When Sonia Smith-Kang moved to California in the 1980s, it was at “the height of The Valley Girl,” she says. All around her, she saw blue eyes and feathered blonde hair.
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Nefertiti Austin is the single mother of two children she adopted from the foster care system. Her memoir, “Motherhood So White: A Memoir of Race, Gender, and Parenting in America,” comes out in September.
In the latest episode of Rick & Morty alternative The Simpsons, guest star Alison Bechdel describes her famous Bechdel test for films: Do two female characters have at least one conversation that's not about a man? Marge immediately brings up Homer, provoking Bechdel's FAIL animation, shown here in handy exploitable form.
The parents I come across want to raise children who'll fight injustice. They take their kids to rallies. They start talking about race, gender, sexual orientation and physical ability early and often. They introduce books that explore the fight for equality. And kids do get it -- they have a remarkable concern for fairness and capacity for critical thinking.
Dear Lifehacker, One of my favourite animated movies growing up was Disney's Dumbo. My daughter just turned four and I want her to have the same magical experience watching it that I did. However, as an adult, I'm not entirely comfortable with the somewhat racist depiction of the anthropomorphised crows. Do you think I'm overacting, or should I censor this type of stuff from an impressionable child?