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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.

Endocrine Disruptors Heat Up the Hill

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 08.18.2013 | Parents
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

Endocrine disruptors -- basically, chemicals that change your hormones -- include BPA, found in hard plastics, food can linings and cash register rece...

Empowering Young Women Economically Through Fashion

G(irls)20 | Posted 08.17.2013 | Impact
G(irls)20

Fashion goes beyond glossy magazine pages; if used well, it introduces girls to policy issues, entrepreneurship, and science - some key skills for the modern female pioneer.

She Was a Child Bride and She Has Something to Tell Us

Stacy Parker Le Melle | Posted 08.13.2013 | Impact
Stacy Parker Le Melle

I know I'm supposed to forgive my trespassers. But when called upon to actually forgive, I may be good at "letting go" and "moving on" but does anyone's name ever leave that ledger inside my mind, the one that keeps track of those who have hurt me?

Let's Quit Rushing Into 'Teachable Moments'

Michelle Cove | Posted 08.13.2013 | Parents
Michelle Cove

When my daughter Risa entered third grade this year, several moms with daughters older than mine warned me about the ugly social politics about to kick in, which would arrive by spring. Boy, were they right.

John Legend Is Helping Young Girls In Africa With His Show Me Campaign (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 08.12.2013 | Impact
Shira Lazar

For the second year in a row, What's Trending streamed live from the Samsung Hope For Children gala blue carpet, where we teamed up with Samsung to...

New York's Sex Trafficking Law Needs to Change: It's Time to Listen to the Real Experts

Lauren Hersh | Posted 08.11.2013 | New York
Lauren Hersh

Sex traffickers prey on the vulnerable for financial gain. They provide girls and women with the "love" they are yearning for and through coercion and manipulation force them to make them money through prostitution.

Want To Change The World? Let Girls Lead

G(irls)20 | Posted 08.11.2013 | Impact
G(irls)20

2013-06-12-blog_girls_20_summit_v01A.png When it comes to addressing the needs and rights of adolescent girls worldwide, there is no better advocate than girls themselves.

The Home Run That Ended Everything

Tom Cramer | Posted 08.09.2013 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

The official name of the organization was Oak Lawn Baseball for Boys. For a long time, that was a perfectly acceptable name. I believe it was in 1975 when that name became quite controversial.

A Cause Worth Supporting: Girls At Work (VIDEO)

Bus 52 | Posted 08.08.2013 | Good News
Bus 52

Do you ever come across such an amazing person who is doing so much good that you want to share their story with anyone who will listen, but can't put...

Girls: Season 38

Laraine Newman | Posted 08.07.2013 | Comedy
Laraine Newman

When Gail Lerner, the writer and director of Girls: Season 38, sent me her script, explaining to me that it "wasn't just a parody but also a valentine" to the show Girls, I was curious to read it.

From 'Bullets to Butterflies' to Education for All

Farah Mawani | Posted 07.30.2013 | Impact
Farah Mawani

A few months ago, I was fortunate enough to be invited to the Gardiner Museum for a preview of Bullets to Butterflies, an interactive art exhibit by Canadian artists Unaiza Karim, Saba Syed and Huma Durrani, inspired by Malala Yousafzai.

Sorry, 'Girls'

Posted 05.30.2013 | TV

Connie Britton on "Girls"? It almost happened. According to the New York Post, the "Nashville" and "Friday Night Lights" star almost joined Lena D...

Changing the Course for Child Brides in Ethiopia

International Center for Research on Women | Posted 07.29.2013 | Impact
International Center for Research on Women

By Gillian Gaynair Enana recalls her parents bathing her many years ago to get ready for, they told her, a holiday celebration. She doesn't remember ...

Behind a Healthy Woman, there's Girls and Men

Morra Aarons-Mele | Posted 07.29.2013 | Impact
Morra Aarons-Mele

What do "husband schools" have to do with saving women's lives? That is my favorite quote from the Women Deliver 2013 Conference in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, the largest global health event of the decade.

Popcorn Preview: Frances Ha

Leslie Sisman | Posted 07.28.2013 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: Frances Ha (2012) Cast includes: Greta Gerwig (No Strings Attached), Mickey Sumner (Last Chance Harvey), Adam Driver (Girls), Michael Zegen (Adv...

Conservatives Hate Lena Dunham's Tweet About Peeing

Posted 05.28.2013 | Entertainment

A seemingly off-handed Memorial Day tweet from Lena Dunham drew harsh criticism from some conservatives after the actress and producer talked about pe...

Yup, 'Girls' Has Officially Inspired A Porn Film

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 05.24.2013 | Women

"Girls" has already been the inspiration for a reality show casting call, a pseudo-hipster Craigslist ad, and has been compared to everything from "Sp...

What Happened to Little Girls?

Danielle Moodie-Mills | Posted 07.23.2013 | Black Voices
Danielle Moodie-Mills

If at 4 or 5 years old, you are getting a full weave to make you "cute," what will be your fix at 20? Nothing, it seems, is off-limits.

Victoria's Secret's Missed Opportunity

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 07.22.2013 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

Sickness, even sickness conquered, cannot be sexy, or so the marketing logic likely goes. A woman living as a cancer survivor is not just a body transformed, hers is a life transformed. Victoria's Secret could have been a part of this process.