• Family & Relationships

The Feminist's Guide to Raising a Little Princess

How to Raise a Girl Who's Authentic, Joyful, and Fearless--Even If She Refuses to Wear Anything but a Pink Tutu
Author: Devorah Blachor
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1524704024
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 288
View: 1247
“May God grant me the serenity to accept the color pink, the courage to not let my house become a shrine to pink and princesses, and the wisdom to know that pink is just a color, not a decision to never attend college in the hopes of marrying wealthy.” - from The Feminist’s Guide to Raising a Little Princess Smart, funny, and thought-provoking, this book shows feminist parents how to navigate their daughters' princess-obsessed years by taking a non-judgmental and positive approach. Devorah Blachor, an ardent feminist, never expected to be the parent of a little girl who was totally obsessed with the color pink, princesses, and all things girly. When her three-year-old daughter fell down the Disney Princess rabbit hole, she wasn't sure how to reconcile the difference between her parental expectations and the reality of her daughter’s passion. In this book inspired by her viral New York Times Motherlode piece “Turn Your Princess-Obsessed Toddler Into a Feminist in Eight Easy Steps,” Blachor offers insight, advice, and plenty of humor and personal anecdotes for other mothers who cringe each morning when their daughter refuses to wear anything that isn’t pink. Her story of how she surrendered control and opened up—to her Princess Toddler, to pink, and to life—is a universal tale of modern parenting. She addresses important issues such as how to raise a daughter in a society that pressures girls and women to bury their own needs, conform to a beauty standard and sacrifice their own passions.

    • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

The Feminist's Guide to Raising a Little Princess

How to Raise a Girl Who's Authentic, Joyful, and Fearless - Even If She Refuses to Wear Anything But a Pink Tutu
Author: Devorah Blachor
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0143130358
Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
Page: 288
View: 7970
"Devorah Blachor, an ardent feminist, never expected to be the parent of a little girl who was totally obsessed with the color pink, princesses, and all things girly. She wasn't sure how to reconcile the difference between her parental expectations and the reality of her Disney-worshiping three-year-old daughter. Offering insight, advice, and plenty of humor and personal anecdotes, this mother shares her story of how she surrendered control and opened up--to her Princess Toddler, to pink, and to life. She addresses important issues such as how to raise a daughter in a society that pressures girls and women to conform to an unrealistic beauty ideal, and how to let her daughter feel free to be her authentic self"--

    • Social Science

Girls Are Not Chicks Coloring Book


Author: Jacinta Bunnell,Julie Novak
Publisher: PM Press
ISBN: 1604862351
Category: Social Science
Page: 32
View: 9822
Truly fun for all ages, this unique coloring book subversively and playfully examines the female gender stereotypes that pervade daily life. A diverse group of pictures reinforce positive gender roles throughout the book and show that girls are thinkers, creators, fighters, and healers. Some of the characters who show the new face of the feminine include Rapunzel, who now has power tools and Miss Muffet, who tells the spider off and considers a career as an arachnologist. Deconstructing the homogeneity of gender expression has never been so colorful.

    • Family & Relationships

How to Raise a Feminist

Bringing up kids with the confidence to change the world
Author: Allison Vale,Victoria Ralfs
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1472137094
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 208
View: 4420
'We are all equally fascinating, equally valuable, equally capable of altruism, equally able to change the world for the better. That's feminism, isn't it? And it's what every parent wants for their kids . . . every parent that's not a d*ck, that is.' Growing up in the '70s, neither Allison Vale nor Victoria Ralfs reckoned they needed feminism. But years of settling for the smallest chops at the dinner table, getting battered in British Bulldog, and negotiating the flasher down the lane, left them feeling uneasy: had feminism been the missing link? In How to Raise a Feminist, they join forces as mothers, educators, story-tellers and women, to tell the riotous story of how they came to put feminism at the core of their parenting. Real feminism is: · NOT angry or man-hating · common sense · the way to raise happily flawed, robust sons and daughters Real parenting is: . mostly without a script . often a bit terrifying . entirely amazing How to Raise a Feminist is the ideal read for anyone, anywhere, unnerved by the pressure to be perfect; a 'good enough' guide to raising your children into gloriously gutsy, empathetic, likeable young people, irrespective of their gender.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Raising My Rainbow

