girls

What’s the Deal with Women’s Colleges?

Emilie and Bridget chat with resident lil’ sis, Isabel, about her experience at a women’s college and explore the merits of single-sex higher education.

Girl Boy Scouts?

The Boy Scouts of America recently announced they’ll be accepting girls into their program next year, to the surprise of the Girl Scouts of America. E&B unpack what this move might mean for scouting’s future.

Classic Episode: Hey, Ladies!

The word "lady" has undergone a reclamation of sorts in recent years, but it still carries a lot of baggage, thanks to its gender-loaded etymology. Cristen and Caroline get down to the history, use and varying meanings of what it means to be a "lady" today.

Why take Taylor Swift seriously?

One of the most powerful women in the music industry, Taylor Swift has amassed a global legion of fans through her catchy songwriting, social media savvy and star-studded dating history. Cristen and Caroline take a look at the country-princess-turned-pop-powerhouse's incredible career and why her critics ignore her talent.

The Chess Queens

Chess, one of history's oldest games, is considered a man's game -- but why? Cristen and Caroline examine how the queen piece revolutionized chess and subsequently kicked women players out of the sport.

Barbie Was a Sex Toy

Is ADHD different for girls?

Boys are four times more likely to be diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, but why? Cristen and Caroline examine the ADHD gender gap, how the disorder impacts girls' lives differently and why so many young women are taking Adderall.

Why the Internet Obsesses Over Disney Princesses

These days, what I don't get so much are the endless Disney Princess remixes that Internet-loving adults can't seem to get enough of. We might like to think we've outgrown kids' stuff like that, but then Buzzfeed Photoshops some beards on the lovely ladies, and they're viral again, and I can't help but wonder why.

Goldieblox: An Engineering Toy for Girls

While Debbie Sterling was an engineering student at Stanford University, the small number of female engineers got her thinking about how to engage young girls in STEM fields. Cristen chatted with the engineer-turned-entrepreneur, about her invention of Goldieblox, a toy designed to teach girls engineering principles within a narrative framework, and why toys for girls should diversify beyond pink princesses.

In response to a widely circulated photo of 20 Miss Korea beauty contestants that originated on a Japanese blog, a Reddit commenter who claimed to be from South Korean said: "This is called the Korean plastic face look. In certain areas of Seoul, you would think all the women are sisters because they look so similar due to same surgeries." Even though South Korea's penchant for plastic surgery already had been well established, the glaring side-by-side similarity among the young women attracted widespread attention online, with some like Hello Giggles' Jennifer Still wondering whether it signaled a "new beauty standard" South Korea (not to mention increased difficulty with judging beauty contestants that all look remarkably the same).