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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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On Miley Cyrus & The Challenge of Raising Daughters

I waited a little while before writing this post because I had to stop for a minute and really think about what I witnessed.  There has been a ton of chatter online about Miley Cyrus and her lewd performance…

nice girls, mean girls, gender roles, gender stereotypes
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Raising Feminist Daughters: ‘Nice Girls’ vs ‘Mean Girls’?

‘Nice Girls’ vs ‘Mean Girls’? There was an interesting discussion recently on Huffpost LIVE about raising ‘nice girls’ and ‘mean girls’.  There are some great points in the conversation, but at the same time, there were some comments that…

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Mija Turns Five + Super Hero Birthdays!

This post is sponsored by BRITAX.  As part of the Britax Latina Advisory Board, I often share my own adventures and safety tips.  All opinions and stories are my own, of course.  Check out my posts on car seat…

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My daughter wants to be Spiderman. Who's to say she can't be?

Right now, my daughter wants to be a superhero, more specifically, my daughter wants to be Spiderman. Who’s to say she can’t? And where are all the female superheroes who are strong without being sexualized? Just what female characters…

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Why Pink? It's a Symbolism Thing – Becoming a Feminist Mom

Becoming a Feminist Mom Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about shedding the pink skin I wear on Bicultural Mom.  For one, it’s never been my favorite color, it doesn’t exactly depict strength or political savvy, so what’s the…

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On Feminism & Diversity: 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 most parents.…