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Kids’ Clothes: Drowning in Pink and Blue

Why is there such a rigid dividing line between boys’ and girls’ clothing? This was a question posed to a panel of guests in a Google Hangout held Sunday night. As one of the panelists, I made reference to these two shirts which I saw when browsing the Old Navy Canada website. They are both…

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Boys and the Need for Lessons on Empathy

I posted an article on Facebook recently that talked about the disdain among many boys for films and stories that feature female protagonists. That article included this passage: “This incessant drive to cater to the power fantasies of young boys may give them self-esteem, but it denies them something equally important…Empathy…The ability to empathize with…

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Roundup of Recent Reading

I’ve come across some interesting articles on social media recently and thought I’d share a roundup here. Proud Dad of Two Geek Girls Talks of…Boys and Princesses. This passages sums up the point of the article: “The ability to empathize with people different from ourselves is one of the most powerful gifts that stories can…