Adventures in Raising a Fabulous, Gender Creative Son
Author: Lori Duron
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 0770437710
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 288
View: 1695
Raising My Rainbow is Lori Duron’s frank, heartfelt, and brutally funny account of her and her family's adventures of distress and happiness raising a gender-creative son. Whereas her older son, Chase, is a Lego-loving, sports-playing boy's boy, her younger son, C.J., would much rather twirl around in a pink sparkly tutu, with a Disney Princess in each hand while singing Lady Gaga's "Paparazzi." C.J. is gender variant or gender nonconforming, whichever you prefer. Whatever the term, Lori has a boy who likes girl stuff—really likes girl stuff. He floats on the gender-variation spectrum from super-macho-masculine on the left all the way to super-girly-feminine on the right. He's not all pink and not all blue. He's a muddled mess or a rainbow creation. Lori and her family choose to see the rainbow. Written in Lori's uniquely witty and warm voice and launched by her incredibly popular blog of the same name, Raising My Rainbow is the unforgettable story of her wonderful family as they navigate the often challenging but never dull privilege of raising a slightly effeminate, possibly gay, totally fabulous son. Now with Extra Libris material, including a reader’s guide and bonus content From the Trade Paperback edition.

    • Social Science

Manifesta [10th Anniversary Edition]

Young Women, Feminism, and the Future
Author: Jennifer Baumgardner,Amy Richards
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466814810
Category: Social Science
Page: 464
View: 9760
In the year 2000, girl culture was clearly ascendant. From Lilith Fair to Buffy the Vampire Slayer to the WNBA, it seemed that female pride was the order of the day. Yet feminism was also at a crossroads; "girl power" feminists were obsessed with personal empowerment at the expense of politics, while political institutions such as Ms. and NOW had lost their ability to speak to a new generation. In Manifesta, Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards brilliantly revealed the snags in each feminist hub, all the while proving that these snags had not imperiled the future of the feminist cause. The book went on to inspire a new generation of female readers, and has become a classic of contemporary feminist literature. In the decade since Manifesta was published, the world has changed in ways both promising and disheartening for the feminist cause. Despite major strides forward, the wage gap remains vast; many feminist publications have died; shame around abortion has lingered and '90s-style anti-abortion terrorism has reemerged. Many of the points first raised so bravely in Manifesta remain urgent—namely, why it's still critical for today's young women to focus on gender. This tenth anniversary edition of Manifesta, complete with updated back matter, commentary from the authors, and a provocative new preface, shows why the issues first raised by Baumgardner and Richards remain as timely as ever.

    • Family & Relationships

Your Daughter's Bedroom

Insights for Raising Confident Women
Author: Joyce T. T. McFadden
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780230120259
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 240
View: 6169
Your Daughter's Healthy Identity Starts With You After psychoanalyst Joyce McFadden treated countless women who felt alone and isolated in experiences that they were unaware many other women were dealing with too, she began to ask what she could do to help them reach out to each other. The result was the launch of her Women's Realities Study in which she interviewed hundreds of women from ages 18-105, about the most private issues as she sought to understand what events in a woman's life impact her future happiness and self-confidence. What McFadden found was truly revealing— the theme that most interested them as they explored their identities was how their relationship with their mothers influenced their understanding of themselves as sexual beings throughout their lives—from the time they were little girls straight through adulthood. Drawing on over a thousand responses, Your Daughter's Bedroom offers a new and unprecedented look at the mother-daughter bond. McFadden argues that the type of womanhood mothers model for their daughters determines the young girls' comfort with their own bodies which, in turn, leads to confidence and satisfaction later in life. From the most mundane and everyday gestures—a reluctance to call body parts by their real name; an offhanded suggestion to lose weight— to how mothers introduce life altering events such as the start of puberty and sexual exploration, all of these have an impact on a girl's psyche. She found that in an attempt to protect and shield daughters, mothers withhold important information and leave girls to wrestle with their own bourgeoning sexuality and other challenges of growing up. Offering a fresh perspective on the fraught mother-daughter relationship, McFadden shows how mothers can create the right environment for their daughters to grow into self-assured women. Your Daughter's Bedroom is an essential resource for women who want to establish a more open and positive relationship with their daughters.

    • Social Science

Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions


Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 1524733148
Category: Social Science
Page: 80
View: 8443
A few years ago, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie received a letter from a childhood friend, a new mother who wanted to know how to raise her baby girl to be a feminist. Dear Ijeawele is Adichie’s letter of response: fifteen invaluable suggestions—direct, wryly funny, and perceptive—for how to empower a daughter to become a strong, independent woman. Filled with compassionate guidance and advice, it gets right to the heart of sexual politics in the twenty-first century, and starts a new and urgently needed conversation about what it really means to be a woman today.

