I was thinking about my childhood and the sexist things that I noticed and bothered me as a young girl. TV So, Alyssa Milano was in a TV show called “Who’s the Boss?” In this show, a business executive and single mother, Angela, hires a housekeeper named Tony. He and his daughter (played by Alyssa Milano) move into Angela’s home and Tony does his job of cleaning, cooking … [Read more...] about 4 Sexist Things From My Childhood That Bothered Me
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Feel like you haven’t seen the classic snacks of your youth lately? Well, that might be because they’ve gone extinct! It's sad but true - some of our most popular old favorites have disappeared from grocery store shelves with little to no fanfare. Never again will a tuna fish sandwich contain the extra zest of Tuna Twist, and you certainly won’t be able to wash down your sad … [Read more...] about Favorite Foods That No Longer Exist
Are you more likely to ask your daughter to wash the dishes, and ask your son to mow the lawn? If so, you could be inadvertently sending the wrong message about gender roles. A Spanish study pins the blame on mothers if their children grow up to be adults who have sexist attitudes, Science Daily reported. Noting that a family’s socio-economic level also play a part in one’s … [Read more...] about Are Moms To Blame For Sexist Kids?
I watched the award-winning independent film MissRepresentation last month. The producers are building a movement of awareness around the themes of the film and unlike those occupying streets and parks across the country, this cause asks proponents to take real actions toward advancing their goals. Among all the unsettling information presented in the movie, there was one … [Read more...] about Sexy or Sexist: The Good Wife and Me
My very inquisitive six-year-old asked me why people dress up on Halloween. I was stumped. I am usually a reasonably informed mom with a quick story about all the cool things in history that have formed our current day celebrations. But not this time – I didn’t have any answers! Where Does Halloween Come From? My son’s question My son’s question got me thinking about the … [Read more...] about Where Does Halloween Come From?