In Praise of Television Peen

I watch a lot of television. From ABC to HBO, AMC to FX, Netflix and Starz and more but most of my shows are missing something — penis. Oh, there are plenty of breasts, female backsides in dim lighting or girls emulating blow jobs or back shots, but as a heterosexual women I am tired of thinking ‘Where’s the peen?’ or… » 3/21/14 6:00pm 3/21/14 6:00pm

Data Shows Girls Around The World Underestimate Themselves In Math

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has gathered data comparing countries all over the world on their track record of gender differences in various skills, degrees, work, and wages. It's an interesting cross section of opportunity, gender imbalance, and culture. The OECD even took into… » 3/09/14 12:30pm 3/09/14 12:30pm

​Lena Dunham's Stint on SNL Was a Feminist Extravaganza

Last night, Lena Dunham took to the stage over at 30 Rock as the host of Saturday Night Live on International Women's Day, and she did not hold back. The episode had some standard Dunham nudity, enough of her saying "I just feel like" to last a lifetime of therapy, and even a planned parenthood shoutout! In her opening… » 3/09/14 12:00pm 3/09/14 12:00pm

Doctor Barbie Makes Girls Care Less About Becoming Doctor People

Astronaut, computer engineer, Hawaiian haver of "fun" —Barbie's held more jobs for which she's clearly unqualified than Ryan Seacrest. But all of her career costumes were supposed to be a means to an end, a way for girls to play with a doll who would encourage them to pursue their big dreams. Turns out, career-having… » 3/05/14 3:00pm 3/05/14 3:00pm

Watch Lena Dunham Talk About That Time HBO Fired Her

Before Girls was an award-winning mega hit for HBO, Lena Dunham was an aspiring actress and filmmaker, coming off the success of Tiny Furniture, a film festival darling. In a recent interview with Bill Simmons, Dunham shared a rather embarrassing anecdote about one ill-fated job she had with the cable giant, before she … » 2/20/14 8:30pm 2/20/14 8:30pm

You Too Can Learn the Goofy Dance from Last Night's Girls

Last night's Girls took Hannah, Marnie, Jessa and Shoshanna to a beach town on the North Fork of Long Island where they got drunk, fought and — most memorably — learned and performed a delightfully ridiculous dance routine. If you're a fan of what you saw and want to replicate it on your own nightmarish weekend away,… » 2/17/14 4:45pm 2/17/14 4:45pm

Girls: Hannah Horvath Is a Jezebel Commenter

That Hannah Horvath is a Gawker reader and Jezebel commenter is undoubtedly quite upsetting to the many Gawker and Jezebel commenters who've disparaged Girls, its characters, and Lena Dunham herself. But it's perhaps the most clever dig Dunham has issued to her haters yet. » 1/27/14 4:30pm 1/27/14 4:30pm

Floor Plans of the Girls Apartments Seem Almost Believable

This may not be as illuminating a dip into architecture as some of you may have hoped for, but it is interesting in a Sims kind of way. Haven't you always wanted to know exactly how much space your favorite (or least favorite) sitcom characters occupied? Didn't you always want to have a better idea of just how far Adam … » 1/26/14 1:30pm 1/26/14 1:30pm

Parents Hope Their Sons Are Geniuses and Their Daughters Aren't Fat

Another reason to feel bad for today's little girls: one day, the straight ones will grow up to face a dating selection consisting of doted upon nightmare boys raised by parents who used the power of the internet to validate their sneaking suspicion that their lil' All Star might be a genius. Meanwhile, the girls'… » 1/22/14 4:45pm 1/22/14 4:45pm

'Girls' Recap: 'I Don't Read Comments'

Last season, Lena Dunham did a fantastic job of engaging critics of Girls by addressing their critique of the show on the show. This season has been a little lighter (so far), so now that she's addressed the more serious criticism, she's moved onto Internet commenters. » 1/20/14 7:15pm 1/20/14 7:15pm

Enjoy a Brooklyn Girls Tour with Sasheer Zamata

Sasheer Zamata, SNL’s newest cast member, is still releasing fresh YouTube material despite her coveted new TV contract. Here the comedienne plays a young woman named Madison who has begun a career of being a Girls tour guide, shuttling fans of the HBO show around Brooklyn hot spots like Cafe Grumpy. As Madison tells… » 1/20/14 4:45pm 1/20/14 4:45pm

Rashida Jones Is Your New Relationship Advice 'Expert'

Rashida Jones and Zosia Mamet are joining Glamour as monthly contributors. While I'm excited — I like Jones and Mamet is fine on Girls — Jones' column will be about relationships. Editor-in-Chief Cindi Leive said in a statement that Rashida will be offering a "one-of-a-kind—a smart graphic-novel-style treatment of the… » 1/13/14 5:55pm 1/13/14 5:55pm