How to Talk to Little Girls →
I went to a dinner party at a friend’s home last weekend, and met her five-year-old daughter for the first time. Little Maya was all curly brown hair, doe-like dark eyes, and adorable in her shiny pink nightgown. I wanted
Simply put, children no longer know how to actually BE children. The rush to grow up is starting earlier and earlier. My youngest siblings, my 13 year old sisters, have never really played. I’ve seen them play school maybe a handful of times, and the totes of toys in my parents’ basement look like they have been untouched since I was a kid. Children today are so connected to...
Michael: My father is no different than any powerful man, any man with power,...– The Godfather
Little Foot’s Mother: Let your heart guide you. It whispers so listen...
Relational Aggression a.k.a Mean Girl Syndrome
Most people have seen the movie “Mean Girls,” and maybe you laughed….but it’s not quite as funny in real life. It’s really sad to hear girls and women say that they hate girls, or find it impossible to be friends with other females. It has to come from somewhere. Literary history doesn’t paint the greatest image of women. Shakespeare (hate the stereotypes,...
Do not confuse OCD and parenting with female...
When my husband and I started talking about children, over a year ago, I started struggling with how having children would affect the way I feel about gender roles. We decided to have children because we wanted to, not because we thought it was my job. Two weeks before Pandora was born, I graduated college. I was minoring in Women’s Studies…I never felt like I had to be a stay at...
Ink, metal, ladies...
I really cannot stand to hear, “You’d be such a pretty girl without those piercings/tattoos.” Yes, because my appearance is meant to please all others besides myself. For one, I am married, so as long as my husband likes it and I do not even allow my husband to dictate the way I look (he does not object to anything I have chosen to do, by the way). Also, most of the people...
That’s the whole trouble. You can’t ever find a place that’s nice and peaceful,...– J.D. Salinger, Catcher In The Rye (via bookmania)
Where I'm coming from...
Okay, so I am a recent college graduate…I am also married [to my wonerful husband - this was edited in per his request] and have a daughter. Informative, right? Oh yeah, and I am a huge fan of commas. I have a bachelor’s degree in English literature (rather broad), and I minored in Women’s Studies. No, we’re not talking about basket weaving and making pancakes…I...
We’ve begun to raise daughters more like sons… but few have the...– Gloria Steinem