Topic: Sexism

I Don’t Give A F**k What My Husband Thinks About My Hair, But Thanks For Asking

I Donât Give A F**k What My Husband Thinks About My Hair, But Thanks For Asking

I’ve never been afraid to experiment with my hair. It’s naturally a chocolate brown, but I’ve colored it orange, red, black, blonde, and most recently, purple. I’ve had hair down to my butt, side bangs, front bangs, angled bobs, and even a really awful haircut in sixth grade that looked like I walked into the salon and said, “Give me the Jonathan Taylor Thomas circa 1992, please.” More »

The Gender Divide In Children’s Books Is Hurting Our Kids

The Gender Divide In Childrenâs Books Is Hurting Our Kids

Picture books are pretty much universally acknowledged to be awesome. There’s a handful I can recite by heart, full of love and emotion, even when it makes my kids sigh. But then, children move into early and middle grade books. This is where the problem lies. I knew, kind of, that the books my sons and their friends read are very gender specific. Then I worked one afternoon at the book fair with my third grader and kindergartener in tow, and my feminist heart almost broke. More »