Monthly Archives: October 2011

Disney Masculinity

Written by Lisa Wade; Originally published at Sociological Images. This six-minute video, uploaded to youtube by Sanjay Newton, does a wonderful job of explaining and illustrating the portrayal of masculinity in Disney movies. It’s pretty troubling when laid out so … Continue reading

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Open Thread

So sorry everyone! This completely slipped my mind yesterday! Tweet

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Gratuitous Cute Kid Pic

It’s Thursday–time for another Gratuitous Cute Kid Pic! LIE reader Dianne says of her two cuties: “My two oldest boys, a dynamic duo. I think their baby brother must have been napping, no doubt worn out from leaping tall buildings.” … Continue reading

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They Learned It From Watching You

Written by LaToya/gradmommy; Originally published at CocoaMamas.com My four year old is the only black girl – hell, person – in her preschool. Last year this wasn’t the case, as her brother was there with her. But this year she … Continue reading

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“People Are Nicer to Daddy Because He’s White”

Written by Paula O’Loughlin; Originally published at Heart, Mind, and Seoul Just last month I was on a flight where I was on the receiving end of blatant racism. I have no doubt in my mind that the manner in … Continue reading

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Open Thread

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Gratuitous Cute Kid Pic

It’s Thursday–time for another gratuitous cute kid pic! Here’s reader Patti’s son Mesfin, age 4-and-a-half, crabbing in Connecticut this summer. What a cutie! Got cute kids? Send us a photo at team@loveisntenough.com so we can show them off for you! … Continue reading

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So why DOES my son wear pink shoes?

Written by Liz Rose-Cohen; Originally published at Foreigner in Buckeye Nation [editor's note: This piece references another piece of Liz's published at Kveller.com; We will run that piece at LIE in November.] Earlier this month I learned about the sudden … Continue reading

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LIE Links: Today in Adoption Corruption…

300,000 babies stolen from their parents – and sold for adoption: Haunting BBC documentary exposes 50-year scandal of baby trafficking by the Catholic church in Spain [Daily Mail] Up to 300,000 Spanish babies were stolen from their parents and sold … Continue reading

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Announcements

Petition from the Human Rights Campaign She was a model student and a star athlete – an honest young woman in her final year at a private Christian high school, The Master’s School, in Connecticut. But when school administrators asked … Continue reading

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Back to School and Unintended Messages

By Renee Martin; Originally published at Womanist Musings The kids have been back at school for two weeks now, and the sexism has been ratcheted up a notch yet again. During the summer they largely interact with their father and … Continue reading

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Ask LIE: Princesses have to be pretty, but do they have to be white?

Dear LIE: I am a long time reader of the Love Isn’t Enough blog and recently had a conversation with my daughter at the breakfast table that I need your help on.  First let me give you a bit of … Continue reading

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Open Thread

I’m sorry, y’all. I completely forgot that it was open thread day. Please, go to it! Tweet

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Gratuitous Cute Kid Pic

It’s Thursday–time for another gratuitous cute kid pic! Here’s reader Joanne’s absolute cutie of a daughter J. on her birthday. Got cute kids? (Stop being modest–we know you do!) Send pics to team@loveisntenough.com so we can show them off. Tweet

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Extensions of Us: Sticky Situations and Tricky Confrontations

Written by Angelica Amesquita-Carter; Originally published at Mama C and the Boys My husband, D, our five month old son and I were casually shopping in the produce section of our local grocery store when a very exuberant older woman … Continue reading

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LIE Links: Special Edition on SlutWalk NYC

Editor’s note: This topic is, admittedly, a bit outside our usual scope but I do think it is relevant to both parenting and race, particularly to the parenting of black girls and teenagers. An Open Letter from Black Women to … Continue reading

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LIE Links

The Execution of George Junius Stinney, Jr., Age 14 [Race-Talk] **Trigger Warning for description of execution at the link** “Over 67 years after 14-year-old George Junius Stinney Jr. was put to death by the state of South Carolina, he may … Continue reading

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Are Jewish People a Race?

Written by Jennifer; Originally published at Mixed Race America The question in this blog’s title was one posed to me by one of my student’s after class recently. Actually, the question was more sophisticated. I had been lecturing, in class, … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to People Regarding Touching Chocolate Hair

Written by Rory; Originally published at Chocolate Hair, Vanilla Care Dear People Who Have, or May, Come Into Contact with My Daughter, Thank you so much for your interest in my daughter’s hair. Yes, it is beautiful, we both appreciate … Continue reading

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What If I Raise Children Who Care?

Written by Renee Martin; Originally published at Womanist Musings Every time I write about my kids, a few people will show up to tell me that I am reading too much into things, or that I am destroying their childhood. … Continue reading

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