Why the #boymom fad hurts girls and boys alike

If you haven’t been living under a rock this past year, you’ve probably seen the emergence of the #boymom movement.  I’m about to rant about why it’s harmful not only to girls boys but also boys.  Hear me out.  You may say “this is harmless and for moms who are trapped at home with boys […]

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Finding male allies in parenthood.

This last week has tested my strength and stress level.  I am loving the work I’m doing.  It is meaningful, I am appreciated by team members, my graduate students, my boss, and my big client sent a glowing review of my collaboration with his people this week. I’ve been working so hard on this university […]

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Part Three: Society and Gender

    We’ve talked earlier in this series about how gender norms are influenced by parents first. I took issue with the idea that we can completely insulate our kids. While it’s a great goal to always strive for equality in the household, this is pretty impossible for most people. In fact, I would say […]

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Part Two: Gender and Family

  This is part one of a series on gender equality in children.  It’s targeted to smashing the patriarchy but it’s not just about our daughters. It’s also, perhaps, more important to those raising strong boys.  Because without men realizing that women are human beings worthy of the same rights, women don’t stand a chance.  […]

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Part One: Gender in the Home

    This is part one of a series on gender equality in children.  It’s targeted to smashing the patriarchy but it’s not just about our daughters. It’s also, perhaps, more important to those raising strong boys.  Because without men realizing that women are human beings worthy of the same rights, women don’t stand a […]

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