Copyright: The Sin City Siren

Exploring girlhood, Part 2: Different for girls

Editor’s note: This is the second in a four-part series with the question, “What does it mean to be a girl?” In the series we have explored the way society defines and confines girlhood, as well as gender in general. (Click here for part 1.) (Trigger Warning) All week I’ve been thinking about De’Liza’s post…

Copyright: The Tired Feminist

Panty raid: Spiderman and princess underpants for ALL!

Now this particular TMF: Tired Marketing Fail hits closer to home than most because Andrea Shindeldecker of Oak Park, Illinois is a mom after my own heart. You see, her five-year-old daughter LOVES Spiderman! Sure, other superheroes are great and all, but Spidey is tops. Sound like another little girl you’ve heard about on this…

A look back at pre-Title IX days

Today’s post is part of the National Women’s Law Center blog carnival celebrating the 40th anniversary of Title IX, landmark legislation passed in 1972 that gender equity in every educational program that receives federal funding. Indeed, while Title IX is more famous for requiring gender parity in sports programs, it has several benchmarks of equity,…

Feminist Files: It’s not me, it’s you edition

Mama’s got the magic… of Prozac: New study finds the stay-at-home moms are more depressed than either their working-mom counterparts or working women without kids. They also are more likely to report that they are “struggling,” angry, stressed, and sad. Study authors posit that this is at least partly due to the fact that most…

Happy International Women’s Day!

Happy International Women’s Day! What, you didn’t know it was International Women’s Day? Wait, you did know that March is Women’s History Month, right? Okay, okay. Maybe International Women’s Day is not at the top of your annual holiday calendar. But there’s good reason to be thinking about this 101-year-old tradition. So what is IWD?…