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At the end of the day, despite having a closet full of dresses, I am a T-shirt and jeans kind of girl. And once I find a specific brand and cut that I love, I make sure to buy them in every color; that way, on days when I feel like I have “nothing to wear,” I know there will always be a cute and clean T that’s ready and waiting. These days, that shirt is Madewell’s soft scoop T — the fabric is buttery soft with just a tiny bit of sexy sheerness, while the cut is drape-y and feminine. At $30 bucks — on sale! — it’s not exactly chump change, but trust me — you’ll live in it.
The birth certificate for January Jones’ newborn son has hit the interwebs, and despite every tabloid this side of Perez Hilton foaming at the mouth to know who his father is, his identity remains a mystery. January is the only parent listed on lil’ Xander Dane’s birthday certificate — and why shouldn’t it be? It sounds like January plans on raising her son solo and I’m sure she’ll do a kick ass job at it.
(Besides, if Jeremy Piven fathered my child following a regrettable one-night stand, I would want to keep it hush-hush too. I kid! Actually, TMZ says one of the people who is rumored to be Xander’s potential pops is some actor named Xander Berkeley, but I think that’s too obvious and is just designed to throw us off the scent off the real [completely unproven and unsubstantiated except by the voices in my head] dad, Michael Fassbender.) [TMZ] Keep reading »
Recently, I wrote a blog post about teaching our girls to be feminists. But I also think boys should be taught what it is to be a feminist. A couple of years ago, I recall a conversation I had with my 13-year-old nephew who is quite intelligent and a bit beyond his years. He was saying that he and his friends had had a discussion about who had it easier, men or women. They decided that women did for various reasons. A huge conversation ensued, as you can imagine, with my nephew, his mother, his grandmother and grandfather, and me. I think decidedly, by the end of the talk, we might have changed his mind! But it was a great moment to have an intelligent discussion about gender and what it means to be male or female in today’s world.
There seems to be a lot more research being done lately about boys and gender stereotyping. Undoubtedly, we need boys who will grow up understanding and appreciating what it means to be female in our society as well as the world-at-large because they will benefit from that awareness and so will everyone else. There are plenty of adult men out there who support women’s rights and work equally as hard to continue to make sure that girls and minorities are at the forefront of the discourse about equal rights. The question is, are we raising boys who are sensitive to inequity, critical thinkers, and culturally aware? Keep reading »