    • Family & Relationships

Cinderella Ate My Daughter

Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture
Author: Peggy Orenstein
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062041630
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 272
View: 1374
The rise of the girlie-girl, warns Peggy Orenstein, is no innocent phenomenon. Following her acclaimed books Flux, Schoolgirls, and the provocative New York Times bestseller Waiting for Daisy, Orenstein’s Cinderella Ate My Daughter offers a radical, timely wake-up call for parents, revealing the dark side of a pretty and pink culture confronting girls at every turn as they grow into adults.

    • Family & Relationships

Princess Recovery

A How-to Guide to Raising Strong, Empowered Girls Who Can Create Their Own Happily Ever Afters
Author: Jennifer L Hartstein
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1440531838
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 256
View: 2450
At two, she only wears dresses because she's a princess like the ones on TV. At six, she wants the trendiest, scantily clad doll because all her friends have it. At eight, she's begging for makeup because she wants to be pretty like the teen superstars. Your daughter has every opportunity to be independent and confident--if only you could help her tune out the rest of the world! But can you really deny your little girl dresses, cartoons, and friends until she is out of danger? Child and adolescent psychologist Dr. Jennifer L. Hartstein has good news: you don't have to! Her unique program teaches you to curb the world's influence on your daughter--without making her live in a bubble. In this debut book, Dr. Hartstein teaches you to: Encourage your daughter to pursue her passion with industry and intelligence Establish high but realistic expectations of your daughter and her future Provide context for problematic influences--from the media to prissy peers Build a mutual trust that will withstand her adolescent growing pains With this plan, you can bring balance, confidence, and self-sufficiency into your daughter's life without denying her a modern, vibrant childhood.

    • Social Science

The Essential Feminist Reader


Author: Estelle B. Freedman
Publisher: Modern Library Classics
ISBN: 0812974603
Category: Social Science
Page: 472
View: 9437
An in-depth anthology of feminist writing ranges from the origins of feminist ideas to the global feminism and Third Wave movements of the late 1990s in a collection that includes works by Betty Friedan, Virginia Woolf, Emma Goldman, Eve Ensler, the Guerrilla Girls, and John Stuart Mill, along with lively commentary on each piece's context and meaning. Original. 15,000 first printing.

    • Social Science

Feminist Fairy Tales


Author: Barbara G. Walker
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062288350
Category: Social Science
Page: 256
View: 9961
Prominent feminist author Barbara Walker has revamped, retold, and infused with life some of your favorite classic fairy tales. No longer are women submissive, helpless creatures in need of redemption through the princely male! Instead they are vibrantly alive, strong women who take fate into their own hands.

    • Family & Relationships

Growing a Girl

Seven Strategies for Raising a Strong, Spirited Daughter
Author: Barbara Mackoff
Publisher: Dell
ISBN: 9780440506614
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 278
View: 6150
Provides effective guidelines to help parents raise daughters, explaining how to avoid sexual stereotypes, widen opportunities, enhance learning, and cultivate strong, spirited, and caring young women. Original.

    • Social Science

In Defense of the Princess

How Plastic Tiaras and Fairytale Dreams Can Inspire Smart, Strong Women
Author: Jerramy Fine
Publisher: Running Press
ISBN: 076245878X
Category: Social Science
Page: 224
View: 6858
It’s no secret that most girls, at some point, love all things princess: the poofy dresses, the plastic tiaras, the color pink. Even grown-up women can’t get enough of royal weddings and royal gossip. Yet critics claim the princess dream sets little girls up to be weak and submissive, and allows grown women to indulge in fantasies of rescue rather than hard work and self-reliance. Enter Jerramy Fine – an unabashed feminist who is proud of her life-long princess obsession and more than happy to defend it. Through her amusing life story and in-depth research, Fine makes it clear that feminine doesn’t mean weak, pink doesn’t mean inferior, and girliness is not incompatible with ambition. From 9th century Cinderella to modern-day Frozen, from Princess Diana to Kate Middleton, from Wonder Woman to Princess Leia, Fine valiantly assures us that princesses have always been about power, not passivity. And those who love them can still be confident, intelligent women. Provocative, insightful, but also witty and personal, In Defense of the Princess empowers girls, women, and parents to dream of happily ever after without any guilt or shame.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Feminist Baby


Author: Loryn Brantz
Publisher: Disney Electronic Content
ISBN: 1368012884
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: N.A
View: 7517
Feminist Baby likes pink and blue. Sometimes she'll throw up on you! Feminist Baby chooses what to wear and if you don't like it she doesn't care! Meet the irrepressible Feminist Baby in this refreshing, clever board book about a girl who's not afraid to do her own thing, and wants to make as much noise as possible along the way!

