Just found Pinkstinks.org, via this article on the campaign. I heart these women so much. (If you're thinking I'm mostly just blogging links these days, you're right, and if you think it would be way more interesting if I took time to actually comment and add my own view on the linkage, you're right again.… Continue reading Antipinkificationism
So there is the new and delightful Adventures of Feminist Dad. And there is the very first exchange of comments on that strip. And this is me sighing.
This. (Via the always exactly right Blue Milk.) You are busy being interrupted. You are busy responding. It’s not that you’re not doing anything, it’s that you aren’t getting anything done. And it’s hard. It’s really hard. Which is one reason the blog continues so neglected, incidentally. As it happens, WordPress saw fit to throw… Continue reading Interruptibility, or “what exactly are you moms so busy doing?”
For some time now I've been vaguely meaning to write (rant?) about all the crap people say about Motherhood. Well. Probably not ALL the crap people say. That would fill a largish book (and certainly some future posts). But some of the crap that is supposedly positive... but no less damaging for all that. You… Continue reading Myths of motherhood
So, I just discovered that for some reason I haven't been getting my comment alerts. Whoops. Anyway, this (from one DDogwood) was languishing in the comments on my Lego post. Lego marketed towards girls is important. On average, girls take longer to develop spatial and mathematical skills than boys, just as boys, on average, take… Continue reading Dumbing down is doing girls a *favour*! Apparently.
This was a Lego ad in 1981. (Hat tip to bluemilk.) This is Lego's new attempt to reach out to girls. Girly colours. "Ladyfigs". And a distressingly stereotyped choice of characters/settings (go ahead and click on that link above for more pics), although it does include a token geeky workshop: (Well, at least they tried.)… Continue reading “Lego for girls”? Hm.