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Literary SFF – Grief, Gender, and the Power of Creativity

Literary SFF – Grief, Gender, and the Power of Creativity

This month’s literary SFF column looks at two very different books. One features a gentle apocalypse. The other is a gothic fantasy with a nest of mysteries. Read More

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Comics Club-4-Kidz (February): Kid Tested, Kid Approved

Comics Club-4-Kidz (February): Kid Tested, Kid Approved

Comics Club-4-Kids is a monthly club exploring comic books for a variety of age ranges. Since some families have multiple age ranges, Comics Club-4-Kidz helps parents by finding similar themes across varying content so that families can have conversations together. So, join us in this month’s look at gender in ‘Power Up,’ ‘Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur,’ and ‘Superman/Wonder Woman.’ Because kids need more comics. Read More

TinkersToys vs K’nex: Gendering American Classics

TinkersToys vs K’nex: Gendering American Classics

There was a lot of silly and random gendering at ToyFair 2015. I saw the same foam bows and bikes painted pink, and lots of building toys like the TinkerToy sets above. One place did it the other way–their soap making kit had girls on it, but their one for boys was for making “prank” soap. Because cleanliness is for girls. Read More

Saying “Neigh” to Equestria Girls

Saying “Neigh” to Equestria Girls

Which is all to say that, despite GeekMom Kelly’s charming review of the recent release My Little Pony: Equestria Girls, I am going to suggest that parents steer clear of this franchise. In a country where women are increasingly primary wage earners for their families, I say: Give girls the skills they need to get stable, lucrative jobs. America, put that Equestria Girl back on its pink shelf! Instead, I offer this short selection of fun, empowering, alternative gifts for little girls. Read More