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Lack of Female Protagonists in Current Cartoon Shows

Cat Blake | Posted 12.07.2015 | Teen
Cat Blake

In the past couple of months, I have been pretty Netflix dependent. I only seemed to watch whatever Netflix offered, which usually resulted in watchin...

'Help' Is Your Superpower

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 12.04.2015 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

Help is not weakness, it's not a sign of personal shortcomings, and it's not an indication of failure. Help is a mighty super power, maybe the most formidable one women have in our utility belts that we, sadly, rarely activate.

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: America's Better, But Still Broken, Juvenile Justice System

Lisa Pilnik | Posted 12.03.2015 | Crime
Lisa Pilnik

Every day, it seems, criminal justice reform is in the news, and America finally seems to be taking the mass incarceration crisis seriously. Yet this focus has not extended to the progress made and the problems still faced by young people caught up in the justice system.

Rokhshana's Scream

Miri Ben-Ari | Posted 12.07.2015 | Impact
Miri Ben-Ari

My heart was pounding while watching the video of Rokhshana: A young woman who was stoned to death in Firozkoh, a Taliban-controlled area of Afghanist...

Unsound, Unjust and Unwise -- Banning Pregnant Girls From School in Sierra Leone

Chernor Bah | Posted 11.30.2015 | Impact
Chernor Bah

It's now widely known that the government of Sierra Leone has instituted a ban on pregnant girls from taking exams and attending regular schools.

Women in FIFA Is for Girls Everywhere

Mary McVeigh | Posted 11.25.2015 | Sports
Mary McVeigh

Following a FIFA Women's World Cup marred by a lawsuit over artificial turf, unequal prize money, and a corruption scandal, 2015 was on track to leave us with more questions than answers about what will come next to bridge these gaps.

The Five Reasons Girls Should Code

Sophie Roth-Douquet | Posted 12.02.2015 | Teen
Sophie Roth-Douquet

This summer I helped change the world. Well, not really, but I took part in a movement that is. I was in a summer program called Girls Who Code, which gives high school girls a crash course in how to program in order to close the gender gap in the tech world. It was a ton of fun, and I found out how important it is that girls code.

The 'L' Word: When a Friend Lies to Your Daughter

Vanessa Schenck | Posted 11.18.2015 | Parents
Vanessa Schenck

As I picked up my daughter recently from a playdate, she got in the car and proceeded to tell me one of her friends had lied to her that day. This was my cue to turn off the radio. "Lied to you? Are you sure?" I proceeded to ask. Yes, quite sure.

5 Crucial Lessons From 'Wicked' So Your Kids Don't Become Mean Girls

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 11.11.2015 | Parents
Helen I. Hwang

When I took my girls to see the musical Wicked, I wasn't sure how my 10-year-old and 5-year-old would react to the story of the Good Witch and the Bad Witch. It turned out to be a gorgeous musical that brought tears to our eyes for its honest, important lessons about friendships.

Female Betrayal: 3 Reasons Women Hurt Other Women

Dr. Andra Brosh | Posted 11.11.2015 | Women
Dr. Andra Brosh

Several women in my life have betrayed me. From adolescence through adulthood I have had to overcome the intense feelings that come with being backstabbed and hurt by my own gender. During my elementary school years I was "dumped" by my best friend for another older and prettier girl.

This Week, A Girl Was Stoned to Death

Cassie Delaney | Posted 11.06.2015 | Women
Cassie Delaney

We must remember that this week, a girl was stoned to death, Katy Perry was declared the highest earning female in music and Kendall Jenner celebrated reaching 40 million Instagram followers by flashing an underboob.

Every Child Is Like a Flower

Sue Shanahan | Posted 11.04.2015 | Women
Sue Shanahan

Once when I was feeling less than pretty, it occurred to me, "Who told you that you aren't beautiful?" I began to wonder, what if our differences act...

