Women Breadwinners: Why We Must Be Sensitive to... →
Excellent piece by @AndreaDoucet. Fave quote: [A]n approach that pits women against men cannot get at the rich relational processes that underpin these 21st century stories, and our understanding of them.
Mind the GAP | PinkStinks: the campaign for real... →
Fear of Fat: Preschool Girls and the Thin Ideal →
Yes, Tinkerbell! | Raising My Boychick →
Why is our culture so damn threatened when a 2 year old likes Tink?
The Feministing Five: Peggy Orenstein →
An End to Fear →
Sweet post by an Accepting Dad on why he is now no longer afraid for his gender non-conforming son.
Why the Disney Princess Half Marathon? Can a Woman... →
Kinda creepy methinks.
Dad Sues Over Parental Leave Discrimination |... →
This man is my new hero.
Breadwinner wives: Women who outearn their... →
I’m late to the party on this one, but I just took the survey. Hnh…
BEDSIDE MANNERS: Fallen Gridiron Warriors →
This post is by Adina Nack, over at Girl w/Pen. I have said it before about sexually transmitted diseases and HPV vaccines, and now I will say it again about brain trauma and football — men’s health is a feminist issue. Back in 2007, a NYT…
The XX Factor : After Backlash, SXSW Adds More... →
Now THIS cheers me up.
Maternity Leave and Human Rights - NYTimes.com →
Now this just pisses me off.
Recommendations for Your Little Girl That U Can... →
This is awesome. That is all. Thank you @PeggyOrenstein!
New Yorker, Harper's, NYRB and TNR Editors on the... →
Elissa Strauss is my new she-ro.
Heather Armstrong, Queen of the Mommy Bloggers -... →
Wondering how she does it? See Lisa Belkin’s profile in this Sunday’s Magazine.
A "Normal" Family - NYTimes.com →
Attitudes toward alternative family structures SLOWLY changing. #parenting #gender
Lady Journos: A new Web site that collects... →
List of Names: Top 20 Unisex Popular Names |... →
Do unisex names mask #gender, or call attention to it? A stat, via @Strollerderby today: Based on the latest statistics from the Social Security Administration, there are now more kids names in the top 1000 that appear on both the male and female lists than a decade ago. In 2009, 68 popular baby names were on both lists, up from 60 back in 1999.
More Preschoolers Hiring Private Tutors for... →
Smart retort to Random Moms who tell blogger to... →
Writes Sarah Hoffman (pseudonymn) today in Salon: “Everywhere — on playgrounds and in homes across America, in Disney movies and on national television, on high school and college campuses — pink boys are the brunt of jokes, made to feel inferior, mocked until they take their own lives. Feminine boys are among the last people it’s OK for our culture to hate.”
Media Literacy for Itty Bitties, with Lyn Mikel... →
Huzzah for Pigtail Pals!: It is my very firm belief that media literacy and girl empowerment starts when our girls are itty bitty. This is something our girls must be raised with. I am writing a book on this very topic – so that new parents can have a jump on the game. We shouldn’t have to wait for school age to get help, or for each of us figure it out on our own, or be left wondering what to...
Infant tutus and toddler camoflage suits? →
Nigel Marsh: How to make work-life balance work |... →
Love that a dude, for a change, is talking about it.
Quick hit: The “other” hockey mom →
True confessions: this is what I’ve been doing in all my spare time! For the past six months, once a week, I’ve been going over to the local rink to…
Mom for President - NYTimes.com →
Excellent recap by @lisabelkin of the week’s loaded momma/politics news
5 steps toward a better book/life fit →
Inspired by @caliyost @danishapiro @TinaFey123 #worklife http://bit.ly/PinkBlue5Steps
What is the rudest question you can ask a woman? “How old are you?’ “What do you...– Tina Fey, “How to Ask Your Mother Rude Questions”
Attacks on Planned Parenthood are attacks on... →
I donated to their Action Fund the other day.
With Triplets There is No Choice | Strollerderby →
Marco had the same words when we found out I was having twins: Holy sh*t. Seems to be a common response!
[T]here are books that a writer undertakes because she wants to go on a journey,...– Dani Shapiro, author of Devotion: A Memoir (from a conversation conducted by Kari Wethington and originally appearing in ELLE magazine)
GIRL TALK: The Scoop on Girls →
This post is by Allison Kimmich, posted over at Girl w/Pen. I often write here about the girl in my life, my daughter, Maya. Today I want to focus on girls nationally. The National Women’s Studies Association convened several girl-serving organizations at…
Our minds, society, and neurosexism create difference. Together, they wire...– @CordeliaFine, Delusions of Gender
Wise Living Blog » Creativity in Times of Fertile... →
Recently discovered this blog by @tarasophia (via @SarahM). Love that phrase “fertile confusion.”
New #parenting frontier?: You are Invited to My... →
Social media + labor unite. Interesting, brave, and…not for me. But I cheer you on, Feminist Breeder. Sending positive vibes!
Today Is My Birthday! Ohm.
This 42-year old mama of two 15-mo-olds wanted nothing more than quiet and silence and time alone, so my family gifted me a weekend at Kripalu (yoga retreat in the Berkshires) for my birthday. Grandma Nee flew in from Chicago to help take Marco care of the babes. I am a very lucky mama and am feeling incredibly grateful right about now. For the first time in a long time, I truly rested. This...
Spousonomics | Using Economics to Master Love,... →
Very cool new blog by the authors of Spousonomics: Using Economics to Master Love, Marriage,and Dirty Dishes. Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!
Why always the mother? | PhD in Parenting →
What she said.
Pink and Blue Diaries’ Social Media Challenge: 7... →
Never too late to join me on the Cleanse! Just start counting 7 days from when you begin, et voila…
How to Ask Your Mother Rude Questions : The New... →
The worst question is: “How do you juggle it all?” AMEN. The second-worst question: “Are you going to have more kids?”
GWPenners Discuss: Betty Friedan, Stephanie... →
This past week you might have noticed something different around here. In addition to a guest post from Andrea Doucet (author of Do Men Mother? and a forthcoming book tentatively titled …
Spousonomics: Using Economics To Win At Marriage |... →
Oh man - I must read this book.
Why Do Women Shun Science? - NYTimes.com →
With a note of congrats to @veronicaeye, whose office received a Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring! Read about it here: Science Grrl Goes to Washington
Key to Happy Marriage: Mom Cooks, Dad Plays? - The... →
I’m still not buying it. Call me crazy.
Do Dads Get Shafted on Invitations? - The Juggle -... →
Note to self: DEFINITELY include the dads.
First Comes Baby, Then Comes Disney - The Juggle -... →
I agree - I think it kind of stinks.
Science Grrl Goes to Washington →
I’m taking a point of privilege here this month to boast about my recent trip to Washington, DC. Why did I go? My office received a Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and…