parenting

Very Online: Can Claudia Conway’s Platform Save Her?

“My mom deserves to go to jail—that’s unreal.”

Very Online: Bean Dad Continues a Tradition of Performative Parenting

From Facebook to Twitter and beyond, parents dunk on their own children online. Read more »

The Internet has (Literally) Accelerated Gender Reveal Parties

Gender reveal parties are killing people. Also, they’re absurd. Read more »

The Long Feminist History of Fighting for Universal Childcare

The erasure of childcare as a feminist agenda point has had various consequences. Read more »

Bird’s Eye: Surveillance Culture Comes for Nannies

Unlike suspicion and mistrust, trust is not easily built. Once built, it may experience ruptures and need frequent repairs. Read more »

Father Knows Nothing: Purity Culture Stunts the Sexual Growth of Black Girls

The concept of virginity derives from white-evangelical, patriarchal notions that have been used to control and regulate the bodies of women. Read more »

Pure Love and Trust: HBO’s “Share” Shows Groundbreaking Post-Assault Parental Behavior

Share sets a groundbreaking new model for a fresh paradigm of post-assault parental behavior. Read more »

Needles and Spins: Anti-Vaccine Propaganda Is Dangerously Profitable

Recasting a social contract as an individual choice is at the crux of the movement’s menace. Read more »

Cultivating Joy: Dani McClain Faces Down the Fear of Maternal Mortality

When you become responsible for guiding a young person through this world, there are a lot of reasons to have some anxiety.  Read more »

Popaganda: Raising Feminist Kids

This episode features guidance on talking to kids about all kinds of complicated issues. Writer and photographer Margaret Jacobsen explains how they speak frankly with their kids about pretty much everything, including their open... Read more »

Popaganda: Queering Family Values

“Family values” has been co-opted by right-wing folks. But what the hell! Feminists have strong values, and we have strong families, too. On today’s episode, we’re queering family values. For a lot of queer folks, the traditional concept of family is wrought with complicated feelings—a lot of blood... 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 »