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An Open Letter to Hannah Horvath About the MFA

Anna Leahy | Posted 05.31.2014 | 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 05.28.2014 | 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 05.28.2014 | 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 05.27.2014 | 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 05.26.2014 | 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 05.25.2014 | 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 05.25.2014 | 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 05.25.2014 | 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 05.24.2014 | 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 05.24.2014 | 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 05.24.2014 | 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...

Horia Mosadiq: 'He Said He Would Kill Me If He Ever Saw Me Going to School Again'

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 05.24.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

A special budget should be allocated by the Ministry of Finance to advance women's rights, including their right to education, health and employment and the proper use of those resources. At present, there is a gender budget at the Ministry, but it is never used to advance activities related to women.

5 Perfect Quotes From 'Girls,' Episode 12

Posted 03.24.2014 | Women

Here at HuffPost Women, one of the things we love most about Lena Dunham's HBO show, "Girls," is the incisive, witty and hilarious dialogue that Dunha...

A Behind-The-Scenes Look At The Hair On 'Girls'

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 03.23.2014 | Style

Sherry Heart know her share of hair, as she styles the ladies (and gents) of the HBO series "Girls." As Season 3 comes to a close, we thought it would...

A Bossy Water Hero Is a Girl Who Leads

David Winder | Posted 05.21.2014 | Impact
David Winder

When I asked her how she saw her future, she didn't bat an eye. "I want to go to secondary school and university," she told me, "I want to become a doctor."

Love The Dress, Zosia, But Could We Get A Smile?

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 03.21.2014 | Style

At The Cinema Society & Marie Claire screening of "Divergent" in New York City Thursday night, none other than "Girls" star Zosia Mamet stood out in a...

Abdul Hafiz Mansoor: 'I Assure You the Taliban Will Never Return'

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

"A major problem is the conservative interpretation of women's status in religion, which views women as a second, inferior sex. Women's presence in society is another challenge. The prevailing norms still see women's employment outside of the home as a shameful thing. On this view, women's work indicates a lack of honor for men."