Posts in category "Princess Leia"

You Have To Hand it to the Geeks

You have to hand it to the Geeks.  They know how to have a rocking good time. K and I just returned from Seattle, where we attended the first-ever GeekGirlCon.  In case anyone doubts the need for a con devoted solely to the female population, consider the fact that the con was sold out and... Read more »

Pink Is Not the Enemy. Stereotypes Are.

There is a growing faction within the girl-empowerment movement that expresses disdain and scorn for all things pink and princess.  Supporters of young girls are increasingly pitting rough and tumble tomboys against tutu-wearing, glitz-loving girly girls. Why can’t girls be both? Pink is not the enemy.  Labels are. To understand how pink has evolved into... Read more »

Will Harry Potter have the staying power of Star Wars?

Will Harry Potter have the staying power of Star Wars?
Earlier this week, I received a media request from a website that is focusing on Harry Potter over the next few days.  The question they wanted me to answer was this:  Will Harry Potter have the lasting power with audiences that Star Wars has had? Star Wars first became a sensation in 1977, with the... Read more »

Halloween and the Adopted Child

There is a curious pattern to all the characters that my daughter has chosen for her Halloween costumes.   At age three, she wanted to be Superman.  At age four, she dressed up as Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter series.  At age five, she was Hermione again. At age six, she paraded around as... Read more »