parenting

Stage Left: "Mother Knows Best": on Abusive Parenting in TANGLED

Abusive parents are a real problem in the real world. I know more than a few people who upon seeing this movie connected Goethel’s behavior with that of their own parents, and took it as a cue to reassess their relationships. And because of that I think that this film, despite its flaws, has... Read more »

<em>L'illusionniste</em> Fails to Work its Magic

Best Animated Feature Film nominee L’illusionniste (The Illusionist) came out on DVD in the USA last week. I looked forward to seeing it, given that I enjoyed... Read more »

On Our Radar

Stop. Link time. (It had to be said.) For RH Reality Check, Jaime Jenett bravely... Read more »

On Our Radar

Another week, another bunch of thought-provoking articles. Here’s some of what we’ve been reading:... Read more »

The Games We Play: In the Family Way

I’m a gamer, and a parent. Most people I know would never imagine that those two parts of my life could fit together so well. Read more »

No Kidding: Are Childfree People Angry?

As a childfree person, I feel like I often have to defend against the stereotype that childfree people hate children. Based on the comments from my last post about being a childfree person who actually likes kids... Read more »

No Kidding: Studies Tell Us Parenting is Tough

Last week, Time published “Kid Crazy: Why We Exaggerate the Joys of Parenthood.” This piece focuses on studies from the journal Psychological Science about parenting, and the take-away is the same as the... Read more »

No Kidding: Where Are The Childfree Role Models?

Some women I’ve written about before, celebs like Jennifer Aniston, sidestep the issue all the time instead of owning their ambivalence (or however they feel! Just own it!). Barbara Walters and Oprah... Read more »

It's Hard Out Here For a Pop: Blogging offers a way for dads to get branded, but can they get respect?

With all the pixels expended on the annual female-blogging extravaganza known as BlogHer, you might be forgiven for having overlooked the very first Modern Media Man Summit, a heavily sponsored and branded affair held this past September in Atlanta. Targeting “the blogosphere's top men and dad... Read more »

No Kidding: Barbara and Oprah Admit it Ain't Always Easy

Oprah and Babs talk about how tough it is to have kids as a working woman—or in Oprah’s case, the unambiguous lack of regret in regards to opting out. Skip to 7:30 in the video, where the discussion about having kids starts. Transcript after the jump. 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 »