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Carly Schwartz

SF's Hottest Frontman Tells The Story Of His Start | Carly Schwartz | Posted 05.11.2012 | San Francisco

Who: Christopher Owens, lead singer of Girls, the hottest pop-rock band to come out of the Bay since Green Day (we said it!). Years in San Francisc...

A Mother's Day Tribute: The Role of Women and Parenting in Girls' Education Around the World

Erin Ganju | Posted 07.09.2012 | Impact
Erin Ganju

Parental involvement plays a paramount role in shaping girls' expectations for themselves and deciding how long they will remain in school.

Judy Blume and the Socialization of Girls

Crystal Bui | Posted 07.09.2012 | College
Crystal Bui

Blume has written over 21 books for girls with more than 80 million copies of her books sold worldwide; her work has been translated into 31 languages, making her an internationally acclaimed girls' book author

The Three Best Things My Mother Ever Taught Me

Signe Whitson | Posted 07.08.2012 | Women
Signe Whitson

This year, in honor of Mother's Day, I celebrate all of the wisdom that my own mom passed on to me through her words and, more importantly, in her actions over the years.

Why Is Vogue Ahead of Seventeen In The War On Eating Disorders?

Hayley Krischer | Posted 07.08.2012 | Women
Hayley Krischer

With the eruption of thinspo and pro-ana material on the web, it's reasonable to assume that Seventeen might take this opportunity to feature girls of varying sizes and shapes.

Middle School 'Mean'?

Darryl Sollerh | Posted 07.08.2012 | Parents
Darryl Sollerh

A mom or dad may be quite shocked to discover that their own daughter has, in Middle School, taken up behaviors that can only be described as, well, mean.

Veep Doesn't Work as a Political Satire (But It's Really Funny Anyway)

Mark Lashley | Posted 07.07.2012 | TV
Mark Lashley

Yes, it's cynical about the political process, it plays with the basic uselessness of the VP position, and it rests on the fundamental incompetence of D.C. power players. But its characters exist so far outside of reality that the satire lacks any teeth.

How HBO's 'Girls' Missed the Social Media Marketing Boat

Mark Drapeau | Posted 07.07.2012 | TV
Mark Drapeau

When there are so many young women talking about how realistically Girls depicts their lives, what a shame that HBO and Lena Dunham didn't take advantage of this and expand the Girls universe into the digital space.

Lena Dunham Explains Why She Didn't Write Any Black Characters Into 'Girls'

The Huffington Post | Alex Moaba | Posted 05.08.2012 | TV

In only four weeks since "Girls" premiered on HBO (Sundays at 10:30 p.m. ET), Lena Dunham's half-hour comedy about post-college life in New York City ...

'Girls' Has Passed The Ultimate Woman Test

BuzzFeed | Posted 05.07.2012 | Women

In an interview, cartoonist Alison Bechdel reveals she also watches "Sex and the City" on loop, and discusses how difficult it can be to write about h...

Bridging the Authenticity Gap: A Common Cause Joins Generations

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 07.07.2012 | Women
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

Together we are recognizing the negative impact that unrealistic beauty has on body image and self-esteem -- and together we are finally saying, "we have had enough."

Christopher Rosen

'Girls' Star Zosia Mamet On Not Being Shoshanna & Famous Parents | Christopher Rosen | Posted 05.07.2012 | TV

Of all the actresses on HBO's “Girls” (Sundays at 10:30 p.m. ET) Zosia Mamet is the least like her character. “I don’t watch much televisio...

'Girls': Lena Dunham's HBO Show Episode 4, Discussed In Gchat

Emma Gray | Posted 07.06.2012 | Women
Emma Gray

Episode 4 of "Girls": here we go. So we're almost to the anniversary of Anthony Weiner's special sexts. Good timing, "Girls."

'Girls' Recap: From Bad Sex To Bad Sexts

Crystal Bell | Posted 07.06.2012 | TV
Crystal Bell

It was only a matter of time before Adam (accidentally) sent Hannah a picture of his disgusting junk ... leading her to send him an X-rated photo of her boobs, against Marnie's advice.

One Girl Speaks Out: Why I Relate to HBO's Girls

LearnVest | Posted 07.04.2012 | TV

When most 20-somethings move to New York, especially to work in fashion as I did, nearly all of them compare their lives to Sex and the City. But let's be honest: I have much more in common with Hannah than with Carrie.

It's Not Porn. It's HBO.

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 05.03.2012 | TV
Lorraine Devon Wilke

The bar for gratuitous, arbitrary, and generally female nudity is getting more and more extreme while appearing less and less essential. So let's go down the list at both networks, in no particular order, and flesh out a few of the more egregious examples.

Can I Be Healthy if Someone Else Isn't?

Ashley Koff | Posted 07.01.2012 | Impact
Ashley Koff

I learned that, for women and girls around the world, they don't have control over their health. What I also learned is that everything I do to optimize my health relates directly, is in fact, inextricably linked, to the health of the world's women and girls.

Mom Defends Her Choice To Let Daughter Wear Makeup

Posted 05.01.2012 | Parents

When blogger Lindsay Cross admitted to letting her 4-year-old daughter wear "a full face of make-up" on special occasions, she may or may not have rea...

Catching Up: The Three Stooges, Girls, Tribeca

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.01.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I personally don't care one way or the other about how young Lena Dunham is, how nondiverse the show's cast is or any of the other gripes. I think the show is smart and funny.

'Girls' & 'Veep' Renewed For Second Seasons

Posted 05.01.2012 | TV

"Girls" and "Veep" have been renewed by HBO. The cable network has given second season pick-ups to both shows, with 10 episodes each.

Turning Boys Into Men: 4 Ways to Expand Your Son's "Boy Power"

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 06.30.2012 | Parents
Dr. Peggy Drexler

We as a culture have held fast to the idea that we need to protect the boundaries between male and female. This is wrong, and even dangerous. Instead, we need to be reframing the discussion, and asking: What makes a boy a boy?

I Know You're Tired of Hearing about Girls, but How about a Puzzling Piece of History?

Rebecca Wanzo | Posted 06.30.2012 | Black Voices
Rebecca Wanzo

I'm not mad at Lena Dunham, creator of the new HBO show Girls. She wanted to write about her life -- which is filled with white folks -- and people gave her some money to do it. Her voice is a new voice for television.

'Girls': Lena Dunham's HBO Show Episode 3, Discussed In Gchat

Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 06.29.2012 | Women
Margaret Wheeler Johnson

I really liked the escalation of their banter. I feel like "escalation of their banter" is a very Lena Dunham phrase, which is why I used it. Also, "Is this about the scarf?"

'Girls' Recap: All Adventurous Women Dance To Robyn

Crystal Bell | Posted 06.29.2012 | TV
Crystal Bell

There's a scene at the end of this week's episode of "Girls" where Hannah and Marnie dance around to Robyn's "Dancing On My Own." That was the moment I knew that Hannah had finally won me over.

Christopher Rosen

Allison Williams On Her Shocking 'Girls' Sex Scene | Christopher Rosen | Posted 04.30.2012 | TV

Before "Girls," Allison Williams was best known for two things: singing the "Mad Men" theme song with the lyrics to Nat King Cole's "Nature Boy," and ...