Dr. Rebecca Hains

Monthly Archives: September 2013


Boys and girls and baby dolls

I am supposed to be working, but instead, I am eavesdropping as my four-year-old son, T., and his friend, N., play together with his two baby dolls, Sully and Buddy. T. is walking around with Sully under his shirt. N….

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VIDEO: Rebecca Hains discusses “Let Toys Be Toys” on Fox & Friends

LetToysBeToys-Fox+Friends

Let’s stop organizing toy aisles by gender. Toys are for everyone!

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LISTEN: Rebecca Hains discusses “FYI (If you’re a teenage girl)” on The Shift with Mike Eckford

UPDATED Sept. 6, 2013 at 9:40 a.m.: Last night, I was a guest on CKNW AM Vancouver’s┬áThe Shift with Mike Eckford, chatting about my response to Mrs. Hall, raising compassionate sons, and the sexualization of teenage girls. My segment is…

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A response to Mrs. Hall: Teaching our boys respect and self-control

“FYI (if you’re a teenage girl)“* came up in my facebook news feed a lot yesterday. It’s being shared with such enthusiasm that I was eager to read it. I hoped its advice for teenage girls about their facebook activities…

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“Princess park rangers” and “Space princesses”: Because gender stereotypes are inescapable, even on vacation.

The school year is starting. Families are returning home from their vacation travels with souvenirs and many fond memories; children are eager to tell their classmates what they did on their summer vacations. But unfortunately, many families’ travels brought them…

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