Three Things I Learned Talking to my Parents About Raising a Feminist Daughter

There were some hilarious misses, but so much of who I am and the things I value came from my parents making intentional choices to instill confidence, creativity, and curiosity in me.

Good-bye, Fabulous Hologram Dreams of Jem.

When I was 10 in October 1985, “Jem and the Holograms,” an animated half-hour program about an all-girl band, made its debut. I was all about it. Now, almost 30 years later, Jem and the Holograms are staging a comeback, via a new live-action... Read more »

The Hunger Games' Anti-Consumerism Message is No Match for Cover Girl

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, the second film from the Hunger Games adaptation, hits theaters nationwide this month. Given the film’s aggressive and elaborate marketing campaign, it’s pretty hard to miss.  So, when I saw the giant banner featuring Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss... Read more »

On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Good morning! Here’s all the news we have for you today.  • To draw attention to the Kickstarter campaign funding his new movie, director Spike Lee ... Read more »

On Our Radar: Feminist News Round Up

Here’s all the news on our radar for today! • We warned you about Rick Perry’s call for a second special session on SB5. After about eight hours of testimony last night, the Texas House... Read more »

How My Little Pony and Barbie Market to Horse-Loving Girls

Many young girls are horse-crazy, and advertisers have tapped into this attraction to sell everything from toys to cartoons to bedroom sets. But how do they manage to appeal to rough and tumble tomboys and girlie-girls alike? And where to these ads fit among the feminine stereotypes being sold to... Read more »

On Our Radar: Today's Feminist News Roundup

Here are my picks of the most interesting feminist news of the morning. Enjoy! And add links I missed to the comments.  • An artist removes Barbie’s makeup! [... Read more »

End of Gender: "Hard-Wired" Debate is Hard to Swallow

Studies on hard-wired sex differences suggest that even Barbie, whose careers have ranged from astronaut to computer engineer, struggles in the science. Why? Because she’s a woman.... Read more »

Tuning In: Nicki Minaj

Today I focus on Nicki Minaj, a female rapper who is part of Lil Wayne's Young Money crew and has recently gone solo She's been on my radar for some time. Jonah Weiner... Read more »

Raising Trouble: Worst Toy of the Year?

Vote for worst toy of the year! Read more »

I Can Has Feminizm?

You may have seen some news this week about a new line of Mad Men Barbie dolls. Not surprisingly, the dolls are lacking in the body diversity department, even though they are supposed to be doll versions of actual... Read more »