Posts Tagged Parenting

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Comic of the Day: Playing With Dolls

Sara Zimmerman’s short and sweet comic on parenting daughters is all over the interwebs this month — joining numerous fellow witty feminist comics we’ve enjoyed. On Zimmerman’s inspiration for the piece: “My kid said a version of this to me. That’s my girl!” 

Sara Zimmerman’s short and sweet comic on parenting daughters is all over the interwebs this month — joining numerous fellow witty feminist comics we’ve enjoyed. On Zimmerman’s inspiration for the piece: “My kid said a version ...

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The Feministing Five: Anayvette Martinez

Anayvette Martinez is one of the co-founders of the amazing organization, The Radical _____ (Formerly known as the Radical Brownies). I spoke to her this week about youth power and incredible local communities, and I wished that I could go back in time and join this organization myself!

Anayvette Martinez is one of the co-founders of the amazing organization, The Radical _____ (Formerly known as the Radical Brownies). I spoke to her this week about youth power and incredible local communities, and I ...

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“I’m a woman who’s just had a baby. My choices are limited.”

Rebecca Traister has a great, comprehensive piece about how “simple, systemic failures” — like these — ensure that “the act of having a baby turns out to be a stunningly precarious economic and professional choice” in the US. Currently at home with a new child, she notes that the fact that she’s supported by the good parental leave policy offered by The New Republic means she’s “won the woman lottery.” 

Rebecca Traister has a great, comprehensive piece about how “simple, systemic failures” — like these — ensure that “the act of having a baby turns out to be a stunningly precarious economic and professional choice” in the ...

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Photos: Black dads and their kids

As part of their “Life Cycles of Inequity” series on Black men, Colorlines highlights this photo series by Marcus Franklin that captures Black men sharing ordinary moments with their children. Check out the rest of the photos in The Fatherhood Project here. And also read Feministing favorite Stacia L. Brown’s profile of four unmarried working-class Black dads in Baltimore City.

As part of their “Life Cycles of Inequity” series on Black men, Colorlines highlights this photo series by Marcus Franklin that captures Black men sharing ordinary moments with their children. Check out the rest of the photos in 

About that dad’s social media discipline: Sometimes it ain’t that deep

This week, ever vigilant “Feminist Twitter” has been abuzz about a black father in Louisville, Kentucky who posted these photos (and caption) of his daughter after he found out that she had broken several of his house rules. The critique and skepticism of this man’s form of discipline have ranged from claiming it was unnecessary and counterproductive in the face of the “real” issues that this girl must have, to calling it slut-shaming and emotionally abusive. The general sentiment seems to be that posting pictures of his daughter online invokes a disciplinary tradition of humiliation that can only be harmful. How I do I feel about it? Well, my personal opinion is that: it ain’t that deep.

This week, ever vigilant “Feminist Twitter” has been abuzz about a black father in Louisville, Kentucky who posted these photos (and caption) of his daughter after he found out that she had broken several of ...

New report shows how the “pregnancy penalty” drives economic inequality

A Better Balance, a legal advocacy organization in New York City, has a new report explaining how the “bias and inflexibility towards women in the workplace that starts when they become pregnant and snowballs into lasting economic disadvantages” is driving gender inequality and overall economic inequality in the city:

Despite advances in gender equality over the past 40 years, women continue to jeopardize their livelihoods simply by having children. The pregnancy penalty helps to explain why mothers as a whole continue to earn five to six percent less than non-mothers, and why historically disadvantaged women, single mothers and black women, have seen their wage penalties rise sharply since 1977. In New York City, single, childless women under age ...

A Better Balance, a legal advocacy organization in New York City, has a new report explaining how the “bias and inflexibility towards women in the workplace that starts when they become pregnant and snowballs ...

The Feministing Five: ‘Everyone is Gay’

Interweaving comedy and advocacy, Dannielle Owens-Reid and Kristin Russo have delighted and empowered LGBTQ youth through their project, “Everyone is Gay.”  More of a platform than a website, “Everyone is Gay” combines videos, written advice, and a list of resources that is directed towards LGBTQ youth, striking a tone that is approaching, entertaining, and informative. Dannielle and Kristin also frequently tour colleges and communities around the country, where they are able to connect with their audience in person (and by connect, we mostly mean laugh).

After reaching such success with their initial project, Dannielle and Kristin are expanding their work to include resources for parents of LGBTQ youth with their newly created The ...

Interweaving comedy and advocacy, Dannielle Owens-Reid and Kristin Russo have delighted and empowered LGBTQ youth through their project, “Everyone is Gay.”  More of a platform than a website, “Everyone is Gay” combines videos, ...

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