“I bet when you’re 10 you’ll love pink, and you’ll love princesses,” said Pippa Middleton to a 6 year old who said she was a sort of tomboy and liked things that “boys like.”
Sigh. The event was a promotion for Pippa’s new party-planning book “Celebrate.” (I wonder if it’s got gender specific themed parties?) She let reporters film a craft session with costumed kids while she wore plain clothes.
WOW. Read More
BY Erika W. Smith
on Oct 25, 2012
Imagine a land where boys play with dolls and girls want to grow up to be firemen – and nobody makes fun of them for it. A land where girls don’t worry about being pretty and happily proclaim, “I like what I look like.” A land where boys know that it’s alright to cry. A land where “you’ll do what you like, and be who you are.”
This is the land imagined in the album, book, and TV special Free To Be…You And Me, which will celebrate its 40th anniversary in November. Read More
BY Genevieve Bleidner
on Oct 15, 2012
The chorus kids at Staten Island’s P.S.22, who gained fame a few years ago with their spot-on renditions of popular songs, are at it again. This time they wow the indie music scene with their version of "It Feels Like We Only Go Backwards" off Tame Impala’s new record, Lonerism.
Who doesn’t love a chorus group composed of adorable and insanely talented kids? The cover sounds damn good--I’d even say as good as the original. Read More
BY Intern Ariana
on Jul 05, 2012
I remember getting American Girl catalogs every few weeks in the mail when I was a little girl. I would beg my parents for a doll, and one Christmas I found Samantha waiting underneath my tree. Despite my love for turn-of-the-century girl Samantha, I always wanted one of the My American Girl dolls--the customizable ones with contemporary clothes and range of skin and hair colors. But I never saw one that looked just like me, with medium-tone skin, brown hair, and curls. Now that I’m almost 20 years old, they finally have the perfect doll for sale (you're many years too late, AG!). Read More
If you've ever been a kid, or still are, you know that those who have not come of age yet can be real assholes. I'm sure you can think of a time when you saw someone bullied, were bullied, or worse, were the bully when you were younger. But can you think of a time when you saw an adult bullied by a kid? If you watch the below video, you unfortunately will always remember such an instance. Read More
BY Intern Christina
in Eat Me
on Jun 05, 2012
When you were a kid, did you ever find yourself looking forward to celery? Probably not, unless your parents did a really great brainwashing job. In that case, more power to them. Now, Disney is trying to step in and do that parent brainwashing job themselves. Or maybe we should call it reverse-brainwashing, in the way of removing all junk food advertisements.
My memories of food from when I was a kid consist of begging my Mom to lay off the healthy stuff. Read More
So I'm the worst at riding a bike. I know..seems so simple, but I wobble and shake and I'm ashamed to admit I cried when trying to get over various hills in flats that kept slipping off. I don't like fast rides, the out-of-controlness freaks me out, so the idea of fastness on a bike, maybe crashing or falling always scared me. Believe me, I know what a wuss I am, but this video gives me inspiration! My ex-boyfriend, an avid and frequent biker, recently sent this to me. Read More
BY Catie Colliton
on Jul 02, 2010
Thanks go to Feministing for bringing this awesome little documentary that a bunch of school-age kids did on gender stereotyping! Way to go mini Judith Butlers— you've restored our faith in future generations. Read More
BY Nicole Finkbiner
on May 25, 2010
This is one really awesome little girl. I admire her enthusiasm. I don't think I could muster up nearly as much energy in the morning to be that positive.
Let's just hope she remains as confident and assertive through puberty. Read More
on Apr 28, 2010
Found this awesome video of Patti Smith on an episode of the late-70's/early-80's TV show "Kids are People Too," via Lesley's blog who found it on Kathleen's blog.
I love how Patti explains punk rock by saying that "Rock 'n roll's gettin' back in the hands of the people, it belongs to the kids again, not the big business guys" and the host just kind of mumbles in response, "We can go for that, I think..." Also, what kind of a kid wants to be a missionary when they grow up? And OMG, those lame-o wings hair cuts and the neutral colored cowl neck sweaters? Yup, I rocked that back in the day. Read More