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Honor Women's History by Investing in Girls' Futures

Kristin Lindsey | Posted 05.22.2013 | Impact
Kristin Lindsey

Women as a whole have made great strides towards equality, but the fact remains that too many girls in the developing world live in circumstances that are unfair at best, and dangerous at worst.

Raising Our Boys to Resist Rape Culture

Malika Saada Saar | Posted 05.22.2013 | Parents
Malika Saada Saar

I feel challenged by what it means to raise boys against the backdrop of what is becoming our rape culture. How do I teach my sons to understand and respect girls when there is a larger culture and marketplace that shamelessly hyper-sexualizes very young girls?

For Young Kids, Medicine Poisoning Can Happen Faster Than You Think

Kate Carr | Posted 05.22.2013 | Parents
Kate Carr

Regardless of how it happens, it only takes a few seconds for curious children to get into medicine that could make them very sick or worse. That's why it's important to take a look around your house to make sure all medicines and vitamins are up and away and out of sight.

'Girls' Goes To Rehab?

Vulture | Posted 03.19.2013 | TV

(Spoiler warning, sort of.) Did you watch the season finale of "Girls" and think, 'Huh, that all resolved itself a little quickly?' Did you perhaps wo...

Songs Crush: March

Maureen Elinzano | Posted 05.19.2013 | Entertainment
Maureen Elinzano

Oh March. This month is about Easter and it being almost spring. It's about discovering new songs and listening to old ones too, right?

Not Getting It 'Together'

Lila Kalick | Posted 05.18.2013 | TV
Lila Kalick

Sunday night's Girls season finale, "Together" was full of many things: breakups, make-ups, haircuts, sex scenes, legal drama, hypochondria and cotton balls. There was only one thing missing: the truth.

'Girls' Is Too Sexual

Posted 03.18.2013 | TV

Lily Tomlin doesn't have a "profound judgement" about "Girls," but she does have an issue with how sexual the Lena Dunham series is. "I think it...

"Muslim Sisterhood" Endorses More Robust Effort on Gender Violence/Discrimination

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 05.18.2013 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Calls for change ironically resulted in a reactionary response toward women, a reversion to a diminished status. Did the Muslim Brotherhood seek to dampen the breadth and depth of the Conference's outcome, at least as it could apply to Egypt and other Arab states?

'Girls' Episode 10: Happily Ever After?

Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 05.18.2013 | Women
Margaret Wheeler Johnson

Emma: At the end of last episode, we saw all of the girls sort of hit rock bottom -- this episode, we got at least a bit of resolution.

'Girls' Finale Recap: A Romantic Comedy Of Errors

Leigh Weingus | Posted 03.18.2013 | TV
Leigh Weingus

That was a rough ride, "Girls" fans, but if the last 30 minutes of Season 2 are any indication, things may just be looking up for the the fictional Brooklynites we know and love ... or maybe love to hate.

Why 'Girls' Didn't Have A Happy Ending

Christopher Rosen | Posted 04.30.2014 | TV
Christopher Rosen

Except while the images were happy, the underlying themes were not: Hannah, Adam, Marnie and Charlie are all back to square one. Any personal gains they've made in the year that the show has depicted were erased with one single montage. It was "Girls" as "The Graduate": the characters won the battle, but lost the war.

Christopher Rosen

What Judd Apatow Always Reminds Lena Dunham About

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Rosen | Posted 03.18.2013 | Entertainment

This is a big week for Judd Apatow. In addition to co-writing the season finale of the HBO series "Girls" with creator Lena Dunham, Apatow's latest fi...

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...