Virginia Hughes analyses The Sexual Politics of Autism in her National Geographic blog; a meaty overview with lots of juicy links.
Parenting expert, Steve Biddulph, who I am not a fan of for various reasons, is best known for his book, Raising Boys. Now Biddulph has begun calling attention to the plight of girls with the launch of his new book, Raising Girls. That’s nice, except man oh man, does this guy do some fabulous mansplaining. Check out these examples from… Read more →
I was expecting this to have so much fail and was actually pleasantly surprised.
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Via pharaoh-katt, librarian Diantha McBride has a complaint about the number of girls there are in kidlit. Is she having trouble finding good books with interesting female protagonists? No. She is whinging that not enough boys feature in kidlit. She seems particularly appalled that there are female protagonists in books that aren’t specifically about female topics. Whatever they are. Shopping… Read more →
Girls Red Comics – And They’re Pissed! has a new post up! Check out Needs More Glitter, by Karen Healey. She is responding to this article, “Marvel Debuts Female Apparel and Cosmetics“. Karen writes: Anyway, I’m back, lured by the tantalizing scents of bad copy and casual sexism. Check this out: Marvel’s selling stuff to women now! Women!stuff! Only not… Read more →