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Sexualized Culture Is Creating Mental Health Issues in Our Youth

Darryl Roberts | Posted 10.20.2014 | Women
Darryl Roberts

Combating the status quo and demanding more from the media we consume is only one part of addressing the mental health crisis engendered by the over-sexualization of young girls. The other part is to hold ourselves, and the people we know, accountable to make visible changes in the world around us.

A Surefire Sister

Brooke Bastinelli | Posted 09.30.2014 | Impact
Brooke Bastinelli

Let's face it: The world can be pretty cruel to girls. Sometimes, it doesn't feel safe at all or the media are bombarding our senses with confusing information. It's hard to be a girl, but it also can be pretty fabulous.

Ruling Galaxies But Not Countries: New Research on Women in Film

David Kleeman | Posted 09.25.2014 | Entertainment
David Kleeman

Worldwide, across about 5,800 speaking or named characters, roughly 69 percent were male and 31 percent female. Fewer than a quarter of the films had a female lead

Women in Business Q&A: Kathleen Griffith, Managing Director of Business Development, mcgarrybowen

Laura Dunn | Posted 10.08.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Kathleen Griffith spearheads the new business charge at creative 'Agency Of The Year' mcgarrybowen where she oversees the NY agency's account acquisi...

Susan Sarandon's 'Thelma and Louise' Throwback Selfie and Other Selfies We Love

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 08.25.2014 | Entertainment
Jeryl Brunner

It appears that the selfie isn't entirely a new invention. It's just that these days, they are such powerful tools of communication. With one simple snapshot, the selfie is a unique way to be intimate with a celebrity or get a glimpse into their life.

Thelma & Louise, Together Again

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 06.20.2014 | Entertainment

Twenty-three years after Thelma and Louise drove over a cliff and into our hearts, Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon reunited to recapture the Polaroid s...

15 Reasons Why Women Are Crushing It Right Now

Posted 04.24.2014 | Women

Sure, things are undeniably sunnier for women in the “Lean In” culture of 2014, but we’re not fully there yet. Here are some cold, hard facts: ...

Where Are the Girls in Family Films and Media? A Conversation With Madeline Di Nonno

Jordan Lloyd Bookey | Posted 05.24.2014 | Parents
Jordan Lloyd Bookey

There are some lovely shows that simply don't do a great job of representing women or girls. Instead of flipping the channel or finding a new movie, consider talking about what your child is watching first.

Stop Trashing Sheryl Sandberg: Banning 'Bossy' Matters to Feminism

Heather Wood Rudúlph | Posted 05.20.2014 | Women
Heather Wood Rudúlph

Sheryl Sandberg knows business, media and academia, and she knows what limits women in these areas. She's putting her expertise to use where it has the greatest influence. Whether Ban Bossy effectively changes how girls are labeled for all time, or increases the confidence of just a few, it's work worthy of praise.

2 Great Pieces of Advice From Geena Davis

Jordan Lloyd Bookey | Posted 05.05.2014 | Parents
Jordan Lloyd Bookey

As parent of a boy and a girl, I worry about both of them and how they perceive what they see. As much as I'd like to say my kids only watch PBS or don't have screen time at all, that's not the case!

The Academy's Celluloid Ceiling

Martha Burk | Posted 04.30.2014 | Entertainment
Martha Burk

If you look only at the categories for acting, women come in for an equal share of the Oscars, and are often held in higher esteem than the men. But peeking behind the velvet curtains, the scene shifts.

Challenges for Women in the Arts: Reflections on the MAKERS Conference

Lia Chavez | Posted 04.20.2014 | Arts
Lia Chavez

The feminists I know are intriguing creatives, entrepreneurs, mothers and lovers; we love our lingerie and our men (not necessarily in that order), and are passionate about excellence, human dignity, empathy, collaboration and co-creation.

Geena Davis Has A Simple Fix For Hollywood's Women Problem

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 12.16.2013 | Women

Geena Davis, the actress who inspired a generation of young women to dream of being baseball stars and the founder of the Geena Davis Institute on Gen...

What Do These 'Thelma & Louise' Stars Look Like Now?

Posted 09.24.2013 | Celebrity

They starred together in the career-making film "Thelma & Louise" 22 years ago, when both were in their 30s and 40s. But the love between Susan Sarand...

Geena Davis Will Shoot You With An Arrow

Posted 08.28.2013 | Comedy

Geena Davis shows off her archery skills for Funny or Die. So maybe be careful around Geena Davis....

In A World of Women, What's Happened to the Female Voice?

Jaime Lubin | Posted 10.07.2013 | Entertainment
Jaime Lubin

As a woman with a naturally high pitch (dear God, please don't tell me I sound like a sexy baby), I'm conscious of the fact that people do generally tend to pay less attention to female speakers.

Geena Davis: What's Still Missing From Hollywood

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.31.2013 | Fifty

For Academy Award-winning actor Geena Davis, the 1991 girl buddy movie "Thelma and Louise" wasn't just a career watershed; it was a life-changing role...

Geena Davis, UN To Study Women In Film

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 07.02.2013 | Entertainment

UNITED NATIONS -- The U.N. women's agency is teaming up with actress Geena Davis to support the first global study of how women and girls are portraye...

For Spring, the 10 Best Road Movies Ever

John Farr | Posted 05.31.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Going all the way back to Homer's Odyssey, some of our finest stories take place on voyages or quests of some kind, where our hero (or heroine) not only experiences new sights and adventures, but also some transformation in thinking, circumstance, or attitude as a result. The road movie is the cinematic equivalent.

Geena Davis Adds To The Oscars Criticism

AP | LAURA OLSON | Posted 03.05.2013 | Entertainment

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Academy Award winner Geena Davis on Monday waded into the ongoing controversy over this year's Oscars ceremony by saying host Se...

A 'Newsroom' Exit

Posted 01.18.2013 | TV

Rosemaire Dewitt is leaving "The Newsroom." The "United States of Tara" actress is exiting Season 2 of the HBO drama before the new season hits th...

Well That's A Risky Dress ...

The Huffington Post | Michelle Persad | Posted 01.18.2013 | Style

Geena Davis boasts a standout resumé. The actor/producer/model/writer/women's Olympic archery team semi-finalist is quite literally a jill of all tra...

Geena Davis: 'Thelma & Louise' Empowered Women

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 09.25.2012 | Women

Geena Davis has taken on some amazing female roles: Thelma in "Thelma & Louise," Dottie Hinson in "A League of Their Own," the president of the United...

Penny Marshall's My Mother Was Nuts at The Monkey Bar

Regina Weinreich | Posted 11.20.2012 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

If Penny Marshall's honking nasalese leaps off the pages of her memoir, My Mother was Nuts, it's not because she wrote the book. Rather, this is the w...

EXCLUSIVE: Sneak Peek At A&E's 'Coma'

The Huffington Post | Maggie Furlong | Posted 08.23.2012 | TV

A&E's "Coma" (Mon., Sept. 3 and Tues., Sept. 4 at 9 p.m. ET) is a modern-day retelling of Robin Cook's bestselling novel, a true thriller that fans mi...