Monthly Archives: August 2011

Before you order the popcorn…

I may have been the last person to discover the Bechdel Test Movie list, but the standardized test nerd in me loves it. What’s not to love about a database that will give you a very quick sense of whether you’re about

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Before you order the popcorn…

I may have been the last person to discover the Bechdel Test Movie list, but the standardized test nerd in me loves it. What’s not to love about a database that will give you a very quick sense of whether you’re about

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The great dance-off for my daughters’ souls

Cross-posted at masalamommas.com Some of you are not going to like what I’m about to say. And I’ll admit, a lot of it will be poorly-informed, culturally biased, and overall kind of feelingsy. That said, I’m allowed my feelings. So with

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The great dance-off for my daughters’ souls

Cross-posted at masalamommas.com Some of you are not going to like what I’m about to say. And I’ll admit, a lot of it will be poorly-informed, culturally biased, and overall kind of feelingsy. That said, I’m allowed my feelings. So with

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…And then we played Cinderella

You heard right. The four year old asked me to play Cinderella with her and it was not a surprise. The entire platoon of Disney princesses had already stolen their way into our house last year via a single pirate

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…And then we played Cinderella

You heard right. The four year old asked me to play Cinderella with her and it was not a surprise. The entire platoon of Disney princesses had already stolen their way into our house last year via a single pirate

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The Birthday Imperative

One summer when I was about ten years old, it happened that most of my massive extended family were in the same city at the same time. So naturally, we did what anybody in that situation would do. We had

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The Birthday Imperative

One summer when I was about ten years old, it happened that most of my massive extended family were in the same city at the same time. So naturally, we did what anybody in that situation would do. We had

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/ Toys

Good things for boys? :(

Taken by Meerchi at the SF MOMA… I have to say, the packaging was so appealing (despite the 1950s gendering), it inspired me to look into the company behind it.  And it made me so sad, because really, who wants

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/ Toys

Good things for boys? :(

Taken by Meerchi at the SF MOMA… I have to say, the packaging was so appealing (despite the 1950s gendering), it inspired me to look into the company behind it.  And it made me so sad, because really, who wants

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The Good Men Project

Just discovering this group, very interesting. Also the gender updated version of Richard Scarry’s Best Word Book Ever is reassuring…right?

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The Good Men Project

Just discovering this group, very interesting. Also the gender updated version of Richard Scarry’s Best Word Book Ever is reassuring…right?

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