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Raising Trouble: A Little Romance

Why are little girls obsessed with weddings? Read more »

The Young and The Feckless: Class Conundrum

Watching Bristol Palin's teen pregnancy PSA the other day and reading reactions to it (including Bitch's own Kelsey Wallace), I was reminded of a question that I've been turning over in my mind lately, namely who has the authority/credibility/legitimacy to speak to issues of class and privilege?... Read more »

Raising Trouble: An Institute of Her Own

The Geena Davis Institute - how cool is that? - unleashes the wrath of Thelma on the kid-u-tainment industry. Read more »

Raising Trouble: All the Single Ladies

I know this was all over the Internet last week. But. But. But. If you haven’t watched it yet you must. It is incredibly sad and funny, and shows in such a chilling way how even the most well-... Read more »

Raising Trouble: More Bad Guys

"Why are there no bad guys in our neighborhood?" Ivan asked me recently, after emerging from a movie theater. The previews had presented a full line-up of villains – in 3-D, no less. Ivan had been trying hard to find some real-life miscreants, wondering daily about the boisterous youth on our... Read more »

Raising Trouble: When Good Things Happen to Bad Guys

Why are little boys obsessed with "bad guys"? Read more »

Raising Trouble: The Pink and Blue Project

Artist JeongMee Yoon was inspired to create "The Pink and Blue Project" when her five-year-old daughter only wanted to wear pink, and to play with pink objects. Read more »

Raising Trouble: Tim Burton's "Alice"

No matter how subtle and cerebral – or in the case of Lewis Carroll’s 1865 tale, wonderfully meandering and weird – the original story, these days, Hollywood will figure out how to transform it into an action movie. Read more »

Raising Trouble: Just to Personalize This A Bit...

There's at least one dimension to the Harvard story that I – and the mainstream media – missed the other day. The douchebag angle! Read more »

Raising Trouble: Harvard Gives Disney's Critics the Boot

WTF, Harvard? Criticizing Disney is apparently not OK at this world-class university. 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 »