Tag Archives: gender roles

Blast from the Past: Liberate Barbie and GI Joe

TweetHappy April Fools’ Day! This past year has brought us some great feminist pranks, including Pink Loves Consent and a neighborly protest of the always terrible Westboro Baptist Church. However, feminist humor certainly isn’t anything new. One of our Twitter followers (I see you, @SujathaBaliga) alerted us to a great feminist prank covered in the [...]
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Quick Hit: McKenna Pope’s crusade for gender neutral advertising of Easy Bake Ovens

Tweet13 -year-old McKenna Pope is seeking to break the gender paradigm in advertising, starting a petition to get Hasbro, the maker of the Easy Bake Oven to redesign its product packaging and advertising to include boys. Sparked by her little brother’s love to “cook,” Pope responded to her brother’s questioning why the commercial only features [...]
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Ellen Degeneres endorses Bic For Her pens

TweetYou probably saw the Amazon reviews of Bic For Her pens, which went viral a few weeks back. Ellen Degeneres is a bit late to the party, but oh, am I glad she showed up. “They come in both lady colours: pink and purple, and they’re just like regular pens except they’re pink, so they [...]
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More than an “aw” moment: German dad supports gender non-conforming son

Tweet You may have seen this image making the rounds on the internet: a father and son, wearing a skirt and a dress, respectively, walking hand-in-hand down a public street. It’s an adorable image depicting an even more heartwarming story about a father who started wearing skirts to support his son, because his son liked [...]
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Michele Bachmann’s daughters aren’t allowed to ask boys out

TweetMichele Bachmann didn’t go to her senior prom and she’s determined to ensure that her daughters won’t either. Or, at least, that’s what I gathered from this interview with Sean Hannity about Bachman’s new book. (Listen to the audio here.) BACHMANN: People do find out [in my book] that I did not get asked to [...]
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