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A new tool to measure gender stereotypes in movies

I love ratings tools. They are not just for parents, but for everyone to notice how many sexist movies exist. Good for Common Sense Media! Here is an excerpt of an article from the New York Times. “Thirty-two years ago, the cartoonist Alison Bechdel proposed a test to determine whether a movie portrayed girls and women as

By |June 22nd, 2017|Categories: Advancing Women, Diversity strategies, Gender, Ideas & Inspiration|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on A new tool to measure gender stereotypes in movies

Great clip shows how we all deter girls from science

This ad show how saying "you are pretty" and other harmful words hold our daughters back. Well worth the 30 seconds.  How we hold girls back video

By |July 3rd, 2014|Categories: Gender, Ideas & Inspiration, Raising Girls|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Great clip shows how we all deter girls from science

What your mother didn’t tell you

Here is my updated summary of the book I am writing. I am almost done and looking for an amazing publisher. I am sure it will be a best seller! (in all modesty!) WHAT YOUR MOTHER DIDN’T TELL YOU: 150 STRATEGIES TO RAISING GIRLS IN OUR HIGHLY SEXUALIZED WORLD  A BOOK IN THE WORKS (A QUICK SUMMARY)

By |November 14th, 2013|Categories: Advancing Women, Books, Raising Girls|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on What your mother didn’t tell you

Halifax mall takes down girl demeaning back to school ads

The fact that these ads were created, paid for and posted gives us some idea of how little advertisers know about the harm of stereotypes. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/news-video/video-halifax-mall-ads-denounced-as-sexist/article13923224/

By |August 23rd, 2013|Categories: News, Raising Girls|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Halifax mall takes down girl demeaning back to school ads

If men did more housework the world would be amazing

I think that one key women's freedom is to have men take home and child care seriously and carry half the responsibility (or more). We would respect women's contributions more, we would create more humane workplaces and we would free women to do earn money, do more of what they love and help women not feel like slaves (with no pay) to their homes. Here is

By |July 30th, 2013|Categories: Advancing Women, Gender, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on If men did more housework the world would be amazing

Please admit that women’s anxiety is caused by cultural pressures

Thanks Emma Gray for a great article. Here is a quote where she speaks of the research on women and mental illness: "As Freeman and Freeman wrote in their op-ed: "Considering that on the whole women are paid less, find it harder to advance in a career, have to juggle multiple roles, and are bombarded

By |July 26th, 2013|Categories: Advancing Women, Gender, News|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Please admit that women’s anxiety is caused by cultural pressures