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Quoted: Tough titty–on feminist mothering and the breast feeding doll

The Crunk Feminist Collective has a thoughtful post up about breast feeding and feminism. The piece also touches on the messages we send young girls about mothering. Dolls and doll-play have been a long-standing point of entry into discussions about … Continue reading

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White girls can use microscopes if they’re pink

written by Love Isn’t Enough contributor Renee; originally published at Womanist Musings Isn’t it wonderful everyone? Now girls can be into science too and we know this because everything is a wonderful shade of pink. Yep, pink just screams girl. … Continue reading

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Costco and the Lil’ Monkey doll

written by Anti-Racist Parent contributor Renee; originally published at Womanist Musings Who wouldn’t want to buy a Black doll named little monkey for their little girl?  What better way to reinforce the idea that people of colour are less than, … Continue reading

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Ann Ducille on “ethnic” Barbies

Crossposted from Sociological Images:Seeing is Believing Ann DuCille, in her book Skin Trade, takes two issues with “ethnic” Barbies.  First, she takes issue with the fact that “ethnic” Barbies are made from the same mold as “real” Barbies (though sometimes … Continue reading

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Seeing pink

by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Jason Sperber Before my daughter was born, I knew what kind of father I wanted to be for her. My babygrrl was going to be raised to be a fierce, strong woman of color. I was … Continue reading

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Having a multicultural doll ghetto is not enough

by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Dawn Friedman Recently I wrote on my blog about trying to find an African American Polly Pocket for my 3-year old daughter. My efforts were only slightly successful – I did find a brown-skinned Polly, kind … Continue reading

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Ask ARP: What should I do about my daughter thinking that “white babies are better?”

Dear Anti-Racist Parent, First, thank you for the resources you provide and facilitate the provision of – I have very much appreciated reading the columnists and discussions on your site. Second, I’m very much hoping you and those who frequent … Continue reading

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Oh, the wonderful world of toddler picture books and more . . .

by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Tereza Topferova Part I: My Many Colored Days I took my son to a thrift store last month and bought a few toys, including a pink stroller and a black doll, and books. When we got … Continue reading

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Santa’s Got a Brand-New Multi-Culti Bag

by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Jason Sperber, originally published at Rice Daddies

I’ve always been that friend or relative that you either love or absolutely hate around gift-giving time: I like to give books and “educational” stuff. Of course, that also means that I love to get those kind of presents too, and I hope The Pumpkin picks up that tendency from me. Here’s a list of all the multi-culti and/or educational presents my toddlergirl received this Christmas (and no, they weren’t all from me!):

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