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Yikes. Cheerleading and other sports girls compete in - such as soccer and lacrosse - see high incidences of concussions and brain injuries.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Parents and teachers: How do you empower young girls in your life? What do you say? What do you do? Call and let us know: 212-433-WNYC, 212-433-9692.
Perhaps you've seen the posters in the subway from the New York City Girls campaign, aimed at boosting girls' self-esteem. How do you tackle the issue at home?
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Molly Melching talks about her experience as an exchange student in Senegal and how it led her to dedicate almost four decades of her life to the girls and women of Africa. She’s joined by Aimee Molloy, author of the biography However Long the Night: Molly Melching's Journey to Help Millions of African Women and Girls Triumph, which details Melching's beginnings at the University of Dakar and follows her journey of 40 years in Africa, where she became a social entrepreneur and an advocate for the rights of girls and women.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
A few months ago, members from The Lower Eastside Girls Club visited with Executive Producer of The Greene Space, Indira Etwaroo, to talk about Zora Neale Hurston’s “Their Eyes Were Watching God.” One of the most important issues that the novel and conversation addressed was the significance of a woman’s voice. Etwaroo challenged the young women to write an essay on how they would know that they have found their voice. Aicha Cherifm, 11, wrote the best essay and won an Amazon Kindle. Here is her essay:
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The depiction of unprotected sex on HBO's "Girls" has been criticized for sending the wrong message about how twenty-somethings should think about sex and risk. June Thomas, culture critic for Slate, and a sexual health expert talk about that message and how it compares to real life concerns about sexually transmitted disease and public health.
Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Chavez's Death Leaves A Divided Venezuela | Beau Willimon on Hollywood and "House of Cards" | President Obama Pushes to Diverisfy the Judiciary | Investing in Girls' Education in the Developing World | 'Gun Guys' Challenges the Stereotypes about Firearms and Those Who Love Them
Friday, January 11, 2013
The breakout HBO comedy Girls returns this Sunday for its second season, so we speak with the show's music supervisor Manish Raval about his work on the series, and about as the new Girls Soundtrack Vol. 1 compilation.
Friday, January 11, 2013
Today on Soundcheck: The breakout HBO comedy Girls chronicles the trials and travails of a group of 20-something women who are figuring it all out -- or at least trying to -- in New York City. Girls returns this Sunday for its second season, and so we speak with the show's music supervisor Manish Raval about his work on the series, and about as the new Girls Soundtrack Vol. 1 compilation.
Then, Slate film critic Dana Stevens tells us about this year's music-related Oscar nominations including the categories for Best Original Song and Score, as well as a few notable snubs.
And the dance-ready Eithopian funk band Debo Band performs in the Greene Space.
Monday, November 12, 2012
Adam Driver is best known for his role in the hit HBO show Girls, in which he plays Hannah (Lena Dunham's) boyfriend. But there's more to Mr. Driver than meets the eye. He is not only a talented stage actor and graduate of Julliard, but also a former Marine. In honor of Veteran's Day, Driver performed in a series of plays and monologues with Arts in the Armed Forces,
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Today is the first-ever U.N. International Day of the Girl, a day dedicated to raise awareness of the cause for educating girls and young women around the world. It's a day of hope and celebration that comes on the heels of a brutal attack in Pakistan, where a teenage girl named Malala Yousafzi was shot for promoting girls' education in the Swat Valley.
Friday, July 06, 2012
In our lifetime, we’re exposed to thousands of images of women in the media. More often than not, these images are tweaked, trimmed, smoothed over, and made to look, well, not quite like women actually look. This week, Seventeen magazine released their “Body Peace Treaty” which promises to “celebrate every kind of beauty” and “never alter the shape of a girl’s face or body.”
Thursday, June 21, 2012
At last! After nearly 20 years and over a dozen films, Pixar is releasing their first film featuring a female lead. It’s called “Brave” and it’s being lauded by many critics as a film that’s both “strong” and “feminist.” But is it just another princess movie?