Through Education, Youth Act to Prevent Violence Against Women

UN Women | Posted 11.03.2015 | Impact
UN Women

Dina Hossam, 21, from Cairo, Egypt, dreams of a world without violence against women. "It's a world where I don't have to take my brother with me for my protection when I go out."

Watch Lena Dunham Dance In Her Sports Bra In New 'Girls' Teaser

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 11.02.2015 | Entertainment

If you've ever watched "Girls," you'll know that Lena Dunham's character, Hannah, loves to dance. And it looks like that's not going to change come Se...

WKYC and Local Businesses Empower Young Black Girls

Nancy Laws | Posted 10.22.2015 | Black Voices
Nancy Laws

Her Mind Rocks is passionate about empowering young girls in a time when Feminism and celebrating #girlbosses has never been cooler. The need for mor...

It's Time for America to Stand with Survivors of Rape

John Seager | Posted 10.27.2015 | World
John Seager

Since its passage in 1973, the Helms Amendment has been grossly misinterpreted to prevent U.S. funds from being used to provide safe abortions for rape survivors in the world's poorest countries, even in the case of incest or a life-threatening pregnancy.

Hearst Partners With Feminist Newsletter Lenny

The Huffington Post | Judah Robinson | Posted 10.27.2015 | Media

Hearst Magazines announced on Tuesday it would partner with Lenny, the feminist newsletter and website created by Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner, who w...

Hello, Miss Messy! Benefits of Being a "Bad" Girl

Vanessa Schenck | Posted 10.26.2015 | Parents
Vanessa Schenck

I was with my girlfriend recently, and we were discussing how her husband, bless his heart, has a tendency to encourage his daughter every now and again to be, "ladylike," and it drives my girlfriend crazy.

Talking With Jessica Williams About the Reel Sisters Film Festival and Telling New Stories

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 10.23.2015 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

The occasion is this year's Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival, this weekend, October 24th and 25th, and the delightful subject is Jessica Williams, who will receive -- along with award-winning actress Ebony Jo-Ann -- the inaugural Reel Sisters Hattie McDaniel Award.

Why More Girls Should Play Sports

Helen Drinan | Posted 10.23.2015 | Women
Helen Drinan

The push for gender equity has been long and hard. Many women, including myself, have endured challenges of subtle and not-so-subtle biases in the workplace. The next generation of women will face new and different obstacles, but the preparation girls and women receive from participating in competitive sports will enable many more of them to reach higher and to go further.

Kid President Becomes Kid Feminist In This Hilarious Rap About Awesome Girls

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 10.23.2015 | Black Voices

Eleven-year-old author and YouTube sensation Robby Novak, better known as Kid President, is a total star. His Kid President series covers ev...

A Beautiful Hope: A Story of Human Trafficking and Survival

Lisa Williams | Posted 10.22.2015 | Impact
Lisa Williams

Five years ago this month, a young girl from Los Angeles called me from state custody and simply asked, "Can you help me?"  Four years earlier, at 13-years-old, her older sister had handed her over to a pimp.

Girl Power -- The #1 Way to Transform Women's Equality

Carlynne McDonnell | Posted 10.21.2015 | Impact
Carlynne McDonnell

Teaching women to embrace and use their power will change our lives today. Teaching girls about power will change their present, and our future. Together we will create a shared reality of truly empowered girls who will change our society and our world, for the better.

10 Things Beauty Addicts Want You to Understand (and Please Don't Ask These Questions)

Janet Miller | Posted 10.21.2015 | Style
Janet Miller

Everyone loves compliments. We take time and put in effort so, yes, recognition is great. But I promise that it's not the end goal. Many of us have far more accomplishments worth celebrating than our facial contouring skills.

How to Actually Make a Successful Short Film (Without Film Festivals or "Going Viral")

Dean Silvers | Posted 10.21.2015 | Entertainment
Dean Silvers

Years from now, are you going to think about that internet video that got a million views your friend sent you, or that film that changed your life?