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Shukria Haidar: "I was forced to leave my country"

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

Shukria Haidar is a human rights activist. She sought refuge in France following the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, and founded NEGAR, an association...

True Life: I Like Marnie On 'Girls'

Christopher Rosen | Posted 04.07.2014 | TV
Christopher Rosen

Everyone knows that Marnie's clearly the worst, but what this post presupposes is maybe she's not?

Winning Is Taking Part

Kim Turner | Posted 04.07.2014 | Gay Voices
Kim Turner

Given the critical role sports can play in the lives of youth -- increasing healthfulness, graduation rates and employment success later in life -- we must ensure that everyone can take part, regardless of sex, gender identity or sexual orientation.

Ahmad Wali Massoud: "Those who look to the past cannot plan our future"

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

Ahmad Wali Massoud is a prominent Afghan politician and head of the Massoud Foundation. He is the younger brother of Ahmad Shah Massoud, the well-know...

Here's What A Psychiatrist Thinks About The Girls Of 'Girls'

www.vulture.com | Posted 02.04.2014 | TV

On "Girls," Ray (Alex Karpovsky) recently asked Lena Dunham's Hannah, "Why don't you place just one crumb of basic human compassion on this fat-free m...

Azita Rafa't: 'It Was the Day When 10,000 Rockets Hit the City'

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

Azita Rafa'at is a human and women's rights activist from Badghis province. She was a people's representative in the Emergency Loya Jirga to elect the...

Colin Quinn Says Everyone In 'Girls' Is A Sociopath

www.vulture.com | Posted 02.03.2014 | TV

Is Colin Quinn a sociopath? Colin Quinn thinks so. "I'm a comedian!" he told Vulture at the Writers Guild Awards on Saturday. "It said so in the paper...

Kaweh Jobran: "Allow me not to wish for my daughter"

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

Kaweh Jobran is a professor in literature in the State University in Kapisa province and works as a journalist with national and international media b...

Who Is Hannah Horvath?

Leigh Weingus | Posted 04.04.2014 | TV
Leigh Weingus

We all have those days. Days when book deals falls to pieces and our boyfriend's sister accuses him of having romantic feelings for her. Days when someone tells us we're a huge, fat, f**ckin' phony. Recent hijinks take tolls on our GPAs. And some days, all we want is to get it together.

5 Perfect Quotes From 'Girls,' Episode 5

Posted 02.01.2014 | 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...

The Gender-Friendly Classroom: Tips and Tools for Teachers

Randal Mason | Posted 04.01.2014 | Education
Randal Mason

As UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon noted recently, "Today, there are 57 million children out of school -- and most of them are girls." Teachers and ...

Why 'Looking' and 'Girls' Are My New Favorite Shows

Lauren Cooke | Posted 04.02.2014 | Teen
Lauren Cooke

Both series have raw characters that I feel are in my immediate friend group because I can relate to them so well. I guess no matter what age you are you still have the pains of growing up.

Don't Date A Girl Who Travels

Adi Zarsadias | Posted 04.02.2014 | Women
Adi Zarsadias

Don't date a girl who travels. She is hard to please. She will be unimpressed with your new car and your expensive watch. She would rather climb a rock or jump out of an airplane than hear you brag about it.

Dr Sima Samar: "Human rights have a value now in Afghanistan"

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

Dr Sima Samar is the current Chairperson of the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission. A doctor by training, Samar spent a decade in exile in Pak...

When Strong Women Are Attacked by Weak Men (and Women)

Vivian Norris | Posted 04.01.2014 | Media
Vivian Norris

These past weeks, French and international press has placed the private life of the President, Francois Hollande, his now former companion, Valerie Trierweiler and a French actress, Julie Gayet, on the front page non-stop.

Rahnavard Zaryab: 'We Are Not Free to Think Here'

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

Rahnavard Zaryab is an influential Afghan writer and scholar. He was imprisoned during the Taraki era in 1978/79. His work has brought him into extens...

Dr Humaira Qaderi: 'When Are You Going to Burn Yourself?'

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

"The dominant masculine interpretations of Islam need re-thinking. Our economic model must be restructured and revised, so that women's labor is fully recognized and supported."

5 Signs You Might Be Settling

James Michael Sama | Posted 03.30.2014 | Women
James Michael Sama

Nobody should ever have to settle for less than they deserve just for the sake of being with someone. The problem these days is, sometimes mistreatment or "good enough I guess" is seen as normal and acceptable. It's time to raise your standards.

What You Need to Know About the Mariposa DR Foundation

Joelle Wyser-Pratte | Posted 03.29.2014 | Impact
Joelle Wyser-Pratte

Many assume that young girls are given access to programs for women and the youth. In reality, it is not true.

The Death Episode

Leigh Weingus | Posted 03.28.2014 | TV
Leigh Weingus

What is the appropriate reaction to death? Is it tears? Spending weeks in mourning? Whatever it is, Hannah and her friends really don't have it down.

The 5 Best Quotes From 'Girls,' Episode 4

Posted 01.26.2014 | 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...

We Are All Lena Dunham

Jen Simon | Posted 03.26.2014 | Women
Jen Simon

If you wouldn't make a joke about someone's race, sexuality or religion, you should know better than to make a joke about someone's weight.

Jezebel Offers $10,000 for Article Ideas That Aren't About the Evils of Photoshop

Reductress | Posted 03.25.2014 | Comedy
Reductress

This article originally appeared on Reductress.com. On the heels of Jezebel's "body-positive" campaign to obtain original, un-retouched images from...

J. Lo 'Just Wants To Have Fun'

Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

Jennifer Lopez takes it back to the club for "Girls," her new track with DJ Mustard. The upbeat collaboration has J. Lo singing, "At the end of the ni...

Looking Ratings Start Off Slow (UPDATED)

Jaime Woo | Posted 03.24.2014 | Gay Voices
Jaime Woo

It appears that the buzz around Looking didn't translate into viewership. The highly praised show didn't make the top 100 cable shows for Sunday in the coveted 25-to-54 age demographic, though Looking should appeal to precisely that demographic.