.2014 | TV

The hype that surrounds the announcement of an interesting “SNL” host like Lena Dunham is always odd. Usually the extra noise will come from the f...

'Boys Will Be Boys' Is Never An Excuse

Allison Lantagne | Posted 05.07.2014 | Teen
Allison Lantagne

Ah, yes. The saying "boys will be boys." It doesn't sound anything but innocent, but it is probably the most blunt way we subconsciously promote sexism in our day-to-day lives.

When Girls Are Part of the Solution Everyone Benefits

Lauren Hersh | Posted 05.07.2014 | Impact
Lauren Hersh

Our journey began in March 2013 with the creation of Project Impact, an arts-based leadership workshop for teen trafficking survivors. We spent three months working with the 15-18 year-old residents of JCCA's Gateways

'Maybe I Don't Like Them, But I Love Them.'

Posted 03.07.2014 | TV

This weekend offers a double dose of everyone's favorite actress/writer/producer, with a new episode of "Girls" and a new "Saturday Night Live" hosted...

Seddiq Barmak: "I couldn't speak up, I couldn't breathe"

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

Seddiq Barmak fell in love with the world of cinema when he saw his first film, 'Lawrence of Arabia', at Kabul theatre at a tender 5 years of age. In ...

This Is Why I Don't like 'Girls'

Lena Kay | Posted 05.06.2014 | TV
Lena Kay

I don't like "Girls." I don't like when it's compared to "Sex And The City," and I don't like hearing that it's the voice of my -- well, not generation, but demographic. And yet, I continue to watch it, mostly due to a prevailing sense that Lena Dunham has put in all those little things I find so irritating to force me to figure out why they irritate me.

Women: Our Disease Is Perfection

Dr. Amy Shah | Posted 05.06.2014 | Women
Dr. Amy Shah

In order for us to continue to advance in the workplace and home, we must literally and figuratively remove the airbrushed media images of female success and tame our own unrealistic expectations for ourselves.

Najiba Ayubi: "You do realise that you are a woman?"

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 05.06.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

Najiba Ayubi is a journalist and activist for human rights and freedom of the press. She is the Director of the Killid Group, a non-profit Afghan medi...

2 Great Pieces of Advice From Geena Davis

Jordan Lloyd Bookey | Posted 05.05.2014 | Parents
Jordan Lloyd Bookey

As parent of a boy and a girl, I worry about both of them and how they perceive what they see. As much as I'd like to say my kids only watch PBS or don't have screen time at all, that's not the case!

You'll Never Believe What 'The Bachelor' Did For Allison Williams On Valentine's Day

Posted 03.05.2014 | TV

Allison Williams stopped by "Late Night With Seth Meyers" on Tuesday night and dished about her recent engagement, how she wishes she was more of a Ma...

Ahmad Shah Behzad: "Open minds are the key to a safe, sustainable future"

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 05.05.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

Ahmad Shah Behzad is a Member of Parliament from Herat province. He was forced to migrate to Iran during the war and stayed there until the fall of th...

13 Things 'Girls' Gets Right About Being In Your 20s

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 03.05.2014 | TV

Over the past two years, "Girls" has come under fire for being an unrealistic portrayal of 20-something life. But even the biggest "Girls" haters have...