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The Real Problem With Porn

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 11.20.2013 | Parents
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Excessive violence in films and on TV has been joined by excessive sex, much of it acted out according to porn-established norms. Even if much of this is artistic commentary, without discussion, kids begin to believe this is how sex really works.

Surviving The Bell Jar... And Then What?

Amanda Duberman | Posted 04.13.2013 | Women
Amanda Duberman

Does the persistent resonance of The Bell Jar, and of Plath's life itself, represent a literary achievement, or a cultural failure?

If 'Dear Abby' Gave the Girls of HBO's 'Girls' Some Advice

Maryjane Fahey | Posted 04.06.2013 | Women
Maryjane Fahey

Imagine HBO's 'Girls' coming to Dear Abby for advice, self-involved and dealing with their problematic Brooklyn lives and needing a bit of her most uncommon common sense...

FACE IT: A Role Model Is What? Who?

Michele Willens | Posted 01.30.2013 | Women
Michele Willens

So what exactly is a role model? Is it someone we relate to, someone we aspire to be, someone we just greatly admire?

WATCH: 'Sh*t Shoshanna Says' On HBO's 'Girls'

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.18.2012 | Women

We think Shoshanna Shapiro, the fourth and possibly quirkiest lady in the quartet on "Girls," is kind of amazing. Not only did she introduce us to the...

Lola Versus: Daryl Wein's Ode to the 21st Century Girl

Tribeca | Posted 08.07.2012 | Entertainment

Lola Versus does not pull any punches about the challenges faced by a single woman in her late 20s in the big city.

Kathy Bates And 'Girls': Why TV Executives Are Clueless

Michele Willens | Posted 07.16.2012 | Fifty
Michele Willens

So, in one day I heard that Harry's Law -- a show I enjoyed for its wit and intelligence as much as the fact that its lead character was a 63-year-old woman -- was being canceled, and I gave Girls on HBO one more chance. I say "ugh" to both.

Pretty Funny (Minus the Funny)

Erin Gibson | Posted 04.20.2012 | Comedy
Erin Gibson

What a skill! Calling out the average looks of one woman by insulting the "conventional beauty" of another. It's like a weird competition all women are participating in, where no one really knows the rules and there are no winners and everyone is sad.

A Mom's Guide to HBO's 'Girls'

Liz Kozak | Posted 06.16.2012 | Parents
Liz Kozak

Do you think it's okay for parents to financially support their adult children, especially in today's tough economy?