It’s all too easy to accidentally pick out a well-titled, gorgeously illustrated picture book for your kids, only to find that the book perpetuates tired gender stereotypes. On the other hand, children’s books are filled with some of the most subversive characters in literature. Here are five feminist-friendly books my family has read over the years that my now-eight-year-old daughter and five-year-old son love.
This month, we’re putting together a series of feminist gift guides. They're a way to highlight fun stuff we love and creators we're excited to support. I'm kicking it off with a gift guide for science nerds—the STEM-fan in your life could use some love, after all.
From using our pencils all the way down to their erasers to taking out the literal trash, we’ve got nonprofit cred. Here’s our top 5 list. Make sure you read all the way through—#2 is pretty important.
5. We all sit in the same 900 square foot office.
Not like, the cool kind of open-space Google Campus high-ceilinged office. A tiny, used-to-be-an-upstairs-apartment kind of room. Need to make a private phone call? The closet is your only hope. We love it. But it’s definitely nonprofit material.
Here’s the news that could improve. We’ve still got $18,000 to raise and just over a week to get there.
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It’s hard to ignore the bold black and red lettering on the cover of our Love/Lust issue, set against a bright yellow background.
"Everything you always wanted to know about love/lust.*" And then, lingering a few lines below, "*But were afraid to ask."
In its pages, you’ll find out that through the varied lenses of dozens of writers, illustrators, and editors, we actually do explore love and lust from perspectives that too often fall under the radar—from dating while fat, to political sex scandals, to Playgirl’s hairy history and back again—and we’re excited for you to dig into the issue.
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