Tag Archives: Girls

Why I’m not looking for the missing Black folks on HBO’s “Girls”

TweetBefore I start: I did not see any of the second season yet, so NO SPOILERS! Anyway…Almost everybody loves HBO’s Girls–even black girls like me who don’t have a TV and have to make arrangements to go watch it at someone else’s place (hence the reason I haven’t seen season 2). I say “almost” because [...]
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The Best and Worst of the Golden Globes

TweetLast night everyone in the world (read: everyone I follow on Twitter) watched the Golden Globes, which promised to be an important event for women in entertainment with Amy Poehler and Tina Fey hosting and a bunch of talented ladies nominated. In case you had better things to do than watch (read a book, take [...]
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Quick Hit: 10 things I want my daughter to know before she turns 10

TweetI usually shy away from lists like this out of fear that they are extremely heteronormative, fat-shaming, sexist, etc. But this one… This one was beautiful and perfect. Not only did it remind me of the things I’d like to share with my daughter one day, but it made me think of things I wish [...]
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Swedish toy company reverses genders in new catalogue

Tweet Top Toy, one of the largest toy companies in Sweden, is flipping the gender script in its Christmas catalogue. This year, girls are shown playing with toy guns, while boys are playing with dollhouses. The company was called out a few years ago by a watchdog group for its stereotypical advertising, and decided it [...]
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Justice Sotomayor gives Sesame Street some career advice

TweetCrushing the dreams of countless little girls (and boys) around America, Justice Sonia Sotomayor broke the news to the viewers of┬áSesame Street that being a princess is not a career. Sorry, kids, the truth hurts sometimes. She suggests Abby become a teacher, lawyer, doctor, engineer, or scientist instead. “A career is something that you train [...]
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