This Monday Inspiration comes from Zuri and Stacey Ann who are great at modeling social justice conversations with kids. This mother daughter conversation on their YouTube channel: LivingRoomProtest, they hold a “living room protest” in response to Lila getting told that “girls don’t have muscles.”
Let’s fight the patriarchy and have fun doing it. Restrictive gender roles and sexism keep all our kids from becoming all they can be. Rethink the boy/girl binary with your kids.
Come out this Friday to the Herbst Theater in SF and see a great show while supporting efforts to end violence against women.
Watching these women dance, makes me realize just how ubiquitous the Beyonce-style of dance has become in modern media today. Why does every dance I see on YouTube involve some manner of jiggling ones booty? And why is everyone dressed in a designer bikini with sequins?
If you hadn’t heard, yesterday Lowell students walked out of class to protest ‘racist’ sign at their school:
Seven and a half year old Ruby explains why girls can do anything boys can do. In fact Ruby is herself a singer, actor, dancer, musician, entrepreneur, skateboarder, artist, and FEMINIST!
Watching this video, it becomes apparent just how lacking our media is when it comes to images of powerful women/girls.
It’s not always easy to find books that reflect this diversity however. That’s why I wanted to share a great resource for finding new diverse books.
Before a 12-year old took on the video game industry, you had to pay to play as a girl. Teach your kids how to fight gender stereotypes in the media.
The controversy over Nicki Minaj’s latest album cover has me wondering… “Whose idea of feminism is this anyway?” Why mainstream media is way off when it comes to understanding women’s lib.
The other day, my husband and I were blown away by a specific comment that one of my girls made during a routine squabble. Daughter “A” decided to pull out the big guns in their verbal tête-à-tête when she “casually” told Daughter “B”… “Your butt is big.” (!) …