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Let’s Be Women Who Support Women, For Our Daughters’ Sake

Written by Jessie Huart Sullivan | 1 Comment | Published on June 16, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Jessie Huart Sullivan Last year, I became a mom for the first time to a beautiful daughter. I was recently asked in an IHE interview what scares me most about raising a child for… More

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4 Videos for Introducing Privilege

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on April 11, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw When I was in school, we never talked about privilege. I think the first time it was addressed in a class was my studies in humane education — after 2.5 bachelor’s degrees… More

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Why We Need to “Degender” Children’s Toys (video)

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on March 19, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

  by Marsha Rakestraw “Toys are far more gendered today than at any point over the 20th century.” In her TEDx talk, “Beyond the Blue and Pink Toy Divide,” sociologist Dr. Elizabeth Sweet highlights the… More

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Tips for Selecting Anti-Bias Children’s Books

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 2 Comments | Published on February 27, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw 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… More

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Teach Tolerance with the Activity “Judge Not”

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on November 16, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

In the wake of more mass murders in Paris, Beirut, and beyond, there are calls for retaliation, for closing borders, for blaming immigrants, Islam as a whole, and more. When we are angry and terrified… More

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5 Minute Changemaker: Language Matters

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on July 9, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw We can kill two birds with one stone. The dog wagged its tail. I’m feeling crazy. That movie was so lame. That’s so gay. Our everyday language is filled with messages, framing,… More

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Who Says Women Can’t Be Doctors? The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell

by Tanya Lee Stone

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on November 11, 2014 | Filed under Books, Children's Books, Education, Elementary, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History

Back in the time when girls “were only supposed to become wives and mothers. Or maybe teachers, or seamstresses,” Elizabeth Blackwell didn’t always want to be a doctor; but when she decided to become the… More

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Grace for President

by Kelly DiPucchio

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on September 30, 2014 | Filed under Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Education, Elementary, Language Arts, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History

When Grace discovers that there has never been a woman president, she decides she’s going to run when she grows up. Grace’s teacher thinks it’s a great idea and launches an election for school president…. More

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9 Videos for Exploring Gender Stereotypes and Gender Roles

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on June 30, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

Messages about what it means to be masculine or feminine, a man or a woman, a boy or a girl saturate our culture, from media and marketing, to the people we’re around growing up, to… More

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Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on May 11, 2014 | Filed under Activism, Books, Education, Health, Human Rights, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History

Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn’s book “Half the Sky” explores perhaps the most pervasive human rights violation of our time: the horrific abuse of women and girls, primarily in developing countries. It is easy in… More