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.
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’.
Someone at Lego has decided that they will make more money from parents who like gender segregation and stereotyping than those who loathe it.
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.
It’s this Saturday, so book quick!
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 it that I ended up… Read more →
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 a while, but I am… Read more →
Health at Every Size, for children too.
A six year old in handcuffs. WTF?
First year of school fun. Not.
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 25,000 girls a day who… Read more →
A gender neutral pre-school in Stockholm ruffles some feathers.
Why is some people choosing not to have children so confronting for other people?
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: Medela Bites its Thumb at the WHO Code Pirelli 2009 calendar hits every -ism in the book Jim Beam demonstrates just how much men want to… Read more →