Recently, a video about a transgender child in California went viral. Sadly, like every other conversation about transgender children, the comments section was often unkind. Scanning the comments, I saw the same poorly thought-out ideas keep popping ...
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Rethink Pink has a weekly podcast available on ITunes and Stitcher! Every week I discuss how we can smash out of our pink and blue boxes with my co-host, Dennis Wayne and a featured guest.
When you hear the words "action figure," odds are you think of tiny Batman toys or G.I. Joe in his brawny, bicep-filled glory. But you'd be hard pressed to find a more relatable action figure with substantive qualities beyond muscles.
After toy manufacturers and retailers are summoned to Westminster to explain their "gender stereotyping", Harry Wallop looks at the evidence to see if we can blame pink toys for the small number of women in science
It’s an interesting time to be a kid redefining gender norms. On the one hand, transgender women like Laverne Cox are making a major splash in the media, providing kids with a new kind of role model. (Congrats on the Emmy nom, girl!) On the other hand, gender still very much affects everyone’s life
By Amber Leventry Every night before bed I go to each of the kids’ rooms. I check on the boys first. I go into their bedroom, with their cribs six feet apart, and stare at them long enough to confirm that I see their chests moving. I don’t doubt they are breathing, but I appreciate…
This Scoop.it collection is a companion to my blog, Gender Mystique. The blog, began as an extension of my book, Pink and Blue: Telling the Boys from the Girls in America (2012). Since then, I have expanded the focus to include gender and consumer culture more generally.
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