Check out this TalkPoverty radio piece, and listen to a really interesting take on the uprising.
This National Geographic piece is eye-opening and sad: Children know about gender issues. A sampling: At nine, youngsters from China to Canada and Kenya to Brazil describe big dreams for future careers—but the boys don’t see their gender as an impediment, while the girls, all too frequently, do.
My book (working title: Searching for the American Dream in Frog Hollow, and yes, the title needs work, as does the rest of the manuscript) is due to Wesleyan University Press on Wednesday, but I’m dedicated to turning it in on Tuesday because if I don’t, I will run over my own head. I cannot emphasize …
These little girls and young women are Syrian refugees who, nevertheless, believe in the future. It’s pretty inspiring. Here’s more on the organization working with them.
IBM sought to interest the ladies in the tech field, by encouraging them to #HackaHairDryer, because we all know lady brains love beauty products. The results were predictable (Science! It’s the New Pretty!). And hilarious. And thanks, Annie, for the link.
Or: How exercise decreases the risk of cancer and heart disease in girls and women. I wrote this for the CT Health Investigative Team, c-hit.org. For more on the photo of Kathryn Switzer above, go here.
Because they are legion. Read what an awesome group did for a little girl who was bullied for liking all things Star Wars.
Several news websites reported late yesterday that the Duggars — the face of the Quiverfull movement, with a sexual predator in their midst — are mulling over a spin-off television show that will focus on the next generation — though the new show won’t include the sexual predator, one would suppose. (Did everyone see this? …
There’s a summer camp for you right here. And thanks, Cynical, for the link.
Leftover sends this, a beautiful essay about raising boys and girls. Here’s an excerpt: I’d had three miscarriages after my three girls and before Henry’s birth. I had been flush with grief. I was delighted with my family but had wanted more children—not necessarily a boy or a girl, just another baby. When my body …