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Slut-Shaming Existed Long Before the Internet

Hollee Actman Becker | Posted 03.19.2017 | 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 03.16.2017 | 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 03.15.2017 | 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.

Do I Want My Daughter to Be a Princess?

Courtney Reynolds | Posted 03.14.2017 | Parents
Courtney Reynolds

I realize I'm sending mixed messages about girl power. "You can be anything you want," I tell them. "Girls are strong." And then 15 minutes later, when my four-year-old asks for a story, I'm reverting to the old standby: The prince sweeps the princess off her feet.

Celebrating and Encouraging Women to be Multifaceted is NOT Slut Shaming

Angelina Darrisaw | Posted 03.11.2017 | Women
Angelina Darrisaw

As I heard Leymah Gbowee and her daughters describe, there is undoubtedly more than one way to be a woman. Maybe we can one day unite around our internal beauty and forget the rest. Ultimately, some women feel empowered naked and some feel empowered clothed, but all women have a right to express and celebrate what empowers and inspires them, without being shamed for that either.

Action for Women and Girls Must Happen Year Round

Sylvia Bongo Ondimba | Posted 03.11.2017 | Women
Sylvia Bongo Ondimba

This interview follows an article by First Lady Madame Sylvia Bongo on International Women's Day about the issues and opportunities facing her home country of Gabon. Here she outlines how the work of her Foundation is looking to address them.

Why We Shame Millennials Living at Home

Michael Restiano | Posted 03.11.2017 | Media
Michael Restiano

I turn 24-years old in June. I graduated magna cum laude from a prestigious NESCAC school, have lived abroad and in New York City, and am lucky enough to have a rewarding, financially sound career. And, I live at home with my parents--out of choice.

Is Gender Diversity In STEM Workforce Possible Without K-Leadership?

Pradeep Aradhya | Posted 03.10.2017 | Education
Pradeep Aradhya

Are Nerds mostly white men? Apparently the ones in leading Tech companies are 60 - 70% so and up to 51% in other STEM workforces. The many recent p...

Moving In With Your SO Could Actually Set Your Relationship Backwards

Demetra Gregorakis | Posted 03.09.2017 | Women
Demetra Gregorakis

If you want a ring, don't move in with your boyfriend. What? Did you read that right? Yes, you did. I said "don't." You probably won't listen to me anyway.

It's Time to #giveashit About Sanitation for Women

Kevin Rudd | Posted 03.08.2017 | Home
Kevin Rudd

For millions of women that live outside Australia, toilets, or their lack thereof, are a deadly serious issue. For them, toilets are never a joke. They are a matter, at times, of life or death.

A Challenge to Emma Watson (and All Feminists): Learn about Challenges for Women with Disabilities

Sarah Blahovec | Posted 03.01.2017 | Women
Sarah Blahovec

Last week, actress and feminist powerhouse Emma Watson made waves in the media after announcing that she would be taking a year off of acting for "per...

I'll Make a Man out of You

Corinne Rogero | Posted 03.01.2017 | Women
Corinne Rogero

What makes a man? Is it his love for sports or his depth of knowledge about music? Or is it his six-pack of chiseled abs? Is it found in his pursuit ...

Adwoa Aboah Can Pat Her Dog and Speak Her Mind at the Same Time

Suzanne Donaldson | Posted 02.24.2017 | Good News
Suzanne Donaldson

Founder of GURLS Talk, feminist crusader, actress, model and friend to many, Adwoa Aboah shares with us a few tidbits about her life and her dog, of course.

Target And DC Comics Combine Powers To Create 'Super Hero Girls' Action Figures

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 02.24.2016 | Good News

Here is an origin story you can smile about. Target and DC Comics have teamed up to create “DC Super Hero Girls,” inspired by the female character...

Attention: You're Being Scanned

Kathryn Atkins | Posted 02.23.2017 | Style
Kathryn Atkins

I call it the once-over. It's an art perfected by women of all ages.

Gloria, Arianna, Kakenya and Me

Ann V. Klotz | Posted 02.17.2017 | Education
Ann V. Klotz

The National Coalition of Girls' School 2016 Global Forum on Girls' Education, Creating a World of Possibilities, took me to NYC last week.

What It's Really Like To Shoot Sex Scenes On 'Girls'

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 02.17.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

It's no "Game of Thrones," but "Girls" may be the second-most sexually explicit series currently airing on HBO. But when it comes to shooting those st...

WATCH LIVE: Cast Of 'Girls' Dishes About New Season

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 02.16.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

Stars of the hit HBO show "Girls," including Jemima Kirke, Zosia Mamet, Jake Lacy and Alex Karpovsky join us alongside producer Jenni Konner to talk a...

#MyTrueLove Campaign Shows Who Girls Are Really Crushing On

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 02.12.2016 | Impact

For some girls, there are more important things to celebrate this Valentine's Day than their latest crush and guys are the last thing on their minds. ...

The New Curvy Barbie Dolls: What They Tell Us About Being Overweight

Julie Wosk | Posted 02.11.2017 | Women
Julie Wosk

Some observers have pointed out that the new Curvy Barbies are not really mirrors of overweight women and like traditional Barbies, are still prettified: The Barbies will have thicker thighs, and broader hips -- but will still look attractive in their specially designed fashionista clothes to fit their broader shape.

A Message To Women With "No Curves"

Outspeak | Posted 02.11.2017 | HuffPost Live 321

Not only are teen girls "supposed to" be thin and flawless, but the pressure to have curves like Beyonce and Kim Kardashian is unattainable. That's where vloggers like Cara Nicole come in.

6: Not Just Blossom's Friend. In Her Opinionation, The Sun Is Gonna Surely Shine!

Stacey Gish Wallenstein | Posted 02.09.2017 | Parents
Stacey Gish Wallenstein

Last year on my daughter's fifth birthday I wrote "Forever Young. Want Her to Be Forever Young". On her sixth birthday I think how this year is so dif...

Women and girls hold the key to ending gender-based violence

Dr. Musimbi Kanyoro | Posted 02.10.2017 | Women
Dr. Musimbi Kanyoro

We live in a world of misplaced priorities, a world in which 60 million girls are not in school. The majority of these girls are from poor communities...

The Mean Girls Club: Does It Truly Exist Among Women?

Charmaine Carraway | Posted 02.08.2017 | Women
Charmaine Carraway

The better question is, how do we break this cycle of feminine destruction among women? We begin with the embrace of our own insecurities, and the allowance of those insecurities to become our strengths.

Lead by Following: How Girls Can Show Us the Way

Victoria Dunning | Posted 02.08.2017 | Impact
Victoria Dunning

Life has improved in concrete ways for millions of children around the world, and the progress for girls is especially notable. Despite these improvements, however, there is much to do, and the work is complex because the challenges girls face are unique. In too many cases, a school is not a safe haven of learning but a place of harassment and exploitation.