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Disney Princesses May Impact Gender Stereotypes For Girls (But Not Boys), Study Finds

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 06.22.2016 | Parents

A new study suggests that Disney Princesses and the messages they promote may influence gender-stereotypical behavior for young girls. Brigham Young ...

Allison Williams Helps Prove HBO Still Stands For 'Home Box Office' With GIRLS Mini-Movie Episode, 'PANIC IN CENTRAL PARK!'

Andrew Cristi | Posted 06.22.2016 | Entertainment
Andrew Cristi

HBO television has been known to offer quality programming from its conception, raising the bar of television with cinema-worthy shows such as Oz and ...

Parents 'Gifted' Teen Daughter To Man Found With 12 Girls, Police Say

The Huffington Post | Kurt Heine | Posted 06.17.2016 | Crime

A Pennsylvania couple told authorities they “gifted” their teenage daughter to a man who helped save them from financial ruin -- and thought the a...

Our Society's Inability To Understand Girls And Women As Mathematical Thinkers

Sara Hottinger | Posted 06.18.2016 | Women
Sara Hottinger

I miss mathematics. I miss the satisfaction of working a problem to completion or writing an elegant mathematical proof. While I would not trade my cu...

5 Powerful, Valuable Lessons on How to Raise Remarkable, Empowered, Confident Girls

Maimah Karmo | Posted 06.14.2016 | Parents
Maimah Karmo

Being a parent is the most selfless gift. Your job is to give this person, who is your heart outside yourself, everything, while grooming them to someday leave you and go into the world. With our children, we have a beautiful interchange --each of us being the other's greatest teacher. Here's what being a parent has taught me.

Meeting The Needs In A Bold, Strategic Way

Judy Vredenburgh | Posted 06.13.2016 | Impact
Judy Vredenburgh

Every day, in communities across the U.S., girls encounter significant obstacles to their well-being and success. They are confronted with messages th...

A Letter To My 14-Year-Old Daughter

Debra Carnes | Posted 06.09.2016 | Parents
Debra Carnes

Daughter, you are amazing. One day you're sweet and needy, where I feel like you'd cuddle up in my lap if you were smaller. The next day, you spew venom and the look in your eyes tells me someone has taken over your body and she is not of this world. You are my 14-year-old daughter and I am simply your parent along for a ride that makes Google maps question the route at times.

Does Your Daughter Know It's Okay To Be Angry?

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 06.09.2016 | Parents
Soraya Chemaly

While anger in girls and women is overwhelmingly portrayed as irrational, it is, in fact, completely rational. Girls learn to filter their existences through messages of powerlessness and cultural worthlessness.

The Women Of 'Girls' On Why We Need To Believe Sexual Assault Survivors

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 06.09.2016 | Women

The cast of "Girls" is on a mission to fight rape culture and sexual assault. In a video for NowThis News, actresses Lena Dunham, Jemima Kirke, Allis...

7 Secrets to Sustainability: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 06.08.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week at The Pollination Project, we are recognizing seven grantees who each hold key ingredients in understanding project sustainability. In Keny...

6 Ways to Empower Teenage Girls' Sexuality

Vivienne Mayer | Posted 06.08.2016 | Women
Vivienne Mayer

How can we help our daughters set their own sexual agendas and challenge the effects of the new porn-damaged boys and men they meet? As a mother, children's advocate, and lifelong pleasure seeker, here are my top five tips.

Gender Equality in Education: A How-To Guide for Teachers

Randal Mason | Posted 06.06.2016 | Education
Randal Mason

How can education better support both girls and boys? A new resource offers guidance. When more than 150 world leaders crafted and released the Sust...

The New Stresses of Raising Teen Girls -- 5 Books To Help Parents Find Their Way

Brightly | Posted 06.06.2016 | Parents

This article was written by Laura Lambert for Brightly. I'm currently the mother of a school-aged girl on the precipice of puberty -- and I really th...

Girls Change the Presidential Conversation

Tabby Biddle | Posted 06.07.2016 | Politics
Tabby Biddle

When I was in middle school, I never thought much about politics. I wasn't old enough to vote, and therefore thought my voice wouldn't matter much in ...

The Critical Key to Success for Every Woman in Business

Michelle Dempsey | Posted 06.02.2016 | Women
Michelle Dempsey

The world is made up of two types of women in business: the competitive meanies who won't let you sit with them, and the smart, savvy, successful ones...

Empowered Young Women Star In These Portraits Of Chinese Girlhood

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 05.31.2016 | Arts

A woman stands in front of her kitchen sink, nonchalantly washing something in her ruffled blue underwear. It’s not some idyllic image of femininity...

Let's Talk About Ending Hunger For Good

Åsa Skogström Feldt | Posted 05.27.2016 | Impact
Åsa Skogström Feldt

On May 28, groups around the world will come together to honor World Hunger Day, a day that aims to raise awareness about the 795 million people who live in chronic hunger worldwide. It is also a day to foster a dialogue on sustainable solutions to ending hunger.

My Feminist Opinions Ruined Game of Thrones for My Boyfriend

Rebecca Bohanan | Posted 05.25.2016 | Entertainment
Rebecca Bohanan

Like all women I know who do watch the show and read the books, I entered the fanbase by recommendation from a man already watching the show, AKA the only Game of Thrones point of entry for women.

Your Dress Code Is A Bully

Lauren Bromberg | Posted 05.20.2016 | Impact
Lauren Bromberg

"Your shorts are too short." "That dress shows your shoulders." Your chest is too prominent." "It's slutty." "Boys will be distracted." I've ta...

Shameless: Broad City Takes on Period Shaming

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 05.18.2016 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

I was ten when I read Judy Blume's now legendary novel Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret where Margaret and her friends ride the emotional pendulum...

The Misconception About Feminism

Montclair Diplomats | Posted 05.17.2016 | Women
Montclair Diplomats

Feminism is not the hatred towards men. The point of feminism is not to discriminate against men. Feminism is not a movement to discourage men. Feminism is not a movement plotting to pull all men out of power.

Shift the Lens: A Youth Inspired Photography Exhibit

Akoshia Yoba | Posted 05.16.2016 | Impact
Akoshia Yoba

On May 26th, 2016, in collaboration with the Lower East Side Girls Club, lf8 Creative Studio is presenting, Shift the Lens -- an exhibition featuring the work of New York City's, East Village youth.

The Audacity of Never Giving Up

Viviana Vitarelli | Posted 05.16.2016 | Divorce
Viviana Vitarelli

This article is somewhat personal, and it will sound personal to many women out there who at one time in their life have felt like Giving Up but didn'...

Why Should Women Care About Chronic Disease?

Nalini Saligram | Posted 05.16.2016 | Impact
Nalini Saligram

Written with Heather White, Nalini's Co-Chair on the Taskforce on Women & NCDs The thousands of women who gather in Copenhagen next week for th...

Period Shaming in India Must Stop

Montclair Diplomats | Posted 05.12.2016 | Women
Montclair Diplomats

Aditi Gupta, co-author of "Menstrupedia Comic," recognized the period shaming while she was in college, during a conversation with her future husband and co-author. In India, menstruation is taboo, so there is no Sex Ed in the classroom.