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Raising a Feminist Daughter and Son

Raising a Feminist Daughter My daughter is 10 and my son is 4.  Since they were born, I have been working hard to make sure that neither of them grows up conforming to traditional gender roles.  I want them…

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This is what it takes to avoid catcalling

Have you seen this video yet?  It’s only funny because it’s true. Men respect other men. We’re not even a consideration. Post by CollegeHumor. Chantilly PatiñoHola!  I’m Chantilly Patiño, mom to a multiracial Latino family, living in South Texas and…

Actress Mallika Sherawat confronts reporter
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Actress Mallika Sherawat confronts reporter on women's rights comments

According to at least one member of the audience, Actress Mallika Sherawat got a little “too emotional” recently when she confronted a reporter that called her out on comments that India is “regressive and depressing”.  In the press conference, Sherawat…

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Running for #Texas Governor: Who is Wendy Davis?

You may or may not be a fan of Wendy Davis, but if you’re a Texan, I’m betting you at least know her name.  ;) This past summer, I watch Wendy Davis take a stand for women’s rights. I…

Black Male Privilege and Black Women
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Black Male Privilege & Black Women {Trending Tweets}

#BlackPowerIsForBlackMen Trending on Twitter If you don’t think that male privilege inherently disadvantages women, think again.  If you don’t realize that men regardless of race (Black, Latino, etc.) have an advantage over women of color, you’re in for a…

feminism and intersectionality
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On Feminism & Intersectionality {Trending Tweets}

#SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen Lights Up Twitter If you haven’t seen the hashtag #SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen on Twitter yet, you’re in for some really interesting and academic dialog on the discussion of feminism and inclusion. The conversations on this hashtag are smart, informed and…

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Book Review: Mama’s Child by Joan Steinau Lester

I recently received a review copy of Mama’s Child from JKS Communications.  The following is my full review.  All opinions are my own. Mama’s Child is a book about identity and self-exploration.  It is a tale that is deeply entwined…

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On the Importance of Mentorship {Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In book}

I haven’t read Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In yet, but I think the following article provides an interesting discussion on the topic. Read the article: Sheryl Sandberg’s Message on Mentoring Is Wrong—and Dangerous On the Importance of Mentorship Over the past year, as…

What They Think I Do Meme, Work-At-Home Moms, BICULTURAL MOM, WORKING MOMS, AT HOME MOMS, BUSY MOM, WORKING MOM, AT HOME DADS
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What They Think I Do Meme: Work-At-Home Moms

What They Think I Do Meme: Work-At-Home Moms What exactly do work-at-home moms do?  Everyone seems to put their two cents in, but here’s a little graphic I came up with (based on the “What They Think I Do”…

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Women on Motorcycles? YES.

Women on Motorcycles?  YES. Life never fails to produce teachable moments.  Today, we were driving around town and mija quickly turned toward me (I was riding in the backseat with her) and said, “Look mama, that lady’s on a…

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Raising a Feminist Daughter

Raising a Feminist Daughter So, the other day I was reading comments on the black dolls article and Angélica mentioned that she encourages her daughter to play with trucks and other toys that might be considered gender specific by…

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Happy Mother's Day! Better Believe It, You Are MOM Enough!

Happy Mother’s Day! Better Believe It, You Are MOM Enough! So, yesterday I was up late finishing up my take on the TIME magazine breastfeeding cover shot, just in time for Mother’s Day.  You know, the one where they call…

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How We Teach Girls That Their Feelings Don't Matter

How We Teach Girls That Their Feelings Don’t Matter I was reading this post today and I was in awe of the conclusion that this mom made.  There are so many instances in society where we devalue girls and…

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How We Teach Girls That Their Feelings Don’t Matter

How We Teach Girls That Their Feelings Don’t Matter I was reading this post today and I was in awe of the conclusion that this mom made.  There are so many instances in society where we devalue girls and…

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World's Most Beautiful Marriage Proposal – Really???

Screenshot via YouTube   Last week, this YouTube video was circulating wildly and when I read the title along with comments like, “Omg…beautiful!” I just couldn’t help myself and I watched.  What I saw was something I totally didn’t…

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"Mars Needs Moms" = Anti-Feminist Propaganda {For Kids?}

  “Mars Needs Moms” = Anti-Feminist Propaganda {For Kids?} My husband went searching Redbox (a last alternative) to find a movie to watch for Thanksgiving tonight and he picked up “Mars Needs Moms”, a Disney film that circulated widely…

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Sex As Payment For Equality

The recent ads from Summer’s Eve got me thinking a lot about the way our society views women and the ways in which women feel they must behave in order to achieve equality.  We’ll often feel pressured to remain single and/or…

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Hail to the "V": How Offensive is Too Offensive? {Update}

    I recently wrote a post about the controversial video ads in Summer’s Eve’s “Hail to the V” campaign.  The ads use a hand in the shape of a vagina to warn women to clean their genitals…or as…

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Featured Blog: Florecita Growing Up

Florecita Growing Up is an inspirational blog about a young woman’s recovery from abuse and her spiritual journey to help others find their inner strength.  Flor blogs about divorce and abuse, motherhood, politics, social injustice and her personal growth…

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Their Lust, Our Outlook

Can the way men view women really affect the way we view ourselves? Of course!  It can and it does.   Many individuals shudder at the term “sexism” because we tend to shun the idea that men intentionally degrade women.…