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10 Ways to Avoid Gender Stereotyping in Children

Chrissy Chittenden | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chrissy Chittenden

Try to resist seeing the world in pink and blue, despite the inevitable monochrome bombardment you'll face from the moment of your first child's birth. Despite what you're told, open your mind to the idea that both genders can appreciate a diverse palette.

Joan Rivers Hits Out At Lena Dunham

Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

Joan Rivers has hit out at Lena Dunham, criticising the ‘Girls’ creator’s weight - though she did add that she thinks the writer/actress/directo...

Afghanistan: Rebuilding Girls' Education After Decades of Conflict

Manos Antoninis | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK
Manos Antoninis

For Nahida, education is not something to be viewed as a problem, but as part of the solution for breaking the cycle of conflict: "Educated people don't take guns," she said. "They don't destroy their country and their schools."

Lena Reveals Cupping Marks In Selfie (PIC)

Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

Lena Dunham has shared a picture of some uncomfortable looking cupping scars scattered across her back, and tattoos. The ‘Girls’ actress appea...

Let's Make Education a Reality for Every Girl and Woman

Pauline Rose | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK
Pauline Rose

One of the rewards of helping to track global education over the past decade has been watching progress in getting more girls into school. But as we mark International Women's Day, I'm more conscious than ever that the glass is still not even half full: 31 million girls have never set foot inside a classroom, and half of them are unlikely ever to do so.

Why I am Sticking With Girls

Eve Simmons | Posted 24.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Eve Simmons

I struggle to understand Season 3's lack of success in feeding my Girls addiction but I have fathomed a possible explanation. Girls like me like to see similar types on TV because it makes us feel an inch more normal...

Blue Is the Colour

Nick Clements | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nick Clements

I recently heard a good story from someone about becoming a dad. After his child was delivered the man was handed the tiny baby, as the midwife did so she quickly checked the sex, and proudly said 'here's your big strong boy.' The father wondered if the midwife had delivered a girl whether she would have said 'here's your big strong girl.' Right from the first seconds of being born we are judged and compartmentalized.

Where's Mavie?

Angela Singh | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK
Angela Singh

As a young woman living with a disability in a disaster-affected community Mavie faces even more challenges than most - Plan works hard to ensure that the rights and needs of children like Mavie are taken into account when planning for, and responding to, disasters like Typhoon Haiyan.As a young woman living with a disability in a disaster-affected community Mavie faces even more challenges than most - Plan works hard to ensure that the rights and needs of children like Mavie are taken into account when planning for, and responding to, disasters like Typhoon Haiyan.

140 Million Girls and Women with Mutilated Genitals

Davinder Kumar | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK
Davinder Kumar

FGM needs to be put on political centre stage. It needs the hashtags, the likes, the virals to bring the silent suffering of millions out in public discourse. Until such time 140 million girls and women will continue to be told that their genitals have been cut and mutilated to make them "clean" and "beautiful".

Cruel Cut Aftermath, Space For FGM Survivors

Leyla Hussein | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Leyla Hussein

Today we Mark FGM Zero Tolerance Day - 6 February is a reminder that female genital mutilation is a global issue; it should not, however, be the only day we remember that. Sadly, every minute five girls undergo FGM. If it takes you a couple of minutes to read this blog, by the time you're finished 10 girls will or more have been irreversibly mutilated.

Why It's Vital to Inspire Girls to Get Involved in STEM subjects

Jacquelyn Guderley | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Tech
Jacquelyn Guderley

Our core principles are unchanged; to maintain authenticity in all we do, and to give girls access to the skills, opportunities, inspiring women and role models needed to make them believe that girls can do Science, Technology, Maths & Engineering too, then act on that belief.

Lena Dunham and Vogue

Rosa Doherty | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Rosa Doherty

What big feminist point was Jezebel hoping to prove by exposing what we already know, that Vogue alters photographs?

Don't Call Lena Dunham a Genius

Jennifer Howze | Posted 22.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jennifer Howze

Ultimately the biggest problem with invoking that word is that it allows the media and us to pop her up onto the pedestal entitled "Woman Describing the Modern Female Experience" then return to our regular lives. We don't have to listen to other women with alternative experiences because, look, we've already got that one over there and see how much we idolise her?

Caroline Frost

REVIEW: Girls Return - The Same But Different

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Entertainment

'Girls' bounced back onto UK screens last night, for a third series charting the lives of four New York twentysomethings. It was business as usual...

Can We Stop Obsessing Over Lena's Body Now?

Clare Wiley | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Clare Wiley

Why does every conversation about Lena or her work have to be derailed by gleeful squabbling about her nakedness, even now, three seasons later? Can't we just talk about the show without this intense, exhausting scrutiny of Lena's body?

The Quarter Life Crisis

Furquan Akhtar | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Comedy
Furquan Akhtar

"I'm having a quarter life crisis" I declared grandly to my ridiculously talented friend Carmel. "Oh..." she remarked "...what's that?"

What Point Is Jezebel.com Trying to Make By Offering $10K to See Lena Dunham's Un-Retouched Photos?

Poorna Bell | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Poorna Bell

I have an uneasy feeling - like the time I decided to back the wrong friend over who stole the other's Sherbet Straws in school - but I vehemently disagree with Jezebel's offer to pay Vogue $10,000 to see Lena Dunham's unretouched photos from its cover shoot.

Lena Dunham Vogue Cover: The Body Politics Of 'Playing It Safe' With A Head Shot

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Lena Dunham's Vogue cover was unveiled earlier this week. And hot on its heels came accusations that the fashion magazine was 'sizeist' and had de...

The Botox and Barbie Collision

The Mac Twins | Posted 16.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Mac Twins

Society, I'm only just enjoying the fact I now have cheekbones and my cheek fat has gone down from hamster to gerbil...please stop pressuring me into pumping and plumping them up again! My bank statement shows I'm still youthful and reckless enough!

Make Cities Safer for Girls

Angela Singh | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Angela Singh

One year ago, a young woman was repeatedly gang-raped on a moving bus in Delhi, India. The student, who had hopes of becoming a doctor, died two weeks later.

10 Gift Ideas for Your Little Stemette This Christmas

Anne-Marie Imafidon | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Tech
Anne-Marie Imafidon

Whether you're a little Stemette (a STEM loving girl) or have a little Stemette in your life, Christmas is the perfect time to shop around for those presents that are going to get you, or someone you know, on the path to becoming part of the next generation of girls in STEM.

Government's Relentless Cuts Have Contributed to the Problem of Sexual Violence in Gangs

Polly Courtney | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics
Polly Courtney

Girls are being sexually exploited on a massive scale, according to a report released this week entitled It's Wrong But You Get Used To It, the result of a two-year investigation into girls and gangs.

Protecting Women & Girls in Crisis

Sir Peter Westmacott | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Sir Peter Westmacott

Worldwide, one in five women will become a victim of rape or attempted rape in their lifetime. Women and girls are even more at risk in crisis situations, particularly flood, famine, and conflict.

What Happens When Women and Girls Seek Help in Emergencies? The Awful Truth About Violence

Geeta Bandi-Phillips | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Geeta Bandi-Phillips

When people seek help in emergencies, we like to think that they will receive that help. But the awful truth is that for too many women and girls, what they are met with is violence - and then silence. Finally the world is starting to talk about it. And there is the hope.

Twerking at Work: Images of Women in Society

B.J. Epstein | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
B.J. Epstein

It's not just about the twerking. It's about working, and it's about living. In a strange way, many women have to metaphorically twerk at work and in their private lives, and it's time for this to stop.