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Compulsory Masculinity is Murder

***TRIGGER WARNING FOR GENDER BULLYING   Not sure if I can write this with the kind of sensitivity it warrants. I don’t even know if I can write it at all, because I’ve been crying  for the past hour. But

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Compulsory Masculinity is Murder

***TRIGGER WARNING FOR GENDER BULLYING   Not sure if I can write this with the kind of sensitivity it warrants. I don’t even know if I can write it at all, because I’ve been crying  for the past hour. But

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“Skinny jeans” vs “Boyfriend jeans”: Girl power rocks!

Back to school means so many different things to different people. For parents of school-age kids, there’s a squaring of shoulders, a tightening of jaw as the long shadows of the school year loom. Bed-time fascism, meal planning anxiety, upping

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“Skinny jeans” vs “Boyfriend jeans”: Girl power rocks!

Back to school means so many different things to different people. For parents of school-age kids, there’s a squaring of shoulders, a tightening of jaw as the long shadows of the school year loom. Bed-time fascism, meal planning anxiety, upping

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Topless Girl-on-Girl Action: A Muslimah’s Response to the FEMEN Protests

Once again my religion has been hijacked- this time not by gun-toting lunatics or explosives experts, but by boobs and banners. The now infamous ‘Breast-Fest’2013 staged by members of FEMEN outside masajid throughout Europe, caused a stirring in the Islamic…

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Topless Girl-on-Girl Action: A Muslimah’s Response to the FEMEN Protests

Once again my religion has been hijacked- this time not by gun-toting lunatics or explosives experts, but by boobs and banners. The now infamous ‘Breast-Fest’2013 staged by members of FEMEN outside masajid throughout Europe, caused a stirring in the Islamic…

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Anti-racist education. Your kid could use some.

You may think that the last thing your child needs is anti-racist educational resources. You’re so cutting edge, no spawn that issued from your radical loins could ever be anything other than the leader of the revolution of righteousestness.  Then

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Anti-racist education. Your kid could use some.

You may think that the last thing your child needs is anti-racist educational resources. You’re so cutting edge, no spawn that issued from your radical loins could ever be anything other than the leader of the revolution of righteousestness.  Then

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Slight change of plans

Some news! Sooo…those of you who have been paying attention may have noticed that despite the mention of four fab mamas in the (former) “About” description of this blog, I was not-so-surreptitiously full-on hogging the spotlight. Following a quick check-in

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Slight change of plans

Some news! Sooo…those of you who have been paying attention may have noticed that despite the mention of four fab mamas in the (former) “About” description of this blog, I was not-so-surreptitiously full-on hogging the spotlight. Following a quick check-in

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Empowering girls…or cashing in on (visual) ethno-cultural stereotypes?

Ok folks, what do you think of this? Have to say I haven’t read the book, or gone through the cards, so I’m happy to be wrist-slapped for knee-jerk cynicism… http://www.7wonderlicious.com/

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Empowering girls…or cashing in on (visual) ethno-cultural stereotypes?

Ok folks, what do you think of this? Have to say I haven’t read the book, or gone through the cards, so I’m happy to be wrist-slapped for knee-jerk cynicism… http://www.7wonderlicious.com/

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Dear Pre-school: Boys are not ringmasters, girls are not wind-up dolls

Here’s the letter I just sent to my kid’s pre-school. Interested to see how they will respond. Dear **************, Since the last day of the school year last week I have been thinking a lot about a few things, and

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Dear Pre-school: Boys are not ringmasters, girls are not wind-up dolls

Here’s the letter I just sent to my kid’s pre-school. Interested to see how they will respond. Dear **************, Since the last day of the school year last week I have been thinking a lot about a few things, and

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