Topic: Culture

The 9 Best Suggestions From #LifetimeBiopics Are Guaranteed To Make You Laugh Out Loud

The 9 Best Suggestions From #LifetimeBiopics Are Guaranteed To Make You Laugh Out Loud

In case you aren’t hip to the latest news surrounding Lifetime, Television for Women, allow Twitter users everywhere to get you caught up. As everyone knows, Lifetime movies are notoriously awful (usually). While I haven’t really settled down for a bad made-for-TV movie since Tori Spelling and Meredith Baxter decided they were too good for them, I was well aware of the controversy surrounding the Aaliyah biopic. Which aired last night. To horrendous, cringe-inducing reviews (because duh). 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 »