“Leave it to feminazis to turn this into a ‘feminist’ issue.” MRAs have claimed the circumcision debate (intactivism). Is this about human rights or an excuse to terrorize women?
While we strive to teach children so they become responsible adults, too often we teach them to not trust themselves. And then we wonder why there are so many “broken children, living in grown bodies, mimicking adult lives.”
When this author became pregnant, he got all kinds of insensitive questions – and many people didn’t realize they were being hurtful. Here’s what you should avoid asking a pregnant trans person.
“You’re not allowed to say no.” You’d never want your child to feel like this author did – but her parents didn’t mean to make her feel this way either. These are important lessons on our cultural missteps in teaching consent.
Have you ever known a child who was labeled a “bad kid”? It’s a damaging label – and this author saw it happen to a child on day two of kindergarten. Here’s why we need shift the common idea that some kids are just bad.
“At least it’s not…” The grief of infertility is hard to grasp – and this author has gotten many well-meaning responses that really hurt. Here’s her touching take on what it’s like to struggle with this loss.
Many of us send messages that hurt children’s ability to recognize and communicate about when their personal boundaries are violated. Here are some practical, everyday ways to change that.
Research shows that we’ve got to change the tone of the conversations we’re having about teen parenthood. Here’s how you can support young families.
“#2: Children being flaunted as status symbols.” Do you respect your children’s human rights? Adultism can lead us to grossly overlook them, whether we mean to or not – here are some examples.
“Love isn’t enough.” White parents adopting black children need to recognize the challenges and needs of black childhood. Here’s what you should know.