Topic: feminism

Mommy Bloggers Are Told To Sit Down And Shut Up Because They Are Women Writers With Kids

Mommy Bloggers Are Told To Sit Down And Shut Up Because They Are Women Writers With Kids

‘m a mom who writes for a parenting website and hence I’m a mommy blogger. But lately it seems that more and more the term “mommy blogger” is used as an insult, as a way to discredit the opinions and points of view of female writers who also happen to have children. If you’re a writer on a website that doesn’t have a print edition you are technically a blogger. If you write mainly about parenting you’re a “mommy blogger.” So why has this become a derogatory term? More »

This Article About A Mum Sending Her Kid To Private School So She Can Bag A Rich Husband Is Basically The Best

This Article About A Mum Sending Her Kid To Private School So She Can Bag A Rich Husband Is Basically The Best

YOU GUYS! It’s our favorite thing ever! We haven’t gotten to do this in MONTHS and some of you may remember the last time we did when we all discussed that evil stepmother who threw the Christmas tree out the window and we also all learned our new favorite word, which is #BOLTHOLE. Well now The Daily Mail wins again by bringing us this magical tale of a mother of a nine-year-old daughter named Matilda who sends her kids to private school NOT because she wants her to be a learned business women, but because she wants her to be a stay-at-home mum. More »

I’m #Unapologetic About Why I Feel Barbie Doesn’t Belong In The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition

 I'm #Unapologetic About Why I Feel Barbie Doesn't Belong In The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition

Barbie is problematic for many reasons. She is tall and beautiful and amazingly thin. She is perfect. For a plastic doll she is perfect. For an iconic image of female beauty she is perfect. She is also plastic. And she was created for young girls to play with. Which is why placing her in the Sport’s Illustrated 50th Anniversary Swimsuit edition is also problematic.
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WSJ Writer Blames Women For The Rise Of Fatherless Children, Of Course

WSJ Writer Blames Women For The Rise Of Fatherless Children, Of Course

Who is to blame for fatherless children? If your answer is “absent fathers,” you’re wrong, as far as Wall Street Journal writer James Taranto is concerned. According to him, it’s not fathers choosing not to be present in their children’s lives that’s the problem. It’s women’s choices and behaviors. This is not a ground-breaking train of thought. Society has been blaming women for all of its ills since Eve. You’re late to the party, James. More »

Polly Pocket Doesn’t Sexually Abuse Children – Sex Abusers Abuse Children

Polly Pocket Doesn't Sexually Abuse Children - Sex Abusers Abuse Children

The sad fact is, kids would be sexually abused even if there were no dolls in the world. To make a connection between the sexual abuse of children and the fact that some children’s dolls wear makeup or revealing clothing is beyond offensive because it comes pretty close to blaming children and what they play with for their own abuse. A child is no more likely to be sexually abused if she is playing with a doll or with a rock. More »

The ‘Godfather Of Hipsterdom’ Mansplains What’s Wrong With Feminism

The 'Godfather Of Hipsterdom' Mansplains What's Wrong With Feminism

A discussion on HuffPost Live about the contemporary meaning of masculinity devolved into the only female on the panel being called a “fucking idiot” because she dared disagree with his views on feminism and gender roles, namely that all feminists are miserable and that all women just want to fulfill their biological imperative to breed and be homemakers. And bake pies. They probably want to bake pies, too. More »

10 Reasons You And Your Kids Should Be Listening To 16-Year-Old Lorde

10 Reasons You And Your Kids Should Be Listening To 16-Year-Old Lorde

If you’re not listening to 16-year-old Lorde‘s new album “Pure Heroine,” then we can’t be friends. This New Zealand songstress, otherwise known as Ella Yelich-O’Connor, demonstrated that she was clearly more than a flash in the pan with her single “Royals,” which you’ve been hearing eerily out of the bedroom of teenagers for the better half of the summer. But now I’m one of them, and I can’t even so much as pour a cup of tea without one of her melodic songs in the background. More »

My Son Is A Really Militant Feminist And It’s All My Fault

My Son Is A Really Militant Feminist And It's All My Fault

I’m happy my little guy is exploring his own identity and principals and absorbing the issues that I personally care about into his own little life code but it’s gotten to the point where I spend a lot of time explaining to him how some of the things he is concerned about being “sexist” aren’t really “sexist” and how he doesn’t have to constantly be the sexism police of every aspect of everything he encounters. He is danger of becoming a mansplainer. More »