Posts tagged "Peggy Orenstein"

Victoria's Secret: My Daughter Does Not Need a Thong that Says "Call Me" on the Crotch

Victoria's Secret: My Daughter Does Not Need a Thong that Says "Call Me" on the Crotch
I have spent months trying to find a collection of Star Wars underpants featuring strong female characters such as Princess Leia and Ahsoka Tano for my tween daughter.  I’m still looking. If my tween were in the market for, oh, say, highly inappropriate sexy thongs, she would be awash in options, such as the new... Read more »

Response to intriguing NYT blog on toys and gender

Response to intriguing NYT blog on toys and gender
Today’s New York Times features an article in the Motherlode blog that refers to my work, along with that of esteemed colleagues Peggy Orenstein and Cheryl Kilodavis. Intelligent feminist Emily Rosenbaum wrote a thoughtful, honest piece called Loving Pink for Boys, Hating it for Girls , and I wanted to share my brief comments on... Read more »

It's Not Funny to Call Your Daughter Stupid

It's Not Funny to Call Your Daughter Stupid
If anyone has missed the Great T-shirt event of 2011, here is the ten-second background: J.C. Penney was selling a shirt for girls that said, “I’m too pretty to do my homework so my brother has to do it for me.”  My full-of-awesome friend and colleague, Melissa Wardy of Pigtail Pals, was furious about the... Read more »
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Sexualization of Girls: No to Sexy, Yes to Fun

My mom called me a few weeks before K was due to visit her.  “I have a question,” she began.  “I want to take K to a spa where they specialize in little kids.  I know that you write about the problems with this type of thing all the time, so I thought I better... Read more »