Let’s talk about sex. Let’s talk about education and enjoyment. Let’s hear it from geeky women.
When your kids have questions, do you have the answers? Here are some tips from GeekDad to help you along.
After reading my November 16 GeekMom post on talking with your kids about sexuality, one reader, Angie, commented: Ok, immediately, as in right now, go to Amazon, and buy this book: Everything You Never Wanted Your Kids to Know About Sex (But Were Afraid They’d Ask) by Richardson and Schuster…Andrea, this is EXACTLY what you’re […]
Education systems are a mess the world over. We know this, but we are dauntless geek parents. When we’re given a lemon situation, we don’t just make lemonade; we make rocket fuel! I don’t actually know if it’s possible or wise to launch a rocket using citrus, but if that’s what it takes to keep […]
This song was a lot more fun when I thought Salt n Pepa were singing it to my generation… So there we were in rush hour, driving down the Long Island Expressway, and from the eleven year old in the back seat comes the question: “So, Mom, if guys can get erections, I’m wondering, does […]
Over at the main Wired site, Clive Thompson has a great new column: "You Grew Up Playing Shoot’em Up Games. Why Can’t Your Kids?" In it, he wrestles with something all GeekDads have to sort out: what kinds of games are appropriate for each of your kids, and how do you know? Needless to say, […]
‘Anne’—titled ‘Anne With an E’ on Netflix—finished airing in Canada the other week and will be hitting Netflix on Friday, May 12, 2017. While ‘Anne’—co-produced by CBC and Netflix—is rated TV-G here in Canada, it would likely earn a rating of TV-PG in the United States. So, sit back while I review the contemporary version of the beloved Anne of Green Gables and give you ten things non-Canadian parents need to know about ‘Anne,’ with minuscule spoilers. No major plot points will be mentioned.
While men across cultures prefer women with “some baby-like features,” they also look for high cheekbones and narrow jaws in their partners, because while youth equates with health, too much youth could indicate that a mother lacks the necessary maturity to adequately care for a child.
A call for increased education on topics of women’s fertility and the difficulty of conceiving later in life.
Chastity Bites is something of a classic teen slasher flick but with a few key differences. While it’s normally the virgin who survives, in Chastity Bites it’s the virgins who are most at risk.
We raise our children to be the bosses of their own bodies. We teach them to dress and wash and feed themselves, and to keep their private parts private. But if our children happen to be daughters, there’s an oft-neglected aspect of self-care that we must impart: Voting. It may seem strange to count […]
Years ago, when living under a political administration that I didn’t much care for I read, just by chance, It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis. I was haunted by his rhetoric and by the fragility of the democracy he depicted. Now whenever I find myself in a discussion of atrocities, political or otherwise, I find myself looking in my own backyard and […]
We talk about sex, grammar, sci-fi, knitting, baby names, and so much more.
Okay, it had to happen eventually. Before you know it, your precious little Geeklet daughter turns into a gawky, tween-age Geekgirl, who is thrown headlong into the wild, wild world of Middle School. What comes with Middle School? Enrollment in 7th Grade Health Class. And what comes with Health Class? Lessons about babies. Don’t get […]
From the wildly popular website, magazine, book, and newsletter publisher The Nib, Be Gay Do Comics is a comic anthology of queer history, satire, memoir, and cultural awareness that is both caring and irreverent. The book features 244 illustrated pages by 40 artists and writers, with 56 individual comics. The stories date back to the […]
March is Women’s History Month here in the United States, so today’s column is a collection of books about women!
Seeing Gender is an excellent book about free expression and understanding the multi-faced subject of gender identity.
National Coming Out Day is tomorrow, October 11th. This post covers 12 facts you should be aware of for this holiday.
This Week’s Word Is “Women.” International Women’s Day is this Friday, and to mark it Word Wednesday is devoting three posts to books celebrating Women and Womanhood. Last week, I looked at So Here I Am, a book of great speeches given by women. This week, I am moving on to DK’s Women: Our History. The book […]
Reading Time: 6 minutes MetroCon 2018: The Gayest Panel at The Convention “We are officially the gayest people at this con.” Stated our panel host to the five of us gathered in the room. It was two minutes before ‘The Gayest Panel at the Convention’ was due to start. Yes, you heard me right. The […]
Reading Time: 15 minutes Between the Bookends, Image: Sophie Brown Welcome to this month’s bumper Between the Bookends. If it’s felt like a while since our last post, that’s because we’ve switched dates; Between the Bookends will now be appearing on the first of every month to bring you our latest reading discoveries. In the […]
Reading Time: 10 minutes Public Domain Image If you’re autistic, “Autism Awareness Month” is a special kind of hell. (CN: this article frequently references ableism as it specifically relates to disability and autism.) In a month that is theoretically about raising awareness of issues that affect me, my kids, and my community, I am invisible. […]
Reading Time: 5 minutes Image courtesy of A.J. O’Connell Last month, Audible released an audioplay of Angel Catbird, the 2016-17 Dark Horse comic series written by Margaret Atwood, illustrated by Johnnie Christmas, and colored by Tamra Bonvillian, and it’s the cat’s pajamas. But wait, you may say, don’t you mean an audiobook? No, kittens. I mean […]
This month ‘Day of the Dead: Bloodline’ and ‘Hellraiser: Judgment,’ two contemporary takes on big-name horror properties, made their way to home video. Read on to see how they stack up.
In ‘The Paris Review,’ Claire Dederer asks, “What Do We Do With the Art of Monstrous Men?” The conclusion she reached is less than satisfying.
Dakster gives her top 5 reasons you should check out Madam Tussauds in Orlando, Florida.
We need smart, kind characters in children’s media. Mainstream culture reflects and reinforces cultural norms. To change society, change media.
I am a woman. I do not want a female Doctor Who. I want to see diversity of masculinity to change the way boys view manhood.
It’s like I imagine if I say, “This is how it is,” everyone who feels some aspect of that identity more strongly than I do will counter, “That is NOT how it is!” So how is it? Where do I fit? What right do I have to claim any sort of identity at all?
In this month’s Between the Bookends, we discover the dream economy, favorite fantasy stories, hidden layers in ‘The X-Files,’ and the books that went to war.