Four Must-See Films About Sexual Assault
by Marsha Rakestraw Although the “Stanford rape case” has garnered the most attention lately, the sexual assault of women and…
Let’s Be Women Who Support Women, For Our Daughters’ Sake
by Jessie Huart Sullivan Last year, I became a mom for the first time to a beautiful daughter. I was…
Why We Need to “Degender” Children’s Toys (video)
by Marsha Rakestraw “Toys are far more gendered today than at any point over the 20th century.” In her…
11 Children’s Picture Books That Shatter Gender Stereotypes
by Marsha Rakestraw Just as we like to pretend that we live in a post-racial society, many of us want…
Explore Lack of Media Diversity With the Activity “Where Are the People Like Me?”
Mattel’s Moschino Barbie  is getting all sorts of attention — and not just because of the $150 price or the…
Gracefully Grayson
Books
Orphaned in preschool, Grayson Sender lives with her aunt, uncle, and cousin in Chicago. To the outside world, Grayson is…
For Your Must-Read List: “George”
by Lauren Allison and Marsha Rakestraw In the book “George” (grades 4-6, 240 pgs), George was born a boy, but…
George
Books
George was born a boy, but she knows she is a girl. And when no one is around, she calls…
Max Love Muñecas
Books
In “Max loves Muñecas” (117 pgs) Max visits a doll boutique run by Señor Pepe. Max is fascinated by the…
Welcoming Schools
Websites
Welcoming Schools, which is a project of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, offers lessons, resources, and other tools for educators…
Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress
Books
Morris Micklewhite loves to imagine himself exploring outer space or visiting far off jungles with elephants and tigers. Morris also…
Who Says Women Can’t Be Doctors? The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell
Books
Back in the time when girls “were only supposed to become wives and mothers. Or maybe teachers, or seamstresses,” Elizabeth…