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It Is Always Sexual Assault Awareness Month Inside My Head

April 7, 2010

The weather has finally turned towards warm, and we’ve been outside almost non-stop for days. Rio learned to ride her bike, as I may have mentioned. Tonight, she rode it about a mile and a half, to a party at a friend’s house and then home again. That kid just blows my mind. Serena too. [...]

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A Blog of One’s Own

March 16, 2010

My corner of the blogosphere has been in an uproar over the New York Times article scathingly titled, “Honey, Don’t Bother Mommy. I’m Too Busy Building My Brand.” I snapped off a retort on Strollerderby yesterday, but now that I’ve had a chance to think (and read) more about it, I have something more personal [...]

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US Airways: the Final Chapter

February 24, 2010

So we flew home yesterday, and our flights were entirely unremarkable. The gate staff and flight attendants were polite and helpful. Despite numerous phone calls and e-mails, no one was able to sort out our seating issues before we arrived at the airport, but once we were there we had no problem getting excellent seats [...]

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Misogyny and the Just World Fallacy: Together Again!

February 23, 2010

This is a guest post from the lovely Sara Amis, a woman possessed of a mind both bright and sharp. I would not want to cross her in a dark alley – or a women’s studies seminar. She was sufficiently motivated by the commenters on my US Airways post to write a lengthy response. I’m [...]

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Barbies in Refrigerators

January 14, 2010

We’ve had a lot of adventures with princesses in the past few weeks since Santa delivered a passle of princess Barbies to our house. The princesses have stood around looking pretty. They’ve had fistfights. They’ve had naked sex. They’ve basically ripped my feminist mommy aspirations from my heart and pounded them into the floor with [...]

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Strollerderby, Hospital rejects birth plans

November 11, 2009

I’ve just joined the staff at Strollerderby, the “mother of all parenting blogs”. One of my first articles, “Hospital Rejects Birth Plans”, has started a little comments riot over there. To whit: A hospital in Provo, UT, has posted a sign telling women that if they want a birth plan, a doula or a Bradley [...]

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Boycott the Marriott!

August 14, 2009

Apparently this is the week to boycott big businesses. First there was the Whole Foods boycott for health care reform. And now this lovely story about the Marriott blaming a mom for being raped in front of her little kids in one of their parking garages. The Marriott is arguing in court that this woman [...]

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