So I decided to put some words down about the HBO show Girls. I'm going to assume that anybody who is reading this has seen the show. And since I have no idea what I'm about to write, I'm just going to spit some stuff out and you can take the ride with me.
Our daughters are awash in princesses and pink. Is this pinkification and princess obsession harming our girls? Is being a princess a career? I put these questions to Peggy Orenstein, author of Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture.
Solving the gender equality problem in education will take far more than dollars being funneled directly toward getting girls into the classroom. It will take a cracking down on militants who believe that girls should not be in the classroom at all.
Year-end lists are a holiday tradition along the lines of mistletoe and eggnog. Some people love it and some people hate it, but like clockwork, every year critics and viewers alike start listing the shows that were naughty and the ones that were nice.
Looking at my Top 10 list, I realized it's as bipolar as "Homeland's" Carrie Mathison: On one side are five dramas that explore compromised morality and existential despair, and on the other, say hello to comedy!
Cooking a meal for your family shouldn't put you at risk of rape. Yet, collecting the wood or other cooking fuel essential for their survival, crisis-affected women and girls are forced to put their safety at risk on a daily basis.
That is the song and scream of More Than Me, an organization that lifts girls off the street and into school. Abigail was a child prostitute on the streets of Monrovia, Liberia. Now? She's in school and dreaming (big) for the first time.