Posts tagged "Pigtail Pals"

Brave Girls Will Be Invading Times Square. Are You Ready?

In my house, every day is the Day of the Girl.  With three daughters ranging in age from toddler to tween, we live and breathe girl empowerment.  With our oldest girl turning ten today, I woke up in the mood to celebrate! So it was very fitting to find an email in my inbox announcing... Read more »

How Much Stage Makeup Should Little Girls Wear?

This week, my 6-yr-old daughter skated in her first ice exhibition.  Usually, she insists on doing her own hair and picking her own clothes, so it was a major victory when she agreed to let me comb down her spiky bangs (the result of giving herself a unique haircut two months ago) and smooth her... Read more »

If You Give A Girl A Hammer . . .

On Sunday, Annie Rose was feeling restless.  Due to a broken leg that is still casted, she was unable to go stomping in the rain with her two sisters.   She had watched a movie and was now scooting around the house, trying to find an activity. My husband was puttering around in the living room,... Read more »
Advertisement:

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 »

Dear Lego, I Have A Girl

Dear Lego, I hear you have created some new Ladyfigs for girls.  The slimmed down, “attractive” Ladyfigs can play in pre-created scenes such as at a café or beach. There is an awesome one called “Olivia’s Inventor’s Workshop,” where Olivia does chemistry, robotics and complex math, but the truth is that the vast majority of... 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 »
Advertisement: