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Feminism, Ebola and Donuts: Lena Dunham and Carrie Brownstein Make Like Portland (VIDEO)

Logan Lynn | Posted 12.22.2014 | Entertainment
Logan Lynn

Quick-witted, sharp-tongued, and each holding a special place at the heart of our culture, Lena and Carrie talked to one another as though no one was watching... and it was glorious.

The Only Thing Shocking About Glamour's Body Image Survey

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 12.21.2014 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

I admit that it would be nice to pin our body image hang-ups to one dartboard. It would be super keen if we could lay blame at the feet of the music industry, our seventh grade gym teacher or the guy (and let's face it, it was totally a dude) who invented the tube top.

Why I Care So Deeply About The Girls' Clothing At Target

Stephanie Giese | Posted 12.17.2014 | Parents
Stephanie Giese

Go ahead, hop over to Forbes.com and tell me how many pictures you find of influential women wearing a 1″ inseam.

My Phantom Daughter-in-Law

Amy Barr | Posted 12.15.2014 | Fifty
Amy Barr

The transition from full time advisor to mind-your-own-beeswax bystander feels pretty jarring. After all, the role of daughter-in-law is a big position that someone will ultimately play in our lives.

The Time Is NOW for Women and Girls in Finance and Investing

Pilar Stella | Posted 12.15.2014 | Money
Pilar Stella

The inequalities are great and the deep-seated programming is real, even if they are not malevolently based or consciously intentional. It is just a result of conditioning to an old era of beliefs that is beginning to change.

'The Girl Who Lived' Is Pakistan

Marium Chaudhry | Posted 12.14.2014 | World
Marium Chaudhry

After Malala won the Nobel Peace Prize, international papers and websites observed a strange phenomenon in Pakistan: Some people were not happy that Malala had won the Nobel. But they do not represent Pakistan.

How Is a Girl's Worth Actually Determined?

Susan Liang | Posted 12.13.2014 | Impact
Susan Liang

The possibilities of shaping one's character are limitless and only bound by the borders we set for ourselves -- so why is it that girls are marginalized, discriminated against, and still not valued the same as boys?

Why Girls Should and Should Not Watch Sports

Uloop | Posted 12.13.2014 | College
Uloop

I know, ew right? I practically fall asleep every time someone mentions baseball. But, if we're being completely honest here, sports aren't all that bad.

GlobalGirl Media Network Puts Girls at the Center of the Story

Tabby Biddle | Posted 12.10.2014 | Media
Tabby Biddle

Through their journalism training academies, GlobalGirl Media empowers girls ages 14 - 22 in under-served and marginalized areas around the world to write, edit and produce their own blogs and videos, enabling them to get behind the lens to share their perspective.

Malala is Amazing AND Normal

Karen Hough | Posted 12.10.2014 | Impact
Karen Hough

In the midst of my joy that Malala Yousafzai today was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, I'm also shocked and enraged at the response from Tariq Khattack, editor of the Pakistan Observer.

Transforming Cycles Of Violence Into Cycles Of Prosperity

Molly Melching | Posted 12.09.2014 | Impact
Molly Melching

Real, cycle-ending change can look like not just making a one-time intervention, but transforming the current system into a new vision. When this happens, I believe communities are not simply ending cycles of violence; rather, they are transforming them into cycles of education, peace and prosperity.

The Change-makers for Girls Worldwide

Lauren Supina | Posted 12.09.2014 | Impact
Lauren Supina

We mark International Day of the Girl each October, but there are organizations working to empower girls around the world year round.

#GIRLHERO: It's Time to Recognize Girl Power

Kathy Calvin | Posted 12.08.2014 | Impact
Kathy Calvin

It's time that the world supports girls. It's the smart thing to do for our societies -- and fundamentally, it's the just thing to do for girls and for all of us. Human rights belong to everyone -- girls and boys, women and men.

How to Raise a Woman Scientist

Meg Lowman | Posted 12.06.2014 | Science
Meg Lowman

Although things have changed considerably for women in the world of science since the brave and bold Marie Curie began paving the way, there are still far too few women pursuing science careers, including my own field of forest canopy biology. Simply put, we're missing out on a tremendous number of great minds.

14 Awesome Gadgets For Every Type Of TV Fan

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 10.05.2014 | Entertainment

We're the first to admit that no two TV fans are alike. While some prefer an easy-going "Big Bang" binge, others are all about sitting on the edge of ...

Target's Response To My Calling Out Their Girls' Clothing Problem

Stephanie Giese | Posted 12.02.2014 | Parents
Stephanie Giese

I went back to Target today with my daughter after my discussion with them. I wanted to take pictures to document the current state of the clothes in their children's and juniors' departments so that I can look back in a few months and see how much of a difference our voices have made. Hopefully we will see a lot of change very soon. This is what I found today.

Brave

Nicole Scott | Posted 12.01.2014 | Women
Nicole Scott

The brave women around me have showed me their strength in their beginnings: choosing to go back to school, making decisions to start taking care of themselves physically and emotionally, asking for help with depression, starting new businesses, choosing to adopt, going back to work.

U.N. Week -- Style Over Substance

Denise Dunning | Posted 12.01.2014 | Impact
Denise Dunning

Our system is broken. We are failing to build a post-2015 development agenda that integrates the voices, values and priorities of the majority of the world's population. Far too few of our resources are being invested in deserving grassroots leaders and civic organizations.

Palestinian Trying to Rebuild Progressive Women Radio

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 11.30.2014 | Media
Daoud Kuttab

When I met Islam Barbar in a Gaza restaurant in 2012 while on a human rights mission, I was impressed with her cheerful demeanor but taken aback by the hopelessness that she felt.

Lena Dunham Says She'll Pay Acts On Book Tour

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 09.30.2014 | Entertainment

This is what happens when you call out Lena Dunham. The "Girls" star, who is kicking off a huge book tour in support of "Not That Kind of Girl," was c...

A Surefire Sister

Brooke Bastinelli | Posted 11.30.2014 | Impact
Brooke Bastinelli

Let's face it: The world can be pretty cruel to girls. Sometimes, it doesn't feel safe at all or the media are bombarding our senses with confusing information. It's hard to be a girl, but it also can be pretty fabulous.

Girl on Girl Bullying -- Mean Stinks!

Lauren Galley | Posted 11.25.2014 | Impact
Lauren Galley

As girls we fail at empowering each other in so many ways. Viewing our peers in a competitive way leaves many girls feeling inadequate and that vicious cycle of hatred starts the wheel spinning. It's up to us to begin a movement of gaining confidence and empowering one another instead of tearing each other down.

My Daughter Loves Princesses. And That's OK With Me

Tricia Mirchandani | Posted 11.24.2014 | Parents
Tricia Mirchandani

We spent a lot of time pretending that the princesses didn't exist. But school is the wild west and kids talk. Within weeks of her first day, she was talking about Cinderella and Rapunzel and it was clear that she'd become smitten with fairy tales. We couldn't pretend any longer.

Hellfire of the Vanities: Confessions of a Latina Redneck

Sandra Ramos O’Briant | Posted 11.22.2014 | Latino Voices
Sandra Ramos O’Briant

"My daddy got tired of hearing me bawl and told me to beat her good first chance I got."

Good Neighbors Around the World: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 11.22.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

What is it like to make a financial investment in a social change leader, every single day of the year? Since January 1, 2013, through the Pollinatio...