Archive for September, 2013

Thursday, September 26th, 2013 at 10:00 | 0 comments
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Today’s guest blogger is Emily Brooks. She is a Brooklyn-based journalist who writes to change perceptions of gender, sexuality, and disability. She is currently writing a book on kids and gender-nonconformity and working with children and teenagers with special needs. I appreciate Emily’s guest blog in particular because I always wanted to write a blog […]

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 at 10:00 | 0 comments
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There is a saying. It’s plastered over office walls, on desks, and sent through email chain letters. Although there are several versions of the saying, the gist of the saying has remained the same over time. It’s formula includes two parts. First, it reads: a something (let’s call it X) on your part. Second, it […]

Friday, September 20th, 2013 at 10:00 | 0 comments
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Guest Blogger Moira LaBarbera Last month the New York State Department of Education released the state standardized test scores for children in grades 3 through 8.  The state informed the public that 70% of the students who took those tests were failures. As a parent of two children who took those tests, I had a […]

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 at 10:00 | 0 comments
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According to the Telegraph, a daily UK newspaper with international distribution, a translation table “reveals” the “truth” behind British politeness. I knew British stereotypes hadn’t gone away since my beloved Austin Powers emerged, re-emerged, and re-re-emerged, but I didn’t expect to see stereotypes discussed this uncritically from a newspaper with 150 years of built up […]

Monday, September 16th, 2013 at 09:00 | 0 comments
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For those of you interested in the ongoing controversy surrounding the N-word, here is the latest in New York news on the topic in an article published in The Wall Street Journal titled, “NY case puts N-word use among blacks on trial.”

Friday, September 13th, 2013 at 09:00 | 0 comments
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At a birthday party this weekend, something small but interesting happened that prompted me out of my month long laps in posts (due mostly to vacation- Hooray!). Before I went to bed that night I thought of the topic for Monday’s post on gender grouping. As I went to write the post the next morning, […]

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013 at 11:00 | 1 comment
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Dear Kids Club, Thank you for taking excellent care of my children while they were playing there at a birthday party yesterday. Your enthusiastic staff seemed sincerely eager and there were more than enough staff to help the children with their needs. They handled even the most difficult children well and made sure everyone was […]

Monday, September 9th, 2013 at 11:00 | 3 comments
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