New Study Finds Parents Read More to Daughters →
Even with boy/girl twins! Uh oh. Speculations at @TheAtlantic: [R]esearchers found a gender difference in what they call “teaching activities” that build cognitive skills in children as young as nine months old. Girls, not boys, in all three countries received more time from parents on three activities: reading, storytelling, and teaching letters and numbers. Baker and Milligan...
Good historicizing of contemporary accounts of shifts in #gender roles over @TheAtlantic today.
The perpetual question’s up today @NYTMotherlode: should parents write publicly about the lives of their kids? Beth Boyle Maclan, who’s working on a book about mothers and mental illness, writes : I cannot speak for all parents who write, but I’d like to stick up for those of us who have our children’s best interests at heart. Is it ethical to allow prejudice against mental...
Feminism in the Midwest BYOB Panel & Networking -... →
Join me and @ClaudiaStellar @veronicaeye @samsanator here! @ChiFemsAction,@MediaCupid
Good writing is clear. Talented writing is energetic. Good writing avoids...– — Samuel Delaney (via nusca) Love this.
Dispatches from the Foodie Frontlines →
@gwendolynb reviews @carolinegrant, The Cassoulet Saved My Marriage, @girlwpen — a perfect trifecta!
Not Worried About a Little Baby Fat - NYTimes.com →
Kudos to @JessGrose for naming the body obsession that starts “immediately upon exiting the womb.”
Hard choice: Going straight to softcover - San... →
The amazing @bakerkline on being open to the opportunities that publishing’s current chaos can create.
Sex Segregated Public K-12 Education? Again? →
One of my personal sheros Susan Bailey reflects back, and forward @girlwpen @thesocietypages
Can I Bring My Kids? I Asked - NYTimes.com →
Congrats to Ruchi Gupta, Northwestern @TheOpEdProject fellow! So pleased to see this in print!
Can I Bring My Kids? I Never Asked - NYTimes.com →
Congrats to Charlotte Crane, Northwestern @TheOpEdProject fellow! Love this debate.
How Motherhood Is Changing Dramatically—in 11... →
Nifty visuals: Today’s moms are more likely to have gone to college, more likely to work full-time, less likely to have more than two children, and less likely to be married than previous generation.
Tiger Moms Don't Raise Superior Kids, Says New... →
Opt out or left out? - NBC News.com →
Conventional wisdom says SAHM stay home because they can afford to. But experts say many do because they can’t afford to work.
Coverflip: Call For An End To Gendered Book Covers... →
Check it out, @shewritesdotcom, and thx to @WomensFunding for the heads up! This is a great visual exercise in understanding a rather pervasive form of sexism: the design of book covers. Debates continue about “chick lit” and the dismissal of authors’ work based on whether it might be categorized as women’s fiction. In the midst of the conversation, author Maureen Johnson...
Let Toys Be Toys | Let Toys Be Toys – For Girls... →
My new favorite site! #gender
Chemistry is a boy thing? →
Kids’ chemistry sets seem to be making a comeback, complete with the old #gender stereotypes. Tesco is the latest retailer to come under fire for sexism, after it placed a toy chemistry set in the ‘boys’ category in its online shop.
The Hearts of Boys →
Five experts who study teenage boys’ relationships debunk conventional wisdom in @contextsmag
Petition | Disney: Say No to the Merida Makeover,... →
Marco was on this detailed train but everyone is... →
Mommie Dearest: 9 Gifts Mothers Really Deserve... →
Suggestions for policy gives, courtesy @themamafesto. #brilliant
Transgender Students Gain Admission to Sports... →
At What Age Should Sex Education Begin? - Room for... →
With puberty hitting earlier, educators now discourage the stork and other myths. Hmm.
From Madmen to Modern Motherhood →
An interview with Michelle Janning, Sr Research Fellow with @ccf_families. Full of research-backed insight into the parenting differences between generations.
"Tiger Mom” study shows the parenting method... →
WAM!Chicago Happy Hour | WAM! →
Darnit I missed this. But thrilled WAM! is re-igniting in Chicago. Count me IN!
POWER: Opening Doors for Women | Women’s... →
Love this. Thx @ChiFdn4Women for the heads up.
Sex ed in Illinois is getting a makeover →
Share your thoughts about sex education and Illinois House Bill 2675 on @ChiFdn4Women Facebook and Twitter pages.
"Looks Like a Boy..." by Deborah Siegel →
My first multipage story @Cowbird.
Rejuvenate Your Writing Life! A Mini-Retreat for... →
I’m leading this! Chicago mamas: call, tell them I sent you, and receive StoryStudio member discount. #amwriting
What is a platform? - She Writes →
Must-read for all would-be book authors.
I Didn't Want Twins - NYTimes.com →
I Wanted 'Twins' (or at Least, I Said Yes) -... →
The red-state attack on abortion rights | The... →
Great post @reuters by @lisquart. Even when these last clinics stay open, the pro-life movement has succeeded in making abortion incredibly difficult in a number of states. And if abortions are made impossible, women like the two dozen I met in Mississippi – often young and poor, sitting uncomfortably in brightly colored rooms that they wished they needn’t ever have to visit ‑ would again have no...
"Literary Change Agent" April Eberhardt: A New... →
"Looks Like a Boy..." →
A Cowbird story about when my twins first arrived.
Andover's lesson on gender gap - CNN.com →
Great piece by @RachelJSimmons on girls leaning in. Since the school went co-ed in 1973, only three girls have held this office. In a letter that launched a fiery debate across its campus, senior girls implored their peers to look hard at the school’s “staggering gender imbalance” in student leadership. …Feeling authorized to take leadership roles is the problem. It...
What Girl w/Pen is Doing at The Society Pages →
Can you tell I’m just a little excited bout this today?!
Welcoming Girl w/ Pen to TSP! » The Editors' Desk →
Hot damn, we’ve made The Society Pages, peeps!
Doctors urge baby gender secrecy to stop sex-based... →
Lessons Learned: Reflections on Four Decades of... →
Great video. Here’s the lineup: Introductory remarks: Neera Tanden, President, Center for American Progress, and Counselor to the Center for American Progress Action Fund Keynote speaker: Congresswomen Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) Featured panelists: Netsy Firestein, Executive Director, Labor Project for Working Families Bethany Robertson, President, American Parents Associations...
Minerva Project Announces Annual $500,000 Prize... →