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Gender Equality Is a Lie: Little Girls Deserve Better

Sarah Fader | Posted 05.03.2014 | Parents
Sarah Fader

What I hope for my daughter, for your daughter and for all the women in this world is that one day we will have what we are entitled to, which is equal rights.

Abdullah Ahmadi: 'They Seek Their Human Rights, as Humans and Citizens'

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 05.03.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

The existence of a committed and dynamic civil society gives us reason to be optimistic about the future of human rights in our country.

Leigh Weingus

Car Accidents, Death And Marriage Come To 'Girls'

HuffingtonPost.com | Leigh Weingus | Posted 03.02.2014 | TV

Note: Do not read on if you have not yet seen Episode 9 of "Girls" Season 3, titled "Flo." In the past, episodes that haven't involved all four of ...

Shakila Ibrahimkhalil: 'We Have Fought Too Hard for Our Freedoms to Lose Them Again'

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

"My biggest fear is to lose the gains we have made. I am also afraid of going back to civil war. We have made so much progress and I am afraid to lose it: children going to school, young people studying and playing sport, women working. We have fought too hard for our freedoms to lose them again."

What's the Fat Problem With Girls?

Rana Florida | Posted 04.29.2014 | Entertainment
Rana Florida

While I deplore Hollywood's pressure on women to be underweight and perfect, I don't believe that obesity can be a positive political statement. We should all be advocating for a healthy lifestyle, with a good diet and sufficient exercise.

Why The Moments In 'Girls' That Pissed You Off Are Actually Brilliant

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 02.27.2014 | TV

When "Girls" arrived on HBO in 2012, it looked like it would be the anti "Sex And The City" and finally paint a realistic picture of 20-something life...

Dr. Daud Shah Saba: 'The Afghan Economy Is a Man's Economy'

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

Dr Daud Shah Saba was the Governor of Herat from 2010 to 2013. He resigned in July 2013, citing rampant corruption and the failure of the central gove...

'Girls' Star Engaged

AP | Posted 02.27.2014 | Celebrity

NEW YORK (AP) — "Girls" star Allison Williams is making a grown-up move. She's engaged to marry boyfriend Ricky Van Veen, confirmed her rep Lindsay...

A Wish List of 10 Global Good Headlines for 2014

Samuel A. Worthington | Posted 04.28.2014 | Impact
Samuel A. Worthington

I present you with a wish list of global good headlines. The list, in no particular order, is a starting point for a dialogue and by no means complete.

Lena Dunham Comments On Adam Driver's 'Star Wars' Rumor

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 02.26.2014 | Entertainment

Adam Driver was thrust into a galaxy far, far away on Wednesday after Variety reported that the "Girls" star is negotiating to play the villain in "St...

Khadija Ghaznawi: 'The Key to Peace Lies Within Afghanistan, Not Outside'

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 04.28.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

Khadija Ghaznawi was the only woman who presented as a candidate for the 2014 presidential elections. She was disqualified from running by the Indepen...

A Letter to the Woman Walking Her Dog in My Neighborhood

Jeff Bogle | Posted 04.27.2014 | Parents
Jeff Bogle

I want to tell you something, Woman Walking Your Dog, and I'm going to do it in writing. I want you to know that I respect you. I respect that you are out there every day.

Lena Dunham Will Host 'SNL'

Posted 02.26.2014 | Entertainment

On March 8, Lena Dunham has work, then a dinner thing, then an appearance on "Saturday Night Live." NBC announced on Tuesday that the "Girls" star wil...

Mohieddin Mahdi: 'You Do Not Have the Right to Breathe the Air of this Country"

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 04.27.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

"My concern is that President Karzai controls all the boxes. Unfortunately, neither the Independent Elections Commission nor the Independent Electoral Complaints Commission have proved their transparency and impartiality."

The Feminist's Dilemma: Why We Can't Stop Caring About How We Look

Tamara Shayne Kagel | Posted 04.26.2014 | Women
Tamara Shayne Kagel

Most of us want to be appreciated and loved and valued for more than how we look, but are unable to completely expunge all interest in our outward image. If this is where most of us live, shouldn't we be asking for acceptance to be in this middle space?

Jonze's Her and Female Bodies on Film

Nel McDonald | Posted 04.26.2014 | Entertainment
Nel McDonald

Her and the lack of a female body seems less like a feminist victory, and more like the unfortunate end result of an industry thoroughly uncomfortable with the realities of the female form.

Love Yourself First

Lauren Galley | Posted 04.26.2014 | Impact
Lauren Galley

As I travel the U.S. giving speeches and "girl talks", one of the top points of discussion is the pressure to look and be perfect. I tell these girls "There is no such thing as perfect, but there is such a thing as being confident."

Maria Bashir: "He threw my documents back in my face, and shouted: 'Go and stay at home!'"

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 04.26.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

Maria Bashir is the Chief Prosecutor General of Herat province. She was the first woman to be appointed Chief Prosecutor in Afghanistan, and is the on...

Leigh Weingus

It Just Keeps Getting Better On 'Girls'

HuffingtonPost.com | Leigh Weingus | Posted 02.25.2014 | TV

Note: Do not read on if you have not yet seen Episode 8 of "Girls" Season 3, titled "Incidentals." After last week's summery, narcissistic "Girls" ...

5 Perfect Quotes From 'Girls' Season 3, Episode 8

Posted 02.23.2014 | 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...

Stop Calling Assertive Women B*tches

Sarah Fader | Posted 04.23.2014 | Parents
Sarah Fader

When I was a little girl, I believed the way to get others to like me was to be nice. I shouldn't be confrontational. It would be wrong to express anger, because that would make me look "crazy" or "wild." The brainwashing from society starts young.

Lena Dunham: HBO Fired Me

Posted 02.21.2014 | TV

Sure, she's a big shot these days, but back in 2011 HBO wasn't crazy about Lena Dunham. Chatting with Grantland's Bill Simmons, the "Girls" creator...

Yassin Negah: '...That She Would Give Thanks a Thousand Times a Day for Being a Woman'

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 04.23.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

Yassin Negah is the editor-in-chief of Porsesh [Question], a weekly magazine in Afghanistan, and the director of Writers Home, an association for youn...

Shonda Rhimes Better Take Note

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 02.20.2014 | TV

Lena Dunham wants to take a trip to Shondaland. In an interview with Grantland's Bill Simmons' "B.S. Report," Dunham revealed her TV dream is to be...

Suraia Perlika: 'We Cannot Trust Our Statesmen'

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

I was held in solitary confinement for 18 months in 1978 without a trial because of my political activities. I was subjected to torture during investigations by the intelligence service and then transferred to Pul-e Charkhi prison.