“If it takes color-coding or ponies and hairdressers to get girls playing with Lego, I’ll put up with it, at least for now, because it’s just so good for little girls’ brains,” says Lise Eliot. A neuroscientist at the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in Chicago, Eliot is the author of Pink Brain Blue Brain, a 2009 survey of hundreds of scientific papers on gender differences in children
Month: December 2011
Otterday! And Open Thread.
Please feel free to use this thread to natter about anything your heart desires. Is there anything great happening in your life? Anything you want to get off your chest? […] Commiserations, felicitations, temptations, contemplations, speculations?
BFTP – Friday Hoyden: reading in public
This post is part of our Summer Slowdown repost series, and is revisited in solidarity with 15 year old Reddit user Lunam: comments on the original version of this post in October 2008 showed how often a dim view is taken of women reading in public.
Reminder: submit now for the 44th Down Under Feminists Carnival!
Reminder: submit now (by Jan 2 at the latest) for the 44th Down Under Feminists Carnival!
Submissions must be of posts of feminist interest by writers from Australia and New Zealand that were published in December. Submissions are due on 2 January at the latest, but the earlier the better!
Yes, you are awful too
if your solution to sexist abuse on the internet is, “Just don’t let anyone know your gender, or see a picture of you, or ever mention where you live”, you are so fucking awful, I can’t even.
Thursday Internet Tradition: Status Cats
Hoydens are aware of all Internet traditions! But we share our hard-won cultural knowledge! This week, we introduce you to the tradition of the Status Cat.
Whoydensday: In which Chally knits a Dalek
A knitting project both pretty and potentially lethal.
“But it’s Christmas!” “But I don’t care!”
This is a Summer Slowdown Guest Post (thanks again, QoT!) – a repost of a blog post from last year.
I don’t intend to hassle the Vegetarian Society here as I think they’re offering some good, calming advice to their members. I just want to provide the more bolshy advice on stuff like this:
Reclaiming ‘cunt’ with kids
I remember being with a group of feminist friends talking about the names we use for our vulvas. (Yes, such conversations really do happen among feminists, we’re that cliché). A radical feminist in the group, most of us were, explained… Read More ›
Quick Hit – Grown men spitting at 8 yr old girl
Quick hit: How not to get your point across.