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Women: Our Disease Is Perfection

Dr. Amy Shah | Posted 03.06.2014 | Women
Dr. Amy Shah

In order for us to continue to advance in the workplace and home, we must literally and figuratively remove the airbrushed media images of female success and tame our own unrealistic expectations for ourselves.

Najiba Ayubi: "You do realise that you are a woman?"

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 03.06.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

Najiba Ayubi is a journalist and activist for human rights and freedom of the press. She is the Director of the Killid Group, a non-profit Afghan medi...

2 Great Pieces of Advice From Geena Davis

Jordan Lloyd Bookey | Posted 03.05.2014 | Parents
Jordan Lloyd Bookey

As parent of a boy and a girl, I worry about both of them and how they perceive what they see. As much as I'd like to say my kids only watch PBS or don't have screen time at all, that's not the case!

You'll Never Believe What 'The Bachelor' Did For Allison Williams On Valentine's Day

Posted 03.05.2014 | TV

Allison Williams stopped by "Late Night With Seth Meyers" on Tuesday night and dished about her recent engagement, how she wishes she was more of a Ma...

Ahmad Shah Behzad: "Open minds are the key to a safe, sustainable future"

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

Ahmad Shah Behzad is a Member of Parliament from Herat province. He was forced to migrate to Iran during the war and stayed there until the fall of th...

13 Things 'Girls' Gets Right About Being In Your 20s

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 03.05.2014 | TV

Over the past two years, "Girls" has come under fire for being an unrealistic portrayal of 20-something life. But even the biggest "Girls" haters have...

No, Dove, My Armpit Is Not Having a Moment

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 03.04.2014 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

My armpit does its job just fine and my appreciation for what it does is not contingent upon how it looks, how it looks to others or even how lovely it smells. My armpit is, happily, the last place on my body that gets my attention.

Roya Sadat: "She even changed her name to Sohrab, a boy's name"

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

Roya Sadat was one of the first female filmmakers to emerge after the fall of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan. She studied law and political scienc...

The Question My Daughter Has To Learn To Answer

Nicole Scott | Posted 03.03.2014 | Parents
Nicole Scott

We choose. We decide. We define who we are and what we are capable of. And when we define ourselves -- it's when we really shine.

Gender Equality Is a Lie: Little Girls Deserve Better

Sarah Fader | Posted 03.03.2014 | Parents
Sarah Fader

What I hope for my daughter, for your daughter and for all the women in this world is that one day we will have what we are entitled to, which is equal rights.

Abdullah Ahmadi: 'They Seek Their Human Rights, as Humans and Citizens'

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 03.03.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

The existence of a committed and dynamic civil society gives us reason to be optimistic about the future of human rights in our country.

Leigh Weingus

Car Accidents, Death And Marriage Come To 'Girls'

HuffingtonPost.com | Leigh Weingus | Posted 03.02.2014 | TV

Note: Do not read on if you have not yet seen Episode 9 of "Girls" Season 3, titled "Flo." In the past, episodes that haven't involved all four of ...

Shakila Ibrahimkhalil: 'We Have Fought Too Hard for Our Freedoms to Lose Them Again'

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 02.28.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

"My biggest fear is to lose the gains we have made. I am also afraid of going back to civil war. We have made so much progress and I am afraid to lose it: children going to school, young people studying and playing sport, women working. We have fought too hard for our freedoms to lose them again."

What's the Fat Problem With Girls?

Rana Florida | Posted 02.28.2014 | Entertainment
Rana Florida

While I deplore Hollywood's pressure on women to be underweight and perfect, I don't believe that obesity can be a positive political statement. We should all be advocating for a healthy lifestyle, with a good diet and sufficient exercise.

Why The Moments In 'Girls' That Pissed You Off Are Actually Brilliant

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 02.27.2014 | TV

When "Girls" arrived on HBO in 2012, it looked like it would be the anti "Sex And The City" and finally paint a realistic picture of 20-something life...

Dr. Daud Shah Saba: 'The Afghan Economy Is a Man's Economy'

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

Dr Daud Shah Saba was the Governor of Herat from 2010 to 2013. He resigned in July 2013, citing rampant corruption and the failure of the central gove...

'Girls' Star Engaged

AP | Posted 02.27.2014 | Celebrity

NEW YORK (AP) — "Girls" star Allison Williams is making a grown-up move. She's engaged to marry boyfriend Ricky Van Veen, confirmed her rep Lindsay...

A Wish List of 10 Global Good Headlines for 2014

Samuel A. Worthington | Posted 02.26.2014 | Impact
Samuel A. Worthington

I present you with a wish list of global good headlines. The list, in no particular order, is a starting point for a dialogue and by no means complete.

Lena Dunham Comments On Adam Driver's 'Star Wars' Rumor

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 02.26.2014 | Entertainment

Adam Driver was thrust into a galaxy far, far away on Wednesday after Variety reported that the "Girls" star is negotiating to play the villain in "St...

Khadija Ghaznawi: 'The Key to Peace Lies Within Afghanistan, Not Outside'

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

Khadija Ghaznawi was the only woman who presented as a candidate for the 2014 presidential elections. She was disqualified from running by the Indepen...

A Letter to the Woman Walking Her Dog in My Neighborhood

Jeff Bogle | Posted 02.25.2014 | Parents
Jeff Bogle

I want to tell you something, Woman Walking Your Dog, and I'm going to do it in writing. I want you to know that I respect you. I respect that you are out there every day.

Lena Dunham Will Host 'SNL'

Posted 02.26.2014 | Entertainment

On March 8, Lena Dunham has work, then a dinner thing, then an appearance on "Saturday Night Live." NBC announced on Tuesday that the "Girls" star wil...

Mohieddin Mahdi: 'You Do Not Have the Right to Breathe the Air of this Country"

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

"My concern is that President Karzai controls all the boxes. Unfortunately, neither the Independent Elections Commission nor the Independent Electoral Complaints Commission have proved their transparency and impartiality."

The Feminist's Dilemma: Why We Can't Stop Caring About How We Look

Tamara Shayne Kagel | Posted 02.24.2014 | Women
Tamara Shayne Kagel

Most of us want to be appreciated and loved and valued for more than how we look, but are unable to completely expunge all interest in our outward image. If this is where most of us live, shouldn't we be asking for acceptance to be in this middle space?

Jonze's Her and Female Bodies on Film

Nel McDonald | Posted 02.24.2014 | Entertainment
Nel McDonald

Her and the lack of a female body seems less like a feminist victory, and more like the unfortunate end result of an industry thoroughly uncomfortable with the realities of the female form.