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When Strong Women Are Attacked by Weak Men (and Women)

Vivian Norris | Posted 04.01.2014 | Media
Vivian Norris

These past weeks, French and international press has placed the private life of the President, Francois Hollande, his now former companion, Valerie Trierweiler and a French actress, Julie Gayet, on the front page non-stop.

Rahnavard Zaryab: 'We Are Not Free to Think Here'

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

Rahnavard Zaryab is an influential Afghan writer and scholar. He was imprisoned during the Taraki era in 1978/79. His work has brought him into extens...

Dr Humaira Qaderi: 'When Are You Going to Burn Yourself?'

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

"The dominant masculine interpretations of Islam need re-thinking. Our economic model must be restructured and revised, so that women's labor is fully recognized and supported."

5 Signs You Might Be Settling

James Michael Sama | Posted 03.30.2014 | Women
James Michael Sama

Nobody should ever have to settle for less than they deserve just for the sake of being with someone. The problem these days is, sometimes mistreatment or "good enough I guess" is seen as normal and acceptable. It's time to raise your standards.

What You Need to Know About the Mariposa DR Foundation

Joelle Wyser-Pratte | Posted 03.29.2014 | Impact
Joelle Wyser-Pratte

Many assume that young girls are given access to programs for women and the youth. In reality, it is not true.

The Death Episode

Leigh Weingus | Posted 03.28.2014 | TV
Leigh Weingus

What is the appropriate reaction to death? Is it tears? Spending weeks in mourning? Whatever it is, Hannah and her friends really don't have it down.

The 5 Best Quotes From 'Girls,' Episode 4

Posted 01.26.2014 | Women

Here at HuffPost Women, one of the things we love most about Lena Dunham's HBO show, "Girls," is the incisive, witty and hilarious dialogue that Dunha...

We Are All Lena Dunham

Jen Simon | Posted 03.26.2014 | Women
Jen Simon

If you wouldn't make a joke about someone's race, sexuality or religion, you should know better than to make a joke about someone's weight.

Jezebel Offers $10,000 for Article Ideas That Aren't About the Evils of Photoshop

Reductress | Posted 03.25.2014 | Comedy
Reductress

This article originally appeared on Reductress.com. On the heels of Jezebel's "body-positive" campaign to obtain original, un-retouched images from...

J. Lo 'Just Wants To Have Fun'

Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

Jennifer Lopez takes it back to the club for "Girls," her new track with DJ Mustard. The upbeat collaboration has J. Lo singing, "At the end of the ni...

Looking Ratings Start Off Slow (UPDATED)

Jaime Woo | Posted 03.24.2014 | Gay Voices
Jaime Woo

It appears that the buzz around Looking didn't translate into viewership. The highly praised show didn't make the top 100 cable shows for Sunday in the coveted 25-to-54 age demographic, though Looking should appeal to precisely that demographic.

Who Defines What Is Beautiful?

Kate Bancks | Posted 03.24.2014 | Impact
Kate Bancks

As a human, woman, and athlete I'm aware of how my body feels, looks, moves, and speaks to me. This combination of information my body provides is one part of the equation that can make me feel beautiful. It's not limited to the physical though.

Dear Marcy and Jackie: I Ache for My Daughter

Marcy Winograd | Posted 03.24.2014 | Education
Marcy Winograd

Each week Marcy Winograd and Jackie Hirtz, educators with over 20 years of experience working with students from elementary to high school, will answe...

Girls Season Three: Flawed and Self-Absorbed

Wendy Widom | Posted 03.23.2014 | Entertainment
Wendy Widom

Someone has to dispel the notion that pointing out the flaws of this important and groundbreaking series means you're a mean and ignorant, old hag who doesn't understand art, or the plight of the young woman.

HBO Moves 'Girls' And 'Looking' To Avoid Super Bowl

Posted 01.25.2014 | TV

Fear not, HBO viewers and football fans! The network will air new episodes of "Girls" and "Looking" on Saturday, Feb 1. instead of Sunday, Feb 2. in o...

Happy Birthday, Hannah

Leigh Weingus | Posted 03.21.2014 | TV
Leigh Weingus

Put on your "Birthday Bitch" hat, because tonight was Hannah Horvath's 25th birthday party.

The Best Quotes From 'Girls' This Week

Posted 01.25.2014 | Women

Here at HuffPost Women, one of the things we love most about Lena Dunham's HBO show, "Girls," is the incisive, witty and hilarious dialogue that Dunha...

I'm 'Not Like Most Girls'

Alexis Jane Torre | Posted 03.21.2014 | Teen
Alexis Jane Torre

Girls are taught that it's okay to automatically not like each other. We're taught that female friends probably won't stay loyal because we'll end up competing for the same guy or handbag. We're taught that -- above all else -- we should aim to be 'not like most girls.'

Is 'Looking' Really Just 'Girls' For Gay Men?

Posted 01.25.2014 | TV

When HBO announced it would produce a show about young, single, gay men in San Francisco, people began drawing comparisons to another successful HBO s...

The 'Hardest Working Millennial In Entertainment' Doesn't Even Live In Los Angeles

The Huffington Post | April Sperry | Posted 01.25.2014 | Celebrity

Lena Dunham's recent Vogue cover is fun, stylish and oh-so Lena. And after snapping the photos for her spread, Dunham sat down with Vogue's Nathan Hel...

Ari and Emma: 'Would You Rather?'

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine | Posted 03.16.2014 | Women
Emma Tattenbaum-Fine

Emma doesn't want to play this stupid, stupid game, but Ari insists and does not let Emma off the hook.

National Mentoring Month: Pay it Forward to a Girl

Techbridge Girls | Posted 03.17.2014 | Impact
Techbridge Girls

January is National Mentoring Month, a campaign launched in 2002 by the Harvard School of Public Health and MENTOR. It's great that the campaign matches up when we are making resolutions for the New Year.

HBO's Biggest Premiere In Years

Posted 01.23.2014 | TV

HBO's "True Detective" soared in the ratings when it premiered on Sunday (Jan. 12). Opening to 2.3 million viewers, the new drama starring Woody Harre...

'Girls' Promotion Goes Terribly Wrong

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

Perhaps Seamless should have known better than to release a big discount on food delivery on one of the biggest nights of television. On Sunday nig...

Teach Girls to Question the Notion of a Beauty Standard

Gloria Yu | Posted 03.15.2014 | Women
Gloria Yu

Advertisers and public figures hoping to improve girls' and women's self-esteem should spread messages that encourage critical questioning about beauty standards beyond just expanding the social definition of "beautiful."