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Here's A Brand New Promo For 'Girls' Season 4

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 11.03.2014 | Entertainment

According to a brand new promo for Lena Dunham's hit HBO series, the girls of "Girls" are about to grow up. "This season of 'Girls' is the girls ma...

A Sad Day for Girls, Women and Human Rights

Harry Leibowitz | Posted 01.01.2015 | Impact
Harry Leibowitz

This is a sad day for human rights and especially for female children. Today Boko Haram gleefully announced that the 200 schoolgirls they kidnapped months ago have been "converted" to Islam and "married off."

Costumes So Cute, It's Scary

John Marcotte | Posted 12.31.2014 | Parents
John Marcotte

I've dressed up in costumes that ranged from silly, to creative, to scary. Hell, if I could pull off sexy, I might go for that, too -- but I really appreciate the fact that when I go to the store, I have other choices. I hope that someday my girls will be able to say the same.

Occupation: Girl Boss

ZOOM interiors | Posted 12.30.2014 | Women
ZOOM interiors

Take that desk of yours and decorate the sh*t out of it until it magically transforms into that corner office. To create the ultimate workspace, start by making it homey and personal with a jolt of energy. Think ambient lighting, warm pops of color and personal touches like artwork.

What To Do When You See A Woman Walking Down The Street -- A Flowchart Guide For Men

Jeff Bogle | Posted 12.30.2014 | Women
Jeff Bogle

I've created this easy-to-follow flow chart that should pretty much explain to all men how we should act while walking down the street.

The Subtle Backlash: It's My Kid in a Box

Ariel Chesler | Posted 12.29.2014 | Parents
Ariel Chesler

I fear that my daughters will be limited by the culture they ingest, that I will be powerless to stop it. That they will, in the end, be eaten by Cinderella.

Design for Everyday: Women and the Redesign of Business

Lynda Decker | Posted 12.27.2014 | Technology
Lynda Decker

"I hate math." Reshema Saujani wants to eliminate that phrase from the contemporary teenage girl's lexicon. And judging from the response of the audience, she's going to succeed.

Lena Dunham Knows How All The 'Girls' Characters Will Die

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 10.24.2014 | Entertainment

Before you write that "Girls" think piece, know showrunner Jenni Konner will probably actually read it. Konner sat down with Slate TV critic Willa Pas...

Are You Unknowingly Shutting Yourself Off From Your Own Wholeness?

Panache Desai | Posted 12.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Panache Desai

In a conversation with a Toronto audience in 2013, Hillary Clinton stated, "Hypothetically speaking, I really do hope that we have a woman president i...

Mary Did Not Have a Great "Day of the Girl Child"

Rebecca Tinsley | Posted 12.23.2014 | Women
Rebecca Tinsley

The International Day of the Girl Child is on a par with the worthy treaties some world leaders sign and then fail to implement. 190 governments have ratified the Convention on the Rights of Children.

Beyond Our Fears: Ebola's Social and Humanitarian Toll in West Africa

Anika Rahman | Posted 12.22.2014 | World
Anika Rahman

As we worry about the spread of Ebola in the U.S., I hope that we are able to see the broader social crisis that such an epidemic precipitates. What do we do with this greater awareness of the toll of the epidemic?

Why Running Against Hunger

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 12.22.2014 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

Just imagine if we, speaking from the western world, go to bed hungry only for one or two nights. Would we be able to be as effective and as productive at work as always?

Feminism, Ebola and Donuts: Lena Dunham and Carrie Brownstein Make Like Portland (VIDEO)

Logan Lynn | Posted 12.22.2014 | Entertainment
Logan Lynn

Quick-witted, sharp-tongued, and each holding a special place at the heart of our culture, Lena and Carrie talked to one another as though no one was watching... and it was glorious.

The Only Thing Shocking About Glamour's Body Image Survey

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 12.21.2014 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

I admit that it would be nice to pin our body image hang-ups to one dartboard. It would be super keen if we could lay blame at the feet of the music industry, our seventh grade gym teacher or the guy (and let's face it, it was totally a dude) who invented the tube top.

Why I Care So Deeply About The Girls' Clothing At Target

Stephanie Giese | Posted 12.17.2014 | Parents
Stephanie Giese

Go ahead, hop over to Forbes.com and tell me how many pictures you find of influential women wearing a 1″ inseam.

My Phantom Daughter-in-Law

Amy Barr | Posted 12.15.2014 | Fifty
Amy Barr

The transition from full time advisor to mind-your-own-beeswax bystander feels pretty jarring. After all, the role of daughter-in-law is a big position that someone will ultimately play in our lives.

The Time Is NOW for Women and Girls in Finance and Investing

Pilar Stella | Posted 12.15.2014 | Money
Pilar Stella

The inequalities are great and the deep-seated programming is real, even if they are not malevolently based or consciously intentional. It is just a result of conditioning to an old era of beliefs that is beginning to change.

'The Girl Who Lived' Is Pakistan

Marium Chaudhry | Posted 12.14.2014 | World
Marium Chaudhry

After Malala won the Nobel Peace Prize, international papers and websites observed a strange phenomenon in Pakistan: Some people were not happy that Malala had won the Nobel. But they do not represent Pakistan.

How Is a Girl's Worth Actually Determined?

Susan Liang | Posted 12.13.2014 | Impact
Susan Liang

The possibilities of shaping one's character are limitless and only bound by the borders we set for ourselves -- so why is it that girls are marginalized, discriminated against, and still not valued the same as boys?

Why Girls Should and Should Not Watch Sports

Uloop | Posted 12.13.2014 | College
Uloop

I know, ew right? I practically fall asleep every time someone mentions baseball. But, if we're being completely honest here, sports aren't all that bad.

GlobalGirl Media Network Puts Girls at the Center of the Story

Tabby Biddle | Posted 12.10.2014 | Media
Tabby Biddle

Through their journalism training academies, GlobalGirl Media empowers girls ages 14 - 22 in under-served and marginalized areas around the world to write, edit and produce their own blogs and videos, enabling them to get behind the lens to share their perspective.

Malala is Amazing AND Normal

Karen Hough | Posted 12.10.2014 | Impact
Karen Hough

In the midst of my joy that Malala Yousafzai today was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, I'm also shocked and enraged at the response from Tariq Khattack, editor of the Pakistan Observer.

Transforming Cycles Of Violence Into Cycles Of Prosperity

Molly Melching | Posted 12.09.2014 | Impact
Molly Melching

Real, cycle-ending change can look like not just making a one-time intervention, but transforming the current system into a new vision. When this happens, I believe communities are not simply ending cycles of violence; rather, they are transforming them into cycles of education, peace and prosperity.

The Change-makers for Girls Worldwide

Lauren Supina | Posted 12.09.2014 | Impact
Lauren Supina

We mark International Day of the Girl each October, but there are organizations working to empower girls around the world year round.

#GIRLHERO: It's Time to Recognize Girl Power

Kathy Calvin | Posted 12.08.2014 | Impact
Kathy Calvin

It's time that the world supports girls. It's the smart thing to do for our societies -- and fundamentally, it's the just thing to do for girls and for all of us. Human rights belong to everyone -- girls and boys, women and men.