Popaganda: Raising Feminist Kids

This episode features guidance on talking to kids about all kinds of complicated issues. Writer and photographer Margaret Jacobsen explains how she speaks frankly with her kids about pretty much everything, including her open relationship. Everyone is Gay co-founder Kristin Russo shares ideas for discussing queer identities with kids of all ages. A dozen Popaganda listeners call in with stories of one thing they each do to help raise a future generation of feminists. Oh, and host Sarah Mirk phones her parents.  

Talking to Your Kids About Trump: Don't Sugar-Coat His Bigotry, They Need to Know the Word "Racist"

While we teach him about things like racism and sexism, we also teach him about empathy, compassion, and consent. Read more »

BitchTapes: Songs for Babes

A new baby mixtape that even grown folks can get behind. Read more »

Ask Bear: My Kids Are Now Adults—But They Still Don't Get Along

Advice columnist S. Bear Bergman fields a question about frustrating family dynamics.  Read more »

The Baby Poop Overshare: Q&A with the Author of STFU Parents

If you've ever scanned your Facebook feed and wondered what possessed your old college suitemate to post a full-color photo of her fresh, glistening placenta, well, Blair Koenig feels your pain. We interview Koenig about her popular blog ... Read more »

What Happens When Your Son Falls in Love with a "Girly" Book Series?

It doesn't take a skilled gender detective to deduce the target audience of the Rainbow Magic books for early readers. These wildly popular books feature covers that literally sparkle, covered in lithe fairies ... Read more »

Backlot Bitch: In Defense of "Wreck-It Ralph"

  There are movies you see once and you never want to see again. Other movies require multiple viewings in order to pick up on the subtext and subtitles. And then there are the enjoyable enough movies to leave on the TV over and over again just because they're fun. Wreck-It Ralph is one... Read more »

School's Out: Of Sexts and Sex Textbooks

What do you think? Is it more important to adhere to laws that draw the age of minority at 18 for the protection of young people? Or to allow people under the age of 18 to participate in research about their own sexual health that concerns the erotic materials that they access and make? Read more »

School's Out: Giving Our Schools Some Homework

I just read an article in the most recent Curve magazine issue (which was themed around the concept of lesbian families) called "Back to School: How to Choose an LGBT-positive school for your child." This article was mostly written... Read more »

School's Out: Family Matters: Lessons from Reconciling Radical Politics with Not-So-Radical Loved Ones

This post is about exclusion and the ethics of disagreement. Not exclusion by a dominant society of marginalized populations, but rather the selective practices of alliance and exclusion in anti-oppressive political circles. The theme I want to use to think through these questions is one of... Read more »

School's Out: What *Does* a Feminist Look Like? Teaching Boys About Feminism

My position right now is that it's crucial that as we work to produce ourselves and others as people with critical consciousness—especially in schools, and not just in Women's and Gender Studies classes—and that a feminist consciousness is a vital part of that for people of all genders and sexes.... Read more »

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House Proud : The troubling rise of stay-at-home daughters

“Daughters aren’t to be independent. They’re not to act outside the scope 
of their father. As long as they’re under the authority of their...

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