The overwhelming support of a Kickstarter campaign for Princess Awesome, a company focused on making dresses for girls with gender-neutral designs, shows how many are tired of standard patterns for girl's clothes.
Don't hate the princess, hate the game. One mom goes deep undercover into princess territory to find ways to develop tips to help empower young girls to know what's behind their favorite fictional royalty.
A video featuring little girls standing up to discrimination with some strong words has gone viral. While the message is clear, the aim of the video is not as much. Is the company that produced the video selling equality, or t-shirts?
As moms and teen girls are bombarded with tips for how to look ready for summer, one mom shares the only beauty tips you will ever need. Hint: No self-tanner, waxing, crunches, or even lip gloss required.
Boko Haram's kidnapping of 200 Nigerian schoolgirls has cast a spotlight on kidnapping and human trafficking, which is not just an international issue, but one that touches the US as well. How can you identify and help victims?
Two recent editorials in New York magazine and Slate push back against parents dissing princess culture trends for little girls. But the problem isn't parents saying 'OK' to princesses, the problem is marketers giving them no other choice.
"Is my son gifted?" "Is my daughter overweight?" are among the questions parents are typing into Google. And despite their good intentions to learn more about their kids, parents' searches are showing clear gender biases.
Holiday Gifts: One mother laments that cowgirl and pirate costumes for girls are virtually non-existent, while another finds proof that real cowboys do wear pink.
Anti-princess marketing campaigns have earned a lot of public good will as two resoundingly anti-princess themed ads have gone viral in the last few days. However, in the case of one ad for GoldiBlox, the product doesn't quite meet the anti-princess promise.
Lululemon Athletica founder issued an apology to workers for fallout from his putting his foot in his mouth on Bloomberg TV this month. However, his comment that women whose thighs rub together "don't work" for Lululemon pants damages more than the company's reputation.
Sexy Halloween costumes for little girls prompt big-time outrage, but when critics call out dolls for being too sexualized, people rush to defend them. What's the difference?
Mom Kimberly Hall's open letter to teen girls – placing responsibility for her teen boys' sexual desires on provocative teen girls – is off the mark, but it does provide a good starting point for discussion about self-sexualization, body image, and our toxic culture.
Stride Rite is a popular kids' shoe store that garners online scorn for advertising campaigns that offer girls and boys stereotypical products and shopping experiences.
The world's first sight of the royal baby wasn't cute enough for some Internet commenters who instead criticized Kate Middleton's postpartum body.
The tooth fairy is one of the least commercialized family traditions. Now 'The Real Tooth Faires LLC' brings what one expert calls "an amalgam of the worst trends in the toy industry ... every known money-making ploy in a pseudo-sweet ambiance ... full of gender stereotyping and sexualization.'
Boys' products are blue or red with cars or trucks and girls' toys are pink or purple with hearts, one mom has noticed. Why can't certain toys be for both genders?
Disney's latest misstep — turning Merida, its most real-life heroine from "Brave," into a doe-eyed, thin-armed princess — drew ire across the Internet. Disney's much-anticipated response to the outrage was disappointing.
The Steubenville rape trial ended Sunday with two guilty perpetrators, but that's not the whole story. Many other boys stood by, doing nothing. How can we teach our boys that the latter is also shameful?
There are five essentials that will help preschoolers become media literate, says Modern Parenthood guest blogger Rebecca Hains, a children's media culture expert at Salem State University, in Salem, Mass.
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