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The Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations for Girls

Lori Day | Posted 09.23.2013 | Parents
Lori Day

Here's the thing about girls, and all children, actually: They see no limits to their potential until adults point them out.

TechGirls: The Global Value of Mentorship

Ivo Lukas | Posted 09.23.2013 | Technology
Ivo Lukas

Maintaining support and the ability to keep women and girls in STEM fields is equally as important as getting a "foot in the door." How do we do this? I'll reiterate again, that mentorship is an amazing gateway to support and success.

When Did Brooklyn Become an Adjective?

Heidi Legg | Posted 09.21.2013 | Style
Heidi Legg

Have you noticed that the ultimate cache is when a city becomes an adjective? Brooklyn seems to have cornered the market globally as the new adjective. I started to wonder who else has made the list?

Standing With Malala on Education (Part 2)

ZP Heller | Posted 09.21.2013 | World
ZP Heller

Malala used her global spotlight to elevate her advocacy, appealing to her "brothers and sisters" -- both in the General Assembly and throughout the world -- to stand up for universal access and gender equality regarding education.

11-Year-Old Yemeni Girl Speaks, Internet Listens

Charles Clymer | Posted 09.20.2013 | World
Charles Clymer

We can only hope that Nada's words will spur greater action by world leaders to halt the horrifying practice of child marriage and the human trafficking epidemic that feeds it.

Connectivity: The Real Currency of Change

Jill Sheffield | Posted 09.16.2013 | Impact
Jill Sheffield

Donors today are no longer content to write an annual check to a charity and then tuck their checkbook in the drawer until the next year. Posting our "like" on Facebook is an easy 30-second fix, but oddly unsatisfying.

The Global Girl Tipping Point

Jensine Larsen | Posted 09.18.2013 | Impact
Jensine Larsen

Behind the statistics, girls worldwide are using digital media to speak their minds and bare their souls. The force of their voices are staggering -- the reality of their untapped potential for global leadership impossible to ignore.

Are The 'Girls' Finally Coming Into Some Money?

Posted 07.19.2013 | TV

The ladies of "Girls" are many things, but financially stable isn't one of them. But according to "Girls" writer-executive producer Jenni Konner, thei...

Young People Use Tech to End Violence Against Women in Nepal

Ravi Kumar | Posted 09.17.2013 | Impact
Ravi Kumar

There were thunderstorms. There was a strike. And there was the hackathon to end violence against women -- all happening on the same day in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Here & Now

K. Sujata | Posted 09.17.2013 | Chicago
K. Sujata

No matter where you focus your attention, the issues affecting women and girls are vital to the well-being of our world. There are bold, resilient and powerful women right here in Chicago who are confronting these issues head on with innovative or proven solutions.

Standing With Malala on Education (Part 1)

ZP Heller | Posted 09.17.2013 | World
ZP Heller

Achieving universal primary education is a Millennium Development Goal and is now central to the post-2015 development agenda as well. The InterDependent interviewed Amina Mohammed, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's special advisor on post-2015 development planning.

Handicapping The Emmy Nominations

Mike Hogan | Posted 09.16.2013 | TV
Mike Hogan

Hey Chris, hear that sound? No, it's not Saul Berenson reciting the Kaddish, Sally Draper weeping for the loss of her innocence or Tywin Lannister congratulating himself on summarily dispatching his enemies. Rather, it's the buzz of anticipation surrounding this year's primetime Emmy nominations, which will be announced tomorrow morning.

Save the Tooth Fairy! Toy Industry Execs Highjack a Childhood Icon

Susan Linn | Posted 09.15.2013 | Business
Susan Linn

Until now, the Tooth Fairy was one of the few iconic children's fantasy figures that escaped being captured, branded, and monetized. But shocking footage from a pitch to investors shows that's about to change -- big time.

What Women in Texas and South India Have in Common

Vivian Norris | Posted 09.15.2013 | Politics
Vivian Norris

Little did I know that our conversation about patriarchy and women's rights and the parallels between her rural impoverished part of South India and my home state of Texas would ring so true when Senator Wendy Davis stood for half a day to filibuster for women's right to choose

What Boys Hear

Adrienne Becker | Posted 09.14.2013 | Media
Adrienne Becker

What boys hear does make a difference, and those of us in the media have an obligation to remember this as we create films, television shows, web series and all formats of popular culture.

Happy Malala Day!

Robert Walker | Posted 09.11.2013 | Impact
Robert Walker

In a world sorely afflicted with political violence, one girl today stood tall. In a world still torn by religious strife, one girl today stood tall....

Sundance Favorite Heading To 'Girls'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 07.09.2013 | TV

Melonie Diaz stars in the upcoming film "Fruitvale Station," a heartbreaking true-life drama about a young Bay Area resident who was shot and killed b...

Beauty Is an Impediment: Julia Pastrana and the Modern-Day Politics of Being Seen

The Lady Aye | Posted 09.07.2013 | Weird News
The Lady Aye

While critics were debating if Lena Dunham gets too naked too often, or if Melissa McCarthy is too fat to be a movie star, Julia Pastrana's mummified remains were being collected from an Oslo medical facility and sent home to Mexico to be laid to rest.

A Time for Change

ONE | Posted 08.31.2013 | Impact
ONE

By ONE teen activist and advocate Amelia Atalay, rising 9th grader. Girl Up is a for-girls, by-girls organization of the United Nations Foundation t...

Lena Dunham's Surprising List Of Favorite Movies

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 06.26.2013 | Entertainment

Before Lena Dunham was Hannah Horvath, she was a highly regarded indie filmmaker. Case in point: Dunham's second feature, "Tiny Furniture," was curate...

PHOTOS: Lena Dunham Steps Up Her Fashion Game On 'Girls'

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 06.26.2013 | Style

Hannah Horvath on "Girls" isn't known for being the most fashion-forward of the bunch, but it looks like she's stepping up her game in the third seaso...

Women's Healthcare in Africa - An Urgent Monthly Need

Barry Segal | Posted 08.24.2013 | World
Barry Segal

Guest Blog Post by: Ashley Rogers [Kampala, Uganda] A few months ago, a certain girl in Lugazi, Uganda (let's call her Sara) told me, "I curse the da...

Crocheting Burkas: What The Heck Are Gender Role Classes?!?

Sally Kohn | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics
Sally Kohn

What would such gender classes look like? Because before we dismiss Rep. Gingrey's grunts about raising "ideal" women and men in society, maybe we should explore what he might mean.

Beyond the Mine: Caterpillar's Commitment

G(irls)20 | Posted 08.20.2013 | Impact
G(irls)20

When you think about what makes up a great company, it's the diversity of thought, expertise and backgrounds of our employees that allow us to deliver to a diverse group of customers. And, introducing women to the mining industry is one part of this diversity equation.

Queer Women in TV: Jamie Babbit

Alexandra Roxo | Posted 08.18.2013 | Gay Voices
Alexandra Roxo

As two queer female filmmakers, we were interested in doing a series of interviews with queer women in the TV world. Over the next month we will be chatting with amazing women who have penned and directed your favorite shows. We decided to start with writer/director Jamie Babbit.