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Ban the 'Ban Wagon'

Gail Federici | Posted 04.01.2014 | Women
Gail Federici

There are so many serious issues that face women today. There is a worldwide epidemic of abuse, trafficking, oppression on a grand scale. Being called "bossy," in my opinion, is not one of them.

Hussain Fakhri: 'The Acts We See as 'Violations,' They See as Exercising Their Rights'

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

"There are major problems concerning the government, both regarding leadership and its administrative structure. The government is facing massive obstacles. One look at the justice and judicial system is enough to reveal the extent of the catastrophe."

'This Is Not Prostitution -- This Is Child Rape.'

Malika Saada Saar | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics
Malika Saada Saar

As a human rights movement, the anti-trafficking movement must urge for laws, policies, and practices that hold both the trafficker and the buyer accountable for their crimes.

Fawzia Koofi: 'I Am Afraid to See the World and Its Progress From Behind a Chador Again'

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

"As women, we ourselves have accepted that men must always be present at high levels of decision-making and decide for us. Traditionally, we have lived in families where the father has had the final say. We have lived in a society where a man has always spoken the final word."

Malek Setiz: 'We Must Move With the Times'

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

"Structural violence has deprived women of opportunities to flourish and participate in society. By this, I mean that violence is intertwined with the structure of the system and the society. It originates from above and is imposed on women."

4 Reasons Parents Buy Into The Culture Of Gender Stereotyping

Lori Day | Posted 03.31.2014 | Parents
Lori Day

Parents are buying this stuff because they're unsure, they're torn, they're tired, they're confused, and they're feeling bombarded... but be clear, they're not buying this stuff because there is an unmet demand for more gender stereotypes for their children.

An Open Letter to Hannah Horvath About the MFA

Anna Leahy | Posted 04.01.2014 | Books
Anna Leahy

These are matters that any MFA applicant should think through, and you may want to look around.

Community: A Focal Point to Inspire Passion for STEM Education in Girls

Njideka U. Harry | Posted 03.28.2014 | Impact
Njideka U. Harry

Increased STEM education for girls will help produce the capable, flexible workforce needed to compete in today's marketplace. It will strengthen democracy by preparing all citizens to make informed choices in an increasingly technological world.

Malika Suraya Afghanyar: 'We Want to Work, to Think, to Walk, to Be Present, to Speak'

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 03.28.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

"The biggest challenge is moral corruption. Nearly 90 percent of the people have moral problems."

Awtar Singh Khalsa: 'They Gave the Hindus and Sikhs a place for rubbish disposal as a Place to Live'

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

"Basically, I believe that humanity is important, not religion. If humanity is the base, then religion will prosper by itself."

To Hengama Anwari: '10 Years Is Only a Drop in the Ocean That Is the Process of Changing a Society'

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

"In order to have a healthy and discrimination-free society, we must first prepare the ground for both women and men to grow and be empowered, and to work collaboratively with each other for societal development. Doing this requires a significant shift and reorientation in prevailing ways of thinking, and the breaking up of traditions."

Girls Who Dream Become Women With Vision

Queen Rania of Jordan | Posted 03.26.2014 | Impact
Queen Rania of Jordan

What unites them is their strength, resilience and resourcefulness. They're all role models. They are blazing trails. I couldn't be prouder of them. So, the "baton" that I pass to all of you is their stories, their example.

All Dolled Up: Barbie and the Girl Scouts

Anndee Hochman | Posted 03.25.2014 | Women
Anndee Hochman

I doubt the Girl Scouts, despite their noble history of supporting LGBT inclusion and girls' empowerment, is going to back out of this deal. And Mattel's unlikely to yank the sponsorship, especially since publicity -- pro or con -- can only be good for the Barbie brand.

Raise Your Hand, Daughter

Jennifer Handford | Posted 03.25.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Handford

I'm the entire Ban Bossy campaign and controversy rolled into a mom.

That's Not How You Do That

Posted 03.25.2014 | Comedy

To say almost anything at all about this video from GTForTheWin above is to spoil the viewing experience. So we'll simply say you should click play an...

Why We Hate Hannah Horvath But Love Larry David

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 03.25.2014 | TV

Now that three seasons of “Girls” have passed, it’s safe to say that Hannah Horvath (Lena Dunham) is one of the most disliked characters on tele...

Leigh Weingus

Everything Fell Apart In The 'Girls' Finale

HuffingtonPost.com | Leigh Weingus | Posted 03.25.2014 | TV

Note: Do not read on if you have not yet seen the season finale of "Girls" Season 3 titled "Two Plane Rides." Remember the "Girls" Season 2 finale?...

Mujib Mehrdad: 'My Sisters Are No Different to My Brothers'

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

"I should differentiate between the private and public spheres. Generally speaking, we Afghans award our wives, sisters, and mothers some kind of relative freedom in our private sphere. However, as soon as they leave the house, they lose all their freedoms and come under scrutiny and control."

Parents, Stop Shaming Your Teen Daughters Online

Zondra Hughes | Posted 03.24.2014 | Chicago
Zondra Hughes

Social media teaches us that there is no buffer between what people do in their daily lives and what is put online. However, parents must see the bigger picture, and opt not to publicly shame their children on social media.

Take Our Naked Lena Dunham Quiz

The Huffington Post | Youyoung Lee | Posted 03.24.2014 | TV

Because as Lena Dunham says: "[Nudity is] a realistic expression of what it's like to be alive. If you are not into me that's your problem and you are...

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

Jordan Lloyd Bookey | Posted 03.24.2014 | 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.

Last Night's Episode Of 'Girls' Should Have Ended The Series

The Huffington Post | Lauren Duca | Posted 03.25.2014 | TV

As Season 3 of "Girls" drew to a close, we left Hannah pondering the possibility of life outside New York. Holding her Iowa acceptance letter to her h...

Our Hypocritical Criticism of the Girls from Girls

Michele Moses | Posted 03.24.2014 | Women
Michele Moses

What does it mean that our discomfort about Hannah's departure from gender expectations is matched only by Marnie's performance of them? What does it say about us that we are repulsed by the protagonist and her foil with equal fervor?

Who Is The Most Likable Girl On 'Girls'?

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 03.24.2014 | TV

There's no denying it: The Season 3 finale of "Girls" was a whirlwind, and many viewers were left wondering whether they even like the characters they...

This Is Lena Dunham's Favorite Prop From 'Girls'

Posted 03.24.2014 | TV

HBO's "Girls" had its season finale on Sunday night, March 23 -- we know, what will you do with your Sundays now? -- and the episode shed some light o...