girls
"She should have just said no," people say, placing the responsibility firmly on the woman involved -- but why? Why is the responsibility on her to say no instead of on the initiating partner to secure a yes?
lena dunham
You'd think Dunham's character had won the lottery and transplanted the entire gang to Hawaii, not spent a couple of days banging a hot stranger
body
As a Young Possessor of the Chub, I remember people constantly telling me "Don't worry, you'll hit puberty and thin out, then you'll be SUCH a beauty."
in

Dec 11, 2013 at 10:00am | 320 comments

judgement
The hyperfocus on what girls are wearing with a healthy heaping of judgment sends precisely the opposite message, underscoring that girls should be constantly concerned about what they are wearing and who might be judging them for it.
cheating
Being in love isn’t an option. You wish it was and you would love to say that your relationships could last more then a night, a week, a month, a year but that’s not your reality.
lena dunham
the jane dough
For young women, and in New York especially, watching Girls is a requirement.
girls
feminism
I think people should be free to create the work that they want to make, but "Girls" was a big deal to me, and it was probably a big deal for a lot of you.
in

Apr 17, 2012 at 10:00am | 212 comments

entertainment
If you had asked me in 2008 who would be end up being the famous one in the 12 -person screenwriting workshop I was enrolled in, I would have said "me."
girls
I'm so much more into Hannah Horvath than Olivia Pope, and this is why.
dirty talk
compliments
Apparently when a woman gives another woman a compliment, the only socially acceptable response is reciprocal in nature.
advertising
Every major retailer seems to feel a need to make massive sexist gaffes on a regular basis, like they somehow haven’t learned from the gazillion cases before, or they think people have suddenly decided not to care about sexism.
calling yourself a woman
Ever since I turned 20 or so, I started making a conscious effort to try to call my lady-identifying peers "women" instead of "girls" when talking about them in the third person. It's had a weird effect on the way I think of them.
entertainment
Growing up, I never saw myself represented in media. I still don’t.
in

Apr 17, 2012 at 2:00pm | 139 comments

body image
"Look!" she says, innocently enough, "Your legs are like, twice as big as mine!" I never prop my legs up again, and from that one comment, I feel myself turning inward, trying to become smaller than I am.
gender
There’s this kind of idealized dream of little girls, as sugar and spice and everything nice, which results in huge amounts of pressure to make them as femmey as possible at all times.
in

Oct 1, 2012 at 9:00am | 120 comments

girls
Sure, there's a lack of diversity on "Girls," but I could say the same thing about "Basketball Wives."
in

Apr 19, 2012 at 11:00am | 108 comments

girls
girls
I find "Girls" more stressful than the stressiest episode of "Breaking Bad." Season 2 cranked it up another notch. This is a good thing.
in

Jan 14, 2013 at 5:30pm | 92 comments

boyfriend
Also, can we call him something less annoying please? Casual sex partner?