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The Kind Of Woman Author Elizabeth Gilbert Celebrates In Her New Novel

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 06.24.2014 | Women

"I wanted to write a story with a strong female heroine, whose life is neither rescued nor ruined by a man." In a June 24 interview with HuffPost L...

May The Fourth Bring Forth More Female Jedi

Nicole Edine | Posted 07.04.2014 | Women
Nicole Edine

The fictional "girl next door" should be the girl changing the world with all the geekiness, creativity and overwhelming drive she can muster -- sparkly things optional, but strongly encouraged.

92 Artists Drew Our Favorite Female Disney and Pixar Characters

Simone Collins | Posted 06.18.2014 | Arts
Simone Collins

To celebrate Disney's fun female characters, Canadian animation student Miranda (aka @snarkies) created a collaborative ode to them, inviting nearly 100 artist friends on Twitter and Tumblr to choose one of their favorite ladies and illustrate her.

Be Divergent and Other Lessons for My Daughter

Mandy Stewart, Ph. D. | Posted 05.26.2014 | Entertainment
Mandy Stewart, Ph. D.

May we celebrate a future where women know their worth, their potential and their ability to change the world. Move over Harry, the girls can take it from here.

People Are Asking: Give Us a Hero

Malcolm Boyd | Posted 05.18.2014 | Impact
Malcolm Boyd

We need heroes to inspire us, provide us examples, challenge us by their new ideas and maybe even vision.

How Old Is Too Old for a Main Character?

Holly Robinson | Posted 03.29.2014 | Books
Holly Robinson

I adore my agent. He's one of the wisest and nicest men I've ever met in my life and I trust him completely. Still, I was nonplussed. Why shouldn't my book start with the point of view of a woman in her fifties?

These Photos Of Female Heroin Addicts Reveal The Power Of Addiction (NSFW)

Posted 11.26.2013 | Arts

Warning: This article contains imagery that may be disturbing to some. Most often, addiction and the struggles that accompany it stay hidden behind...

Why Was Law & Order SVU's Benson Spared This Violation?

Jill Di Donato | Posted 11.30.2013 | TV
Jill Di Donato

Were the writers fearful that fans like myself might view Benson as "weak" if she were sexually violated? Doesn't this go against everything Olivia Benson stands for: changing the way women and men see victims of rape?

27 Females Kicking Ass On TV (PHOTOS)

Posted 10.18.2013 | Crime

Nancy Reagan once said a woman is like a tea bag — that you can never tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water. When it comes to lad...

Memo to Mr. Scorsese: Women Are Heroes, Too

Carla Seaquist | Posted 06.25.2013 | Entertainment
Carla Seaquist

Scorsese's complete shut-out of women in the hero category inspires me to come up with a counter-list. My ten heroines, from the popular canon, achieve their objective by hewing to character, by verbal dexterity, and by using their heads.

FACE IT: A Role Model Is What? Who?

Michele Willens | Posted 01.30.2013 | Women
Michele Willens

So what exactly is a role model? Is it someone we relate to, someone we aspire to be, someone we just greatly admire?

Face it: Shall We Reconsider Our Heroines?

Michele Willens | Posted 09.25.2012 | Women
Michele Willens

I recently left New York City and met some amazing people, most particularly a refreshing breed of woman very different from those on the trendy coasts.

Face It: Where Are Today's Heroines?

Michele Willens | Posted 08.20.2011 | Women
Michele Willens

These days, potential heroines are not those filling the screens. Rather, I find myself drawn to the obituary section to learn about women who quietly crossed barriers or found balance long before doing either was expected.

Unlikely Heroines In Literature

flavorwire.com | Posted 07.09.2011 | Books

Sometimes even the most literary among us need some suggestions. And who better to oblige than the authors themselves? Welcome to Bookshelf, wherein w...

Mary Magdalene: A Heroine Of Biblical Proportions

Rev. Anne Howard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Anne Howard

I wanted, with all my 14-year-old earnestness, to be Mary Magdalene. What I wanted to emulate, as a 14-year-old and now, all these decades later, what I want all women to emulate, is her passion, her bold passion.

Bertha In 'Jane Eyre,' Emma In 'Madame Bovary': Were The 'Mad' Heroines Of Literature Really Sane?

BBC News | Vivienne Parry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The violent and feral Bertha Rochester in Jane Eyre, the mysterious Woman in White whose escape from an asylum begins Wilkie Collins's gripping thrill...