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Sarah Buttenwieser @standshadows ?

active 2 years, 10 months ago
  • Sarah Buttenwieser commented on the blog post Family Affair (Dolls)   2 years, 10 months ago · View

    Absolutely, there are two parents (male & female) & two kids (male & female) & two grandparents (male & female). Fortunately, my daughter likes to pretend we are both the mamas (a perk of living in a very lesbian-friendly town). Unfortunately, most people don’t have that perk in their towns & neighborhoods. And certainly not [...]

  • Sarah Buttenwieser wrote a new blog post: Family Affair (Dolls)   2 years, 10 months ago · View

    When I pulled out the wooden dollhouse for my youngest child (she’s three), I needed some new dolls. So, I went to the toy store only to discover that the boxes of the African American family read: Family Affair II–African American family. Three was Asian, four Hispanic. Although on the website the Caucasian family is Family [...]

  • Sarah Buttenwieser commented on the blog post The Weekly Feminist Reader is back!   2 years, 10 months ago · View

    This was always my fave feature on Feministing. Hurrah that it’s back!

  • Sarah Buttenwieser wrote a new blog post: Kids’ Fashion Kerfuffles & Adults’ Big Fashion Faux-Pas   2 years, 10 months ago · View

    Kids’ fashion kerfuffles make the news in two main categories these days. One is when boys scandalously dress all girlie-girl, from Halloween costume (going in drag!) to tiara to pink toenail polish . The other is when girls put on clothes that veer toward slutty. Here’s the uniting principle: that adults sexualize what the kids are wearing—or more aptly how the [...]

  • Sarah Buttenwieser commented on the blog post Badminton’s top female players forced into skirts   2 years, 11 months ago · View

    Thanks for spotting this. How far we’ve come gets compromised in the silliest (but not) ways all the time. Astonishing. Posted on my blog’s Facebook page.

  • Sarah Buttenwieser commented on the blog post The Name Change   2 years, 11 months ago · View

    I never considered changing my name (leave it for my mother in law!). I find it upsetting (almost viscerally) that fewer women seem to be keeping their names. As one of my friend said, matching names seem cute. But not enough to throw away feminism.

  • Sarah Buttenwieser became a registered member   2 years, 11 months ago · View

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