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Sex, Career Women, and Country Music: A Conversation About ‘Nashville’

Why is the show is so darn compelling?

Recently Sarah Seltzer and Lauren Kelley sat down to talk about feminism, fashion, and fame on Nashville, and why the show is so darn compelling.

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HBO’s “Girls:” Role Models and the Freedom to Be Imperfect

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As my friends and I realized recently, there are few shows or even books that can give insight into the college years and the elusive “20-somethings.” Luckily, amidst the rubble of TV shows like “Jersey Shore” and “Real World,” which seemed like TV’s only examples of how 20 year olds live, arose “Girls.”

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Nostalgia for Those Louts: A “Mad Men” Salon

Astute and unflinching examination of gender politics has proved to be the secret of the rise of “Mad Men” in popular culture. RH Reality Check is hosting a salon on the program.

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Roundup: Sundown for Colorado Fundamentalists, TV and Teen Pregnancy

The sun may be setting on the political influence of fundamentalist churches; Study finds significant link between TV and teen pregnancy; 43% of women report sexual problems; 13 year-old rape victim stoned to death in Somalia for adultery; John Chittick walks the world speaking with teens about HIV/AIDS.

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Trusting Teenagers

The very act of gaining knowledge can give girls a huge boost in self-esteem. But in order to enable them to gain knowledge, we first have to trust them. “In Treatment”‘s character Sophie is one of television’s few complex teenage girls.

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