Monthly Archives: March 2010

Return of the Babysitters

  Say Hello To Your Future: Could The Baby-Sitters Club Inspire Young Girls To Create Their Own Jobs? By Hortense,, March 20, 2010 When I was in 4th grade, my friends and I shared an obsession with the Baby-Sitters … Continue reading

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What does Tolkien offer to women?

The sorority of the Ring By Cath Elliott, The Guardian March 17, 2010 How can I be a feminist and a The Lord of the Rings geek? Because Tolkien has more to offer women than critics may think. I know … Continue reading

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“Keeping women happy” in 1943

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What “all thoughtful women realize”

Found by Susan 🙂

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Settling for Mr. Not-Half-Bad: A 1930s Lori Gottlieb

How I Made My Marriage Happy: A Woman’s Personal Story Few of Us Find Everything We Want in Marriage, But One May Make the Most of What One Gets From Physical Culture magazine, 1930 HOW often have you remarked, as … Continue reading

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Princess to the Rescue!

Are the New Disney Princesses Feminists? By Lisa Wade,, January 13, 2010 In an ad for Disney Princess bikes, two girls save the stranded prince (a teddy bear) and then go off to have “another adventure.” It concludes, “With … Continue reading

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Jo, Anne… Bella? Oh dear.

Twilight girls learn to give it all up for love  Jordan Baker, Sydney Morning Herald, November 19, 2009  When I was growing up, my literary heroine was Josephine March from Little Women. Jo was a lanky tomboy with no interest … Continue reading

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The Case of the Many Nancys

Nancy Drew’s Granddaughters By Jan Hoffman, New York Times, July 17, 2009 WHO was your Nancy Drew? “She was a team leader,” said Susan Silbermann, 47, who, as a Baltimore tween, painstakingly collected the series about the Girl Sleuth and … Continue reading

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Gilbert Blythe: young and cannot properly flirt

The Ballad of Anne and Gilbert By Diana Peterfreund, April 23, 2009 I was in a pretty strange mood yesterday (anyone who follows my Twitter feed can back me up on that one). And I was chatting with Justine about … Continue reading

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Attack of the Rich Kid Book

Where, Oh Where Is Superfudge? By Rachel Shukert,, February 4, 2008    Let me begin with a small disclaimer: it is not my intention to make anybody feel old, least of all myself. Although I already feel old; recently … Continue reading

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