Feminist Files: Saved by the bell

In honor of the back-to-school season: Elmo is the answer: New study reports kids were more likely to eat vegetables if the package had Elmo’s (or Mel-mo, as my daughter calls him) face on it. Good Bento Box ideas here. Bic You!: Amazon UK reviewers are pissed about the gender labeling behind the new BIC…

Title IX: Rally for girls sports

The National Women’s Law Center is hosting a Title IX webinar tomorrow called Rally for Girls’ Sports. Title IX, which became law in 1972, is designed to create equity for girls and women in the education system. Most notably, it has been used to create equal access to sports. Coaches, educators, parents and anyone interested…

The last Girl Scout

Now is the time of the crisp first page of a spiral notebook, of feeling your breath across your fingers as you blow the fresh shavings off a stack of new, No. 2 pencils. Now is the moment of anticipation before the first day of school. But it is also the time of want without…

Normal is the watchword

What does “normal” mean, anyway? These links are food for thought: Congratulations to New York for legalizing same-sex marriages, making it the sixth state to do so! (39 states have bans against same-sex marriage.) Did you all see this fun infographic from the New York Times? With a few easy clicks, you can see how…