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It Just Keeps Getting Better On 'Girls'

HuffingtonPost.com | Leigh Weingus | Posted 02.25.2014 | TV

Note: Do not read on if you have not yet seen Episode 8 of "Girls" Season 3, titled "Incidentals." After last week's summery, narcissistic "Girls" ...

5 Perfect Quotes From 'Girls' Season 3, Episode 8

Posted 02.23.2014 | 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...

Stop Calling Assertive Women B*tches

Sarah Fader | Posted 02.21.2014 | Parents
Sarah Fader

When I was a little girl, I believed the way to get others to like me was to be nice. I shouldn't be confrontational. It would be wrong to express anger, because that would make me look "crazy" or "wild." The brainwashing from society starts young.

Lena Dunham: HBO Fired Me

Posted 02.21.2014 | TV

Sure, she's a big shot these days, but back in 2011 HBO wasn't crazy about Lena Dunham. Chatting with Grantland's Bill Simmons, the "Girls" creator...

Yassin Negah: '...That She Would Give Thanks a Thousand Times a Day for Being a Woman'

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 02.21.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

Yassin Negah is the editor-in-chief of Porsesh [Question], a weekly magazine in Afghanistan, and the director of Writers Home, an association for youn...

Shonda Rhimes Better Take Note

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 02.20.2014 | TV

Lena Dunham wants to take a trip to Shondaland. In an interview with Grantland's Bill Simmons' "B.S. Report," Dunham revealed her TV dream is to be...

Suraia Perlika: 'We Cannot Trust Our Statesmen'

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

I was held in solitary confinement for 18 months in 1978 without a trial because of my political activities. I was subjected to torture during investigations by the intelligence service and then transferred to Pul-e Charkhi prison.

Sediqullah Towhidi: "We Must Guard Vigilantly Against a Return to Despotism"

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

The greatest achievement in Afghanistan is the triumph of a free media.

The Simultaneous Best and Worst Parts of Girls Season 3 So Far

Molly Fosco | Posted 02.19.2014 | Entertainment
Molly Fosco

There are so many things that are making this season amazing, but I've recently realized that those same things are also making it my least favorite season of the three. These are a few choice story lines that are simultaneously the best and worst parts of this season so far.

The Urban Girl's Dictionary

Allison Bagley | Posted 02.18.2014 | Style
Allison Bagley

A guide to words I wish were part of our common vernacular.

Khaleda Khorsand: "We should never be under the illusion that the Taliban's return is impossible"

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 02.18.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

Khaleda Khorsand is a writer and human rights activist with the Civil Society and Human Rights Network in Herat. Photo : Rooholamin Amini / Matthie...

Here's How To Do The 'Girls' Dance From Last Night's Episode

Posted 02.17.2014 | TV

Have you been looking to start a massive, 20-minute screaming match with three of your closest friends? Well, as we learned last night on "Girls," one...

Farid Mazdak: 'The Process of Building a Modern State in Afghanistan Has Only Just Begun'

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 02.17.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

Farid Mazdak is a well-known left-wing political activist. He was the leader of the Democratic Youth Organization of Afghanistan in the early 1980s and a leadership member of the Vatan party in the late 1980s.

5 Perfect Quotes From 'Girls' Season 3, Episode 7

Posted 02.20.2014 | 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...

'Girls' Delivers Bikinis, Narcissism And The Best Episode Yet

Leigh Weingus | Posted 02.16.2014 | TV
Leigh Weingus

This week, the girls headed to the Hamptons -- excuse me, The North Fork -- in an attempt to bond and cleanse their spirits. Sure, the weekend was exploding with narcissism, but it was also the funniest, most touching episode of "Girls" since Hannah and Marnie danced to Robyn together.

Aziza Khayrandish: "If the price of peace is sacrificing justice... it will be catastrophic for the women of Afghanistan"

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

Aziza Khayrandish is a human rights activist and the director of the Civil Society and Human Rights Network in Herat. Photo : Mahshid Rasti / Matthi...

5 Reasons to Take Another Selfie

Lauren Galley | Posted 04.15.2014 | College
Lauren Galley

By posting a selfie, you are forever sharing your uniqueness with the world, and if that's not something to celebrate, then I don't know what is!

Mohammad Farid Hamidi: "Your children are the backbone of a strong and progressive Afghanistan"

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

A well-known lawyer in Afghanistan, Mohammad Farid Hamidi is Deputy Director of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission, where he has been...

Dr. Habiba Sarabi: "The existence of an independent Afghan identity fills me with joy"

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

Dr. Habiba Sarabi is the first and only woman to be appointed a provincial governor in Afghanistan: she served as the Governor of Bamiyan province fro...

It Ain't Over Till It's Over: Special Oscar Edition -- The Triumph of June Squibb!

Posted 02.12.2014 | MarloThomas

When the legendary actress Ruth Gordon won her first Academy Award (for “Rosemary’s Baby”) at the age of 72, she began her acceptance speech wit...

Shoshi Games Is Our New Favorite Olympics Meme

Posted 02.12.2014 | TV

Forget Sochi, the internet has come up with something much better. Now presenting ... the Shoshi Games! An anonymous Tumblr user put their Phot...

Girls Deserve to Be the Narrators of Their Own Stories

Christine Horansky | Posted 04.13.2014 | Impact
Christine Horansky

Girls deserve to be the narrators of their own stories. While obstacles remain, a new generation of activists are using media to create innovative, interactive experiences that teach, inspire and give voice to girls -- and the women they will grow up to be.

Preparing Youth for Life Beyond the Classroom

Pamela Barnes | Posted 04.13.2014 | Impact
Pamela Barnes

As we listened to Alem's story, the events of the week -- visiting urban and rural clinics, talking with both the country's Minister of Health and EngenderHealth fieldworkers, touring a bare-bones hospital that serves 2.5 million people -- suddenly became very personal.

Aman Pouyamak: "Everything is on loan"

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 04.13.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

Aman Pouyamak is a poet and a writer. He published a clandestine magazine, working in secret with Afghan women during the reign of the Taliban. After ...

Body Truth Trumps Body Shame

Liz Olson | Posted 04.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Liz Olson

Instilled in us was the belief that words had power and truth mattered. And when it came to something as important as your body, there was no room for confusion about the parts you were born with or the things they did.