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The Damage of Child Beauty Pageants

Riot.Jane This is the first time I’ve seen a non-hysterical critique of the phenomenon of child beauty pageants.  Most of the time it seems like it’s moon-bat crazy people throwing tantrums either for or against the concept.  In this blog

Posted in beauty, body image, culture, moms, psychology/psychiatry, relationships, self-esteem

Sexy Sundays | "The Morning After" the "First Time"

Riot.Jane A blog post by Mary Jo Rapini, LPC, caught my attention.  How you feel about losing your virginity depends…are you a guy or girl? begins with a discussion about the gender differences in the after-effects of the first sexual encounter as

Posted in body image, culture, education, moms, parenthood, self-esteem, sex, sexism

Riot.Jane Guest Blogs for "The Business Coach for Moms"

Riot.Jane Lady T contacted me and asked me to write about workplace dress for her audience.  This is a thorny topic with a wide variety of perspectives.  I thought about the issues again and realized that I hadn’t changed my

Posted in career, moms

"The Breast Milk Baby" Controversy

Admin.Jane If you haven’t heard, a new doll (i.e. toy for girls) will be introduced to the US market this spring.  Called “The Breast Milk Baby,” it was introduced in Europe in 2009 by Spanish toy company Berjuan Toys under

Posted in culture, education, moms, news, parenthood, taboo

The Wrong Lessons to Teach Your Child 101

Some Michiganders and Ohioans are on the front lines of living lessons we shouldn’t be teaching our children, namely that physical violence is the proper response to not getting your own way. Within the last month, a mother-daughter team attacked

Posted in abuse, culture, education, moms, news, parenthood, relationships

Girl Dies by Suicide After Rape-Allegation-Related Terror

A fourteen-year-old Michigan girl died by suicide November 8 after schoolmates bullied her due to a rape allegation involving her and an 18-year-old schoolmate. The only things that are truly clear at this point are: Samantha Kelly, 14, had sex with Joseph

Posted in abuse, culture, loss, moms, news, rape, self-esteem

More on the Elderly Indian IVF Trend

In a recent post, we discussed the cultural components involved in the developing Indian trend of financially middle- and upper-class elderly women giving birth through IVF.  I ended that post with the statement “I honestly can’t imagine living in such a culture.

Posted in feminism, health, moms, parenthood, sexism, taboo

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