Weekend Reads: 3D Clitoris, Watership Down, and Olympic Heroes as Superheroes

Happy Weekend Readers. The Olympics are winding down, the closing ceremonies tonight will shutter the Olympic flame until the 2018 Winter Games in  Pyeongchang, South Korea. So you’ve only a few hours left to rush over to Steph’s Olympics post and mansplain sexism to her. Do you know what a …


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  • User AvatarSteph I agree that's not okay, but this piece was about sexism in media coverage... – Aug 22, 10:13 AM
  • User AvatarSteph That doesn't make objectification okay. Nor does it change the message that the media sends about women's value. – Aug 22, 10:12 AM
  • User AvatarSteph Huh. Could it be that I wrote this story two full days before that one came out. If I only had a handy dandy time... – Aug 22, 10:11 AM
  • User AvatarSteph Comments about my parenting are abusive and uncalled for. Generally, ad hominem attacks are used by people that don't have an argument or lack confidence. – Aug 22, 10:07 AM
  • User AvatarSteph I converse with all of my children about a variety of social issues and gender issues in age appropriate ways. It seems that you may... – Aug 22, 10:04 AM
  • User Avatarbeee -For someone who is so sensitive to language and the lasting impressions it can leave did you ponder how peppering fuck throughout your entire thesis... – Aug 16, 3:25 PM


Mental HealthScience

Depression Through the Generations

Hi and welcome to “This Week in Parenting Research”! This is a bimonthly column where I attempt to find new research that may be of interest to parents/those raising kids. This week I saw a rather interesting headline “Is depression in parents, grandparents linked to grandchildren’s depression?” and decided to …


Pregnancy & Childbirth

Pregnancy & Childbirth

Grounded Pregnancy: Are You Planning to Breastfeed? And Other Personal Questions People Ask Pregnant People

Random Stranger: Are you planning to breastfeed your baby? Me: Wow, that’s a really personal question. I didn’t realize it was any of your business, but since we are clearly close friends, how often do you masturbate? Sadly, I haven’t responded this way. It’s on the running list of l’esprit de l’escalier …


Media & Tech

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Why This Mom Has Banned the Olympics in Her Home

I was really looking forward to watching the Summer Olympic Games with my kids. As an athlete (marathoner and yoga teacher) and a mom, it’s so amazing to watch them get excited about sports and what they might accomplish some day. To be honest, I don’t think that any of my children have …


Parenting Styles

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Why Don’t You Let Your Kid Cut All Its Hair Off?

It was just months before my sister-in-law’s wedding when I heard a strange and dreaded sound. You know that sound. That strange snick snick snick… Yep, the sound of my then 4 year old son cutting his hair off with the kid scissors. I started to say something but I stopped.Why …