April 3, 2019

Equal Pay Day is meant to draw attention to the glaring gender pay gap. The date symbolizes the day women start to earn, whereas men have already earned their wages since January 1 of the same year. The gap widens for women of color. Sharing this information with our children not only raises awareness for what is happening now, it also ushers in a new generation of young adults who will be unwilling to accept anything less than equality.

xoKim

February 23, 2019

I always wait until the end to write the beginning because I am never sure how this will evolve. This week the common thread was overwhelmingly representation. In art, film, politics, in the National Guard, and even for the environment; Representation Matters. The bad news in feminism this week (at least in this blog) revolves around the world of art and the lack of female representation. As I was researching for the bad news section I ran across the Guerrilla Girls - my new favorite thing. They call themselves the "conscience of the art world" and have traveled the world since 1985 bringing attention to gender injustice in art. This group of women wears guerrilla masks wher...

February 16, 2019

This week we discover that feminism is having an identity crisis, some Brits show us how things are done, periods get some love, Nancy Pelosi pins a gold star on moms, and a transgender-reveal party fills me (and hopefully you) with hope and happiness. 

Bad news in feminism:

Two recent studies have concluded that as much as 80% of young women in the US and Britain are declining to identify as feminists. It seems as though the old (I'm talking very old here, like 100 years old) stereotypes of feminism are rearing their ugly head once again and bringing to mind outdated and radical images of man-hating lesbians who won't wear lipstick or something ridiculous like that. The...

February 9, 2019

This week for #FeministFriday Bad Week/Good Week we have a special edition to honor Black History Month. I found no shortage of stories to pick from. We discuss blatant racism against a child and racial inequities faced by black women in America in healthcare and beyond. But on the positive end we have women young and old and everything in between; artists, an unlikely early rock star, a democratic voice, a trailblazing athlete, a little (neuro)scientist, and a Girl Scout cookie rap. Oh my! So here we go...

Bad news in feminism:

Camille Sturdivant was on the dance team at her high school in Kansas for her sophomore, junior, and senior years. During this time she...

February 1, 2019

Welcome back to #FeministFriday Bad Week/Good Week! Though it wasn't intended, we start and end with Betsy DeVos. Oddly, she made it into both the bad news and the good news section, but not quite like it sounds. We also have some bad news for women who breastfeed at work. A few bad apples in general, with the worm going to one woman in particular (I wonder who that might be, she says sarcastically). I am happy to report that we also have some men who are working toward equality and a better world for all of us and, as always, some rockin women who are providing platforms and making their voices heard!

Bad news in feminism:

Our Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, continues to be b...

January 26, 2019

A couple of weeks ago I did an online interview for a local parent's group where I was asked how I would recommend extending the conversation of my book, F is for Feminist, at home. My answer was simple: TALK.  F is for Feminist is a great start to the conversation but it is also a perfect jumping-off point to talk about real life. This got me thinking. I pay a lot of attention to the news and what is going on with women and girls in the world and I would like to share that with you so that you might share it with the young ones in your life. When my kids were younger (they are teenagers now) we used to play a game at the dinner table every night that we called, "Bad Day/Good Day...