If you’re thinking of having kids, but you aren’t prepared to have a transgender child, let me give you some advice: do yourself and that potential offspring a favor and get a parakeet instead. More
Topic: gender identity
The world’s collective underpants are in a bunch because Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, who wishes to be called “John,” wore a suit and a short haircut to the premiere of mother Angelina Jolie’s new movie recently. Critics say the Jolie-Pitts are forcing their daughter to dress like a boy to serve their leftist agenda, which is, of course, completely insane. Have you ever tried to get a seven- or eight-year-old girl to wear what you want them to wear? I can’t even get mine to wear a jacket when it’s snowing. More
“My son wears dresses get over it,” writes a self-proclaimed “guys guy” dad in an article in The Atlantic this week. He’s not just teaching parents who have children with varying sexual and gender identities how to be conscious parents – he’s teaching all of us how to.
After pressure from parents group, Let Toys Be Toys, Toys ‘R’ Us stores in the UK will stop gender-specific marketing to kids. Take a second to realize how cool this is before you freak out about how your little girls are allowed to love pink and your little boys are allowed to love Star Wars. More
Don’t you worry because a company has developed baby wigs for even the tiniest babies so you can get your baby on the road to gender identity right away! EVERYONE knows baby girls CAN’T be bald! If you have a daughter who is bald it will be horrific because people may use the wrong pronoun when asking you how old HE is and saying things like “aww, what a cute little boy.” More
It’s no shocker that little kids think the differences between boys and girls sound like typical sexist reasons, the color pink, being rough versus being gentle, but little kids don’t really understand gender stereotypes unless someone explains it to them. We all know boys can like pink and girls can be rough and all of that good stuff, and I do think that most parents explain this little fact to their kids when they hear them saying things like that. The only creepy part are the You Tube comments, which, of course, are transvestite jokes due to the adam’s apple comments and utter shock and outrage that kids this age know the words “penis” and “vagina.” More
Pink and purple are girl colors. They are the colors used in Hasbro’s Easy-Bake Oven, because girls are all about the sexy colors. They are the colors of sexy girls and sexy little girl appliances for baking sexy tiny cakes and cookies and possibly even sexy brownies. More
Last night on The Late Show with David Letterman, Amy Poehler shared an incredibly precious story about her son Archie Arnett. You know her son Archie, right? We stalked him last week and bestowed him with the title â€śUnderrated Celebrity Child.â€ť Anyway, it sounds like thereâ€™s a lot more to him than classic nursery school adorableness. In fact, the story Amy Poehler tells about him makes him sound like quite the inquisitive child. More
Who remembers the really awesome guessing game, “Guess Who?” And who remembers never wanting to be one of the female characters because there were only 5 of them and you were guaranteed to lose? I most definitely do! More
We were driving home from gymnastics class when my daughter and I pulled up alongside a firetruck. She immediately plastered herself against the window with excitement, smiling and waving at the firefighters while we sat at a red light. The gracious men waved back at my little girl, and the driver even honked the horn, causing her to squeal with delight. In that moment, she felt super cool informing me that she was just greeted by what she calls, “real-life superheroes.” However, a couple minutes later she was quiet and upset about the encounter. When I asked what was wrong, she said, “I wish girls could do that.” More
Why are women so amazing? Well for one thing, “We have milk in our bobes.” More
Seeing all these supportive parents of transgender children in the news lately is nothing short of awesome. While transgender children may have to endure relentless taunting and bullying in their school environment, having parents who acknowledge their gender can make all the difference in said child’s life according to a recent CNN segment. More
Sweden has one of the highest levels of gender equality in the world and it’s consistently ranked as one of the best countries in which to raise children. Take, for instance, the fact that 85 percent of Swedish fathers take parental leave (those who don’t are considered deadbeat dads â€“ could you imagine?!). Women on maternity leave get almost a full salary for a year (plus a guaranteed job to go back to), preschools are highly subsidized and children get free medical care. It sounds almost too good to be true, but is such is life in Sweden, where everyone from top government officials to single dudes at the coffee shop work hard in creating a gender-neutral world.
A Swedish preschool, however, has taken this quest for equality to soaring new heights. The taxpayer-funded school, called Egalia, has gone so far as to ban the words “him” and “her” on its premises (teachers use the genderless name hen, for example, to refer to any incoming visitors, and all 33 children are referred to as “friends”). The school has also banned fairy tales on its shelves, opting instead for books dealing with heterosexual couples, single parents or adopted children. More
Ever wonder who exactly decided that girls should wear pink and boys should wear blue? It turns out baby boomers were the first to be raised with today’s color dictate determined by advertisers and retailers, of course. Their parents and grandparents were dressed according to an exact opposite norm: boys wore pink and girls wore blue. More