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Posted by Tuesday Afternoon | Sun Apr 13, 2014, 12:38 PM (1 replies)


Whether it's being asked if they would like a "girl toy" or "boy toy" or the pink and blue color-coded aisles of major toy stores, we hear from many parents that they and their kids are tired of the gender stereotypes associated with toys. That's why it's exciting to see this manager being proactive about breaking down the idea that girls and boys should automatically prefer certain types of toys -- after all, plenty of girls like Skylanders and many boys are fans of My Little Pony.

Gender stereotyping of children's toys is limiting to both girls and boys -- just like fostering spatial and analytic skills in girls is important so is teaching boys how to be nurturing. Let's encourage other managers to follow Lorena's great example and, hopefully, the industry will decide to stop serving up gender stereotypes with their kids' meals and make it a company policy. Kudos to Lorena for taking the lead!

For more stories of both real-life and fictional girls and women confronting sexism and prejudice in a multitude of forms, visit our "Gender Discrimination" section at http://www.amightygirl.com/books/social-issues/prejudice-discrimination?cat=69

On A Mighty Girl, we feature thousands of empowering toys that reflect the diverse range of children's interests including science, arts & crafts, building, and pretend play. While our toy collection was created with Mighty Girls in mind, we believe both girls and boys will love the featured toys, just as we believe that all children benefit from the girl-empowering books and resources found throughout A Mighty Girl. To browse our toy section, which is sortable by age and theme using the left menu filters, visit http://www.amightygirl.com/toys
Posted by Tuesday Afternoon | Sat Apr 12, 2014, 02:12 AM (14 replies)

When will men realize that we are onto them?

Mean and cruel and hatred are emotions, too - and some of those fuckers


so fucking tired of their bullshit.

Posted by Tuesday Afternoon | Sat Apr 12, 2014, 01:51 AM (0 replies)

Lifeboat = The Movie

LIFEBOAT has to be one of the most feminist films every made. The army nurse, fresh from an affair with a married man, who wastes no time making a new conquest, supervises an amputation and leads a murderous mob against a Nazi, is the *nice* girl! She may have been second fiddle to Captain Tallulah Bankhead but she was as brave and worthy a seafarer as any man. Mary Anderson, who played Nurse Alice MacKenzie, was the last surviving member of the crew. She died today at 96.

In the Atlantic during WWII, a ship and a German U-boat are involved in a battle and both are sunk. The survivors from the ship gather in one of the boats. They are from a variety of backgrounds: an international journalist, a rich businessman, the radio operator, a nurse, a steward, a sailor and an engineer with communist tendencies. Trouble starts when they pull a man out of the water who turns out to be from the U-boat.

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Posted by Tuesday Afternoon | Tue Apr 8, 2014, 01:59 PM (7 replies)

President Obama Takes a Stand for Women on Equal Pay Day

Women in the U.S. make roughly one-third less than men doing the same jobs, which means it would take a woman from January 1 to April 8 the following year (or more than 15 months) to earn what a man does in 12 months. That’s why workers across the country recognize today as Equal Pay Day—a reminder that we still have a long way to go to achieving gender equality in the workplace.

The Paycheck Fairness Act, which would ban employers from punishing employers for speaking about their wages, was voted down in 2012 and is expected to fail again this week.

But President Obama is not waiting any longer for Congress to help fix the wage gap. He signed an executive order today that could make a huge difference in the way employers pay their workers.

First, the executive order bans all federal contractors from retaliating against those who discuss their salaries with coworkers. Rules banning pay-related discussions have allowed employers to hide gender and race inequalities, as in the case of Lilly Ledbetter, who didn’t learn until it was too late that she was being underpaid. When Ledbetter finally discovered that she was making thousands less than her male co-workers and sued her employer, the Supreme Court ruled that she filed too long after her first unequal paycheck for the complaint to be valid. The Institute for Women’s Policy Research released a report in January that showed 51 percent of women are discouraged or prohibited from discussing their salaries with other employees—not to mention that there are policies in place that prohibit workers such as Ledbetter from discussing their pay.

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Posted by Tuesday Afternoon | Tue Apr 8, 2014, 01:43 PM (2 replies)

I am Ready ...

Posted by Tuesday Afternoon | Fri Mar 28, 2014, 12:07 AM (6 replies)

Ok. Is it just me or does any one else see

The irony of aikoaiko locking that thread in GD? Of all the hosts serving they let one that has posted in the thread be the one to lock it. Really?
Posted by Tuesday Afternoon | Wed Mar 26, 2014, 05:03 PM (139 replies)

Try it. Just Try It! C'mon ... I double dog dare ya!! ;-)

Posted by Tuesday Afternoon | Mon Mar 24, 2014, 06:31 PM (22 replies)

Another Fine Edition of Cat Shaming ...

The 27 Naughtiest Cats In The World... And I Can't Stop Laughing

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Posted by Tuesday Afternoon | Mon Mar 24, 2014, 05:52 PM (13 replies)

Trolls are misunderstood creatures. Really ...

Posted by Tuesday Afternoon | Mon Mar 24, 2014, 12:59 PM (7 replies)
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