‘Brave’ creator blasts Disney for ‘blatant sexism’ in princess makeover:
Quick link: Adults Who Give Children Guns
From my friend Mel, an Aussie living in Philadelphia:
Adults who give children guns are as bad as adults who give children porn.
Some women want to stay home with children and feminism needs to make peace with that
Alexandra Carlton has an article in The Age this weekend, “The retro housewife” that proves it is just as possible to build a faux phenomenon in Australia around smart women dropping off the career ladder to become domestic over-achievers as… Read More ›
Thread: #forcedadoption #babysnatching
So the formal Government apology from PM Gillard is about to happen. I just wanted to note an important social justice moment.
P.S. the Welcome to Country and opening speech reminding everybody of the particular example of the Stolen Generations is an important note on which to start.
Biddulph discovers something that I think we’ve been calling feminism
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,… Read More ›
A thought experiment
Slacker Mums: Lets come up with a scenario and then add bits to see where we end up.
A couple of things to bear in mind with the ‘slacker mum’ movement
Jane Caro has just written a rather charming article, “Over-mothered? No, over mothering” for the Sydney Morning Herald. For birthdays, I bought two packs of 12 lamington fingers and stuck a candle in each one. They served a whole class…. Read More ›
Quick Hit: Different desires
Dealing with different levels of desire: women they’re looking at you. Only you.
The controversy in writing about your children
This article in The Atlantic by Phoebe Maltz Bovy, “The ethical implications of parents writing about their children” is incredibly unforgiving of mother writers and bloggers. She sets the benchmark very low for the test of appropriateness with writing and… Read More ›
Quicklink: Beauty and the Beast, Love Actually and the skill of consuming media critically
From gyzym on Tumblr: just shut up …consuming media critically is a skill, and in an age where media is more prevalent than ever before, it’s a skill worth having. It’s a skill worth having because you are going to… Read More ›