My latest piece at Ravishly.com. My son loves cars and trucks and things that go. He is fast and loud and boisterous. Wherever we go, he gets approving comments (“He’s such a boy!”) — sometimes with an eye roll, but still clearly approving. My son also loves dolls and princess dresses and sparkly wands, and,… Continue reading My Son Loves Trucks And Princesses
I interviewed children’s book author and sex educator Cory Silverberg about his amazing book Sex Is a Funny Word for MUTHA Magazine. Read the interview here!
[Image: Wikipedia] I wrote about sexy dolls and slut shaming for Ravishly. “Is it slut shaming to dub Polly Pocket ‘Polly Prostitute’? No, it isn’t,” Rebecca Hains wrote in response to comments on this Jezebel article by Margot Magowan. I disagree… Read more…
I wrote this piece for Mutha Magazine: A few months ago my five-year-old daughter Alicia became obsessed with the TV show Barbie: Life in the Dreamhouse. My first instinct was to panic and do whatever I could to steer her back in the direction of her previous favorite show, Curious George. But I held my… Continue reading In Defense of the ‘Silly Frilly Dress’
There’s been a lot of talk lately about how school dress codes are sexist and homophobic. I couldn’t agree more, but so far I haven’t seen any concrete proposals for actually addressing this in schools. Uniforms are a great solution, but many schools don’t want to enforce uniforms, and from my discussions with other parents… Continue reading Yes, School Dress Codes Are Sexist. But How Can We Fix Them?