Topic: feminism

No, Getting Female CEOs To Pose In Their Underwear Is Not A Step Forward For Feminism

No, Getting Female CEOs To Pose In Their Underwear Is Not A Step Forward For Feminism

Underwear brand Dear Kate relishes the concept of using non-traditional models in their ads, and when the company’s CEO talks about her brand, you really get the sense she thinks she’s above the Victoria’s Secret come-hither sales model. That’s great and all, but putting female tech CEOs in their underwear and claiming to make some feminist point while doing it totally misses the mark. More »

Watching High School Boys Talk About Why They’re Feminists Is The Best Thing Ever

Watching High School Boys Talk About Why They're Feminists Is The Best Thing Ever

I’m always yammering about how I want to raise my sons not to be total douchecanoes, and nothing has made me happier today than watching this video and seeing how young men articulate why they consider themselves feminists. It’s so amazingly rare that we see men who are proud to identify as feminists who aren’t total mansplainers, and even more rare that we see high school and young college aged dudes who are willing to do so. The young men in the video took the feminism class at LREI during the 20112-2013 school year. More »

Frozen’s ‘Let It Go’ Wins Best Original Song Because It’s The Feminist Anthem Your Daughter Needs

Frozen's 'Let It Go' Wins Best Original Song Because It's The Feminist Anthem Your Daughter Needs

When you compare Let It Go to the pop culture musical offerings our daughters are exposed to, the Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry and hundreds of other bubblegum, highly sexualized, auto-tuned ditties about mainly boys and meeting boys and dating boys and losing boys and making boys like you – Let It Go is about self-celebration and finding your true power within. It’s about growing up and learning to accept yourself and loving who you are on the inside. More »

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 »