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Harrod’s In London Debuts Gender Neutral Toy Store

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  • Harrod’s, the famous department store in London, has finally debuted their gender-neutral toy store in which toys are grouped by theme, rather than “boys” and “girls.” The toy store has sections for stuffed animals, books, candy, and other toys but doesn’t stick to an exclusively pink or blue color palette. Very cool!  [The Mary Sue]
  • Condoleezza Rice was supposedly pooh-poohed as a vice presidential choice for Mitt Romney because she is too liberal on reproductive rights and gay marriage. [Queerty]
  • A household maid might have accidentally made an appearance in the background of a 10-minute video that aired last night at the Republican National Convention. [ColorLines]
  • Conservative women are reportedly divided on Rep. Todd Akin, who made everyone facepalm two weeks ago with his offensive comments about “legitimate rape.” Really, ladies, how can you be “divided” on that? [NBC News] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Little Girls & Their Pink Things Make For A Fascinating Photo Project

My Little Pony
Author Peggy Orenstein has a bone to pick with My Little Pony dolls. Read More »
Pink Stinks For Toys
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Some parents are upset their little girls are given pink toys. Read More »
Sexist Beliefs
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Sexist beliefs are passed down more from mothers than fathers, study finds. Read More »
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  • As if you needed further proof that toy companies are ruthless when it comes to marketing “girls” and “boys” toys in the basest way possible: “The Pink & blue Project,” by photographer JeongMee Yoon, captures little girls and their pink — very pink — toys, dolls, shoes and clothes. [Flavorwire]
  • Feminist activists Gloria Steinem, Robin Morgan and Jane Fonda say it’s time for the FCC to step in and deal with Rush Limbaugh, who recently called Sandra Fluke a “slut” and a “prostitute” on-air. I suspect the FCC is too busy keeping an eagle-eye out for wardrobe malfunctions. [Christian Science Monitor]
  • Here’s a delightful compendium of Rush Limbaugh’s worst comments about women … [Seattle PI]
  • … including a special focus on his use of the word “feminazi.” [Media Matters For America] Keep reading »

Afghan Woman Reportedly Killed For Bearing Baby Girl

Victims Of Abuse
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NGOs speculate 90 percent of Afghan women are victims of abuse. Read More »
Girls Run The World?
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Not so much, Beyonce. Read More »
Pink Stinks For Toys
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Some parents are upset their little girls are given pink toys. Read More »
Frisky Feminism!
Everything The Frisky has ever written about feminism! Read More »
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Today in News That Makes You Want To Crawl Back Under The Covers: police in Afghanistan say a woman was reportedly strangled to death by her husband because she gave birth to a baby girl. The husband reportedly warned his 22-year-old wife after she gave birth to their first daughter that he’d kill her if she did it again. The husband fled his home last week around the same time a neighbor found the wife’s body in their house; he has not been found, but his mother has been taken into custody for allegedly helping him plot how to kill her. This alleged murder is just another example of the ways women are still horrifically abused and killed in Afghanistan to this day. [CBS News]

Say “Nay!” To “My Little Pony” Talking Princess Celestia Doll

I Want To Be A Princess
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This woman auditioned to be a princess at Disneyland. Read More »
Yet Another Princess
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Oh, yes, there's another one. Read More »
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Rebecca Hains, best be known these days as the woman who got busted by the TSA for trying to take a red velvet cupcake through airport security, is, in her real life a media studies professor at Salem State University and author of Growing Up With Girl Power; Girlhood on Screen and in Every Day Life. She is also mother to a little boy who loves “My Little Pony,” a show, Rebecca says on her blog, that, like the beloved Powerpuff Girls, appeals equally to both sexes, defying the notion that boys/men won’t watch stories about girls/women.

I have to admit I’m not a “My Little Pony” aficianado — my daughter was never into them and I recalled the old show as being inane, and largely about selling toys (the fact that the ponies were revived for the Hub, a TV station owned by Hasbro, and are skinnier and “prettier” in their new incarnation only reinforced those impressions). Creator Lauren Faust writes on the Ms. Magazine blog that she was not initially a fan, either:

[Shows based on girls’ toys] did not reflect the way I played … I assigned my ponies and my Strawberry Shortcake dolls distinctive personalities and sent them on epic adventures to save the world. On TV, though, I couldn’t tell one girl character from another and they just had endless tea parties, giggled over nothing and defeated villains by either sharing with them or crying – which miraculously inspired the villain to turn nice. Keep reading »

Evening Quickies: Kmart Sold Girls’ Panties That Said “I Love Rich Boys”

7-Yr-Old Gets Boob Job Voucher
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"Human Barbie" mom gives boob job voucher to her 7-year-old. Read More »
Diamond-Covered Panties
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Selita Ebanks says VS's diamond-covered panties scratched her vag. Read More »
  • I can’t, Kmart in Australia. I just can’t. Why the heck were you selling girls’ underwear with the slogan “I Love Rich Boys” written on them? The panties that read “I Heart Boys In Uniform” and “Call Me” are probably inappropriate for young girls as well — although I’m not clear how “young” we are tal;king — but they’re somewhat tamer. Fail, Kmart in Australia, just fail. [NYmag.com]
  • NBC has ordered a pilot for Sarah Silverman’s new sitcom which will be “loosely based on Silverman’s life.” Great, who gets to play her ex-boyfriend Jimmy Kimmel? [AV Club]
  • Justin Bieber’s paternity test to prove he’s not the father of fan Mariah Yeater’s baby simply involved a doctor swabbing the inside of his mouth, you sicko. [People]
  • Selena Gomez joined Taylor Swift onstage last night and the two sang a duet of Selena’s song “Who Says.” Don’t tell anyone, but I am secretly jealz of their friendship. [The Insider] Keep reading »

If Your Little Girl Wears Crotchless Thongs, You Are A Bad Parent

Weirdly Sexual Products
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Eight weirdly sexual products you won't believe are for kids. Read More »
7-Yr-Old Gets Boob Job Voucher
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"Human Barbie" mom gives boob job voucher to her 7-year-old. Read More »
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If I ever have a daughter, I know what she’s getting for her seventh birthday: a crotchless thong, of course! No, but seriously, a Colorado woman was shopping with her children at Kids N Teen in Greeley Mall when she spotted the unthinkable: a tiny thong featuring a split down the crotch. Erin French snapped a cell phone video and went to the media; the owner of Kids N Teen initially defended her choice of merchandise by saying that “25 percent of her merchandise is for teens.” (The crotchless thongs have since been removed.) I don’t know which is worse — the fact that crotchless thongs for little girls exist or the fact that the store owner even believes them to be suitable for 9th graders. What ever happened to kids being kids (and wearing underwear not blatantly intended for sex)? [9news.com via Jezebel]

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