9 Resources for Teaching About Unconscious Bias
by Marsha Rakestraw We all have biases. We’ve heard many times that those biases are an evolutionary adaptation that helped…
5 Must-See Films About Masculinity
by Marsha Rakestraw “Strength is about adapting to change, not about retreating from it and lashing back with violence out…
India’s Daughter
Videos/Movies
by Leslee Udwin 2012 63 min Twenty-three-year-old medical student Jyoti Singh was on her way home after watching a movie.…
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…
4 Videos for Introducing Privilege
by Marsha Rakestraw When I was in school, we never talked about privilege. I think the first time it 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 TEDx…
Tips for Selecting Anti-Bias Children’s Books
by Marsha Rakestraw Stories are a powerful tool. They teach us about the world and ourselves; they influence our values;…
Teach Tolerance with the Activity “Judge Not”
by Marsha Rakestraw In the wake of more mass murders in Paris, Beirut, and beyond, there are calls for retaliation,…
5 Minute Changemaker: Language Matters
by Marsha Rakestraw We can kill two birds with one stone. The dog wagged its tail. I’m feeling crazy. That…
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…
Grace for President
Books
When Grace discovers that there has never been a woman president, she decides she’s going to run when she grows…
9 Videos for Exploring Gender Stereotypes and Gender Roles
by Marsha Rakestraw Messages about what it means to be masculine or feminine, a man or a woman, a boy…