I organized this hate crimes event because I’m a mom
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I organized this hate crimes event because I’m a mom

Cross-posted from The Sin City Siren: Are you ready for the NOH8 in Las Vegas hate crimes event? I can’t believe it’s almost here! You can still RSVP here. And all this planning has me thinking about the first time I organized an event for Erin Davies and her “fag bug.” I spent most of … Continue reading

TMF: Spidey Sense tingling!
Consumerism / Feminist / Gender Norms / Girl Power! / Kids / Motherhood / Parenthood / Sexism / TMF: Tired Marketing FAIL

TMF: Spidey Sense tingling!

Now this particular TMF: Tired Marketing Fail hits closer to home than most because Andrea Shindeldecker of Oak Park, Illinois is a mom after my own heart. You see, her five-year-old daughter LOVES Spiderman! Sure, other superheroes are great and all, but Spidey is tops. Sound like another little girl you’ve heard about on this … Continue reading

We need a little Christmas
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We need a little Christmas

In the movie Grosse Pointe Blank, there’s a conversation about the Buddhist concept of shakubuku, a philosophical argument designed to get you to challenge everything you have ever “known” to be true. A swift spiritual kick to the head that alters your reality forever. I think I’m a bit like John Cusack’s character here, “That … Continue reading

A Feminist Parent’s Gift Guide
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A Feminist Parent’s Gift Guide

Perhaps it is the natural out-growth of keeping an eagle-eye out for Tired Marketing Fails or it is just the nature of being a feminist parent, but I find shopping for my toddler to be the hardest of my entire holiday gift list. We do our best to give our kids an environment that is … Continue reading

The gift of the grandparents
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The gift of the grandparents

Don’t look now but we are actually in the holiday season. Love it. Curse it. Get white-knuckled trying to keep yourself from hiding under a rock… It’s here, my lovelies. Actually, I think the holidays are sort of like a corporate-ninjas — soundlessly moving the dial back a little more each year. If my calculations … Continue reading