Monthly Archives: July 2014

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The Danger of “Boys Will Be Boys”

Why this phrase should be banned from our vocabulary   Written by Elizabeth J. Meyer Contribution by Sangeetha Ravichandran   I’ve had a couple of different conversations with the teachers at my child’s preschool about some of the aggressive behaviors a few of the children have been exhibiting. It has been most alarming to wake…

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How I Learned To Stop Being So Nice

Written by Michelle Denise Jackson Contribution by Anushya Badrinath   Growing up, I was a very nice girl. I was always the one who went out of her way to help her friends. I would loan them money, offer them advice, give them rides, and help them with school assignments. I usually did not expect…

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Girl Things and Boy Things…

It so happened once that one of my boy cousins had forgotten to pack his shoes when visiting us. I happened to have a spare pair of brown shoes which I offered to loan to him for that day. His response was astounding. “Chi! These are girl shoes! I won’t wear them!” And they weren’t…

Like A Girl
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Like A Girl

The phrase “Like A Girl”  being used as an insult is a hard knock against any girl’s self-confidence. This ad highlights that in a manner of showing how adolescent young girls see themselves.

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#21stcenturywomenandmen

Last week, while sitting at a café waiting for a friend, I overheard (eavesdropped rather, since I’d finished with BuzzFeed) snippets from another table’s conversation. Since I don’t know the participants’ names I’m assigning numbers: Girl #1: ‘That movie was so sad! I’m still tearing up! I can’t believe you didn’t shed a tear! Girl…

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