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For Your Must-Read List: ‘Redefining Girly’

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on April 7, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

Based on her own experiences with her children, Melissa Atkins Wardy’s book “Redefining Girly: How Parents Can Fight the Stereotyping and Sexualizing of Girlhood, from Birth to Tween” (Chicago Review Press, 2014) delivers vital, realistic,… More

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Redefining Girly: How Parents Can Fight the Stereotyping and Sexualizing of Girlhood, from Birth to Tween

by Melissa Atkins Wardy

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on March 10, 2014 | Filed under Activism, Books, Consumerism, Health, Media & Culture, Media Literacy, Parenting, Resources

Based on her own experiences with her children, Melissa Atkins Wardy’s book delivers vital, realistic, actionable tips and ideas for helping parents navigate the challenges of raising a healthy, confident girl in today’s stereotyped and… More

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Solutionary Spotlight: Taking Back Halloween Costumes for Women and Girls

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on October 31, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

Every year as the consumerism machine cranks out more stuff in anticipation of Halloween, the blogosphere and selected news outlets discuss the growing paucity of costumes for women (and younger and younger girls) that aren’t… More

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Humane Education Activity: Judge Not, Lest Ye Be Judged

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on September 26, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

How do our own stereotypes and judgments limit our openness and receptivity to others? Especially at the beginning of the school year, as students meet new fellow-students, teachers, and others in the school community, it’s… More

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Humane Educator’s Toolbox: Breaking the Silence of Men About Gender Violence

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on May 31, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

How does the focus of our society go so quickly from “John beat Mary” to “Mary is a battered woman”, with John nowhere in the picture? Why do we ask questions about the victims of… More

Humane Educator’s Toolbox: Representations of Gender in Advertising (video)

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on May 10, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

It’s common to see ads depicting women wearing little or nothing, posed in ways that are provocative, submissive, objectified, or even the subject of violence. In fact, it’s so common that many of us may… More

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Web Spotlight: Understanding Prejudice

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 1 Comment | Published on April 12, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

As much as we want to believe otherwise, prejudice is still a significant element of society. And many of us who would claim to be completely unprejudiced have biases that we may not even be… More

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Social Justice & Education Conferences Seek Proposals

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on April 9, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

Education conferences offer a terrific opportunity to connect with other teachers passionate about the power of education as a key to positive social change and to nurturing solutionaries. Conferences also give humane educators a chance… More

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9 Tips for Selecting Anti-Bias Children’s Books

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on March 8, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

Stories are a powerful tool. They teach us about the world and ourselves; they influence our values; and they help shape our worldview. With children’s books, we’re usually looking for a good story to share… More

Hooray for the Decline in Sexist Language

Written by Zoe Weil | No Comments | Published on November 19, 2012 | Filed under Humane Connection

Image courtesy Antony Pranata via Creative Commons. For thirty years I’ve been committed to both using and promoting nonsexist language in writing and speaking. I was criticized for using “he or she” on my papers… More