Posts Tagged ‘gender’

Friday link roundup 4/7

50 things to say to you child instead of “How was your day?”

In this short film, kids describe their emotions.

How screen time may affect kids’ sensory processing abilities.

How having a transgender child changed this Texas mother’s perspective. Also talks about transgender children in schools, policies, bathrooms, and much more.

In case of emergency: A story (article and video clip) about the seed vault in remote northern Norway, full of seeds from plants from all over the world.

On a matriarchal tribe in southwest China.

In pursuit of a flat stomach? Why having a little belly fat is a good thing for women.

In light of the recent chemical attack in Syria, how chemical attacks impact children.

Friday link roundup 3/24


Quote: To the girl who reads by flashlight/ who sees dragons in the clouds/ who feels most alive in worlds that never were/ who knows magic is real/who dreams…This is for you.  -Dedication from Hunted by Meagan Spooner



One woman’s journey from anorexia to body positivity.

A 19-year-old artist confronts stereotypes of black male teens through joyful photographs.

An exploration about the importance of of balance as a sense.

Is it more important to console children immediately, let them cry and express their emotions, or tell them to buck up? This article weighs in.

“One hundred years ago, people had a very different idea of what it means to be heterosexual. Understanding that shift in thinking can tell us a lot about fluid sexual identities today.” – From this fascinating article about heterosexuality.

Is there a high cost and disadvantage to having greater emotional intelligence and empathy?

Research shows that electing more women changes the way government works.

Breaking: the American Health Care Act, the bill that was intended to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, has just been withdrawn in the U.S. Congress.


Friday link roundup 3/10

Iceland becomes the first country to make equal pay mandatory.

Slovenia adds the right to drinkable water to their constitution.

An Iranian playwright wrote a play about the refugee detention centers in Australia.

At five years old, a girl from Oklahoma becomes the youngest person to qualify for the National Spelling Bee.

A bookstore decided to demonstrate how sexism affects the publishing industry by flipping books written by men around. The result is eye-opening.

On the Native Nations Rise march for indigenous rights.

Photos and commentary from “A Day without A Woman”/International Women’s Day throughout the United States.

Friday link roundup 1/27

In terms of activism, this article from Everyday Feminism explains why marching isn’t the only way.

Making history:  Museums from all around the world have been collecting signs from the women’s marches.

Have an opinion about an issue, and have difficulty with the idea of calling your senators and representatives? This post gives tips for people with social anxiety. I personally think it could be helpful for anyone who might need to reserve energy for these types of things.

Want to write a letter to Congress? This site gives tips on how to write an effective letter so that your voice is more likely to be heard.

How to Stay Outraged without Losing Your Mind: this post gives some good tips on how to stay aware and active under the current political climate without burning out. Self-care and occasionally unplugging are part of this, too.

A study shows that girls as young as six may already have gendered beliefs about intelligence.

Thanks to recent rain and show, California’s drought is finally coming to an end.

Friday link roundup 1/20

A study found that women only said 26% of the words in the biggest movies in 2016.

Thousands will be in Washington D.C. tomorrow for the Women’s March on Washington. Here are ideas on how to support the movement from home.

The Woman’s March has gone global; here is an article about the rallies in Scandinavia.

After posting yesterday, I was happy to see this article: For people who might not have the physical ability or stamina to join Saturday’s marches and rallies, activists created the Disability March so participants can participate virtually.  On this website, people can post their pictures and share why they’re marching.

Heroine: Women’s Creative Leadership is a regular podcast on women, leadership, creativity, and more.

Canadian musician Buffy Sainte-Marie is being recognized for her dedication to protecting Indigenous communities and intellectual property.

Friday link roundup 1/13

On Wednesday night, the Senate voted on budget provisions for the Affordable Care Act. This post shares details and makes some important distinctions.

For 25 years, Canada has been building a coast-to-coast trail. Now, it’s almost done.

A list of 20 fitness smartphone apps that might help you get in shape. Most are free. The list includes DownDog, the yoga app I’ve already blogged about. I just downloaded AllTrails, which includes information on around 50,000 hiking and mountain biking trails in North America.

Maybelline just hired their first male spokesperson. In Fall 2016, CoverGirl hired their first male ambassador for their brand.

Some people have drawn parallels between Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale and recent current events. It’s timely, then, that Hulu is producing their own version of the story starring Elizabeth Moss. This article includes a trailer of the series.

A new kind of food pantry is sprouting up in yards across America. It’s similar to the concept of little Free Libraries, except with nonperishable food items.

Community Links

I’m encouraging you all to share your blogs, links, etc. You can send them to me here. I’d love this to be a regular section, and to support you!

Grand Lens Photography, a New York City-based photography business, photographs weddings and more. They’re also a great resource; they post regularly on their blog.  Here’s a blog on three reasons photo prints are great.

Looking for more insight and pizazz in your makeup routine? This site,, has tutorials on a range of topics, from choosing the right shade for your skin to makeup application tips. Here’s a link to their tutorial on makeup for brown eyes.

Friday link roundup 11/4

Beyoncé and the Dixie Chicks performed “Daddy Lessons” at the Country Music Awards. This NPR article reflects about the significance of the act, while another article discusses the backlash of negative comments about the performance on social media. See the performance here, or listen to the studio version here.

Glamour magazine names Emily Doe woman of the year, and she writes an eloquent update about her life after Brock Turner’s conviction and short sentence, and what it means to be a survivor.

A trial on male birth control shots was cut short due to side effects. These side effects are similar to many of the side effects women who take hormonal birth control.  experience. This article from the Atlantic discusses the different stakes of male and female birth control.

About a woman who took a year off to find love and wrote about her experiences.

Do parents invade their children’s privacy when they post photos of them online? This NPR article discusses and investigates this question.

In the United States, Election Day is Tuesday, November 8th. How an elementary school teacher taught her students about the electoral process through teaching them about the election of 1800. Time magazine ranks the “dirtiest elections” in U.S. history and discusses how the current election compares. Variety shares the livestreams and updates that will be available on election day.