    • Humor

You Don't Have to Like Me

Essays on Growing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding Feminism
Author: Alida Nugent
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698176030
Category: Humor
Page: 240
View: 9580
"Hilarious...[Nugent] documents her journey to feminism while skewering misogynist tropes and delivering some painful truths." –Publishers Weekly (starred review) “Feminist” is not a four-letter word, but Alida Nugent resisted it for a long time. She feared the “scarlet F” being thrust upon her for refusing to laugh at misogynistic jokes at parties; she withered under the judgmental gaze of store clerks when buying Plan B, and she swore that she was “not like other girls.” But eventually, like so many of us, she discovered that feminism is an empowering identity to take on. It’s okay to criticize beauty standards but still love dark lipstick, investing in female friendships is the most rewarding thing ever, and no one should feel pressured to eat an “unseasoned chicken breast the size of a deck of playing cards” as every sad dinner for the rest of eternity. With sincerity, intelligence, and wit, Nugent invites readers in to her most private moments of personal growth. From struggling with an eating disorder for most of her teen years to embracing all aspects of her biracial identity, she tackles tough topics with honest vulnerability. Smartly-written, unapologetic, and laugh-out-loud funny, You Don’t Have to Like Me is perfect for readers of Roxane Gay, Rebecca Skolnit, and Sloane Crosley. From the Trade Paperback edition.

    • Family & Relationships

Calmer, Easier, Happier Parenting

Five Strategies That End the Daily Battles and Get Kids to Listen the First Time
Author: Noel Janis-Norton
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101612444
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 448
View: 3165
International bestseller Tired of nagging, pleading, negotiating, or yelling just to get your kids to do the simple things you ask? You don’t need to be a Tiger Mom or a Helicopter Parent. There is a better way. Calmer, Easier, Happier Parenting brings the joy back into family life and helps parents to raise confident, responsible adults. Based on her forty-plus years of experience, behavioral specialist Noël Janis-Norton outlines a clear, step-by-step plan that will help any parent raise a child who is cooperative and considerate, confident and self-reliant. Transform your family life with these five strategies: Descriptive Praise, Preparing for Success, Reflective Listening, Never Ask Twice and Rewards and Consequences. You’ll begin to see results almost immediately: • Kids start cooperating the first time you ask • Mornings, bedtimes, mealtimes and homework all become easier • Even very resistant kids start saying” yes” instead of “no” Full of examples and stories from real parents, this book offers the complete toolkit for achieving peaceful, productive parenting. Parents who have read How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk or Positive Parenting will appreciate Noël’s battle-tested methods and easy-to-follow strategies. From the Trade Paperback edition.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Baby Feminists


Author: Libby Babbott-Klein,Jessica Walker
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0451480120
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 24
View: 3548
An irresistible timely lift-the-flap board book featuring lush illustrations of your favorite feminist icons as adorable babies! Before Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Mae Jemison, Frida Kahlo, and others were change-making feminists, they were . . . babies! In this board book that's perfect for budding feminists, discover what these iconic figures might have looked like as adorable babies and toddlers. With its inspiring message that any baby can grow up to make the world a better place for all genders, this board book makes the perfect baby gift for any family that wants to raise children who can recognize Gloria Steinem on sight.

    • Social Science

Women & Power

A Manifesto
Author: Mary Beard
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 1782834532
Category: Social Science
Page: 74
View: 4677
Britain's best-known classicist Mary Beard, is also a committed and vocal feminist. With wry wit, she revisits the gender agenda and shows how history has treated powerful women. Her examples range from the classical world to the modern day, from Medusa and Athena to Theresa May and Hillary Clinton. Beard explores the cultural underpinnings of misogyny, considering the public voice of women, our cultural assumptions about women's relationship with power, and how powerful women resist being packaged into a male template. A year on since the advent of #metoo, Beard looks at how the discussions have moved on during this time, and how that intersects with issues of rape and consent, and the stories men tell themselves to support their actions. In trademark Beardian style, using examples ancient and modern, Beard argues, 'it's time for change - and now!' From the author of international bestseller SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Pirates and Princesses


Author: Jill Kargman
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101648597
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
View: 8108
Ivy and Fletch have been best friends since babyhood. But when they get to kindergarten, they discover that the girls play with the girls, and the boys with the boys; suddenly Ivy and Fletch find themselves apart on the playground, on the Princess Team and the Pirate Team. It isn't until Fletch steps in to rescue Princess Ivy from pirate capture that they realize they miss playing together. Can they desegregate their playground? This lighthearted story of cooperation and open-mindedness will resonate with kids, parents, and teachers everywhere.