Topic: feminism

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 »

Amazing High School Girls Start ‘Feminist Society’ And Get Bullied For Their ‘Militant Vaginas’

Amazing High School Girls Start 'Feminist Society' And Get Bullied For Their 'Militant Vaginas'

I find it pretty appalling that the school isn’t doing more to support the girls, other than suggest they remove the photos for their own safety. And I wish we had more information about how parents were responding to this, because I’d be marching my daughter right down to the school and demanding some answers. I hope Jinan and her friends continue to fight, because it’s so utterly amazing that these girls are tacking these issues and trying to find solutions for them. It gives me so much hope that a mess of 16-18 year olds are learning about feminism at such a young age. More »

Protecting Our Sons From ‘Aggressive’ Girls Is The Most Anti-Feminist Parenting Crap Ever

Protecting Our Sons From 'Aggressive' Girls Is The Most Anti-Feminist Parenting Crap Ever

I don’t believe in warning my sons about “wayward women.” I warn them about being decent people and treating women with respect and how not to act like assholes. I warn them about hanging around assholes who are bullies or creeps or who get trashed and drive or who take drugs and how they don’t want to be having sex with girls until they are ready to be parents. More »

(UPDATED) Someone Bust Out The World’s Tiniest Violin For Another Rich Woman Whining About ‘Having It All’

(UPDATED) Someone Bust Out The World's Tiniest Violin For Another Rich Woman Whining About 'Having It All'

Yes, being a working mom is hard no matter what your net worth is, but I think the blow can be cushioned a little by knowing you can afford to take a day off or simply afford to hire more employees or else buy yourself a nice little cheapo Alexander McQueen frock. While the rest of the working moms in the world celebrate by paying the water bill so they can take a hot shower, wheeeee! More »

13 Fun Facts I Learned About Sheryl Sandberg From Reading ‘Lean In’

13 Fun Facts I Learned About Sheryl Sandberg From Reading 'Lean In'

Lean In is a lot of things, but one thing it is definitely not is boring. Sheryl Sandberg‘s book on that pesky terminology of “work life balance,” she admits, is not really a memoir. She explicitly specifies that it’s not really “a self-help book,” or “a book on career management.” Although she is comfortable with the descriptive “sort of feminist manifesto.” Frankly, Lean In is a hybrid of all the aforementioned labels, and the personal anecdotes of Sheryl’s own rise to the top of Silicon Valley perform as the perfect punctuation between some rousing lady career advice.

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I’m Crowd-Sourcing My Daughter’s iPod Playlist Because Music For Girls Sucks

I'm Crowd-Sourcing My Daughter's iPod Playlist Because Music For Girls Sucks

I need to get my daughter some music that doesn’t suck. And it has to be GIRL music, because my 8-year-old has enough BOY music and Mommmmmm, she totally needs girl music, you know, like girls, like cool girls, like you know the girls that her girls listen to at school, mmkay?

But see the issue is, all the shit her little friends listen to at school sucks. I have decided it sucks based on the fact that I have heard snippets of some of these artists on the radio and because I had a long talk with Koa about this recently and we decided that all girl music these days sucks. What is popular amongst the third grade set? Katy Perry. More »

The Force Versus The Yellow Brick Road: How Movies Teach And Don’t Teach Manhood

The Force Versus The Yellow Brick Road: How Movies Teach And Don't Teach Manhood

There is an excellent new Ted talk given by parent and former actor Colin Stokes about how children’s movies aren’t teaching our sons how to think about and treat women. He compares his two children and how both of them, around the ages of 4, became equally obsessed with two different movies. For his daughter, it was The Wizard Of Oz, for his son, it was Star Wars. If you have kids I think that both these movies are something that you have shown them at some point, if they both weren’t two of the very first movies you exposed them to. More »