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Capitalism Hates a Hand-Me-Down

Old Navy divides even lunch bags into “boys only” and “girls only.”  Until I became a parent almost eight years ago, I had never thought much about gender in children’s clothes and toys. Read more »

Why Do We Have So Few Mother-Daughter Stories?

There are several fascinating elements at play in poet Rachel Zucker’s new memoir MOTHERs, which came out in December from ... Read more »

The Mexican Government Shows How NOT to Promote Breastfeeding

“Don’t turn your back, give them your breast!” This phrase is the linchpin of Mexico City’s controversial new marketing scheme to promote breastfeeding.  We all know that breastfeeding is something healthy that helps both moms and kids, so what can be so bad about a campaign promoting it?... Read more »

When a Woman is a Daddy to Her Kids

I was well into my thirties when my partner of six years and I signed ourselves up for parenting. And I mean signed up literally. Read more »

Tina Belcher's Sexual Revolution

Tina Belcher breaks all the rules of network sitcoms. That's why she's wonderful.  Read more »

Newsstands Ban Magazine Cover Featuring a Breastfeeding Mom

Long-running alternative parenting magazine Hip Mama just re-launched its print edition this spring and it’s already making waves. The cover of its 55th issue was banned from Facebook and newsstands. Read more »

In Memoir "The End of Eve," Ariel Gore Breaks Down Myths About Moms and Daughters

Author Ariel Gore, the long-time publisher of Hip Mama, has a new memoir about the death of her mother.  Like many, people I discovered writer Ariel Gore when another mother handed me her beloved first edition of... Read more »

Librarians Choose the Top 10 Feminist Books of the Year for Young Readers

Did you know the American Library Association has a Feminist Task Force? Of course they do. Each year, a group of people from this task force undertake a mission called the Amelia Bloomer Project where they name the... Read more »

On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Here’s what’s on our day-after-Thanksgiving radar: • One cool thing we can do surrounding Thanksgiving is remember and honor Native American struggles for self-determination and liberation. Red Power activists issued... Read more »

On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Here’s the feminist news we’ve got on our radar today: • Dallas-area high school students walked out of an assembly on Wednesday and took to Twitter to denounce motivational speaker... Read more »

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What I Learned About Gender and Power from Sailor Moon

My life began in 1995 — the year I turned eight and became a divorced kid.    Read more »

Tina Belcher's Sexual Revolution

Tina Belcher breaks all the rules of network sitcoms. That's why she's wonderful.  Read more »