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Entries by Soraya Chemaly from 10/2011

Why You Should Take Your Teenager on a SlutWalk

| Posted 10.01.2011 | Fifty

If going on a SlutWalk is what it takes to expose my children to women and men who are thinking about double standards and marching for equality, then I'll go in six-inch heels.

National Let Your Boy Be a Girl Day

| Posted 10.06.2011 | Parents

Let's have a new holiday -- National Let Your Boy Be a Girl Day -- that lets boys be, well, girls for a day. Because every other day of the year they have to make sure they are not girls.

Mitt's Stimulating Package

| Posted 10.18.2011 | Media

The concern that really keeps me up at night? How Sarah Palin's "boobgate" and Hillary Clinton's cleavage are "distracting" to other politicians, who must all be men, since as far I know, breasts don't distract the majority of women.

Is Smurfette Giving It Away? What the Smurfette Principle Teaches Your Kids About Girls

| Posted 10.19.2011 | Parents

My involvement in Smurfland is limited to checking in now and then to make sure, when my kids are in school, that the plants get watered and don't die. 'Til I heard the question, "Mom, can I buy Smurfette?"

Street Harassment is Everywhere; What do We Tell Our Daughters?

| Posted 10.29.2011 | Women

Here are three things to think about before we continue to tell our daughters to ignore a lifetime of "cat" calls, sexually explicit comments and sexist remarks.