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These 5 Myths Make Us Think Feminists Are Anti-Family – Here’s the Truth

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Have you ever gotten the impression that being a feminist is incompatible with having a family? Ever since the emergence of the feminist movement, feminists have been painted as anti-family. This view is regularly reinforced by a lot of tired stereotypes and mistaken beliefs. Here are the facts showing that feminism and family are far from incompatible.

What Raising Our Daughters Can Teach Us About Fighting Rape Culture

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(Content Warning: Rape) You may have heard horrific stories about rape and victim-blaming. Maybe one of those stories is yours. With how often rape happens, what does it mean to raise children and hope for their safety? In this chilling spoken word piece, Elizabeth Acevedo explores how she would raise her daughter, showing exactly why it’s so important to fight rape culture.

What Not to Say (And What to Say Instead) to Women Who Don’t Want Children

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Do you know a woman who doesn’t want to have children? People tend to have lots of opinions and questions about us. This comic has what you need to know about how those thoughts might be based on sexist assumptions and dehumanizing stereotypes – and why it helps all of us to trust people to know what’s best for themselves, rather than judging or criticizing them.

‘I’m Single Parenting Tonight, Too’ and 7 Other Things That Aren’t Helpful to Say to Actual Single Parents

‘I’m Single Parenting Tonight, Too’ and 7 Other Things That Aren’t Helpful to Say to Actual Single Parents

Do you know any single parents? Then you should know what’s hurtful and helpful to say to them. This mom has learned a lot about the judgments thrown at single parents, including well-intended words that cause harm. Find out what not to say to a single parent, and get ideas for how to offer support. Let’s help break the isolation and stigma single parents face.

The Most Popular Children’s Toys Set Our Girls Back in These Ridiculous Ways

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What did you learn from your toys when you were a child? The answer may depend on whether you were raised as a boy or a girl. For a clear picture of the absurd differences between what society expects of men and of women, look no further than this comic. Here’s what everyone should realize about how we empower boys and disempower girls – and why we need to stop.

Eating Disorders and Parenthood: Breaking the Cycle

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Who comes to mind when you think of eating disorders? Eating disorders don’t discriminate, but myths about them leave many people out – including mothers. Read one mom’s story of post-partum depression and a pressured post-pregnancy diet that led to an eating disorder. There’s no sure way to prevent an eating disorder, but we can learn from her recovery and parenting precautions.