Topic: sexualization

Easter Dresses Bring Out The Very Worst In Little Girl ‘Kiddie Fashion’

Easter Dresses Bring Out The Very Worst In Little Girl 'Kiddie Fashion'

This past weekend, my mother-in-law and I made our annual trip to the department store with my daughter in tow, ready to pick out the perfect Easter Dress. I knew that it was going to be difficult to balance my conservative MIL’s love of traditional, girly modesty and my daughter’s love of anything a girl in a Disney sitcom might wear. I was prepared to play moderator between the two extremes. But I had no idea just how awful the “kiddie fashion” was for Easter dresses. More »

The ‘Kindergarten Sex Ed’ In Chicago That People Are Freaking Out About Is An Amazing & Necessary Program

The 'Kindergarten Sex Ed' In Chicago That People Are Freaking Out About Is An Amazing & Necessary Program

Seriously people. This is why we cannot have nice things. The country is freaking out today because Chicago schools have approved a sex ed curriculum that begins in kindergarten and continues on through each grade. Mommy blogs are freaking out. Conservative outlets are rushing to condemn the program. Everyone’s gasping, “Sex Ed In Kindergarten!” with looks of shock and horror on their faces. And they’re all completely missing the details of the program and why it’s so important. More »

Between Go Daddy Commercials & Beyonce’s Finger Licking, I Spent The Superbowl Covering My Kid’s Eyes

Between Go Daddy Commercials & Beyonce's Finger Licking, I Spent The Superbowl Covering My Kid's Eyes

Like millions of families across the country, we tuned in to the Superbowl last night. We wanted to see the commercials and Beyonce and cheer on Bernard Pollard, one of our hometown high school football heroes who just won a Superbowl ring with the Baltimore Ravens. So my parents, my daughter and I grabbed some junk food and plopped down on the couch for a little of America’s favorite past time. Unfortunately, I spent as much time covering my five-year-old’s eyes from overly sexualized images as I did actually cheering on the teams. More »

Kate Middleton’s Topless Photos Don’t Make Her Any Less Of A Role Model

Kate Middleton's Topless Photos Don't Make Her Any Less Of A Role Model

In what was obviously a private moment at a private home between a private couple, (are we catching the drift here?) Kate Middleton decided to sunbath topless while vacationing in France. She wasn’t doing anything scandalous. She was lying around on a balcony with her husband Prince William. Now that photos of that moment have surfaced, we should be shaming the tabloid culture that invades every private moment, not Duchess Catherine. More »

Spanish Magazine Degrades Michelle Obama With Topless Photoshop

Spanish Magazine Degrades Michelle Obama With Topless Photoshop

It is a shocking image. It’s one that literally made my draw drop and my mouth hang open like a surprised child. It’s the image of First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, photoshopped onto a famous topless painting on the cover of a Spanish magazine. Michelle’s face is placed on to “Portrait d’une negresse,” a work by Marie-Guillemine Benoist, which originally depicted a slave with her breast exposed. More »

Uma Thurman Gives Some Straight Talk About Being Sexualized As A Teenager

Uma Thurman Gives Some Straight Talk About Being Sexualized As A Teenager

Uma Thurman is a 42-year-old mother of three and an undeniably successful actress. She just finished up a stint on the new drama Smash and she has multiple movies in the works according to IMDB. Her A-list status is firmly in place, and one would imagine that the statuesque beauty feels content in her own skin.

But recently, Thurman opened up about her confidence as she grew older, but also about being thrust into very mature and sexualized roles at a young age. More »

Planning Your Kid’s Birthday Party? How About Hooters

Planning Your Kidâs Birthday Party? How About Hooters

My daughter has entered the realm of birthday parties. Whether it’s girls from dance class, classmates from pre-school or family friends she’s been playing with for years, everyone is having a birthday party. And we’re always invited.

Personally, I like birthday parties, whether we’re throwing them or attending them. Maybe I’m just odd, but celebrations always bring a smile to my face. I’ve almost never turned down a birthday invitation. Until, of course, we got invited to a birthday dinner at Hooters. More »