How to Raise a Boy in 1979: Navigating love, gender, and punk music in “20th Century Women”

Unlike Mills’s other boy-meets-girl, girl-somehow-saves-boy plots, the women are the backbone of this film. 

Talking With Kids About Open Relationships: Margaret Jacobsen Walks Us Through Being Honest and Open

Margaret Jacobsen writes beautifully on a bunch of different difficult topics. Read more »

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... Read more »

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 »

The Kids Are Not All Right: Ideas for How Our Next President Should Fix Our Screwed Up Childcare System

Childcare is a reproductive justice issue. Right now, it's not affordable for many Americans.  Read more »

Bumped Off: What Will It Take to Destigmatize Teen Motherhood?

When I returned to school, my guidance counselor refused to help me apply for college. Her assumption was that because, statistically, girls like me are less likely to graduate high school, it would be a waste of her time.  Read more »

Ask Bear: I'm a Queer Femme Woman—Can I Call Myself "Papa"?

A queer parenting conundrum.  Read more »

Egged On: The commodified altruism of the assisted-reproduction industry

Paid egg donation is often framed as a miraculous, even selfless, act when in reality it is a big business that hinges on well-oiled marketing and recruitment practices. Read more »

Ain’t I A Mommy: Why are so few motherhood memoirs penned by women of color?

The absence of Black mommy memoirs reflects the lack of mainstream Black women's stories about motherhood in general.  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 »

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What I Learned About Gender and Power from Sailor Moon

My life began in 1995 — the year I turned eight and became a divorced kid.    Read more »