parenting

Why We Need to Talk About Race in Adoption

Two years ago, on vacation in the Great Smoky Mountains, I saw a white couple at a restaurant with their Asian daughter. Though her father told her to quit staring, I felt the girl's eyes on me all through the meal. I smiled at her, feeling a strong sense of kinship, a pang of sympathy. As a... Read more »

Teen Sex is Safer than You Think

Over the past several months, I have found myself increasingly depressed and enraged by what seems to be endless stories about sexual and physical violence directed toward girls. There is something that tends to haunt our culture’s thinking about girls: suspicion. Read more »

How Do You Find Feminist Children's Books?

Sometimes it feels like the deck is stacked against finding feminist-friendly children’s literature.  Read more »

Ten Graphs That Show Babies Aren't Solely to Blame for the Wage Gap

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On Our Radar: Today's Feminist News Roundup

Good morning! There’s no better way to start Monday than reading all the feminist news from the weekend.The Iron Lady has died... Read more »

The Baby Poop Overshare: Q&A with the Author of STFU Parents

If you’ve ever scanned your Facebook feed and wondered what possessed your old college suitemate to post a full-color photo of her fresh, glistening placenta, well, Blair Koenig feels your pain. We interview Koenig about her popular blog... Read more »

On Our Radar: Today's Feminist News Roundup

  Here’s what we’ve been reading on this lovely Wednesday morning. With only 38 days left to go and a little more than $20,000 left to raise, this ... Read more »

What Happens When Your Son Falls in Love with a "Girly" Book Series?

It doesn’t take a skilled gender detective to deduce the target audience of the Rainbow Magic books for early readers. These wildly popular books feature covers that literally... Read more »

Guy Who Wore a “Pregnancy Suit” Expects Us to be Impressed. Sorry, Dude.

Last week, novelist Benjamin Percy was interviewed on the TODAY show about his experience of being “man pregnant.” Percy wore a Japanese-engineered pregnancy suit for nine... Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Ginia Bellafante, Hater of all Non-Moms

The most frustrating about ... 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 »