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Is Sexual Pleasure Taboo?

Peggy Payne | Posted 04.21.2016 | Religion
Peggy Payne

A caller on the Diane Rehm radio show just now described himself as "a Christian man" and went on to criticize -- justly, in my view -- the effect of church attitudes towards towards girls' sexuality.

The Unlikely Place I Found Body Acceptance

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 04.20.2016 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

The women's restroom in any place--a club, a restaurant, an airport, a mall--is a hub of anthropological activity.

Why Role Models are Instrumental for Getting Girls Into the Tech Field

Vidcode | Posted 05.10.2016 | Education

To see yourself somewhere, and in order to make it easier to set a future path, the most useful and motivating tool is a role model; they give inspiration and guidance. This is why role models are instrumental in getting more women into technology fields. It starts from girls.

How Teaching A Math Problem To A Child Can Help Solve Climate Change

Sylvia Bongo Ondimba | Posted 04.20.2016 | Impact
Sylvia Bongo Ondimba

World leaders achieved something extraordinary last December at COP21 in Paris; a binding agreement, which will be signed this week in New York, that ...

Law v. Culture: Judgment On Age of Marriage in Zimbabwe

Eisenhower Fellowships | Posted 04.19.2016 | Impact
Eisenhower Fellowships

Child marriage is widely recognized as a violation of children's rights, and it is generally described as the marrying of (primarily) girls under the age of 18. According to UNICEF, in Southern Africa 33 percent of women between the ages of 20 and 24 were married in childhood.

'Girls' Season 5 = 'How Hannah Got Her Groove Back'

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 04.19.2016 | Entertainment

A joyous freeze frame seems to indicate that one of television's most fickle characters has, at last, grown up. As Hannah left her successful Moth rea...

#FredinChina: Giant Quiz About Cosmetics on Social Networks

Fred Raillard | Posted 04.19.2016 | Technology
Fred Raillard

This week's HotTopic is about skin care products in China. There was a kind of game going on where girls would gather up all the skin care products they had in their bathroom, and then post the products on social media.

6 Ways To Compliment My Daughter Without Saying 'You're Pretty'

Anwar White | Posted 04.15.2016 | Parents
Anwar White

There are so many other things that you can compliment girls on besides their looks. Boys get much more meaningful and diverse compliments, and it's time we start putting the same kind of thought into complimenting girls as well.

'I Don't Want To Be A Princess' Reminds Girls They Have Real Career Options

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 04.15.2016 | Good News

Once upon a time, a little girl named Keira dreamed of being a pilot rather than a princess. It was because of this desire that her mom, Beckie Thomps...

#BringBackOurGirls Two Years Later: A Nigerian Teacher Speaks

Randal Mason | Posted 04.13.2016 | Education
Randal Mason

#BringBackOurGirls captured the world's attention two years ago. And then time passed. And the world's attention wavered. But in Nigeria, educators like Habiba Mohammed refuse to give up the fight for girls' education.

East Africa Hub: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 04.13.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week at The Pollination Project, we recognize seven grantees across the globe in East Africa who are receiving seed grants that are inspiring cha...

Top 5 Online Stars Who've Quit Social Media

Shira Lazar | Posted 04.13.2016 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

It's an interesting dilemma for people who become internet famous, whether it's a celebrity who joins Twitter or Instagram or a previously unknown per...

5 Gay TV Characters You Need in Your Life Right Now

Mike Ciriaco | Posted 04.12.2016 | Queer Voices
Mike Ciriaco

Break out the pinot noir, because Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt returns for its second season on April 15th, which means more of our favorite funny gay, Titus Andromadon.

The Overcomer

Paula Kay Glass, BS, MEd | Posted 04.11.2016 | Parents
Paula Kay Glass, BS, MEd

So here we are again, wobbling. But this is a mental wobble with more risk than anything she's ever had to experience. I can feel the struggle she's experiencing by just watching her.

Foundations Must Think Globally and Act Locally

Sylvia Bongo Ondimba | Posted 04.01.2016 | Impact
Sylvia Bongo Ondimba

In business, "think global, act local" has become a well-known saying, but in nonprofits and foundations, we sometimes forget to do both. It can be e...

HBO Girls' Marnie: I Root for Her

Craig Flickinger | Posted 03.30.2016 | Entertainment
Craig Flickinger

When I see Marnie on Girls I feel as though my personality was written down and slapped on a female body then put to television. Marnie Michaels is an on-screen reminder of how far I have come, how far I have to go, and how I want to conduct myself and not conduct myself.

'Girls' Is The Best It's Been Since Season 1

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 04.01.2016 | Entertainment

"You know you just recoiled from my touch? You recoiled from my touch like I'm a monster!" Desi, the parasitic narcissist, squawked these words during...

Kenya & Menstrual Equity: What you didn't know

Gina Reiss-Wilchins | Posted 03.29.2016 | Impact
Gina Reiss-Wilchins

There is a global call to action to end the tax on tampons. Bills are being put forward across the US and the UK with advocates and politicians clamor...

The Stripped Word and Naked Girls

Leslie Zemeckis | Posted 03.29.2016 | Chicago
Leslie Zemeckis

Naked Girls Reading sounded like a fabulous evening; naked beauties sitting around reading literature to a paid audience. What a novel idea for a literary salon. But which came first, the nudity or the literature?

Young Girls Learn About Gender Justice and Environmental Stewardship

A.Tianna Scozzaro | Posted 03.24.2016 | Green
A.Tianna Scozzaro

These young female leaders understood that social justice, like the civil rights Mary McLeod so dearly fought for, are imperative for the the protection of each and everyone's ability to breathe clean air, drink clean water, and enjoy, explore and protect our natural lands.

A Girl's Life by El Zahraa Gomaa, Egypt

YaLa Young Leaders | Posted 03.21.2016 | Women
YaLa Young Leaders

"Do not think, just do!" A daily dose of frustration you should hear if you are a girl in Egypt. I live in a small Egyptian village, this village is...

Mass Media and Body Dissatisfaction: Root Cause or Just a Reminder?

Christopher J. Ferguson | Posted 03.18.2016 | Science
Christopher J. Ferguson

I have no doubt that thin ideal media is obnoxious and often morally repugnant. Nor that many women (and men) feel anxious or angry when presented with such media. But media psychology has often had difficulty separating morality from good data.

Slut-Shaming Existed Long Before the Internet

Hollee Actman Becker | Posted 03.18.2016 | Parents
Hollee Actman Becker

I was a teenager once, too. Back in the 80s. Before cell phones and Macbooks were things girls covered in RedBubble stickers and toted around 24/7. There were no selfies, or belfies, or Kardashians to take and post them. But we still felt the same pressure to fit in and measure up.

#FredinChina: Millennials to Steal Women's Day

Fred Raillard | Posted 03.15.2016 | Technology
Fred Raillard

'Women's Day' is on March 8th, and celebrates equality between the men and women. This is a very serious day in China, where every Chinese woman expects to be treated extremely well on this day by her entourage, family, company and her husband.

Why We Should Empower Girls to Celebrate (Big and Small) Victories

Lauren Galley | Posted 03.14.2016 | Women
Lauren Galley

Developing values that reflect kindness and compassion, especially in our media-driven society, is considered success. Success for teen girls can be as simple as making a positive choice to stay out of the drama or as significant as saying no to drugs.