Cool Girls Talking: The Six Most Painful Quotes from Lena Dunham’s Amy Schumer Interview

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Artists Should Get Paid for Their Work—Especially By Lena Dunham

A mantra for artists everywhere — this “Get Paid” pennant by BT Livermore is, of course, for sale Yesterday Gawker reported that Girls creator ... Read more »

How "Girls" Explores Entitlement, Talent, and Failure

In Meg Wolitzer’s novel The Interestings, she follows a group of gifted teens who head to a summer camp designed... Read more »

Why Jezebel Was Wrong to Put a Bounty on Lena Dunham's Photos

That dog looks fake. It was the bounty heard ‘round the world last week when Jezebel offered $10,000 for unretouched photos of Lena Dunham in Vogue. Jessica Coen, editor of... Read more »

On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Here’s the feminist news we have on our radar right now: • Jezebel offered $10,000 for unretouched photos from Lena Dunham’s Vogue shoot. Roxane Gay has critiques this offer as ... Read more »

Stomaching "Girls": Why I Regained an Appetite for the Show's Third Season

The posters for the third season of Girls have been plastered all over Los Angeles. In the ad, the four main characters wear fairytale ball gowns with hair in disarray while the tagline plays on an anti-fairytale vibe: “Happily Whatever After.” The first two episodes of the... Read more »

Girls , Girls, Girls: Recap of Episode 10, “Together”

When it first started, Girls was automatically compared to Sex and the City, mainly because it was about four female friends in New York. And really that... Read more »

What All Those ‘Girls’ on TV Teach Us About Aging

If you want to know why we see so few fully realized female characters over 50 on TV, look no further than the shows about women under 35. We don’t need characters over 50 to help us work out our aging anxieties! Our 20- and 30-somethings on Girls... Read more »

On Our Radar: Today's Feminist News Roundup

Survivors of military sexual assault testified this week in a Senate hearing to advocate for outside review of cases. Among the strongest voices for a chance in policy was that of New York... Read more »

On “Girls” and the Line Between Awkward Sex and Rape

I’ve never known quite what to make of the sex scenes in Girls. While I appreciate the show’s desire to examine how flawed and awkward sex can often be, the fact that the characters so often seem unsatisfied with their sex makes it difficult to distinguish an off night... Read more »

Girls, Girls, Girls: Recap of Episode 9 “On All Fours”

This idea of cleansing oneself has permeated this season—and the theme continues in this episode. Our characters here aren’t particularly good at cleaning up and starting afresh, but what they are good at is self-sabotage. In this episode, “On All Four,” several characters successfully take... Read more »