I'm not guaranteeing all of this is timely - but it's been kicking around, and I've been meaning to share it, so ... here.
There's a lot of new TV by and about girls. Sadly, very little of it is awesome. (I do like The New Girl, but Whitney is blah (although it did get picked up for a full season). Two Broke Girls is possibly the worst thing I've seen in the last five years.)
And if I needed a reason other than The New Girl to admire Zooey Deschanel (which I don't, because she's just so ... SO), this quote would do it: The fact that people are associating being girlie with weakness - that needs to be examined.
"The [burglars] were foiled at their 30th intended home by a lion. Like an actual lion. Police have been unable to find said lion and have repeatedly questioned the girls about the probability that it was actually just a very large dog, not a lion. The girls insist it was a lion."
The House Labor, Health, and Human Services Appropriations Subcommittee drafted legislation (pdf) that would entirely defund Planned Parenthood (mentioned BY NAME), and withhold funding from Title X and NPR. Awesome plan, guys.
This well designed study concludes that people trust women less when they have no makeup on.
There you go. The current state of sometimes-it's-hard-to-be-a-girl.