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Princess Leia is a general now. But why isn’t she in more toy stores?

Children’s products still underrepresent heroic women like Leia.

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LISTEN: Rebecca Hains on #NoGenderDecember – News Radio 610 WTVN

I recently chatted with Joel Riley of News Radio 610 in Columbus, Ohio about the “No Gender December” campaign. Here’s our conversation: LISTEN: Joel Riley interviews Rebecca Hains about #NoGenderDecember News Radio 610 WTVN, Columbus, OH TRANSCRIPT: Joel Riley: Let’s spend a…

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VIDEO: Rebecca Hains on #NoGenderDecember, FOX & Friends

Is ending the stereotype-filled gendered marketing of toys really such a bad idea? FOX and I disagree in a lively television debate.

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Can girls be doctors? Preschool art project says “no.” (Reader story)

Why are we still teaching our children that DOCTOR = MALE in 2014? There’s no good reason. A guest post by reader Julie Danahy Hebeisen My friend Julie is a non-profit event planner in the Boston area and a married first-time mother to…

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“Is my son smart?” “Is my daughter skinny?” Google Searches Reveal Parents’ Gender Biases

According to a recent New York Times op-ed, “Google, Tell Me, Is My Son a Genius?”, parents’ Google search trends teach us a lot about parents’ biases towards their sons and daughters. Specifically, parents tend to search the internet for…

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Unwanted Touching: Unacceptable at Any Age (Yes, Even Age 6)

In this week’s news, a 6-year-old boy in Colorado was suspended from school. The reason? He had repeatedly kissed one of his classmates, despite her telling him to stop. The girl’s mother, Jade Masters-Ownbey, noted that the boy’s behavior had been…

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An Open Letter to Justin Lookadoo

By Jennifer Shewmaker and Dae Sheridan  Dear Mr. Lookadoo, We (along with most of the internet) recently heard about your presentation at Richardson High School.  The students’ outrage shed light on your views of the “dateability” of children and how…

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