Tag: gender

Toddler underwear is bullshit

“What a cute little boy!” says an unfamiliar voice behind me in the cereal isle.  I turn to see an older woman peering into my baby carriage. “Thank you!” I beam, “She’s actually a girl.  Not that it matters.”  The woman looks confused and gestures toward the baby, who is wearing striped pajamas. “Oh, I’m

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The New Challenge In Raising Our Girls Is Innocent and Well-Intentioned Sexism

Quick, read this phrase and tell me what immediately springs to mind: “Women in STEM.” Where did your brain go?  Unless you’ve been living under a rock, I doubt your first thought was “women are well-represented in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines and professions, not to mention the fact that they hold leadership

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Letting My Daughter Make Her Own Choices (Even When This Makes Me Cringe)

Last year my then 2-year-old decided to be an electrician for Halloween (like her daddy). I was over-the-moon about this! Working in the field of women’s rights, I know that girls are often steered away from non-traditional jobs/fields even though they are more likely to provide higher wages and better economic stability. So when my

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A Working Mom’s Rebuttal to Judith Sherven’s “Mommy Manager Syndrome”: Five Ways Moms Rock at Workplace Management and Business Leadership

  First of all, until I read this article on LinkedIn, I had no idea who Judith Sherven was. I still don’t really know. She’s some kind of psychologist, apparently. Since her work does not seem to appear in any parenting-oriented blogs, I am thinking this highly offensive article she posted was probably a misguided

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She is Beautiful

Have you seen this girl? She is beautiful. Not just because she has blonde hair, the cutest button nose, and eyes you could melt in, but because SHE is beautiful. She is smart, spunky, adventurous, loving, thoughtful, sassy, and determined.  She brings with her laughter and love, a bit of frustration, and a whole lot

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