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Awesome stuff kids said, from back-in-the-day Ms. Magazine

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Nothing says retro second wave feminism in North America like old issues of Ms. Magazine. Musty, decades-old copies still line the dusty shelves of campus women’s centres, sentimentally stay in the basements of aging feminists and get plopped in the milk carton storage crates of young, vintage-loving third wavers. The book, Letters to Ms., 1972-1987  has brilliant… Read More »

McDonalds New Happy Meal With Yogurt and Mini Fries, Big Kid Beds and Crunchy Vs Women’s Lib Motherhood

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What the cool parents are reading today: 1. Hey remember when you had to transition your kid from a crib to a big-kid bed? Ulgh, that’s fun right? 2. One woman contrasts the story of her birth, with a drugged up mom who was given a shot of estrogen so she wouldn’t lactate, versus her… Read More »

Alicia Silverstone’s Baby Bird Feeding, Modern Motherhood as Anti-Feminist and Letting Strangers Pat Your Pregnant Belly

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What we’re reading today: 1. Alicia Silverstone knows that many of us don’t agree with her mama bird-baby bird feeding technique and she doesn’t care. “People have been feeding their kids that way for thousands for years. It’s a weaning process,” Silverstone told the audience at a Clueless Q&A. Firstly, there was a Cluessless Q&A… Read More »

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Getting it Right, Snow White

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Meri Perra blogs about the challenges she and her partner face in trying to raise their girls with feminist values Our daughters are joyfully riding the wave of a well-meaning but definite over-abundance of Disney Princess gifts they got for Christmas. Part of the infestation includes a very big, very pink Disney Princess story book,… Read More »

Parents With Daughters Need to See Miss Representation

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New documentary “challenges the media’s limited portrayal of what it means to be a powerful woman.” Scary quote from the trailer: “Little boys and little girls, when they’re 7 years old, an equal number want to be president of the United States when they grow up; but then you ask the same question when they’re… Read More »

7 Fierce Female Characters

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How do you like your girl power? Debuting on the newspaper comic strip circuit in 1941, crime-fighting, catsuit-wearing Miss Fury has the honour of being the first female superhero. She was followed by Wonder Woman six months later, and since then, superheroines from Catwoman to Aquagirl have made their marks in the world of comics… Read More »

News Round-Up May 18: Pot to Treat Autism, How To Offend a Pregnant Lady and Extreme Kids’ Rooms

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What we’re reading today: 1. This mom gives her autistic son marijuana. She says it soothes her son’s gastrointestinal pain and decreases violent outbursts. She says based on hatemail, she won’t be up for Mother of the Year anytime soon, but hear her out. 2. Jezebel’s started a “Daddy Issues” series and this essay, from… Read More »

Daughters Who Make Our World Better

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Bright young women It’s the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day. Yeah, a lot has happened in those 100 years — the right to vote, the right to stand for election, the right to choose, the right not to be treated like some Sterling Cooper secretary, but it’s not enough. If you haven’t seen the… Read More »

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