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App Helps French Mothers Figure Out If Sons Are “Le Gay”

Apparently even French mothers have trouble answering the question “gay or European?” A new smartphone app offers French mothers a questionnaire to help figure out if their sons like sticking…

Jessica Wakeman | September 26, 2011 - 1:40 pm

How To Teach Boys To Be Feminists

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | September 25, 2011 - 1:00 pm

Evening Quickies: Parents Protesting Ben & Jerrry’s Schweddy Balls Ice Cream

A handwringing parents’ group called One Million Moms is protesting Ben & Jerry’s new flavor Schweddy Balls, which is named after a classic “Saturday Night Live” skit starring Alec Baldwin,…

Jessica Wakeman | September 20, 2011 - 7:00 pm

Tori Spelling Worries About Screwing Her Kids Up

“I’m scared of screwing up my kids. I thought that once we were out of the baby stage, parenting would be a breeze. But it’s an even bigger challenge now…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com | September 13, 2011 - 11:26 am

Kate Winslet Would Be Fine If Her Son Was Gay

“I like being in the city. I like the diversity that my children are exposed to every day. I love the way their brains work. [My son] Joe turns to…

Jessica Wakeman | September 8, 2011 - 3:40 pm

Feminist Parenting Sounds Really Freakin’ Hard

One of the things that freaks me out the most about having kids someday is letting them choose their gender roles on their own. I am going to make a…

Jessica Wakeman | September 7, 2011 - 1:40 pm

Today In Terribleness: Kids, Dad Gang Up To Sue Mom For “Bad Mothering”

Michael Lohan ain’t got nothing on Kimberly Garrity in the bad parenting department. The many grave and terrifying abuses inflicted upon her children include a sending a birthday card without…

Jessica Wakeman | September 2, 2011 - 12:20 pm

Evening Quickies: Four-Year-Old Girl Channels Dolly Parton On “Toddlers & Tiaras”

What is there to say, really, about a four-year-old girl wearing a padded bra and butt pads while she channels Dolly Parton on “Toddlers & Tiaras”? Her mother…

Jessica Wakeman | September 1, 2011 - 7:00 pm

Courtney Love Is Concerned About Frances Bean’s Tattoos

“I didn’t know she had that many tattoos! We don’t talk but we email, so I didn’t know about the new ones she’d gotten. When she first got that Jeff…

Jessica Wakeman | August 19, 2011 - 5:40 pm

Megyn Kelly Defends Maternity Leave In Unlikely Feminist Fox News Moment

Something, dare I say, feminist happened over at Fox News yesterday! Anchorwoman Megyn Kelly schooled her guest, jerkface/conservative talk radio host Mike Gallagher, for calling her three months’

Jessica Wakeman | August 9, 2011 - 6:20 pm

Nerd Girl Porn: Super Hot Dudes Holding Super Adorable Babies

Most would probably agree that the sight of a hot guy holding a baby in one of those hippie swaddle things is basically the hottest thing ever because it touches…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 8, 2011 - 4:00 pm

Breastfeeding Mom Harassed At Public Pool Despite Topless Law

In Norwalk, Ohio, Chrissy Houtz had a stranger take a picture of her while she was nursing her newborn son at the city pool, and they passed it around like…

The Stir | August 6, 2011 - 12:30 pm

Grab Those Snippers! San Francisco Judge Nixes Circumcision Ban On Ballot

Snip away, San Francisco! A judge ruled yesterday that the city cannot vote on whether to ban circumcision on the ballot next election. The ban, which was spearheaded by activist…

Jessica Wakeman | July 29, 2011 - 5:20 pm

Miranda Kerr Should Keep Labor Horror To Herself

Labor already has a terrible reputation, so when Miranda Kerr said her natural, drug-free birth was so painful, she thought she was going to die, most people probably were not…

The Stir | July 16, 2011 - 12:30 pm

Racist Doctor Writes Prescription For Mom To Spank Her 5-Year-Old Biracial Son

Oh, Texas.

A mother appeared before the Texas Medical Board last week to complain about an ER doctor at Huguley Memorial Medical Center who treated her five-year-old boy…

Jessica Wakeman | July 12, 2011 - 5:40 pm

Casey Anthony Wasn’t Ready To Be A Mom, And Neither Was I

When Caylee Anthony disappeared in 2008, I followed the news coverage with a sick heart. I hugged my then-6-year-old daughter a little tighter and whispered multiple prayers of thanksgiving for…

YourTango.com | July 9, 2011 - 2:30 pm

Today’s Lady News: Italian Company Fires All Women “So They Can Stay Home” With Kids

When an Italian company Ma-Vib faced budget problems, it fired all 13 of its female employees and justified it claiming the women could stay home with their kids now:…

Jessica Wakeman | July 1, 2011 - 6:40 pm

“Elimination Communication” — When Children Poop In Public

This weekend, a friend of mine posted the following on her Facebook wall:Just witnessed a new low in parenting. We were waiting in line for the ferry when the dad…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | June 21, 2011 - 12:20 pm

Deadbeat Dads Should Be Stigmatized Like Drunk Drivers, Says UK Prime Minister

Deadbeat dads should be stigmatized by society just like drunk drivers, UK Prime Minister David Cameron wrote in a Father’s Day article for the Telegraph newspaper. Cameron blasted what he…

Jessica Wakeman | June 20, 2011 - 4:20 pm

Critics Of Toddlers Pole Dancing Are Such A Buzzkill

A pole dancing class for toddlers offered at a dance studio in England is being attacked by critics who say it’s “promoting sexually precocious behavior” in young kids. But I…

The Stir | June 18, 2011 - 4:30 pm
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