Lego varieties

All those people giving Lego the benefit of the doubt?

The news has come in that the “female scientists” Lego set, produced after a huge grassroots campaign and petition from parents who wanted more variety in female minifigs, will only exist as a limited edition set. Despite selling out almost immediately, it will not be released as a standard line.

Life at 9: discussion thread

Life at 9: discussion thread

Here we are at Life at Nine already. How quickly they grow up! The ABC’s documentary series tracking the growth and development of a sample cross-section of Australian children only appears every two years. The two episodes of this edition are designated ‘Independence’ and ‘Creativity’.

Lego varieties

Lego is Refusing to Get the Message

Someone at Lego has decided that they will make more money from parents who like gender segregation and stereotyping than those who loathe it.

Quick Link: Public Education On Principle

Quick Link: Public Education On Principle

From Allison Benedikt at Slate comes this delightfully provocatively phrased piece, “If You Send Your Kid to Private School, You Are a Bad Person”. This seems like a conversation that is worth having.

Signal Boost: Under 10s Feminist Corner at the Sydney Writers Festival

Signal Boost: Under 10s Feminist Corner at the Sydney Writers Festival

It’s this Saturday, so book quick!

Bananas in Pyjamas teaching you to like 'bad boys' and clean up all their mess

Bananas in Pyjamas teaching you to like ‘bad boys’ and clean up all their mess

File this one under: Don’t let your cranky, feminist mother watch your TV shows. So, my three year old son was watching an episode (‘Super Bear’) of the Australian children’s show, Bananas in Pyjamas the other day and I walked past and caught a scene that began to irritate me. I was so bewildered by […]

Shadowcat and Lockheed, via Prydeoftheshadows

Why I Would Rather Let My Son Watch X-Men than Bob the Builder

With my child reaching the advanced age of four and a half I am having a harder time keeping him on the television designed for very little people, and he is starting to ask for the stuff with superheroes in it. I haven’t shown him any of the live-action Marvelverse movies, and probably won’t for […]

Quick Hit: Hey it's about HAES

Quick Hit: Hey it’s about HAES

Health at Every Size, for children too.

Children and tantrums

Children and tantrums

A six year old in handcuffs. WTF?

From the back to the middle and round again

From the back to the middle and round again

First year of school fun. Not.

Girls Not Brides, a new campaign against child marriage

Girls Not Brides, a new campaign against child marriage

From the press release: Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Dr Gro Brundtland and Mary Robinson will draw global attention to the neglected issue of child marriage during the United Nations General Assembly week in New York, 19-23 September. [...] Each year, an estimated 10 million girls are married worldwide before the age of 18. That’s more than […]

Quick Hit - Gender Free Preschool

Quick Hit – Gender Free Preschool

A gender neutral pre-school in Stockholm ruffles some feathers.

Thinking about children

Thinking about children

Why is some people choosing not to have children so confronting for other people?

Quick Hit: Do not adjust your sets

Quick Hit: Do not adjust your sets

This is a real six year old. Needless to say most six year olds don’t look like this. More on this from Pavlov’s Cat here and here. I just don’t get it. Related posts (automatically generated): No related posts.