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Sonya Renee Taylor from The Body is Not an Apology project joins us to discuss the #whenwesayYes Indegogo campaign.

FInd out more info at www.thebodyisnotanapology.com and donate at www.igg.me/at/whe
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How to raise body confident kids.

How to raise body confident kids. | Empowerment | Scoop.it
A quick step on the scales in front of your kids, a casual remark about being too fat over coffee or pointing out our own 'flaws' is easy done.  We do this stuff without thinking and our kids...
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30 Feminist Lessons in 30 Years

30 Feminist Lessons in 30 Years | Empowerment | Scoop.it
On July 28, I crossed over into my thirties. The lead-up to the day was a slurry of thoughts and feelings about this huge milestone, marked by bursts of self-reflection and a quick skip down that l...
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Giving Good Praise to Girls: What Messages Stick

Giving Good Praise to Girls: What Messages Stick | Empowerment | Scoop.it
Carol Dweck's research, which focuses on what makes people seek challenging tasks, persist through difficulty and do well over time, has shown that many girls believe their abilities are fixed, that individuals are born with gifts and can't change.
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Disney Infinity’s Surprisingly Limited Take On Girl Gamers

Disney Infinity’s Surprisingly Limited Take On Girl Gamers | Empowerment | Scoop.it
The video game blockbuster proves that if you give users the tools, theyll build worlds for girl gamers. So why wont Disney?
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Men stand out as daycare workers | Toronto Star

Men stand out as daycare workers | Toronto Star | Empowerment | Scoop.it
Early childhood education is dominated by women. A man like Nicholas Earle stands out.
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Boys Will Be Boys Because We Want Them to Be

Boys Will Be Boys Because We Want Them to Be | Empowerment | Scoop.it
As brave as we need our children to be, that example must be set by us. Society , still encourages the “Boys will be boys, and girls will be girls” mentality.
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Mormon Mom’s Unconditional Love For Her Transgender Son

Mormon Mom’s Unconditional Love For Her Transgender Son | Empowerment | Scoop.it
By JJ Vincent Grayson Moore knew that he wasn’t like other kids, but after his mother learned what “transgender” is, she told him, and he realized that his mother had the words what he had always known. He transitioned in high school, and was lucky to have the support of his family and school. Now,…
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What Does Hooking Up Mean to Your Son? A Note for Parents

What Does Hooking Up Mean to Your Son? A Note for Parents | Empowerment | Scoop.it
One of the most challenging thing about raising teens is trying to understand their world as they see and experience it. Of course, we had it all figured out as teens, knew exactly what we were talking about and how things worked. Totally. Yet here we are as parents, two or three decades later, tryi
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Mom's "Rules for Dating My Son" Are as Bad as Dad's "Rules for Dating My Daughter" -

Mom's "Rules for Dating My Son" Are as Bad as Dad's "Rules for Dating My Daughter" - | Empowerment | Scoop.it
Do you think this is funny? Why or why not?
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Let Toys Be Toys launches resources for schools

Let Toys Be Toys launches resources for schools | Empowerment | Scoop.it
As a new term starts, Let Toys Be Toys are launching resources for teachers who want to challenge gender stereotypes in the classroom. Children are keen to fit in and quickly pick up ideas about wh...
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Kiss My Wonder Woman: Think of the Children! Tuesday: The Importance of Dora

Kiss My Wonder Woman: Think of the Children! Tuesday: The Importance of Dora | Empowerment | Scoop.it
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Changing the Gender Conversation

Changing the Gender Conversation | Empowerment | Scoop.it
In excerpts from their new book, Lynn Roseberry and Johan Roos argue that the gender gap exists because people don’t believe they can change it. They address those myths and provide solutions.
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12 Amazing Books That Pass The Bechdel Test

12 Amazing Books That Pass The Bechdel Test | Empowerment | Scoop.it
Belle, Divergent, and The Other Woman passed it. The Avengers and A Million Ways to Die in the West, not so much. The Bechdel Test, proposed by cartoonist Alison Bechdel in a 1985 “Dykes To Watch Out For” strip, evaluates movies based on ...
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Six Words You Should Say Today

Six Words You Should Say Today | Empowerment | Scoop.it
Very rarely does one sentence have immediate impact on me. Very rarely does one sentence change the way I interact with my family. But this one did. It was not from Henry Thoreau or some renowned c...
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Playing House, Dressing Up #LikeaBoy - Mommy Shorts

Playing House, Dressing Up #LikeaBoy - Mommy Shorts | Empowerment | Scoop.it
A few weeks ago, I posted about that tearjerker of a commercial— the #likeagirl ad campaign for Always. If you haven't seen it yet (because you've fallen in a sinkhole and were just recently rescued or something), go watch it now. In response, people posted hundreds of photos on my...
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Gender Wars?

Over the last couple of weeks I've read a couple of articles related to the roles of dads...I've debated on whether to give them any credit here. I guess you'll have to continue reading to find out...
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Of Mums and Men: Playground politics, stranger danger, and the 'mum-hub'.

Of Mums and Men: Playground politics, stranger danger, and the 'mum-hub'. | Empowerment | Scoop.it
Calling myself a stay-at-home dad is a bit disingenuous. We rarely stay at home, especially when the weather is this good. Today we pay a typical mid-week, mid-morning visit to our nearby playgroun...
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Bikinis! Speedos! Sweaters? - Rethink Pink

Bikinis! Speedos! Sweaters? - Rethink Pink | Empowerment | Scoop.it
My mother decided that she was going to take us 3 kids to Wasaga beach. Now with my changing body the last thing I wanted to do is put on a swimsuit and draw attention to it.
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Someone You Should Know: Gender Educator Aidan Key - ParentMap

Someone You Should Know: Gender Educator Aidan Key - ParentMap | Empowerment | Scoop.it
Gender specialist Aidan Key is the founder of the Gender Odyssey conference and the Gender Odyssey Family conference for families with transgender children and facilitates a trailblazing support group at Seattle Children’s Hospital for parents of transgender, gender-questioning and gender-nonconforming children. Key, who was born a girl, also provides parent, staff and teacher training at schools around the state, and has helped schools and organizations expand their antidiscrimination language and implement new policies.
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Girl Power: A look at popular female superheroes - The Times of India

Girl Power: A look at popular female superheroes - The Times of India | Empowerment | Scoop.it
The next Thor will reportedly be played by a woman. This puts the spotlight on other well-known female action heroes
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Slut Shaming, Feminism, and Tattoos

Slut Shaming, Feminism, and Tattoos | Empowerment | Scoop.it
by Joanne Ogilvie, Guest Writer
Source: Bluestockings Magazine
[Image description: The graphic consists of a light turquoise ribbon against a purple background. The text on the ribbon reads, “No Slut...
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