Shelley - posted on 09/22/2009 ( 14 moms have responded )
I know some of you agree with me on these issues, and I'm wondering if you practice what you preach? Are you teaching your sons to be feminists as well as your daughters? I try very very hard to counter any and all sexism. Disney is the worst! I find society, especially these family values Christians, to be incredibly invasive on these issues. I try very hard to raise my babies the way I KNOW is right, but I'm constantly countered by society's values. And they actually make me question my own convictions! Ex: Are my children going to be made fun of b/c they are different/ have a different (feminist) perception of the world? I guess my point is that it's easy to say you're raising your children as feminists, but does society really allow you to? ..
AND, I recently came across a great children's book I'd like to share with you that emphasizes the lack of biological differences of boys and girls and their abilities to do whatever it is they want. I love it. http://www.freetobefoundation.org/