Body politics: Get ’em when they’re young

Did you know that there are not only toning shoes for women but there are also toning shoes for … girls? “Toning shoes” are sneakers with rounded soles designed to create an unstable walking surface and theoretically force the wearer to engage different muscles while walking. But not only are the claims that they can…

A family affair

Friends, fans and random readers: Today is a very special day for me and my family. Today is my daughter’s first birthday! So, I’m taking a personal day. But, well, this blogging gig is really an unpaid labor-of-love. Can you have a personal day from work you do for no benefits, money or other compensation?…

From The Tired Feminist: Exploring Feminist Motherhood Series

If you haven’t been reading my other blog, The Tired Feminist, you might have missed the 6-part Exploring Feminist Motherhood series. Trust me, it has a lot less to do with Diaper Genies and a lot more to do with feminist discussions that came up during The Sin City Siren Book Club, where we discussed…

This week: #DearJohn, Big Ben, clean girls and High School Feminists

Here are some stories that I couldn’t let go by without comment: The “forcible rape” component of HR3 was removed, but the bill is still alive and looks to codify dangerous anti-choice legislation. The #DearJohn fight is not over. Conflicted about The Superbowl featuring star quarterback who has two allegations of sexual assault within the…