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WATCH: 'Sh*t Shosh Says' On 'Girls'

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.17.2013 | Women

Shoshanna Shapiro wasn't supposed to be a major character on HBO's "Girls," but she captured the audience's attention from beginning. Part of her appe...

PHOTOS: The Best Fashion Moments From 'Girls' This Season

The Huffington Post | Michelle Persad | Posted 03.15.2013 | Style

There are two things that Lena Dunham's television series "Girls" is known for: awkward sex scenes and quirky fashion. In honor of the season finale, ...

Chris O'Dowd Defends Controversial 'Girls' Sex Scene

Posted 03.15.2013 | TV

From stuck Q-tips to embarrassing vocal performances, Sunday's episode of "Girls" had its fair share of cringe-worthy moments, but the most memorable ...

Popularity, Heterosexism and Girls' School Success

Elizabethe C. Payne | Posted 05.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Elizabethe C. Payne

For adolescent girls, heterosexuality and a traditional presentation of femininity are the foundation of the high school social hierarchy. Attaining status requires dedication to the attraction of boys. So where does this leave adolescent lesbian and queer girls?

Retta Sums Up Unsettling 'Girls' Episode

Posted 03.13.2013 | TV

Sunday night's "Get On All Fours" episode of "Girls" was one of the more unsettling half-hours of TV to air this year. Between Hannah jamming a q-tip ...

Lena Dunham Doesn't Want To Look Like The 'Gossip Girl' Cast

Posted 03.12.2013 | TV

It's no secret that Lena Dunham doesn't mind showing off her curves on "Girls." But in a recent interview with CBS, she revealed that she makes a poin...

Great Hacker Dads Make Female Video Game Heroes

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 05.11.2013 | Parents
Soraya Chemaly

Most video games, like movies and other popular media, either entirely ignore female protagonists or marginalize, sexualize and objectify them. Boys and girls learn that as they grow older, females are invisible, distressed or simply accessories.

Flat Bellies, Big Voices: How Crowdfunding is Changing Lives

Impatient Optimists | Posted 05.11.2013 | Women
Impatient Optimists

Photo courtesy of Girl Effect This post was originally published on January 3rd, 2013 at girleffect.org. "In our community, you couldn't find a fla...

MAU Parties And Terrifying Sex On 'Girls'

Leigh Weingus | Posted 03.11.2013 | TV
Leigh Weingus

Whether it was the level of dysfunction each character hit or the abundance of upsetting scenes packed into 30 minutes, "On All Fours" somehow took "Girls" to a new level.

The Big Bang Theory Star Teams Up With HerWorld

Mickey Goodman | Posted 05.11.2013 | Impact
Mickey Goodman

Mayim Bialik (aka Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler on television's popular "The Big Bang Theory") not only plays a geek, she IS one. Best known for her leading roll in the 90s family hit, "Blossom" and the young Bette Midler in "Beaches," she's a real-life neurobiologist who holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in Neuroscience from UCLA.

Allison Williams Reveals Her Biggest Irrational Fear

Vanity Fair | Posted 05.11.2013 | Celebrity
Vanity Fair

By Bennett Marcus, Vanity Fair Photograph by Fairchild Archive. Jeff Zucker might be a broadcast-industry titan as the head of CNN, but what would ...

Our Inheritance, on International Women's Day

Malika Saada Saar | Posted 05.08.2013 | Impact
Malika Saada Saar

We are still being beaten, raped, trafficked, abused, and stalked despite the hard won legal freedoms and protections that we have inherited, and that we continue to fight for.

Sarah Jessica Parker: There Would Be No 'Girls' Without 'Sex & The City'

Posted 03.08.2013 | TV

Would "Girls" be the phenomenon it is today if "Sex & The City" hadn't come before it? Not according to Sarah Jessica Parker. In an interview with...

Lena Dunham's Parents Write For 'Girls'

Posted 03.07.2013 | TV

Lena Dunham's parents are helping their daughter become "the voice of a generation." According to Capital New York's article about the "Girls" wri...

Why The 'Girls' Portrayal Of OCD Was Better Than Most

Alison Dotson | Posted 05.07.2013 | Women
Alison Dotson

Just as Hannah herself resists typical far-fetched sitcom stereotypes -- she's not model thin, she struggles with her finances and her career choices-- her OCD symptoms are presented in a way that resists the low-hanging fruit of a kooky character most of us never encounter in our day-to-day routine.

Too Young to Wed: Working Together to End Child Marriage

Carole Presern | Posted 05.06.2013 | Impact
Carole Presern

Adolescent pregnancy is a universal issue that occurs for many different reasons. But in nine out of 10 cases in developing countries, where complications during pregnancy and childbirth are a leading cause of death, the young mother is already married.

Jessica Chastain Auditions For 'Girls'

Posted 03.04.2013 | Comedy

After comedian Chelsea Davison blew us away last week with a flawless Lena Dunham impression as she auditioned for “Zero Dark Thirty,” she got rig...

'Girls' Recap: Eighth Time's The Charm

Leigh Weingus | Posted 05.04.2013 | TV
Leigh Weingus

If this were school, the girls of "Girls" would be failing. But it's life, so it's even more depressing. We're already eight episodes in to Season 2, and the girls' togetherness scores have only decreased. Hannah's suffering from OCD, Marnie is desperately following Charlie around Manhattan, Shoshanna is hooking up with doormen, and Jessa is missing.

WATCH: How To Not Get Hired On 'SNL'

Posted 03.04.2013 | Comedy

Comedian Jon Glaser has had a big year: He's had big guest spots on two zeitgeist-y shows, "Girls" (as an ex-junkie with a crush on Hannah) and "Parks...

Brian Williams: "Katrina Offended Me"

92nd Street Y | Posted 05.01.2013 | Media
92nd Street Y

NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams spoke about his career with Chairman of Loews Hotel Jonathan Tisch on February 27, 2013. Among many topics, Wi...

Another Kind of 'Girl': The Carrie Diaries

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 04.30.2013 | Entertainment
Sheila Moeschen

The girls of The Carrie Diaries are loyalists to each other even as they struggle with their own sense of burgeoning identity and the choices (and consequences) that arise as they grapple with the awareness of their feminine power.

Elijah's Coming Back To 'Girls'

Posted 02.28.2013 | TV

Andrew Rannells is coming back to "Girls." Rannells revealed Thursday that he would be returning for the HBO comedy's third season as Elijah after...

Lena Dunham's 'Zero Dark Thirty' Audition

Posted 02.27.2013 | Comedy

Ever wonder what it would have been like if Lena Dunham was cast in the Oscar-nominated film, "Zero Dark Thirty?" Well, wonder no more. Thanks to New ...

Lesley Arfin, Staff Writer on Girls, Talks Nudity, Body Image and the Creative Courage of Lena Dunham

Brad Listi | Posted 04.29.2013 | TV
Brad Listi

Here's an excerpt from Episode 151, a revealing conversation with Lesley Arfin, a staff writer on the first two seasons of the hit television show Girls, starring Lena Dunham, as well as the MTV series Awkward.

You Can't Handle the Truth

Chad Kultgen | Posted 04.27.2013 | Media
Chad Kultgen

Why would a woman's website ask a guy like me, who's known for writing sexually graphic and honest novels, to write something sexually graphic and honest -- only to edit it into something without a single sexually graphic phrase or a sentence of honesty?