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Assault on the Daughters of Swat Valley

Rukhsana Hasib | Posted 10.10.2012 | Impact
Rukhsana Hasib

The misery in the Swat Valley and the plight of thousands of women and children, who have lost husbands and fathers, gave birth to Swat Relief Initiative.

Mirror Mirror on the Wall

Lauren Berninger | Posted 10.10.2012 | Impact
Lauren Berninger

When I was 18 I founded Finding the Fabulous, a non-profit that connects 8-12 year old girls with high school and college role models, who are actively engaging in their lives to break down stereotypes and build up confidence.

Good News for Girls

Maria Rodale | Posted 10.10.2012 | Women
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure There have been some great stories about women in the news la...

How to Raise Strong Daughters

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 10.07.2012 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Your daughters need to be taught that we all need a place to love, to be necessary and to play in life in order to maintain our vitality and strength.

Do You Think Girls Hate Math? Think Again!

Eva Glettner | Posted 10.06.2012 | Education
Eva Glettner

Science continues to be marketed to young girls in all the wrong ways.

No, Women Aren't the New Men

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 10.04.2012 | Women
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Gender equality is not for women to "overtake" men or actually be men. What's happening is that women are getting more choices and more confidence to make those choices. What's happening is the decline of expectations, long and slow though it may be.

Are 20-Somethings Stealing The Reinvention Spotlight?

Robin Bobbé | Posted 10.02.2012 | Fifty
Robin Bobbé

Twenty-somethings are taking over the reinvention spotlight, which was the one pathetic thing that was uniquely ours. We're supposed to be the reinvented generation, but everyone seems to be exploring the 20-somethings neurosis.

When Will 'Girls' Be Back On HBO?

Posted 09.06.2012 | TV

Get ready to ring in the new year with second seasons of "Girls" and "Enlightened" on HBO. The network has given the official word that the shows w...

Junking "Junk Science"

Caryl Rivers | Posted 10.01.2012 | Education
Caryl Rivers

We have to dump dangerous "junk science" pushed by powerful advocates who argue that due to vast differences between boys and girls, single-sex classrooms are needed to improve children's academic achievement. It's not true.

Start Early: Addressing Gender-Based Bullying in Elementary School

Elizabethe C. Payne | Posted 09.30.2012 | Gay Voices
Elizabethe C. Payne

Helping children understand in the early years of schooling that there is not just one "right" way to be a boy or a girl will open up opportunities for each child to explore their education more fully.

WATCH: Is 'Boys' The New 'Girls'?

Posted 07.30.2012 | Comedy

If you're a "Girls" fan and don't know what to do with yourself while the show's between seasons, you're in luck. It turns out that there's a new HBO ...

I Loved My MFA But Did It Make Me Hate Everything Else?

Elizabeth Tannen | Posted 09.23.2012 | Books
Elizabeth Tannen

As writers, we need to be aware of the ways in which our work can be read; weeding out the useful from the non-useful is an important skill, as is reading closely for what might be improved. But it can be a slippery slope.

9 Crazy Things Lena Dunham Did In Honor Of Her Emmy Nods

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 07.20.2012 | TV

On Thursday morning, Lena Dunham got some exciting news. Her HBO show "Girls," which kicked off in April, had received five Emmy nominations, three of...

'Girls' Cast Reacts To Lena Dunham's Nominations

Posted 07.20.2012 | TV

On Thursday morning, 26-year-old Lena Dunham hit HBO series "Girls" was nominated for five Emmy Awards. After finding out she had been nominated fo...

Comedy's 12 Biggest Emmy Snubs This Year

Matt Wilstein | Posted 09.18.2012 | Comedy
Matt Wilstein

The 2012 Emmy nominations are here and while they got a lot of things right, there were plenty hilarious shows and performers overlooked. Here are 12 ...

Pink Really Does Stink

Belinda Parmar | Posted 09.17.2012 | Impact
Belinda Parmar

Some of you will have read before about my distaste for tech's 'pink it and shrink it' tactic when marketing towards women -- namely, the belief that it is enough when designing a product for women to make it pinker, cuter and simpler than the 'male' version. Why do they do this?

Why Alone Time Is So Important for Boys And Girls

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 09.16.2012 | Parents
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Modern parents are almost obsessed with filling up their children's time. There are after-school classes, team sports, camps, lessons. What's often missing from the schedule is valuable time spent alone.

Honah Lee: A Band on the Edge of Breakthrough

Melissa Webster | Posted 07.17.2012 | Entertainment
Melissa Webster

You'd think after a band supporter offered to let them crash at his place after a show in the Ohio suburbs, only to have that same supporter pull guns out on them after they got to his house, the guys in Honah Lee would be a bit shaken by the memory, but no.

Hannah Gets A New Roommate On 'Girls' Season 2

Posted 07.16.2012 | TV

Rooming with your ex-boyfriend doesn't usually seems like a good idea ... unless you're the self-destructive Hannah Horvath (Lena Dunham) of HBO's "Gi...

Local Debutante Ball Promotes Health, Beauty & Self-Esteem

Stephanie Penn | Posted 09.12.2012 | Detroit
Stephanie Penn

Last month, Full & Fabulous Organization hosted "A Rose Is Still A Rose" debutante ball, presenting 13 metro Detroit girls as poised young women with a renewed sense of self-esteem.

How to Encourage Healthy Friendships Among Boys

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 09.11.2012 | Parents
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Making friends, and keeping them, is a primary activity among school-aged boys. For both boys and girls, these early friendships help define who they are and who they become.

My Year as a Man

Jenni Chang and Lisa Dazols | Posted 09.09.2012 | Gay Voices
Jenni Chang and Lisa Dazols

Ever wonder what it's like to live as the other gender? No, I am not announcing my upcoming plans to transition. But leaving San Francisco to travel through 16 countries, I discovered how much gender is a binary concept.

Broadway Stars Invade TV

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 07.09.2012 | TV

Broadway has some major competition for its acting talent: The small screen. Increasingly, stage actors are landing roles on TV. Known for their hi...

Will Stories About 'Girliness' Ever Be Taken Seriously?

BuzzFeed | Posted 05.27.2014 | Women

How Should A Person Be?, subtitled "A Novel from Life," is the (fictionalized) story of Sheila Heti's friendship with painter Margaux Williamson, and ...

WATCH: What Would This 'Girls' Writer Save In A Fire?

StyleLikeU | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

"I think it's kind of sexier in a way not to have a perfect body," Lesley Arfin said, when StyleLikeU interviewed her at her Los Angeles home. Now a s...