Tag Archives: Children

Quick Hit: On raising feminist sons

TweetI really like this piece by Shannon Brugh over at Rattle & Pen on the challenges of raising sons in a culture that forces kids into gender boxes and, though it claims to be equal, is still decidedly not. Raising boys in a society that claims to be equal is not easy. It’s supposed to be equal, but of course, it’s [...]
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9-year-old future president calls for Chicago’s public schools to stay open

TweetAt a rally to protest Chicago’s plan to close 53 public schools, 9-year-old Asean Johnson had some words for Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Transcript here. Black students make up about 40 percent of the Chicago public school population but 88 percent of the students who will be affected by the closures. Unfortunately, it looks like only five schools will be spared. [...]
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Women are perpetrators of gun violence, too

Tweet*Trigger warning* Much has been written in the wake of the Newtown tragedy about the connection between the culture of masculinity and the culture of gun violence. In the past 30 years, all but one of the past 62 mass murderers in the country who have used guns have been men.Gun makers equate gun ownership with [...]
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Obama addresses Newtown, “Can we say we are powerless in the face of such carnage?”

TweetLast night, Obama eloquently addressed Newtown, CT and the nation, after the horrifying shooting at Sandy Hook elementary school last Friday. He asked, “can we honestly say we are doing enough to keep our children safe from harm,” concluding, no, we are not doing enough. After recounting the four times we’ve come together during his [...]
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Breaking: 25 dead in elementary school shooting in Newton, CT

Tweet Enough is enough–how many school shootings will there be before we wake-up and tackle gun culture for what it is and address the impact it has on human lives. One state official said that an adult gunman was believed to be dead in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The gunman was in [...]
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