Every Sunday I’ll post some of my favourite feminist parenting links/articles for your perusal.
Here’s this week’s reading list:
- Our Sons – Contrary to what some critics are saying, boys raised by feminists are growing up just fine.
- Maternity Leave – a great article on the debate on women’s “choice” between motherhood and a career.
- Are You Kidding? – Tubal ligation procedures denied to young women who don’t want children.
- Dreaming Of A Pink Christmas – As Christmas approaches, the children’s toy industry goes into overdrive. Rosalyn Ball looks at how girls and boys toys are still unbelievably segregated along strict gender lines.
- Single Moms Can’t Win For Losing – a great article approaching the stigma and bad press attached to single motherhood.
- Why My Son Wears Pink – At two year’s old, Penni F’s son happily enthuses over both fairies and trucks. But, she worries, what happens when pressure to be a ‘real man’ kicks in?
- Sisters! Some of us are mothers, too! – Mothers’ issues are feminist issues, argues Ruth Moss (now a part-time writer for Mothers for Women’s Lib!).
- Lesson one in “Mother Blaming and Shaming” – What happens when the most productive work on the planet isn’t recognised?
- How To Raise A Feminist Son – “My son is beautiful, smart, and extremely capable. Obviously, this terrifies me. I have spent a lot of time asking myself this very, very important question: How do I teach my son to not abuse his privilege?”
Enjoy the articles, and if you come across something you think would be relevant for next week’s Sunday Reading List, shoot me an email at ghostloveATgmailDOTcom or leave a comment to this post.