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Girl Friendships: I Love Her. I Love Her Not.

October 14, 2011 by


(Image Source / Corbis) My best friend Liz and I had one fight when we were seniors in high school. I caught her crinkling her nose about something I said. And so I teased her. She didn’t like that. I believe I taunted her a bit. She didn’t like that either. Outside, we screamed at […]

2 Videos We Love: Grandparents Dirty Talk & Geena Davis Talks Gender Images

September 23, 2011 by


1. Thelma does her research. So she’s only eternally Thelma in our minds, but according to Geena Davis’s Institute on Gender Media, women aren’t doing much of anything in movies today except … getting barefoot and pregnant. According to Mashable: In her research, Davis found that most of the women portrayed in mainstream, family-friendly media […]

Potty Talk For Girls & Boys: I Believe In Equal Opportunity Bad Behavior

September 12, 2011 by


I think fart jokes are funny. My son also thinks fart jokes are funny and even though we try to curtail them, it’s difficult to contain potty talk to the actual potty. Of course, potty talk, or fart jokes are part of our culture as much as any other kind of common denominator of humor. […]

Eating Reality Television

September 5, 2011 by


Thank you for opening the crappy television floodgates Hayley. I watch Toddlers In Tiaras when I’m depressed, to get more depressed. Recently while eating a bowl of fuck-it-all-Honey-Nut-Cheerios, I caught a riveting episode of My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding. And I learned from the mouth a desultory sixteen-year-old bride, that she’d never met a gypsy girl […]

Brooke Shields at 10 Years Old–This Is What You’re Searching For

August 29, 2011 by


I’m writing this post because we’re getting an awful lot of search engines pulling up our site when people search for the words “Brooke Shields 10 year old.” This means one of two things. 1. For those of you who clicked on this because you are appalled by the photos of Brooke Shields that were taken […]

My Ex Called Our Daugher A Bitch, But He Was Kidding

August 26, 2011 by


My ex-husband called our daughter a bitch. My suspicions that he harbored misogynistic tendencies were confirmed. Confirmed because calling one’s ex a bitch, while unnecessary and immature, does not a full-on jerk make. Calling a 14-year-old girl a bitch?  That, a jerk makes. Name calling is a parenting no-no.I am sure that before our daughter turned […]

A 10-Year-Old Model in Vogue and The Over-Sexualization of Girls

August 11, 2011 by


When I first saw the photos of 10-year-old Vogue model (yes, if you haven’t heard about this story, that girl is TEN) Thylane Loubry Blondeau, I thought there was some artistic quality to it. She’s gorgeous, yes. There’s no doubt to that. Looks like a young Brooke Shields even. A young Brooke Shields was made to pose […]